CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season 11)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season 11)
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Starring
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Marg Helgenberger
  • George Eads
  • Jorja Fox
  • Eric Szmanda
  • Robert David Hall
  • Wallace Langham
  • David Berman
  • Paul Guilfoyle
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Release
Original network CBS
Original release September 23, 2010 (2010-09-23) – May 12, 2011 (2011-05-12)
Season chronology
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List of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes

The eleventh season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation premiered on CBS on September 23, 2010 and ended May 12, 2011. The season stars Marg Helgenberger and Laurence Fishburne.

Plot[edit]

Langston fights for his life ("Shock Waves") as Catherine meets a man from her past ("Pool Shark"), in the eleventh season of CSI. Willows and her team face both personal and professional demons this season, as they investigate cases including a decapitation ("Blood Moon"), the knife attack of a Vegas icon ("Sqweegel"), a woman with a hoarding condition ("House of Hoarders"), a T-Rex attack ("Cold Blooded"), a human shredding ("Bump and Grind"), a death connected to fracking ("Fracked"), a murder committed by a cat and a parrot ("Wild Life"), a body in a bin ("Man Up"), and the death of an FBI Agent ("418/427"). Meanwhile, Greg tries to romance a burlesque dancer ("A Kiss Before Frying"), Sara comes face-to-face with her mother-in-law ("The Two Mrs. Grissoms"), Ray's wife comes to Vegas ("All That Cremains"), Nick is forced to shoot and kill a suspect ("Targets of Obsession"), Sofia returns to the CSI team ("Father of the Bride"), and Catherine loses control of her team in Los Angeles ("Cello and Goodbye") – a mishap that costs three CSIs their careers ("In a Dark, Dark House").

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Guest stars[edit]

Changes[edit]

Liz Vassey departs the cast in episode two of the season, while Jorja Fox rejoins the regular cast in the season premiere. Laurence Fishburne departs at the seasons end. Former cast members William Petersen and Louise Lombard guest star, Elisabeth Harnois makes her series debut.

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
230 1 "Shock Waves" Alec Smight David Weddle & Bradley Thompson September 23, 2010 (2010-09-23) 14.69[1]
The team is concerned for Langston after he is stabbed by serial killer Nate Haskell (Irwin). Meanwhile, a bombing occurs at a police funeral. Although they solve the bombing, a bomb trap is set for the CSIs and the case is left unsolved.
231 2 "Pool Shark" Michael Nankin Dustin Lee Abraham September 30, 2010 (2010-09-30) 13.41[2]
A woman is attacked by a shark at the Golden Nugget Casino pool. The main suspect is the owner of the rival casino. Also, a scuba diver is found dead in a shark aquarium.
232 3 "Blood Moon" Brad Tanenbaum Treena Hancock & Melissa R. Byer October 7, 2010 (2010-10-07) 12.50[3]
A convention of vampires and werewolves is featured. A member of the Vampire Cult is decapitated and the CSIs plunge into a world of creeds and a legendary rivalry between these mythological creatures.
233 4 "Sqweegel" Jeffrey Hunt Teleplay by: Anthony E. Zuiker & Carol Mendelsohn
Story by: Anthony E. Zuiker & Duane Swierczynski
October 14, 2010 (2010-10-14) 14.45[4]
Sqweegel is the forensic-proof serial killer from the first Level 26 novel, Dark Origins (by CSI creator Anthony E. Zuiker), who kills people who have secrets and tries to get them to confess to something they have done in order to stay alive. Although the final attack is averted, Sqweegel escapes and the case remains unsolved.
234 5 "House of Hoarders" Alec Smight Christopher Barbour October 21, 2010 (2010-10-21) 14.96[5]
In this episode, the CSIs visit a hoarder's house, where they find more than one body.
235 6 "Cold Blooded" Louis Shaw Milito Tom Mularz October 28, 2010 (2010-10-28) 14.27[6]
A body of a college student is found in the desert and appears to have been punctured by dinosaur teeth, meanwhile the shooting of a business man leads the CSIs to two teen murders that happened five years ago. The CSIs visit the touring Walking With Dinosaurs Live production and find blood on the teeth of the animatronic T-rex.
236 7 "Bump and Grind" Michael Nankin Don McGill November 4, 2010 (2010-11-04) 13.96[7]
The CSIs try put a body back together, after it is literally shredded.
237 8 "Fracked" Martha Coolidge Bradley Thompson & David Weddle November 11, 2010 (2010-11-11) 12.99[8]
The CSIs investigate after several sources for a newspaper article of illegal natural gas dumping are found dead. The murderer is found dead, a victim of a hit and run, and they are unable to find who did it, leaving the case unsolved.
238 9 "Wild Life" Charles Haid Melissa R. Byer & Treena Hancock November 18, 2010 (2010-11-18) 14.15[9]
The sky is falling, or at least people are. Ray, Catherine, and Nick try to figure out if it was murder or suicide when a man is found dead after falling from a hotel. Across town, Sara and Greg investigate a case where an elderly woman falls through her table and her husband dead in the shower. The only two witnesses to the crime are an uncooperative cat and a parrot who pleads the Fifth.
239 10 "418/427" Frank Waldeck Michael Frost Beckner December 9, 2010 (2010-12-09) 13.17[10]
The wife of an FBI agent is murdered. The FBI agent had been chasing a serial pedophile, who is suspected of kidnapping the agent's children.
240 11 "Man Up" Alec Smight Michael F.X. Daley January 6, 2011 (2011-01-06) 14.22[11]
A woman is strangled and found in a garbage bin.
241 12 "A Kiss Before Frying" Brad Tanenbaum Evan Dunsky January 20, 2011 (2011-01-20) 14.34[12]
The CSIs find a body with burn marks.
242 13 "The Two Mrs. Grissoms" Steven Felder Teleplay by: Treena Hancock & Melissa R. Byer
Story by: Christopher Barbour
February 3, 2011 (2011-02-03) 13.98[13]
A night full of celebration ends with a bang when the director of a scholarship foundation for the deaf is killed by a deadly car bomb, prompting Sara to interrogate the students and faculty of the college where her mother-in-law works.
243 14 "All That Cremains" Jeffrey Hunt Dustin Lee Abraham February 10, 2011 (2011-02-10) 12.64[14]
The Crime Scene crew investigates the gruesome murder of a high-powered, widowed lawyer, while Ray faces that it is time to move on from his old life when his wife comes to Vegas.
244 15 "Targets of Obsession" Alec Smight David Weddle & Bradley Thompson February 17, 2011 (2011-02-17) 13.29[15]
While Langston testifies against Nate Haskell (Irwin), Nick is warned that he is in danger, but cannot tell him who or why without putting himself in even more danger. The team gets trapped in a rigged warehouse, and the bomb is disarmed. However a secondary bomb goes off. Realizing it was set by Jason McCann (Justin Bieber), they set up a road block for his escaping vehicle. In the stand-off that ensues, McCann is killed while during the trial, Nate Haskell escapes from prison.
245 16 "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead" Paul McCrane Tom Mularz February 24, 2011 (2011-02-24) 12.41[16]
The CSIs must deal with two bodies which are not dead after all.
246 17 "The List" Louis Shaw Milito Richard Catalani March 10, 2011 (2011-03-10) 13.39[17]
The team investigates the prison murder of a cop, Vance, who was incarcerated for murdering his wife, but believed he was framed.
247 18 "Hitting for the Cycle" Alec Smight Daniel Steck & Richard Catalani March 31, 2011 (2011-03-31) 12.76[18]
The CSIs try to solve a connection, involving a homicide, suicide, accidental, and natural deaths, which all happen in one shift.
248 19 "Unleashed" Brad Tanenbaum Ed Whitmore & Anthony E. Zuiker April 7, 2011 (2011-04-07) 13.06[19]
Ray and Sara visits Grissom's friend, "Lady Heather", to solve a strange case involving a woman who is mauled to death by a mountain lion; Meanwhile, Nick and Brass investigate the suicide of a 17-year-old pregnant woman who was a victim of severe cyberbullying.
249 20 "Father of the Bride" Frank Waldeck Evan Dunsky April 28, 2011 (2011-04-28) 10.84[20]
As the notorious Nate Haskell (Irwin) sends a threatening video to the father of one of his brides threatening to kill her, the CSI team must catch him. Sofia Curtis returns to help out, as she is now the Deputy Chief.
250 21 "Cello and Goodbye" Alec Smight Christopher Barbour & Don McGill May 5, 2011 (2011-05-05) 10.67[21]
While the LV CSI continues to search for Haskell (Irwin), Ray's ex-wife (Tracee Ellis Ross) is kidnapped and Haskell leaves a message written in blood drawing the team to Los Angeles.
251 22 "In a Dark, Dark House" Jeffrey Hunt Tom Mularz May 12, 2011 (2011-05-12) 11.77[22]
Ray has tracked Haskell (Irwin) back to his childhood house and now squares off against the notorious "Dick & Jane" Killer. Desperate to save his ex-wife (Ross) before it is too late, Ray prepares to settle his score with Haskell once-and-for-all.

