Near Death
CSI NY - Near Death
Season 8
Number 18
Writer Zachary Reiter,
Pam Veasey
Director Alex Zakrzewski
Original Airdate May 11, 2012
Previous Episode: Unwrapped
Next Episode: Reignited

Near Death is the eighteenth episode and Season Eight finale of CSI: NY.


When Mac is shot, he finds himself in limbo between life and death and, as he fights for his life, it's up to his team to bring the shooter to justice.


The team arrests Hank Shelton, a sick old man who took part in a series of bank robberies because he needed the money to be able to to live with his family until he died. Mac offers to head to the nearby pharmacy to pick up a prescription for the man, but he arrives in the middle of a robbery. Darius Cole fires at Mac, but Mac is able to take him down. A woman walks into the pharmacy, and Mac tells her to call 911. He turns his back, and the woman pulls out a gun and shoots him before killing the pharmacist.

The team is distraught, but they must focus on searching for the killer as the doctors work to save Mac’s life in the hospital. They discover that the woman who shot Mac is named Teena Milford, and she was dating Darius Cole. They head to her apartment to arrest her. Flack chases her down the street, and she ducks into a school bus parking lot. The team rushes in, and Flack is able to catch her and put her under arrest.


Main Cast[]

Guest Cast[]

  • Megan Dodds as Christine Whitney
  • Jaime Ray Newman as Claire Taylor
  • Francis Xavier McCarthy as Hank Shelton
  • Will Rothhaar as Luke Shelton
  • Brad Carter as Darius Cole
  • Kelly Shea as Nurse
  • Brendan Ford as Doctor #1
  • Ray Bengston as Doctor #2
  • Patti Pelton as O.R. Nurse
  • Tatum Shank as Pharmacist
  • Arthur Roberts as Felix Henderson
  • Julie Arebalo as E.R. Doctor #1
  • Walker Haynes as E.R. Doctor #2
  • Kirsty Lee Allan as Teena Milford


  • This episode sees the returns of Claire, Mac's deceased wife, and Lucy Messer, who is Danny and Lindsay's daughter.

See Also[]

CSI:NY Season 8
IndelibleKeep It RealCavallino RampanteOfficer InvolvedAir ApparentGet Me Out of Here!CrushedCrossroadsMeans to an EndClean SweepWho's There?Brooklyn 'Til I DieThe Ripple EffectFlash PopKill ScreenSláinteUnwrappedNear Death