About The Show
The Third of two spin-offs launched by the hugely popular television series C.S.I. – CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, C.S.I. – NEW YORK distinguishes itself with an even darker, grittier tone than either of its predecessors by grounding the action in the gloomy aftermath of post-9/11 New York.
The always brilliant Gary Sinise anchors the series as sternly professional former-Marine police detective Mac Taylor, whose stoic exterior masks the pain of losing his wife in the World Trade Centre attacks.
Taylor’s forensics team includes his tough-as-nails partner, Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes); the sexy but street-smart investigator Aiden Burn (Vanessa Ferlito); no-nonsense tough guy Don Flack (Eddie Cahill); smart-aleck detective Danny Messer (Carmine Giovinazzo); and the briskly efficient coroner, Sheldon Hawkes (Hill Harper).
Bathed in somber, blue-tinged cinematography, the spin-off emphasizes well-drawn character development without sacrificing any of the grisly criminal and scientific elements that made its
Gary Sinise as Det. Mac Taylor
Melina Kanakaredes as Det. Stella Bonasera
Carmine Giovinazzo as Det. Danny Messer
Hill Harper as Dr Sheldon Hawkes
Eddie Cahill as Det. Don Flack
Anna Belknapp as Det. Lindsay Monroe
(Mac hands Danny a lighter)
Mac: You want to do the honours?
Danny: Are you lighting your arm on fire in the name of science?
Mac: What other job allows you to set your boss on fire? Going once, going twice…
Stella: She was in Central Park.
Mac: Looks like we’ve got ourselves an 800-acre crime scene.
(Stella talks to wife of man obsessed with amputating his leg.)
Stella: You’ll have to make arrangements with the ME’s office for his body.
Wife: He didn’t want his body when he was alive. I certainly don’t want it now that he’s dead.
(Danny is reading ‘Trendy Magazine’. Stella enters)
Det. Stella Bonasera: If you wanted beauty tips, all you had to do was ask.
Danny Messer: Do you know that waterproof mascara dries out your lashes? That’s amazing.
Det. Stella Bonasera: (after finding out that a mattress that they know a girl died on has no bloodstains on it) What do you do when you can’t get to sleep?
Det. Mac Taylor: Work.
Det. Stella Bonasera: What do “normal” people do when they can’t get to sleep?