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While testifying in the murder trial of a restaurant owner, Grissom is presented with new evidence that leads the team to reopen the case. The reopening of the case causes Eckley to closely examine Grissom and his team’s effectiveness, and the results of his examination leads to an unprecedented change in the both the team and the series.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x9
Airdate: Thursday November 25th, 2004

Director: David Grossman
Writer: Josh Berman

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Special Guest Stars
Aisha TylerAisha Tyler
As Mia Dickerson
Louise LombardLouise Lombard
As Sofia Curtis

Guest Stars
Alex CarterAlex Carter
As Detective Vartann
Bobby HoseaBobby Hosea
As Rick Reeba
David BermanDavid Berman
As David Phillips
Erik JensenErik Jensen
As Jeffrey Sinclair
Gerald McCullouchGerald McCullouch
As Bobby Dawson
Jason LondonJason London
As Keith Garbett
Jason SegelJason Segel
As Neil Jansen
Marc VannMarc Vann
As Conrad Ecklie
Palmer DavisPalmer Davis
As Margaret Finn
Wallace LanghamWallace Langham
As David Hodges
Nana VisitorNana Visitor
As Mrs. Garbett Katz
Main Cast
George Eads
As Nick Stokes
Jorja Fox
As Sara Sidle
Eric Szmanda
As Gregory "Greg" Sanders
Robert David Hall
As Dr. Albert "Al" Robbins
Marg Helgenberger
As Catherine Willows
William Petersen
As Gil Grissom
Gary Dourdan
As Warrick Brown
Paul Guilfoyle (1)
As Captain Jim Brass
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Avril LavigneDon't Tell Me 

Episode Quotes
Grissom: News move fast around here.
Sofia: Ecklie travels fast.

Grissom: Ecklie doesn't have a scientific bone in his body. He starts with the answers he wants and then divises the questions that support those answers.

Conrad Ecklie: Well, taken individually, there's nothing specific that warrants disciplinary
action. However, my investigation has led me to question the effectiveness of your team
and your ability to lead it. I'm breaking you guys up.
Gil Grissom: Excuse me?
Conrad Ecklie: I've already spoken with the Director. Staff assignments are under my
purview. Effective immediately, Catherine Willows will be promoted to Swing Shift Supervisor ...
Gil Grissom: Wait a minute, Catherine applied for days.
Conrad Ecklie: I do what's best for the lab. I've decided to move the Swing Shift
Supervisor to days ...
Sofia Curtis: I've been the Acting Supervisor of days for the past month -- I believe I've
proven myself capable.
Conrad Ecklie: Warrick Brown and Nick Stokes will report to Catherine. Greg Sanders,
pending his proficiency, Sara Sidle and Sofia will report to you.
Sofia Curtis: You're demoting me.
Conrad Ecklie: I think you and Grissom suit each other.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAnthony E. Zuiker
Main Title ThemeThe Who
Warning: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation season 5 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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