CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season 13)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season 13)
CSI Crime Scene Investigation - The 13th Season.jpg
Season 13 U.S. DVD Cover
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run September 26, 2012 (2012-09-26) – May 15, 2013 (2013-05-15)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 September 17, 2013 (2013-09-17)[1]
Region 2 June 9, 2014 (2014-06-09)[2]
Region 4 August 6, 2014 (2014-08-06)[3]
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List of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes

The thirteenth season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation premiered on September 26, 2012 on CBS and concluded on May 15, 2013.[4] It consisted of 22 episodes.

In episode thirteen of the season, CSI staged a two-part crossover with its spin-off show CSI: NY in which Gary Sinise marked his first appearance in CSI and as his CSI: NY character Mac Taylor; cast member Ted Danson subsequently appeared in the CSI: NY portion of the story.

Former cast member William Petersen also returned as Gil Grissom for a voice over in the episode "Dead Air", on the phone with Sara. This appearance was uncredited. On March 20, 2013, CBS renewed CSI for a fourteenth season, which aired in September 2013.[5]

The Region 1 DVD Boxset was released on September 17, 2013.[6]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
274 1 "Karma to Burn" Alec Smight Teleplay by: Christopher Barbour & Don McGill
Story by: Christopher Barbour
September 26, 2012 (2012-09-26) 13001 10.76[7]

Season thirteen opens up with D.B. Russell stopping at nothing to find the people who kidnapped his granddaughter, as he and the rest of the CSI team go on an all-out hunt to recover the girl from her captors and bring the responsible culprits to justice. Meanwhile, Sara Sidle manages to convince Nick Stokes to return to CSI, and Morgan finds herself drawn closer to Hodges as she awaits news about her father, who was shot during last season's finale.

Recurring characters: Conor O'Farrell as Jeffrey McKean, Enrique Murciano as Det. Carlos Moreno, Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell and Marc Vann as Conrad Ecklie.
275 2 "Code Blue Plate Special" Louis Shaw Milito Andrew Dettmann October 10, 2012 (2012-10-10) 13002 10.70[8]

When the CSIs stop by their favorite diner, the discovery of eight bodies, along with the owner of the restaurant locked in a fridge, puts their plans on hold. A known stalker who had been harassing one of the victims immediately becomes their prime suspect, until an interruption from Witness Protection complicates the case, and leads them to suspect that someone close to the diner is not as innocent as they may appear. Meanwhile, Ecklie is discharged from hospital, and Sara clashes with an old enemy, stalker Ronald Basderic.

Recurring characters: Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell, Larry Sullivan as Officer Akers, Marc Vann as Conrad Ecklie and Adam J. Harrington as Ronald Basderic.
276 3 "Wild Flowers" Brad Tanenbaum Joe Pokaski October 17, 2012 (2012-10-17) 13003 10.63[9]

A runaway sex slave is murdered during a rave in the desert and the CSIs are faced with hundreds of witnesses who saw nothing. The discovery of another runaway reveals the brutal torture she and the deceased girl suffered. The case hits Morgan hard, leading her to take the case into her own hands.

Note: William Petersen returned as Gil Grissom for a voice-over at the beginning of this episode, on the phone with Sara, uncredited.

Recurring characters: Enrique Murciano as Det. Carlos Moreno
277 4 "It Was a Very Good Year" Frank Waldeck Gavin Harris October 24, 2012 (2012-10-24) 13004 9.95[10]
The CSIs find themselves digging up secrets from Las Vegas's past as they race to catch the brutal killer of a journalist found hidden in a piano within the desert. Can Greg, a former romantic interest of the victim, keep his emotions from jeopardizing the case?
278 5 "Play Dead" Eagle Egilsson Treena Hancock & Melissa R. Byer October 31, 2012 (2012-10-31) 13005 10.91[11]

When a police dog handler is murdered, his canine partner becomes the prime suspect. Nick takes a personal involvement in the case, but can he, along with the rest of the team, prove the dog innocent before it is destroyed and bring the real culprit to justice? Meanwhile, Finlay and Morgan investigate the death of a high-profile divorce lawyer with an abundance of enemies.

Recurring characters: Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell
279 6 "Pick and Roll" Alec Smight Rick Eid November 7, 2012 (2012-11-07) 13006 10.33[12]
Things get personal for D.B. Russell when he investigates the death of his son's basketball coach, but can he trust his son who assaulted the coach earlier that night? Its not long before love, money, politics and a second murder complicate the case, as Russell fights to keep his family, and his emotions, together.
280 7 "Fallen Angels" Louis Shaw Milito Tom Mularz November 14, 2012 (2012-11-14) 13007 11.01[13]

The murder of a pastor at the burial site of the former CSI Warrick Brown result in the hunt for an insane man who lost his family years ago. The case hits too close to Nick Stokes, Sara Sidle, Greg Sanders and Jim Brass who start remembering Warrick.

