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Series: 'CSI: New York'
Episode Title: 'Blink'
Episode Number: 101
Synopsis: "The body of a woman leaves clues to a serial killer who imprisons his victims, and Detective Taylor and Flack's team must piece together the evidence with the help of one who survived but can communicate only by blinking."

Original Airdate: September 22, 2004
Rerun: June 01, 2005
Fan Rating: 6.9/10 (Full Poll Results)


Written By: Anthony E. Zuiker
Directed By: Deran Sarafian

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  • Rumoured to feature the team investigate the death of a woman who has died of a date rape drug overdose, but shows no signs of sexual assault. But when two similar victims turn up, the case gets more serious... (July 08, 2004 - CSI Files)

  • Deals with Mac Taylor's backstory, as a man who griefs over his dead wife reminds him of his own wife, who died in the 9/11 attacks. (July 08, 2004 - CSI Files)

  • This episode was nominated for a Golden Reel Award by the Motion Picture Sound Editors organisation. (January 25, 2005 - CSI Files)

  • The British TV channel Five promoted this episode, and the entire British launch of CSI: New York, by sending out 55,000 fake murder dossiers. The network was berated for this by the British Advertising Standards Authority, and dropped the campaign (January 28, 2005 - CSI Files)

  • This episode was first repeated on the 8th of December, 2004.


Poll Results

How would you grade the 'CSI: New York' premiere, 'Blink'?
9-10 27.8% - (144 Votes)
7-8 23.4% - (121 Votes)
5-6 14.1% - (73 Votes)
Wasn't able to watch it 13.5% - (70 Votes)
1-2 7.3% - (38 Votes)
3-4 7.1% - (37 Votes)
Didn't want to watch it 6.5% - (34 Votes)

Total Votes: 517

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