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...
second half of Season
continues on where the Season
6 - Part 1 DVD box set left off. In this collection
the crime lab is the subject of a fly in the wall documentary,
Lady Heather makes a return appearance and there is a poignant
event in Brass's life - which sees him acting the hero and
in a way making some sort of amends for the accident he was
involved in in A Bullet Runs Through It.
in this collection include:
Bye-Bye: When a waiter is gunned down at a glitzy Vegas
party, the CSIs postulate that the waiter was trying to murder
the hostess; Lois O'Neill, an ageing Vegas dancer and socialite.
Several suspects are under the microscope and the race is
on to track down the murderer before he tries to kill O'Neill
again. This episode sees Catherine's father as a possible
suspect in the crime. Fay Dunaway stars as O'Neill.
The CSIs track down an ex-con who lets his lifetime of crime
catch up with him when he tries to settle an old score. But
when he is reluctantly forced to kill an innocent young girl
he manages to destroy the new life he had built. William Sadler
(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Roswell) is
perfect casting in this episode. He plays the ex-con with
such conviction, that it's hard not to feel sorry for him.
of the Third Reich: When Lady Heather's daughter is found
dead, Grissom and the CSI team are led into a twisted world
of medical experimentation conducted by a crazed, Nazi-sympathising
pseudo-scientist. Another great Lady Heather episode, although
to be honest I'm sure they could have made her involvement
a little more believable. It's a bit too much of a coincidence
that her daughter is murdered in such a bizarre way. It would
have been much more realistic if Grissom had called her in
as an expert in the field of torture. This episode also briefly
stars Tony Amendelo (who Stargate: SG-1 fans will know
Like to Watch: Reality television and the all-to-real
world of crime scene investigation combine when a young woman
is found drugged and sexually assaulted in the hallway of
her high rise apartment building. While the camera crew follows
the case to sensationalise the crime, the CSIs try to nail
the psychotic criminal who appears to have a passion for pedicures.
This episode looks at documentary shows that follow the emergency
services etc. There are plenty of funny moments including
David Hodges insistence on playing up to the camera and Sara
Sidle slapping him down while the tape is rolling. There's
a great moment where Grissom gets a little tetchy with the
camera crew and says: "There are too many forensic shows
Unusual Suspect: When a 17-year-old homecoming queen is
found dead, wrapped in a shower curtain and dumped on the
football field, the CSIs go back to school to search for suspects.
With two confessions for one crime, the CSIs find it extremely
difficult to determine who the one-and-only murderer is. This
is a great episode and especially so when you consider the
age of the two young actors accused of the murder. The actress
playing the young, genius, really sells this episode as believable.
The whole episode asks the audience to decide who they believe
killed the student. Was it the young girl or her elder brother?
Is the young girl a child genius who slipped up? Or is she
still outsmarting everyone? By the time the credits roll you'll
be smiling to yourself as you realise how the writers managed
to play with your mind for the episode's duration.
of Your Death: When the assistant of a Hollywood entertainment
mogul is murdered during his vacation in Vegas, the CSIs question
how the young victim could afford to drive a Ferrari, wear
designer clothes and lodge at a fancy hotel. As they get to
the bottom of the crime, they realise that the victim's fantasy
turned out to be a harsh reality. While the writing for this
episode is pretty ingenious, the fact that both Judd Nelson
(The Breakfast Club) and Julie Benz (Darla in Buffy
and Angel) appear is what turned this, for me, from
an interesting episode to a must see.
To Go: While Detective Brass is struggling for his life
after being shot in the chest in the previous episode (Bang
Bang), the team investigates the murders of a decapitated
victim with a civil war obsession, and a man is killed after
partying too hard. While the two murders are not overly interesting,
the reason that this episode is of interest is because of
the Brass segments. Will he die or pull through? The episode
title seems to hint that he will die, but could it be referring
to one of the two investigations instead? I'll leave that
for you to find out.
on this collection include two audio commentaries; Apparent
Cause of Death (7 min featurette that shows the make-up
department preparing an actor who will be playing a corpse
lying on the slab with his vital organs and his brain exposed);
Gadgets & Gizmos (6 min featurette, which can be
played as a whole or in segments, looking at some of the gadgets
used in the show); Coroner Reports (4 min featurette
with Robert David Hall (Dr Al Robbins) and David Berman (David
Phillips) on some of their experiences on the show); and Season
Six Trajectory (19 min featurette that looks at some of
the themes in the episodes in Season Six).
another fantastic collection that CSI fans will be
itching to add to their collection. In fact, it would be a
crime not to.