24 Episodes 2008 - 2009
The eighth season's finale witnessed Undersheriff McKeen (Conor O'Farrell) firing two shots into Warrick (Gary Dourdan) as he sat in his car. The ninth season picks up seconds after that tragic event, with Grissom (William Peterson), Catherine (Marg Helgenberger) and Warrick's other colleagues learning about the shooting. Their shock quickly turns to resolve as they steadfastly investigate the crime and discover a stunning secret about Warrick. Joining in the probe is the previously departed Sara (Jorja Fox), who returns to the lab when she hears the devastating news. In a pivotal mid season episode, Grissom announces he will be leaving CSI. His more-than-capable replacement, Emmy and Tony winner Laurence Fishburne, is introduced when Grissom attends a class taught by Fishburne's Raymond Langston, a criminal pathologist. The eighteenth episode of the season, "Mascara," marks the milestone 200th episode of the series.
Thu, Apr 16, 2009 60 mins
The ninth season opens with Grissom and his team shocked to learn that Warrick has been shot. They immediately begin to investigate the crime and learn a stunning secret about their colleague. When Sara hears the news, she returns to the lab to help with the probe.
The Happy Place
Thu, Oct 16, 2008 60 mins
A hypnotist becomes the prime suspect in the death of a former bank teller who jumped off of a high-rise balcony. The investigation reveals the hypnotist may have used the victim to rob a bank. Meanwhile, Grissom probes the murder of a woman who had an addiction to gambling, and Sara becomes involved in a case she worked eight years ago in which a woman was raped and then lapsed into a coma. The husband recently pulled her plug, claiming the rapist threatened to victimise her again.
Art Imitates Life
Thu, Oct 23, 2008 60 mins
The team investigates a series of bizarre deaths in which the victims are found frozen in place, some standing upright, doing ordinary activities. At the lab, a new CSI joins the night shift.
Let It Bleed
Thu, Oct 30, 2008 60 mins
Catherine and Riley investigate the murder of a woman who was thrown out of a nightclub. The victim is discovered to have several different blood types in her body. It is also revealed that she is the daughter of a drug lord wanted by the FBI. The case is made even more difficult for Catherine when she finds her daughter, Lindsey, at the club with a fake ID.
Leave Out All the Rest
Thu, Nov 6, 2008 60 mins
Grissom seeks help from Lady Heather when he investigates the murder of a man involved in sexual domination who was tied underneath a car and dragged. Heather gives Grissom insight into the case, but she believes he's there for other reasons and she's right. Later, a second victim is discovered in a charred vehicle in the desert.
Thu, Nov 13, 2008 60 mins
A man and a woman are gunned down gangster style in Koreatown but none of the witnesses will talk to the police. The investigation reveals an Asian gang is likely behind the murders and that a boy, who is now missing and is part of a clinical trial, may be the key to the crimes.
Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda
Thu, Nov 20, 2008 60 mins
A mother is shot to death and her daughter is wounded in their home, and the crimes may be linked to an unsolved 12-year-old murder case in which the victim's husband was the chief suspect. Meanwhile, Grissom testifies at the transfer hearing of Natalie Davis, the so-called Miniature Killer, to determine if she should remain in a criminal psychiatric facility or go to prison; and Nick investigates the deaths of two teens in a car wreck that may have been anything but accidental.
Young Man With a Horn
Thu, Dec 4, 2008 60 mins
The body of a popular teen singer on a TV talent competition is found wrapped in a tablecloth near an infamous Las Vegas nightclub that closed more than 50 years ago, shortly after its owner was gunned down inside. The current investigation sheds light on the older crime and it reveals that the dead pop star's grandmother once performed at the defunct nightspot.
Thu, Dec 11, 2008 60 mins
Grissom announces he is leaving CSI and it stuns his staff, but a murder that may be linked to an infamous serial killer commands everyone's attention. The latest victim's body is found dismembered in a trash bag along a creek. Evidence suggests the murder is connected to the so-called Dick and Jane Killer, who is now in jail. Grissom then attends a class taught by criminal pathologist Raymond Langston, hoping to gain insight into the case.
One to Go
Thu, Jan 15, 2009 60 mins
Grissom works with Dr. Raymond Langston, a criminal pathologist, to solve a murder and a kidnapping. The crimes may be connected to an imprisoned serial killer who participated in a class Langston taught and Grissom monitored. Grissom also prepares to leave CSI and offers Langston a job on the team.
