CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season 13)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 13
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Region 1 DVD cover showing (left to right) Elisabeth Shue as Julie Finlay, Ted Danson as D.B. Russell and George Eads as Nick Stokes.
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes22[1]
Broadcast
Original channelCBS
Original runSeptember 26, 2012 (2012-09-26) – May 15, 2013 (2013-05-15)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1September 17, 2013 (2013-09-17)[2]
Region 2June 9, 2014 (2014-06-09)[3]
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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 13
CSI Season 13 DVD Cover.jpg
Region 1 DVD cover showing (left to right) Elisabeth Shue as Julie Finlay, Ted Danson as D.B. Russell and George Eads as Nick Stokes.
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes22[1]
Broadcast
Original channelCBS
Original runSeptember 26, 2012 (2012-09-26) – May 15, 2013 (2013-05-15)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1September 17, 2013 (2013-09-17)[2]
Region 2June 9, 2014 (2014-06-09)[3]
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 12
Next →
Season 14
List of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes

The thirteenth season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation premiered on September 26, 2012 on CBS and concluded on May 15, 2013.[4]

In episode thirteen of the season, CSI staged a two-part crossover with its spin-off show CSI: NY in which Gary Sinise marked his first appearance in CSI and as his CSI: NY character Mac Taylor; cast member Ted Danson subsequently appeared in the CSI: NY portion of the story.

Former cast member William Petersen also returned as Gil Grissom for a voice over in the episode "Dead Air", on the phone with Sara. This appearance was uncredited. On March 20, 2013, CBS renewed CSI for a fourteenth season, which aired in September 2013.[5]

The Region 1 DVD Boxset was released on September 17, 2013.[6]

Notable cast members[edit]

ActorCharacterMain castRecurring cast
Ted DansonD.B. Russellentire seasonN/A
Elisabeth ShueJulie "Finn" Finlayentire seasonN/A
George EadsNick Stokesentire seasonN/A
Jorja FoxSara Sidle18 EpisodesN/A
Eric SzmandaGreg Sandersentire seasonN/A
Robert David HallAl Robbinsentire seasonN/A
Wallace LanghamDavid Hodgesentire seasonN/A
David BermanDavid Phillipsentire seasonN/A
Elisabeth HarnoisMorgan Brodyentire seasonN/A
Jon WellnerHenry Andrews21 episodesN/A
Paul GuilfoyleJim Brass20 EpisodesN/A
Marc VannConrad EcklieN/A6 episodes
Alex CarterLou VartannN/A1 episode
Larry M. MitchellOfficer MitchellN/Aentire season
Adam J. HarringtonRonald BasdericN/A2 episodes
William PetersenGil GrissomN/A2 episodes (voice)
Gary SiniseMac TaylorN/A1 episode
Conor O'FarrellJeffrey McKeanN/A1 episode
Pamela ReedDonna HoppeN/A1 episode

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
2741"Karma to Burn"Alec SmightStory by: Christopher Barbour
Teleplay by: Christopher Barbour and Don McGill
September 26, 2012 (2012-09-26)10.76[7]

Season thirteen opens up with D.B. Russell stopping at nothing to find the people who kidnapped his granddaughter, as he and the rest of the CSI team go on an all-out hunt to recover the girl from her captors and bring the responsible culprits to justice. Meanwhile, Sara Sidle manages to convince Nick Stokes to return to CSI, and Morgan finds herself drawn closer to Hodges as she awaits news about her father, who was shot during last season's finale.

Recurring characters: Conor O'Farrell as Jeffrey McKean, Enrique Murciano as Det. Carlos Moreno, Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell and Marc Vann as Conrad Ecklie. 
2752"Code Blue Plate Special"Louis MilitoAndrew DettmanOctober 10, 2012 (2012-10-10)10.70[8]

When the CSIs stop by their favorite diner, the discovery of eight bodies, along with the owner of the restaurant locked in a fridge, puts their plans on hold. A known stalker who had been harassing one of the victims immediately becomes their prime suspect, until an interruption from Witness Protection complicates the case, and leads them to suspect that someone close to the diner is not as innocent as they may appear. Meanwhile, Ecklie is discharged from hospital, and Sara clashes with an old enemy, stalker Ronald Basderic.

Recurring characters: Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell, Larry Sullivan as Officer Akers, Marc Vann as Conrad Ecklie and Adam J. Harrington as Ronald Basderic. 
2763"Wild Flowers"Brad TanenbaumJoe PokaskiOctober 17, 2012 (2012-10-17)10.63[9]

A runaway sex slave is murdered during a rave in the desert and the CSIs are faced with hundreds of witnesses who saw nothing. The discovery of another runaway reveals the brutal torture she and the deceased girl suffered. The case hits Morgan hard, leading her to take the case into her own hands.

Note: William Petersen returned as Gil Grissom for a voice-over at the beginning of this episode, on the phone with Sara, uncredited.

