CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season 4)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season 4)
CSI Crime Scene Investigation - The Complete 4th Season.jpg
Season 4 U.S. DVD Cover
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 23
Original channel CBS
Original run September 25, 2003 (2003-09-25) – May 20, 2004 (2004-05-20)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 October 12, 2004 (2004-10-12)[1]
Region 2 November 21, 2005 (2005-11-21)[2]
Region 4 November 10, 2006 (2006-11-10)[3]
Season chronology
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List of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes

The fourth season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation premiered on CBS on September 25, 2003 and ended May 20, 2004.





No. in
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
U.S. viewers
70 1 "Assume Nothing" Richard J. Lewis Danny Cannon & Anthony E. Zuiker September 25, 2003 (2003-09-25) 04001 26.91[4]
(Part 1) When a couple is murdered after meeting another couple in a bar, Grissom and his team suspect it is the work of a pair of serial killers. Nick jeopardizes the case when he gives an old friend some information on the case and it later turns up on the local news. This is the first of a two-part episode.
71 2 "All for Our Country" Richard J. Lewis Richard Catalani & Andrew Lipsitz & Carol Mendelsohn October 2, 2003 (2003-10-02) 04002 26.66[5]
(Part 2) When the suspects in the serial killer case are murdered, Grissom, Nick and Warrick suspect it's an inside job. Meanwhile Catherine and Sara investigate the death of a football fan who is found floating in his bathtub.
72 3 "Homebodies" Kenneth Fink Sarah Goldfinger & Naren Shankar October 9, 2003 (2003-10-09) 04003 26.53[6]

Grissom and Warrick investigate when the mummified remains of an old woman are found in a closet. This case soon turns out to be connected to Sara and Nick's case: a breaking and entering that involved the rape of a teenage girl. Meanwhile Catherine tries to connect a weapon found in a backyard to a murder that took place on the other side of town.

Final appearance of: Ray O'Riley.
73 4 "Feeling the Heat" Kenneth Fink Eli Talbert & Anthony E. Zuiker October 23, 2003 (2003-10-23) 04004 27.57[7]

During a heat wave, Grissom and Catherine investigate the death of a baby who was found dead locked in a car. Nick and Sara look into the death of a woman who was found floating in a lake with a headwound. Warrick investigates the case of a man who died at his home of an apparent heat stroke.

First appearance of: Sheriff Rory Atwater.
74 5 "Fur and Loathing" Richard J. Lewis Jerry Stahl October 30, 2003 (2003-10-30) 04005 27.35[8]
After a woman is killed in a head-on collision with a big rig, Catherine and Grissom discover the dead body of a man dressed in a full-size raccoon costume across the road. They uncover that the man is dressed like that because he recently attended a plushies and furries convention leading them to probe further into this subculture to see who may be responsible for the man’s murder. Meanwhile, Nick and Sara investigate the murder of a convenience store employee found in the store’s industrial freezer shot to death.
75 6 "Jackpot" Danny Cannon Carol Mendelsohn & Naren Shankar November 6, 2003 (2003-11-06) 04006 29.64[9]
When Dr. Robbins receives a severed head, Grissom goes to Jackpot, Nevada in search of the rest of the body. When he arrives he soon finds out that he cannot expect much help from the locals. Even the sheriff seems to be hiding something. Meanwhile Catherine gets an unexpected gift from her father.
76 7 "Invisible Evidence" Danny Cannon Josh Berman November 13, 2003 (2003-11-13) 04007 29.27[10]

During a preliminary trial for the rape and murder of a 19-year-old woman, the crucial evidence, a bloodied knife, is discarded because it was secured from the defendant's car without a warrant. With only 24 hours left before court has to let him walk, the team pools their resources together in an attempt to find other evidence that can place the defendant behind bars.

First appearance of: Adam Matthews.
77 8 "After the Show" Kenneth Fink Elizabeth Devine & Andrew Lipsitz November 20, 2003 (2003-11-20) 04008 26.64[11]

The center of attention for the Las Vegas media is a missing model who aspired to become a showgirl. When a strange 911 call comes in, Catherine is sure she has found the man responsible and takes over the case from Sara and Nick, who both hoped they could use this high profile case to get a promotion.

Note: Based on the Linda Sobek murder.
78 9 "Grissom Versus the Volcano" Richard J. Lewis Story by: Josh Berman
Teleplay by: Carol Mendelsohn & Anthony E. Zuiker
December 11, 2003 (2003-12-11) 04009 26.80[12]

When the new sheriff is witness to a car bombing that kills an air marshal, he puts pressure on Grissom to find the murderer. Remains of the bomb lead Grissom, Catherine and Nick to a high school science fair. Meanwhile Warrick and Sara look into the death of the wife of a popular singer.

First appearance of: Lou Vartann.

