CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season 5)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season 5)
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Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 25
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run September 23, 2004 (2004-09-23) – May 19, 2005 (2005-05-19)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 November 29, 2005
Season chronology
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List of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes

The fifth season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation premiered on CBS on September 23, 2004 and ended May 19, 2005.

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]


Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
93 1 "Viva Las Vegas" Danny Cannon Danny Cannon & Carol Mendelsohn September 23, 2004 (2004-09-23) 05001 30.57[1]
Grissom works on a nightclub shooting with Greg Sanders, who has finally found a replacement in the lab and now only has to pass his final proficiency test. Catherine investigates a stripper found dead in a hotel room. Warrick investigates a man found electrocuted in his bathtub. Sara and Nick are called in when an 'alien' is found in a shallow grave near Area 51.
94 2 "Down the Drain" Kenneth Fink Naren Shankar October 7, 2004 (2004-10-07) 05002 28.43[2]
The CSIs investigate when a thunderstorm washes up a body in the city storm drains. Murder is soon ruled out but the team makes another disturbing discovery: human bones that may have come from a murder. The only problem is locating where the body was dumped.
95 3 "Harvest" David Grossman Judith McCreary October 14, 2004 (2004-10-14) 05003 28.89[3]

The CSIs investigate the kidnapping of a 13 year old girl at the parking lot of a convenience store, which turns into a very disturbing murder. Catherine attempts to re-assert her role as a mother when her daughter Lindsey is picked up by the police for hitchhiking.

First appearance of: Mia Dickerson.
96 4 "Crow's Feet" Richard J. Lewis Josh Berman October 21, 2004 (2004-10-21) 05004 26.54[4]

When two apparently unrelated women die under the same circumstances, Catherine and Nick discover that both women underwent various cosmetic procedures at a local spa. Meanwhile, Grissom, Sara and Greg investigate when a man is found dead in a house fumigated for termites.

First appearance of: Officer Andy Akers.
97 5 "Swap Meet" Danny Cannon Carol Mendelsohn & David Rambo & Naren Shankar October 28, 2004 (2004-10-28) 05005 29.60[5]
Grissom, Sara and Greg investigate when a woman is found dead in the fountain of a gated community, after visiting a neighborhood swingers party. Meanwhile, Warrick and Nick investigate the murder of a landlord in a video arcade, which develops into a double homicide. Catherine requests the position of day shift supervisor from Grissom.
98 6 "What's Eating Gilbert Grissom?" Kenneth Fink Sarah Goldfinger November 4, 2004 (2004-11-04) 05006 30.58[6]
While investigating a chopped up body in the university grounds, the team finds out that they're dealing with the "Blue Paint Killer" again. The case gets confusing when the team discovers that the victim was male. Shortly after that they find another body, that of a female. Can they stop the killer before he kills again?
99 7 "Formalities" Bill Eagles Dustin Lee Abraham & Naren Shankar November 11, 2004 (2004-11-11) 05007 29.64[7]

Grissom has to work with Dayshift CSI Sofia Curtis when a high school student is found dead in a hotel room after a party. Assisted by Catherine, Nick and Warrick, they find out that another girl had been kidnapped from the party. However, the father of this girl doesn't seem overly concerned about his daughter's disappearance.

First appearance of: Sofia Curtis.
100 8 "Ch-Ch-Changes" Richard J. Lewis Jerry Stahl November 18, 2004 (2004-11-18) 05008 31.46[8]

The CSI team investigate when a woman is found stabbed to death. They soon discover that the woman underwent a sex change operation and have to delve into the world of the Las Vegas transgender community to find the killer.