Recurring characters: Enrique Murciano as Det. Carlos Moreno 
2774"It Was a Very Good Year"Frank WaldeckGavin HarrisOctober 24, 2012 (2012-10-24)9.95[10]
The CSIs find themselves digging up secrets from Las Vegas's past as they race to catch the brutal killer of a journalist found hidden in a piano within the desert. Can Greg, a former romantic interest of the victim, keep his emotions from jeopardizing the case? 
2785"Play Dead"Eagle EgilssonTreena Hancock & Melissa ByerOctober 31, 2012 (2012-10-31)10.91[11]

When a police dog handler is murdered, his canine partner becomes the prime suspect. Nick takes a personal involvement in the case, but can he, along with the rest of the team, prove the dog innocent before it is destroyed and bring the real culprit to justice? Meanwhile, Finlay and Morgan investigate the death of a high-profile divorce lawyer with an abundance of enemies.

Recurring characters: Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell 
2796"Pick and Roll"Alec SmightRick EidNovember 7, 2012 (2012-11-07)10.33[12]
Things get personal for D.B. Russell when he investigates the death of his son's basketball coach, but can he trust his son who assaulted the coach earlier that night? Its not long before love, money, politics and a second murder complicate the case, as Russell fights to keep his family, and his emotions, together. 
2807"Fallen Angels"Louis MilitoTom MularzNovember 14, 2012 (2012-11-14)11.01[13]

The murder of a pastor at the burial site of the former CSI Warrick Brown result in the hunt for an insane man who lost his family years ago. The case hits too close to Nick Stokes, Sara Sidle, Greg Sanders and Jim Brass who start remembering Warrick.

Recurring characters: Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell 
2818"CSI on Fire"Jeffrey HuntStory by: Carol Mendelsohn & Richard Catalani
Teleplay by: Thomas Hoppe
November 21, 2012 (2012-11-21)10.77[14]

An investigation into a mass grave becomes personal for Finlay, when one of the victims is identified as a missing person who she investigated during her tenure in Seattle. However, Finlay's personal involvement with the case is called into question when she disobeys D.B. Russell's orders and travels to Seattle, but it is not long before she finds herself implicated in the investigation when a further body is found.

Recurring characters: Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell 
2829"Strip Maul"Alec SmightChristopher BarbourNovember 28, 2012 (2012-11-28)12.11[15]

The team lend a hand to local law enforcement on the strip, while things get personal for Brass as he learns some disturbing facts about his daughter Ellie; meanwhile Ecklie returns to work.

Recurring characters: Marc Vann as Conrad Ecklie and Alimi Ballard as Officer Kevin Crawford 
28310"Risky Business Class"Frank WaldeckElizabeth DevineDecember 12, 2012 (2012-12-12)9.59[16]

The CSI team is called to investigate when a plane crashes just off the Vegas strip. Also, the appearance of Sara's former love interest puts a strain on her long-distance relationship with Gil Grissom. Donna Hoppe visits and tells Greg and Morgan that they could be kissing cousins (in some form).

Recurring characters: Pamela Reed as Donna Hoppe 
28411"Dead Air"Phil ConservaJoe PokaskiJanuary 16, 2013 (2013-01-16)11.14[17]

The CSIs are called to investigate when a news anchor is killed during a live broadcast, while the reappearance of Sara's former love in the last episode forces her to reject Grissom's calls.

Note: William Petersen returned as Gil Grissom for a voice-over in this episode, on the phone with Sara, uncredited.

Recurring characters: Alex Carter as Lou Vartann 
28512"Double Fault"Brad TanenbaumMelissa Byer & Treena HancockJanuary 23, 2013 (2013-01-23)11.46[18]

The CSIs investigate a case involving a rising tennis star. Meanwhile, Hodges surprises the team with a startling revelation.

Special guest stars: Lindsay Davenport, Chris Evert, Justin Gimelstob

Recurring characters: Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell and Larry Sullivan as Officer Akers 
28613"In Vino Veritas"Louis MilitoRick EidFebruary 6, 2013 (2013-02-06)10.97[19]

Mac Taylor arrives in Las Vegas to surprise his girlfriend Christine, who is supposed to be in town for an event and drops by the LVPD Crime Lab to visit friend D.B. Russell before heading to her hotel. After he fails to reach her on her phone, he and Russell head to the hotel only to find her missing and her room the scene of a crime. This leads to a fast investigation by the LVPD and Crime Lab who eventually learn Christine has been kidnapped and held hostage and is actually still in New York, taken before she even came to Las Vegas. The episode ends with Mac heading back to New York and Russell going with him.

Note: Crossover with CSI: NY

Note: Part 1 of a 2 Part Episode, with Part 2 (Seth and Apep) being broadcast as episode 15 of CSI: NY (season 9)

Special guest star: Gary Sinise as Mac Taylor

Recurring characters: Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell 
28714"Exile"Jeffrey HuntCarlos MarimonFebruary 13, 2013 (2013-02-13)8.54[20]

The team investigate when the sister of a Cuban singing sensation is murdered. Elsewhere, Hodges begins to get cold feet about his engagement to an Italian woman.

