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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Episode: "Chick Chop Flick Shop"

Season 8, Episode 5
Episode Synopsis: A horror-film icon is murdered on the set of her latest picture and found with an ax in her back, but the investigation reveals it isn't the murder weapon. It's also learned the victim dumped her former boyfriend after he was severely burned and that he was stalking her. Back at the lab, Sara tells Greg that she's weary of seeing death on a daily basis.
Original Air Date: Nov 1, 2007
Guest Cast Matt Gerald: Vincent Lafoon Stephen Full: Editor Roger Morrissey: Roger John Ventimiglia: Stanley Vespucci Jon Wellner: Henry Andrews Irwin Keyes: Russ Beauxdreaux Martin Klebba: Dickie Jones John Asher: Zack Putrid Ted Michaels: SFX Guy Archie Kao: Archie Johnson Jessica Lucas: Ronnie Lake Will Sasso: Mason Lafoon Chris Diamantopoulos: Oliver Zarco
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Season 8, Episode 5
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Length: 03:38:40
Aired: 11/1/2007
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Episode Recap: Chick Chop Flick Shop Did anyone else feel like tonight's episode was a day late and a dollar short? I mean, literally a day late? It's November now. I've gotten all of the spooks and ghosts and oozy things out of my system. I've moved on to turkey and pie and general overeating. So I would much rather have seen this week's episode last week, when we all had to suffer through a rerun! (Down with reruns!) And instead of spoofing bad horror movies, which is what I think the writers were going for, it just felt like a bad horror movie. A really bad horror movie. Of course, these aren't just any horror movies. They're porn horror movies, and we start out watching a beautiful young woman (and a dwarf and a circus freak) strung up in some kind of tiled room while blood is being sprayed on them rather sloppily. But, no, the beautiful young woman isn't the victim. In fact, we never see her again. (Thankfully.) The victim is a blonde star- odd, since, as Sara points out, the blonde usually lives while the brunette dies. Blonde Weatherly has been found lying in a pile of blonde dummies with an ax sticking out of her back, though it turns out the ax wasn't the cause of death. She was stabbed with something else first. The ax was just a cover-up. But who stabbed her? Who moved her? And why? There was no "B" story line in this week's episode, because we were too busy following the ridiculous subplots of the CSI team and their fondness for horror flicks. Lab rat Wendy? She starred in one right out of college to help pay the bills. (She only got $600, so I don't know what bills she was paying. Doesn't seem worth it to me.) And David is apparently Weatherly's Biggest. Fan. Ever. And I was just so not on board with any of it. The CSIs weren't even doing their usual crime-investigating thing. They dusted for fingerprints and didn't find any. They figured out that the blood wasn't really blood at all. And that really wrapped it up. No other really technical stuff involved. Still, the CSIs have a few suspects. Weatherly's ex-boyfriend, who was horribly burned in a fire and is now disfigured. The owner of the film company. His brother, who wants to get back at him for years of cruel behavior. In the end, it turns out it was an accident with a grisly cover-up. But of course, that wasn't the end of it. It's a dark and stormy night. Ronnie is alone at the film company, looking for her forgotten cell phone. But what's the dripping from the ceiling? Why, the blood of the dwarf, who's hanging dead from a beam. And someone dressed like the dead woman is roaming the halls. Ronnie runs, hiding in a bathroom set. She tries to call Catherine but can't get service. Suddenly, the director staggers in. He's been shot! And the company manager is coming after him to finish the job. But wait! He's been hit from behind with an ax. Now he's dead! His killer? The faux dead woman, who is in fact the disfigured man. He professes his love for Weatherly. And that's that. Like I said, bad horror movie. Ugh. What did you guys think? Am I way off base here, or right on the money? And what did you think about Sara's comments that she's sick of death, and that the brunette always gets it in the end? I assume it's all just leading up to her departure, but who knows? What do you guys think? As always, don't forget to check out our Online Video Guide for more killer CSI clips! show less
Episode Recap: Chick Chop Flick ShopDid anyone else feel like tonight's episode was a day late and a dollar short? I mean, literally a day late? It's November now. I've gotten all of the spooks and ghosts and oozy things out of my system. I've moved on to turkey and pie and general overeating. So I would much rather have seen this week's episode last week, when we all had to suffer through a rerun! (Down with reruns!)And instead of spoofing bad horror movies, which is what I think the writers were going for, it just felt like a bad horror movie. A really bad horror movie.Of course, these aren't just any horror movies. They're porn horror movies, and we start out watching a beautiful young woman (and a dwarf and a circus freak) strung up in some kind of tiled room while blood is being sprayed on them rather sloppily. But, no, the beautiful young woman isn’t the victim. In fact, we never see her again. (Thankfully.)The victim is a blonde star—odd, since, as Sara points out, ... 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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