CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Thursday 29 April, 9:00pm on Five USA

The hit crime drama continues its tenth season. In this episode, Catherine and Vartann stake out a hotel room narcotics lab, while the discovery of a woman’s body leads Ray and Nick into a murky underground fetish scene. As Archie leaves a Vegas hotel after installing surveillance cameras for Catherine and Vartann’s drugs sting, he stumbles across a woman’s body in a lorry-loading bay. Ray, Nick and David are soon at the scene, where they establish that the victim, Sasha, worked as an events planner at the hotel casino. She appears to have been pushed down the stairs after an altercation, but the CSIs suspect a sexual motive when they notice that her underwear is missing. In search of answers, Ray and Nick attend the hotel’s live lingerie show, where Nick struggles to focus on the task in hand. The CSIs learn that the boss, Lon Rose, makes a fortune by selling vacuum-packed, used women’s underwear at $2,000 a pair. Lon reveals that on the night of Sasha’s death, he had to eject a regular from the show. The man, Clint Pudder, tried to sneak back in, and Lon sent him down to see Sasha to talk. Nick figures that Pudder murdered Sasha in a fit of rage, then stole her underwear to satisfy his fetish. Pudder denies the allegation, claiming that he spent the night in his hotel room along with a stash of panties he bought at the lingerie show. Just as DNA evidence proves Pudder’s innocence, Archie discovers that Sasha was involved in Lon’s sordid business. When the CSIs interrogate him, Lon produces Sasha’s missing underwear, along with a bizarre reason for why he would never have killed his friend… Elsewhere this week, in a suite in the very same hotel, sparks fly between Catherine and Vartann as they lie in wait for their chance to snare a group of young drug dealers who have set up an ecstasy factory in the room next door.

Tuesday 27 April, 9:00pm on Five

The hit crime drama continues its tenth season. In this episode, Catherine and Vartann stake out a hotel room narcotics lab, while the discovery of a woman’s body leads Ray and Nick into a murky underground fetish scene. As Archie leaves a Vegas hotel after installing surveillance cameras for Catherine and Vartann’s drugs sting, he stumbles across a woman’s body in a lorry-loading bay. Ray, Nick and David are soon at the scene, where they establish that the victim, Sasha, worked as an events planner at the hotel casino. She appears to have been pushed down the stairs after an altercation, but the CSIs suspect a sexual motive when they notice that her underwear is missing. In search of answers, Ray and Nick attend the hotel’s live lingerie show, where Nick struggles to focus on the task in hand. The CSIs learn that the boss, Lon Rose, makes a fortune by selling vacuum-packed, used women’s underwear at $2,000 a pair. Lon reveals that on the night of Sasha’s death, he had to eject a regular from the show. The man, Clint Pudder, tried to sneak back in, and Lon sent him down to see Sasha to talk. Nick figures that Pudder murdered Sasha in a fit of rage, then stole her underwear to satisfy his fetish. Pudder denies the allegation, claiming that he spent the night in his hotel room along with a stash of panties he bought at the lingerie show. Just as DNA evidence proves Pudder’s innocence, Archie discovers that Sasha was involved in Lon’s sordid business. When the CSIs interrogate him, Lon produces Sasha’s missing underwear, along with a bizarre reason for why he would never have killed his friend… Elsewhere this week, in a suite in the very same hotel, sparks fly between Catherine and Vartann as they lie in wait for their chance to snare a group of young drug dealers who have set up an ecstasy factory in the room next door.

Tuesday 20 April, 9:00pm on Five USA

The hit crime drama continues its tenth season.

In this episode, the CSIs are shocked when forensic evidence links the death of a 14-year-old boy to a man who has been in prison for over two years. But does this mean the prisoner is innocent of all charges, or is something even stranger afoot?

The CSIs are alerted to a body in the desert by an anonymous 911 call. Al determines that the teenage victim, Will Sutter, was killed by bluntforce trauma to the head. The victim’s mother is at a loss to explain what her son might have been doing in the desert – she believed he was safely tucked up in bed. In a bid to learn more about their vic, Sara and Nick speak to his two closest friends. The boys, Mason and Steve, distanced themselves from their former buddy because they considered him too immature.

