CSI: NY (2004–2013)
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Holding Cell 

Mac is forced to work with a Barcelona detective to find out if the death of a Spanish man in New York city was a homicide or suicide.


Scott White


Anthony E. Zuiker (created by), Ann Donahue (created by) | 2 more credits »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Sinise ... Mac Taylor
Sela Ward ... Jo Danville
Carmine Giovinazzo ... Danny Messer
Anna Belknap ... Lindsay Monroe
Robert Joy ... Sid Hammerback
A.J. Buckley ... Adam Ross
Hill Harper ... Sheldon Hawkes
Eddie Cahill ... Don Flack
Jsu Garcia ... Hector Vargas
Karina Lombard ... Eva Martinez
Kavan Reece ... Leo
James C. Victor ... Vern Jackson
Melina Lizette ... Natalia Sanchez
Andrea Ramírez Andrea Ramírez ... Carmen Martinez
Michael Cory Davis ... Bouncer


The team is investigating the death of a Spanish man who was living in New York. A Spanish criminalist joins them in the investigation. Mac later learns that the criminalist and the dead man are related. He wonders if the man is trying to cover something up. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

14 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Vargas mispronounces his very own corps, the Mossos d'Esquadra, as "Mossos de Estrada". It was not pronounced Estrada by Vargas. It was pronounced correctly in Spanish. In Spanish, this "qu" is pronounced like /ca/ and can sound like /tr/ to someone not familiar with the Spanish pronunciation. See more »


Natalia Sanchez: What I did may be against the law, but that doesn't mean it wasn't right.
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Que Pasa?
19 January 2012 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

A mist - a spray - that shoots down alcohol on dancers at a club begins this episode as we see a lot of great bodies all gyrating to the music and literally lapping up the alcohol from each other.

The club's owner makes his rounds and seems happy, but the scene quickly switches to his dwelling later in the night where is laying dead on the ground in his living room, a victim of stab wounds. The weapon is nowhere to be found but his bloody footprints are all over.

What's the deal? Could this be a suicide instead of a murder? Mac Taylor begins to wonder as the clues unfold, but he isn't sure. Either is the Barcelona detective who happens to beat Mac to the crime scene, and is related to the Spanish victim. Another mystery. Watching this episode, I was never sure (nor as Mac) if the Spanish detective was on the level, or part of the crime. In fact, the victim's girlfriend is also a big suspect here and seems to know more than she's telling.

The mysteries are not solved until the very end with a "verdict" that is a little unusual for the CSI shows.

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