A married couple is led to believe that they have found their badly decomposed dead son in a car on the roof of a Wall Street building. However, further investigation reveals that the victim is one of the boy's college classmates.


David Jackson


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





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Chad Todhunter ... Reuben Lewis
Helen Slater ... Elizabeth Harris
Maite Schwartz ... Allison
Stephanie Venditto ... Sally Anderson
Sydney Park ... Ellie Danville
Thomas Calabro ... Charles Harris
Paul James Jordan ... Craig Anderson (as Paul James)


When a badly decomposed body found is an abandoned car on a rooftop, Mac and his team must go up against a killer who is using the parents of his victims to manipulate crime scenes. Written by CBS Publicity

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Sally Anderson: I wasn't a perfect mom, but... I tried my best.
Det. Don Flack: Well, your best must have been pretty damn good. I heard Craig was at the top of his class.
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A Shocker With Interesting Twists
21 December 2011 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This one's a shocker in that a victim is shown inside a classic car which is parked on the roof of an abandoned high-rise. The victim has been there an undetermined length of time and has decomposed so badly that it's grisly. It's bad even for the CSI team, which has seen about everything.

It gets even more gross when the MEs try to determine who he is and his limbs are just falling off like those from a roasted chicken.

That's only the beginning to this bizarre story as the people who discovered the dead body were supposedly his parents. They had been given an anonymous "tip" by some sicko using a disposable phone to go to that building and do certain things.

When CSI discovers that is not the parent's son, another dead body shows up to further complicate matters. Once again, the mother had received another call with another set of instructions. This time, she's almost killed.

As you can see, this is a very interesting story with a lot of twists and turns.....and a lot of memorable (albeit gross) visual memories.

The mom is played by Helen Slater, who played "Supergirl" back in 1984.

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29 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital



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16:9 HD
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