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Latest Episode

5-24
Recap

Plump Fiction

Grave Danger - After Nicky's buried alive, Gil gets the band back together. But there's still no pancakes.

05.18.2005 C+

Sobell

Ep.

Title

Air/Pub'l

Grade

Author

5-23
Recap

Dead Man's Party

Iced - Who could ask for more? Everybody's waiting -- leave your tapeworms at the door.

05.11.2005
05.17.2005
C+

Sobell

5-22
Recap

A Drink with a Dink

Weeping Willows - Catherine's near-hookup at a bar with a creep who later becomes a murder suspect leads to her episode-long walk of shame.

05.04.2005
05.09.2005
B-

M. Giant

5-21
Recap

One tough mother

Committed - A criminally insane inmate gets framed by his equally batty mother. Because she loves him. Yes, really.

04.27.2005
05.03.2005
B+

Sobell

5-20
Recap

Reviving Elphelia

Hollywood Brass - Brass heads to Los Angeles to deal with his wayward daughter in a Very Special Episode.

04.20.2005
04.26.2005
B+

Sobell

5-19
Recap

Fantastic Four

4 x 4 - A series of little cases, strung together like interlocking loops, makes for a fun episode.

04.13.2005
04.20.2005
B+

Sobell

5-18
Recap

The Wages Of Sin...

Spark Of Life - ...are evidently paid by other people. The world's dimmest adulterer manages to be responsible, directly or indirectly, for the deaths of four other people.

03.30.2005
04.05.2005
B-

Sobell

5-17
Recap

Pissed off

Compulsion - Teenaged shame drives a boy to kill his brother; a serial rapist gets caught by a hotel bathroom.

03.09.2005
03.15.2005
B-

Sobell

5-16
Recap

A sensitive look at weight in America

Big Middle - ...is probably airing somewhere on Frontline. Here, the obese are merely killing simply by being in the same room.

02.23.2005
03.01.2005
C

Sobell

5-15
Recap

No shit!

King Baby - As in, no more. Please. I don't care if this episode did involve infantilism.

02.16.2005
02.22.2005
F

Sobell

5-14
Recap

Bear this in mind

Unbearable - A bear gets more sympathy than the guy it mauled, for good reason.

02.09.2005
02.15.2005
B

Sobell

5-13
Recap

No money-back guarantee

Nesting Dolls - A runaway mail-order bride -- or her body, anyway -- sets Sara at odds with Catherine.

02.02.2005
02.08.2005
B-

Sobell

5-12
Recap

The Young Turks in winter

Snakes - The show continues its shift away from Gil and Catherine as Warrick and Nicky helm cases involving cranky old men and crazy singers.

01.12.2005
01.18.2005
C

Sobell

5-11
Recap

Elementary, Dear Grissom

Who Shot Sherlock? - Gil tests Liam a final time in a Holmesian murder, and the lab tech demonstrates that he's been paying attention.

01.05.2005
01.11.2005
A

Sobell

5-10
Recap

Awww! Kittens! In a rainbow basket!

No Humans Involved - Not really, but there's no way to write anything pithy about starving children that isn't also jerky.

12.08.2004
12.14.2004
C+

Sobell

5-9
Recap

You Can't Spell "Wreaking Holy Havoc" Without "Ecklie"

Mea Culpa - The newly promoted assistant director uses his powers for evil, not good, as he dogs Gil for the sheer sport of it.

11.24.2004
12.01.2004
B-

Sobell

5-8
Recap

Boys Who Like Girls Who Are Boys

Ch-Ch-Changes - An MTF transsexual is killed, but at least her passing provides plenty of excuses for people to say the words "penis" and "vagina."

11.17.2004
11.23.2004
B-

Sobell

5-7
Recap

Not even home-schooling would help

Formalities - Homecoming festivities end up killing two, boring millions.

11.10.2004
11.16.2004
C

Sobell

5-6
Recap

This episode had nothing to do with food

What's Eating Gilbert Grissom? - But everything to do with Gil's gnawing irritation about getting played by a serial killer.

