Season 1

Episode Guide


S1 E1
Oct 7, 2000
Anthony E. Zuiker says, 'The American dream is real. An only child from Las Vegas who drove a tram at The Mirage Hotel for 8 dollars an hour can write one script and change television forever. I was 29 years old. We aired on October 6, 2000 to over 21 million viewers on a Friday night and I never looked back. This show started it all.'

Cool Change

S1 E2
Oct 14, 2000
The investigation of the shooting of Holly Gribbs continues, while Grissom and Stokes examine the murder of a Las Vegas mega-winner.

Crate 'N Burial

S1 E3
Oct 21, 2000
When the wife of the multi-millionaire is kidnapped, Grissom and Sidel try to find her before it's too late. Willows and Brown examine the case of a young girl who was the victim of a hit and run accident.

Pledging Mr. Johnson

S1 E4
Oct 28, 2000
Grissom and Catherine team up to solve the case of a woman found dead in a lake, while Nick and Sara investigate an alleged suicide in a fraternity house.

Friends & Lovers

S1 E5
Nov 4, 2000
Grissom and Warrick investigate the case of young man found dead in the desert, while Catherine and Nick look into the murder of a school dean.

Who Are You?

S1 E6
Nov 11, 2000
Grissom and Stokes are called on to identify the skeletal remains of a murdered woman, while Warrick and Sara investigate a shooting by a cop.

Blood Drops

S1 E7
Nov 18, 2000
Anthony E. Zuiker says, 'Although ranked number 4 on the list of 25, this is by far the writer's number one CSI show of all time. Written by my mentor, Ann Donahue, 'Blood Drops' stars a very young Dakota Fanning. This was the first time, as writers, we wrote a single crime episode and undoubtedly it's our finest episode to date. Beware of the 'Buffalo'.'


S1 E8
Nov 25, 2000
The killer eluded the team before and seems determined that Grissom remember that fact. Meanwhile, Nick and Warrick, assigned to investigate the mysterious vehicular accident, give into their egos as each tries to solve the case first.

Unfriendly Skies

S1 E9
Dec 9, 2000
Grissom and his team investigate the death of a first class passenger on a flight to Las Vegas.

Sex, Lies, and Larvae

S1 E10
Dec 23, 2000
While Grissom and Sara are called to investigate the death of a woman discovered on a remote trail, Catherine and Warrick try to solve the theft of a costly painting belonging to a multi-millionaire. John Getz guest stars.

I-15 Murders

S1 E11
Jan 13, 2001
Grissom and Willows hunt down the Highway I-15 serial killer while the unlikely team of Sidel and Brown are assigned to work on a robbery/murder case together.

Fahrenheit 932

S1 E12
Feb 2, 2001
A man convicted of arson and the murder of his wife and child seeks assistance from Grissom to help prove his innocence. Meanwhile, Catherine and Nick investigate the underground world of sports gambling when a teenager is murdered at close range.


S1 E13
Feb 9, 2001
A deadly bomb explosion at a Vegas office building sends Grissom and the CSI team in search of a serial bomber, and their primary suspect is the building's overly helpful security guard who knows more than he should about blowing things up.

To Have and to Hold

S1 E14
Feb 16, 2001
When a single human bone is discovered in the desert, Grissom and Catherine must cover miles of territory to find the rest of the skeleton.

Table Stakes

S1 E15
Feb 23, 2001
Anthony E. Zuiker says, 'For those who work in TV for a living on the writing side, you always have that one script that breaks easy, writes easy, shoots easy, and cuts easy. 'Table Stakes' is that script. It was based on the 1990 movie 'The Grifters' starring John Cusack, Angelica Houston, and Annette Bening. It was also the first time we got to look inside Warrick's gambling problem.

Two Tough to Die

S1 E16
Mar 2, 2001
A woman is abducted from a mall parking garage. She's raped, beaten, shot and left for dead. Sara collects evidence from her and grows attached to her.

Face Lift

S1 E17
Mar 9, 2001
A body is found in a pottery store in what's apparently a robbery that was interrupted.

$35K O.B.O

S1 E18
Mar 30, 2001
A couple leaving a restaurant on their anniversary are killed in the street and their car is stolen. The crime scene is compromised when it rains shortly after the CSIs arrive.

Gentle, Gentle

S1 E19
Apr 13, 2001
The entire team investigates the abduction of the infant child of a well to do family. Suspicion immediately falls on the child's parents.

Sounds of Silence

S1 E20
Apr 20, 2001
Two teenage girls run over a deaf man with their car but they didn't kill him - he was already dead.

Justice Is Served

S1 E21
Apr 27, 2001
Grissom, Nick, and Warrick take the case of a jogger who was killed by a wild animal in the park. It gets complicated when they discover that the jogger had his liver removed after he was killed.

Evaluation Day

S1 E22
May 11, 2001
'Before I created CSI, I read about a severed head in a popcorn bucket case as a skinned gorilla mistaken for a human. I made both of these stories come true in the series. In this episode, Grissom finds a severed head in the trunk. The iconic line... 'Someone lost their head... and then someone lost their head...' I, later, auctioned the fake head at a Las Vegas auction.

The Strip Strangler

S1 E23
May 18, 2001
The team is investigating the ongoing murders by a signature killer. The killer has some knowledge of forensics and has left little evidence behind.