February 29 2024

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‘Play Dead’ & ‘The Lady In The Lake’ Official Details

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The franchise offers two new episodes this week, featuring a canine suspect and a murder in Central Park. Official plot details and cast lists can be found after the jump.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation goes to the dogs in “Play Dead” on Wednesday at 10:00pm ET/PT:

When a K-9 is blamed for the death of his partner, the CSI team discovers there’s more to the case. Meanwhile, Finlay and Morgan investigate the death of a high-profile divorce lawyer with a lot of enemies.

This is the first time Eagle Egilsson has directed CSI, but he previously helmed eight episodes of CSI: Miami. Writing duo and Co-Executive Producers Treena Hancock and Melissa Byer penned “Play Dead”, which marks their seventh credit for the series; their most recent episode was “Altered Stakes” from season twelve.

The following guest stars will appear in the episode:

  • Larry Mitchell as Officer Mitchell
  • David S. Lee as Sergeant Varanski
  • James Hyde as Barry Sloan
  • Caroline Lagerfelt as Marjorie Randell
  • Michael Bunin as Brent Walsh
  • Brianne Davis as Sabrina Walsh
  • Kyle Richards-Umansky as Ms. Young
  • Elizabeth Abrams as Hooker #1
  • Tauvia Dawn as Hooker #2
  • Johanna Braddy as Carly Green
  • Mike Alexander as Vinnie Barso
  • Brigette Davidovici as Jen
  • Katie Leclerc as Christine


Larry Mitchell is back as Officer Mitchell. Michael Bunin previously guest-starred in “Revenge is Best Served Cold” during season three, and James Hyde was in season four’s “Early Rollout”. Brianne Davis has appeared on CSI (“Built to Kill, Part 2”) and Miami (“Cyber-Lebrity”). David S. Lee was in the Miami episode “Sunblock” during the show’s sixth season, and Johanna Braddy appeared in “Wheels Up” during season nine. Tauvia Dawn guest-starred in the CSI: New York episode “Hush” during the first season. The other actors are new to the franchise.

On Friday, CSI: New York separates fantasy from reality in “The Lady in the Lake” at 9:00pm ET/PT:

The CSIs investigate a twisted fairy tale when a woman in a ball gown is found at the bottom of the pond outside Belvedere Castle in Central Park.

This is the fifth directing credit for Scott White, who previously helmed last season’s “Get Me Out Of Here!” Supervising Producer David Hoselton penned “The Lady in the Lake”, which marks his first writing credit for the series.

The following actors and actresses will appear in guest-starring roles:

  • Alex Ashbaugh as Matthew DiBello
  • Kathleen York as Krista DiBello
  • Madeleine Hamer as Ashley Braden
  • Niko Nicotera as Joseph Skiver
  • Robbie Williams as Phil Rennick
  • Alexis Apple as Karma
  • Tayler Buck as Dee
  • Eugene Shaw as Uni


Kathleen York has guest-starred on CSI (“Miscarriage of Justice”) and Miami (“Count Me Out”). Eugene Shaw appeared in the Miami episode “Backfire” during the show’s eighth season. The other actors are new to the franchise

“Play Dead” and “The Lady In The Lake” begin airing October 31 on CBS.

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