Note: Series high in viewers.
101 9 "Mea Culpa" David Grossman Story by: Josh Berman & Carol Mendelsohn
Teleplay by: Josh Berman
November 25, 2004 (2004-11-25) 05009 24.38[9]
When an unknown fingerprint suddenly appears on a piece of evidence in court, Grissom must re-open the case and find the real culprit. However, this unexplained phenomenon causes Ecklie to doubt Grissom's handling of the case. Ecklie then opens an inquiry on Grissom, and questions each of the CSIs about his effectiveness as supervisor. Meanwhile, Sara and Greg investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a man who shot himself in the leg. After the investigation, Ecklie decides to split up the team. He gives Catherine the role of Swing Shift Supervisor despite Catherine applying for Days and assigns Warrick and Nick to her while Grissom's team consists of Sofia Curtis, Greg and Sara.
102 10 "No Humans Involved" Rob Bailey Judith McCreary December 9, 2004 (2004-12-09) 05010 29.83[10]

Grissom and his team work on a case of a young boy found dead in a dumpster while Catherine and her team try to find out why an inmate was left brain dead after an action by police.

First appearance of: Dr. Franks.
103 11 "Who Shot Sherlock?" Kenneth Fink Richard Catalani & David Rambo January 6, 2005 (2005-01-06) 05011 28.86[11]
Greg is doing his final proficiency test and he has a case to solve. Ironically, he investigates the death of a Sherlock Holmes wannabe who is obsessive to the point of recreating the great detective's living room in his home, who died from a close-range gunshot wound. The murder weapon is not found at the scene, although all of the other pieces of evidence suggest that it was a suicide. Working under Catherine, Nick and Warrick work on a case of a dead man found in his car which veered off the highway. Dr. Robbins cannot find the cause of death and it is left to the two detectives to solve the mystery. The episode ends with Greg passing his test, resulting in him being promoted to CSI Level 1, thus finally fulfilling his dream of going out into the field.
104 12 "Snakes" Richard J. Lewis Dustin Lee Abraham January 13, 2005 (2005-01-13) 05012 27.55[12]
Catherine and Nick investigate a case when a severed head containing a snake is found in a newspaper stand. Warrick, Sofia and Greg investigate a shooting in a van.
105 13 "Nesting Dolls" Bill Eagles Sarah Goldfinger February 3, 2005 (2005-02-03) 05013 24.95[13]
When two bodies covered in tar are found, the CSIs must try to uncover their identities and that of the murderer. Sara is reprimanded by Ecklie for improper conduct.
106 14 "Unbearable" Kenneth Fink Josh Berman & Carol Mendelsohn February 10, 2005 (2005-02-10) 05014 27.85[14]
Catherine and her team investigate when a hunter and a Kodiak bear are found dead in the mountains. Meanwhile Grissom's team look into the death of a young mother.
107 15 "King Baby" Richard J. Lewis Jerry Stahl February 17, 2005 (2005-02-17) 05015 30.72[15]
When Grissom's and Catherine's teams work together to investigate the death of a famous casino owner, their investigation leads them to the bizarre world of infantilism.
108 16 "Big Middle" Kenneth Fink Story by: Dustin Lee Abraham
Teleplay by: Judith McCreary & Naren Shankar
February 24, 2005 (2005-02-24) 05016 28.11[16]
Grissom and his team are looking for a murderer at a convention for plus-sized people. Catherine and her team investigate the world of sports betting when a man is found dead in the woods.
109 17 "Compulsion" Duane Clark Josh Berman & Richard Catalani March 10, 2005 (2005-03-10) 05017 29.40[17]
Grissom and his team investigate a case where a stewardess has been violently raped and stabbed to death in her hotel room, in which Ecklie discovers parallels to a five year old cold case. Catherine's team assists Detective Cavaliere in the investigation of a young boy beaten to death in his own bed, but Nick and Cavaliere get into a bitter disagreement over their methods of finding the culprit.
110 18 "Spark of Life" Kenneth Fink Allen McDonald March 31, 2005 (2005-03-31) 05018 28.22[18]
Greg, Sara and Grissom investigate a scene of a bush fire which led to the death of a man and the 3rd degree burns of a woman. Catherine, Nick and Warrick solve a case involving the death of an entire family. The father is found dead on his bed, apparently from suicide. The mother was shot while running downstairs and their little daughter drowned to death in the pool.
111 19 "4x4" Terrence O'Hara Story by: Sarah Goldfinger & Naren Shanker
Teleplay by: Dustin Lee Abraham & David Rambo
April 14, 2005 (2005-04-14) 05019 27.54[19]

It's a busy night in the lab as the CSIs investigate four cases: A hit and run involving a stolen Hummer, the murder of a Convention Girl, the death of a body builder and the death of a boy found on a bench.