U.S. Nielsen Ratings[edit]

Ep. # Episode title Air date Rating Share 18–49 Viewers
1 Shock Waves (Part 3) September 23, 2010 9.0 14 3.4/9 14.69 million[1]
2 Pool Shark September 30, 2010 8.3 13 3.1/8 13.41 million[2]
3 Blood Moon October 7, 2010 7.8 12 2.7/7 12.50 million[3]
4 Sqweegel October 14, 2010 8.9 14 3.1/8 14.45 million[4]
5 House of Hoarders October 21, 2010 9.0 14 3.4/9 14.96 million[5]
6 Cold Blooded October 28, 2010 8.5 14 3.3/9 14.27 million[6]
7 Bump and Grind November 4, 2010 8.6 14 3.3/9 13.96 million[7]
8 Fracked November 11, 2010 8.1 13 2.8/8 12.99 million[8]
9 Wild Life November 18, 2010 8.5 14 3.1/8 14.15 million[9]
10 418/427 December 9, 2010 7.9 13 3.0/8 13.17 million[10]
11 Man Up January 6, 2011 8.6 14 3.3/9 14.22 million[11]
12 A Kiss Before Frying January 20, 2011 8.5 13 3.1/8 14.34 million[12]
13 The Two Mrs. Grissoms February 3, 2011 8.4 13 3.0/8 13.98 million[13]
14 All That Cremains February 10, 2011 7.8 12 2.8/7 12.64 million[14]
15 Targets of Obsession February 17, 2011 8.1 13 2.9/8 13.29 million[15]
16 Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead February 24, 2011 7.6 12 2.7/7 12.41 million[16]
17 The List March 10, 2011 8.4 14 3.0/9 13.39 million[17]
18 Hitting for the Cycle March 31, 2011 7.9 12 2.9/8 12.76 million[18]
19 Unleashed April 7, 2011 8.2 13 2.9/8 13.06 million[19]
20 Father of the Bride (Part 1) April 28, 2011 6.8 10 2.4/6 10.84 million[20]
21 Cello and Goodbye (Part 2) May 5, 2011 6.7 11 2.3/6 10.67 million[21]
22 In a Dark, Dark House (Part 3) May 12, 2011 7.2 11 2.6/7 11.77 million[22]

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