CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Art Imitates Life

Season 9, Ep 3, Aired 10/23/08
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  • Episode Description
  • The team investigates a series of murders where bodies are posed. An artist becomes one of the suspects when they find out he has his models pose as dead bodies for his pictures. Also, being two CSI's short, Ecklie hires a new CSI - Riley Adams - and a counselor comes in to help everyone deal with Warrick's death.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Evan Dunsky

  • Kenneth Fink

  • William Petersen

    Gil Grissom

  • Marg Helgenberger

    Catherine Willows

  • George Eads

    Nick Stokes

  • Fan Reviews (11)
  • A new tech gets a great intro amid a wild case.

    By SWERJ321, Oct 24, 2008

  • Weird even for Vegas...

    By Parricida, Oct 24, 2008

  • This was a bizarre case, even for Vegas. There are two kids on the block, and one beloved character is setting the path for a farewell.

    By ileanabrea, Oct 24, 2008

  • Amazing

    By rok1069, Oct 24, 2008

  • back on track with some fresh blood

    By diableaucorps, Oct 25, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (26)

    • Brass: He's ready to talk but only to someone who understands him. I'm ready to slap him around, I figured you could show some restraint. Grissom: I'll try.

    • Riley: Why do you think people make art? Nick: Self-expression. Riley: Yeah, but I think also to provoke or elicit a reaction. I think maybe the killer was into the controversy of it.

    • Brass: I need a name. Jerzy: He was a laborer why would I know his name? Brass: Because you hired him. Jerzy: I didn't hire him. Those contractors hired him, and no I don't remember his name. I barely remember your name. What is your name?

    • Jerzy (flipping the pictures facedown on the table): I can't stand looking at inferior art. It sears into my consciousness like bad Mexican food.

    • Brass: So, how do you like my studio? Jerzy: This is ridculous. Brass: No, what's ridculous was you denying that you knew Harley Simms. Jerzy (holds up his hand): The party was five years ago. Brass: The kid was 16 at the time. You should've been busted for that too. Jerzy: Listen to me, everybody who was anybody came to my parties, and many like yourself who were nobody at all. (Brass laughs) I-- I can't remember everyone that came to my parties.

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Umění napodobuje život (Art Imitates Life)

    • Original International Air Dates: United Kingdom: January 27, 2009 on Five Norway: February 10, 2009 on TVNorge Belgium: May 5, 2009 on VT4 Finland: August 26, 2009 on MTV3 Spain: September 29, 2009 on AXN Czech Republic: January 21, 2010 on TV Nova

    • Lauren Lee Smith joins the main the cast as Riley Adams and is credited before before Paul Guilfoyle. Her character was originally named Bryce Adams. Originally, Katee Sackhoff was chosen for the role by the producers supposed to be the replacement but CBS and Jerry Bruckheimer said no.

    Trivia (4)

    • Joe Ochman would later reprise his role as Bird Watcher in later season episode "The Descent of Man."

    • Goof: While Dr. Robbins is performing an autopsy, his glasses are hanging around his neck and his apron is covered in blood.

    • Riley is a CSI Level 2.

    • Both of Riley's parents are psychiatrists.

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