CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 1 Episode 7

Blood Drops

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Nov 17, 2000 on CBS



  • Allusions

    • When Sara and Grissom are inspecting the house, Sara asks Grissom if he thinks this is a cult, like the Manson killings. Charles Manson had a "hippie" cult following where they killed several people, notably the first being Sharon Tate, filmmaker Roman Polanski's wife. One of the killers (Susan Atkins) is quoted as saying "Because we wanted to do a crime that would shock the world, that the world would have to stand up and take notice."

      In the beginning when the teenage daughter is running from the house screaming frantically for help- it is akin to the reaction of Tate's housekeeper, who upon finding the scene of the house, ran around the neighborhood screaming.