Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
CSI: NY- Season 1
Taxi driver. Using the taxi, Ivanov was able to get his victims. He offered them a cigarette containing codeine cough syrup and it knocked them out. LeAnn's husband even mentioned that he put her into a cab after their lunch together. Ivanov felt that the women wanted to live with freedom, but Mac felt he did it for control.
In the end, Mac sits next to the third victim's bedside and talks about his wife, Claire, who died on 9/11. He mentions that he had to throw her belongings away because it was too painful, but he kept a beach ball because her breath was still inside of it. In the end, Mac stands outside of Ground Zero and the ashes of the World Trade Center, and he closes his eyes.
|When inspected under a laser, what initials (in English) are found on a case from the crime scene?||"CSI: NY" - "Blink"
B I. Mac and Stella decide to dig a little deeper and use high strength chemicals under a laser to inspect everything more closely. They find Cyrillic initials on a bag (which translate to B. I. in English) as well as a hammer and sickle logo. Mac realizes that the B. I. stands for Dr. Bogdhan Ivanov, Stella's male sponsor. They bring him to the lab and interrogate him where they find that he was a medical doctor in Russia and that he was in prison for treason. His semen was found in the apartment. Mac reveals everything to him, and when the facts are presented, Ivanov confesses.
|When Mac talks to the third victim in the hospital, they set up a way to communicate. How many times must she blink to say 'yes'?||"CSI: NY" - "Blink"
Twice . Mac's idea works, so he asks her some questions. First, he shows her a picture of LeAnn, but she doesn't recognize her or her husband, Tim. Mac also shows her a picture of Zoya, and another of Jason, but once again, she doesn't know any of them. He then shows her a picture of the apartment owner and she blinks twice to signify 'yes'. She keeps blinking and soon she has a stroke leaving her braindead. This leaves Mac not knowing whether the double-blink was a 'yes' or part of the blinking leading to her stroke.
Locked-In Syndrome. When Mac goes to the hospital to examine the victim, he photographs the bruises on her neck and takes samples from under her fingernails. Before leaving, he notices her blinking. At the Crime Lab, Dr. Giles tells Mac about Locked-In Syndrome. People with this condition can be awake, but they're unable to move. This is due to damage to the brainstem and it can't be reversed. The only way for one to communicate is through blinking or moving the eyes.
Meanwhile, Flack interrogates the owner of the apartment who claims that he had a company dealing with having someone rent out his apartment. Danny takes a mucus swab for investigation.
Jason. When Mac and Stella ask Zoya's sponsors about her, they mention that she has a boyfriend named Jason (who is in the pictures with her). They find Jason and question him about the disappearance. He says that he hasn't seen her for about five days. They went sightseeing, but he never heard from her again. Jason has no idea where she is in the mysterious picture. Mac and Stella start a triangulation on the computer using the picture and a couple of local landmarks and they determine that she was in Queens in the picture. They rush to the residence and hear music in the basement. They investigate and find a body on a bed. The woman is still alive, but she's hooked up to medical equipment in the room. Stella thinks that Mac should sleep a bit, but he decides to go to the hospital to question the victim. Upon further investigation, Aiden finds semen in the bedroom, but these later come up negative for both Jason and the owner of the apartment.
|What is not one of the nerves/arteries in the neck that were targeted and bruised in the victims?||"CSI: NY" - "Blink"
Trigeminal nerve. The trigeminal nerve is not actually in the neck. In order to determine what the neck bruises actually meant, Mac tried to locate the nerves and arteries that were targeted in both victims. Meanwhile, Aiden found the purse on the barge and Danny found a camera, but a chunk of the film had been ripped out. They take it to the dark room and get a couple of pictures of the second victim. Stella finds the missing persons report for Zoya and they go to her sponsor family.
