CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season 15)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season 15)
CSI season 15 DVD.jpg
Season 15 U.S. DVD cover
Starring
  • Ted Danson
  • Elisabeth Shue
  • George Eads
  • Jorja Fox
  • Eric Szmanda
  • Robert David Hall
  • Wallace Langham
  • David Berman
  • Elisabeth Harnois
  • Jon Wellner
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 18
Release
Original network CBS
Original release September 28, 2014 (2014-09-28) – February 15, 2015 (2015-02-15)
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List of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes

The fifteenth and final season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation premiered on CBS on September 28, 2014, and ended on February 15, 2015, the season stars Ted Danson and Elisabeth Shue.

Plot[edit]

Finlay finds her car rigged to explode ("The CSI Effect") as Sara and Greg are quarantined ("Bad Blood") in the fifteenth and final season of CSI, as Russell and Finn are forced to embark on a hunt for the elusive Gig Harbor Killer, their team investigates a final series of gruesome and unusual cases, including a fatal shooting at a marijuana store ("Buzz Kill"), a chemistry experiment gone awry ("The Book of Shadows"), a death at a rehab ("Road to Recovery"), the world of rubber dolls ("Rubbery Homicide"), a murder at a jail ("Let's Make a Deal"), a victim who died twice ("Dead Rails"), and a case that leads the team into the world of aeronautics ("Angle of Attack"). Meanwhile, Morgan, Sara and Finn are met with a shootout at a forensics conference ("Girls Gone Wilder"), D.B. turns to Avery Ryan for advice on the psychology of killers ("The Twin Paradox"), and the CSIs reopen a ten-year-old investigation ("Dead Woods"). Also this season, a chrome-covered victim perplexes the investigators ("The Last Ride"), the abduction of two teenagers leads to a surprising offer for Nick ("Under My Skin"), murder memorabilia brings back bad memories of the team ("Merchants of Menace"), Stokes leaves Las Vegas, and Finlay is left comatose after coming face to face with the Gig Harbor Killer ("The End Game").

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Guest stars[edit]

Changes[edit]

George Eads departed the main cast at the end of this season,[1] and later confirmed that he would not return for the series-ending movie, resulting in some minor changes to the script.[2] Elisabeth Shue would not return either.[3] Patricia Arquette guest stars as Avery Ryan.

Production[edit]

In June 2014, it was announced that showrunner Carol Mendelsohn would be leaving the show after 14 years. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Mendelsohn stated, "It's been a long and amazing journey, and I am so proud of CSI's continued success; in handing over the helm to my dear friend and partner, Don McGill, I know he and our CSI team will carry on brilliantly what we've all created together. CSI, its cast and crew, writers and directors, will always be my family. I have learned so much from each and every one of them. About writing, producing and life, for that, and so much more, I am forever grateful." Don McGill became the lone showrunner for season fifteen.[4] Starting with this season, the show moved to Sundays at 10:00 p.m,[5] except for episode 16 which aired on January 27, 2015.

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
318 1 "The CSI Effect" Alec Smight Christopher Barbour & Don McGill September 28, 2014 (2014-09-28) 9.36[6]
Finlay must deal with a bomb planted in her car, while Russell gets a call from someone claiming to be the Gig Harbor Killer.
319 2 "Buzz Kill" Frank Waldeck Andrew Dettmann October 5, 2014 (2014-10-05) 8.04[7]
The CSI team investigates a robbery and fatal shooting at a medical marijuana shop.
320 3 "Bad Blood" Louis Shaw Milito Tom Mularz October 12, 2014 (2014-10-12) 8.77[8]
Sara and Greg are quarantined after responding to a crime scene that's contaminated with a deadly pathogen.
321 4 "The Book of Shadows" Brad Tanenbaum Gavin Harris October 19, 2014 (2014-10-19) 8.85[9]
The CSI team suspects foul play when a chemistry teacher's science experiment goes awry.
322 5 "Girls Gone Wilder" Frank Waldeck Melissa R. Byer & Treena Hancock November 9, 2014 (2014-11-09) 8.67[10]
Morgan, Sara, and Finlay try to relax at a forensics conference when a mass shooting occurs onsite.
323 6 "The Twin Paradox" Phil Conserva Christopher Barbour November 16, 2014 (2014-11-16) 8.45[11]
A frustrated CSI team continues its investigation into the Gig Harbor Killer when another victim turns up dead.
324 7 "Road to Recovery" Alec Smight Andrew Dettmann November 23, 2014 (2014-11-23) 7.88[12]
The team investigate the death of a woman with a high level of alcohol and drugs in a pool at a rehab facility.
325 8 "Rubbery Homicide" Louis Shaw Milito Tom Mularz November 30, 2014 (2014-11-30) 8.30[13]
CSI team delves into the kinky world of "rubber dolls" when they investigate the murder of the man stabbed down the alley.
326 9 "Let's Make a Deal" Brad Tanenbaum Elizabeth Devine December 7, 2014 (2014-12-07) 7.89[14]
The CSI team investigates a murder at Clark County jail after an inmate stumbles upon a body while running away from officers.
327 10 "Dead Rails" Frank Waldeck Gavin Harris December 14, 2014 (2014-12-14) 7.18[15]
The CSI team investigates the circumstances surrounding the murder of a victim who died twice rather than once.
328 11 "Angle of Attack" Kevin Bray M. Scott Veach December 21, 2014 (2014-12-21) 7.34[16]
The CSI team investigates a victim covered with shards of glass whose evident hit and run accident leads them into the world of aeronautics.
329 12 "Dead Woods" Phil Conserva Treena Hancock & Melissa R. Byer December 28, 2014 (2014-12-28) 7.84[17]
The CSI team reopens a 10-year-old murder-suicide case when a lone survivor claims her accused father was innocent.
330 13 "The Greater Good" Alec Smight Christopher Barbour January 4, 2015 (2015-01-04) 8.62[18]
The team learns that main suspect in a series of killings known as gig harbor killing may be released from jail due to a lack of evidence.
331 14 "Merchants of Menace" Claudia Yarmy Tom Mularz January 25, 2015 (2015-01-25) 8.25[19]
The CSI team investigates a homicide at a convention center where people collect macabre murder memorabilia.
332 15 "Hero to Zero" Phil Conserva Andrew Dettmann January 25, 2015 (2015-01-25) 8.30[19]
The CSI team investigates the murder of a youth who dressed up in a superhero costume.
333 16 "The Last Ride" Tim Beavers Gavin Harris January 27, 2015 (2015-01-27) 10.38[20]
The CSI team investigates the death of the a chrome-covered victim involving a vintage Packard.
334 17 "Under My Skin" Alrick Riley Melissa R. Byer & Treena Hancock February 15, 2015 (2015-02-15) 7.12[21]
CSI team investigates the circumstances surrounding a murder and two abducted teenage girls.
335 18 "The End Game" Alec Smight Christopher Barbour February 15, 2015 (2015-02-15) 7.12[21]
One member of the team falls during a confrontation with the Gig Harbor Killer in a final showdown, during which his true intentions and motives are finally revealed, whilst another makes a decision that further impacts a devastated team when they choose to leave Las Vegas.

