CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 9 Episode 21

If I Had A Hammer...

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Apr 23, 2009 on CBS

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  • Catherine is forced to look into one of her first cases. A man Catherine helped put away for life for first degree murder in 1991 demands a new trial claiming that the evidence collected in the case was unlawful.

    For reasons unknown, I was unable to choose a classification for this episode. If I could that classification would be "exactly why I watch this series." Everything about this episode worked. From the acting, to the writing, to the compelling storyline, things worked well to create a very good episode. Another positive thing is how this episode took an old plot device (An incarcerated man swearing he is innocent.)and took it in a new direction. One final positive note is how well the team stood behind Catherine and worked together to prove she had it right the first time. Terrific.