CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 11 Episode 19

Unleashed

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Apr 07, 2011 on CBS
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Langston and Sara investigate the strange case of Iona, a social worker whose own psychological fetish led to her death, while Nick and Brass try to find those responsible for the chilling suicide of a 17 year old girl, a victim of cyber bullying.

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  • A woman in disguise, a suicide of a teenager

    9.5
    WoW! It's a shocking episode! All the episode was good. A woman is found in disguise, but all the evidence and clues leads again to Lady Heather, one of the most controversial characters ever. The all ritual in the mansion with animals and stuff reminds me about one scene of "Eyes Wide Shut", and it was really creepy see humans behaving as animals, but it was an interesting move. The subplot was the best of the episode. The Cyberbullying made by a group of cheerleaders leads to an outcast Girl be bullied all the days, and after dead, she still received hate massages. But after suicided herself, she has a baby in its bowels. I was jumping out of my bed, seeing Nick and Doc saving that baby, i was so excited and it was so cheering when they save the little baby, and i was cheering when they caught that mean girls. Overall, an outstanding episode.moreless
  • good concept, but badly overdone

    6.0
    I think the first story was terrible, and should not have been in it in the first place. It was too weird for words, and probably not something people would ordinary do in real life, but I have heard of several realistic fetishes, so I could quite possibly be wrong.



    The second, however, is something that can happen in real life, parents giving up on their children, isolated pregnancy, and cyber-bullying. The entire segment was sad, and I felt so terrible for the girl. Her father has already died, her mother gives up on her just because she had a disclosed pregnancy, her boyfriend breaks up with her and hurts her, and to make things worse, the poor girl is cyber-bullied by "11 million people", who decide to like the terrible viral video, and send the girl hate messages (though thankfully not all were death threats, still corrupt though). Though, even though the cyber-bullies played a crucial part in her suicide, she was already suicidal.



    I understand cyber-bullying is a crucial matter that unfortunately happens often in reality, horrifyingly caused by children AND adults, but did they really need to exaggerate the "hatred" out of proportion? Along with all of the other trauma, the poor girl has suffered, it was just too much. Though I believe that even though the hate was described as such, I think it was more disgust than anything else, or merely over-exaggerated trolling. I do not think EVERYONE wanted her to kill herself, but (not to sound totally cruel) in a way I am glad she did, that way she would be at peace and not have to worry about any jerk tormenting her, on-line or in person. I think if she and her boyfriend just talked things out, she would have been alright, but unfortunately, she did have anyone to rely on. Her father passed away, her mother rejected her, her boyfriend left her, her classmates tortured her, and to make things all the much worse, she became the laughingstock of the world, she had no possible chance of redemption. Fortunately, not the entire world, but 11 million is a vast number. It is good to see that there were people who did care about her though.



    Overall, I am glad the writers brought up the matter of cyber-bullying, and how serious it can be, though as I already said, they did not need to take it to the extreme (11 million? Seriously writers?), and I did like some scenes. For example, when the girls were publicly arrested, and some of the children (as well as the two men who did speak to one of the staff) did have smiles on their faces (a kid even taped it with his phone), though I think what would have been much more suitable for a punishment was to make the girls make a confessing viral video, which would make them the ones to publicly shame, and a funeral should have occurred, but yeah, the writers did not think of that. I was also touched (almost even cried) when the girl's boyfriend held the baby and gave the baby the girl's name, too touching, it makes me realize maybe the boyfriend did actually care about her all along.moreless
  • Shocked by the return of Lady Heather.

    9.0
    It was great to see Lady heather back after she has been in some of the best episodes of CSI but in this episode the only thing missing was Grissom but it was still good The episode started off really fast with Nick and Doc Robbins delivering a baby from a girl who killed herself The reason for her killing herself was because of cyber bullying but you can't arrest millions of viewers but Nick made sure they arrested the people responsible for uploading the videos I liked the end part where Langston and Lady Heather was talking about Langston's dark side and how Langston might react to Nate Haskell if he triggers his dark side.moreless
  • This episode started out really interesting, but the rest of the episode was not as exciting, and the end was downright nonsense.

    5.5
    This episode started out really interesting - a woman being mauled by a mountain lion and a full-term baby being delivered from a dead mother's body. The scene of the baby's delivery was especially moving. But the rest of the episode was not as exciting, and the end was downright nonsense. Offensive, even. Are we supposed to believe the real reason the poor girl decided to take her boyfriend's belt and kill herself was because of the bullying and not because of the fact her boyfriend had just grabbed her, told her he had changed his mind and she should give up the child for adoption, and then walked out on them, in order not to lose a scholarship? The bullying may have played its part, but it was not the final catalyst that caused that pregnant girl to kill herself and her unborn child. As long as she believed she had a future with her boyfriend and their child, she did not allow herself being affected by the bullying - but when he walked out on them, she gave up. At the end, the cheerleaders were arrested, but the lousy father walked free and holding a child he had walked out on and whose mother's death he had inadvertedly caused.moreless
  • Bullying, a real problem

    9.5
    I appreciate that the writers addressed the bullying theme because it's a problem that involves many people.



    Technology is very useful and it sure has made our hectic lives much more practical, but when other people, in this case teenagers, find a different use, that's when we have a problem.



    Nick and Ecklie's conversation in the end it's true but, no one should blame work for the lack of attention, love, care, support and dedication their kids need. Parents should find a way to spend time with them despite their own problems, care about their children's lives and be strict at the same time. It's easy to blame it on our jobs. Yes, we have jobs and we have responsibilities. But a kid is also a responsibility and a big one. And that goes for both situations here: the bullies and the girl being bullied.



    Poor girl... I can only know how she felt. And she took the easiest way out. I'm always going to say what a good job the writers have done with Nick's character. He's professional but he's not completely detached from the victims and their families. Besides, him always pursuing better opportunities makes me want to hire him for being so proactive and ambitious.moreless
Brooke Anne Smith

Brooke Anne Smith

Maria

Guest Star

Tony Curran

Tony Curran

Dr, Tyrell Neth

Guest Star

Abby Brammell

Abby Brammell

Debra

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Melinda Clarke

Melinda Clarke

Dr. Heather Kessler

Recurring Role

Marc Vann

Marc Vann

Conrad Ecklie

Recurring Role

Archie Kao

Archie Kao

Archie Johnson

Recurring Role

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