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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season 11)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 11
Raymond Langston.
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Original channel CBS
Original run September 23, 2010 – May 12, 2011 (2011-05-12)[1]
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 September 27, 2011
Region 2 April 30, 2012[2]
Season chronology
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List of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes

The eleventh season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation premiered on CBS on September 23, 2010 and ended May 12, 2011.


Season 11 of the hit drama CSI picks up where it left off - with Langston on the floor outside of a jail cell bleeding profusely - and ends with the team solving the mystery surrounding the explosion of a van during a funeral ("Shock Waves"). Future episodes contain grisly crimes involving a shark attack in the crowded pool of a casino ("Pool Shark") and the decapitation of a young man found in the woods ("Blood Moon"). Other cases involve the knife attack of a legendary Vegas icon ("Sqweegel") and the CSI's reopen a cold case involving two young girls who went missing five years ago. There are also plenty of episodes involving the arcane lifestyles of Las Vegas residents including a mother who suffers from a hoarding condition ("House of Hoarders").


Actor Character Main cast Recurring cast
Laurence Fishburne Raymond Langston entire season N/A
Marg Helgenberger Catherine Willows entire season N/A
George Eads Nick Stokes entire season N/A
Jorja Fox Sara Sidle entire season N/A
Eric Szmanda Greg Sanders entire season N/A
Robert David Hall Al Robbins entire season N/A
Wallace Langham David Hodges entire season N/A
David Berman David Phillips entire season N/A
Paul Guilfoyle Jim Brass entire season N/A
Jon Wellner Henry Andrews N/A entire season
Alex Carter Lou Vartann N/A 6 episodes
Bill Irwin Nate Haskell N/A 5 episodes
Louise Lombard Sofia Curtis N/A episode 20
Elisabeth Harnois Morgan Brody N/A episode 1
Liz Vassey Wendy Simms N/A episode 2
Archie Kao Archie Johnson N/A 9 episodes
William Petersen Gil Grissom N/A episode 13 (uncredited)


No. in
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
2301 "Shock Waves" Alec SmightDavid Weddle & Bradley ThompsonSeptember 23, 2010 (2010-09-23)14.69[3]

The eleventh season of CSI begins where the team is concerned for Langston after he is stabbed by serial killer Nate Haskell. Meanwhile, a bombing occurs at a police funeral. Although they solve the bombing, a bomb trap is set for the CSIs and the case is left unsolved.

Recurring characters: Bill Irwin as Nate Haskell. Guest Star: Justin Bieber as Jason McCann 
2312 "Pool Shark" Michael NankinDustin Lee AbrahamSeptember 30, 2010 (2010-09-30)13.41[4]

A woman is attacked by a shark at the Golden Nugget Casino pool. The main suspect is the owner of the rival casino. Also, a scuba diver is found dead in a shark aquarium. Guest Star: Elliott Gould, Holly Madison, Deadmau5, and Method Man.

Final appearance: Wendy Simms. 
2323 "Blood Moon" Brad TanenbaumTreena Hancock & Melissa R. ByerOctober 7, 2010 (2010-10-07)12.50[5]
A convention of vampires and werewolves is featured. A member of the Vampire Cult is decapitated and the CSIs plunge into a world of creeds and a legendary rivalry between these mythological creatures. 
2334 "Sqweegel" Jeffrey HuntStory: Anthony E. Zuiker
Teleplay: Carol Mendelsohn & Anthony E. Zuiker
October 14, 2010 (2010-10-14)14.45[6]

Sqweegel is the forensic-proof serial killer from the first Level 26 novel, Dark Origins (by CSI creator Anthony Zuiker), who kills people who have secrets and tries to get them to confess to something they have done in order to stay alive. Although the final attack is averted, Sqweegel escapes and the case remains unsolved.