11.03.2004
11.09.2004
B+

Sobell

5-5
Recap

For wives can also be lovers too

Swap Meet - At least, that's the attitude everyone in this neighborhood takes -- until the murder.

10.27.2004
11.02.2004
C+

Sobell

5-4
Recap

It is necessary to suffer to be beautiful.

Crow's Feet - So those who die at the hands of a Botox-pimpin', urine-drink-advocatin' doc are the prettiest of all.

10.20.2004
10.26.2004
C-

Sobell

5-3
Recap

Mother, Drugs and Need

Harvest - It's Fun With Bioethics week, with a side trip into Blame the Mother-land, as the team tries to figure out who killed a middle-schooler with an extraordinary medical record.

10.13.2004
10.19.2004
C-

Sobell

5-2
Recap

Family Values

Down The Drain - Another team outing, as everyone tries to avoid getting blasted to Primm in a high-risk household crime scene.

10.06.2004
10.12.2004
B

Sobell

5-1
Recap

Four To Go

Viva Las Vegas - The team scatters as they tackle a suicidal hooker, a fried gambler, a plugged hit man, and a buried alien preacher.

09.22.2004
09.28.2004
B

Sobell

4-24
Extra

Evel Dead

Evel Knievel - This made-for-TV biopic about the American daredevil crashes and burns on impact.

07.29.2004
08.05.2004
N/A

Sobell

4-23
Recap

I liked it better when they got pancakes

Bloodlines - Seriously. Anyone remember when the season finale didn't make you all depressed? Because I don't.

05.19.2004
05.25.2004
B-

Sobell

4-22
Recap

Know what this episode needs?

No More Bets - Stifler's mom. And Stifler. And even a story about band camp. Instead, we get a second-stringer from American Pie.

05.12.2004
05.18.2004
C

Sobell

4-21
Recap

Love Is Like A Roller Coaster Racing Across The Track...

Turn Of The Screws - Then, suddenly, it flips you over, pinning you underneath it. At night, the CSIs come.

05.05.2004
05.11.2004
C

Sobell

4-20
Recap

Chariots of Liars

Dead Ringer - As usual, sex and jealousy up the body count on this show; as not per usual, there is foot-racing involved.

04.28.2004
05.04.2004
B

Sobell

4-19
Recap

A hot temper

Bad Words - Note to parents: Try not to introduce your grudge-bearing son to fire.

04.14.2004
04.20.2004
C+

Sobell

4-18
Recap

Pity The Nevada Traveler

Bad To The Bone - ...who gets stuck at a hotel where the proprietor makes Norman Bates look laid back. Gil tries to unravel the case, and fails.

03.31.2004
04.06.2004
N/A

Sobell

4-17
Recap

Casual sex kills

XX - At least, it can when your girlfriend catches you doing it. This is why you should probably not cheat on your prison lover.

03.10.2004
03.16.2004
C

Sobell

4-16
Recap

Words that should never go together

Getting Off - And they're all in the A-plot: clowns as the object of erotic desire. And there's a B-plot about what happens to rehabbing do-gooders, but it's nowhere near as creepy as the clown deal.

02.25.2004
03.02.2004
B-

Sobell

4-15
Recap

Murder's only dirty if it's done right

Early Rollout - A moneyed couple with a money-shot past gets gunned down for a motive other than sex.

02.18.2004
02.24.2004
B-

Sobell

4-14
Recap

When Double-Coupon Promotions Go Horribly Wrong

Paper Or Plastic - A shootout at the local grocery store leads into the dullest team investigation ever. Not even the glower of a cop on the edge can make this more interesting.

02.11.2004
02.17.2004
C+

Sobell

4-13
Recap

Gil Is The Very Model Of A Modern Crime Investigator...

Suckers - He's information forensic, with evidence, and skeptical/ He knows the operettas and he quotes the songs historical/ from Gilbert and from Sullivan and links them up with criminals.

02.04.2004
02.10.2004
B-

Sobell

4-12
Recap

Gil and Sara, sitting in a lab

Butterflied - ...A-N-G-S-T-I-N-G. First comes denial, and then comes triple shifts, and then comes a long monologue about the perils of being a hyper-focused middle-aged workaholic who blew his chance with his nubile younger coworker.