While Will was still interested in action figures and lizard hunting, Mason and Steve had moved on to girls and working out. The boys claim that they last saw Will at school on the previous day. However, Sara’s suspicions are aroused by Steve’s shifty behaviour, and the strong smell of alcohol on his breath. Meanwhile, David uncovers two distinct fibres on Will’s body. One strand is from some kind of furniture upholstery, the other from the inside of an old model of Cadillac.

The case seems to move forward when records from Will’s computer reveal that he was exchanging emails with 40-year-old librarian Craig Lifford, who was keen for the boy to visit an old mine with him. The librarian denies that the meeting ever took place, but Ray’s eye is drawn to the scratches covering the man’s wrists. However, the course of the investigation swerves dramatically when Wendy drops a bombshell about the blood found under the victim’s nails. She has positively matched it to Simon Rose – a murderer Sara helped catch after he killed his wife.

However, Rose is currently serving time for the killing, begging the question of how his blood came to be on the victim’s body. Rose’s legal team immediately seizes on the development, with his ambitious lawyer Lynn Stagner claiming that someone with identical DNA to her client must have murdered both Will and Rose’s wife. Sara, however, remains convinced that Rose is guilty, and goes so far as to accuse the murderer’s legal team of planting the evidence on the boy’s body. When the CSIs find Stagner’s card in Mason’s room, Sara’s theory begins to add up. But would the lawyer’s ruthless thirst for success really drive her to order a hit?

Tuesday 20 April, 9:00pm on Five

The hit crime drama continues its tenth season.

In this episode, the CSIs are shocked when forensic evidence links the death of a 14-year-old boy to a man who has been in prison for over two years. But does this mean the prisoner is innocent of all charges, or is something even stranger afoot? The CSIs are alerted to a body in the desert by an anonymous 911 call. Al determines that the teenage victim, Will Sutter, was killed by bluntforce trauma to the head. The victim’s mother is at a loss to explain what her son might have been doing in the desert – she believed he was safely tucked up in bed.

In a bid to learn more about their vic, Sara and Nick speak to his two closest friends. The boys, Mason and Steve, distanced themselves from their former buddy because they considered him too immature. While Will was still interested in action figures and lizard hunting, Mason and Steve had moved on to girls and working out. The boys claim that they last saw Will at school on the previous day. However, Sara’s suspicions are aroused by Steve’s shifty behaviour, and the strong smell of alcohol on his breath. Meanwhile, David uncovers two distinct fibres on Will’s body. One strand is from some kind of furniture upholstery, the other from the inside of an old model of Cadillac.

The case seems to move forward when records from Will’s computer reveal that he was exchanging emails with 40-year-old librarian Craig Lifford, who was keen for the boy to visit an old mine with him. The librarian denies that the meeting ever took place, but Ray’s eye is drawn to the scratches covering the man’s wrists. However, the course of the investigation swerves dramatically when Wendy drops a bombshell about the blood found under the victim’s nails. She has positively matched it to Simon Rose – a murderer Sara helped catch after he killed his wife.

However, Rose is currently serving time for the killing, begging the question of how his blood came to be on the victim’s body. Rose’s legal team immediately seizes on the development, with his ambitious lawyer Lynn Stagner claiming that someone with identical DNA to her client must have murdered both Will and Rose’s wife. Sara, however, remains convinced that Rose is guilty, and goes so far as to accuse the murderer’s legal team of planting the evidence on the boy’s body. When the CSIs find Stagner’s card in Mason’s room, Sara’s theory begins to add up. But would the lawyer’s ruthless thirst for success really drive her to order a hit?

Thursday 15 April 2010 at 9.00pm on Five USA

The hit crime drama continues its tenth season. In this episode, Ray and Sara run into obstacles as they attempt to get to the bottom of a retired CIA director’s death. Meanwhile, Nick and Catherine investigate after a musician is deliberately electrocuted on stage.

