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1!!The Whole Cast²²A bunch of attractive scientists/cops. This is a ''Series/{{CSI}}'' spin-off after all.²²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder:Mac Taylor]]²!!Mac Taylor²-->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/GarySinise²²* {{Adorkable}}: Upon first glance you wouldn't know it, but see him around any of his love interests and you'll know that it's true. (Or ask Polly, the roller derby chick, from Episode 2.10, "Jamalot.")²* AtonementDetective / LawfulGood: Former Marine; see SemperFi below. Tells someone he's about to fire for even considering compromising evidence:²--> There are three things that I'll protect at any cost: the honor of this country, the safety of this city, and the integrity of this lab. As scientists, we have a great deal of power, the ability to assign guilt or innocence. But when we analyze a crime scene, we collect pieces of evidence, we make a promise to the people of this city. A promise to handle that evidence with respect, integrity, and good faith. When you broke this seal, you broke that promise.²* BerserkButton: Do not hurt Christine.²* ClearMyName: "Past Imperfect."²* CoolShades: Occasionally, such as in "Zoo York," he'll [[GlassesPull pull Horatio's trick.]]²* CowboyCop: Several times in season 3.²* CrusadingWidower: Season 8 opens with him having left the NYPD to work for another lab that's trying to find the DNA of and identify 9/11 victims, including his late wife, Claire.²* {{Determinator}}: One VictimOfTheWeek is delivered to a laundry facility that handles linens from hotels all over the city. Flack snarkily comments that there are only about 70,000 hotel rooms in NYC. Our hero's response?²--> '''Mac:''' I'll take those odds.²** 10 minutes into the episode, the team has it narrowed down to the correct hotel. ²* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Mac ''Llewellyn'' Taylor²* AFatherToHisMen / BenevolentBoss: Tries his best to mentor Danny in Season 1 and comforts him when his brother is severely injured; inspires Lindsay with reenactments in Season 2, hugs her protectively on several occasions, during season 7 reassures her after her ordeal with Shane Casey in "The 34th Floor" and saves her from a hail of bullets in "Life Sentence;" saves Flack's life in the Season 2 finale; gives Sheldon a place to stay when he loses his apartment in "It Happened to Me;" helps Adam deal with issues stemming from his childhood in Season 9.²* HeartbrokenBadass / HurtingHero: Lost his wife, Claire, in the 9/11 attacks. Suffered with insomnia for years afterward.²* ItIsNotYourTime: [[spoiler: "Near Death."]]²* TheLostLenore: His late wife Claire.²* ManlyTears:²** Averted with Claire. He doesn't cry when speaking about her to the locked-in victim or at Ground Zero in "Blink" or during his "limbo" period in "Near Death."²** Invoked with Christine. In "Misconceptions," he breaks down when he finally realizes that he's going to lose her if he doesn't swallow his pride, apologize and open up to her.²* MarriedToTheJob: He doesn't even like to go home to sleep. Christine is helping him get his head out of work now.²%%* MysteriousPast²* NearDeathExperience: see ItIsNotYourTime above.²* OfficialCouple: First with Peyton, then with Christine.²* PlatonicLifePartners: With Stella. Seems to be it with Jo since Stella left.²* ScarsAreForever: Mac has scars from being burned by a hot piece of shrapnel during the 1983 terrorist bombings in Beirut, from being blown up in "Charge of this Post," and from his bullet wound in "Near Death."²* SemperFi: Once a Marine, always a Marine. Note his use of the present tense in this exchange from "Tanglewood" in Season 1:²-->'''Sonny Sassone:''' That's right. That's the way we do it. Mafia style. You look a man dead in the eye and watch the light go out. But chu wouldn't know anything 'bout *that* would ya, *coppa*?²-->'''Det. Mac Taylor:''' ''I'm a Marine,'' you little punk. I've put men in the ground on foreign soil so you can sleep at night, but you wouldn't know anything about *that*, would ya - *kid*? Let me tell you something about the mob. Back in their heyday, these oldtimers, they dealt in death and violence because of one thing: business. Not sport. They were smart. You punks are idiots.²* SharpDressedMan: He wears a suit to work more often than not (complete with tie in season 1). Even when his suitcase goes missing for weeks upon his return from London in season 4, he still manages to dress nicely. The black button-down shirt he dons before his suitcase is returned is so sharp Danny remarks, "Whoa, Mac, back in black!"²* TheStoic: Sinise himself once said of his character, "He smiles once a season."²* TeamDad: Whenever the others, especially Adam, are goofing around in the lab, he always sets them straight. Usually a stern look will do the trick, but occasionally such as the time Adam & Danny where teasing Lindsay by using age progression software on a pic of her, he'll say something parental like, "Are you three done?" and they'll immediately snap to attention. [[PapaWolf But let anyone else threaten any of them...]]