01.14.2004
01.20.2004
C+

Sobell

4-11
Recap

"It's one of those open-and-shut things. They proved that ten different ways."

Eleven Angry Jurors - Well, Nicky's not used to supposin'. He's just a workin' man. His boss does all the supposin' -- but he'll try one. Supposin' he reopens an old case and, uh, the lady really did cremate her sister? Why, it's enough to get him a promotion!

01.07.2004
01.13.2004
C+

Sobell

4-10
Recap

"No, Sara, These Killers Are Teenagers. That Means They're Cowards."

Coming Of Rage - "Teenagers! F*** me. I mean, say what you like about the tenets of serial killing, dude, at least it's an ethos."

12.17.2003
12.23.2003
D+

Sobell

4-9
Recap

Eaten Up With Negative Feelings

Grissom Versus The Volcano - Or the kind of caustic chemical cleaner that burns people's hands without reducing their esophagus to jelly when swallowed. That's the kind of cleaner Sara and Warrick look at when the depressed wife of an R&B star kills herself.

12.10.2003
12.16.2003
D+

Sobell

4-8
Recap

Sara Sidle is pretty too!

After the Show - Just not in the eyes of a killer photographer. Somehow, that doesn't seem like a big insult.

11.19.2003
11.25.2003
D+

Sobell

4-7
Recap

Deadlines for dead people

Invisible Evidence - An evidence gaffe puts the CSI team on a round-the-clock crime-solving spree.

11.12.2003
11.18.2003
B-

Sobell

4-6
Recap

How to get a head without really trying

Jackpot - Gil traipses way up north to find a body that matches the head he received C.O.D. ("cash on death").

11.05.2003
11.09.2003
A

Keckler

4-5
Recap

Yiff-A-Dee Doo-Dah

Fur And Loathing - Yiff-a-dee-doo-dah, yiff-a-dee-ay. My, oh my, those plushies like to play. Plenty of skritching, but no Warrick today. Yiff-a-dee-doo-dah, yiff-a-dee-ay. Sexy Blue Cat stole the episode. It's the truth, it's actual. Even if the ending was counter-factual. Yiff-a-dee-doo-dah, skritch-a-dee-ay. Wonderful feeling, wonderful day!

10.29.2003
11.04.2003
B-

Aaron

4-4
Recap

Life's Most Precious Cargo

Feeling The Heat - It is not, as you would presume, children, but rather the overheated feelings of those who bear them.

10.22.2003
10.28.2003
C+

Sobell

4-3
Recap

Of all the cases to leave open...

Homebodies - The CSIs' near-perfect record (come on -- check out previous recaps for their clearance rate) gets marred by a home-invasion case.

10.08.2003
10.14.2003
C+

Sobell

4-2
Recap

The Thin Blue Line Got Thinner

All For Our Country (2) - Gil and Brass butt heads over the possibility that a cop slew a sexed-up serial-killing couple; both are proven half-right. Catherine and Sara deal with the grossest case ever.

10.01.2003
10.07.2003
B-

Sobell

4-1
Recap

Making an Ass of U and Me

Assume Nothing (1) - Part one of the series' second two-parter (the first one was in season one -- remember Holly Gribbs?) centers around a couple that kills together.

09.24.2003
09.30.2003
C-

Sobell

3-23
Recap

Blast It All

Inside The Box - A bank explosion staged to procure evidence from an unsolved murder has major repercussions for Catherine.

05.14.2003
05.21.2003
C+

Sobell

3-22
Recap

Blasted!

Play With Fire - The lab gets blown to kingdom come; Sara blows her working relationship with Gil there shortly afterward.

05.07.2003
05.14.2003
F

Sobell

3-21
Recap

Gil Has To See A Man About A Horse

Forever - The A-plot this week shows the CSIs that there's no need to skin the pony to make a ponyskin bag.

04.30.2003
05.07.2003
B-

Sobell

3-20
Recap

Not a Punchline So Much as a Poison Line

Last Laugh - A shock comic gets what he so richly deserves, but Gil's still compelled to solve the case.

