CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Thursday 18th February 8.00pm

The hit crime drama continues its tenth season. This week, the CSIs investigate the case of a young man who has been brutally raped and beaten. When a shooting in an electronics store is connected to the assault, the CSIs must unravel three separate confessions in order to get to the truth.

Nick and Catherine are called to a vicious assault on a young man in an alley. “Somebody beat the crap out of him,” Brass tells them. Nick goes to the hospital to speak to the victim, Tommy Baker, but he reacts violently to questioning and breaks Nick’s camera. Back at the crime scene, Catherine finds several patches of blood on the ground and takes some samples for analysis.

Nick attempts to interview Tommy again but finds he has left the hospital. He visits Tommy’s brother, Mark, but Tommy is nowhere to be found. “He came home, he took a shower, he didn’t feel like talking and he left about six,” Mark says. Catherine examines the blood samples from the scene of the attack and learns that Tommy’s blood was mixed with semen. “If this were a woman, what would you think?” Catherine asks. “I’d think she was raped,” Nick responds.

Elsewhere, Ray, Greg and David are called to a shooting and arson at an electronics store. David confirms the victim has only been dead for a couple of hours, and Greg finds a card identifying the man as the store’s owner – Wayne Smith. “Botched burglary?” he posits. “I guess it’s more than the economy that’s killing small-business owners,” David replies. The CSIs are also intrigued to find a box of watches and expensive jewellery hidden on the premises…

Brass interviews Wayne’s teenage sister, Jess, who explains that her parents are dead and that she has been living with Wayne since she was a child. Greg then checks the serial numbers on some bank notes from Wayne’s store and finds the next bills in the sequence were spent in a strip club. It transpires that a dancer from the club, Angela, was Wayne’s girlfriend – and one of the rings in his stash was stolen from her. “I’ll tell you where he lives and I’ll press charges,” she says furiously.

Wendy makes a troubling discovery in the lab when she discovers that Tommy’s DNA is mixed with some samples taken from Wayne –meaning that either the batches were cross-contaminated, or that the two cases are connected. “It means that Wayne Smith sexually assaulted Tommy Baker,” Catherine says. “Which gave Tommy Baker cause to kill the bastard,” Nick adds.

The CSIs are stunned when Jess then claims that she killed her brother herself. She says that Tommy was her boyfriend and they were planning on taking the stolen jewellery from the store and running away. “We needed money to get out of town,” she says. Jess also tells the CSIs that on the night of the assault, Tommy ripped her shirt accidentally – leading Wayne to suspect that her boyfriend had raped her. Ray and Nick deduce that Wayne raped Tommy in revenge for what he believed had happened to his sister.

The case becomes more complicated when Tommy insists that he shot Wayne in retaliation for his own rape. “Jess had nothing to do with it,” he claims. Events take yet another turn when Mark then also tries to take responsibility for the crime. “It was more than assault – he raped my brother. I shot Wayne Smith and torched the store to cover it up,” he says. The CSIs have three confessions – but who is the real murderer?

Tuesday 16th February 9.00pm

The hit crime drama continues its tenth season. This week, the CSIs investigate the case of a young man who has been brutally raped and beaten. When a shooting in an electronics store is connected to the assault, the CSIs must unravel three separate confessions in order to get to the truth.

Nick and Catherine are called to a vicious assault on a young man in an alley. “Somebody beat the crap out of him,” Brass tells them. Nick goes to the hospital to speak to the victim, Tommy Baker, but he reacts violently to questioning and breaks Nick’s camera. Back at the crime scene, Catherine finds several patches of blood on the ground and takes some samples for analysis.

Nick attempts to interview Tommy again but finds he has left the hospital. He visits Tommy’s brother, Mark, but Tommy is nowhere to be found. “He came home, he took a shower, he didn’t feel like talking and he left about six,” Mark says. Catherine examines the blood samples from the scene of the attack and learns that Tommy’s blood was mixed with semen. “If this were a woman, what would you think?” Catherine asks. “I’d think she was raped,” Nick responds.