Recurring characters: Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell
281 8 "CSI on Fire" Jeffrey Hunt Teleplay by: Thomas Hoppe
Story by: Carol Mendelsohn & Richard Catalani
November 21, 2012 (2012-11-21) 13008 10.77[14]

An investigation into a mass grave becomes personal for Finlay, when one of the victims is identified as a missing person who she investigated during her tenure in Seattle. However, Finlay's personal involvement with the case is called into question when she disobeys D.B. Russell's orders and travels to Seattle, but it is not long before she finds herself implicated in the investigation when a further body is found.

Recurring characters: Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell
282 9 "Strip Maul" Alec Smight Christopher Barbour November 28, 2012 (2012-11-28) 13009 12.11[15]

The team lend a hand to local law enforcement on the strip, while things get personal for Brass as he learns some disturbing facts about his daughter Ellie; meanwhile Ecklie returns to work.

Recurring characters: Marc Vann as Conrad Ecklie and Alimi Ballard as Officer Kevin Crawford
283 10 "Risky Business Class" Frank Waldeck Elizabeth Devine December 12, 2012 (2012-12-12) 13010 9.59[16]

The CSI team is called to investigate when a plane crashes just off the Vegas strip. Also, the appearance of Sara's former love interest puts a strain on her long-distance relationship with Gil Grissom. Donna Hoppe visits and tells Greg and Morgan that they could be kissing cousins (in some form).

Recurring characters: Pamela Reed as Donna Hoppe
284 11 "Dead Air" Phil Conserva Joe Pokaski January 16, 2013 (2013-01-16) 13011 11.14[17]

The CSIs are called to investigate when a news anchor is killed during a live broadcast, while the reappearance of Sara's former love in the last episode forces her to reject Grissom's calls.

Note: William Petersen returned as Gil Grissom for a voice-over in this episode, on the phone with Sara, uncredited.

Recurring characters: Alex Carter as Lou Vartann
285 12 "Double Fault" Brad Tanenbaum Melissa R. Byer & Treena Hancock January 23, 2013 (2013-01-23) 13012 11.46[18]

The CSIs investigate a case involving a rising tennis star. Meanwhile, Hodges surprises the team with a startling revelation.

Special guest stars: Lindsay Davenport, Chris Evert, Justin Gimelstob

Recurring characters: Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell and Larry Sullivan as Officer Akers
286 13 "In Vino Veritas" Louis Shaw Milito Rick Eid February 6, 2013 (2013-02-06) 13013 10.97[19]

Mac Taylor arrives in Las Vegas to surprise his girlfriend Christine, who is supposed to be in town for an event and drops by the LVPD Crime Lab to visit friend D.B. Russell before heading to her hotel. After he fails to reach her on her phone, he and Russell head to the hotel only to find her missing and her room the scene of a crime. This leads to a fast investigation by the LVPD and Crime Lab who eventually learn Christine has been kidnapped and held hostage and is actually still in New York, taken before she even came to Las Vegas. The episode ends with Mac heading back to New York and Russell going with him.

Note: Crossover with CSI: NY featuring Gary Sinise as Mac Taylor

Recurring characters: Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell
287 14 "Exile" Jeffrey Hunt Carlos M. Marimon February 13, 2013 (2013-02-13) 13014 8.54[20]

The team investigate when the sister of a Cuban singing sensation is murdered. Elsewhere, Hodges begins to get cold feet about his engagement to an Italian woman.

Recurring characters: Marc Vann as Conrad Ecklie, Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell and Alimi Ballard as Det. Kevin Crawford
288 15 "Forget Me Not" Karen Gaviola Andrew Dettmann February 20, 2013 (2013-02-20) 13015 10.65[21]

Sara becomes a suspect in an investigation when it's revealed she was the last person to see the victim alive but this leads her to Ronald Basderic again after four months. Sara then realizes that long-distance relationships may not be possible, such as her marriage with Grissom.

Recurring characters: Alimi Ballard as Det. Kevin Crawford, Larry Sullivan as Officer Akers and Adam J. Harrington as Ronald Basderic
289 16 "Last Woman Standing" Brad Tanenbaum Gavin Harris February 27, 2013 (2013-02-27) 13016 9.44[22]

The team investigate the murders of several prominent poker players, who were linked to a cheating scandal at a prestigious tournament.