04.23.2003
04.30.2003
B-

Sobell

3-19
Recap

Strangers On A Chorus Line

A Night At The Movies - Gil unravels a murder mystery through an in-depth knowledge of Hitchcock.

04.09.2003
04.16.2003
B

Sobell

3-18
Recap

Linguo Dead? Linguo IS Dead.

Precious Metal - A man is killed by his robot creation; Catherine and crew determine if artificial intelligence took an unwelcome leap forward, or if people were behind it.

04.02.2003
04.09.2003
B-

Sobell

3-17
Recap

Hank, You Duplicitous, Body-Moving Bastard

Crash And Burn - Sara's brief foray into the world of human relationships ends badly; Gil and Nicky take down an evil juvenile genius.

03.12.2003
03.19.2003
B-

Sobell

3-16
Recap

A Doggone Shame

Lucky Strike - Catherine and Warrick investigate a kidnapping that ended in a kennel, while Gil and Nicky deal with batty circumstances.

02.19.2003
02.26.2003
C

Sobell

3-15
Recap

All Wet

Lady Heather's Box - A Very Special supersized CSI makes much use of the wet stuff in the name of character development.

02.12.2003
02.18.2003
B-

Sobell

3-14
Recap

Hairy Palms Are Only The Beginning

One Hit Wonder - An onanistic menace alarms Gil, Catherine, and the boys. Meanwhile, Sara gives a friend the gift that keeps on giving -- a Murder II indictment.

02.05.2003
02.11.2003
B-

Sobell

3-13
Recap

You're Not My Real Dad, Gil!

Random Acts Of Violence - Or so Warrick effectively says throughout this episode as he violates Gil's trust in the line of duty.

01.29.2003
02.04.2003
B+

Sobell

3-12
Recap

Rage On, Diary!

Got Murder? - Yeah, there are women in the trash and eyeballs in birds' nests, but this episode is all about the rage diary.

01.15.2003
01.22.2003
B-

Sobell

3-11
Recap

Meat Is Murder

Recipe For Murder - ...especially when it's human meat. Catherine and Gil dig out their victim from the gears of a meat grinder.

01.08.2003
01.15.2003
B

Sobell

3-10
Recap

Terminal Velocity

High And Low - An extreme jackball suffers an extreme fall while doing extreme sports; an extreme jerk gets shot extremely dead.

12.11.2002
12.18.2002
B-

Sobell

3-9
Recap

Beware the best intentions

Blood Lust - A crowd of idiots murders a cab driver, and a boy manages to kill both his brother and his mom's boyfriend -- all with the best of reasons for doing so.

12.04.2002
12.12.2002
B+

Sobell

3-8
Recap

Bugs and Blood

Snuff - It's an ickfest -- lots and lots of ants in one case, and lots and lots of gory killer sex in the other.

11.20.2002
11.28.2002
B-

Sobell

3-7
Recap

(It's a fake) Rocky

Fight Night - Nicky unwittingly uncovers a crime of marital indiscretion, Catherine takes on a rapper, and Gil figures out who killed a boxer in the ring.

11.13.2002
11.21.2002
B-

Sobell

3-6
Recap

The Executioner's Stall

The Execution Of Catherine Willows - While Catherine sweats out the reprieve of the first person her work sent to death row, a copycat killer -- or the original -- strikes again.

11.06.2002
11.14.2002
A

Sobell

3-5
Recap

Got A Black Magic Freakshow

Abra Cadaver - Gil debunks the greatest magicians in the world, and it's not even on Fox.

10.30.2002
11.07.2002
C

Sobell

3-4
Recap

Short People Got No Reason To Kill

A Little Murder - Everyone learns a lesson about love -- self- and otherwise -- at a little people's convention.

10.16.2002
10.21.2002
B

Sobell

3-3
Recap

Sex, drugs, and the internet

Let The Seller Beware - If you needed more proof that rock and roll is dead, here it comes as the internet gets third billing into tonight's list of menaces to society. Sex and drugs are still numbers one and two.

