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The Best Episodes of CSI: NY

Every episode of CSI: NY ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of CSI: NY!

Follow the investigations of a team of NYPD forensic scientists and police officers identified as "Crime Scene Investigators".


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The best episode of "CSI: NY" is "Snow Day", rated 8.7/10 from 604 user votes. It was directed by Duane Clark and written by Pam Veasey, Peter M. Lenkov. "Snow Day" aired on 5/16/2007 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Yahrzeit".

  • Snow Day
    8.7/10 604 votes

    #1 - Snow Day

    Season 3 Episode 24 - Aired 2007-05-16

    After Flack makes an enormous drug bust, and locks it up at CSI, the drug lords infiltrate the building at gunpoint to get them back. Now the team must resolve the hostage situations, all the while with Mac, Stella, and Hawkes trapped inside.

    Director: Duane Clark

    Writer: Pam Veasey, Peter M. Lenkov

  • Yahrzeit
    8.6/10 509 votes

    #2 - Yahrzeit

    Season 5 Episode 22 - Aired 2009-04-29

    The most exclusive jewelry auction of the year ends abruptly when an appraiser is killed during the event. The investigation takes an emotional turn when the CSIs must confront one of the greatest tragedies in human history - the Holocaust.

    Director: Norberto Barba

    Writer: Peter M. Lenkov

  • Death House
    8.6/10 458 votes

    #3 - Death House

    Season 6 Episode 10 - Aired 2009-12-09

    A frantic 911 call sends the CSIs into a vacant penthouse; however, instead of finding the caller, they unearth a nearly 100-year-old corpse and find themselves navigating their way through a booby-trapped house.

    Director: Norberto Barba

    Writer: N/A

  • Pay Up
    8.5/10 358 votes

    #4 - Pay Up

    Season 5 Episode 25 - Aired 2009-05-14

    When transferring Robert Dunbrook's son from prison to court, the NYPD is ambushed by a group of professional kidnappers who kill a member of the team and one of the CSI's lives hangs in the balance.

    Director: Rob Bailey

    Writer: N/A

  • Today Is Life
    8.3/10 349 votes

    #5 - Today Is Life

    Season 9 Episode 17 - Aired 2013-02-22

    Community unrest over the police shooting of an unarmed man forces Mac and the team to move quickly to solve the case.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Indelible
    8.2/10 421 votes

    #6 - Indelible

    Season 8 Episode 1 - Aired 2011-09-23

    On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Mac and the team remember specific moments from that day that were indelibly burned in their mind.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Thing About Heroes
    8.1/10 345 votes

    #7 - The Thing About Heroes

    Season 4 Episode 10 - Aired 2007-11-28

    While in Chicago Mac uncovers more clues about his stalker and reveals his troubled past. Meanwhile, in New York the rest of the team is in danger. The hunt is on to figure out the identity of the 333 stalker before time runs out.

    Director: Anthony Hemingway

    Writer: Pam Veasey

  • Hostage
    8.1/10 363 votes

    #8 - Hostage

    Season 4 Episode 21 - Aired 2008-05-21

    When a man takes hostages during a failed attempt to rob a bank, Mac offers himself in exchange for a hostage. Only condition is that he must prove that the bank robber did not kill the bank manager, whose body is found lying in a pool of blood in the vault. On the outside of the bank, the rest of the team works to process the evidence that Mac finds and stop the SWAT team from making matters worse.

    Director: Rob Bailey

    Writer: Peter M. Lenkov

  • Manhattanhenge
    8.1/10 300 votes

    #9 - Manhattanhenge

    Season 6 Episode 9 - Aired 2009-11-25

    In the culmination of a multi-episode mystery, Mac and his team uncover the dark lair of a murderous madman, the Compass Killer. But as they race to save his fourth victim, the sunrise presents one final surprise that no one ever expected.

    Director: Matt Earl Beesley

    Writer: Trey Callaway

  • Uncertainty Rules
    8.1/10 297 votes

    #10 - Uncertainty Rules

    Season 6 Episode 16 - Aired 2010-03-03

    The team investigates the particularly gruesome outcome of a 21st birthday where the party plans became all but anything worth celebrating. With just a few and not easy answers as their only lead in the case, the CSis are challenged to stretch their abilities to the limit.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Redemption
    8.1/10 328 votes

    #11 - Redemption

    Season 6 Episode 19 - Aired 2010-04-14

    A death row inmate's final request brings Dr. Hawkes to a Pennsylvania prison and face-to-face with a tragic incident that he has kept secret for many years, just as a prison riot erupts and traps Hawkes inside.

