CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season 14)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season 14)
CSI Season 14 DVD Cover.jpg
Region 1 DVD cover showing (left to right) Elisabeth Shue as Julie Finlay, Ted Danson as D.B. Russell and George Eads as Nick Stokes.
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run September 25, 2013 (2013-09-25) – May 7, 2014 (2014-05-07)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 September 16, 2014 (2014-09-16)[1]
Season chronology
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List of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes

The fourteenth season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation premiered on September 25, 2013 on CBS, and concluded on May 7, 2014.

The series's 300th episode aired during the season, with Marg Helgenberger guest starring in the landmark episode in a series of newly recorded "flashbacks" to a case that occurred in the time frame of the first season.[2] Due to the leave of absence taken by George Eads following his altercation with a writer, he appears only in the first three episodes of the season, under the pretext of receiving special training in Quantico. Eads returned in the episode "Check In and Check Out".[3] The season also introduced a redesigned title sequence.

On February 18, 2014, CBS announced plans to launch a new spin-off of the CSI franchise, tentatively titled CSI: Cyber, with a backdoor pilot episode, entitled "Kitty", that aired April 30, 2014. Inspired by producer Mary Aiken's work as a cyber-psychologist, the new series revolves around Special Agent Avery Ryan, played by Patricia Arquette,[4] who is in charge of the Cyber Crime Division at Quantico, Virginia.[5]

On March 13, 2014 it was announced that CSI: Crime Scene Investigation would return for a fifteenth season.[6] Paul Guilfoyle, who plays Jim Brass, left the series at the end of the 14th season.[7]

Notable cast members[edit]

Actor Character Main cast Recurring cast
Ted Danson D.B. Russell Entire season N/A
Elisabeth Shue Julie Finlay Entire season N/A
George Eads Nick Stokes Entire Season N/A
Jorja Fox Sara Sidle Entire Season N/A
Eric Szmanda Greg Sanders Entire season N/A
Robert David Hall Al Robbins Entire season N/A
Wallace Langham David Hodges Entire season N/A
David Berman David Phillips Entire season N/A
Elisabeth Harnois Morgan Brody Entire season N/A
Jon Wellner Henry Andrews Entire season N/A
Paul Guilfoyle Jim Brass Entire Season N/A
Marc Vann Conrad Ecklie N/A 6 episodes
Larry M. Mitchell Officer Mitchell N/A 8 Episodes
Matthew Davis Sean Yeager N/A 4 episodes

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
296 1 "The Devil and D.B. Russell" Alec Smight Story by: Christopher Barbour
Teleplay by: Christopher Barbour & Don McGill
September 25, 2013 (2013-09-25) 9.12[8]

D.B. Russell leads the CSI team on a hunt to find Morgan and Ellie Brass following their kidnapping by a ritualistic killer in last season's end.

Recurring characters: Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell and Marc Vann as Conrad Ecklie
297 2 "Take the Money and Run" Louis Milito Andrew Dettmann October 2, 2013 (2013-10-02) 9.66[9]

A complex casino heist has the CSIs scratching their heads.

Recurring character: Larry Sullivan as Officer Akers
298 3 "Torch Song" Brad Tanenbaum Tom Mularz October 9, 2013 (2013-10-09) 8.82[10]

When the smoke from a nightclub fire clears away and four dead bodies are revealed, the CSI team goes looking for an amateur arsonist.

Note: George Eads took a leave of absence after this episode. Special guest stars: John Ratzenberger as Stu Kirchoff

Recurring characters: Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell and Marc Vann as Conrad Ecklie
299 4 "Last Supper" Frank Waldeck Treena Hancock & Melissa R Byer October 16, 2013 (2013-10-16) 9.45[11]

The hit cooking show, Elite Chef, takes on a grim new turn when a losing contestant is murdered and cooked into a tasting challenge.

Special guest stars: Holley Fain as Nadine Bradley and Wolfgang Puck as himself

Recurring character: Alimi Ballard as Detective Crawford
300 5 "Frame By Frame" Alec Smight Gavin Harris October 23, 2013 (2013-10-23) 10.45[12]

It is back to the beginning for CSI's 300th episode, when the team investigates a homicide in the home of a reclusive former casino mogul who was a suspect in a similar crime in 2000. The CSI team recalls who they were and where they were in order to solve the cold case.

