CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 12 Episode 5

CSI Down

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 19, 2011 on CBS
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The CSI unit investigates when Frank, an apparent murder victim, sits up and needs help. But in fact, he's not just a victim, he's also a double murderer, and he coolly hijacks the Medevac helicopter taking him to a hospital...

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  • check it out

    8.0
    this episode showed a web url address try typing www.vidpour.com and see where it would bring you
  • Loss of Reality

    4.0
    Ok, let me see if I've got this right. A man is found in the desert with enough damage that he's gone "Frankenstein". He's placed in a Helivac where he flat lines, but is revived. Then, all of a sudden, he fully recovers and takes control?!? Right....
  • There's always a second chance

    9.0
    It was good to learn a little bit about Morgan's background. Her resentment towards her father for not fighting for her is clear, but well, it was nice to see that there is a little heart in Ecklie's tough personality.

    I always complain about the writers making the new member so smart and bright. In this case, Morgan makes a huge mistake and she pays the consequences. She did a good job trying to make the criminal believe she was on his side (and at some point she really was), too bad she didn't have enough support and the whole thing failed.

    I loved Greg's worriness for her. Knowing immediately what the others couldn't see and demanding the suspect for answers. Very passionate. I'm sure he and Morgan will make a great couple, when it comes to partners of course.

    Morgan breaking in the end was very emotional. She just couldn't help it. God, she's only human. Nice scene.moreless
  • CSI Down is an exciting, fast-paced episode with excellent character development although it is let down by the fact that at times it feels rushed and suspends belief.

    7.5
    From the get-go, you can tell this is going to be an unconventional CSI episode. The episode appears to zoom by with a huge amount packed in in just forty-five minutes. However at times it feels a little too rushed, and the not-as-attentive casual viewer may be lost within the first fifteen minutes.

    What I liked most about the episode was the great insight into Morgan, Ecklie and Greg's personality. I got a little put off by Morgan in Maid Man with her slightly aggressive stance but I definitely warmed back to her in this episode where she appeared more natural and human-like. Elisabeth did a fine job throughout the episode. I loved how Ecklie showed a more humane side to him, as someone who has been portrayed as the 'baddie' in the past, it was great to show a kinder side to him. Greg's outburst was interesting, again, it was nice to see a different side to his character and I wonder whether his anger was brought about by his guilt of letting Morgan go in the helicopter or his own supposed personal feelings towards her?

    It's just a shame that the rest of the cast were shoved into the background as a result, I understand everyone can't be incorporated to that scale in every storyline, but when you have Jorja and Marg who are already on limited screentime it seems like a bit of a waste to use them for only 3 minutes.

    What I didn't like about the episode was that the whole situation seemed a little non-realistic, with events happening conveniently to advance the plot. For instance, Frank apparently 'Frankensteining,' the two of them only surviving the crash etc. The CGI copter was awful as well, absolutely horrific which kind of bumped my rating down. It made the show seem somewhat amateur.

    Overall, probably my least favourite episode of Season 12 so far, but by no means terrible. I think it would have worked better as an extended episode but it was still better than the majority of episodes in the past four or five seasons as well.moreless
  • 12x05

    10
    Do you like high octane episodes??? Definitively this is one of those episodes where you are waiting to see how thing are going to be solved after some really bad events occur, this is also another proof of how great season twelfth is going to be, at this point, I´m thinking we are seeing what is going to be consider as the best season in the entire csi story.

    This episode has everything you want to see in an episode, for me this one, "bittersweet" and of course "tell tale hearts" are episodes you won't forget because they show how this tv show has grown up and if you were a csi fan and you decided not to give a last chance to this show in its twelfth season, I invite you to watch some episodes again and you will find how this new season is going to be

    P.D: I´m from venezuela, I´m not an expert writing in english, please forgive my mistakesmoreless
Ted Danson

Ted Danson

D.B. Russell (Seasons 12+)

Marg Helgenberger

Marg Helgenberger

Catherine Willows

George Eads

George Eads

Nick Stokes

Paul Guilfoyle

Paul Guilfoyle

Captain Jim Brass

Jorja Fox

Jorja Fox

Sara Sidle (Seasons 1-8, 11+)

Eric Szmanda

Eric Szmanda

Greg Sanders (Seasons 3+)

Johnny Messner

Johnny Messner

Frank Cafferty

Guest Star

Sinqua Walls

Sinqua Walls

Paramedic Sam Rill

Guest Star

Chris William Martin

Chris William Martin

Pilot Kirk Harmon

Guest Star

Marc Vann

Marc Vann

Conrad Ecklie

Recurring Role

Jon Wellner

Jon Wellner

Henry Andrews

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Conrad became divorced eleven years ago in 2000. Afterwards, his daughter, Morgan who was 14 at the time, moved with her mom to California.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Morgan: I'm not saying I don't like Vegas. I'm just saying L.A. clearly owns it in a number of key categories. Vegas has no heart, no history...
      Greg: No history?
      D.B.: No taxes ought to quiet your complaint.
      Morgan: No ocean.
      Greg: All right, Morgan, I'll give you the ocean.
      Morgan: And the weather, and the Lakers. And the ability to walk down the street without being handed full-frontal business cards.
      Greg: Okay, but if you think L.A. beats Vegas at night, you need professional help.
      Morgan: Oh! You offering your services?

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 19, 2011 on CTV
      Australia: October 26, 2011 on Channel 9
      Sweden: November 28, 2011 on Kanal 5
      Latin America: December 05, 2011 on AXN
      Norway: January 31, 2012 on TVNorge
      Finland: October 3, 2012 on MTV3
      Slovakia: November 12, 2012 on JOJ Plus
      Germany: January 29, 2013 on RTL
      Czech Republic: March 7, 2013 on TV Nova

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