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Dead Air 

The team must figure out who killed a television news anchor on the set during a blackout.

Director:

Philip Conserva (as Phil Conserva)

Writers:

Anthony E. Zuiker (created by), Joe Pokaski
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ted Danson ... D.B. Russell
Elisabeth Shue ... Julie Finlay
George Eads ... Nick Stokes
Jorja Fox ... Sara Sidle
Eric Szmanda ... Greg Sanders
Robert David Hall ... Al Robbins
Wallace Langham ... David Hodges
David Berman ... David Phillips
Elisabeth Harnois ... Morgan Brody
Jon Wellner ... Henry Andrews
Paul Guilfoyle ... Captain Jim Brass (credit only)
Daniel Roebuck ... Fred Paulsen
Lenny Jacobson ... Denny Jones
Spencer Grammer ... Ella St. James
Danielle Bisutti ... Theresa Shea

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Storyline

News anchor Theresa Shea is stabbed expertly during a 20 seconds studio blackout. Shea was hated by all studio colleagues, from her constantly abused assistant Chad to producer Fred Paulsen. Shea obsessively researching a never identified serial arsonist, which may be an staff. D.B. discovers the blackout was remote-controlled expertly. Shea's younger rival and now successor fabricated an alibi. A camera crew car driver is also murdered. Written by KGF Vissers

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Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Final appearance of Detective Vartann. See more »

Goofs

There is a mistake in the explanation of how the Gregg shorthand system works. The strokes for letters T and D are drawn upwards, whereas those for J, SH and CH are drawn downwards. The episode explains it exactly the other way. See more »

Quotes

D.B. Russell: Crime lab has the same rule as the local news: it bleeds, it leads.
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Connections

References The Hurt Locker (2008) See more »

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2013 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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