The next episode is titled “Down the Rabbit Hole” and will air in America on Wednesday, October 24th, 10PM et/pt. The synopsis reads: “A woman’s murder sends Mac into “Second Life,” the internet-based virtual world to track down the killer in both the real and cyber world.”
But it doesn’t end there, the show invites you to jump in and become a crime scene investigator yourself after joining Second Life by:
A) Letting you walk around virtual New York buildings and visit a CSI lab and play forensic games.
B) Play a game called “Murder by Zuiker,” a unique murder plot which can be solved by users finding clues. Use your field kit and tools, and interview suspects to solve the murder in the actual CSI:NY episode. The 100 people who come closest to solving the murder will also win virtual gifts. Why is this important? Because the episode itself will apparently end in a cliff-hanger with the solution not revealed until February 2008.
Please enjoy this sneak peek at the Second Life-themed CSI:NY episode featuring such excellent dramatic quotes as “Log off… Log off! Now!”
A report from Techcrunch suggests that Second Life could see one million new user signups following the CSI:NY episode’s airing. — Official site is Second Life and you’ll get all the instructions you need on Wednesday via CBS.