Notes[edit]

a.^ This episode was originally broadcast in Canada (CTV) on October 26, 2014. The episode was preempted in favor of football games by CBS on October 26 and November 2, 2014.

Ratings[edit]

No. Title Air date 18-49
Rating/Share
Viewers
(in millions)
Rank (week)
1 The CSI Effect September 28, 2014 1.3/4[6] 9.36[6] 25+
2 Buzz Kill October 5, 2014 1.3/4[7] 8.04[7] 25+
3 Bad Blood October 12, 2014 1.4/4[8] 8.77[8] 25+
4 The Book of Shadows October 19, 2014 1.4/3[9] 8.85[9] 25+
5 Girls Gone Wilder November 9, 2014 1.2/4[10] 8.67[10] 25+
6 The Twin Paradox November 16, 2014 1.3/4[11] 8.45[11] 25+
7 Road to Recovery November 23, 2014 1.3/4[12] 7.88[12] 25+
8 Rubbery Homicide November 30, 2014 1.4/4[13] 8.30[13] 21[22]
9 Let's Make a Deal December 7, 2014 1.2/4[14] 7.89[14] 21[23]
10 Dead Rails December 14, 2014 1.2/4[15] 7.18[15] 25+
11 Angle of Attack December 21, 2014 1.3/5[16] 7.34[16] 22[24]
12 Dead Woods December 28, 2014 1.4/5[17] 7.84[17] 11[25]
13 The Greater Good January 4, 2015 1.3/4[18] 8.62[18] 10[26]
14 Merchants of Menace January 25, 2015 1.2/3[19] 8.25[19] 20[27]
15 Hero to Zero January 25, 2015 1.3/4[19] 8.30[19] 18[27]
16 The Last Ride January 27, 2015 1.6/5[20] 10.38[20] 15[28]
17 Under My Skin February 15, 2015 1.1/3[21] 7.12[21] 25+
18 The End Game February 15, 2015 1.1/3[21] 7.12[21] 25+

Broadcast[edit]

The season airs simultaneously on CTV in Canada,[29] it premiered on Channel 5 in the United Kingdom on January 24, 2015.[30]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Sadie Gennis (July 18, 2015). "George Eads Opts Out of CSI Finale Special — See Who Else Isn't Returning". TV Guide. 
  3. ^ "Elisabeth Shue Will Not Return For CSI Finale Special". CINEMABLEND. 
  4. ^ "'CSI' Loses Co-Showrunner Carol Mendelsohn (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
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  15. ^ a b c Kondolojy, Amanda (December 16, 2014). "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Bob's Burgers' Adjusted Up; '60 Minutes' Adjusted Down + Final Football Ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  16. ^ a b c Bibel, Sara (December 23, 2014). "Sunday Final Ratings: 'CSI' & '60 Minutes' Adjusted Up; 'Mulaney' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 23, 2014. 
  17. ^ a b c Kondolojy, Amanda (December 30, 2014). "Sunday Final Ratings: Unscrambled Ratings for the Mentalist, CSI, Undercover Boss + Final Football Numbers". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 30, 2014. 
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  26. ^ Bibel, Sara (January 7, 2015). "TV Ratings Broadcast Top 25: NFL Football Playoffs Tops Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers for the week ending January 4, 2015". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
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  30. ^ Munn, Patrick (January 14, 2015). "Channel 5 Sets UK Premiere Date For 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' Season 15". TV Wise. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
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