Special guest star: Marg Helgenberger as Catherine Willows

Recurring characters: Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell and Marc Vann as Conrad Ecklie
301 6 "Passed Pawns" Phil Conserva Story by: Michael F.X. Daly
Teleplay by: Christopher Barbour
October 30, 2013 (2013-10-30) 9.50[13]

The CSI team investigates the death of a homeless man who had a huge winning streak at a small casino.

Recurring characters: Matt Davis as CSI Sean Yeager, Larry Sullivan as Officer Akers, and Peri Gilpin as Barbara Russell
302 7 "Under a Cloud" Brad Tanenbaum Elizabeth Devine & Richard Catalani November 6, 2013 (2013-11-06) 9.08[14]

The CSI team investigates a John Doe found during torrential rains in Vegas. Meanwhile, Greg Sanders is investigated and accused of framing a man for murder seven years ago.

Special guest star: Lea Thompson as Jennifer Rhodes

Recurring character: Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell and Paula Francis as Herself
303 8 "Helpless" Karen Gaviola Tom Mularz November 13, 2013 (2013-11-13) 10.47[15]

The discovery of a bludgeoned, bloody corpse inside a "human hamster ball" has the CSIs scratching their heads.

Recurring characters: Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell, Matt Davis as CSI Sean Yeager and Joseph Patrick Kelly as Officer Metcalf
304 9 "Check In and Check Out" Louis Milito Andrew Dettmann November 20, 2013 (2013-11-20) 11.19[16]

The CSI team is called in to investigate the stabbing of a couple found in a local hotel room where two other violent murders took place.

Note: George Eads returned in this episode.

Special guest star: Jordin Sparks as Alison Stone

Recurring character: Larry Sullivan as Officer Akers
305 10 "Girls Gone Wild" Alec Smight Treena Hancock & Melissa R. Byer November 27, 2013 (2013-11-27) 10.94[17]
A spa weekend for Sara, Finlay, and Morgan turns into a murder investigation and missing persons case when Finlay disappears, as the CSI team must piece together what happened in detail to find her.
306 11 "The Lost Reindeer" Frank Waldeck Gavin Harris December 11, 2013 (2013-12-11) 10.18[18]
The CSI team are brought in to investigate the death of a man dressed in a Santa costume on the front lawn of an suburban house.
307 12 "Keep Calm and Carry On" Brad Tanenbaum Thomas Hoppe January 15, 2014 (2014-01-15) 10.30[19]

A petty crime aboard an inbound plane to Vegas becomes a murder investigation when one of the passengers is found dead at the end of an airport runway.

Special guest star: Joel Grey as Hank Kasserman

Recurring characters: Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell
308 13 "Boston Brakes" Eagle Egilsson Christopher Barbour January 22, 2014 (2014-01-22) 9.47[20]

The CSIs are called to investigate a car crash and are shocked to discover the victim is someone they know.

Special guest stars: Kate Danson as Jill McDermott, James Callis as John Merchiston, and Matt Davis as CSI Sean Yeager
309 14 "De Los Muertos" Louis Milito Tom Mularz & Richard Catalani February 5, 2014 (2014-02-05) 11.16[21]
The CSI team are brought in to investigate two separate murders, one involving a woman found murdered in Mexico and another of a local couple found dead in their driveway.
310 15 "Love For Sale" Frank Waldeck Andrew Dettmann February 19, 2014 (2014-02-19) 9.77[22]

Nick and Greg investigate the death of a 16-year-old girl with ties to a brothel.

Special guest star: Jack Coleman as Jim Logan

Recurring characters: Alimi Ballard as Detective Crawford
311 16 "Killer Moves" Alec Smight Mary Leah Sutton March 5, 2014 (2014-03-05) 9.29[23]

The CSIs investigate the murder of an Elvis impersonator and a bird that have a bizarre connection.

Special guest star: Ron Glass as chess player Paul Lomax

Recurring characters: Alimi Ballard as Detective Crawford
312 17 "Long Road Home" Phil Conserva Gavin Harris March 12, 2014 (2014-03-12) 10.15[24]

The CSIs investigate the murder of a rock and roll groupie and the disappearance of a prostitute that both have ties to a mysterious band.

