Season 2

Episode Guide


S2 E1
Sep 28, 2001
Grissom and crew are called in after high roller Tony Braun, a known drug addict, is found dead in his house by a gardener.

Chaos Theroy

S2 E2
Oct 5, 2001
As writers, we were all obsessed with connection and chain of events. This passion led to this episode. Grissoms timeless quote, 'A butterfly flaps its wings in Brazil, we get a hurricane off the coast of Florida.' Chaos Theory. Random events. The wholesale rejection of linear thought. This was the driving force behind Paige Rycoff, a college student who vanished without a trace.


S2 E3
Oct 12, 2001
Grissom investigates a possible suicide at a high-profile construction site.

Bully for You

S2 E4
Oct 19, 2001
When the class clown at the local high school is found murdered, the CSI team is called to investigate.

Scuba Doobie-Doo

S2 E5
Oct 26, 2001
Grissom, Sara and Warrick are called in to investigate an abandoned, blood-splattered apartment and Nick and Catherine must examine a dead scuba diver lodged in a tree.

Altar Boys

S2 E6
Nov 2, 2001
Grissom and his team investigate a murder suspect who is caught red-handed, burying the victims, while Catherine and Warrick take on the case of a woman found dead in a hotel spa.


S2 E7
Nov 9, 2001
Grissom and Nick investigate the death of a book restorer while Catherine and Sara are called to the scene of a fatal train crash.

Slaves of Las Vegas

S2 E8
Nov 16, 2001
Grissom and Catherine investigate the apparent violent death of a woman found in a sandbox. Their investigation leads them to the underground world of S&M clubs.

And Then There Were None

S2 E9
Nov 23, 2001
Grissom and his team investigate a casino heist during which innocent victims were shot, while Catherine and Sara are called to the scene of a murder in a remote part of the desert.


S2 E10
Dec 7, 2001
'CSI Alert. This is the first time CSI was ranked number 1 in the Neilson ratings. The year, 2001. It stars Captain Jim Brass's daughter Ellie. Her relationship with her father is strained. The dialogue from Brass cuts deep. 'Sometimes I hear your voice... even when you're not there' reflects a deeper pain about me not seeing my own kids due to being on CSI full time.'

Organ Grinder

S2 E11
Dec 14, 2001
The CSI team is called in when a famous real estate entrepreneur is found dead in a hotel elevator.

You've Got Male

S2 E12
Dec 21, 2001
Grissom and Sara are called to the crime scene when two murder victims are found hidden in pipes at a construction site in the middle of an alfalfa field, while Catherine and Nick investigate an ostensible hunting accident.

Identity Crisis

S2 E13
Jan 18, 2002
Grissom's nemesis, serial killer Paul Millander, reappears and claims a third victim in this gripping episode.

The Finger

S2 E14
Feb 1, 2002
Anthony E. Zuiker says, 'This episode is a classic. Written by our showrunner, Carol Mendelsohn, and our top director, Danny Cannon, 'The Finger' is a story about Catherine Willows (Marg Helenberger) getting involved in a kidnapping of a real estate developer's mistress. The rabbit shot is so iconic that we blew it up and pinned it in our writer's offices.'

Burden of Proof

S2 E15
Feb 8, 2002
Grissom investigates the murder of a Las Vegas photographer whose remains were dumped at a nearby body farm where CSIs routinely study corpses, and his findings reveal that the man was apparently shot to death even though there are no bullet fragments in the body.

Primum Non Nocere

S2 E16
Mar 1, 2002
Grissom, Catherine and Sara are called in to investigate when a hockey player dies during a practice. Warrick and Nick look into the apparent drug-related death of a sax player at a casino.

Felonius Monk

S2 E17
Mar 8, 2002
Grissom investigates the murders of four monks who were shot point blank while chanting in a Buddhist temple.

Chasing the Bus

S2 E18
Mar 29, 2002
A bus carrying 23 passengers from Los Angeles to Las Vegas crashes less than 40 miles from its destination, killing nine people.


S2 E19
Apr 5, 2002
Anthony E. Zuiker says, 'Check out these names. Leland Orser and Doug Hutchison star in this nail biting episode. I got the idea when I read about Bjork's stalker Ricardo Lopez who took his life after terrorizing the iconic singer. It was so disturbing, but it did intrigue my thirst for this type of dark pathology. Stalker is a classic. Just remember to watch it with some 'green tea' handy.'

Cats In the Cradle

S2 E20
Apr 26, 2002
Grissom and Catherine investigate the stabbing death of an 80-year-old woman who lived in a run-down house full of cats.

Anatomy of a Lye

S2 E21
May 3, 2002
Grissom and Sara investigate when a man's body, which has been doused with lye, is found buried in a park.


S2 E22
May 10, 2002
This is the episode that launched CSI Miami with the introduction of David Caruso in this episode. We flew out of the desert and landed in the water to spin off our second successful series. These were the very best times in Hollywood where your boss would say 'Pick a city.' As producers, we'd say 'Miami' and the next thing you know CSI Miami was born. Cue sunglasses being whipped off.'

The Hunger Artist

S2 E23
May 17, 2002
The CSIs investigate when the body of an unidentified young woman is discovered stuffed in an overturned shopping cart near a freeway underpass.