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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Episode: "Built to Kill"

Season 7, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: Part 1 of 2. A Cirque du Soleil cast member discovers a woman's dead body during a performance, and Grissom and Catherine investigate. Meanwhile, an investor in one of Sam Braun's new casinos is shot to death during a party on a rooftop. Later, Catherine's life is placed in jeopardy after visiting a nightclub with Nick, and Grissom finds a miniature replica of a crime scene he is investigating. John Mayer appears as himself.
Original Air Date: Sep 21, 2006
Guest Cast Mark Ivanir: Cirque Manager Scott Wilson: Sam Braun Kevin Rahm: Joe Hirschoff Arielle Vandenberg: Party Girl John Mayer: Himself Michael Milhoan: Bartender Nick Searcy: Sheriff Burdick Joe Reegan: Arnie Clifton Danny Bonaduce: Izzy Delancey Louise Lombard: Sofia Curtis Yusuf Gatewood: DJ
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Season 7, Episode 1
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Length: 44:00
Aired: 9/21/2006
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September 21, 2006: They're Back.... Season 7, Episode 1

Ah, haven't you missed those great shots of the Vegas skyline? The smell of stale blood and gunpowder residue? Hodges' smoothly relating everything he does to women, even if only talking about his mother? It must be CSI in the air. I hope that many of you are going to join me in conversation this season and that McDreamy hasn't taken you away. Last season, a lot of people complained that the last few episodes contained more character development than crimes. I hear this season we'll have a good mix of the two, which should excite almost everyone. So in Part 1 of this two-part season-opener, we have a whole mess of crimes, but I was a little torn about the quality. Maybe it's because I've been dumbing it down, watching Rock Star all summer or 'Til Death and Happy Hour before this, but I was a bit confused as to what was going on in the first half hour or so. We had the death-defying Cirque du Soleil act with a woman crushed at the bottom, and we had a man in a tuxedo, dead at a party that looked liked a Panic! At the Disco video. Then, in the 15 minutes after that, everything became clear. Actually, maybe way too clear. The woman dead at the show simply ran backstage with her date and stood in the wrong spot? That's it? That seemed way too easy to solve. At least they had to do something with sesame seeds to find out this was the first time they'd ever seen a suicide where the gun remained in the victim's hand. The last 15 minutes were the excitement, though. Maybe "excitement" is the wrong word as it's hard to be overjoyed that Catherine got drugged at a club and apparently raped in a hotel room. And if you saw the preview for next week, something happens with her daughter, so maybe this isn't going to be a good season for Cat. The intriguing case was at the very end, when a guy is found dead and right next to him is a quarter-scale replica of the entire room complete with dead body and blood. That's bizarre and something I'm looking forward to seeing next week. It certainly was good to see Brass on the job, too, even if he's not quite mentally ready to be back. It also looks like the most popular discussion from last season is now history. Nick shaved his hair off. No more talk about his Clay Aiken look from last season. Overall, an interesting start to a new season, one in which every episode is going to have to be great to ward off the charging Patrick Dempsey. show less
Ah, haven't you missed those great shots of the Vegas skyline? The smell of stale blood and gunpowder residue? Hodges' smoothly relating everything he does to women, even if only talking about his mother? It must be CSI in the air. I hope that many of you are going to join me in conversation this season and that McDreamy hasn't taken you away. Last season, a lot of people complained that the last few episodes contained more character development than crimes. I hear this season we'll have a good mix of the two, which should excite almost everyone. So in Part 1 of this two-part season-opener, we have a whole mess of crimes, but I was a little torn about the quality. Maybe it's because I've been dumbing it down, watching Rock Star all summer or 'Til Death and Happy Hour before this, but I was a bit confused as to what was going on in the first half hour or so. We had the death-defying Cirque du Soleil act with a woman crushed at the bottom, and we had a man in a tuxedo, dead at a party... read more

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Premiered: October 06, 2000, on CBS
Rating: TV-14
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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 deduction, gritty subject matter and intriguing characters.a The network quickly capitalized on its megahit with spin-offs 'CSI: Miami' and 'CSI: NY.'

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