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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season 9)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – season 9
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Region 2 DVD cover showing (left to right) William Petersen as Gil Grissom, Laurence Fishburne as Raymond Langston and Marg Helgenberger as Catherine Willows
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run October 9, 2008 (2008-10-09) – May 14, 2009 (2009-05-14)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 September 1, 2009[1][2]
Season chronology
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List of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes

Season nine of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation premiered on CBS on October 9, 2008 and ended May 14, 2009.

Description

The CSIs face a year of challenge and change as they say goodbye to some of their long-time team members and welcome new ones to the night shift. Grissom, Catherine and the rest of the group deal with the aftermath of Warrick Brown's shooting, and then must adjust to the irreverent personality of new CSI Riley Adams (Lauren Lee Smith). Later in the season, the team will be in for a shock when revered leader Gil Grissom bids goodbye to Vegas and a new CSI, Ray Langston (Laurence Fishburne), joins their ranks.

Notable cast members

Actor Character Main cast Recurring cast
William Petersen Gil Grissom episodes 1–10 episode 16 (voiceover, uncredited)
Laurence Fishburne Raymond Langston episodes 11–24 episodes 9 & 10 (as "special guest star")
Marg Helgenberger Catherine Willows entire season N/A
Gary Dourdan Warrick Brown episode 1 N/A
George Eads Nick Stokes 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
Lauren Lee Smith Riley Adams episodes 3–24 N/A
Paul Guilfoyle Jim Brass entire season N/A
Jorja Fox Sara Sidle N/A 4 episodes (as "special guest star")
Liz Vassey Wendy Simms N/A entire season
Archie Kao Archie Johnson N/A entire season
David Berman David Phillips N/A entire season
Sheeri Rappaport Mandy Webster N/A entire season
Jon Wellner Henry Andrews N/A entire season
Marc Vann Conrad Ecklie N/A entire season
Conor O'Farrell Jeffrey McKean N/A 1 episode

Episodes

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1831 "For Warrick"(Part 2) Richard J. LewisStory: Carol Mendelsohn
Teleplay: Allen MacDonald & Richard J. Lewis
October 9, 2008 (2008-10-09)23.49[3]

Season nine comes to a shocking open when CSI Warrick Brown is shot and killed outside a Las Vegas diner. The entire team grieves for their fallen friend, while unknown to them, the killer is one of their own. Also, Sara returns to Las Vegas when she hears the news.

Note: This is the final appearance of Warrick Brown
1842 "The Happy Place" Nathan HopeSarah GoldfingerOctober 16, 2008 (2008-10-16)19.28[4]
Nick and Catherine investigate why a woman who was about to be married would have taken a swan dive off of her balcony. Also Grissom investigates the brutal murder of a woman found in an alley. The investigation gets tougher with the discovery that her two-year-old was with her when she was murdered. 
1853 "Art Imitates Life" Kenneth FinkEvan DunskyOctober 23, 2008 (2008-10-23)19.49[5]

The team investigates the murder of a woman found in the park posed to recreate life and a string of murders follows with the same pattern. An artist becomes one of the suspects when they find out he has his models pose as dead bodies for his paintings. Also, being two CSIs short, Ecklie hires a new CSI, Riley Adams, and a counselor comes in to help them deal with Warrick's death.

Note: This is the first appearance of Riley Adams
1864 "Let It Bleed" Brad TanenbaumCorinne MarinanOctober 30, 2008 (2008-10-30)19.10[6]
It is Halloween and Nick and Riley witness a man dressed as a cop rob a convenience store and then must help the team investigate the death of the daughter of a major drug lord, which leads them to a seedy club where Catherine finds Lindsey on the dance floor. Wendy and Dr. Robbins clash when the victim is revealed to have three blood types in her body and two of them are male. 
1875 "Leave out All the Rest" Kenneth FinkJacqueline HoytNovember 6, 2008 (2008-11-06)18.18[7]
A body is found out in the desert and the man's girlfriend is missing. After discovering needle marks on the victim's body, Grissom turns to Lady Heather for help when he realizes that the needle marks are a form of S&M. She points the team towards a place designed for poetry and performing arts, but it has a back room perfect for S&M fantasies. Grissom and Lady Heather question their link and Sara questions Grissom's commitment. 
1886 "Say Uncle" Richard J. LewisDustin Lee AbrahamNovember 13, 2008 (2008-11-13)19.05[8]
The CSI team investigates a shooting at a Koreatown neighborhood party, in which the mother and uncle of a small boy, Park Bang, are murdered. Grissom stakes a personal investment in the case when it is discovered that Park Bang witnessed the shooting and he goes missing. Grissom suspects the killer tracked Park down and is trying to keep him from talking. The case becomes more complicated when it's revealed Park has HIV and his mother put him on an unauthorized medical trial. 
1897 "Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda" Brad TanenbaumStory: Naren Shankar & Allen MacDonald
Teleplay: Allen MacDonald
November 20, 2008 (2008-11-20)18.45[9]
Greg, Riley, and Brass investigate the death of a woman and the beating of her daughter who falls into a coma. They discover the woman's husband is a suspect in the murder of a private investigator, Trevor Murphy and Trevor's kids may be bent on getting revenge for their dad's murder, at any cost. Catherine and Nick investigate when two teenagers crash their car into a tree and die and uncover a deadly game of mailbox baseball. In the meantime, Grissom attends the trial of Natalie Davis
1908 "Young Man with a Horn" Jeffrey G. HuntDavid RamboDecember 4, 2008 (2008-12-04)17.48[10]
The CSIs discover a link between the death of a popular young singer and a murder that happened over 50 years ago. 
1919 "19 Down..." (Part 1) Kenneth FinkCarol Mendelsohn & Naren ShankarDecember 11, 2008 (2008-12-11)20.86[11]

When a new murder leads to a connection with an infamous serial killer, Grissom secretly joins the class of well-known criminal pathologist Dr. Raymond Langston (Fishburne), to gain access to the killer and get a crack in the case.