10.09.2002
10.16.2002
B-

Sobell

3-2
Recap

Science on trial

The Accused Is Entitled - The CSIs have to deal with doubters and worse (i.e. celebrity lawyers) when a movie star kills two people.

10.02.2002
10.09.2002
A

Mr. Sobell

3-1
Recap

Poker? I hardly know 'er!

Revenge Is Best Served Cold - A vengeful waitress, a beret-wearing card sharp, and a pretty, pretty, pretty drag racer all exasperate the CSIs in the season opener.

09.25.2002
09.29.2002
B-

Sobell

2-23
Recap

Out of the mouths of babes

The Hunger Artist - Or babes turned schizophrenic homeless people, anyway. Gil spends quality time with one as he tries to crack a case.

05.15.2002
05.22.2002
D+

Sobell

2-22
Recap

It's A Bouncing Baby Spin-off

Cross-Jurisdictions - And the usual crew gets shortchanged as we meet the new kids.

05.08.2002
05.11.2002
C-

Sobell

2-21
Recap

They Didn't Cover This On The Bar Exam

Anatomy Of A Lye - Two men who are proud of passing tests -- be they fitness or legal -- fail the most crucial moral tests.

05.01.2002
05.08.2002
B+

Sobell

2-20
Recap

This is why spaying is a good idea

Cats in the Cradle - And going by what happens when Gil and Catherine figure out who killed an old lady, maybe humans should consider it too.

04.24.2002
05.01.2002
B+

Sobell

2-19
Recap

Nicked by Random Fate

Stalker - After a stalking victim is murdered in her own home, the stalker focuses on his real target: a CSI.

04.03.2002
04.10.2002
B-

Sobell

2-18
Recap

Lab Rat Or Field Mouse?

Chasing The Bus - Liam ventures outside his hermetically sealed environment and gets an eyeful of crime scene; Gil and company band together to figure out why a bus crashed.

03.27.2002
04.03.2002
A

Sobell

2-17
Recap

Who Is The Loneliest Monk?

Felonious Monk - Gil goes Zen-to-Zen with the sole survivor of a massacre at the local Buddhist temple; Catherine faces D-Day.

03.06.2002
03.13.2002
C-

Sobell

2-16
Recap

First, Do Not Give Away The Ending In The Title

Primum Non Nocere - Gil and company investigate the murder of a hockey player who saw more action than Sergei Federov; Warrick OD's on love.

02.27.2002
03.06.2002
C+

Sobell

2-15
Recap

"Meat Bullets" Is A Fine Name For A Band

Burden Of Proof - But oh, what an ignominious way to go. Gil and company get down with the ground round in this team effort.

02.06.2002
02.12.2002
B-

Sobell

2-14
Recap

Rabbit, Run

The Finger - If only the perp in this week's episode had contented himself with reading John Updike instead of committing murder.

01.30.2002
02.06.2002
B+

Sobell

2-13
Recap

What's under the robe, Judge?

Identity Crisis - Paul Millander makes his triumphant return, pestering Gil in traffic court.

01.16.2002
01.23.2002
C+

Sobell

2-12
Recap

Not seeing the forest for the trees

You've Got Male - Half the CSIs frolic in the forest, and the other half play among the fields as they solve a hunting accident and a double murder.

12.19.2001
12.25.2001
B-

Sobell

2-11
Recap

The loser, by a hair

Organ Grinder - Dandruff can kill -- but not the person who has it. The entire team pitches in to figure out who poisoned a real-estate mogul.

12.12.2001
12.19.2001
B-

Sobell

2-10
Recap

The Bored Seed

Ellie - Brass's daughter becomes embroiled in a case of a dead con man -- just what Warrick needs on the night he's acting as shift supervisor.

12.05.2001
12.12.2001
B-

Sobell

2-9
Recap

Fashion crimes weren't the only ones committed

And Then There Were None - But they're the first things we notice in a casino heist gone deadly wrong.

11.21.2001
11.28.2001
B-

Sobell

2-8
Recap

The Straw That Broke The Dominatrix's Back

Slaves Of Las Vegas - Or something like that as our upstanding C.S.I. folk discover that some folks in Vegas might embrace alternate lifestyles. No!

