Season 9
Number 4
Writer Pam Veasey
Director Duane Clark
Original Airdate October 19, 2012
Previous Episode: 2,918 Miles
Next Episode: Misconceptions

Unspoken is the fourth episode in Season Nine of CSI: NY.


The CSIs race to catch the shooter when Lindsay is injured during the attempted murder of a political candidate, and the events in the aftermath lead to a child’s death.


Lindsay and her family are at a rally for senatorial candidate Grant Hamilton. A man opens fire, injuring Hamilton, before running off. He jumps a fence in an alley after ditching the gun, dropping his baseball cap and cutting his hand on the fence as he climbs over. Hair from the baseball cap matches the blood on the fence, but they find no match in CODIS. However, they do eventually find a fingerprint that identifies their shooter as Evan Wescott, an elementary school teacher with a grudge. Hamilton wasn’t the target; Wescott was aiming at public school supervisor Beverly McCord, the woman he holds responsible for ruining his career after she accused him of inappropriate conduct with a child. He stole the gun from Hamilton’s beach house six months earlier, during a party to raise money for schools. He waited until the rally to make his move because he was hoping he could get lost in the crowd. However, when he tossed the gun in a dumpster, two kids showed up after and one of them took the gun and started playing with it with his friend, ending up killing said friend due to not knowing there was unfortunately an extra bullet in the chamber.


Main Cast[]

Guest Cast[]

  • Brooklyn Silzer as Lucy Messer
  • Jeff Hephner as Evan Westcott
  • Neal McDonough as Grant Hamilton
  • Terrell Ransom, Jr. as Lonnie James
  • Jenna Ortega as Aimee Moore
  • John Cothran, Jr. as Dr. Kevin Phillips
  • Sara Mornell as Beverly McCord
  • Cantrell Harris as Lonnie’s Father
  • Bobbie Prewitt as Young Girl
  • Jesse Peterson as Patron


  • The first half of the episode has no dialogue, outside of crowd cheers and other unintelligible off-screen dialogue.
  • This episode extensively uses multiple songs from Green Day's ¡Uno! ¡Dos! and ¡Tré! albums, to make up for the first half not having any intelligible dialogue and to further the storytelling. It was also done as a means to promote the new albums, which came out over the course of the next several months afterward as an album trilogy.
  • During Lindsay's hospital stay, Danny calls her "Montana" for the first time in a few years.
  • Neal McDonough (Grant Hamilton) is also known for Bruce Banner in The Incredible Hulk (1996) and Damian Darhk on CW's Arrow, The Flash & Legends of Tomorrow.
  • Jenna Ortega would go on to play the main character on the Disney Channel show Stuck In The Middle with Cerina Vincent, who appeared in 4x4, as her mother.

See Also[]

CSI:NY Season 9
ReignitedWhere There's Smoke...2,918 MilesUnspokenMisconceptionsThe Lady in the LakeClue: SILate AdmissionsBlood OutThe Real McCoyCommand+PCivilized LiesNine ThirteenWhite GoldSeth and ApepBlood ActuallyToday is Life