²* TenMinuteRetirement: See CrusadingWidower above. He was back the next episode.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Stella Bonasera]]²!!Stella Bonasera²-->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/MelinaKanakaredes²²* AbsoluteCleavage: Many of Stella's outfits highlight her cleavage, but in episode 4.03, "You Only Die Once," Stella wears a scintillating black dress that dips all the way to the top of her stomach.²* ActionGirl: Is in the thick of things with Mac & Sheldon defending the lab in episode 3.24, "Snow Day." ²* AloneWithThePsycho: [[spoiler: Her boyfriend Frankie in episode 2.21, "All Access."]]²* FairCop²* FatalAttractor: See AloneWithThePsycho above. Also, her secret admirer in season 4 turned out to be [[spoiler: Mac's 333 Stalker.]]²* FosterKid: Episode 3.22, "Cold Reveal."²* GorgeousGreek: She's half Greek, half American.²* MsFanservice: See AbsoluteCleavage above.²* PlatonicLifePartners: With Mac. ²* PutOnABus: At the beginning of season 7. She transfers to New Orleans to head up the crime lab there and is never seen nor heard from again after episode 7.01 (and only because she sent Lindsay a package then).²* QuirkyCurls: Never changes her hairstyle throughout her six seasons. Her mentor, Professor Papadakis, tells her they're what drew his attention to call on her in class all the time.²* TeamMom: Particularly to Lindsay when she first arrives.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Danny Messer]]²!!Danny Messer ²-->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/CarmineGiovinazzo²²* BrooklynRage: Sometimes. ²* CareerEndingInjury: It ended his dreams of a baseball career, and led him to become a detective.²* ClearMyName: 3 times. "Internal Affairs," "Officer Involved" and "Run Silent, Run Deep." ²* DeconfirmedBachelor: Once he and Lindsay get together.²* FairCop²* HairTriggerTemper: It's gotten him into trouble a time or two.²* HappilyMarried: To Lindsay. ²* MistakenForCheating: In "Officer Involved."²* MrFanservice: Even franchise creator Anthony Zuiker joked about putting him in a vest or having him take off his shirt every season.²* MysteriousPast: Finally revealed in "Run Silent, Run Deep."²* OfficialCouple: See above.²* PermaStubble: Practically the entire series run.²* RankUp: Briefly, in the beginning of season 8. But he gave up his sergeant's stripes and went back to the lab.²* TheGlassesComeOff: In later seasons.²* TurnInYourBadge: Once in season 3, averted in season 8.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Lindsay "Montana" Messer]]²!!Lindsay "Montana" Messer (formerly Monroe)²-->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/AnnaBelknap²²* ActionMom: Saving Lucy from [[spoiler: Shane Casey.]]²* BewareTheNiceOnes: See above.²* BigEater: In "Food for Thought":²--> '''Lindsay''': *''gives Danny a LongList of food to pick up''*²--> '''Danny''': *''scoffs, starts to walk off, turns and gives her [[OhCrap a look]]''*²--> '''Lindsay:''' I'm not [[WackyCravings pregnant]], I'm just hungry. ²* BrainyBrunette: It was her analysis of blood spatter in a major case in Montana that caused Mac to hire her in the first place. Inspired by his demonstrations in "Zoo York" and a few other episodes, she becomes a reenactment expert. In one of her earliest episodes, she answers a question of Mac's before he has a chance to ask it. He asks how she knew what he wanted and she explains her thought process, which impresses him. In "The Lady in the Lake, she asks Mac if he believes in luck, then goes into detail as to how she arrived at a conclusion which provided a lead in the case. Mac tells her, "That's brains, not luck."²* DarkAndTroubledPast: See HarmfulToMinors below. Takes her a while to open up to everyone about it, especially Danny.²* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Sports mid-length hair in seasons 2 & 3, either straight or wavy before having chin length hair from season 4-6, then to shoulder length hair from season 7-9.²* [[FarmBoy Farm Girl]]: Born and raised in Montana. Her father gave her slingshots, guns, etc for birthday presents when she was a child.²* HappilyMarried: See below.²* HarmfulToMinors: As a teenager, Lindsay witnessed the murder of several friends. In season three, she is called to testify at the trial of their murderer. In season nine, she returns to Montana again for his execution.²* HotScientist ²* MamaBear: Not a good idea to mess with Danny and Lucy.²* MysteriousPast: Her big secret was hinted at a while before it was finally revealed [[spoiler: she survived a shooting.]]²* OfficialCouple: With Danny.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Don Flack]]²!!Don Flack ²-->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/EddieCahill²²* BornDetective: His father was a cop as well.²* BrokenPedestal: His mentor, Moran, turned out to be dirty.