|Original Airdate||May 17th 2004|
|Previous Episode: Rap Sheet|
|Next Episode: Innocent (CSI:Miami), Blink (CSI:NY)|
When 16-year-old Laura Spellman returns home late from a night of partying to find her parents brutally killed, Horatio promises to catch their killer. Evidence reveals the killer flew in from New York. Determined to keep his promise, Horatio flies to New York.
CSI: NY CastEdit
- Gary Sinise as Det. Mack "Mac" Taylor
- Melina Kanakaredes as Det. Stella Bonasera
- Hill Harper as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes
- Carmine Giovinazzo as Sgt. Danny Messer
- Vanessa Ferlito as Det. Aiden Burn
CSI: MIAMI CastEdit
- David Caruso as Lt. Horatio Caine
- Adam Rodriguez as Det. Eric Delko
- Emily Procter as Det. Calleigh Duquesne
- Sofia Milos as Det. Yelina Salas
- Rory Cochrane as Det. Tim Speedle
- Khandi Alexander as Dr. Alexx Woods
- Arthur Chi'en as News Reporter
- Carol Mendelsohn as Denise Spelman
- Chris Meyer as Michael Hanover Jr.
- Christopher John Fields as Nick Murdoch
- Douglas J. Aguirre as NYPD Officer
- Heidi Marnhout as Renee Rydell
- James Hiroyuki Liao as M.E. Assistant
- Joe Wandell as Paramedic
- John Mariano as Davey Penrod
- Joseph Lyle Taylor as Doorman Kevin Dowell
- Katerina Mikailenko as Amy
- Lawrence Cameron Steele as Sanitation worker
- Madison Arnold as Chaplain
- Marta Martin as Milagra
- Nick Damici as Detective
- Nicole Paggi as Laura Spelman
- Richard Shoberg as Michael Hanover Sr.
- Shelly Carey as News Reporter
- This episode is the CSI: NY equivalent of the CSI: Miami backdoor pilot, Cross-Jurisdictions.
- Marta Martin, who plays Milagra, also appears in the CSI episodes The Accused Is Entitled and Cold Blooded.
- Andy Garcia was offered the role of Mac Taylor but didn't take it.
- Horatio flies up to work with the New York counterparts of the CSI department.
- Detective Mac Taylor, Detective Stella Bonasera, Dr. Sheldon Hawkes, Sgt. Danny Messer and Detective Aiden Burn are all introduced for the first time.
- "Born Too Slow" by Crystal Method.
- "The Farther We Go" by Futique.
- "Teardrop" by Massive Attack.
- "One Day My Soul Opened Up" by Millie Jackson.
- "Fall in the Light" by Lori Carson and Graeme Revell.