Synopsis ~ CSI: NY, the third incarnation of the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation franchise and the spin-off of CSI: Miami, is a crime drama about forensic investigators who use high-tech science to follow the evidence and solve crimes in The Big Apple.
Running Time: 960 minutes
Number of Disks: 6
– Seventh Deadly Season
– New In Town: Jo Danville
– An Extended Visit: John Larroquette comes to CSI:NY
– Wild Ride: On the set with Peter Fonda
– Deleted Scenes
– Gag Reel
– Under the Microscope Blogs
– The 34th Floor
– Unfriendly Chat
– Damned If You Do
– Sangre por Sangre
– Out of the Sky
– Do Not Pass Go
– Hide Sight
– Scared Stiff
– Shop Till You Drop
– To What End?
– Holding Cell
– Party Down
– Smooth Criminal
– The Untouchable
– Do or Die
– Identity Crisis
– Food for Thought
– Nothing for Something
– Life Sentence
– Exit Strategy
I suppose one of the biggest shocks to viewers with CSI: NY: The Seventh Season wasn’t even in the show itself, but rather laid in the absence of the lovely Melina Kanakaredes – who portrayed Detective Stella Bonasera – who bowed out of the series at the end of season six… reportedly because her contract was up and she wanted to pursue more film roles.
Even more shocking however was the comfortable ease and enigmatic charm of Detective Jo Danville’s – portrayed by veteran actress Sela Ward – entrance in season seven, taking an almost motherly hold over the entire team and brilliantly emulating a character who had seemingly been with the series since Mac met his first paralyzed blinking man.
Season seven highlights include Lindsay coming to grips with her commendation, Adam witnessing a murder via webcam, the team having to investigate a heist involving cursed jewels, a Wall Street high-rise with more than pigeons to worry about on its roof, a nitroglycerin sniper drudges up unresolved cases from Mac’s past, someone’s been clowning around in Central Park, Mac must take a closer look into Chief of Detectives Ted Carver – played brilliantly by John Larroquette – who may or may not be involved in multiple murders, a holiday window display goes horribly wrong, Flack brings on the clowns yet again, Mac team up with a Barcelona detective to solve the case of the slain Spanish man, a party on wheels ends up in the Hudson River, the team encounters a hitman with a heart, a case of vigilante justice has differing effects on the team, a prep school pupil perishes, Jo’s adopted daughter Ellie witnesses a murder, Sheldon seeks love amidst the booming food truck industry, and Mac must confront both a vengeful ex-con and the ex-partner that put him in jail.
No commentaries to speak of in this set, which is disappointing for sure but not terribly unexpected. One feature that is totally redeeming is of course the Gag Reel, which makes even the most intimidating of charcters – talkin’ to you Sinise – seem a bit less intense. Other worthwhile segments include a wonderful introduction to Sela Ward’s character Jo Danville, and remarkable probes into the characters and processes of veteran actors John Larroquette and Peter Fonda.
So if you love mystery with bite and intrigue with grapple, then CSI: NY: The Seventh Season is one sinfully good tour of the always enthralling Big Apple.
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Cast: Gary Sinise | Sela Ward | Carmine Giovinazzo | Anna Belknap | Hill Harper | Eddie Cahill | Robert Joy | A.J. Buckley
Creators: Ann Donahue | Carol Mendelsohn | Anthony E. Zuiker
Central Writers: Ann Donahue | Carol Mendelsohn | Anthony E. Zuiker
Television Premiere: September 22, 2004
Blu-Ray/DVD Release: September 27, 2011
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama
Supporting Cast and more Writers found HERE