Final appearance of: Jacqui Franco.
112 20 "Hollywood Brass" Bill Eagles Sarah Goldfinger & Carol Mendelsohn April 21, 2005 (2005-04-21) 05020 27.02[20]
Captain Jim Brass travels to LA after Ellie asks for a favor in investigating her friend's disappearance. There, with the help of Warrick, who is in LA for a conference and a friend in LAPD, Brass finds his investigation interrupted by higher powers. While he and Warrick are ultimately able to find Ellie's friend's murderer, Brass is unable to bring the perpetrator to trial. Disappointed, he leaves LA and returns to Las Vegas.
113 21 "Committed" Richard J. Lewis Sarah Goldfinger & Richard J. Lewis & Uttam Narsu April 28, 2005 (2005-04-28) 05021 23.68[21]
Sara accompanies Grissom to a mental hospital where one of its inmates has been murdered in his room. Interviewing patients proves to be harder than usual as most of them are mentally unstable. While the two CSIs are there, they uncover more than just the crime. One of the most shocking discoveries involves a patient with a dark childhood, which is still haunting him and a nurse with a secret.
114 22 "Weeping Willows" Kenneth Fink Areanne Lloyd May 5, 2005 (2005-05-05) 05022 26.65[22]

After an exhaustive day, Catherine stops by a bar where she is chatted up by another customer. As she is leaving, he gives her his number on the bar's match box and lashes out when she doesn't want to kiss him. Later on that night, Grissom calls her in for a favor, as he is short on staff. A woman has been murdered and prior to her death, she was seen with the same man who was hitting on Catherine in the same bar. A similar match box with a phone number inside, found on the victim, further points to this man as the main suspect.

Trivia / First appearance: Alan Rosenberg who plays the villain was Marg Helgenberger's off screen husband.
115 23 "Iced" Richard J. Lewis Josh Berman May 12, 2005 (2005-05-12) 05023 26.46[23]

Sara and Greg investigate the death of two students in a dorm room. Nick, Warrick and Catherine investigate a man found dead in a 'crop circle'. Ecklie has to find out what happened to the corpse in the case he was working on, when it goes missing.

First appearance of: Henry Andrews.
116 24 "Grave Danger (Part I)" Quentin Tarantino Story by: Quentin Tarantino
Teleplay by: Carol Mendelsohn & Naren Shankar & Anthony E. Zuiker
May 19, 2005 (2005-05-19) 05024 30.73[24]
CSI Nick Stokes is kidnapped while investigating a crime scene and buried alive in a glass casket by his kidnapper. The Las Vegas Police Department receives a package with a tape and a USB key which allows them to watch Nick inside the casket, together with a request for one million dollars in cash to release him. The mayor refuses to pay the ransom, but Catherine convinces her wealthy father to provide the money. Gil Grissom schedules a meeting with the criminal to deliver the money and be informed where Nick is.
117 25 "Grave Danger (Part II)" Quentin Tarantino Story by: Quentin Tarantino
Teleplay by: Carol Mendelsohn & Naren Shankar & Anthony E. Zuiker
May 19, 2005 (2005-05-19) 05025 30.73[24]

After Grissom gives the kidnapper the ransom money, the kidnapper blows himself up without revealing where Nick is buried. The team must then use all their knowledge and resources, as well as race against time, to find Nick before he runs out of air.

Final appearance of: Mia Dickerson.

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