Guest Star: Ann-Margret as Margot Wilton. 
2345 "House of Hoarders" Alec SmightChristopher BarbourOctober 21, 2010 (2010-10-21)14.96[7]
In this episode, the CSIs visit a hoarder's house, where they find more than one body. 
2356 "Cold Blooded" Louis Shaw MilitoTom MularzOctober 28, 2010 (2010-10-28)14.27[8]
A body of a college student is found in the desert and appears to have been punctured by dinosaur teeth, meanwhile the shooting of a business man leads the CSIs to two teen murders that happened five years ago. The CSIs visit the touring Walking With Dinosaurs Live production and find blood on the teeth of the animatronic T-rex. 
2367 "Bump and Grind" Michael NankinDon McGillNovember 4, 2010 (2010-11-04)13.96[9]
The CSIs try put a body back together, after it is literally shredded. 
2378 "Fracked" Martha CoolidgeDavid Weddle & Bradley ThompsonNovember 11, 2010 (2010-11-11)12.99[10]
The CSIs investigate after several sources for a newspaper article of illegal natural gas dumping are found dead. The murderer is found dead, a victim of a hit and run, and they are unable to find who did it, leaving the case unsolved. 
2389 "Wild Life" Charles HaidTreena Hancock & Melissa R. ByerNovember 18, 2010 (2010-11-18)14.15[11]
The sky is falling, or at least people are. Ray, Catherine, and Nick try to figure out if it was murder or suicide when a man is found dead after falling from a hotel. Across town, Sara and Greg investigate a case where an elderly woman falls through her table and her husband dead in the shower. The only two witnesses to the crime are an uncooperative cat and a parrot who pleads the Fifth
23910 "418/427" Frank WaldeckMichael Frost BecknerDecember 9, 2010 (2010-12-09)13.17[12]
The wife of an FBI agent is murdered. The FBI agent had been chasing a serial pedophile, who is suspected of kidnapping the agent's children. 
24011 "Man Up" Alec SmightMichael F.X. DaleyJanuary 6, 2011 (2011-01-06)14.22[13]

A woman is strangled and found in a garbage bin.

Guest Star: Trevor Donovan (90210) and comedian Carrot Top
24112 "A Kiss Before Frying" Brad TanenbaumEvan DunskyJanuary 20, 2011 (2011-01-20)14.34[14]

The CSIs find a body with burn marks.

Guest Star: Dita Von Teese as Agnes / Ellen Whitebridge / Rita von Squeeze. 
24213 "The Two Mrs. Grissoms" Steven FelderStory: Christopher Barbour
Teleplay: Treena Hancock & Melissa R. Byer
February 3, 2011 (2011-02-03)13.98[15]
A night full of celebration ends with a bang when the director of a scholarship foundation for the deaf is killed by a deadly car bomb, prompting Sara to interrogate the students and faculty of the college where her mother-in-law works. 
24314 "All That Cremains" Jeffrey HuntDustin Lee AbrahamFebruary 10, 2011 (2011-02-10)12.64[16]

The Crime Scene crew investigates the gruesome murder of a high-powered, widowed lawyer, while Ray faces that it is time to move on from his old life when his wife comes to Vegas.

Guest Star: Tracee Ellis Ross as Ray's ex-wife. 
24415 "Targets of Obsession" Alec SmightDavid Weddle & Bradley ThompsonFebruary 17, 2011 (2011-02-17)13.29[17]

While Langston testifies against Nate Haskell, Nick is warned that he is in danger, but cannot tell him who or why without putting him self in even more danger. The team gets trapped in a rigged warehouse, and the bomb is disarmed. However a secondary bomb goes off. Realizing it was set by Jason McCann, they set up a road block for his escaping vehicle. In the stand-off that ensues, McCann is killed while during the trial, Nate Haskell escapes from prison. Guest Star: Justin Bieber as Jason McCann

Recurring characters: Bill Irwin as Nate Haskell. 
24516 "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead" Paul McCraneTom MularzFebruary 24, 2011 (2011-02-24)12.41[18]
The CSIs must deal with two bodies which are not dead after all. 
24617 "The List" Louis MilitoRichard CatalaniMarch 10, 2011 (2011-03-10)13.39[19]
The team investigates the prison murder of a cop, Vance, who was incarcerated for murdering his wife, but believed he was framed. 
24718 "Hitting for the Cycle" Alec SmightDaniel Steck & Richard CatalaniMarch 31, 2011 (2011-03-31)12.76[20]
The CSIs try to solve a connection, involving a homicide, suicide, accidental, and natural deaths, which all happen in one shift. 
24819 "Unleashed" Brad TanenbaumEd Whitmore & Anthony E. ZuikerApril 7, 2011 (2011-04-07)13.06[21]

Ray and Sara visits Grissom's friend, "Lady Heather", to solve a strange case involving a woman who is mauled to death by a mountain lion; Meanwhile, Nick and Brass investigate the suicide of a 17 year old pregnant woman who was a victim of severe cyberbullying.