On a garbage barge. After getting the call, Mac rushes to the crime scene and finds that the second woman's body has the same horizontal bruises on her back as well as the same neck bruises. Now the CSIs have two problems. For one, they have to consider that they have a serial killer to deal with. Second, they now have to sift through the garbage on the barge, which is approximately half the size of a football field.
At the autopsy, Mac and Stella are told of some differences in the second murder. There are no bedsores on Zoya, and the cause of death was strangulation/asphyxiation. Plus, Zoya's neck was snapped after she died. When the victim's teeth were checked, gold and copper fillings were found. Mac links this to Russian dental work because of his years in the marines.
Stroke. The body was taken to autopsy where bruises were found on specific regions of the neck. On the woman's back were horizontal bruises which were probably caused by prolonged stay on slats on a bed (as indicated by bed sores). A stroke went to her brain and caused hemorrhaging. She also inhaled something before her death. While Mac checked out the body, Stella discovered that the first victim was named LeAnn Goodman. Her husband confirmed that it was her at a viewing. Last time he saw LeAnn was when they had lunch many weeks earlier. Meanwhile, Aiden and Danny discovered that there was codeine cough syrup in the victim's blood, and Mac got news of a second body.
Two. The first victim found was next to a café under the Brooklyn Bridge. When Mac began to investigate the body, he found that it had been dumped in the location. There were no scuff marks on the knees, and the fingernails were intact, but the murderer had to have dressed the woman because the worn line on the woman's belt didn't match up. Mac also finds a gold wedding band on the woman's finger, so they decide to look for the husband as well.
Jordy. Mac brings a man, Calvin, in for questioning and finds that he robbed a deli earlier and stole some cash to buy some drugs. Mac hypothesizes that he went to the gunshot victim, but he didn't have enough money to buy drugs, so he shot him. The bullets from the deli robbery matched the one bullet in the rat. Mac closes the case when Calvin reveals that he knew the victim.
Gardener. Stella tries to get Robin to the lab to see if she could pick her rapist out of a line-up, but she doesn't show up for it. After a shower and a few encouraging words from Mac, Stella checks the evidence again with Danny, Mac, and Aiden. Mac finds that Danny had documented a sap-like substance on Robin's panties, so he asks about Billy the gardener. Aiden says that the city maintenance crew confirmed that Billy was in the north part of the park working on a beetle infestation, so they check his clothes, and sure enough, they find the correct sap. Case closed.
Yes. Aiden takes the rat to the lab where she and Mac perform an autopsy. They find the bullet and find that the rat never digested it because it lodge in its windpipe, asphyxiating it. After this, they put the bullet into a computer and try to match it up. Mac decides to check the rat to determine if the rat somehow shaped the bullet, and Aiden checks various bullets to find one that nearly matches their evidence.
Meanwhile, Stella tries to find more people who could've been at the crime scene and she brings a gardener to the crime lab for questioning. The gardener also gives a sperm sample which proves he's azoospermic, but this won't help them since a jury would have reasonable doubt.
Wool. The linolenic acid eliminates the restaurant employee as a suspect. Using a powder found on Robin's dress, Danny uses mass spectrometry to find traces of linolenic acid. He links this to walnut dust (which the substance is an ingredient of) which used to clean statues. The four-man crew that cleans the statues with walnut dust in Central Park was working on the day that Robin was raped, but the statues were nowhere near the crime scene. The murderer carried the dust on his clothes and it transferred to the victim. Stella and Danny decide to round up the statue crew and get semen samples to compare to the one found on Robin's clothes, but they all come back negative. They still have no biological evidence to work with.
Eggs. Aiden and Carl use a trick that Aiden's brother taught her in order to catch and poison the mice. They place cooked eggs in traps and simply wait for the right rats to come in. When they check back, their rat isn't there. In fact, when Aiden checks the ceiling of the building, it's the only one there. Luckily, it's dead.
Meanwhile, Stella has a problem with the semen that was found on Robin's clothes. Dr. Giles finds that there is no sperm in the sample, which means that the rapist either had a vasectomy, or he had a rare medical condition leaving him azoospermic. This new setback means that the semen DNA can't be compared to the DNA from the restaurant employee.
