CSI/Grave Danger

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Grave Danger
Season 5, Episodes 24 and 25
Airdate May 19, 2005
Production Number 523/524
Written by Naren Shankar, Anthony E. Zuiker, Carol Mendelsohn
Story: Quentin Tarantino
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
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Grave Danger (1) and Grave Danger (2) are the twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth episodes of the fifth season of CSI, and the one hundred sixteenth and one hundred seventeenth episodes overall.

Guest Stars: Michael Bacall (Neil Abraham), David Berman (David Phillips), Lois Chiles (Gillian Stokes), Tony Curtis (Himself), Bruce Del Castillo (Boyfriend), Rachel Lillian Goldberg (Dispatch Cop), Frank Gorshin (Himself), Aimee Graham (Kelly Gordon), Shannon Hazlett (Young Woman #1), Stephanie Hazlett-Gregg (Young Woman #2), Kenneth Jennings (Dog Handler), Archie Kao (Archie Johnson), Wallace Langham (David Hodges), Louise Lombard (Sofia Curtis), Dan Martin (Man at Plant Nursery), Clark Middleton (Dick Sloan), Christopher Allen Nelson (Officer Michaels), Conor O'Farrell (Mayor), Andrew Prine (Judge Bill Stokes), John Saxon (Walter Gordon), Peter Story (Fat Guy), Aisha Tyler (Mia Dickerson), Marc Vann (Conrad Ecklie), Wayne Wilderson (Paramedic), Scott Wilson (Sam Braun), Kim Yates (Showgirl)


Plot Overview

Nick gets called to an innocuous crime scene, body parts and blood are present, but no body or other indication of a crime. The attendant officer gets sick on scene, and when he is turned away, Nick is kidnapped. The rest of the team begins to work the scene. A ransom note is received for one million dollars and a link to a webcam is included. The webcam shows Nick, buried alive. Catherine goes to her father and asks him for the money. He delivers. Grissom delivers the ransom as requested. When the kidnapper receives the ransom, he taunts Grissom, then blows himself up without telling Grissom how to find Nick. As the team works this case, they realize that it links to an old conviction six years previous, nothing that they every worked on.


Arc Advancement


Grissom refers to Nick as 'his guy' while talking to the kidnapper, even though Nick reports to Catherine. At the end of the episode, Grissom is standing beside Eckley and he says he wants his team back.


Nick's father is a judge.

Nick's family is fairly wealthy. They assured Grissom that they could raise the million dollar ransom given time.

Nick's father calls him Poncho.



The Show

The episode is dedicated to Frank Gorshin. He appeared in the episode and died a few days before the episode aired.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments



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