‘Merchants Of Menace’ & ‘Hero To Zero’ Official Details, Plus What’s On This Week


Here are the cast lists and official details for this week’s back-to-back episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, plus what’s on NCIS: Los Angeles and Criminal Minds. (NCIS is a repeat, while NCIS: New Orleans is not on the schedule.)

NCIS: Los Angeles will air “In the Line of Duty” tonight at 9:59pm ET/PT. Here’s the episode synopsis (more information here):

After U.S. Ambassador Nancy Kelly narrowly escapes a terrorist attack at the U.S. consulate in Tunisia, Callen and Sam are sent on a secret, dangerous mission to obtain key evidence from the crime scene. Upon their return, the team seeks Kelly’s help to provide missing information.

And check out the episode promo below:

NCIS will re-air “Kill the Messenger” from earlier this season on Tuesday at 8:00pm ET/PT. Here’s the episode description (more information here):

When a Navy Lieutenant is killed on his way to a private meeting with the President, the NCIS team must determine if the murder was part of a recent stream of muggings in the area or a targeted hit to keep intel secret.

NCIS: NOLA is not on the schedule this Tuesday. Instead, CBS will air a news special during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address from 9:00-10:30pm ET. The next new episode of NOLA will air on February 3.

On Wednesday, Criminal Minds offers “Anonymous” at 9:00pm ET/PT. Here’s the episode description (more information here):

The BAU searches Tallahassee for a serial killer who calls the authorities to report the crimes prior to committing murder. Also, as Rossi prepares for a weekend visit with his daughter, Joy, he receives startling news about the death of a comrade in Vietnam.

And here’s the episode promo:

A repeat of the CSI season 15 premiere, “The CSI Effect”, will air on Saturday at 8:00pm ET/PT. Here’s the episode description (more information here):

Finlay must deal with a bomb planted in her car, while Russell gets a call from someone claiming to be the Gig Harbor killer.

As CSI Files previously reported, CSI has two episodes on the schedule this Sunday. “Merchants of Menace” will air first at 9:00pm ET/PT. Check out the episode promo below:

And here’s the synopsis, followed by the official details:

The CSI team investigates a homicide at a convention for people who collect macabre murder memorabilia.

Former script supervisor Claudia Yarmy, who was a second unit director on CSI: Miami, directed CSI for the first time with “Merchants of Menace”. Co-Executive Producer Tom Mularz wrote the episode, which marks his twenty-first credit; he previously penned “Rubbery Homicide” earlier this season.

The following guest stars will appear in the episode:

Larry Mitchell as Officer Mitchell
Skyler Stone as Alex Friel
Mekenna Melvin as Nora Waters
Dominic Hoffman as Roy Narvick
Greg Evigan as Bruce Waters
Rob Estes as Todd Spanna
Richard Harmon as Kyle Jessup/Second Geek
CJ Hoff as Pasty Geek
Joseph Buttler as Random Collector #1
Nate Shelkey as Random Collector #2
Bobby Campo as Damon Harlow
Rodney Eastman as Jacob Warren
Patrick Cox as Burly Guy
Sloane Coombs as Young Nora Waters
Haley Hauser as Rachel Waters
George Jonson as Lucas Reem
Christopher Kerson as Gunnar

Larry Mitchell is back as Officer Mitchell. Rodney Eastman previously appeared in season two’s “Ellie”, and he was also in the CSI: New York episode “Super Men” during the show’s second season. Rob Estes had a recurring role on Miami, most-recently appearing in “Internal Affairs” during season five. Greg Evigan guest-starred in “Money Plane” during Miami’s third season, and Bobby Campo was in season eight’s “Bad Seed”. Skyler Stone was in the New York episode “YoungBlood” during the show’s second season. The other actors are new to the franchise.

CSI will follow with another new episode in its usual 10:00pm ET/PT timeslot. (We will post a promo when it becomes available.) Here’s the episode description for “Hero to Zero”, followed by the official details:

The CSI team investigates the murder of a young victim dressed as a superhero.

The episode was directed by Producer Phil Conserva, whose five previous credits include last month’s “Dead Woods”. Executive Producer Andrew Dettman wrote “Hero to Zero”, which marks his tenth credit for CSI; he previously penned “Road to Recovery” earlier this season.

The episode will feature the following guest stars:

Larry Mitchell as Officer Mitchell
Dale Pavinski as Tony Agerro / Alley Lead Thug
Christopher May as Homeless Man / Roger
Levi Fiehler as Brad Jeffries
Quincy Brown as Trey Peach
Greg Finley as Scott Hunt / Male Superhero
Tania Raymonde as Tina Ellis / Female Superhero
Ely Pouget as Carla Jeffries
Leif Gantvoort as Seth
Joseph Patrick Kelly as Officer Metcalfe

Larry Mitchell is back as Officer Mitchell, and Joseph Patrick Kelly returns as Officer Metcalfe for the first time since last season’s “Helpless”. Christopher May previously appeared in the New York episode “Time’s Up” during the show’s fourth season, Tania Raymonde was in season five’s “The Cost of Living”, and Leif Gantvoort guest-starred in “White Gold” during season nine. The other actors are new to the franchise.

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