Carl. Carl goes on talking about rats and how they're responsible for phone disruptions, and how they multiply, and how it ate the bullet, but Mac and Aiden don't really care. It takes a bit, but they finally get him to get to work and catch the rat.
Meanwhile, Stella asks Robin a few questions, but she has trouble remembering what really happened. According to Robin, she got in a cab to go through Central Park, but the traffic was too bad, so she got out. Everything after that was blank.
Chicago. Aiden and Mac work on the alleyway case and they try to determine where the missing bullet went. Using the knowledge that rats rarely go more than sixty-five yards away from their nests at any time, they find a trail that the rats took that hugged the wall of the nearby building. The trail leads into a pipe and into the building, and Mac finds them in the roof. Luckily, using a scanner, they manage to find that the bullet rat is amongst them.
A nose ring. At the crime scene, Stella is able to locate Robin's wallet, purse, and keys as well as the shoeprints of Robin and her attacker. Stella also finds a nosering in the dirt with traces of blood on it. She and Danny send Dr. Giles many samples from the crime scene. They also find tin foil wrapped around a steak, and when they test it, they find coffee grounds. Using this, they manage to determine where the steak was bought. Judging by the way the steak was in the foil without any trimmings and such, they feel that it was an employee's steak since it's from a four-star restaurant. When Stella and Flack go to the restaurant, they find the one employee who usually wears a nose ring, and they catch him.
Peony. While investigating Robin's clothes, Danny finds a peony leaf. With this, he checks the maintenance database for Central Park and he finds that only two areas in Central Park include Peony it their gardens. There are also geranium, wisteria, magnolia and columbine samples from the victims clothing, so the location is able to be narrowed down further to a location just north of Strawberry Fields. Stella searches the area and the crime scene is located. Meanwhile, Hawkes tells Mac that there's no bullet to be found in the gunshot victim's body because it was eaten by a rat.
Robin. The first case in this episode involves the rape of a young woman named Robin Prescott, who was on her way to attend an event with her father. She makes it to the event, bruised and bloodied, and she collapses. When the CSIs arrive, they can't get anything out of her because she drifts in and out of consciousness. Following her bloody footprints, Mac determines that she was somewhere in Central Park and Stella goes off to examine the woman's clothes.
Later, in a darkened alleyway, Aiden examines a gunshot victim with Mac. There are no witnesses, and no evidence, so all they have to work with is the bullet inside the body. The odd thing is that something looks like it left the entry gunshot wound.
Guitar. When Stella and Mac get to the pawn shop, they're shocked to find that the watch was retrieved merely hours earlier, but they take the tape from the security camera over the counter and they play it. The customer conceals himself for the camera, but he leaves one major clue by playing a guitar in the pawn shop. When he played it, he left DNA on the strings. The DNA goes into the system and the result comes up with Aaron Moreland. Aiden uses a computer to see what he would look like seventeen years into the future, and Stella and Mac recognize him as one of the men at the youth crisis center. It turned out that he was on drugs and broke during the first week he was in the city. He sold his pocket knife and backpack, then killed someone he knew over two dollars, got clean six years later, and thought he was in the clear. In the end, Aaron's parents finally know the truth.
A watch. Stella and Danny go to 7th Street to ask a representative of Lagronne fashion about rack runners, but he says that no one really stays in the job for too long. It turns out to be a dead end except for the fact that the shirt wasn't made until 1988. Mac uses a different light on the paper slip and finally finds out what's written. It turns out that the victim pawned a watch, so they go and check out the pawn shop and the watch was picked up merely hours earlier.
Aiden. Since the CSIs want to determine who the owner of their skull is, they decide to send pictures of the sculpture to the media across the country. Aiden does this before Mac tells her to because she feels that it's one of those times that the media and crime unit should team up. Meanwhile, Mac uses a UV light to find out what's written on the slip of paper found in the victim's pocket and he gets some letters, a date, and a time.
