CSI: NY (2004–2013)
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Damned If You Do 

A mother identifies her son as the attacker in a brutal assault that left her seriously injured and her husband dead. But later she recants her positive identification, and another unrelated person confesses to the crime.


Christine Moore


Anthony E. Zuiker (created by), Ann Donahue (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode credited cast:
Gary Sinise ... Mac Taylor
Sela Ward ... Jo Danville
Carmine Giovinazzo ... Danny Messer
Anna Belknap ... Lindsay Monroe
Robert Joy ... Sid Hammerback
A.J. Buckley ... Adam Ross
Hill Harper ... Sheldon Hawkes
Eddie Cahill ... Don Flack
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chad Michael Collins ... Officer Giles
Stacy Edwards ... Grace Travers
Marcos A. Ferraez ... Manny Ravrara (as Marcos De La Cruz)
Jonathan Goldstein Jonathan Goldstein ... Steven Benson
Brian Guest ... Paul Benson
Taylor Handley ... Billy Travers
Derek Hedlund ... FDNY Paramedic


When a married couple is found beaten in their home, a mother identifies her son as the killer and the CSIs believe they have their suspect, but all is not what it seems when another witness comes forward. Written by CBS Publicity

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Release Date:

8 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Sid says the damage is mostly to the "front left temporal lobe," which Mac then says controls "language, speech, memory, [Sid: among other things." The frontal and temporal lobes both have a great deal to do with speech and language, but they are two distinct areas of the brain. In addition, the MRI image shows only the frontal lobe, not the "front left" part of the temporal lobe. Mac then say that the victim understood him and says that the same part of the brain is involved in comprehension. Sid agrees. Although many neural circuits overlap in language areas, language comprehension is generally believed to occur in the temporal lob, whereas language is generally believed to occur in the frontal lobe. These are not the same areas. See more »


Jo Danville: [to Billy] So from about 8:00 to 11:00, I'm just supposed to take your word for it that you were in your room? And the only person who can account for your whereabouts earlier that day is your girlfriend
[starts writing something down]
Billy Travers: What are you doing?
Jo Danville: Math, because you're not man enough to admit what you did. Now I gotta do math. I hate math. Half hour by train to get to your parents' place. Twenty-five minutes to stand outside and build the courage to kill them. Another 40 minutes inside to ...
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References Risky Business (1983) See more »


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Not Always What It First Seems
21 December 2011 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Did the son kill his father (and almost his mother, at the same time)? Was he the one who bludgeoned these people in their bed? From the hospital, the mother indicates to "Mac Taylor" that he did, and the kid acts like a punk in the opening scene, so Mac and the team try to prove it.

Unfortunately, as things unwind, there is more and more doubt that the obvious suspect is guilty. If not, who is?

It turns out to be a decent episode but nothing that memorable, to be honest. As in most CSI stories, you can't judge what you first see or hear.

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