|Original Airdate||October 27, 2004|
Grand Master is the fourth episode of the first season of CSI: NY.
When DJ Banner wins a DJ contest, he is found dead in the alleyway outside the club. Deborah Gayle, a fashion designer is found dead in her apartment pool by her unconcerned assistant due to blowfish poisoning.
- Gary Sinise as Det. Mack "Mac" Taylor
- Melina Kanakaredes as Det. Stella Bonasera
- Hill Harper as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes
- Eddie Cahill as Det. Don Flack
- Carmine Giovinazzo as Sgt. Danny Messer
- Vanessa Ferlito as Det. Aiden Burn
- Olivia Burnette as Madison Haynes
- Chayton Arvin as Samir Persaud
- Shi Ne Nielson as Mitchiko Muzawa
- Long Nguyen as Mitsuo Katsui
- Matias Masucci as DJ Francais
- Maya Rubin as Monique
- Symba Smith as Deborah Gayle
- Ruel as Christopher Marcus/DJ Banner
- Ricky Harris as Disco Placid
- Billy Aaron Brown as George Thomas
- Dorian Missick as MC Jayden Prince
- Master P as Kevin Vick
- Jaerin Washington as Club-Goer
- The Wilhelm Scream, a stock sound effect that was developed in the early 1950's for the film Distant Drums, can be heard near the beginning of Act 2 in this episode.
- When Christopher Marcus' two signatures are being compared, a spelling mistake is clearly visible. The phrase "any breech of regulati..." is visible. It should have said "breach..."
- Disco Placid who is helping Aiden and Mac with the phone recording also helped Grissom in the CSI episode Anonymous.
- Symba Smith, who plays Deborah Gayle, also appears in the CSI: Miami episode In the Wind.
- "An Open Letter to NYC" by Beastie Boys.
- "Break the Grip of Shame (the final call)" by Paris.
- "Headsprung" by LL Cool J.
- "50ft Mole Man" by Ming & FS.
- "Acetone" by The Crystal Method.
- "Cool Change" by Tonal.
- "Pay Close Attention" by Brother El.
Aiden: Yeah, like a DJ legend: Grand Master Flash or a Jam Master Jay. They paved the way for guys like Dre' and Cube, Eminem and Jermaine Dupri. You like music like that?
Mac: I prefer Crunk myself.
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