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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Las Vegas - Season 5 Part 1 [DVD]
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First twelve episodes from the fifth season of the forensic crime series, set in the Las Vegas Criminalistics Bureau. In these episodes, a body is washed up in the storm drains after heavy rain, a woman is found dead in a hotel with traces of the ebola virus, and the whole team is caught up in a race against time to stop a sadistic killer. Episodes are: 'Viva Las Vegas', 'Down the Drain', 'Harvest', 'Crow's Nest', 'Swap Meet', 'What's Eating Gilbert Grissom?', 'Formalities', 'Ch-CH-Changes', 'Mea Culpa', 'No Humans Involved', 'Who Shot Sherlock?', and 'Snakes'.
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The normal character's, Gil Grissom, Catherine Willows, Sarah Sidle, Warwick Brown, Nick Stokes, Greg Sanders, Jim Brass and Dr Robbins are back and in about episode seven (I think) we see a someone from the day shift become more involved with the closely-knit night team. She is not made very welcome by the team but she still remains part of the team (as we can see from season six, currently showing on TV).
This set of episodes gives us brilliant science and also further insight into the CSI's. Catherine is having trouble with her daughter Lyndsey and Greg is tested in his ambitions to get away from the DNA Lab and into the field - things don't always run smoothly.
There are a mixture of entertaining episodes such as 'Who shot Sherlock?' where an avid Sherlock Holmes fan dies in his Baker Street style basement. Was it suicide or murder - this it Greg's final chance to become a CSI. Will he pass??? There are also some more emotive episodes such as 'No humans involved' where a young boy is found dumped along with the rubbish in a back alley. This is testing for Sarah and Brass as they find out the boy has two brothers and they don't know where they are or what condition they are in.
For all of the fans of previous series the serial killer who targets students at a Las Vegas college campus by abducting them near a water fountain after painting railings with the now infamous 'blue paint' is back, even tough someone has already been executed for one of the murders. Is this the real killer? A copycat? Or might they have been partners in crime? When he starts taunting the CSI's it's bound to be an exciting conclusion.
Can't wait for the rest of series 5!!!
The first season consisted of 23 episodes, including a two-part pilot episode written by series creator Anthony Zuiker. Seasons two, three, and four also had 23 episodes each, whilst season five had 25 episodes, including a two-part season finale directed by Quentin Tarantino. During seasons six and seven, the episode count was 24, whilst season eight had 17 episodes due to the WGA strike. Season nine had 24 episodes, whilst season ten returned to the series standard of 23 episodes. Seasons eleven, twelve, thirteen, and fourteen set a new standard of 22 episodes per season, whilst the fifteenth season received a reduced order of 18 episodes. The two-hour series finale was aired on September 27, 2015.
The first nine seasons have been released on DVD in Region 1 and Region 2 territories. Seasons 1, 8 (only in France, The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany), 9 (not in Belgium and Germany) and 10 (only in Germany) have been released on Blu-ray Disc. During the course of the series, 337 episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation aired over 15 seasons.
The acting is superior, scientific and forensic reconstruction amongst the best I have ever seem (outside of reality that is). Every character is so believable and the situations realistic.
It is true that the Miami and New York series are marked down from the Vegas episodes BUT HEY!, they have one heck of a hard act to follow. They do actually stand on their own as a series.
Any of the actor's who 'choose' to leave the CSI family need their heads read as this will be the pinnacle genre to aspire to.
In the current Season 6, now showing in the UK, Faye Dunnaway was a recent guest star - could this finally be 'the hit show in which to appear', I'd say so!
5 stars aren't enough for this exceptional dramatic delight.
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The same as Miami with strong story lines but maybe the characters are of a deeper personality.