Guest Star: Melinda Clarke as Lady Heather
24920 "Father of the Bride" (Part 1) Frank WaldeckEvan DunskyApril 28, 2011 (2011-04-28)10.84[22]

As the notorious Nate Haskell sends a threatening video to the father of one of his brides threatening to kill her, the CSI team must catch him. Sofia Curtis returns to help out, as she is now the Deputy Chief.

Recurring characters: Bill Irwin as Nate Haskell, and Tracee Ellis Ross as Ray's ex-wife. 
25021 "Cello and Goodbye" (Part 2) Alec SmightChristopher Barbour & Don McGillMay 5, 2011 (2011-05-05)10.67[23]

While the LV CSI continues to search for Haskell, Ray's ex-wife is kidnapped and Haskell leaves a message written in blood drawing the team to Los Angeles. Recurring characters: Bill Irwin as Nate Haskell, Tracee Ellis Ross as Ray's ex-wife.

First appearance: Morgan Brody 
25122 "In a Dark, Dark House" (Part 3) Jeff HuntTom MularzMay 12, 2011 (2011-05-12)11.77[24]

Ray has tracked Haskell back to his childhood house and now squares off against the notorious "Dick & Jane" Killer. Desperate to save his ex-wife before it is too late, Ray prepares to settle his score with Haskell once-and-for-all. Recurring characters: Bill Irwin as Nate Haskell, Tracee Ellis Ross as Ray's ex-wife.

Final appearance: Raymond Langston


U.S. Nielsen Ratings

Episode # Title Air Date Rating Share 18-49 Viewers
1 Shock Waves (Part 3) September 23, 2010 9.0 14 3.4/9 14.69 million[3]
2 Pool Shark September 30, 2010 8.3 13 3.1/8 13.41 million[4]
3 Blood Moon October 7, 2010 7.8 12 2.7/7 12.50 million[5]
4 Sqweegel October 14, 2010 8.9 14 3.1/8 14.45 million[6]
5 House of Hoarders October 21, 2010 9.0 14 3.4/9 14.96 million[7]
6 Cold Blooded October 28, 2010 8.5 14 3.3/9 14.27 million[8]
7 Bump and Grind November 4, 2010 8.6 14 3.3/9 13.96 million[9]
8 Fracked November 11, 2010 8.1 13 2.8/8 12.99 million[10]
9 Wild Life November 18, 2010 8.5 14 3.1/8 14.15 million[11]
10 418/427 December 9, 2010 7.9 13 3.0/8 13.17 million[12]
11 Man Up January 6, 2011 8.6 14 3.3/9 14.22 million[13]
12 A Kiss Before Frying January 20, 2011 8.5 13 3.1/8 14.34 million[14]
13 The Two Mrs. Grissoms February 3, 2011 8.4 13 3.0/8 13.98 million[15]
14 All That Cremains February 10, 2011 7.8 12 2.8/7 12.64 million[16]
15 Targets of Obsession February 17, 2011 8.1 13 2.9/8 13.29 million[17]
16 Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead February 24, 2011 7.6 12 2.7/7 12.41 million[18]
17 The List March 10, 2011 8.4 14 3.0/9 13.39 million[19]
18 Hitting for the Cycle March 31, 2011 7.9 12 2.9/8 12.76 million[20]
19 Unleashed April 7, 2011 8.2 13 2.9/8 13.06 million[21]
20 Father of the Bride (1) April 28, 2011 6.8 10 2.4/6 10.84 million[22]
21 Cello and Goodbye (2) May 5, 2011 6.7 11 2.3/6 10.67 million[23]
22 In a Dark, Dark House (3) May 12, 2011 7.2 11 2.6/7 11.77 million[24]


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