11.14.2001
11.21.2001
B+

Sobell

2-7
Recap

Alas, poor Warrick

Caged - Who is nowhere to be seen in this episode. Instead, Gil bonds with an autistic witness via the Bard.

11.07.2001
11.14.2001
C

Sobell

2-6
Recap

Justice is a cardinal virtue

Alter Boys - Although, looking at the way a critical investigation ends, you wouldn't know it.

10.31.2001
11.07.2001
A

Sobell

2-5
Recap

Leggo My Greggo

Scuba Doobie-Doo - Everyone's favorite lab tech has himself a rough day sorting through evidence from an arboreal scuba-diver and a phantom snot-rocket scientist.

10.24.2001
10.31.2001
B-

Sobell

2-4
Recap

The nose knows

Bully For You - Sara is covered in the stink of morbidity as she tries to ID a liquid human; Warrick and Gil go nose-to-nose over the merits of a high-tech sniffer.

10.17.2001
10.24.2001
B-

Sobell

2-3
Recap

Smothered, then fried

Overload - And we're not talking chicken. We're talking teenage boys and union agitators on politically sensitive jobs.

10.10.2001
10.17.2001
C+

Sobell

2-2
Recap

Mayhem! Disorder! Chaos!

Chaos Theory - All the laws of linear logic are rendered null and void when Gil and company try to figure out what happened to a college freshman.

10.03.2001
10.10.2001
B-

Sobell

2-1
Recap

Burked Goods

Burked - The CSIs whip up a little demo of why five minds on a case are better than one in this season opener about a rich playboy's untimely demise.

09.26.2001
10.10.2001
B

Sobell

1-24
Extra

Like Miami Vice, only longer

Manhunter - Michael Mann and William Petersen teamed up to make this; Mann went on to Miami Vice, and Peterson went on to CSI. See who got the better deal.

12.31.1985
08.07.2001
B-

Sobell

1-23
Recap

Bonfire Of The Inanities

The Strip Strangler - The show goes for cheap sweeps ratings by glamorizing violence against women; Sobell's computer sets itself on fire in protest.

05.16.2001
06.12.2001
B

Sobell

1-22
Recap

Heads up, gorillas down

Evaluation Day - Sara gets in touch with a distant relative, Nicky gets in touch with his inner idiot, and Warrick gets in touch with a lot of human waste.

05.09.2001
05.16.2001
B-

Sobell

1-21
Recap

What is it with this show and livers?

Justice Is Served - Gil and his merry men find a woman who appreciates a good piece of liver, and sobell develops a craving for a nice Chianti.

04.25.2001
05.06.2001
F

Sobell

1-20
Recap

Children Of A Lesser Fraud

Sounds Of Silence - The last person in the CSI department who should be handling communications issues -- Gil -- attempts to bridge the gap between the hearing and Deaf communities; Catherine and Nicky do time in the subplot subbasement. And then there are the lice...

04.18.2001
04.24.2001
C+

Sobell

1-19
Recap

Hello, Dolly

Gentle, Gentle - It's all very grim as Gil and company labor to find out who kidnapped and killed the world's ugliest plastic baby doll.

04.11.2001
04.18.2001
B-

Sobell

1-18
Recap

The Post-It Always Sticks Twice

$35K O.B.O. - Gil and the rest of the CSIs thank God for felonious females with short-term memory problems; Catherine takes a trip to the plot exile sub-basement.

03.28.2001
04.03.2001
B-

Sobell

1-17
Recap

Pottery kills

Face Lift - What starts off as a routine homicide turns into a convoluted case involving kidnapping, sociopathy, and the surprise reappearance of Jim Walsh.

03.07.2001
03.14.2001
B

Sobell

1-16
Recap

Junkyard dogs

Too Tough To Die - Canines of the four-legged variety help crack a case that's driving Sara crazy; Warrick and Catherine investigate a fatal scrap between junkyard dogs of the two-legged variety.

02.28.2001
03.07.2001
B-

Sobell

1-15
Recap

O Portia, Where Art Thou?