Note: This is the first appearance of Dr. Raymond Langston. 
19210 "One to Go" (Part 2) Alec SmightCarol Mendelsohn & Naren ShankarJanuary 15, 2009 (2009-01-15)24.25[12]

The CSI team works to close Grissom's last open case.

Note: This is the final appearance of Gil Grissom. 
19311 "The Grave Shift" Richard J. LewisBradley Thompson & David WeddleJanuary 22, 2009 (2009-01-22)17.57[13]
Dr. Langston's first day as a CSI is anything but easy when a seemingly simple burglary case ends up overlapping with an in-depth homicide and arson case. 
19412 "Disarmed and Dangerous" Kenneth FinkDustin Lee Abraham & Evan DunskyJanuary 29, 2009 (2009-01-29)20.15[14]
The CSIs are called in when an undercover FBI agent is found brutally murdered. The CSIs must help the victim's partner find the killer. 
19513 "Deep Fried and Minty Fresh" Alec SmightCorinne Marrinan & Sarah GoldfingerFebruary 12, 2009 (2009-02-12)17.94[15]
Langston, Nick and Riley investigate a murder at a fast food restaurant that turns out to be difficult because most of their evidence is coated in cooking oil. Meanwhile Catherine and Greg investigate the strange death of a woman killed by ingesting two tubes of toothpaste. 
19614 "Miscarriage of Justice" Louis MilitoRichard Catalani & Jacqueline HoytFebruary 19, 2009 (2009-02-19)16.92[16]
While Langston testifies in the trial of a respected Congressman, new evidence sends the CSIs back to the lab to re-open the investigation. 
19715 "Kill Me If You Can" Nathan HopeStory: Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
Teleplay: Allen MacDonald
February 26, 2009 (2009-02-26)17.72[17]
The CSIs are called to three different crime scenes in one night which are seemingly unrelated, but each case's forensic evidence reveals a common link. 
19816 "Turn, Turn, Turn" Richard J. LewisTom MularzMarch 5, 2009 (2009-03-05)20.88[18]
We follow the happenings of a seedy motel's inhabitants over the course of a year. The CSIs are called to a few too many cases to be coincidence and one CSI in particular finds himself becoming emotionally involved. Taylor Swift guest stars. 
19917 "No Way Out" Alec SmightFulvia Charles-LindsayMarch 12, 2009 (2009-03-12)17.13[19]
Langston and Riley are taken hostage during the aftermath of a shootout in a usually calm Las Vegas community. 
20018 "Mascara" William FriedkinStory: Naren Shankar & Dustin Lee Abraham
Teleplay: Dustin Lee Abraham
April 2, 2009 (2009-04-02)14.63[20]
In the 200th episode, one of Ray's former students is murdered and the investigation plunges the team into the mysterious world of Mexican wrestling. 
20119 "The Descent of Man" Chris LeitchEvan DunskyApril 9, 2009 (2009-04-09)16.63[21]
When a seasoned skydiver is paralyzed after free falling to earth when his parachute doesn't deploy, he turns out to be linked to the strange death-by-airborne-toxins of two wealthy men with ties to Iran. Langston investigates the death of a religious leader in the desert. 
20220 "A Space Oddity" Michael NankinStory: Naren Shankar
Teleplay: Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
April 16, 2009 (2009-04-16)15.72[22]
While at a sci-fi convention, Hodges and Wendy have to solve the murder of one of the stars. 
20321 "If I Had a Hammer..." Brad TanenbaumStory: Daniel Steck
Teleplay: Allen MacDonald & Corinne Marrinan
April 23, 2009 (2009-04-23)14.64[23]
Catherine looks into one of her first cases as a CSI when a man claims that the verdict was influenced by faulty forensics. 
20422 "The Gone Dead Train" Alec SmightJacqueline HoytApril 30, 2009 (2009-04-30)15.54[24]
A series of indeterminate deaths test the deductive powers of the CSI team, who fear that a public health emergency may be in the offing. Meanwhile, a friendly rivalry over who will win an upcoming bikini contest takes a deadly turn.... 
20523 "Hog Heaven" Richard J. LewisDavid RamboMay 7, 2009 (2009-05-07)14.91[25]
A band of vicious bikers is given the go-ahead to take down one of their own when it's discovered that the guy is an undercover cop. 
20624 "All In" Alec SmightStory: Phillip Schenkler & Naren Shankar
Teleplay: Richard Catalini & Evan Dunsky
May 14, 2009 (2009-05-14)14.81[26]

Greed leads to murder and destroys the lives of five people when two of them discover a stash of old casino chips worth $1,000 each on the collectible market.

Note: This is the final appearance of Riley Adams

See also

References

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