“CSI: Cyber” Season 1 Episode 2 “CMND:\Crash” aired last Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. on CBS. In this episode, the Cyber Division raced against time to catch a hacker. He found satisfaction in creating gore and mayhem before he killed more people. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode began with a man who hacked into the roller coaster of Thrill Country Amusement Park. He used his phone to disengage the brakes so that it would crash. It killed one young woman, Sarah, and left four in critical condition.
Because of this, FBI Special Agent Avery Ryan (Patricia Arquette), much to the dismay of their new ex black hat hacker, Brody Nelson (Shad Moss). She showed up, hacked his car, and told him stop seeing his black hat hacker girlfriend, as it violated some terms of their deal.
At the Cyber Threat Operations Center (CTOC), Ryan noticed the bracelet that FBI Special Agent Elijah Mundo (James Van Der Beek) was wearing. He told her that his daughter Michelle (Mckenna Grace) had made it. It was that it was tough that he only got her sometimes due to his divorce. Later, ex black hat hacker Raven Ramirez (Hayley Kiyoko) showed them the footage of the young woman. She had died right after being proposed to after the first coaster had stopped. It showed them that the fail safes on the coaster did not work at all.
At the amusement park, computer expert and FBI Agent Daniel Krummitz (Charley Koontz) informed them that the coaster’s computer did not detect any emergency and didn’t record the crash, and that it was probably hacked remotely. Raven then discovered that control room door was swiped seventeen times in a few minutes. The key card of Alex Davis’ (Joe Reegan), a former employee, and the man who had proposed to his girlfriend on the coaster, had been swiped five times. However, after interrogating him, they discovered that he wasn’t the culprit. It meant that the perpetrator used a card cloner to skim the information of another employee’s keycard.
Back at the CTOC, Krummitz discovered that the coaster had been hacked within sixty feet of the coaster. He had inserted a seventh programmable logic controller which was single board computer with a blue tooth radio on it, which could pair with the perpetrator’s phone. Because of this, Ryan realized that they were looking for someone who got satisfaction in watching gore and violence and was probably a member of a forum. As they encouraged each other to create acts which would cause more gore, Ryan believed that the perpetrator would strike again, using a bigger target. She also deduced that he would be someone who liked to watch it happen.
At the laboratory, while Nelson and Raven processed the board, Nelson discovered that Ryan kept tabs on Raven as well when she was new to the Cyber Division. They then discovered that the blood they found on the board had a match in their database, but had been sealed up the FBI. The blood sample belonged to a confidential informant named Ronnie Dalton (Christopher Douglas Reed), but he revealed that he didn’t know who he made it for.
Because of this, Ryan had Nelson get into a deep web forum of those who found satisfaction in gore, and pinpointed that their perpetrator was a man codenamed “Otto” (Matthew R. Staley). Nelson then posed as a forum administrator. It was after they learned that Otto was going to do something bigger. He did it so he could get into the private forum as he was told that the coaster crash wasn’t gory enough. Thanks to this, they learned that a subway train in Boston would be the target.
Nelson and Mundo then went for the only train still running, and only got some people off before Otto regained control of the train, as Krummitz had temporarily disabled it. Mundo then managed to get on, and using a hanger and Michelle’s bracelet, yanked out the panel from underneath the last train. Thanks to her skills as a psychologist, Ryan managed to pinpoint who Otto was, and arrested him.
Back at the CTOC, Nelson, who left with Raven to get dinner, left his cellphone behind as his hacker girlfriend, whom he didn’t know how to break up with, kept on calling. While he was away, Krummitz answered the phone and ended up getting her as his date for the night.
And that was all for the recap of “CSI: Cyber” Season 1 Episode 2 ““CMND:\Crash”. For more news, updates and recaps on “CSI: Cyber” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).
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