Elsewhere, Ray, Greg and David are called to a shooting and arson at an electronics store. David confirms the victim has only been dead for a couple of hours, and Greg finds a card identifying the man as the store’s owner – Wayne Smith. “Botched burglary?” he posits. “I guess it’s more than the economy that’s killing small-business owners,” David replies. The CSIs are also intrigued to find a box of watches and expensive jewellery hidden on the premises…

Brass interviews Wayne’s teenage sister, Jess, who explains that her parents are dead and that she has been living with Wayne since she was a child. Greg then checks the serial numbers on some bank notes from Wayne’s store and finds the next bills in the sequence were spent in a strip club. It transpires that a dancer from the club, Angela, was Wayne’s girlfriend – and one of the rings in his stash was stolen from her. “I’ll tell you where he lives and I’ll press charges,” she says furiously.

Wendy makes a troubling discovery in the lab when she discovers that Tommy’s DNA is mixed with some samples taken from Wayne –meaning that either the batches were cross-contaminated, or that the two cases are connected. “It means that Wayne Smith sexually assaulted Tommy Baker,” Catherine says. “Which gave Tommy Baker cause to kill the bastard,” Nick adds.

The CSIs are stunned when Jess then claims that she killed her brother herself. She says that Tommy was her boyfriend and they were planning on taking the stolen jewellery from the store and running away. “We needed money to get out of town,” she says. Jess also tells the CSIs that on the night of the assault, Tommy ripped her shirt accidentally – leading Wayne to suspect that her boyfriend had raped her. Ray and Nick deduce that Wayne raped Tommy in revenge for what he believed had happened to his sister.

The case becomes more complicated when Tommy insists that he shot Wayne in retaliation for his own rape. “Jess had nothing to do with it,” he claims. Events take yet another turn when Mark then also tries to take responsibility for the crime. “It was more than assault – he raped my brother. I shot Wayne Smith and torched the store to cover it up,” he says. The CSIs have three confessions – but who is the real murderer?

Thursday 11th February 10.00pm

The hit crime drama continues its tenth season. This week, the CSIs are called to the brutal murder of a much-loved football coach. When the case is linked to the drowning of a call girl, both a star player and a seedy sponsor are placed in the frame.

American-football coach Jimmy Miller wakes up soaked in blood. Unaware of his fatal head injuries, he goes about his usual morning routine before dropping dead on his front doorstep. “He had the wherewithal to pour himself a cup of coffee and a bowl of cereal – but not call 911,” Catherine says. “You know how it is with head wounds,” Ray replies. The pair deduce Miller was attacked while he was sleeping. The numerous awards and trophies in his display cabinet suggest he was extremely popular – and not a likely target for murder.

Brass speaks to Pal Arnold, the president of the football team’s ‘booster club’ – an organisation set up to promote the team. As he hands out memorial armbands to bereaved fans, Pal explains that the coach was well liked and his house was always full of students. Back at the lab, Doc Robbins confirms the victim was hit by a blunt object. “The coach was struck at least a dozen times,” he says. Robbins explains that Miller’s zombie-like behaviour resulted from the fact that the ‘routine’ area of his brain was still functioning.

Catherine studies a picture of Miller’s house and realises that his ‘Coach of the Year’ trophy is missing. When Nick examines some fragments found by the body, he realises that the trophy was the murder weapon. Hodges matches some bloody footprints found at the scene to a pair of shoes owned by one of the team’s players – Calvin Crook. He also finds a chain of emails between Calvin and Miller. It transpires that when Calvin was offered a $5million football contract to leave the team, Miller sent him an article about murder victim Andrew Jimenez. “Something made him walk away from five million,” Ray muses.

Nick and Ray interview Calvin, but he claims he threw his shoes away months ago and was in bed on the night of Miller’s murder. He also insists he had nothing to do with the Jimenez case. “Coach would send me stories to keep my head straight,” he says, claiming that Miller merely wanted to remind him that life is short.

Elsewhere, Sara and Greg investigate the murder of a woman named Paige Hammer, whose corpse was found in a silver BMW submerged in a lake. A gun with one expended round is recovered from the car. When Greg ties the gun to the shooting of Andrew Jimenez, the CSIs hunt for a connection between the two cases. “Coach Miller drove a Beamer as well,” Nick remarks. When they learn that Pal Arnold’s car dealership sponsored the football team, the CSIs discover that the silver BMW belonged to Pal Arnold himself… Brass and Nick visit Pal and force him to admit Paige Hammer was a call girl who attended a party he held for the team. While examining the scene, Sarah and Greg find Jimenez’s shoes beside the lake where Paige’s body was found. Could somebody in the car have shot Jimenez?

