‘Shop Till You Drop’ & ‘Happy Birthday’ Official Details

The franchise offers two new episodes this week featuring holiday festivities gone wrong and the 200th episode of CSI: Miami. Official plot details and cast lists after the jump.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will air a repeat of last season’s “Neverland” on Thursday at 9:00pm ET/PT. The body of a 14-year-old boy was found in the desert, and evidence linked the case to a man who had been in jail for two years.

On Friday at 9:00pm ET/PT, CSI: New York decks the halls in “Shop Till You Drop”:

Mac and the team search for the killer of a department store manager who was found dead in a holiday display window.

Skipp Sudduth previously directed “Tales from the Undercard” during New York’s sixth season. “Shop Till You Drop” was written by Trey Callaway and Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, based on a story by Adam Targum and Christopher Silber. Callaway has 12 previous writing credits, including “Damned if You Do” from earlier this season. This is the fifth time Thomas has penned an episode of the show. His most recent credit was for this season’s “Sangre Por Sangre”. Targum wrote “Do Not Pass Go”, and Silber penned “Out of the Sky”—both episodes are from earlier this year.

The following guest stars will appear in the episode:

  • Lisa Brenner as Alena Maybrook
  • Jeff Roop as Richard Grossman
  • Patrick Fabian as Charles Richmore
  • Hayley Marie Norman as Tracy Parker
  • Steven Crowley as Tourist/Howie
  • Hart Turner as Pascal Denton


Lisa Brenner has appeared on CSI (“Bully for You”) and CSI: Miami (“Killer Date”). Patrick Fabian has also guest-starred on CSI (“Forever”) and Miami (“Blood in the Water”). The other actors are new to the franchise.

CSI: Miami airs its 200th episode on Sunday at 10:00pm ET/PT as the team fights to save lives in “Happy Birthday”:

When a pregnant woman is assaulted, Horatio and the team fight for her and her baby’s life while tracking down her attacker, on the 200th episode.

Sam Hill has directed 28 previous episodes of the series, including this season’s “Sleepless in Miami”. Barry O’Brien and Marc Dube co-wrote the episode. O’Brien has 18 credits, including the season eight finale “All Fall Down”. Dube penned 28 previous episodes, most recently “Manhunt” earlier this season.

“Happy Birthday” will feature the following guest stars:

  • Joanne Kelly as Heather Chapman
  • David Conrad as Gary Chapman
  • Austin Butler as Jason Chapman
  • Jessica Collins as Marcie Westerfield
  • Lisa Marcos as Vicki Turner
  • James Harvey Ward as Sam Novak
  • Dante Basco as Ruben Franco
  • Jason Manuel Olazabal as Doctor Landry
  • Jennifer Weston as Nurse #1
  • Garikayi Mutamibirwa as Jogger
  • John C. Meier as Livid Driver


Jennifer Weston previously appeared as a nurse in last season’s “Backfire”. John C. Meier played a different character in the season one episode “Dispo Day”. Jessica Collins was in the CSI episode “Dog Eat Dog” during the show’s sixth season.

The repeat of “Neverland”, “Shop Till You Drop” and “Happy Birthday” begin airing December 2 on CBS.

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