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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Episode: "Living Doll"

Season 7, Episode 24
Episode Synopsis: The identity of the so-called miniature killer is revealed. As the CSIs track down the murderer, Sara mysteriously disappears and her personal relationship with Grissom is brought out into the open.
Original Air Date: May 17, 2007

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Season 7, Episode 24
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Length: 12:20:15
Aired: 5/17/2007
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May 17, 2007: Season Finale Season 7, Episode 24

Now there's an ending! Something happening to Sara certainly wasn't a well kept secret at all. So, I kind of half expected to be bored by this episode, since I figured I already knew the big spoiler. I certainly wasn't expecting the absolute psychotic nature of the miniature killer. I mean, you knew the killer wasn't right in the head based on the crimes themselves, but, wow, this girl was truly nuts. Nothing boring about her. So Natalie Davis is the killer - a foster child of Ernie Dell, who (we learned) killed himself to protect her. As a kid, she pushed her sister off the treehouse and killed her, and tried the same thing with other girls in another foster home. As was suspected earlier in the season, bleach was a trigger that set her mind into a frenzy. Of course, it seemed a lot put her into a frenzy. As she's running down Fremont Street, the lights overhead put her in a trance. At the end, she's singing her dad's ventriloquist song about a pain in the sawdust while in her own little world. Clearly one messed up girl. And now she's after Sara. Grissom figured out why, because he's the only person that could. The hunt for the killer caused Ernie Dell to commit suicide, and she's getting back at Grissom by killing the person he loves. She was able to pick up Grissom's infatuation with Sara from a crime scene where Gil touched her arm. It was an interesting way to hear the word "love" finally come out of Grissom's mouth in reference to Sara. The other CSIs certainly gave a double take when they heard him talk about Natalie taking away the only thing he's loved. It was odd to me as well, that Natalie was able to make it this far in life without getting into any trouble, considering that it seems like everyone that came in contact with her (aside from Ernie) could see she was crazy. I'm also a bit surprised that her employer gave her a job as a janitor in the lab, even though her boss could also see she wasn't real straight. I understand she had no prior criminal record, but even for a cleaning job in a place that important, you'd think there would be some sort of "I'm not crazy" test going on, wouldn't you? Or her boss should be a better judge of character. So, about the other killings.... Am I to assume that she was a maid/janitor at all these places and the bleach just triggered her brain to kill? When she applied for her last job, the manager did say something about Izzy Delancey which I don't think I completely caught. But I assumed it was on her resume that she worked for him. Didn't mention anything about the other miniatures, though. And now the search for Sara begins. The scene at the end with Grissom in the room with Natalie was CSI at its best. Gil tried to get her happy and chatty by complimenting her on how great an artist she was and how he was a huge fan of hers. And then, you get Natalie slashing open Gil's throat. Now if only it hadn't been just a vision in Natalie's mind, that would have been a crazy twist. I certainly wasn't expecting it, either way, so for a brief moment my jaw hung open. And so, the cliff-hanger is that Sara is alive, under a car, somewhere in Vegas. Guess we'll have to wait until next season to see what happens here. But with Jorja Fox probably opting out of the next season, could this end anyway but badly for her? One thing I would certainly love to find out is if the writers had this ending in mind all along. I mean, if Jorja was definitely in for another season, would she be under the car at all? Or was there a different ending in mind from the start, and they reformulated their plan to get her character out the door. Regardless, it doesn't really matter though. Whatever they had in mind, it was still a great way to end an up and down season. Don't forget to head on over to our Online Video Guide here, to check out some great videos from the show. Until next time, friends. show less
Now there’s an ending! Something happening to Sara certainly wasn’t a well kept secret at all. So, I kind of half expected to be bored by this episode, since I figured I already knew the big spoiler. I certainly wasn’t expecting the absolute psychotic nature of the miniature killer. I mean, you knew the killer wasn’t right in the head based on the crimes themselves, but, wow, this girl was truly nuts. Nothing boring about her. So Natalie Davis is the killer — a foster child of Ernie Dell, who (we learned) killed himself to protect her. As a kid, she pushed her sister off the treehouse and killed her, and tried the same thing with other girls in another foster home. As was suspected earlier in the season, bleach was a trigger that set her mind into a frenzy. Of course, it seemed a lot put her into a frenzy. As she’s running down Fremont Street, the lights overhead put her in a trance. At the end, she’s singing her dad’s ventriloquist song about... 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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