An Irish gang sets an elaborate plot to reclaim a drug shipment being held at CSI after a bust, but Mac, Stella and Hawkes are forced to take them on. Meanwhile, Danny is being held as a hostage at ...
The Naval Criminal Investigation Service's Office of Special Projects takes on the undercover work and the hard to crack cases in LA. Key agents are G. Callen and Sam Hanna, streets kids risen through the ranks.
The show follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court.
Jesse L. Martin,
Andy Garcia was originally offered the lead role, a character who would have been named Det. Rick Calucci. He declined the role, as did Ray Liotta. See more »
CSIs (Crime Scene Investigators) are actually called CSUs (Crime Scene Units) in the City of New York. See more »
[Danny and Stella enter a sushi restaurant in which the food is served on nude women]
Det. Stella Bonasera:
Oh, that can't be sanitary.
Who cares if it's sanitary. I want to see the menu.
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When i learnt there was to be a second spin-off of csi, i was really looking forward to it......thankfully i was not disappointed. This show is certainly different from the original csi as we learn more about the characters but not all at once leaving some room for us to wonder about them. The acting and stories of the show are superb, Gary Sinise portrays Mac Taylor a likable character who is still dealing with the loss of his wife in 9/11, who i feel has the potential to match Grissom of the original, particularly as Petersen's contract is up in 2006. He has strong support from the rest of the cast including Melina (sorry can't spell her last name) as Stella.
The rest of the characters include Danny, Aiden, Dr Hawkes and Det Don Flack-who always has the best lines. All of them are brilliant with huge potential, as seen with Danny in the Tanglewood episode. It is also interesting to see how different characters pair up with others whilst investigating...my favourites are Aiden with Flack, and of course Mac and Stella.
If you like me are slightly disappointed with the Miami spin-off and find Horatio Caine unappealing this show is just what you need. A return to the forensics of the original with a New York twist..
Now i could not imagine a Saturday night here in the Uk without it...brilliant!
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