Special guest star: Gene Simmons as himself.

Recurring characters: Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell
313 18 "Uninvited" Brad Tanenbaum Story by: Treena Hancock & Melissa R. Byer
Teleplay by: Elizabeth Devine
March 19, 2014 (2014-03-19) 10.20[25]

The CSIs are called to investigate when an entire family is reported to have been missing for a month.

Special guest star: Robert Davi as Marvin Braxton.
314 19 "The Fallen" Louis Milito Deanna Shumaker April 2, 2014 (2014-04-02) 9.77[26]

D.B. Russell is taken hostage after a teenager opens fire in a police station.

Recurring characters: Larry Mitchell as Officer Mitchell and Paula Francis as Herself.
315 20 "Consumed" Karen Gaviola Tom Mularz April 9, 2014 (2014-04-09) 9.11[27]

The CSIs track a cannibalistic killer and discover he's not alone.

Recurring characters: Marc Vann as Conrad Ecklie
316 21 "Kitty" Eagle Egilsson Ann Donahue, Carol Mendelsohn & Anthony E. Zuiker April 30, 2014 (2014-04-30) 9.95[28]

The CSIs investigate the cyber-related murder of a prominent casino owner’s wife and receive help from the FBI’s Cyber Crime Division.

Notes: This was the backdoor pilot of the spin-off CSI: Cyber based in Virginia

Special guest star: Patricia Arquette as Avery Ryan

Recurring characters: Marc Vann as Conrad Ecklie
317 22 "Dead In His Tracks" Alec Smight Andrew Dettmann May 7, 2014 (2014-05-07) 10.01[29]

The CSIs investigate a present-day crime with ties to a mob heist that occurred 25 years ago. Meanwhile, Brass has a decision to make when his daughter attempts suicide.

Special guest star: Treat Williams as criminalist Sam Bishop

Recurring characters: Marc Vann as Conrad Ecklie

Final appearance of: Jim Brass

Ratings[edit]

U.S. Nielsen ratings[edit]

Episode # Title Air Date 18-49
Rating/Share
Viewers
(in millions)
Rank (week)
1 The Devil and D.B. Russell September 25, 2013 2.0/6[8] 9.12[8] N/A
2 Take the Money and Run October 2, 2013 2.1/6[9] 9.66[9] #24[30]
3 Torch Song October 9, 2013 1.9/5[10] 8.82[10] #25[31]
4 Last Supper October 16, 2013 2.0/6[11] 9.45[11] #20[32]
5 Frame By Frame October 23, 2013 2.1/6[12] 10.45[12] #21[33]
6 Passed Pawns October 30, 2013 1.7/5[13] 9.50[13] N/A
7 Under a Cloud November 6, 2013 1.8/5[14] 9.08[14] N/A
8 Helpless November 13, 2013 1.9/6[15] 10.47[15] N/A
9 Check in and Check Out November 20, 2013 2.1/6[16] 11.19[16] N/A
10 Girls Gone Wild November 27, 2013 2.0/6[17] 10.94[17] N/A
11 Lost Reindeer December 11, 2013 1.8/5[18] 10.18[18] N/A
12 Keep Calm and Carry On January 15, 2014 1.6/4[19] 10.30[19] N/A
13 Boston Brakes January 22, 2014 1.6/4[20] 9.47[20] N/A
14 De Los Muertos February 5, 2014 2.0/6[21] 11.16[21] N/A
15 Love For Sale February 19, 2014 2.0/6[22] 9.77[22] N/A
16 Killer Moves March 5, 2014 1.7/5[23] 9.29[23] N/A
17 Long Road Home March 12, 2014 2.0/6[24] 10.15[24] N/A
18 Uninvited March 19, 2014 2.0/6[25] 10.20[25] N/A
19 The Fallen April 2, 2014 1.8/5[26] 9.77[26] N/A
20 Consumed April 9, 2014 1.7/5[27] 9.11[27] N/A
21 Kitty April 30, 2014 1.7/5[28] 9.95[28] N/A
22 Dead In His Tracks May 7, 2014 1.9/6[29] 10.01[29] N/A

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