A hair found on Paige’s body is then matched to Calvin, but he claims he left the party when Coach Miller caught him with Paige. “If I’d been in that sinking car, I’d have done everything I could to save that girl’s life,” he insists. Who was in the car with Paige? And could Coach Miller have witnessed something that led to his own brutal murder?

Tuesday 9th February 9.00pm

The hit crime drama continues its tenth season. This week, the CSIs are called to the brutal murder of a much-loved football coach. When the case is linked to the drowning of a call girl, both a star player and a seedy sponsor are placed in the frame.

American-football coach Jimmy Miller wakes up soaked in blood. Unaware of his fatal head injuries, he goes about his usual morning routine before dropping dead on his front doorstep. “He had the wherewithal to pour himself a cup of coffee and a bowl of cereal – but not call 911,” Catherine says. “You know how it is with head wounds,” Ray replies. The pair deduce Miller was attacked while he was sleeping. The numerous awards and trophies in his display cabinet suggest he was extremely popular – and not a likely target for murder.

Brass speaks to Pal Arnold, the president of the football team’s ‘booster club’ – an organisation set up to promote the team. As he hands out memorial armbands to bereaved fans, Pal explains that the coach was well liked and his house was always full of students. Back at the lab, Doc Robbins confirms the victim was hit by a blunt object. “The coach was struck at least a dozen times,” he says. Robbins explains that Miller’s zombie-like behaviour resulted from the fact that the ‘routine’ area of his brain was still functioning.

Catherine studies a picture of Miller’s house and realises that his ‘Coach of the Year’ trophy is missing. When Nick examines some fragments found by the body, he realises that the trophy was the murder weapon. Hodges matches some bloody footprints found at the scene to a pair of shoes owned by one of the team’s players – Calvin Crook. He also finds a chain of emails between Calvin and Miller. It transpires that when Calvin was offered a $5million football contract to leave the team, Miller sent him an article about murder victim Andrew Jimenez. “Something made him walk away from five million,” Ray muses.

Nick and Ray interview Calvin, but he claims he threw his shoes away months ago and was in bed on the night of Miller’s murder. He also insists he had nothing to do with the Jimenez case. “Coach would send me stories to keep my head straight,” he says, claiming that Miller merely wanted to remind him that life is short.

Elsewhere, Sara and Greg investigate the murder of a woman named Paige Hammer, whose corpse was found in a silver BMW submerged in a lake. A gun with one expended round is recovered from the car. When Greg ties the gun to the shooting of Andrew Jimenez, the CSIs hunt for a connection between the two cases. “Coach Miller drove a Beamer as well,” Nick remarks. When they learn that Pal Arnold’s car dealership sponsored the football team, the CSIs discover that the silver BMW belonged to Pal Arnold himself…

Brass and Nick visit Pal and force him to admit Paige Hammer was a call girl who attended a party he held for the team. While examining the scene, Sarah and Greg find Jimenez’s shoes beside the lake where Paige’s body was found. Could somebody in the car have shot Jimenez?

A hair found on Paige’s body is then matched to Calvin, but he claims he left the party when Coach Miller caught him with Paige. “If I’d been in that sinking car, I’d have done everything I could to save that girl’s life,” he insists. Who was in the car with Paige? And could Coach Miller have witnessed something that led to his own brutal murder?

Tuesday 2nd February 10.00pm

The hit crime drama continues its tenth season. This week, the CSIs investigate when a cop shoots a fellow officer dead. Was the killing a racially motivated murder, or a tragic error?

The CSIs are called to the fatal shooting of a man outside a fast-food restaurant. Upon arrival, David notes that the victim was shot three times. Brass questions the shooter, Danny Finn – a police officer he knows well. Finn insists that he fired three shots from behind his car door when he noticed the man was holding a gun. However, the witnesses gathering at the scene claim the shooting was racially motivated, committed because the victim is black. The case becomes more complex when Brass recovers the victim’s ID and realises he is a cop named Scott Johnson. “Eyes are going to be on every move we make,” Nick remarks.

Greg interviews a waitress from the restaurant, who claims that Finn fired the final shot while standing next to the body. “I saw the brother murdered here. The cop was standing over him and he shot him,” she insists. Doc Robbins performs the autopsy, examining the three bullet wounds. However, although he notes that the fatal bullet went through the victim’s heart, he is unable to tell if he was already on the ground when it hit him.

