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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Episode: "Post Mortem"

Season 7, Episode 7
Episode Synopsis: After a woman dying of cancer is murdered in her home, the killer later returns to leave a miniature exact replica of the crime scene. It's similar to the one found at the murder scene of a slain rock star weeks before, indicating that a serial killer is at work. In court, Greg testifies at an inquest held to determine his culpability in the death of a teenager he accidentally killed.
Original Air Date: Nov 9, 2006
Guest Cast Louise Lombard: Sofia Curtis Leanza Cornett: Female Reporter D.J. Qualls: Henry Briney Randall Arney: Judge Clayton Trueblood Carla Jimenez: Juror Archie Kao: Archie Johnson Amy Aquino: Valerie Nichols Lorraine Toussaint: Marla James Larry Mitchell: Officer Mitchell Michael Bofshever: Patrick Athens Kenneth Choi: Jason Tua David Clayton Rogers: Bruce Ortolani Vicellous Shannon: Aaron James Mati Moralejo: Male Reporter Jim Beaver: Stanley Tanner
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Season 7, Episode 7
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Length: 44:08
Aired: 11/9/2006
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November 9, 2006: Excusable Season 7, Episode 7

I'm very impressed with the quality of CSI episodes lately. There have been some great episodes this season. I really love the story line for Greg that's developed. The episode where he got beat down was my favorite of the year so far, but this one trumps it. I knew from the previews that the serial killer was coming back, but I didn't know we'd be revisiting Greg's story line in the same week. The writers are starting to tie in the early episodes now, and the results couldn't be more riveting. Of course, I say it was riveting, but I have to admit that the dead woman didn't really interest me at first. A messed-up old lady getting thrown through a window is nothing unique for this show. I mean, I was paying attention to it until Greg showed up on my screen. At that point, I couldn't have cared less about what happened to that lady. Even though I knew about the killer coming back, when the scale model of the house showed up, I was shocked. The whole thing slipped my mind because I was so focused on Greg. Kudos to the writers on this one - for keeping me on my toes. So let's talk about the Greg thing first. I'm not going to claim to be some judicial expert here, nor am I claiming to have watched every episode of the gadzillion procedural dramas out there, but I've never really heard of this "inquest" process before, and I definitely haven't seen it portrayed on television before. I guess the reason I'm not familiar with it is because actual trials are used on major cases. Maybe "inquests" aren't large enough to garner coverage? Either way, though, I can't believe that process can actually happen. People can just shout out whatever they choose, and the judge actually allows it? D.J.'s family can just say anything they'd like, and that's OK? The guy on the jury can stand up and ask, "Is it OK to run over black kids in the street?" and this is even remotely OK? That is a bizarre process, but big props to Greg for keeping his mouth shut. There's no way I would have been able to not reply while people were yelling at me. More props to Greg after he was confronted by the judge about drinking wine at dinner and knowing right off the top of his head the exact blood alcohol numbers and how sober he would have been on his shift. Take that! Three things I am still pondering about this story line: 1. What was up with that juror and his questions? I kept thinking there was something more behind that guy, but it wasn't mentioned in the end. 2. Didn't that judge seem like he was attacking Greg near the end with the whole "how was the sea bass" thing? That just seemed a little out of line. 3. Greg certainly got saved by that random guy in the bathroom, or D.J.'s brother would have probably beat him senseless. But if that guy had walked in after, say, a punch or two was thrown, would Greg be in a better situation in the long run? It might sound stupid to say, but the wrongful-death suit might have less merit or maybe even never have been filed at all if the brother had been caught pounding Greg. I know, I know - Greg could have also been pounded to death, so maybe I'm just thinkin' crazy tonight. Now, let's get back to the woman being murdered. I really started paying attention once the nephew ( D.J. Qualls from The New Guy) brought the scale model of the crime scene to the ladies. So right now it's assumed that the unknown caller on Penny's phone list has something to do with the crime. Otherwise, these two killings do seem pretty random. It was interesting that Grissom figured out that the reason the model wasn't left at the scene was because it was wrong: Penny was supposed to die differently. I love these models, though, accurate right down to the hidden drugs under a rock outside the house. The whole scenario seems to be getting more baffling now, and neither story line has closure yet. So we'll get to more of both of them at some point down the line. For Grissom's sanity we have to hope he doesn't get too many more miniatures, and for Greg's sanity we have to hope he doesn't have to constantly be looking over his shoulder for fear of getting pummeled. Riveting! Until next week, friends. show less
I'm very impressed with the quality of CSI episodes lately. There have been some great episodes this season. I really love the story line for Greg that's developed. The episode where he got beat down was my favorite of the year so far, but this one trumps it. I knew from the previews that the serial killer was coming back, but I didn’t know we'd be revisiting Greg's story line in the same week. The writers are starting to tie in the early episodes now, and the results couldn't be more riveting. Of course, I say it was riveting, but I have to admit that the dead woman didn't really interest me at first. A messed-up old lady getting thrown through a window is nothing unique for this show. I mean, I was paying attention to it until Greg showed up on my screen. At that point, I couldn’t have cared less about what happened to that lady. Even though I knew about the killer coming back, when the scale model of the house showed up, I was shocked. The whole thing slipped my mind be... read more

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Premiered: October 06, 2000, on CBS
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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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