Recurring characters: Marc Vann as Conrad Ecklie and Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell
290 17 "Dead of the Class" Alec Smight Tom Mularz March 20, 2013 (2013-03-20) 13017 10.53[23]

The CSIs join David Phillips at his high school reunion when he discovers the prom queen's been murdered.

Recurring characters: Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell.
291 18 "Sheltered" Louis Shaw Milito Michael F.X. Daley April 3, 2013 (2013-04-03) 13018 9.89[25]

The team stumbles upon what may very well be a serial killer and his bizarre lair when they start an investigation into the death of a victim that is discovered near a forest reserve.

Guest stars: Kate Danson as Jill McDermott,[24] Neal McDonough as Tommy Barnes

Recurring characters: Alimi Ballard as Det. Kevin Crawford
292 19 "Backfire" Frank Waldeck Jack Gutowitz April 10, 2013 (2013-04-10) 13019 11.11[26]

The CSIs investigate a triple homicide as Russell struggles to connect with its only witness, a 6-year-old girl.

Recurring characters: Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell.
293 20 "Fearless" Eagle Egilsson Gavin Harris May 1, 2013 (2013-05-01) 13020 9.49[27]

The CSI team investigates when a body is discovered in a mud bath at a spiritual retreat.

Recurring characters: Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell.
294 21 "Ghosts of the Past" Brad Tanenbaum Andrew Dettmann May 8, 2013 (2013-05-08) 13021 9.82[28]

The CSI team investigates the death of a ghost hunter which links to a case from twenty years earlier, and Greg tells Morgan about his psychic inheritance from his grandmother. Meanwhile, Sara gets word that a suspect from her past in San Francisco is up for parole.

Recurring characters: Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell.
295 22 "Skin in the Game" Alec Smight Teleplay by: Christopher Barbour & Don McGill
Story by: Christopher Barbour
May 15, 2013 (2013-05-15) 13022 9.53[29]

As Russell and his team investigate a series of murders that relates to the sins of Dante's Inferno, one of their own confronts peril on a dangerous undercover mission to get close to the killer.

Guest stars: Black Sabbath (Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler), Tim Matheson, Eric Roberts, and James Callis

Recurring characters: Marc Vann as Conrad Ecklie.

Ratings[edit]

U.S. Nielsen ratings[edit]

Episode # Title Air Date 18-49
Rating/Share
Viewers
(in millions)
Rank
(Week)
1 Karma to Burn September 26, 2012 2.5/7[30] 10.76[7] 22[7]
2 Code Blue Plate Special October 10, 2012 2.6/7[31] 10.70[8] 19[8]
3 Wild Flowers October 17, 2012 2.3/7[9] 10.63[9] 16[9]
4 It Was a Very Good Year October 24, 2012 2.4/6[10] 9.95[10] 25[10]
5 Play Dead October 31, 2012 2.4/7[32] 10.91[11] 17[11]
6 Pick and Roll November 7, 2012 2.3/6[33] 10.33[12] 15[12]
7 Fallen Angels November 14, 2012 2.5/7[13] 11.01[13] 14[13]
8 CSI on Fire November 21, 2012 2.4/7[14] 10.77[14] 12[14]
9 Strip Maul November 28, 2012 2.6/7[15] 12.11[15] 12[15]
10 Risky Business Class December 12, 2012 2.2/6[16] 9.59[16] 21[16]
11 Dead Air January 16, 2013 2.3/6[17] 11.14[17] 15[17]
12 Double Fault January 23, 2013 2.6/7[18] 11.46[18] 10[18]
13 In Vino Veritas February 6, 2013 2.4/7[19] 10.97[19] 13[19]
14 Exile February 13, 2013 1.9/5[20] 8.54[20] 22[20]
15 Forget Me Not February 20, 2013 2.3/7[21] 10.65[21] 15[21]
16 Last Woman Standing February 27, 2013 1.9/5[22] 9.44[22] 14[22]
17 Dead of the Class March 20, 2013 2.3/6[23] 10.53[23] 8[23]
18 Sheltered April 3, 2013 2.1/6[25] 9.89[25] 20[25]
19 Backfire April 10, 2013 2.4/7[26] 11.11[26] 14[26]
20 Fearless May 1, 2013 1.9/5[27] 9.49[27] N/A
21 Ghosts of the Past May 8, 2013 2.2/6[28] 9.82[28] N/A
22 Skin in the Game May 15, 2013 2.0/6[29] 9.53[29] N/A

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