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Official 'Urban Hellraisers,' 'Dolls' & 'Dog Eat Dog' Details

By Christian
November 20, 2005 - 8:30 PM

Urban HellraisersAfter enjoying almost nothing but new episodes over the past few months, next week will be the final week for quite a while that CSI fans will be able to watch new episodes of all three CSI series. As usual, CBS has released some official teaser info on all three of these episodes.

First up on Monday at 10:00pm will be CSI: Miami's "Urban Hellraisers," in which Horatio Caine's CSIs have to deal with the fall-out of a Grand Theft Auto-style video game:

Delko witnesses a bank robbery and the CSIs soon discover that the culprits are playing out the action from the videogame "Urban Hellraisers" on the streets of Miami. As they score points for each crime committed, the CSIs must discover what consists of getting to the next level in the game in order to stop the culprits before they strike again.

"Urban Hellraisers" was directed by Matt Earl Beesley, making this his first episode of the CSI franchise since CSI: Crime Scene Investigation's "Eleven Angry Jurors" two years ago. The episode is the second Miami outing for both screenwriters: Dean Widenmann started out with "Blood In The Water," and Marc Guggenheim previously wrote "Three-Way."

The following actors will be making a guest appearance on "Urban Hellraisers:"

  • Rex Linn as Det. Frank Tripp
  • Eva LaRue as Natalia Boa Vista
  • Diana Chavez as Hot Girl
  • Lea Moreno as Demon/Kim Mills
  • Shaun Sipos as Hellys/Gabe Hammond
  • Kanin Howell as Scream
  • Shoshana Bush as Teenage Girl
  • Larissa Gomes as Monica Rodriguez
  • Amy Laughlin as Erica Sikes
  • Brendan Fehr as Dan Cooper
  • Marty McSorley as Rink Manager
  • Michael B. Silver as Peter Elliott
  • Philip Winchester as Chris Allen
  • Jared Ward as Officer Tovado
  • Jerad Anderson as Glasses/Michael Page
  • Bellamy Young as Megan West
  • Boti Bliss as Valera
  • Akeem Smith as John Berg
  • Jeremy Kent Jackson as Carl Hiatt
  • Ryan Ryusaki as Ski Mask

Rex Linn, Eva LaRue, Amy Laughlin, Brendan Fehr, Michael B. Silver, and Boti Bliss will all be playing previously-established recurring characters. This is also true for Jared Ward, whose Officer Tovado also appeared in "Felony Flight" two weeks ago, but was then known as Officer Camston. Two other actors have previous CSI connections: Kanin J. Howell, who played Roy Hinton in the first-season original CSI episode "Sound of Silence" and Lenny Starks in last year's CSI: New York episode "Officer Blue;" and Jeremy Kent Jackson, who appeared as a store clerk in last year's original CSI episode "Harvest." Finally, Bellamy Young has never appeared on CSI before, but you can expect to see her character in at least the next two CSI: Miami episodes, just with a slight name change from Megan to Monica West.

On Wednesday at 10:00pm, CBS will be airing the CSI: New York episode "City of the Dolls," featuring the return of Kelly Hu's Det. Kaila Maka. Here's what else you can expect from the episode:

When the body of a man is discovered buried among a pile of detached doll parts, Mac, Lindsay, Det. Maka and Danny are called to one of their most bizarre crime scenes yet. The team must piece together the clues and doll parts to discover who murdered the store's owner. Meanwhile, a beautiful waitress is found dead in a studio apartment recently bestowed to her by one of her patrons.

Director Norberto Barba previously helmed the New York episode "The Fall." Screenwriter Pam Veasey is one of the show's executive producers, and this season also worked on "Summer In The City."

Below you can find the "City of the Dolls" guest cast list:

  • Kelly Hu as Det. Kaila Maka
  • Robert Joy as Dr. Sid Hammerback
  • Leila Arcieri as Darcy Sullivan
  • Kate Norby as Monica Drake
  • Victor McCay as Harry Ellis
  • Brian Gant as Dale Straker
  • Aimee Garcia as Rhonda Chavez
  • Stephanie Marie Baker as Carolyn Straker
  • Helena Mattsson as Lauren Redgrave
  • Owen Beckman as Luke Fisher
  • Kristina Anapau as Virginia Felton
  • Madison Davenporte as Abby Drake
  • Mark Mahoney as Arvin Dooley
  • Mitchell Fink as Russell McCulley
  • Zack Stewart as Lou Pugletti

Besides recurring actors Kelly Hu and Robert Joy, only two actors have a previous connection to the CSI franchise: Kate Norby, who played Julie Sullivan in last year's Miami episode "Game Over," and Mitchell Fink, who's played Parademic Fink in several episodes of the original CSI this season.

The final new episode of the week will be CSI: Crime Scene Investigation's "Dog Eat Dog," the final new CSI episode before CBS will repeat the season premiere on December 1. But for now, here's what you can expect from this week's new episode:

The CSIs investigate the unusual death of a man found dead in a dumpster on Thanksgiving night. Grissom and his team must take their clues from what the man ate in order to identify his cause of death, which leads them into the world of competitive eating. Meanwhile, Nick and Sara investigate the suspicious death of a couple attacked and killed by their seemingly sweet dog.

Director Duane Clark most recently worked on a New York episode, last week's "Bad Beat," but has also previously directed the original CSI episode "Compulsion."

Here's the list of "Dog Eat Dog" guest actors:

  • David Berman as David Phillips
  • Louise Lombard as Sophia Curtis
  • Wallace Langham as Hodges
  • Doan Ly as Jesse Menken
  • Bill Chott as Jerry Gable
  • Dane Northcutt as Michael Tinsley
  • Paula Trickey as Lori Tinsley
  • Terrell Ramsey as Pretzel Vendor
  • Jessica Collins as Missy
  • Daphne Ashbrook as Buffet Manager
  • Hal Sparks as Digger James
  • Bailey Chase as Marty Mayron
  • Joel David Moore as Guy in the Yellow Hat
  • Angela Goethals as Suzie Gable

For an episode of the original CSI, there's a relatively small group of recurring characters, as only David Berman, Louise Lombard, Wallace Langham and Doan Ly will be playing previously established characters. Only one other actor has appeared on any of the CSI shows before: Dane Northcutt, who played Lloyd Cole in the second-season Miami episode "Big Brother."

Besides these three new episodes, CBS will be showing a repeat of the fifth-season original CSI episode "Nesting Dolls" this Saturday at 9:00pm, as part of the CrimeTime Saturday block. In this episode, two female corpses are uncovered in a new housing development construction area, and the CSIs are led into the world of Russian mail-order brides, where young women get work visas and come to America hoping to land a man who will marry them and give them citizenship. Meanwhile, Sara is reprimanded by Ecklie for an inappropriate comment and ends up opening up to Grissom about her long-held family secret.

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