When the body of an elderly man washes up in a swamp, it looks as if a fishing trip might have ended in tragedy. However, Ray becomes suspicious when he finds a number of clues in the dead man’s pockets that indicate a CIA connection. A postmortem reveals that the victim suffered a blow to the head, but also that he was suffering from terminal cancer. As Ray tries to identify the body, Catherine gets a mysterious phone call from CIA director Craig Halliday. He informs her that her vic, Vance Colton, is a former CIA director.

Arriving at Colton’s home to collect evidence, Sara and Ray find Halliday ordering his men to strip it bare. “Since when is a mattress a national security issue?” asks Sara as she looks on. In Colton’s yard, the CSIs notice a canoe is missing, and downriver they locate the place where it clearly washed up – but the vessel has been removed. On the bank, Sara and Ray observe two German men photographing them. Knowing that Colton was responsible for conducting an operation against the German Stasi, the CSIs suspect they have found their killers.

Back at base, David’s computer is hacked, and a manuscript for a tell-all book Colton was working on at the time of his death is uploaded onto the machine. The tome makes explosive revelations about an important German political figure. It emerges that the source of the hack is a motel room occupied by Colton’s estranged son, Larry. By the time the CSIs arrive at the motel, however, Larry has been shot dead. Lying next to his body is a set of photographs showing him attacking his father with a canoe paddle. But if Larry killed his father, who killed him?

Elsewhere, at a performance by country music band Rascal Flatts, bassist Jay is electrocuted mid-song. Catherine notices that the fern-like marks running down his arms are inconsistent with the low-voltage shock he should have received. Jay also appears to have lost his memory. When the rest of the band visit the hospital, singer Gary’s phone rings, playing the group’s most famous song. “What the hell is that noise?” asks a confused Jay. “Noise? Dude, you wrote that song,” replies Gary, incredulously.

Nick and Catherine discover that, on the night of the concert, the band had a huge fistfight because Jay revealed that he wanted to embark on a solo career. Nick starts to take Jay’s guitar apart to look for answers, but he quickly realises the guitar has been swapped. “I think we’re doing a guitar autopsy on the wrong instrument,” he tells Al. “One of those Rascal Flatts guys is jerking us around.”

The CSIs eventually trace the original guitar to the home of crazed fan Mona Petrovitch, who claims she found it in a rubbish bin. “Just look, don’t touch,” Mona pleads with Greg and Nick. “Jay’s fingers are still on it,” she adds, referring to the burnt skin left behind after the shock. As the CSIs investigate, they uncover a trail of electronic evidence leading back to a jealous roadie with a thirst for fame…

 

Tuesday 13 April 2010 at 9.00pm on Five

The hit crime drama continues its tenth season. In this episode, Ray and Sara run into obstacles as they attempt to get to the bottom of a retired CIA director’s death. Meanwhile, Nick and Catherine investigate after a musician is deliberately electrocuted on stage.

When the body of an elderly man washes up in a swamp, it looks as if a fishing trip might have ended in tragedy. However, Ray becomes suspicious when he finds a number of clues in the dead man’s pockets that indicate a CIA connection. A postmortem reveals that the victim suffered a blow to the head, but also that he was suffering from terminal cancer. As Ray tries to identify the body, Catherine gets a mysterious phone call from CIA director Craig Halliday. He informs her that her vic, Vance Colton, is a former CIA director.

Arriving at Colton’s home to collect evidence, Sara and Ray find Halliday ordering his men to strip it bare. “Since when is a mattress a national security issue?” asks Sara as she looks on. In Colton’s yard, the CSIs notice a canoe is missing, and downriver they locate the place where it clearly washed up – but the vessel has been removed. On the bank, Sara and Ray observe two German men photographing them. Knowing that Colton was responsible for conducting an operation against the German Stasi, the CSIs suspect they have found their killers.

