CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season 9)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season 9)
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Starring William Petersen
Marg Helgenberger
Gary Dourdan
George Eads
Eric Szmanda
Robert David Hall
Wallace Langham
Paul Guilfoyle
Lauren Lee Smith
Laurence Fishburne
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24
Release
Original network CBS
Original release October 9, 2008 (2008-10-09) – May 14, 2009 (2009-05-14)
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The ninth season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation premiered on CBS on October 9, 2008 and ended May 14, 2009. The series stars William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger and Laurence Fishburne.

Plot[edit]

As the team grieve for their fallen colleague ("For Warrick"), Grissom makes a life changing decision ("One to Go"), during the ninth season of CSI. Also this season, Sara investigates the death of a woman attacked nine years ago ("The Happy Place"), new CSI Riley Adams joins the team ("Art Imitates Life"), and she and Nick witness a store robbery on Halloween ("Let it Bleed"), Grissom attends the trial of the Miniature Killer ("Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda"), and an infamous serial murderer brings Dr. Raymond Langston face-to-face with the CSI team ("19 Down"). As Catherine adjusts to life as the team's leader, she investigates the bizarre, the brutal, and the unlikely, including an S&M related murder ("Leave out all the Rest"), an arson-homicide ("The Grave Shift"), the murder of an FBI agent ("Disarmed and Dangerous"), death-by-toothpaste ("Deep Fried and Minty Fresh"), and a Mexican wrestling related death ("Mascara"). Nick, meanwhile, investigates the happenings of a seedy motel over the course of a year ("Turn, Turn, Turn"), and Hodges and Wendy attend a sci-fi convention ("A Space Oddity").

Cast[edit]

Changes[edit]

William Petersen and Gary Dourdan both depart the main cast, and are replaced by Lauren Lee Smith and Laurence Fishburne, respectively. Jorja Fox recurs.