Ecklie tells Sara that Johnson did not patrol the area where he was killed and had no official reason to be there. Greg goes back to the restaurant to take photos of the scene and finds Johnson’s food receipt – an order for two burgers, two drinks and a salad. Sara realises he must have been at the restaurant to meet someone. “Why haven’t they come forward?” she asks.

Catherine listens to a recording of the 911 call from the incident and is shocked by what she finds: Finn can clearly be heard shouting, “I’m taking him down, the black son of a bitch!”. Brass then discovers that Johnson made a complaint against Finn several years ago for racial abuse, and interviews his colleague again. “I put my credibility on the line for you!” he shouts. “That hard-ass was the only one who ever complained. He’s the racist, not me,” Finn retorts. He claims that Johnson was facing away from him when he took him down, and he did not recognise his former trainee.

Elsewhere, Sara is called to the murder of an unnamed teenage boy. She meets detective Carlos Moreno, who notes that one of the boy’s fingers has been cut off. “When you get him on the table, look in his rectum – you’ll find it there,” he says, explaining that gangs use this method to punish ‘snitches’ who speak to the police. Moreno also points out a trail of blood leading away from the scene. “Your suspect was wounded,” he notes.

Nick and Ray go over Johnson’s phone records and discover that he spoke to a person named Anthony several times in the week leading up to his death. Nick dials the number and is shocked when Sara picks up the call in the morgue – the phone belonged to her teenage John Doe. Moreno and Sara then test a new database that matches bullets with gangs. They match the bullet that killed Anthony to a gang called the ‘D-Street Killers’ and deduce that Anthony was murdered by one of its members.

Sara and Moreno round up the members of the DStreet gang and swab them for DNA. When they notice that one of the suspects is bleeding from a gunshot wound, Moreno leans on him. The boy is forced to admit he was shooting at Anthony outside the burger restaurant, until he was interrupted by Johnson. It seems that Johnson was killed trying to protect Anthony. But did a gang member fire the fatal bullet – or Finn?

Tuesday 26th January 10.00pm

The hit crime drama continues its tenth season. This week, the CSIs investigate a brutal murder after two workmates plan to rob a casino. Elsewhere, Ray is forced to face up to his past in the light of his DNA results.

Paulie Krill (guest star Tim Blake Nelson, ‘Minority Report’, ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’), an office worker for the Tangiers casino, viciously murders a man in the woods, before returning to work as normal the following day. Doc Robbins performs the autopsy on the victim and concludes that the man was killed by several blows to the head. He also finds lacerations on his wrist. “The wound is postmortem. The killer was trying to dig something out,” he says. Catherine examines the wound and recovers a subcutaneous ID – a new form of implanted computer chip.

In the lab, Hodges studies the murder weapon – a thick piece of metal. “You see that kind of thing in a pipe bomb,” he says. Catherine gets an ID from the implanted chip and identifies the victim as Jason Deveraux, an IT tech at the Tangiers. Brass visits Jason’s office and interviews a woman named Belinda, who placed frequent calls to him late at night. He also interviews a nervous Paulie. “One of your co-workers was killed and you don’t seem to be too upset by it. Why is that?” he asks.

Nick and Greg find Jason’s car abandoned outside his apartment building. His laptop has been stolen, but the cops quickly eliminate the thief, Jason’s hapless neighbour, from their enquiries. DNA on the car seat then leads the detectives to Belinda. As the woman is arrested, Paulie sneaks a flash drive with security codes belonging to Jason into Belinda’s purse. “I had a fling with him. That was it. I didn’t kill him!” she insists.

The team learns that Jason was spying on many of his colleagues by accessing their computer records. They also discover that he enjoyed blowing things up as a child, and had an uncle who worked at a mining company. The CSIs then learn that another piece of metal has been found near the murder scene – this time with blood and a serial number on it. When they discover that the serial number belongs to a safe, Catherine begins to suspect that Jason was planning on blowing up the safe at the Tangiers and stealing the money.

When it emerges that Paulie and Jason both rented heist movies, the CSIs surmise that the pair were working together. The team puts out an urgent call to catch Paulie and prevent him from carrying out the robbery. But what was his motivation for killing Jason?

Also this week, Wendy sees Ray poring over some DNA results and points out that one of the genes displayed, monoamine oxidase A, has been linked to violent behaviour. “Just because something might happen doesn’t mean it will,” he snaps back. Can Ray come to terms with his violent genetic heritage?

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