Season 5, Episode 17 Compulsion
First Aired: March 10, 2005
A flight attendant is raped and stabbed to death in her low-rent hotel room, but the killer leaves no trace. The crime shows eerie similarities to an unsolved rape-murder committed five years ago. Across town in an upscale neighborhood, Catherine investigates the beating death of a 12-year-old boy who was apparently slain in his bed while his parents slept in a nearby room. Acheson: Stephen Baldwin. Michelle: Tamara Clatterbuck. Adam: James Patrick Stuart. Lucy: Cleo King. Hawkins: Lee Tergesen.
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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)