Episode PremiereOctober 18, 2007
GenreAction, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Show Period2000 - now
Production CompanyJerry Bruckheimer TV, Alliance Atlantis, CBS
Cast and Crew
ScreenwriterDavid Rambo, Jacqueline Hoyt
- Ted Danson as D.B. Russell
- George Eads as Nick Stokes
- Jorja Fox as Sara Sidle
- Paul Guilfoyle as Captain Jim Brass
- Eric Szmanda as Greg Sanders
- Robert David Hall as Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Al Robbins (voice)
- Elisabeth Harnois
- David Berman as David Phillips
- Wallace Langham as David Hodges
- Elisabeth Shue as Julie Finlay
- Marg Helgenberger as Catherine Willows
- Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Raymond Langston
- Liz Vassey as Wendy Simms
- Lauren Lee Smith
- William Petersen as Gil Grissom (voice)
- Philip Frank Messina
- Erika Alexander
- Charles Shen
- William Russ
- Camila Green
- John Billingsley
When a young man is found hanging from a tree strangled to death, the CSIs move in to find the killer. It appears that the man, Brian, was taking hormone injections in preparation for a sex reassignment surgery. But as usual, there's more to the story. Brian lived near a local water treatment reservoir where children often swam and fished. The recycled reservoir water was considered "grey," meaning purified, though it was not meant to be drunk.
A former hydrologist, Paul Cyden, had enlisted Brian's help to find out the truth about the reservoir. The water had been contaminated with pharmaceuticals, which had leaked into ground water in the town as well. After Paul is murdered in his home, Brian's mother is identified as Paul's shooter. She had misunderstood Paul and Brian's connection, and believed he had murdered her son. But Brian had killed himself, unable to deal with the humiliation of his misshapen body. To make matters worse, Brian's mother, ill with cancer, ultimately discovers that her cancer is also due to the water's contamination.
Sara continues to work alongside Ronnie Lake on swing shift, and they handle the case of a body found at a construction site. With Greg's help, they deduce that the man had been a reporter covering the opening of a casino (built by Catherine's father, Sam). He died with a film canister in his hands. When Greg develops the film, he discovers evidence that the gaming commissioner at the time was on the take. Sam's bodyguard, Benny Dunbar, killed the reporter to keep the news quiet. Lily, Catherine's mother, helps out on the case, and Greg takes her out to get more information from her for the book he's writing on Vegas.
Meanwhile, as Grissom continues his study of bees, he makes a proposal of marriage to Sara. She accepts.