C.S.I. is an acclaimed, edgy, fast-paced drama series about
a passionate team of forensic investigators who work the graveyard
shift at the Las Vegas Criminalistics Bureau. Their job -
to find the missing pieces at the scene that will help to
solve the crime and vindicate those who often cannot speak
for themselves - the victims. Between the hidden clues and
the buried motives lies the trail to the truth because people
lie... but the evidence never does...
Six of CSI
sees the group dynamics return to normal as everyone goes
back to what they do best. Greg gets to operate in the field
a little more and, for no apparent reason, Nick sports a manly
moustache for a few episodes before deciding to get rid of
it. Also, Warrick has a shotgun wedding, and the truth behind
Nick's kidnapping (from the end of Season
starts to come together.
in this collection include:
Me: The CSI team investigates the death of a woman found
dead on the staircase in her suburban home. Suspicion quickly
falls on the victim's husband, but the blood spatter evidence
tells a different story. I enjoyed this episode, mainly because
of the way the writers kept leading the viewer up blind alleys.
Just when you think you've worked out what is going on, the
rug is pulled out from under your feet. What I did find amusing
about this episode, and some of the later stories too for
that matter, was the CSI team entering the house with torches.
I know it's atmospheric, but would
it really hurt to turn on a light every once in a while? You
could argue that the team don't want to touch anything (including
light switches) to avoid destroying fingerprint evidence;
or maybe they need the low light to search for blood or other
bodily fluids with special lighting. But surely, in the first
instance, they need as much light as possible in order to
check out the crime scene.
& Flies: A single mother is found dead in her home, the
apparent victim of suicide. When the evidence points to murder,
the team delves into the mysterious past of the woman and
her baby. Grissom faces off in court with a corrupt former
colleague, whose entomological findings conflicts with Grissom's.
Another top episode. It soon becomes apparent that the mother
is still a virgin. That being the case, how on earth did she
manage to get pregnant and then give birth? All is revealed
over the 45 minutes of this episode. Also, Grissom spends
time trying to prove that a former colleague's court evidence
has been deliberately falsified in order to get a murderer
of the hook. This episode stars Tony Amendola as Professor
Rambar - Stargate: SG-1 fans will know Amendola best
for his portrayal of Master Bra'tac.
Bullet Runs Through It: This two part episode opens with
a routine traffic stop that turns into a shoot-out through
the streets of Vegas, leaving a string of dead bodies including
a rookie cop. Eyewitnesses claim they saw police shoot at
unarmed men with their hands up in surrender, and the CSIs
investigate what really happened while the whole city watches
their every move. This two-part episode has an incredibly
strong opening. A huge gun battle takes place for what appears
to be no good reason. While attempting to stop a car on a
routine traffic violation, another car joins the chase and
crashes. Out of this car a group of gun wielding men open
fire. Brass is in the area and rushes to help. The resulting
body count (one cop and several thugs) results in a police
investigation - especially when eye witnesses claim to have
seen the police shoot an unarmed man, plant a gun on one of
the victims, and deliberately hold off on treating one of
the injured men, who later dies. It's up to the CSI team to
work out who did what? And to prove who killed the only cop
victim - all the evidence suggests that it was friendly fire.
had a couple of issues with this episode, even though it was
great entertainment. Firstly, why is it that no one can shoot
straight? There is a huge gun battle and yet it takes ages
for anyone to get shot. Secondly when a suspect is apprehended
by the police, who shoots him? We never find out. This scene
is used to heighten the tension at the end of the first part
of this episode, but it's never really looked into any deeper.
If it's the drug dealers (or whoever) in the car that the
police were originally chasing at the start of the episode,
then why did they have a marksman camped out across the road
ready to open fire when the cops turned up? Wouldn't they
have just gone around and shot him straight away?
Life: A mother reports her son missing and the investigation
quickly focuses on a suspicious man seen in the park. But
what appears to be is not, and Catherine finds herself face-to-face
with a modern day Medea. This is a very strange episode -
and one of the best in this collection. When a mother reports
her son missing the police soon track down the man seen at
the scene of the abduction. However the little boy seems convinced
that this man is his father and that another woman is his
mother. Why would the child lie? And, more importantly, if
the child is telling the truth why would a young woman claim
he was her son if he wasn't?
The CSIs investigate the killing of a man afflicted with Hypertrichosis,
a.k.a. human werewolf syndrome. This episode is interesting,
even if it's not overly difficult to work out who killed the
victim. There are enough red herrings, but you'll probably
work out the ending before the crime lab do. It also has some
also had issues with the episode Gum Drops. Why did
Warwick have the two black bin bags together out in the field?
He compares a bag from the family's home (which contained
marijuana) and one found in the boot of a suspects car.
Surely there would be a serious danger of cross contamination
and it would be easy to get the two mixed up.
fans will also be pleased to hear that Mitch Pileggi (A.D.
Walter Skinner) makes a brief guest appearance as Happy Harry
include CSI: The Science of Sound (27 minute featurette on
how the various sound engineers bring each episode to life.
This mainly focusses on the two-part episode A Bullet Runs
Through It); and audio commentaries for a handful of episodes-
although the first part of A Bullet Runs Through It
has more than one commentary.
entertaining collection of episodes that all CSI fans
will be proud to own.