The Strip Strangler

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  • 9.5

    CSI first season finale

    By 7dixob, Aug 25, 2012

    This was the first season finale and it was a brilliant way to end the season when the CSI's find themselves chasing a serial killer that leaves no evidence and has a good knowledge of forensics.Grissom gets worried about the case when Sara volunteers to help the FBI.The episode turned out to be really good and proves to be a dangerous case for the CSI's and was one of the best of the season.

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  • 9.1

    This was a really well written episode and a great way to end the season. Classic Gris always in control. Sara learned a lesson that she should trust Gris more as he knows what he is doing. GSR chemistry growing

    By fio14, Aug 02, 2008

    Sara is my fav character by far and her personality really shows in this episode; strong fiesty tough wants to be in control. Gris is worried about her so much and it is classic gsr. From now on whenever a security guard asks to help out in a case, viewers should expect something to happen. I love the whole csi team, they are so close. Catherine knew exactly where Gris was going to be and saved the day by shooting Goggle. Stupid FBI taking credit for Grissom's work. I never liked that culpepper guy!! All in all it was a great episode and a great end to the 1st seasonmoreless

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  • 9.2

    I liked this ep it was good. sara says yes to being a decoy in a fbi thing!

    By sid1157, Sep 23, 2007

    Ok this dude kept killing all of these women and he was really clean about it. They were coming to all of these dead ends so they called in the FBI. Sara said yes to being a decoy and that upset grissom. I was sitting at the edge of my seat because i didnt want sara to get hurt. When she said yes to being a decoy i was like are you stupid no dont do that Grissom will be angery! Yeah he wasnt happy. In the end grissom got attacked and catherine shot the guy not a good ending but hey.moreless

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  • 9.8

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    By Andrew0000, Mar 30, 2007

    What A great way to end the series! An amazingly intense stoyline and a really good cast! The FBI on this episode are really annoying opposed to the show 'Criminal Minds' where the FBI are the main characters and have a really good effect. Anyway back to CSI ... A great conclusion and can't wait to watch series 2! What A great way to end the series! An amazingly intense stoyline and a really good cast! The FBI on this episode are really annoying opposed to the show 'Criminal Minds' where the FBI are the main characters and have a really good effect. Anyway back to CSI ... A great conclusion and can't wait to watch series 2!moreless

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  • 9.8

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    By Andrew0000, Mar 30, 2007

    What A great way to end the series! An amazingly intense stoyline and a really good cast! The FBI on this episode are really annoying opposed to the show 'Criminal Minds' where the FBI are the main characters and have a really good effect. Anyway back to CSI ... A great conclusion and can't wait to watch series 2! What A great way to end the series! An amazingly intense stoyline and a really good cast! The FBI on this episode are really annoying opposed to the show 'Criminal Minds' where the FBI are the main characters and have a really good effect. Anyway back to CSI ... A great conclusion and can't wait to watch series 2!moreless

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  • 9.5

    I was frustrated at points but I like this episode a lot...

    By grissomsidle, Mar 28, 2007

    What frustrated me was the sheriff and the FBI people. Specifically Agent Culpepper, I mean he thought he was all that because he was FBI, whatever. He nor the Sheriff would listen to Grissom who was clearly right. I loved though how faithful and loyal the team was to him in this episode when Grissom got pulled off the case. That frustrated me too (you know Grissom being pulled off the case). Of course Grissom, Catherine, Sara, Warrick, Nick along with some help from Greg still managed to solve case correctly but that's because they are smart and followed the evidence. They always do. I think for the first season finale it was a nice way to show how bonded or loyal the team already is to Grissom. It's hard watching when Sara comes back to the evidence room I think and Grissom says stuff to her and her back to him because they are in conflict, which is usually hard to watch. I liked when Grissom put his hand on the small of Sara's back and guided her out of the store(it was an interesting moment.) Overall, as I have expressed I really enjoyed this episode.moreless

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  • 10

    A serial killer, the FBI, Sara offering herself as bait.

    By GrissomLover, Jan 12, 2007

    This quite possibly is one of the best CSI episodes in the series. In this episode we get the first look into exactly how much Grissom cares for Sara and how far he is willing to go to protect his team. We also see Grissom's house for the first time too. The strain between Grissom and the FBI is great and it shows just how sometimes patience is the best way to solve a case. Sara is willing to give herself as bait to bring in the serial killer. Grissom is not willing to not only give up his CSI but he shows how he cares for Sara by telling her that he won't allow it and when Sara ultimately acts as bait, Grissom is right there along side the FBI watching over her.



    Grissom is so involved in the case that he is suspended by the Sheriff. The team however gets together and meets with Grissom at his town house and works with him through the case.



    The ending of the show is what was so nerve wracking. When Grissom goes to the killer's house and confronts the killer, the intensity is almost too much to bare. Rarely do you ever see Grissom or any other CSI for that matter go to a suspected criminal house. When Grissom is talking to Syd Goggle, it is intense with the fight between the two, Grissom getting knocked down with a shovel and then Catherine coming in and killing Syd before he has a chance to kill Grissom. It was nerve wracking because I absolutely love Grissom and I would have been mortified if Grissom was killed in the first season!moreless

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  • 9.1

    Great Way to end the season

    By Malora, Jul 31, 2006

    The Strip Strangler has to be one of the most creepifying cases in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation to date. But it's also one of the best. It shows the problems when dealing with Serial Killers, how tensions run high, people jump to conclusions and how people are willing to risk their lives to end the merry go round.



    It also highlights the long running TV joke that all American agencies are out for themselves. This seems somewhat tragic but very human, as every agency wants to get a bigger budget.



    When Grissom tells the journalist that they haven't caught the Strip Strangler I couldn't help but feel it was the right thing to do although there are probably more delicate ways of putting it.



    Saras willingness to put herself in the line off fire seems to have dual motives: To catch the killer and to get the notice of Grissom.



    When the CSI's rally around Grissom it shows that teamwork means something and that they are willing to accept all the help they can get. It also puts the FBI in a slightly bad light with Culpepper's taking all the credit.



    One of CSI's best Episodes.moreless

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  • 9.2

    A serial killer is on the lose and CSI must work with the FBI.

    By porky19, Jun 30, 2006

    This isn\'t an episode I think of a lot, but after watching it again, perhaps with new eyes, I see why this episode is good in so many ways.

    The whole team seems to be slowly turning on Grissom. Sarah wants to put herself up as bait for the FBI operation and even Grissom is completely against it, but it goes ahead anyway. Catherine is being promoted by the sherriff because of politics. Even Brass, although he agrees using Sarah as bait is a bad idea, thinks the FBI can be useful, so not to alienate them.

    Once Grissom is taken off the case, the team rallies around him to solve the crimes.

    This marks an incident where Grissom is put in danger and Catherine has to come to his rescue.

    At the end, they are eating breakfast, and are back to the happy family they always were, joking about who is paying and who is eating what.moreless

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