Case files: A look at 'CSI: NY' milestones


May 5, 2004
A murder investigation on "CSI: Miami" leads Lieutenant Horatio Caine (David Caruso) north for a meeting with New York City crime lab Detective Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise).

Sept. 22, 2004
In "CSI: NY's" first episode, Mac reveals that his wife Claire was killed in the Sept. 11 attacks.

May 18, 2005
Det. Sheldon Hawkes (Hill Harper) applies to move from the medical examiner's office to become a field investigator. Mac decides he's ready to date again.

Oct. 5, 2005
Mac has to fire Det. Aiden Burn (Vanessa Ferlito) after she improperly handles case evidence in a friend's rape investigation.

Oct. 10, 2005
The lab gets a new member, Det. Lindsay Monroe (Anna Belknap), a CSI investigator from Montana. She catches the eye of Det. Danny Messer (Carmine Giovinazzo).

Feb. 1, 2006
Lindsay and Danny discover Mac's secret hobby -- playing bass guitar in a jazz band on
Wednesday night.

April 26, 2006
Det. Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes) learns her boyfriend has been uploading videos of their sex life to the Web. After she breaks off the relationship, he attacks her in her apartment, and she shoots him dead in self defense.

Nov. 8, 2006
Reed Garrett (Kyle Gallner) turns up, the son Mac's wife had given up for adoption before she met him.

Feb. 14, 2007
While processing a crime scene, Stella accidentally exposes herself to HIV-positive blood. In April, she finds out she's negative.

May 15, 2007
After a year of flirting, Danny and Lindsay spend the night together.

Oct. 24, 2007
On a hunt for a killer, Mac enters the virtual world Second Life. The real-life WGA strike delays the story line's resolution until 4/2/08.

Nov. 28, 2007
After Mac begins to get strange calls at 3:33 a.m., the hunt for who will be called the "333" stalker ends in Chicago, with the perp turning out to have ties to both Mac and Stella.

April 9, 2008
Danny blames himself for the death of a boy he befriended, and ends his relationship with Lindsay.

Sept. 24, 2008
The trail of a suspect who kidnapped Mac and left him for dead leads to Homicide Det. Don Flack's (Eddie Cahill) sister, Samantha. He brings her in for questioning, a move that stresses their already strained relationship.