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Blood, Sweat & Tears

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Series: 'CSI: New York'
Episode Title: 'Blood, Sweat & Tears'
Episode Number: 114
Synopsis: "When a 16-year-old contortionist is found dead and stuffed into a small box washed ashore on a Coney Island beach, Mac and Stella question the victim’s family and their rivals -- trapeze artists who compete for attention as the circus’ main act. Meanwhile, a large pool of blood in a New York apartment leads Danny and Det. Flack to a dead woman disposed of in the building’s trash chute."

Original Airdate: February 09, 2005
Rerun: August 03, 2005
Fan Rating: 7.9/10 (Full Poll Results)


Written By: Eli Talbert & Erica Shelton
Directed By: Scott Lautanen

Guest Stars:


  • Director Scott Lautanen said he had to manage a group of elephants when helming this circus-themed episode. (December 07, 2004 - CSI Files)

  • Filming commenced in the week beginning December 6. (December 07, 2004 - CSI Files)

  • Rumoured to feature the death of a young contortionist working at the New York City Circus. (December 23, 2004 - CSI Files)

  • The group of swimmers who dive into the freezing Atlantic Ocean are based on the members of the real-life Polar Bear Club, who swim in the sea near Coney Island every Sunday from October through April.

  • Many of the guest actors are not regular dramatic actors, but rather performers who come straight out of the circus community. (February 06, 2005 - CSI Files)

  • Entertainment Tonight visited the set of "Blood, Sweat & Tears" for an inside scoop. (April 6, 2005 - CSI Files)


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