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

Guest cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall 
No. in
season 
Title  Directed by  Written by  Original air date  U.S. viewers
(millions) 
183 1 "For Warrick" Richard J. Lewis Teleplay by: Allen MacDonald & Richard J. Lewis
Story by: Carol Mendelsohn
October 9, 2008 (2008-10-09) 23.49[1]
CSI Warrick Brown is shot and killed outside a Las Vegas diner. The entire team grieves for their fallen friend, while unknown to them, the killer is one of their own. Also, Sara returns to Las Vegas when she hears the news.
184 2 "The Happy Place" Nathan Hope Sarah Goldfinger October 16, 2008 (2008-10-16) 19.28[2]
Nick and Catherine investigate why a woman who was about to be married would have taken a swan dive off of her balcony. Also Grissom investigates the brutal murder of a woman found in an alley. The investigation gets tougher with the discovery that her two-year-old was with her when she was murdered. Greg calls Sara in when the husband of a woman, who was raped in the episode "Too Tough to Die", pulls out her breathing tube.
185 3 "Art Imitates Life" Kenneth Fink Evan Dunsky October 23, 2008 (2008-10-23) 19.49[3]
The team investigates the murder of a woman found in the park posed to recreate life and a string of murders follows with the same pattern. An artist becomes one of the suspects when they find out he has his models pose as dead bodies for his paintings. Also, being two CSIs short, Ecklie hires a new CSI, Riley Adams, and a counselor comes in to help them deal with Warrick's death.
186 4 "Let It Bleed" Brad Tanenbaum Corinne Marinan October 30, 2008 (2008-10-30) 19.10[4]
It is Halloween and Nick and Riley witness a man dressed as a cop rob a convenience store and then must help the team investigate the death of the daughter of a major drug lord, which leads them to a seedy club where Catherine finds Lindsey on the dance floor. Wendy and Dr. Robbins clash when the victim is revealed to have three blood types in her body and two of them are male.
187 5 "Leave Out All the Rest" Kenneth Fink Jacqueline Hoyt November 6, 2008 (2008-11-06) 18.18[5]
A body is found out in the desert and the man's girlfriend is missing. After discovering needle marks on the victim's body, Grissom turns to Lady Heather for help when he realizes that the needle marks are a form of S&M. She points the team towards a place designed for poetry and performing arts, but it has a back room perfect for S&M fantasies. Grissom and Lady Heather question their link and Sara questions Grissom's commitment.
188 6 "Say Uncle" Richard J. Lewis Dustin Lee Abraham November 13, 2008 (2008-11-13) 19.05[6]
The CSI team investigates a shooting at a Koreatown neighborhood party, in which the mother and uncle of a small boy, Park Bang, are murdered. Grissom stakes a personal investment in the case when it is discovered that Park Bang witnessed the shooting and he goes missing. Grissom suspects the killer tracked Park down and is trying to keep him from talking. The case becomes more complicated when it's revealed Park has HIV and his mother put him on an unauthorized medical trial.
189 7 "Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda" Brad Tanenbaum Teleplay by: Allen MacDonald
Story by: Naren Shankar & Allen MacDonald
November 20, 2008 (2008-11-20) 18.45[7]
Greg, Riley, and Brass investigate the death of a woman and the beating of her daughter who falls into a coma. They discover the woman's husband is a suspect in the murder of a private investigator, Trevor Murphy and Trevor's kids may be bent on getting revenge for their dad's murder, at any cost. Catherine and Nick investigate when two teenagers crash their car into a tree and die and uncover a deadly game of mailbox baseball. In the meantime, Grissom attends the trial of Natalie Davis.
190 8 "Young Man with a Horn" Jeffrey Hunt David Rambo December 4, 2008 (2008-12-04) 17.48[8]
The CSIs discover a link between the death of a popular young singer and a murder that happened over 50 years ago.
191 9 "19 Down…" Kenneth Fink Naren Shankar & Carol Mendelsohn December 11, 2008 (2008-12-11) 20.86[9]
When a new murder leads to a connection with an infamous serial killer, Grissom secretly joins the class of well-known criminal pathologist Dr. Raymond Langston (Fishburne), to gain access to the killer and get a crack in the case.
192 10 "One to Go" Alec Smight Carol Mendelsohn & Naren Shankar January 15, 2009 (2009-01-15) 24.25[10]
The CSI team works to close Grissom's last open case.
193 11 "The Grave Shift" Richard J. Lewis David Weddle & Bradley Thompson January 22, 2009 (2009-01-22) 17.57[11]
Dr. Langston's first day as a CSI is anything but easy when a seemingly simple burglary case ends up overlapping with an in-depth homicide and arson case.
194 12 "Disarmed and Dangerous" Kenneth Fink Dustin Lee Abraham & Evan Dunsky January 29, 2009 (2009-01-29) 20.15[12]
The CSIs are called in when an undercover FBI agent is found brutally murdered. The CSIs must help the victim's partner find the killer.
195 13 "Deep Fried and Minty Fresh" Alec Smight Corinne Marrinan & Sarah Goldfinger February 12, 2009 (2009-02-12) 17.94[13]
Langston, Nick and Riley investigate a murder at a fast food restaurant that turns out to be difficult because most of their evidence is coated in cooking oil. Meanwhile Catherine and Greg investigate the strange death of a woman killed by ingesting two tubes of toothpaste.
196 14 "Miscarriage of Justice" Louis Shaw Milito Richard Catalani & Jacqueline Hoyt February 19, 2009 (2009-02-19) 16.92[14]
While Langston testifies in the trial of a respected Congressman, the prosecution's key witness commits suicide outside the court with the suspected murder weapon sending the CSIs back to the lab.
197 15 "Kill Me If You Can" Nathan Hope Teleplay by: Allen MacDonald
Story by: Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
February 26, 2009 (2009-02-26) 17.72[15]
The CSIs are called to three different crime scenes in one night: Ray and Wendy investigate the murder of an art dealer, Catherine and Greg investigate the murder of a woman in a motel, whilst Nick and Riley investigate the death of a man found stuffed in a car. The cases initially seem unrelated, but forensic evidence in each of them reveals a common link.
198 16 "Turn, Turn, Turn" Richard J. Lewis Tom Mularz March 5, 2009 (2009-03-05) 20.88[16]
We follow the happenings of a seedy motel's inhabitants over the course of a year. The CSIs are called to a few too many cases to be coincidence and one CSI in particular finds himself becoming emotionally involved. Taylor Swift guest stars.
199 17 "No Way Out" Alec Smight Fulvia Charles-Lindsay March 12, 2009 (2009-03-12) 17.13[17]
Langston and Riley are taken hostage during the aftermath of a shootout, that leaves three people dead and two teenagers missing, in a usually calm Las Vegas neighborhood.
200 18 "Mascara" William Friedkin Teleplay by: Dustin Lee Abraham
Story by: Dustin Lee Abraham & Naren Shankar
April 2, 2009 (2009-04-02) 14.63[18]
In the 200th episode, one of Ray's former students is murdered and the investigation plunges the team into the mysterious world of Mexican wrestling.
201 19 "The Descent of Man" Christopher Leitch Evan Dunsky April 9, 2009 (2009-04-09) 16.63[19]
When a seasoned skydiver is paralyzed after free falling to earth when his parachute does not deploy, he turns out to be linked to the strange death-by-airborne-toxins of two wealthy men with ties to Iran. Langston investigates the death of a religious leader in the desert.
202 20 "A Space Oddity" Michael Nankin Teleplay by: David Weddle & Bradley Thompson
Story by: Naren Shankar
April 16, 2009 (2009-04-16) 15.72[20]
While at a sci-fi convention, Hodges and Wendy stumble across the body of a dead producer. While the team works to solve the case, Hodges and Wendy must deal with the fact that they may be falling for each other.
203 21 "If I Had a Hammer…" Brad Tanenbaum Teleplay by: Allen MacDonald & Corinne Marrinan
Story by: Daniel Steck
April 23, 2009 (2009-04-23) 14.64[21]
Catherine looks into one of her first cases as a CSI when a man claims that the verdict was influenced by faulty forensics.
204 22 "The Gone Dead Train" Alec Smight Jacqueline Hoyt April 30, 2009 (2009-04-30) 15.54[22]
A series of indeterminate deaths test the deductive powers of the CSI team, who fear that a public health emergency may be in the offing, especially after Catherine is bitten by one of the victims. Meanwhile, Greg and Riley investigate when a friendly rivalry over who will win an upcoming bikini contest takes a deadly turn when one of the contestants is sexually assaulted before dying in hospital.
205 23 "Hog Heaven" Louis Shaw Milito David Rambo May 7, 2009 (2009-05-07) 14.91[23]
The team must find out who tipped a biker gang off after an undercover cop in their midst is murdered.
206 24 "All In" Paris Barclay Teleplay by: Evan Dunsky & Richard Catalani
Story by: Naren Shankar & Phillip Schenkler
May 14, 2009 (2009-05-14) 14.81[24]
The team investigate a suspected body dump in the desert and discover that a stash of old casino chips worth $1,000 each on the collectible market may be the key to solving the murder.

See also[edit]

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