CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 6 Episode 11

Werewolves

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Jan 05, 2006 on CBS
8.7
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The CSI team investigates the murder of a man suffering from a congenital hypertrichosis, causing him to grow excessive body hair. Elements of the case suggest a connection with a belief in werewolves. The case leads to the victim's sister, who suffers from the same disease. Because of her condition, she'd been hiding from the world, but it turns out that she's hiding facts that are vital to solving the case.moreless

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  • Showcasing an obvious crime with an obvious solution, this episode is saved by the sensible treatment of the prejudice involving deforming genetic diseases.

    6.0
    The episode shines in the sensible treatment of the prejudice involving people with a deforming genetic disease. But there isn\'t much more in this episode. The single crime case, a murder is easily solved and many of the regular characters appear to not having anything else to do. Forensic evidence is quite obvious and the mystery is solved based in testimonial account, not mentioning the old CSI problem in insisting that crime scence investigators and not detectives lead the interrogations. Finally, there is hardly any character development. It was one of the most disapointing episodes of this usually great series.moreless
  • 6x11

    10
    this episode was one of the most interesting episodes in the entire show at least for me, I loved the scenes between katherine and that hairy woman, it was very touching and i think that this episode drives you in a different way with a different plot where the most interesting thing is not to find the killer but meet that woman and know why is she so afraid of life, definitively this is one of my favorite episodes in the entire franchise, it was incredible.



    P.D: I´m from venezuela, I´m not an expert writing in English, please forgive my mistakesmoreless
  • Human with a lot of hairs...

    9.5
    In the beginning of this episode, we see a woman inside a phonebooth, making a phone call to the police regarding a murder case. Later on, the police came and they started to investigate the murder of a man who has excessive body hair. Creative!! Later on, Catherine found the victim's sister, also suffer from the same disease, hiding inside the house and also from the world. Good episode. You know, CSI is getting better and better, the plot, the directing, the acting are improving, and I'm pretty sure it will become the most popular tv drama in the US history.moreless
  • wow that dude and chick are very hairy!!!

    9.2
    So there is this really hairy guy gets shot. His sister is like a werewolf though like on the face and stuff. The brother gets killed because he was engaged and her brother killed him.....get this with a silver bullet! So the sister is freaked out so she just hides out then catherine finds her and then sees how much hariy she is. Me and my friend were thinking dont you think that you would wax that hair off well at lest i would then he wouldnt of had that problem! so he ends up dead the sisters alive and dhe finally meets her mom.....i think!moreless
  • The CSI team investigates the murder of a man suffering from a congenital hypertrichosis, causing him to grow excessive body hair which makes him look like a werewolf.

    10
    I loved this episode - most notably the acting and the writing. I especially love that it showed the softer side of Catherine Willows (Marg Helgenberger). At the end, I thought that perhaps the fiance of Hayden, Michelle, would be the one walking up to Allison home - revealing that Hayden had actually told her about Allison, thus revealing that Michelle knew about Allison and had promised Hayden she would keep Allison a secret. When Allison realizes that Michelle never told the police about her, she accepts here and the episode ends with Michelle and Allison hugging, bonded by their love for Hayden.moreless
Erik Palladino

Erik Palladino

Dan Nobler

Guest Star

Chaney Kley

Chaney Kley

Brent Martin

Guest Star

William Allen Young

William Allen Young

Duane McWane

Guest Star

Archie Kao

Archie Kao

Archie Johnson

Recurring Role

David Berman

David Berman

David Phillips

Recurring Role

Wallace Langham

Wallace Langham

David Hodges

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • The picture of the Werewolf, Grissom is looking at in his office is the picture used on the Wikipedia website in the article about werewolves and the words used by Grissom explaining the werewolf seems to be taken from the same article.

    • Goof: During Dan's interrogation, his lawyer refers to a Brent Moyer admitting to breaking the glass. The character's name is Brent Martin, not Brent Moyer

    • Goof: During the phone call, you can see it raining. Although I doubt that they've taken this into account but, if it rained that night, the finger print on the rock that was outside would have been washed away by the rain, and the roof doesn't look like it extended far enough out to cover the rock.

    • There's a full moon that can be seen in the sky when they show the shot of the house for the first time.

    • Nitpick: There is no way that a fingerprint would have surfaced that dark on such a porous item as the rock.

    • The Fatal Bullet:

      Nick identifies the fatal bullet as being made of silver. The idea that a silver bullet is one sure way of killing a werewolf is more of an invention of modern literature than part of folklore and tradition.

      Hypertrichosis, the condition Grissom mentions, is just a medical term for excessive body and facial hair growth.

  • QUOTES (12)

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Hodges: And I thought Robin Williams had hairy arms.

      Standup comedian Robin Williams has done several bits regarding his excessive body hair.

    • When Sara was inspecting the house, one of the walls was covered with butterfly paraphernalia. This may have been something taken from the Season 4 episode "Butterflied" in which Grissom stated to Dr. Lurie how he couldn't give up all that he's worked for to be with the girl (namely Sara) that had given him the chance to live his life again.

    • In the scene where the body of Hayden is about to be autopsied, three lab techs come to look at his body. Hodges says "It's not every day you get Chaka on a slab." Hodges later comments on he's going to get cranky if David comes in to see a sleestak in his lab. "Chaka" and "Sleestak" are allusions to characters in the popular Sid & Marty Kroft television series "Land of the Lost."

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