Back at base, David’s computer is hacked, and a manuscript for a tell-all book Colton was working on at the time of his death is uploaded onto the machine. The tome makes explosive revelations about an important German political figure. It emerges that the source of the hack is a motel room occupied by Colton’s estranged son, Larry. By the time the CSIs arrive at the motel, however, Larry has been shot dead. Lying next to his body is a set of photographs showing him attacking his father with a canoe paddle. But if Larry killed his father, who killed him?

Elsewhere, at a performance by country music band Rascal Flatts, bassist Jay is electrocuted mid-song. Catherine notices that the fern-like marks running down his arms are inconsistent with the low-voltage shock he should have received. Jay also appears to have lost his memory. When the rest of the band visit the hospital, singer Gary’s phone rings, playing the group’s most famous song. “What the hell is that noise?” asks a confused Jay. “Noise? Dude, you wrote that song,” replies Gary, incredulously.

Nick and Catherine discover that, on the night of the concert, the band had a huge fistfight because Jay revealed that he wanted to embark on a solo career. Nick starts to take Jay’s guitar apart to look for answers, but he quickly realises the guitar has been swapped. “I think we’re doing a guitar autopsy on the wrong instrument,” he tells Al. “One of those Rascal Flatts guys is jerking us around.”

The CSIs eventually trace the original guitar to the home of crazed fan Mona Petrovitch, who claims she found it in a rubbish bin. “Just look, don’t touch,” Mona pleads with Greg and Nick. “Jay’s fingers are still on it,” she adds, referring to the burnt skin left behind after the shock. As the CSIs investigate, they uncover a trail of electronic evidence leading back to a jealous roadie with a thirst for fame…

 

Weekdays at 8.00pm on Five USA

The hit crime drama continues its tenth season. In this episode, the sudden death of a high-school student leads to the discovery of a dead cheerleader in a tree. Just as it is beginning to look like an open-and-shut case, the CSIs uncover a strange connection between the dead teenagers and an underground drag-racing scene.

When 17-year-old Trevor drops dead at school during a confrontation with another pupil, Ray and Al are called in to perform the autopsy. Both pathologists are baffled by the apparent lack of internal or external injuries suffered by their victim. “Healthy young men like this don’t simply drop dead for no reason,” says Ray. “I concur,” agrees Al, opening up the teenager’s skull. “That’s why I’m still looking.” Al lifts off the top half of the skull, and both men gasp as the brain virtually bursts out of the dead youth’s head. Ray immediately suspects that an unknown medical condition may have caused Trevor’s brain to swell following a blow to the head. A few scans support his theory, but the CSIs still need to establish when and how Trevor received the blow that ultimately killed him.

However, the investigators’ attention quickly turns from Trevor to his girlfriend, Cindy, who has not been seen since the night before her boyfriend’s death. At the high school attended by both teenagers, Sara meets Cindy’s best friend, Renata. Renata tells Sara that she has been texting Cindy frantically since learning about Trevor’s death, but has received no replies. Sara recognises that something sinister must be afoot – but has Cindy fled because she was involved in Trevor’s death, or did she come to harm at her boyfriend’s hands? Meanwhile, Nick inspects Trevor’s beloved car – a vintage hot rod with an electric engine and built-in computer. Ominously, the CSIs find Cindy’s phone inside. “They say the only way to get a teenage girl away from her cellphone is to pry it from her cold, dead hand,” says Nick. “Well, whoever ‘they’ are, let’s hope they’re wrong,” answers Sara.

Back at base, Sara finds pictures of Cindy with another guy on her mobile phone, as well as a video of a fistfight between Trevor and the same man. With Cindy still missing, it looks more and more like her boyfriend may have had a motive for murder. Thanks to the computer in Trevor’s car, the CSIs establish the route of the last journey he took before he died. Using this route as a search perimeter, they discover Cindy’s body in a tree in the middle of the desert. There are no tyre tracks or footprints at the scene, leaving the investigators temporarily baffled as to how Cindy’s body got there. “It’s like she just… fell from the sky,” says Greg. However, Sara’s quick thinking leads them to the answer. “If you take a car travelling at highway speed and you hit someone just right – a girl this size, and this weight – she could fly the length of a football field,” she tells David.

