Hollywood Brass

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  • 9.5

    Brass comes to LA to help his estranged daughter, Ellie, whose roommate and fellow hooker has disappeared.

    By Katreniah, Jul 18, 2010

    This was a refreshing departure from the usual episodes, bringing in Warrick, who's in town for a conference. Because the LAPD Captain, Anne Kramer, has worked with Brass, she doesn't give us any of the usual you're-in-my-jurisdiction complications, and we see them working together. Warrick and Matt, from the LAPD crime lab, also work well together; I enjoyed their little conversations. Of course, this is "CSI", not "CSI:LA", so Brass and Warrick do much more to move the case along than the LAPD.

    Brass' relationship with Ellie, his daughter, is still very strained, and if you're looking for a nice, pat ending wrapped and tied with a bow, you won't find that here. You will find a more realistic ending that is infinitely more satisfying.

    The guest cast was just interesting enough to make me want to see more of them. Captain Kramer and Matt Glaser from the LAPD Crime Lab would be a good start for that"CSI: LA" spinoff.moreless

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  • 10

    A different episode than usual.

    This story focuses on Brass as he helps his daughter find out what happened to her friend. Throughout this plot we also learn more about Brass's personal life.

    By tvchica, Jun 14, 2010

    A lot of people did not like this episode very much, but I absolutely loved it. As much as I love CSI it was nice to have a different pace and this episode was not a filler, but just a nice break in the season. Although it did not include many of the main characters I liked have Brass be the focus and I enjoyed learning about his past. It definately makes me appreciate Brass's character more to see what he has been through and the high morals he has (turning in dirty cops). I hope there are more episodes like this.moreless

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  • 8.7

    Ellie needs Brass's help to find out what happened to her friend

    By lsburton, May 23, 2010

    I dont know, maybe I am on my own with this one but Ellie gets on my last nerves. She acts like a spoiled litte brat all the time and all her father wants to do is help her. Yeah i know he miss out on a big part of her life but I dont think its ever too late to repair a relationship. I did miss Grissom, Cathrine, Nick and Greg. Donna Murphy did an excellent job playing the Los Angelos detective. I think it was time we let Detective Brass steal the spot light for a moment and I think he did a good jobmoreless

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  • 6.7

    An episode without Grissom, Catherine, Greg and Sara.

    By Danny2312, May 23, 2010

    This episode is special because Gil Grissom, Catherine Willows, Greg Sanders and Sara Sidle do not appeared in this episode. This episode is not focus on Las Vegas but in Los Angelos. What is it to do with CSI: Vegas??

    Brass gets a phonecall from his daughter, Ellie, claiming that her prostitue friend went missing. Later on, Warrick Brown join Jim Brass to investigate the disappearance of the girl. While Brass trying to locate the girl, he realize his investigation has been interrupted by a higher power. No forensic in this episode, should this episode in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation?

    Personally, I HATE this episode, hopefully the writers won't do this again.moreless

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  • 8.0

    A whole episode about Jim Brass, without Grissom, Catherine Sara or Greg :/....

    By Leanne_Cooper, Apr 15, 2010

    Despite my first thoughts, this was actually a pretty good episode. It was good to see abit of a more sensitive side to Jim, instead of just the cop side. I liked that it was about his personal life and his "daughter" Ellie (who was last seen in the season two episode Ellie) and told us abit about his life before CSI and about the break-up of his marriage which has been mentioned in previous episodes. However I didn't really like the fact that it didn't have any of the main characters apart from Jim Brass, Warrick Brown and Nick Stokes . I think the writers took a big gamble here as it was far away from the usual CSI and it was abit like marmite you'd love it or you'd hate it. I personally was quite close to loving it and may have done if there was a bit more forensics in it. But Overall I think it was a pretty good episode but could have been better.moreless

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  • 10

    A different episode of CSI

    By moonlightenvy, Jan 09, 2009

    This episode strays from the usual formula of CSI, but for me it was a welcome change. The episode deals with Brass traveling to Hollywood, California to help his estranged daughter find her friend. I thought it was interesting to focus an entire episode on a single character, especially not one of the main CSIs. A series that has lasted as long as CSI (currently in its 9th season) needs different type of episodes to remain refreshing. This episode was sad because you could tell that Brass truly cares for his daughter, but cannot stop her from being so self destructive. One of my favorites!moreless

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  • 9.4

    Teal Redmann steals the spot light as Brass' daughter Ellie. The episode was a great look into Brass' life and really stands strong as a stand alone episode.

    By Digilee228, Sep 22, 2006

    A great filler stand alone episode that really brings us more into the life of Jim Brass. Recasting the character of Ellie allowed for a much more dramatic and emotional rip between the two character.

    Not having the rest of the main cast (except Warrick) gave the sense of Jim being alone and only having old friends and his own tricks to help find the truth.

    My personal favorite episode, and I hope Teal Redmann/Ellie appears more in the newest season (7) and bring more for Jim and let us see more of her character.

    Also great to meet Jim's old friend and get more into his back story.

    Again, Great Episode.moreless

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  • 4.0

    CSI? Not really! Like an episode from a whole different show.

    By Fat_Boy_PT, Sep 13, 2006

    A bad episode, either way you look at it. Only Nick and Warrick appear from “the team” and in only a few scenes. The episode is all about Brass and his prostitute daughter. How anyone thought this plot would be interesting enough to hold an entire episode is beyond me. I like Brass, but not that much! And this whole thing about a bad father trying to make up for his mistakes with his daughter is so old. And if you ask me, she was just a slut. I’m not a fan on “blame it on dad”. Ellie is portrayed in the least sympathetical way. She’s obnoxious, arrogant and a drug addict. All because Brass was a bad father? Give me a break. Her life sucks and she isn’t willing to do anything about it. Why? To get back at Brass? C’mon! Maybe she’s just a lousy human being destined for failure. Getting back to the show, the episode is in Hollywood. Not even in LV. The supporting cast is awful. Talk about bad acting! Even the ending disappoints. It’s abrupt and unsatisfying. One of the worst episode in the whole show.moreless

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  • 8.0

    Episode that revolves around Brass who travels to Hollywood to solve a crime that concerns his daughter.

    By TrishTrash, Mar 05, 2006

    Brass, Warrick and Nick have some work to do but all the other CSIs are nowhere to be seen. This episode takes us - and Brass and Warrick - to Hollywood where Brass has some personal matters to take care of. His daughter is a hooker and that line of work has its risks. With Warrick by his side and Nick just a phone call away he takes to solve yet another intriguing mystery.

    I found this episode a bit disappointing - mostly because of the unfamiliar scene and the lack of familiar characters. It was interesting, though, to get to know more about Brass and I loved the end when he showed a very warm side of himself.moreless

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