    Director: Steven DePaul

    Writer: N/A

  • Vacation Getaway
    8.1/10 293 votes

    #12 - Vacation Getaway

    Season 6 Episode 23 - Aired 2010-05-26

    The CSIs follow a trail left by Shane Casey and realize that he is targeting Danny, who is vacationing out of town with Lindsay and their daughter.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Life Sentence
    8.1/10 260 votes

    #13 - Life Sentence

    Season 7 Episode 21 - Aired 2011-05-06

    After a hail of gunfire tears through the crime lab, Mac and his ex-partner become part of a vendetta 17 years in the making.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Adam Targum

  • Hung Out to Dry
    8.0/10 416 votes

    #14 - Hung Out to Dry

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2006-10-11

    The body of a beheaded woman found in a fraternity house is a mystery to the CSIs. Now they must sort through twisted clues and crime scene after crime scene to find the killer that has them trapped in his own little game.

    Director: Anthony Hemingway

    Writer: N/A

  • Exit Strategy
    8.0/10 296 votes

    #15 - Exit Strategy

    Season 7 Episode 22 - Aired 2011-05-13

    Following a near-death experience, Mac becomes determined to close his last remaining unsolved case.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • What You See Is What You See
    7.9/10 359 votes

    #16 - What You See Is What You See

    Season 1 Episode 23 - Aired 2005-05-18

    While Mac dines at his local breakfast spot, a gunman opens fire, leaving a waitress critically injured and a man dead, and Mac having to choose whether to chase after the suspect or save the life of the young woman. Meanwhile, before the chaos, Mac was approached by a shy patron who awkwardly engaged him in conversation. After feeling that he saved her life during the shoot out, she asks him to join her for a drink and Mac must decide if he is ready to start dating after his wife's tragic death.

    Director: Duane Clark

    Writer: Andrew Lipsitz

  • Charge of this Post
    7.9/10 356 votes

    #17 - Charge of this Post

    Season 2 Episode 24 - Aired 2006-05-17

    After a routine call leads two of the team into finding a bomb, they evacuate but a few are still in the building along with Mac and Flack when the bomb detonates. After the explosion the CSI's face a race against time to find the bomber and the possibility of losing one of their own. Mac must come to grips with having let a Marine die in Beirut in 1983.

    Director: Rob Bailey

    Writer: N/A

  • She's Not There
    7.9/10 291 votes

    #18 - She's Not There

    Season 5 Episode 14 - Aired 2009-02-11

    A Russian tourist is found stabbed to death and the CSIs come face to face with the frightening realities of human trafficking. Solving this case becomes personal when it directly affects a prominent member of the NYPD

    Director: Nelson McCormick

    Writer: Pam Veasey

  • Green Piece
    7.9/10 292 votes

    #19 - Green Piece

    Season 5 Episode 17 - Aired 2009-03-11

    A lethal pipe-bomb blows a Manhattan townhouse and valuable evidence to pieces, forcing the CSIs to get creative in reconstructing the damaged clues that ultimately lead to the bomber.

    Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt

    Writer: N/A

  • Grounds for Deception
    7.9/10 288 votes

    #20 - Grounds for Deception

    Season 5 Episode 24 - Aired 2009-05-13

    When Stella discovers that New Yorkers are being murdered over ancient Greek artifacts, she hands over her badge to follow a clue that leads to Greece and, together with Mac, she uncovers one of the greatest mysteries in history.

    Director: Duane Clark

    Writer: N/A

  • Cuckoo's Nest
    7.9/10 277 votes

    #21 - Cuckoo's Nest

    Season 6 Episode 8 - Aired 2009-11-18

    The Compass Killer is back, and adds yet another to his circle of victims -- but this time the CSI squad knows his name; Flack's alcoholism threatens to derail his career...

    Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt

    Writer: N/A

  • Justified
    7.9/10 263 votes

    #22 - Justified

    Season 7 Episode 9 - Aired 2010-11-19

    When a woman's body washes up at the South Street Seaport, the CSIs unravel a dark secret from Deputy Chief Carver's past that threatens to shatter his stellar reputation and close-knit family.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Smooth Criminal
    7.9/10 285 votes

    #23 - Smooth Criminal

    Season 7 Episode 14 - Aired 2011-02-11

    When the CSIs track down a suave and charming hitman, their investigation uncovers a conspiracy with far-reaching implications.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Means To An End
    7.9/10 241 votes

    #24 - Means To An End

    Season 8 Episode 9 - Aired 2011-12-02

    When an important witness turns up dead, Jo is caught up in the dangerous investigation of the suspected rapist who was freed on her watch in D.C.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Manhattan Manhunt (2)
    7.8/10 447 votes

    #25 - Manhattan Manhunt (2)

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2005-11-09

    (Crossover episode with CSI: Miami, Season 4 Episode 7.) Horatio Caine follows Henry Darius to New York so that he can keep his promise to a young boy in Miami, but by the time he and Mac are able to locate Darius he has disappeared again, leaving behind six more bodies. A link to the younger sister of one of the victims who was also Darius' hostage turns out to be a dead end, but Mac and Horatio soon find the connection between Darius and his hostage, leading them to a psychiatrist who had treated both.

    Director: Rob Bailey

    Writer: Elizabeth Devine, Ann Donahue, Anthony E. Zuiker