Season 1 - CSI
CSI - Season 1
CSI - Season 1
CSI - Season 1
Grissom, newly appointed head of the crime lab, investigates the supposed suicide of a jackpot-winner. Meanwhile, Warrick has to deal with the fact that the shooting of rookie CSI Holly Gribbs was due to his failure to supervise her.
Grissom, Catherine and Sara investigate an apparent suicide but soon realize that the death has not only been staged but is almost identical to a case they investigated several months before (in episode 1.1). The case takes yet another turn when Grissom's fingerprint is found on an object from the crime scene. Warrick and Nick, meanwhile, look into a car accident, but the only occupant is in the backseat and no driver is to be found. When fingerprints from the car are examined, they find them embedded with a strange blue dust.
The team investigates the death of a passenger aboard a commercial airliner. Grissom, Sara and Nick explore the evidence on the aircraft while Catherine and Warrick interview the passengers. They soon realize that the the forensic evidence and passenger statements don't quite add up. An autopsy reveals that the dead passenger had a serious medical condition. But who, or what, killed him?
Sara and Grissom investigate the death of a woman, Kaye Shelton, found wrapped in a blanket in the mountains. With no way to confirm the time of death, Grissom relies on the insects found on her body to establish a timeline. Catherine and Warrick work on a case of a stolen painting. Nick works solo on a case of a missing wife.
While investigating the disappearance of Margaret Shorey at a supermarket, Grissom and Catherine stumble upon a serial killer who claims to have killed five women in supermarkets located along the I-15. Sara and Warrick is given the case of the death of a man who, his brother claims, was killed by a burglar. Sara soon suspects that the brother is not telling the truth. Nick is specially requested to solve a case of harassment.
Grissom receives a video tape from an inmate called Frank Damon who is on trial for the arson which resulted in his wife and son's death. On the tape, Damon claims that he is innocent and asks Grissom to help him. Grissom agrees to re-examine the evidence, despite knowing that this will anger Ecklie who originally worked on the case. Nick and Catherine, meanwhile, work on the case of a young man found shot in the head inside his car.
A bomb in a brief case goes off in the lobby of an office building. The team must piece together all the parts of this bomb to look for the maker's signature. Nick becomes involve in a crime when he spent a night with a woman who ends up dead the next day.
A human bone is found in the desert accidentally by a dog playing fetch with a man and his son. Grissom and Catherine assemble a team to comb the area for more bones. Back at the lab, they piece together the skeleton and determine that body was cut to pieces. From his teeth, the deceased is identified as a 70-year-old Mel Bennett. Catherine and Grissom pay a visit to his wife, who claims that her husband is at a nearby store. Sara and Warrick are called to a motel where a male stripper is found dead on the bed. The room is registered to a woman who recently threw a bachelorette party for her friend.
The team arrives at a charity fund-raiser being held at the house of Portia Richmond, an ex-show girl who became very successful, where a body is found floating in the swimming pool. Portia herself is absent from the scene. The two hosts, Patrick and Amanda Haynes, claim that she is on vacation in Europe. Warrick works on a case of a mob shooting. The deceased is found in a glass elevator with a quarter stuck in the bullet wound on his forehead.
A Jane Doe is brutally attacked and raped before being left to die on the side of the road. With two bullets lodged in her brain, she is in a deep coma. Catherine and Warrick work on an open case of a man killed by his neighbor. The statements from the accused and the deceased's wife contradict each other.
A thief is found dead from blunt force trauma to his head in a pottery store where he was evidently trying to crack a safe. The team dusts the store and finds the fingerprint of a girl who has been missing for the last 20 years. Sara and Warrick find what's left of an old woman in her rocking chair. The two believe that they are witnessing a case of spontaneous human combustion. To prove it, Sara decides to conduct an experiment by herself.
A couple walks out of a fancy restaurant to their car. They are attacked and killed. When the team arrives on the scene, the only eye-witness is a young man who stayed behind to give his statements. Catherine investigates the collapse of an apartment building which resulted in the death of three elderly people.
A kidnapping case becomes unusually personal to the usually detached Grissom. The 4-month old baby, Zach Anderson, was allegedly kidnapped from his home. A ransom note, found by his mother, is left in his crib. Many things seem strange about this case as more evidence are analyzed. When Zach's body is found on a nearby golf course, the team is sure that his death is no mere accident.
Katherine gets emotionally involved while investigating the death of a six-year old girl at a carnival. Grisson, Nick and Warick take on the case of a jogger who was apparently attacked by an animal who knows how to use a scalpel.
There's a serial killer on the loose in LA. Since this is a very high-profile case, the sheriff brings in the FBI to help. This annoys Grissom very much as the FBIs like to assume many things while he prefers to let the evidence speak for themselves. Due to his seemingly refusal to cooperate, he is taken off the case. His team, however, knows better and keeps their boss informed on the details.