The Grave Shift
Thu, Jan 22, 2009 60 mins
Langston experiences his first day on the job as a CSI when he investigates what appears to be a simple burglary. Soon, however, the case overlaps with an arson, in which a suburban house explodes and its owner is burned to death. As Langston probes further into each case, he becomes too emotionally involved and learns that his caring nature isn't always welcome.
Disarmed & Dangerous
Thu, Jan 29, 2009 60 mins
An undercover FBI agent is beaten to death and mutilated in a gas-station restroom, and the investigation reveals that the victim was probing into the human trafficking of girls from Brazil. The CSIs help the slain agent's two partners hunt for the killer.
Deep Fried and Minty Fresh
Thu, Feb 12, 2009 60 mins
The manager of a fast-food restaurant is found dead in the establishment's kitchen, where he was apparently beaten. Evidence suggests that there may be a second victim. Across town, Catherine investigates the death of a real-estate agent who was discovered handcuffed to her bed.
Miscarriage of Justice
Thu, Feb 19, 2009 60 mins
Ray testifies at the murder trial of a respected congressman who is suspected of gunning down his lover, an exotic dancer. But when the congressman's aide commits suicide and leaves behind a note claiming he shot the victim, it puts the case in jeopardy and forces the CSIs to reopen the investigation.
Kill Me if You Can
Thu, Feb 26, 2009 60 mins
Three seemingly unrelated murders in separate locations are investigated, but the CSIs discover a common link. First, the beating death of an art dealer found facedown in his rented mansion's swimming pool is probed. Next, a Hollywood woman's shooting death in a seedy motel is investigated; and lastly, a private investigator's murder in a parking lot is analyzed.
Turn, Turn, Turn
Thu, Mar 5, 2009 60 mins
Nick probes the murder of a troubled teen girl (Taylor Swift) at a seedy motel run by her parents, where two previous homicide investigations occurred over the past year. The case is especially painful for Nick, since he got to know the victim while investigating the other crimes, which are seen via flashbacks. The first involves a man shot in a crawl space above a motel room, and the second focuses on the death of a former convict recently released from prison.
No Way Out
Thu, Mar 12, 2009 60 mins
Ray and Riley are taken hostage while investigating a shootout in a normally calm Las Vegas neighborhood. They are held at gunpoint by a 14-year-old boy who is hiding out in a basement that is being used as a drug-making lab. His severely injured cousin is with him, and Ray tries to help the young man before he bleeds to death while Riley plots their escape.
Thu, Apr 2, 2009 60 mins
One of Ray's former students is murdered, and the investigation plunges the team into the mysterious world of Mexican wrestling. William Friedkin directed the episode.
The Descent of Man
Thu, Apr 9, 2009 60 mins
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.
A Space Oddity
Thu, Apr 16, 2009 60 mins
Hodges and Wendy run into one another at a science-fiction convention, where a TV producer is murdered. The two help in the investigation, which reveals that the victim was remaking a beloved sci-fi series and giving it an ultraviolent twist that upset many devout fans.
If I Had a Hammer
Thu, Apr 23, 2009 60 mins
A convicted murderer jailed for killing an elderly man in 1991, claims that his guilty verdict was based on inaccurate evidence, false testimony and errors made by Catherine, who was working her first solo case. Catherine reinvestigates the crime and slowly sees her case unraveling.
The Gone Dead Train
Thu, Apr 30, 2009 60 mins
Four seemingly random deaths from undetermined causes lead the CSIs to search for a common link between them. The investigation leads to a tattoo parlour owned by a retired coroner who may have known the victims. Meanwhile, a woman who belonged to a diet group is murdered shortly after leaving a meeting. The probe suggests that she died from a wound to the neck caused by an unknown instrument.
Thu, May 7, 2009 60 mins
An undercover cop who infiltrated a ruthless motorcycle gang is murdered at a biker bar after his identity is discovered. The investigation reveals that the victim's widow was once involved with Brass, but he refuses to take himself off the case.
Thu, May 14, 2009 60 mins
The ninth season concludes with the CSIs investigating murders linked to rare poker chips from a bygone casino. The probe begins when an unemployed construction worker is discovered shot to death in a deserted area near town. The investigation reveals that the victim possessed valuable chips that were purchased by a scheming collectibles dealer. Meanwhile, Ray is forced to use lethal means for the first time on the job.