Season 9, Episode 19 The Descent of Man
First Aired: April 9, 2009
A veteran skydiver's parachute fails to open during a routine jump with two friends and he plunges to the ground. He survives the impact but is paralyzed. Nick suspects foul play. Meanwhile, Ray investigates the death of a self-anointed holy man in the desert, and Catherine probes the double murder of business partners and discovers a possible connection between Nick's case and her own.
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- Premiered: October 6, 2000
- Rating: TV-14
- 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 d… (more)