Season 5, Episode 1 Viva Las Vegas
First Aired: September 23, 2004
The team investigates four mysterious deaths, including what some believe is an alien found in a shallow grave in Area 51. In addition, a man is shot in a nightclub, a stripper's bloody body is found in a hotel room, a gambler is discovered dead in a bathtub in a seedy motel; Greg is tested by Grissom on his first real assignment in the field; and Greg's replacement in the lab endures a rough first night.
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- Premiered: February 8, 2005
- Rating: TV-14
- Premise: Las Vegas criminologists use scientific methods to solve grisly murders in this unusually graphic (and hugely popular) drama, which inspired a host of other cop-show 'procedurals.' An immediate ratings smash for CBS, the series adroitly mixes painstaking d… (more)