²* DeadpanSnarker: Practically every episode he has something sarcastic to say, quite often providing comic relief in tense situations.²* FairCop: He's the tall, dark, handsome one of the bunch.²* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Responsible to little sister Sam's Foolish. ²* TheLostLenore: Angell.²* OfficialCouple: Was one with Angell [[spoiler: before she died]].²* StepfordSmiler: [[spoiler: After Angell's death]]. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Sheldon Hawkes]]²!!Sheldon Hawkes²-->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/HillHarper² ²* BlackAndNerdy ²* ClearMyName: "Raising Shane."²* NotThatKindOfDoctor: Averted. In "Corporate Warriors," a suspect asks him, "What kind of doctor investigates fires?" Sheldon had spent five years in the ER before transferring to the morgue, then to the Crime Lab. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Sid Hammerback]]²!!Sid Hammerback. ²-->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/RobertJoy²²* AnonymousBenefactor: The newspapers dubbed him 'The Guardian Angel' for his $1 million gifts to families of several victims whose cases had really stuck with him.²* TheCoroner: Obviously. Took over a few episodes after Sheldon transferred to the field.²* CreepyMortician / FanNickName: Sid's Creepy Place. ²* NonIdleRich: Continues to work in the morgue after making his fortune.²* RagsToRiches: He wasn't exactly poor before, but he wasn't wealthy either. Now he's made a bundle on his pillow invention.²* SecretlyDying: He revealed to Jo that he has advanced Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. WordOfGod says he will not die onscreen, but it's indicated he's heading for an end.²* SecretlyWealthy: Though that may be changing now, since anyone who isn't Jo, and possibly Mac (who may or may not know due to being his beta tester for the pillow, and who mentions Sid's fortune while "in limbo"), has to notice the piano in the morgue.²** Until it conveniently disappears.²* SupremeChef: Mentions recipes he's tried, often with fairly exotic ingredients.²* TooMuchInformation: Likes to overshare at times.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Adam Ross]]²!!Adam Ross ²-->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/AJBuckley²²* AbusiveParents: His [[spoiler: dad]] is revealed as abusive in "The Real [=McCoy=]."²* {{Adorkable}}: Adorable smile...check. Sweet personality...check. Lab geek? Oh, yeah.²* HollywoodNerd: Lab coat...check. Messy hair...quite often. Sci Fi nut? Oh, yeah.²* TheLabRat: It's his job after all.²* TechnoWizard: Once he's joined the team, virtually all the computer-related investigations become his responsibility, as opposed to Danny's prior to his arrival.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Jessica Angell]]²!!Det. Jessica Angell ²-->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/EmmanuelleVaugier²²* ActionGirl²* BornDetective: Followed in her father's footsteps.²* FairCop: ²* OutnumberedSibling: The only girl in a family of boys. ²* [[spoiler: StuffedInTheFridge: Died in the 5th season finale from injuries sustained in a shoot-out]].²* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: For Aiden.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Aiden Burn]]²!!Aiden Burn ²-->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/VanessaFerlito²²* BrainyBrunette: Specializes in facial reconstruction. ²* DeadpanSnarker ²* FairCop: Some suspects actually made passes towards her during interrogations. Even had to call out a fellow detective for checking her out while she was examining a corpse for evidence.²* [[spoiler: StuffedInTheFridge: Wound up fired for thinking of tampering with evidence in a serial rape case, then killed by the same perp. She somehow manages to leave behind evidence during the attack that helps the [=CSIs=] finally nail him]].²* [[spoiler: ThanatosGambit: Aidan manages to make her murder into one of these]].²* TomboyishName ²* [[spoiler: UnfortunateName: Considering she winds up being burned beyond recognition...]]²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Jo Danville]]²!!Jo Danville²-->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/SelaWard²²* AmicableExes: Her ex-husband still works with the FBI and pops up from time to time. ²* AloneWithThePsycho: "Means to an End." ²* BrainyBrunette: Profiles victims and suspects so correctly it surprises well as her colleagues.²%%* ChristmasCake:²* FBIAgent: Formerly.²* HappilyAdopted: Her adopted daughter, Ellie Danville.²* IWantGrandkids: Played with. She's after Mac, not her kids, to start a family.²** Episode 7.18, "Identity Crisis," ends with this exchange:²-->'''Jo:''' Mac, you need to get married and have kids, so I don't have to go through all these challenges alone.²-->'''Mac:''' Have you lost your mind?²-->'''Jo:''' Yeah, don't get married. Just adopt a child. Children are wonderful.²-->'''Mac:''' Misery loves company, huh?²-->'''Jo:''' You would make a great father.