When the CSIs widen their search area accordingly, they discover a trail of blood and two distinct tread marks in the road. It seems that Cindy was hit and thrown hundreds of feet into the air as she waved the starting flag for an illegal drag race. But was Trevor callous enough to flee the scene and leave his girlfriend to die? And how did he sustain the injury that in turn killed him? Nick (George Eads) breaks up an illegal drag race

 

Tuesday 6 April 2010 at 9.00pm on Five

The hit crime drama continues its tenth season. In this episode, the sudden death of a high-school student leads to the discovery of a dead cheerleader in a tree. Just as it is beginning to look like an open-and-shut case, the CSIs uncover a strange connection between the dead teenagers and an underground drag-racing scene.

When 17-year-old Trevor drops dead at school during a confrontation with another pupil, Ray and Al are called in to perform the autopsy. Both pathologists are baffled by the apparent lack of internal or external injuries suffered by their victim. “Healthy young men like this don’t simply drop dead for no reason,” says Ray. “I concur,” agrees Al, opening up the teenager’s skull. “That’s why I’m still looking.” Al lifts off the top half of the skull, and both men gasp as the brain virtually bursts out of the dead youth’s head. Ray immediately suspects that an unknown medical condition may have caused Trevor’s brain to swell following a blow to the head. A few scans support his theory, but the CSIs still need to establish when and how Trevor received the blow that ultimately killed him.

However, the investigators’ attention quickly turns from Trevor to his girlfriend, Cindy, who has not been seen since the night before her boyfriend’s death. At the high school attended by both teenagers, Sara meets Cindy’s best friend, Renata. Renata tells Sara that she has been texting Cindy frantically since learning about Trevor’s death, but has received no replies. Sara recognises that something sinister must be afoot – but has Cindy fled because she was involved in Trevor’s death, or did she come to harm at her boyfriend’s hands?

Meanwhile, Nick inspects Trevor’s beloved car – a vintage hot rod with an electric engine and built-in computer. Ominously, the CSIs find Cindy’s phone inside. “They say the only way to get a teenage girl away from her cellphone is to pry it from her cold, dead hand,” says Nick. “Well, whoever ‘they’ are, let’s hope they’re wrong,” answers Sara. Back at base, Sara finds pictures of Cindy with another guy on her mobile phone, as well as a video of a fistfight between Trevor and the same man. With Cindy still missing, it looks more and more like her boyfriend may have had a motive for murder.

Thanks to the computer in Trevor’s car, the CSIs establish the route of the last journey he took before he died. Using this route as a search perimeter, they discover Cindy’s body in a tree in the middle of the desert. There are no tyre tracks or footprints at the scene, leaving the investigators temporarily baffled as to how Cindy’s body got there. “It’s like she just… fell from the sky,” says Greg. However, Sara’s quick thinking leads them to the answer. “If you take a car travelling at highway speed and you hit someone just right – a girl this size, and this weight – she could fly the length of a football field,” she tells David.

When the CSIs widen their search area accordingly, they discover a trail of blood and two distinct tread marks in the road. It seems that Cindy was hit and thrown hundreds of feet into the air as she waved the starting flag for an illegal drag race. But was Trevor callous enough to flee the scene and leave his girlfriend to die? And how did he sustain the injury that in turn killed him?

 

Thursday 1 April 2010 at 10.00pm

The hit crime drama continues its tenth season. In this episode, Langston and his team are called in when a former pro golfer is found dead on a golf course. With suspects ranging from the victim’s angry ex-wife to a disgruntled caddy, the team is faced with a tricky case – and the primary crime scene could be anywhere on the course…

When former pro golfer Russell Huntley is found dead in a golf cart, the CSIs initially believe that the victim bled to death after being shot in the neck. Unfortunately, there is no exit wound, no murder weapon nearby and no primary crime scene – the cart rolled down from a track and could have been travelling from anywhere on the golf course.

