Cross Jurisdictions

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Cross Jurisdictions
WriterCarol Mendelsohn,
Ann Donahue,
Anthony E. Zuiker
DirectorDanny Cannon
Original AirdateMay 9, 2002

Cross Jurisdictions is the twenty-second episode of season 2 of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and also the backdoor pilot for the spin-off series, CSI: Miami.


The former police chief of Las Vegas is found murdered and his 7-year-old daughter is found alive in Miami. Catherine Willows and Warrick Brown travel to Florida, where they assist the Miami CSIs in hunting down the killer.


Main CastEdit

(Credit order)

Recurring RolesEdit

Special Guest StarsEdit

Guest StarEdit

  • David Alan Basche as Gordon Daimler / Adam van der Welk
  • Kari Wuhrer as Tiffany Langer
  • John Kapelos as Chief Duke Rittle
  • Jenna Boyd as Sasha Rittle
  • Darlene Vogel as Mina Rittle
  • Andre B. Blake as Composite Artist (credited as Andre Blake)
  • Kim Delgado as Security Guard
  • Todd Felix as Scott - Safe-Cracking Tech
  • Marc Macaulay as Florida State Trooper
  • Tom Hillmann as Special Agent Sackheim
  • Patrick Mickler as Patrol Captain
  • Ralph Navarro as Doorman
  • Kerry Nicholson as Sharpshooter Detweiler
  • Jackson Rose as Dylan Corwin
  • Paul Tei as Nightclub Manager
  • Tina Powers as Honey waitress
  • Candice Cook as Nevada State Trooper (uncredited)
  • Johnny Hasselbach as Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Monika Kramlik as Honey Girl (uncredited)

Major EventsEdit


  • This episode served as the backdoor pilot for the spin-off show CSI: Miami.
  • David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodríguez, Rory Cochrane and Khandi Alexander are credited as Special Guest Stars.
  • Although credited, Eric Szmanda (Greg Sanders) doesn't appear in this episode.
  • Gil Grissom doesn't share any lines or scenes with any of the Miami CSI team. This is because William Petersen was against CSI spin-offs and asked the producers of CSI not to put him in any scenes with the CSI: Miami cast.
  • This episode is featured on both the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Complete Second Season and the CSI: Miami Complete First Season DVDs.
  • The Miami-Dade Police Department's crime lab really is called Crime Scene Investigations, unlike Las Vegas which where they are called Crime Scene Technicians & New York where they are called C.S.U (which stands for Crime Scene Unit).


  • When Catherine is running through the house at the beginning of the episode, she runs past a mirror (or a door w/ a reflective surface). The camera and crew are clearly visible (evenif only for a split second via frame-step) in the reflection.
  • When Doc Robbins is explaining to Grissom how "Trunk Man"/Jason Doyle was killed, in the close-up of him pointing to the entry wound in the neck, you can see a vein in the neck pulsating.
  • When they pull the red car out of the canal and open the door, you can see the woman who is supposed to be dead breathing when they cut back to her after Catherine says, "Yeah, that's Mina Riddle."

Featured MusicEdit

  • Outside by Staind

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