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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Episode: "Leaving Las Vegas"

Season 7, Episode 11
Episode Synopsis: Catherine testifies in a murder trial in which a man is accused of murdering his own mother three years ago, but the suspect is found not guilty. Catherine, however, believes he did commit the crime and that he may also have killed two other people, so she sets out to find the other victims. Catherine's probe leads to a small Nevada town where an elderly woman and her daughter were fatally stabbed and shot three years earlier. Back at the lab, Grissom prepares to leave on a four-week sabbatical.
Original Air Date: Jan 4, 2007
Guest Cast Skyler Gisondo: Danny Curtis Lucinda Jenney: Sheriff Beth McGuire Lupe Carranza: Laura Anne-Marie Johnson: Jasmine Davis Pat Destro: Mary Acheson Kevin Rankin: Shawn Curtis Michael C. Alexander: Jury Foreman Louise Lombard: Sofia Curtis Steven Montfort: Deputy Michael Tighe: Robert Guffey Jed Rees: Jay Finch Vincent Duvall: Lt. Jack Parker Trenton Rogers: Young Danny Curtis Virginia Newcomb: Heather Curtis Alan Rosenberg: Adam Novak
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Season 7, Episode 11
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Length: 44:08
Aired: 1/4/2007
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January 4, 2007: Bye Bye, Gil Season 7, Episode 11

Welcome to 2007, everyone. I planned on an emotional ride for my first new episode of the calendar year, but I really didn't get that. Grissom's going on sabbatical - we knew that part. How the last episode played out was going to be the story. But it really wasn't. There wasn't that much drama at all. Hodges was the first to find out and got him a college sweatshirt and started talking to Gil about his "crazy times" at the school since he was a student there. Cat then found out she was going to be acting supervisor and, like a good CSI, she'd be focused more on her cases instead. The moment with Warrick was good, when Gil told him he was "the rock of the team... be there for Catherine like you were for me." That's cool coming from a guy who gives out such little praise. Nick is certainly the funniest one, though. Thinking Gil won't be back at all, he goes up and hugs him: Gil: "I'll be back in four weeks, stop hugging me." Nick: "Yes, sir." Ha! The scene with Sara is what I was expecting, but it was still disappointing. "I'll miss you" from Grissom is about as lovey-dovey as he gets, but the big old L-word would have been nice, as would have been a little more interaction between the two of them. Typical Gil Grissom style, though. The case Cat was working on was strange for me in many ways. First of all, in the opening scene, she really needed to put on a better poker face on the stand. It's one thing to answer a question that might cast some doubt on a conviction, but she was fidgeting, frowning and sighing. If I were a juror and the CSI made those faces, I'd vote not-guilty, too. Some other things that don't fly right for me: The sheriff told Cat that her best friend was killed the night all these murders happened, but three years later the bullet was still in the table (and Nick found it in 30 seconds). I know the sheriff isn't exactly Nick Stokes, but I would have thought she might have put some effort into that crime scene since the blood put her best friend right there. And how about back at the house, where nothing had been touched for three years? The blood was still around, the bullets were in the backyard. Maybe I shouldn't find it so hard to believe that with a confession the cops didn't bother to get the other bullets or clean the house up, but after seven seasons of CSI, I'm just used to 100 percent thoroughness. Also, can the Reno lab actually get any results? The Vegas lab can get your life story from a hair, but the Reno lab can't seem to find anything. Finally, how many of you are going to comment on the unprofessional technique Cat used on that Guffey guy the sheriff locked up? I could go either way on this one. I mean, sure you can say that she should be able to do her job without flashing the bra and showing some cleavage, but then you could also say she's clever for using what her mama gave her. In the end, who's going to argue with a little Marg Helgenberger boob shot? No sir. Not I. But it really all came down to the kid. I've said it before in my blogs: If you want to get the real truth, talk to the kid. A kid has no reason to do anything but tell the truth. So I guess now we have a while to look forward to the guys below Grissom really bonding and maybe getting a closer look at each one of them again. I've enjoyed this season very much, but I feel that I've lost touch with almost all of the characters since there's usually one or two each week who get only three lines. And of course!!! The doll is back. How naive of me to think that, even though we got no answer on what the doll meant in the miniature killings, that meant that the story line was over. The most talked-about story line next to GSR continues! Looks like no new epiosde next week, so until the 18th, friends. show less
Welcome to 2007, everyone. I planned on an emotional ride for my first new episode of the calendar year, but I really didn't get that. Grissom's going on sabbatical — we knew that part. How the last episode played out was going to be the story. But it really wasn't. There wasn't that much drama at all. Hodges was the first to find out and got him a college sweatshirt and started talking to Gil about his "crazy times" at the school since he was a student there. Cat then found out she was going to be acting supervisor and, like a good CSI, she'd be focused more on her cases instead. The moment with Warrick was good, when Gil told him he was "the rock of the team... be there for Catherine like you were for me." That's cool coming from a guy who gives out such little praise. Nick is certainly the funniest one, though. Thinking Gil won't be back at all, he goes up and hugs him:Gil: "I'll be back in four weeks, stop hugging me."Nick: "Yes, sir." Ha! The scene with Sara is what I was ... read more

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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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