The CSIs first speak to Huntley’s ex-wife, Michelle Nagano (Rosalind Chao, ‘The OC’, ‘MASH’, ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’). She is stepmother to Huntley’s golfer son Danny Nagano, who took her name. Michelle recalls the two men fighting on the night Huntley died – the older man was apparently angry with his son for beating his old record. When the CSIs meet up with Danny Nagano, he claims not to have seen Huntley since the altercation.

When the CSIs analyse the golf cart in which Huntley was found, they discover two different types of ball. Huntley’s prints are found on one set, but prints on the other set belong to Danny Nagano’s caddy, John Dudek, and one Erin Nagano. “She’s Michelle’s sister,” realises Catherine. “With her prints all over her sister’s ex’s balls,” adds Langston, slyly.

Erin, a physics student with a criminal record and a penchant for men in the caddying profession, tells Nick that the second set of golf balls is Danny’s – her prints are on them because she gave them to him. She adds that Huntley was an unpleasant man who treated her sister and his son badly – a revelation that puts both relatives in the frame for murder.

Golf caddy John Dudek also becomes a suspect when it emerges that he is a former pro whose career was derailed when Huntley exposed him for taking performance-enhancing drugs. “What do you want me to say?” he asks Langston. “That I killed Russell because he ruined my life?” Huntley famously abhorred cheating, as Nick later points out: “Honour the game above all else.” The CSIs begin to wonder if Danny Nagano incurred his father’s wrath when he too was exposed as a cheat. However, Catherine suggests that this idea “sounds like a better theory for father killing son.”

As the CSIs ponder who else might have wanted Russell Huntley dead, Hodges continues to search for a primary crime scene. With a handful of equally viable suspects and an irritating paucity of evidence, are Langston and his team about to lose this round?

 

Tuesday 30 March at 9.00pm

The hit crime drama continues its tenth season. In this episode, Langston and his team are called in when a former pro golfer is found dead on a golf course. With suspects ranging from the victim’s angry ex-wife to a disgruntled caddy, the team is faced with a tricky case – and the primary crime scene could be anywhere on the course…

When former pro golfer Russell Huntley is found dead in a golf cart, the CSIs initially believe that the victim bled to death after being shot in the neck. Unfortunately, there is no exit wound, no murder weapon nearby and no primary crime scene – the cart rolled down from a track and could have been travelling from anywhere on the golf course.

The CSIs first speak to Huntley’s ex-wife, Michelle Nagano (Rosalind Chao, ‘The OC’, ‘MASH’, ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’). She is stepmother to Huntley’s golfer son Danny Nagano, who took her name. Michelle recalls the two men fighting on the night Huntley died – the older man was apparently angry with his son for beating his old record. When the CSIs meet up with Danny Nagano, he claims not to have seen Huntley since the altercation.

When the CSIs analyse the golf cart in which Huntley was found, they discover two different types of ball. Huntley’s prints are found on one set, but prints on the other set belong to Danny Nagano’s caddy, John Dudek, and one Erin Nagano. “She’s Michelle’s sister,” realises Catherine. “With her prints all over her sister’s ex’s balls,” adds Langston, slyly.

Erin, a physics student with a criminal record and a penchant for men in the caddying profession, tells Nick that the second set of golf balls is Danny’s – her prints are on them because she gave them to him. She adds that Huntley was an unpleasant man who treated her sister and his son badly – a revelation that puts both relatives in the frame for murder.

Golf caddy John Dudek also becomes a suspect when it emerges that he is a former pro whose career was derailed when Huntley exposed him for taking performance-enhancing drugs. “What do you want me to say?” he asks Langston. “That I killed Russell because he ruined my life?” Huntley famously abhorred cheating, as Nick later points out: “Honour the game above all else.” The CSIs begin to wonder if Danny Nagano incurred his father’s wrath when he too was exposed as a cheat. However, Catherine suggests that this idea “sounds like a better theory for father killing son.”

As the CSIs ponder who else might have wanted Russell Huntley dead, Hodges continues to search for a primary crime scene. With a handful of equally viable suspects and an irritating paucity of evidence, are Langston and his team about to lose this round?

 

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