Table Stakes - One showgirl murder prompts an investigation into the disappearance of another, and the whole thing hinges on some fish with a poor diet, and some people with a poor sense of what "dating pool" means.

02.21.2001
02.28.2001
A

Sobell

1-14
Recap

Of love and human remains

To Halve And To Hold - We get a cyclical look at the nature of marriage as one team of investigators goes after newlyweds and the other team goes after golden-agers.

02.14.2001
02.18.2001
B-

Sobell

1-13
Recap

Incendiary plotlines galore

Boom - Nicky sleeps with his feisty post-feminist sex worker friend, then has to deal with the mother of all awkward mornings-after. Gil and the rest of the merry men (and women) investigate a mad bomber.

02.07.2001
02.13.2001
B+

Sobell

1-12
Recap

Flame-broiled confrontation

Fahrenheit 932 - Gil faces off against the repellent Conrad Ecklie as the two spar over the validity of an arson investigation.

01.31.2001
02.05.2001
C-

Sobell

1-11
Recap

Driving Me Crazy

I-15 Murders - CBS screws with the series' continuity, causing sobell to tear her hair out trying to reconcile the C.S.I. she knows with whatever's on her screen. Oh, and there are crimes to be solved.

01.11.2001
01.18.2001
C+

Sobell

1-10
Recap

A Pupa For Your Thoughts

Sex, Lies And Larvae - Gil and Sara commune with creepy-crawlies of the six-legged and two-legged varieties as they try to determine when a battered wife died. In the two ancillary plots, Warrick and Catherine deal with an uptight art collector, and Nicky bores us all.

12.21.2000
01.03.2001
C+

Sobell

1-9
Recap

In the event of an emergency, bludgeon the person next to you

Unfriendly Skies - A dead body in first class leads the entire investigative team to reconstruct the events that led to his demise. The conclusion is both ugly and depressing.

12.07.2000
12.14.2000
B

Sobell

1-8
Recap

I Shall Taunt You A Second Time

Anonymous - A serial killer makes time in his busy schedule to hector Gil with elaborate forensics pranks and pictograms; the rest of the investigators keep their heads down and bustle about in ancillary plot lines.

11.23.2000
11.25.2000
D

Sobell

1-7
Recap

There's A Reason Buffalo Are Extinct

Blood Drops - And we find out what it is, in the squickiest episode of C.S.I. to date. You know it's gotta to be something in a show devoted to regular close-ups of gory wounds.

11.16.2000
11.24.2000
D

Sobell

1-6
Recap

Nothing Gold Lamé Can Stay

Who Are You? - Catherine revisits her glory days as an exotic dancer and cuckolded wife while the other CSI team members work on actual crimes involving innocent victims.

11.09.2000
11.15.2000
D

Sobell

1-5
Recap

Party Like It's 1995

Friends & Lovers - Raves kill, and so do deeply closeted lesbians. These and other life-affirming lessons are yours, courtesy of CBS and this week's episode of C.S.I.

11.02.2000
11.08.2000
N/A

Sobell

1-4
Recap

Infidelity Kills

Pledging Mr. Johnson - Or so says the folks on C.S.I. this week as they wring out one soggy mystery and unravel another knotty one. And there are puns, which explains a lot of the wordplay in this recap. Well -- that and the DayQuil.

10.26.2000
11.01.2000
N/A

Sobell

1-3
Recap

Uncovering Unpleasant Truths

Crate 'n Burial - For once, we see Las Vegas by the harsh light of day; more specifically, we see the view you'd get if you were crazy enough to stand on a sand ridge outside the airport and gaze at the strip in the harsh light of day.

10.19.2000
10.19.2000
N/A

Sobell

1-2
Recap

Falling Fortunes

Cool Change - A middle-aged guy with a buzz cut keeps pulling the lever on one machine with relentless precision. As he plays, a skinny woman who would have made a fine Skid Row groupie back in the day is watching the slot-monkeys play.

10.12.2000
10.12.2000
D

Sobell

1-1
Recap

Law and Order and Gambling

Pilot - As an SUV pulls up, a plainclothes detective mutters, "Here comes the nerd squad."

10.05.2000
10.08.2000
D

Sobell

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