Final appearance of: Randy Painter.
79 10 "Coming of Rage" Nelson McCormick Story by: Richard Catalani
Teleplay by: Sarah Goldfinger
December 18, 2003 (2003-12-18) 04010 24.69[13]
Grissom, Sara and Warrick investigate when a 15-year-old boy is found beaten to death with a hammer at a construction site. Meanwhile Nick and Catherine try to find out how a woman was killed by a gunshot in her front yard while her husband and ex-husband were arguing over her.
80 11 "Eleven Angry Jurors" Matt Earl Beesley Josh Berman & Andrew Lipsitz January 8, 2004 (2004-01-08) 04011 27.48[14]
When the only juror to vote 'not guilty' in a trial is found dead in the jury room, Grissom's team looks for the suspect among the other eleven jurors. Meanwhile Nick reopens a four-year case when the sister of a missing person comes with new evidence.
81 12 "Butterflied" Richard J. Lewis David Rambo January 15, 2004 (2004-01-15) 04012 28.74[15]
A nurse is found dead in her house by her friend, who's also a nurse. The victim died in her spacious bathroom, posed with her head facing the door. Grissom is left unnerved because the victim bears a resemblance to his fellow CSI, Sara Sidle. According to the friend, she was to have dinner with her new boyfriend, Dr. Michael Clark, who works at the same hospital. Processing the crime scene reveals very little evidence because the killer has thoroughly cleaned the place and used bleached to denature any DNA. Dr. Clark, initially a prime suspect, is later found, albeit in pieces, in garbage bins behind the house. The precision of various cuts suggests that a medical personnel is the killer. Meanwhile, this case prompts Grissom to contemplate his workaholic life and whether it is worth the life he may be missing out on.
82 13 "Suckers" Danny Cannon Josh Berman & Danny Cannon February 5, 2004 (2004-02-05) 04013 29.27[16]
Grissom, Sara and Nick deal with a bizarre case when a priceless 17th century Japanese samurai sword is stolen from an exhibit at a casino. Meanwhile Catherine and Warrick have to look into the world of 'vampires' when a young woman is found dead with all her blood drained from her body.
83 14 "Paper or Plastic" Kenneth Fink Naren Shankar February 12, 2004 (2004-02-12) 04014 30.71[17]
The entire team investigates when a robbery at a grocery store turns into a shootout, leaving five people dead, one of whom is a police officer. The evidence leads Grissom to doubt the story of the other police officer at the scene.
84 15 "Early Rollout" Duane Clark Story by: Elizabeth Devine
Teleplay by: Carol Mendelsohn & Anthony E. Zuiker
February 19, 2004 (2004-02-19) 04015 30.87[18]
The whole team investigates the execution-style murder of a husband and his porn star wife in a gated community. Catherine gets involved with one of the suspects, even after Grissom questioned her ethics when she told him she accepted Sam Braun's check.
85 16 "Getting Off" Kenneth Fink Jerry Stahl February 26, 2004 (2004-02-26) 04016 28.01[19]

Grissom, Warrick and Nick investigate when a halfway house worker is found stabbed to death in a bad neighborhood. Meanwhile Catherine and Sara investigate the death of a clown who was murdered and dumped in an area frequented by transvestites.

First appearance of: Chris Cavaliere.
86 17 "XX" Deran Sarafian Ethlie Ann Vare March 11, 2004 (2004-03-11) 04017 27.40[20]
Catherine, Sara and Nick investigate when the body of a female prison inmate is found tied to the underside of a bus. What first looks like an escape gone wrong turns out to be a murder when it is discovered the woman was already dead before she was tied to the bus. Meanwhile Grissom and Warrick investigate the death of a man stabbed to death in his apartment.
87 18 "Bad to the Bone" David Grossman Eli Talbert April 1, 2004 (2004-04-01) 04018 26.47[21]
The CSIs investigate when a single man beats another man to death in a casino parking garage. They quickly discover that their extremely short-tempered suspect may be responsible for another murder.
88 19 "Bad Words" Rob Bailey Sarah Goldfinger April 15, 2004 (2004-04-15) 04019 23.79[22]
When a teenage girl is killed in a house fire, Catherine, Nick and Warrick suspect a serial arsonist. Among their suspects are the girl's demented grandmother, a female pyromaniac and the high school baseball team. Meanwhile Grissom and Sara investigate the death of a champion in a popular word game, who is found dead in the men's room with several game tiles in his throat and stomach.
89 20 "Dead Ringer" Kenneth Fink Elizabeth Devine April 29, 2004 (2004-04-29) 04020 26.37[23]
The CSIs have to drop out of the annual 120-mile 24-hour Marathon Baker to Vegas relay race when Grissom finds a dead contestant next to the track. Meanwhile Warrick and Sara investigate what appears to be a murder-suicide when a male and a female cop are found dead in a hotel room.
90 21 "Turn of the Screws" Deran Sarafian Story by: Richard Catalani & Carol Mendelsohn
Teleplay by: Josh Berman
May 6, 2004 (2004-05-06) 04021 20.39[24]
Grissom, Sara and Nick investigate when a roller coaster derails at an amusement park, leaving six people dead. When it turns out there were only five people on the roller coaster, they suspect foul play. Catherine and Warrick investigate the murder of a 13-year old girl.
91 22 "No More Bets" Richard J. Lewis Story by: Dustin Lee Abraham & Andrew Lipsitz
Teleplay by: Judith McCreary & Carol Mendelsohn & Naren Shankar
May 13, 2004 (2004-05-13) 04022 22.52[25]
The CSIs investigate when two young gamblers are found dead shortly after scamming several of Sam Braun's casinos. Grissom is forced to take Catherine off the case, because her father is a suspect in their murder.
92 23 "Bloodlines" Kenneth Fink Story by: Sarah Goldfinger & Eli Talbert
Teleplay by: Carol Mendelsohn & Naren Shankar
May 20, 2004 (2004-05-20) 04023 25.40[26]
The CSIs investigate when a casino employee is beaten and raped on her way home from work. The victim identifies her attacker, but the DNA evidence suggests that he is not the person responsible. Later, Grissom has to help out a coworker who ends up on the other side of the law.


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