The Best Episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Grave Danger (1)

#1 - Grave Danger (1) 8.53

Season 5 - Episode 24

The CSI teams come together to save one of their own when they learn one team member has been kidnapped and buried alive, and now they must find him before he suffocates under five feet of dirt.

Directors: Quentin Tarantino
Ms. Willows Regrets (1)

#2 - Ms. Willows Regrets (1) 8.43

Season 12 - Episode 11

Catherine's friend Laura's mogul husband Mark has a lot to hide behind his successful international corporation, and he's hired a crack team of assassins to carry out the murders of anyone who might be aware of what he's doing, and that includes Laura's lawyer and Laura herself.

Directors: Louis Shaw Milito
The Unusual Suspect

#3 - The Unusual Suspect 8.38

Season 6 - Episode 18

When a student is arrested and tried for the murder of a popular high-school girl, the suspect's 12-year-old sister confesses to the crime. This results in the judge giving the prosecution 72 hours to re-examine the evidence before the jury delivers its verdict.

Directors: Alec Smight
Grave Danger (2)

#4 - Grave Danger (2) 8.38

Season 5 - Episode 25

The CSI teams come together to save one of their own when they learn one team member has been kidnapped and buried alive, and now they must find him before he suffocates under five feet of dirt.

Directors: Quentin Tarantino
For Gedda (1)

#5 - For Gedda (1) 8.36

Season 8 - Episode 17

Catherine comforts Warrick when he is accused of murdering a famous Vegas gangster and even he is uncertain of his guilt or innocence.

Directors: Kenneth Fink
For Warrick (2)

#6 - For Warrick (2) 8.32

Season 9 - Episode 1

After Warrick is shot in a Las Vegas alley, the CSI team comes together to deal with the aftermath.

Directors: Richard J. Lewis
Willows in the Wind (2)

#7 - Willows in the Wind (2) 8.32

Season 12 - Episode 12

The CSI team says goodbye to Catherine Willows as she makes a life-changing decision.

Directors: Alec Smight
Homecoming (1)

#8 - Homecoming (1) 8.29

Season 12 - Episode 22

The investigation of a triple homicide leads to the discovery of corruption running rampant throughout the LVPD. The closer they get to the truth, the more serious are the repercussions.

Directors: Alec Smight
Seeing Red

#9 - Seeing Red 8.29

Season 12 - Episode 14

Russell seeks advice from a former colleague during an investigation into the death of a man's ex-girlfriend.

Directors: Frank Waldeck
Skin in the Game (1)

#10 - Skin in the Game (1) 8.27

Season 13 - Episode 22

As Russell and his team investigate a series of murders with disturbing similarities to the sins in "Dante's Inferno", one of their own confronts peril on a dangerous undercover mission to get close to the killer.

Directors: Alec Smight
CSI Down

#11 - CSI Down 8.22

Season 12 - Episode 5

The CSI unit investigates when Frank, an apparent murder victim, sits up and needs help but is he just another victim?

Directors: Jeffrey G. Hunt
Lab Rats

#12 - Lab Rats 8.20

Season 7 - Episode 20

The CSI labrats take center stage to discuss the case of the Miniature Killer.

Directors: Brad Tanenbaum
Split Decisions

#13 - Split Decisions 8.18

Season 12 - Episode 19

When the CSI team is called in to investigate a man who is shot at point-blank range in a local casino, they shut down the entire building to find their killer.

Directors: Brad Tanenbaum
One to Go (2)

#14 - One to Go (2) 8.17

Season 9 - Episode 10

The CSI team is shocked and saddened when, after working with Dr. Raymond Langston on the 'Dick & Jane' murders, Grissom announces that his time as a CSI has come to an end and offers Langston a permanent position on the CSI team.

Directors: Alec Smight
Maid Man

#15 - Maid Man 8.17

Season 12 - Episode 4

The investigators attend the gala grand opening of a mob museum, only to witness an attempted hit on mob lawyer and former mayor Oscar Goodman.

Directors: Martha Coolidge
Stealing Home

#16 - Stealing Home 8.16

Season 12 - Episode 15

When a house is stolen completely off its foundation, the CSIs are on the case in search of answers. Meanwhile, new CSI Julie Finlay showcases her skill in blood analysis.

Directors: Alec Smight
Built to Kill (2)

#17 - Built to Kill (2) 8.15

Season 7 - Episode 2

Grissom investigates the murder of an aging rockstar who is found dead in his kitchen with an exact replica of the crime scene on the counter next to him. Catherine probes her own abduction and learns that someone may be targeting her family.

Directors: Kenneth Fink
Girls Gone Wild

#18 - Girls Gone Wild 8.15

Season 14 - Episode 10

A spa weekend for Sara, Finlay, and Morgan turns into a murder investigation and missing persons case when Finlay disappears, as the CSI team must piece together what happened in detail to find her.

Directors: Alec Smight
Blood Drops

#19 - Blood Drops 8.15

Season 1 - Episode 7

When a teenager and her sister are the sole survivors of the gruesome murder of four members of one family, Grissom and his entire team investigate the crime. What initially looks like a bizarre cult murder becomes more disturbing when they discover the motive behind the massacre.

Directors: Kenneth Fink
Crime After Crime

#20 - Crime After Crime 8.14

Season 12 - Episode 8

Three new murders related to three unsolved (or incorrectly solved) crimes from the past come back to haunt the CSIs.

Directors: Paul McCrane
Check In and Check Out

#21 - Check In and Check Out 8.14

Season 14 - Episode 9

The CSI team is called in to investigate the stabbing of a couple found at a local motel that is reminiscent of two incidents that occurred in the same room.

Directors: Louis Shaw Milito
Bang-Bang (1)

#22 - Bang-Bang (1) 8.13

Season 6 - Episode 23

A man accused of murdering his wife and co-workers leads the CSIs on a wild ride through a busy casino, eventually barricading himself and a hostage in a casino hotel room. The CSIs process the evidence from the crime scene to determine whether or not the man acted alone or had an accomplice. One of the CSIs eventually steps in as a hostage negotiator, putting himself in danger.

Directors: Terrence O'Hara
Frame by Frame

#23 - Frame by Frame 8.12

Season 14 - Episode 5

The team meets a blast from the past, with a chance to solve a cold case that has haunted the team for 14 years.

Directors: Alec Smight
CSI Unplugged

#24 - CSI Unplugged 8.12

Season 12 - Episode 16

When a blackout cripples the city, the CSIs must revert to old-school methods to solve the case of a missing child.

Directors: Jeffrey G. Hunt
Blood Lust

#25 - Blood Lust 8.12

Season 3 - Episode 9

A taxi driver feels his cab strike something, then finds a teenage boy pinned beneath the left rear tire, apparently killed on impact. When Grissom arrives on the scene, he discovers that the teen has been eviscerated and has stab wounds, but shows no signs of having been struck by the taxi.

Directors: Charlie Correll