May 25 2024

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‘Ghost In The Machine’, ‘Bit By Bit’ & ‘Family Secrets’ Official Details, Plus What’s On This Week

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Here are the cast lists and official details for all three episodes of CSI: Cyber airing this week, including the season one finale; plus information about the penultimate episode of NCIS: Los Angeles and the season finales of NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans. (Criminal Minds isn’t on the schedule.)

NCIS: Los Angeles airs “Kolcheck, A” tonight at 9:59pm ET/PT, which is the penultimate episode of season six. Here’s the episode synopsis (more information here):

Callen and Sam search for answers when they find dead crew members from the missing oil tanker used in Arkady’s deal with Russia, and also discover Arkady’s personal connection to the ship.

And check out the episode promo below:


NCIS concludes its twelfth season with “Neverland” on Tuesday at 8:00pm ET/PT. Here’s the episode description (more information here):

NCIS feverishly investigates a global terrorist group that is recruiting teens via the Internet following a deadly bombing overseas that results in an emotional and surprising loss for the team.

And here’s the episode promo:


NCIS: NOLA will follow with its season one finale from 9:00-10:01pm ET/PT on Tuesday. Here’s the episode description for “My City” (more information here):

After receiving intelligence that the ports have been breached, placing the Navy and the Gulf Coast in harm’s way, Pride and the NCIS team follow every angle to determine what has entered their city and how they can put a stop to the Broussard Syndicate, who seem to always be one step ahead of them.

Now check out the episode preview:


After the New Orleans finale, CSI: Cyber offers “Ghost in the Machine” on a special night and time, Tuesday at 10:01pm ET/PT. First, check out the episode promo below:

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

The cyber team tracks a killer who hacks into a popular online game and tricks gamers into delivering illegal weapons.

Director Alex Zakrzewski helmed eleven episodes of CSI: New York, most recently “White Gold” during the show’s final season. “Ghost in the Machine” was co-written by Co-Executive Producer Richard Catalani and writers’ assistant Carly Soteras, who also served as a writers’ assistant on CSI: NY. This is the first Cyber writing credit for both; however, Catalani penned 28 episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, most recently “De Los Muertos” during season fourteen.

The following guest stars will appear in the episode:

Alexie Gilmore as Devon Atwood
Antonio Jaramillo as Viper75
Max Barakat as Spencer Elliott
René Ashton as Brenda Elliott
Mark Totty as Kyle Elliott
Dejon LaQuake as Micah Gordon
Karl T. Wright as Phil Gordon
Stephanie Drake as Jessica Pope
Sam Tan as Corey Smith

Alexie Gilmore is back as Elijah Mundo’s (James Van Der Beek) ex-wife Devon, who was last seen in “Fire Code”. Antonio Jaramillo has guest-starred on CSI: Miami (“Permanent Vacation”) and CSI (“Exile”), while Mark Totty has credits for CSI: NY (“Murder Sings the Blues”) and CSI (“If I Had a Hammer…”). René Ashton was in the CSI episode “Organ Grinder” during the show’s second season. The other actors are new to the franchise.


Criminal Minds aired its season finale last Wednesday. This week, CSI: Cyber will air the first of two back-to-back episodes in the 9:00pm ET/PT timeslot. We’ll share the promo for “Bit by Bit” when it becomes available, but here is the synopsis, followed by the official details:

The cyber team investigates when a hacker uses a power outage in Detroit to mask a jewelry store robbery-homicide in which gems weren’t the target.

This is the first time Aaron Lipstadt has directed an episode for the CSI franchise, but he worked as a co-executive producer and director on Patricia Arquette’s (Avery Ryan) previous CBS series, Medium. Thomas Hoppe penned “Bit by Bit”, and he previously co-wrote “Killer En Route” earlier this year.

“Bit by Bit” will feature the following guest stars:

Eric Normington as Russ Williams
Frank Krueger as James Schaeffer
Christel Smith as Karen Schaeffer
William McMullen as Jeffrey Schaeffer
Neil Brown Jr. as Local Detective
Robin Karfo as Tabitha Chistos
Tony Amendola as Ellis Christos
Brandon Barash as Stephen Christos
RC Ormond as Edward Gaines
Delila Vallot as Julie Irons
Lucas Kerr as Henry Spitz
Blake Shields as Jeremy Spitz
Alfred Woodley as Xavier Nelson
Lisagaye Tomlinson as Jasmine Nelson

Tony Amendola has appeared in multiple episodes of CSI (most recently “Pirates of the Third Reich”) and New York (including “Grounds for Deception”). Blake Shields was in two episodes of CSI (“All For Our Country”, “Lover’s Lanes”) and an episode of Miami (“Long Gone”). Lucas Kerr guest-starred in the CSI episode “The Devil and DB Russell” during season fourteen. The other actors are new to the franchise


Following in its usual 10:00pm ET/PT timeslot on Wednesday, CSI: Cyber finishes up season one with “Family Secrets”. The promo will be shared when it is available, but here’s the synopsis, followed by the official details:

Avery confronts the hacker who released her patient’s information online when she was a psychologist. Meanwhile, Krumitz confronts the man who murdered his parents.

Anton Cropper directed the finale, which marks his first time working in the CSI franchise. The finale was co-written by Co-Executive Producer Craig O’Neill, Executive Producer Pam Veasey and Producer Matt Whitney. O’Neill has writing credits for “CMND:\Crash” and “Crowd Sourced”, Veasey wrote on “CMND:\Crash” and “The Evil Twin”, and Whitney penned “Fire Code” and co-wrote the story for “Killer En Route”.

These guest stars will appear in the season finale:

Austin Highsmith as Agent Rene Bennett
Brent Sexton as Andrew Michaels
David Dastmalchian as Logan Shelby
Angela Trimbur as Francine Krumitz
Deron Paul as Taylor Pettis

Angela Trimbur is back as Daniel Krumitz’s (Charley Koontz) sister Francine, who was first seen in “Killer En Route”. Austin Highsmith has previously appeared on CSI: NY (“Dancing With the Fishes”) and Miami (“Dead on Arrival”). Brent Sexton was in the CSI episode “Chaos Theory” during the show’s second season, and David Dastmalchian was in season fourteen’s “Killer Moves”.


CSI isn’t airing a repeat this week. However, CBS will air repeats of NCIS: NOLA (“The Abyss”) and CSI: Cyber (“CMND:\Crash”) on Saturday from 8:00-10:00pm ET/PT.

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