CSI/Cats in the Cradle

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Cats in the Cradle
Season 2, Episode 20
Airdate April 25, 2002
Production Number 220
Written by Kris Dobkin
Directed by Richard J. Lewis
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Cats in the Cradle is the twentieth episode of the second season of CSI, and the forty-third episode overall.


Guest Starring: Eric Szmanda (Greg Sanders), Robert David Hall (Dr. Al Robbins), Joseph Patrick Kelly (Officer Metcalf), David Berman (David Phillips), Skip O'Brien (Det. Ray O'Riley), Ed Lauter (Clay Tobin), Diane Farr (Marci Tobin), Tuc Watkins (Marcus Remmick), Megan Gallagher (Janet Trent), Steve Hytner (John Claddon), Ellen Geer (Ruth Elliott), Mary Jo Mrochinski (Advocate), Frank Military (Tyler Elliot), Larissa Laskin (Debbie Stein), Courtney Jines (Jessica Trent), Jennette McCurdy (Jackie Trent)



Plot Overview

Ms. Ruth Elliot, a selfish old woman who loves cats more than anything else, alienated her neighbors. She referred to her cats as her children. Debbie Stein blames Ms. Elliot for not having a perfect life. After Ms. Elliot refuses to listen, Debbie walks out annoyed. The Trent family consisting of a mother and two daughters doesn't have any cats. The two daughters went to Ms. Elliot's house to have a cat. When Ms. Elliot wouldn't give one away, Jessica handed the cat to Jackie telling her to run and she pushes Ms. Elliot to the ground and stabbed her with a pen. When Grissom, Catherine and Warrick found the evidence from a pen, Jessica will possibly sent to boot camp.

Meanwhile, Nick and Sara investigate the destruction of Marcie Tobin's car. Marcie and Marcus Remmick told them that a few minutes ago in the garage, they discovered a bomb in her car and Marcus urges Marcie to run for cover before the car exploded. But, Sara and Nick double-checked the evidences and soon found out that Marcie and Marcus triggered the bomb she bought from the garage. She turned on the car igniting the wire of the bomb and they hid behind the wall and peaked a little bit and the car exploded. Marcus and Marcie were arrested. It was revealed that Marcie was trying to sue and frame her husband to get his money.


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