Recurring characters: Marc Vann as Conrad Ecklie, Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell and Alimi Ballard as Det. Kevin Crawford 
28815"Forget Me Not"Karen GaviolaAndrew DettmannFebruary 20, 2013 (2013-02-20)10.65[21]

Sara becomes a suspect in an investigation when it's revealed she was the last person to see the victim alive but this leads her to Ronald Basderic again after four months. Sara then realizes that long-distance relationships may not be possible, such as her marriage with Grissom.

Recurring characters: Alimi Ballard as Det. Kevin Crawford, Larry Sullivan as Officer Akers and Adam J. Harrington as Ronald Basderic 
28916"Last Woman Standing"Brad TanenbaumGavin HarrisFebruary 27, 2013 (2013-02-27)9.44[22]

The team investigate the murders of several prominent poker players, who were linked to a cheating scandal at a prestigious tournament.

Recurring characters: Marc Vann as Conrad Ecklie and Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell 
29017"Dead Of The Class"Alec SmightTom MularzMarch 20, 2013 (2013-03-20)10.53[23]

The CSIs join David Phillips at his high school reunion when he discovers the prom queen's been murdered.

Recurring characters: Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell. 
29118"Sheltered"Louis MilitoMichael FX DaleyApril 3, 2013 (2013-04-03)9.89[24]

The team stumbles upon what may very well be a serial killer and his bizarre lair when they start an investigation into the death of a victim that is discovered near a forest reserve.

Guest stars: Kate Danson as Jill McDermott,[25] Neal McDonough as Tommy Barnes

Recurring characters: Alimi Ballard as Det. Kevin Crawford 
29219"Backfire"Frank WaldeckJack GutowitzApril 10, 2013 (2013-04-10)11.11[26]

The CSIs investigate a triple homicide as Russell struggles to connect with its only witness, a 6-year-old girl.

Recurring characters: Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell. 
29320"Fearless"Eagle EgilssonGavin HarrisMay 1, 2013 (2013-05-01)9.49[27]

The CSI team investigates when a body is discovered in a mud bath at a spiritual retreat.

Recurring characters: Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell. 
29421"Ghosts of the Past"Brad TanenbaumAndrew DettmannMay 8, 2013 (2013-05-08)9.82[28]

The CSI team investigates the death of a ghost hunter which links to a case from twenty years earlier, and Greg tells Morgan about his psychic inheritance from his grandmother. Meanwhile, Sara gets word that a suspect from her past in San Francisco is up for parole.

Recurring characters: Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell. 
29522"Skin in the Game"Alec SmightStory by: Christopher Barbour
Teleplay by: Christopher Barbour and Don McGill
May 15, 2013 (2013-05-15)9.53[29]

As Russell and his team investigate a series of murders that relates to the sins of Dante's Inferno, one of their own confronts peril on a dangerous undercover mission to get close to the killer.

Guest stars: Black Sabbath (Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler), Tim Matheson, Eric Roberts, and James Callis

Recurring characters: Marc Vann as Conrad Ecklie 

Ratings[edit]

U.S. Nielsen ratings[edit]

Episode #TitleAir Date18-49
Rating/Share
Viewers
(in millions)
Rank
(Week)
1Karma to BurnSeptember 26, 20122.5/7[30]10.76[7]22[7]
2Code Blue Plate SpecialOctober 10, 20122.6/7[31]10.70[8]19[8]
3Wild FlowersOctober 17, 20122.3/7[9]10.63[9]16[9]
4It Was a Very Good YearOctober 24, 20122.4/6[10]9.95[10]25[10]
5Play DeadOctober 31, 20122.4/7[32]10.91[11]17[11]
6Pick and RollNovember 7, 20122.3/6[33]10.33[12]15[12]
7Fallen AngelsNovember 14, 20122.5/7[13]11.01[13]14[13]
8CSI on FireNovember 21, 20122.4/7[14]10.77[14]12[14]
9Strip MaulNovember 28, 20122.6/7[15]12.11[15]12[15]
10Risky Business ClassDecember 12, 20122.2/6[16]9.59[16]21[16]
11Dead AirJanuary 16, 20132.3/6[17]11.14[17]15[17]
12Double FaultJanuary 23, 20132.6/7[18]11.46[18]10[18]
13In Vino VeritasFebruary 6, 20132.4/7[19]10.97[19]13[19]
14ExileFebruary 13, 20131.9/5[20]8.54[20]22[20]
15Forget Me NotFebruary 20, 20132.3/7[21]10.65[21]15[21]
16Last Woman StandingFebruary 27, 20131.9/5[22]9.44[22]14[22]
17Dead of the ClassMarch 20, 20132.3/6[23]10.53[23]8[23]
18ShelteredApril 3, 20132.1/6[24]9.89[24]20[24]
19BackfireApril 10, 20132.4/7[26]11.11[26]14[26]
20FearlessMay 1, 20131.9/5[27]9.49[27]N/A
21Ghosts of the PastMay 8, 20132.2/6[28]9.82[28]N/A
22Skin in the GameMay 15, 20132.0/6[29]9.53[29]N/A

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