Central Park. Stella and Mac look at the pictures and see one of a silhouette looking out a window at Port Authority. They track the location to a youth crisis center and talk to the owner who can't really remember the victim by his face. Back at the lab, Danny takes a closer look at the victim's shirt and finds a logo. The shirt is found to be a synthetic fiber.
1987. After Aiden sculpts the victim's face, Mac and Stella finally get to talk to the parents and they confirm that it as their son, Aaron. Aaron left home in 1987 to pursue his dreams in New York City. His parents say that he was a musician although Mac found the pictures in the scrapbook and he seemed to be more of an artist. When the parents look at Aiden's sculpture, they don't recognize the face as their son's. Meanwhile, Danny needs to go to the NYPD to find a fingerprint to match the one he pulled off the pipe.
Leg. After examining the bones, Hawkes tells Stella what he can figure out by looking at the skeleton. He once wore braces, since his teeth are well set, and he was 5' 10" when he was alive. He also had a broken tibia at one time, but he let it heal on his own. Meanwhile, Aiden has gotten the okay from Mac, and she begins to reconstruct the victim's face. Mac finds a sketchbook in the kid's backpack that contains pictures of sights in New York.
Aaron Moreland. When Mac finds the rest of the body, the CSIs start searching their new crime scene. They find a bed and a few personal belongings (including a backpack with the initials A. M.) and Stella finds a pocket knife in the victim's shoe. With the rest of the bones, Hawkes reassembles the body to determine what happened. During this, Mac investigates the clothing and finds a piece of paper in a front pocket. Danny checks what seems to be the murder weapon, a steel pipe, and he gets a print from it.
Six. While Mac and Danny check the bones, Stella searches the computer for the correct fingerprint to match the one embedded into the putty. She comes up with six matches, and they decide to go for one named Lester Jayne first. They find him working at a bus terminal, and he admits that he placed the skeleton on the bus to scare tourists. Mac searches around and finds an alleyway used by the buses. He finds the entrance to a dank underground basement where he finds the rest of the skeleton.
Exhaust fumes. While examining the finger bones from the tour bus skeleton, Mac and Danny find that there is a thick layer of material on top of the actual bone. When this is scraped off and tested, they find aromatic hydrocarbons (or diesel exhaust). Since this has such high benzene levels, the skeleton has been dead for more than a decade.
On a tour bus. Mac and Stella are called to a crime scene in Times Square on the top of a double-decker tour bus. Some tourists found the skeleton sitting in the back seat. Although Stella thought it could be a fake skeleton, Mac proved her wrong. Fake skeletons are bleached and have drill marks. The bus skeleton is blackened and it's been reassembled improperly, held together by wire and putty. Hawkes finds that the skeleton was that of a male teenager and that there's a fracture on the skull. Stella also notices a fingerprint in the putty that held the fingers together. They take the putty and a few fingers back to the lab for examination.
Jayden Prince. Mac finds a piece of paper in an alley window and is let inside to find that it is Jayden Prince's (the emcee's) office. In the toilet, Mac and Aiden find a shirt that says 'human beat box', which Jayden Prince wore at the contest. Prince admitted to killing DJ Banner after he signed with another studio (but only after he was hung over a balcony by his ankles).
None of these. Danny and Stella find no trace of poison in anything in Deborah Gayle's apartment, so they think about her dinner. They think about it and decide that there was another woman at the dinner with Deborah. They go to the restaurant and talk to the girl that the sushi was served on and they check her toes. She takes off her socks and find a discolouration on her feet from blowfish poison mixed with nail polish. The girl was also one of Gayle's assistants but she was fired for not sleeping with her. When she got the job at Fuqua Sushi, she kept coming to her, and on the night she died, the girl wore the blowfish nail polish and it chipped off into Gayle's mouth. This later caused her death.