²-->'''Mac:''' Jo. Stop.²-->'''Jo:''' Don't you ever think about being a grandfather?²-->'''Mac:''' [scoffs] Hey, if I buy you a burger and a beer, will you stop talking?²* TheMatchmaker:²** Discussed. During Mac's "Near Death" experience in the season 8 finale, he and Sheldon take turns telling each other that they should get married. Each responds to the other with "You sound like Jo."²** In season 9, Jo tells Mac that he and Christine need to get married and "start popping little blonde babies out into the world." He raises his eyebrows and she says, "I see the way you two look at each other." He gives a slight eyeroll, turns and walks away without a word.²* TheProfiler: ²** Part of her training with the FBI, and she's very good at it. Makes a great first impression on Mac by profiling the victim upon her arrival at the lab in episode 7.01, "The 34th Floor." ²-->'''Mac:''' (''wide-eyed'') Do you happen to know her mother's maiden name?²** In episode 8.10, "Clean Sweep," she uses her skills to help a somewhat shell-shocked suspect remember exactly what happened.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Peyton Driscoll]]²!!Peyton Driscoll²-->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/ClaireForlani²²* FalseSoulmate: To Mac.²* PutOnABus: In Season 4.²** TheBusCameBack: Episode 6.22, "Point of View." She was meant to make more appearances, but Melina Kanakaredes/Stella Bonasera's departure led to her character becoming a victim of ChuckCunninghamSyndrome for Season 7 instead.²* SecondLove: One of the candidates for Mac; this arc and her character were aborted when the character of Jo Danville replaced Stella Bonasera.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Reed Garrett]]²!!Reed Garrett²-->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/KyleGallner²²Mac's stepson. Reed is the son who Mac's late wife, Claire, gave up for adoption before meeting Mac. When Reed came looking for his biological mother, he met Mac instead.²²* IntrepidReporter: Begs Mac for inside info on cases so he can scoop mainstream media with his blog. Throws himself into every story he writes, to the point of [[spoiler: being taken hostage by the cabbie killer, who forces Reed to use his blog to get his point across and then severely injures him, leaving him for dead.]]²* ScarsAreForever: [[spoiler: Reed still bears the scars from the cabbie killer, which he hides with a scarf.]]²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Christine Whitney]]²!!Christine Whitney²-->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/MeganDodds²²The sister of Mac's partner, Stan, who was killed in the line of duty. When Lindsay and Jo made Mac a Facebook page to demonstrate during a case how easily someone could be impersonated, Mac left the page up, and he and Christine reconnected and have been dating ever since. After going through a lot in seasons 8 and 9, Mac proposed to her at the end of season 9, and she happily accepted.²²* [[spoiler: BoundAndGagged:]] When she's [[spoiler: abducted]] in "Seth and Apep."²* [[spoiler: HeroicBSOD:]] She's clearly having residual issues from her ordeal in the NY/LV crossover, "In Vino Vertas," as evidenced by "Blood Actually."²* SecondLove: To Mac. (Peyton subverted it; they appeared in love, but it was obvious by the end that he wasn't ready, and she ultimately left him. His bond with Christine is much more obvious and genuine-feeling.)²* SupremeChef: Owns a small restaurant at first; makes plans to close it and open a bistro in season 9. Is shown in flashback as having cooked for her brother when he and Mac were partners. Cooks elaborate meals for Mac once they start dating.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Jamie Levato]]²!!Detective Jamie Levato²-->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/NatalieMartinez²²The third recurring female detective after Aiden and Angell.²* ActionGirl²* DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest: She's turning into this for Flack by the final episode.²* FairCop²* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: For the other two.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Kaile Maka]]²!!Kaile Maka²-->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/KellyHu²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Brigham Sinclair]]²!!Chief of Detectives Brigham Sinclair²-->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/MykeltiWilliamson²²Chief of Police from 2007 on. Only seen onscreen thru 2009; thereafter he was referred to, or another character's side of a phone conversation with him was shown.²²* DaChief: Frequently hassles Mac to solve high profile cases quickly so the Mayor doesn't come down on both of them, but does occasionally have Mac's back, too, particularly in "The Thing about Heroes."²²[[/folder]]²²!!Villains²²[[folder:Shane Casey]]²!!Shane Casey²-->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/EdwardFurlong²²[[/folder]]


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