CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on CBS

2000, TV Show

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Episode: "Fallen Idols"

Season 7, Episode 17
Episode Synopsis: A popular high-school basketball player and his cheerleader girlfriend disappear after a big Friday-night game. Blood is found near a field house where the two hooked up after the contest and where things apparently got out of control. The investigation reveals a male cheerleader is in love with the missing girl and may know more than he is saying.
Original Air Date: Feb 22, 2007
Guest Cast Yaani King: Sheila Latham Valarie Pettiford: Susan Latham Lyndsy Fonseca: Megan Cooper Timi Prulhiere: Linda Lansco Todd Allen: Eddie Lansco Matt Roth: Sam Cooper Reiley McClendon: Charlie Kellerman Larry Mitchell: Officer Mitchell Bridget Ann White: Brenda Cooper Matt Lanter: Ryan Lansco Archie Kao: Archie Johnson Laura Harris: Diane Kentner
Full Episode
click to playclick to play
Season 7, Episode 17
Paid | iTunes
Length: 44:14
Aired: 2/22/2007
Also available on Amazon Instant Video
play more info

February 22, 2007: Fallen Idols Season 7, Episode 17

What a crazy little episode this was. To me, this was one of the least predictable episodes of the season, which is always a good thing. We all know the high-school jock/cheerleader story. That's certainly nothing new. But the events surrounding the disappearance and possible murder of these kids was very creative. (Now's the time to insert your own "Didn't you ever watch [famous show]? This same story happened in Season 2 of [famous show] back in 1994. I'm positive my answer will be, "Nope, I didn't see it.") The opening sequence was a little long and pretty generic while in the high school, but leave it to Grissom to liven things up. He's a fiesty one when you get him up on a Saturday. I loved when he was standing in empty space and turned to the cop and said, "What do you want me to test?" That's prime, grade-A Grissom right there. The first twist I wasn't expecting was when Sheila died in custody. She didn't seem stressed at all about her best friend going missing, so I simply assumed she had something to do with Megan's disappearance. And just like her mom suspected, I assumed her headache was just a hangover. Of course, later we saw she got a camera to the side of the head. By the end we saw that she was just part of a prank gone bad, but that still contributed to Megan leaving her friends that night. Then of course comes the twist where the teacher was having sex with her student, Ryan. Now, OK - that's a predictable one. But I wasn't expecting 10 minutes of the show to focus on Ryan's crabs. Yuck. They linked the teacher to Ryan through DNA from one of those little unwanted friends. And finally, the big twist at the end, when we find out the teacher ran over Megan, took Ryan's body, snapped a bunch of pictures and then committed suicide draped over his dead body. Maybe you saw it coming, but I was shocked. I have to admit, too, that I was a little creeped out at the scene where Brass and the gang were walking through the building in front of all the slides of Ryan. It just seemed very freaky to me. Of course, it could have to do with my dislike of Laura Harris, who played the teacher. I dislike her only because she haunts me from way back on Day 2 of 24, when she played psycho bad chick Marie Warner. Every time I see her in a show I think back to the very vivid images of her craziness during that season. I think this picture best describes what I'm trying to say. CSI is certainly on a hot streak now. That's at least three great episodes in a row, in my opinion. Unfortunately, just as it's really picking up this season, March Madness is right around the corner, to throw the show into reruns for a bit. Until next time, friends. Wait! Wait! Wait! Oh c'mon. You really didn't think I'd end my blog without talking about GSR for a second. For those of you who aren't familiar with my opinion of GSR: I'm fine with it, I'm fine without it. But what I don't want to see is what happened tonight. The last 30 seconds with Sara shaving Grissom, was significant because it really takes some trust and opening up for that to take place, which of course we rarely see from Gil. (I love my fiancée to death, but her shaving me with a straight razor scares the crap out of me.) However, this scene had nothing to do with the show. The end of the episode a few weeks ago, where Sara said he'd be seeing her later, was fine with me. Here, it was just a random scene for the sake of giving us GSR, and it just threw me off a bit. Plus, now I'm thinking about that, instead of thinking about the great episode that came before it. I'm curious to see what your comments will be on it. show less
What a crazy little episode this was. To me, this was one of the least predictable episodes of the season, which is always a good thing. We all know the high-school jock/cheerleader story. That's certainly nothing new. But the events surrounding the disappearance and possible murder of these kids was very creative. (Now's the time to insert your own "Didn't you ever watch [famous show]? This same story happened in Season 2 of [famous show] back in 1994. I'm positive my answer will be, "Nope, I didn't see it.")The opening sequence was a little long and pretty generic while in the high school, but leave it to Grissom to liven things up. He's a fiesty one when you get him up on a Saturday. I loved when he was standing in empty space and turned to the cop and said, "What do you want me to test?" That's prime, grade-A Grissom right there. The first twist I wasn't expecting was when Sheila died in custody. She didn't seem stressed at all about her best friend going missing, so I simply as... read more

Are You Watching?

Loading ...
Premiered: October 06, 2000, on CBS
Rating: TV-14
User Rating: (1,924 ratings)
Add Your Rating: 1 stars2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars
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.'

Cast

Shop

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Dying In The Gutters (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (IDW))
Buy CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Dying In The Gutters (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (IDW)) from Amazon.com
From IDW Publishing (Paperback)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $16.81 (as of 07/24/14 7:39 PM EST - more info)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 9
Buy CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 9 from Amazon.com
From Paramount (DVD)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $12.98 (as of 07/24/14 7:39 PM EST - more info)

More Products

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular