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CSI: NY: And Here's to You, Mrs. Azrael

Five days after surviving a horrific car accident, the woman who lost control of her car while driving home drunk is murdered in her hospital room shortly after coming out of a coma. Despite being paralyzed from the waist down, the doctors gave the victim a good chance for recovery, so the team must determine who wanted her dead in spite of her prognosis. Meanwhile, Sheldon returns to the hospital where he once worked as a promising surgeon and his investigation opens old wounds that led to his departure and caused him to become a medical examiner.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x9
Airdate: Wednesday November 15th, 2006

Alternate Airdates:

FI (MTV3) Dec 23, 2007

Guest Stars
A.J. BuckleyA.J. Buckley
As Adam Ross
Robert JoyRobert Joy
As Dr. Sid Hammerback
Angela MarsdenAngela Marsden
As Paramedic #1
Courtenay TaylorCourtenay Taylor
As Nurse Evette
John LorenzoJohn Lorenzo
As Cabbie
Kelly GullettKelly Gullett
As Paramedic #2:
Kimberly PfefferKimberly Pfeffer
As Nicole Garner
Mark ColsonMark Colson
As Kevin Green
Mel HarrisMel Harris
As Julie Rollins
Michael Grant TerryMichael Grant Terry
As Matt Huxley
Richard TysonRichard Tyson
As Frank Russo
Richard VargaRichard Varga
As Doctor
Sam AndersonSam Anderson
As Dr. Richards
Sheryl LeeSheryl Lee
As Ellen Garner
Stefanie ButlerStefanie Butler
As Heather Rollins
Episode Notes
Events in this episode are loosely based on the case of Laura VanRyn and Whitney Cerak, a pair of Taylor University students whose car was hit by a tractor trailer. VanRyn died and Cerak was seriously injured. A series of confusions led to authorities believing Cerak was dead and VanRyn the survivor until Cerak could communicate well enough to identify herself weeks later.

Cultural References
And Here's to You, Mrs. Azrael

The first and most benign meaning of the title is a pun on Simon and Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson" revised as part of the soundtrack of 1967's The Graduate. The song begins "And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson." The name "Azreal," with some variants, is the name of an archangel commonly known as the Angel of Death, alluding to the Angel of Death killer Beverley Allitt, who murdered four children and injured others in England before she was caught.

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