The fifth season of CSI: NY originally aired on CBS between September 2008 and May 2009. It consisted of 25 episodes. Its regular time slot continued on Wednesdays at 10pm/9c. The premiere, "Veritas", concluded the story from the previous season's cliffhanger finale, "Hostage".
CSI: NY The Fifth Season was released on DVD in the U.S. on September 29, 2009.
A. J. Buckley
See also: Minor characters in CSI: NY
Original air date
David Von Ancken
Zachary Reiter & Pam Veasey
September 24, 2008 (2008-09-24)
Picking up where the season 4 finale left off, the team is investigating the death of a woman named Lauren Salinas who is linked to the bank robbery. She is a friend of Flack's sister Samantha. Also, Mac has escaped from the robber who gave his name as Joe, but the bodies are still piling up. So the team must quickly find Joe before he is able to get away.
Frederick E.O. Toye
October 1, 2008 (2008-10-01)
An urgent search for the cause of a series of deaths by radiation poisoning may ultimately lead to a very deadly volume in the New York City Library.
Matt Earl Beesley
Gary Sinise & Jeremy Littman
October 8, 2008 (2008-10-08)
When an Air Marshal turns up dead on a flight on which Mac is a passenger, the victim turns out to be a fake. The real Marshal was killed earlier and his ID stolen. Meanwhile, Stella prepares for a baseball game during which the CSI team will play a team of firefighters; one with whom she is very friendly.
The Who reference: Mac uses the expression "the song is over" to let the perpetrator know that he has found out the truth about the murder.
"Sex, Lies and Silicone"
October 22, 2008 (2008-10-22)
The team investigates the puzzling death of a woman named Ann Steele. To solve the case, the team must look for a life-size silicone doll. When the team is in the factory that makes them, Flack prompts some amusement.
"The Cost of Living"
October 29, 2008 (2008-10-29)
While the CSIs investigate the death of a famed archaeologist, Stella's life is threatened over the archaeologist's possible discovery of a rare ancient Greek coin.
November 5, 2008 (2008-11-05)
Three drug dealers set to stand trial are found dead in separate places. They were all trying to get rid of a witness to their crime, but it looks like someone got them first.
Pam Veasey & Daniele Nathanson
November 12, 2008 (2008-11-12)
The team finds more than just a house floating up the river; they also find a group telling secrets that could be deadly.
"My Name Is Mac Taylor"
November 19, 2008 (2008-11-19)
For the 100th episode, a series of murders are linked by the fact that all the victims are named "Mac Taylor". The New York team struggle against time in order to hunt down this killer before the worst happens.
Peter M. Lenkov & Bill Haynes
November 26, 2008 (2008-11-26)
When an unidentified body is found inside a crushed car, the team must extract the bones to identify the victim and find the killer. Lindsay reveals to Danny that she is pregnant.
Jeff T. Thomas
December 10, 2008 (2008-12-10)
When an armored truck is robbed and a guard killed, the team finds themselves hampered by a strange energy field that appeared at the time of the incident. Danny pops the question to Lindsay as they continue to explore the future of their relationship.
Peter M. Lenkov & Jill Abbinanti
December 17, 2008 (2008-12-17)
A murder happens during a strange Christmas dinner involving "mouse brains" and "cod liver oil" and a girl so tired of being lonely goes to great lengths in order to be with somebody on the Christmas day.
David M. Barrett
January 14, 2009 (2009-01-14)
A woman is found dead at a wedding dress sale. The team discovers evidence on her that may connect to the rape and murder of a subway performer found dead in her bathtub. Hawkes and Mac clash over a case involving a serial rapist.
"Rush to Judgement"
January 21, 2009 (2009-01-21)
After finding various body parts scattered around the city, the CSIs discover they belong to a tough, but successful wrestling coach at a prestigious NYC High School. The case takes a dramatic turn when Mac and his team mine the coach's computer and discover he emailed a provocative photo of a twelve-year old boy to students on his wrestling team. Flack is suspended by IAB.
"She's Not There"
John Dove & Pam Veasey
February 11, 2009 (2009-02-11)
Two separate cases become one when a man turns up dead and a young woman is missing. They turn out to be connected to a sex-slave-trafficking ring in the city. Flack is back on duty after being cleared.
"The Party's Over"
February 18, 2009 (2009-02-18)
Stella's date is interrupted when the body of the deputy mayor falls from the ceiling at a charity fundraiser. Mac takes on Robert Dunbrook. The blue flu causes problems.
"No Good Deed"
Matt Earl Beesley
Rusty Cundieff & Floyd Byars
February 25, 2009 (2009-02-25)
A buzzard flying over Manhattan drops a human eyeball into Stella's coffee, and the team searches for the rest of the body.
March 11, 2009 (2009-03-11)
Adam is injured during a game of street hockey when a car bomb goes off. Danny and Lindsay get married.
"Point of No Return"
Peter M. Lenkov & Bill Haynes
March 18, 2009 (2009-03-18)
The wife of a former ME is found dead and a white powder near her body helps the CSI team track her killer. The team discovers that the powder is actually heroin made from human bodies.
March 25, 2009 (2009-03-25)
The team has to figure out who killed the chief of a Native American tribe and why. Danny spends the time running boy names through his head and past the rest of the team. At the end he receives a text message from Lindsay saying they're having a girl.
Wendy Battles & Noah Nelson
April 8, 2009 (2009-04-08)
Misleading evidence in a voice coach's death holds a surprise for Stella.
"The Past, Present and Murder"
David Von Ancken
Sam Humphrey & Danielle Nathanson
April 15, 2009 (2009-04-15)
Robert Dunbrook pushes a man through his high-rise office window. The team will have to change how the case is classified after the body goes missing.
Barbie Kligman & Peter M. Lenkov
April 29, 2009 (2009-04-29)
A jewelry auction takes a deadly turn. The case requires the team to try to understand the Holocaust. Mac learns how one member of his family experienced it. Ed Asner guest stars, and earned a 2009 Emmy nomination for his performance.
May 6, 2009 (2009-05-06)
Mac informs an ex-con that he served time for a crime he didn't commit, and Lindsay tells Danny "it's time" for the first CSI baby to be born.
"Grounds for Deception"
May 13, 2009 (2009-05-13)
A man is murdered during a theatrical performance with everyone watching. Stella gets in big trouble when Mac finds out she disobeyed an order and she travels to Greece.
Anthony E. Zuiker, Carol Mendelsohn & Ann Donahue
May 14, 2009 (2009-05-14)
Detective Angell is murdered after a deadly group of kidnappers snatch Robert Dunbrook's son while he is being escorted to court. The team are able to find the evidence and rescue the son and use deadly force on her killer. Later, as they salute Jess in a bar, a drive-by shooting threatens the life of another member.
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