CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 5 Episode 11

Who Shot Sherlock?

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Jan 06, 2005 on CBS
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  • The Sherlock Holmes of a Sherlock Holmes club gets murdered. Greg passes his final proficiency, and Catherine gets needled by the perpetually politically minded Ecklie. Warrick and Nick investigate a guy who crashed his Jeep into a tree and died.

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    The Sherlock Holmes of a Sherlock Holmes club gets murdered. Greg passes his final proficiency, and Catherine gets needled by the perpetually politically minded Ecklie. Warrick and Nick investigate a guy who crashed his Jeep into a tree and died.

    Grissom, Sara and Greg go to the home of a wannabe Sherlock Holmes, who has been shot. The rest of the Sherlock Holmes club people arrive, all with fake British accents, but one, who is actually English. At first Grissom, Sara, and Greg figure that Watson (in the club) was the killer based on blood evidence, but Greg returns to the crime scene and discovers that it's actually a suicide made to look like a murder. THEN Grissom realizes there's something wrong, because Conan Doyle's Holmes used cocaine, not morphine, which was found in a syringe near the fake Sherlock. In the end, we find out that Sherlock's death was a murder made to look like a suicide made to look like a murder. Irene Adler (in the club) was the actual killer. When Brass asks why she had to frame Watson, she says (in her British accent): "Mr. Holmes would have wanted his death to be a perfect puzzle. A mystery, worthy of the master."

    Nick and Warrick get a guy who drove his Jeep into a tree. They suspect foul play but can't find any evidence to support any theory. The driver was high, so Ecklie tells Nick and Warrick that's why he crashed into a tree. Nick and Warrick can't let it go though, and they conduct an experiment on a gel dummy while Catherine watches. They stipulate that the driver was electrocuted, but the dummy isn't lighting up. All three stare for a while, until-"He's naked." So they dress up the dummy, and this time it works. We find out that the Jeep driver got electrocuted by a protruding power line.

    Nick tells Greg that Grissom wants to see him in his office, and Greg is nervous, thinking that he bombed his profiency by closing the case before the morphine discovery. When he enters the office, we see "Grissom" sitting with his back to the door. "Grissom" is actually a gel dummy, which swings around to reveal a large sign: "YOU PASSED!" Everyone comes in to congratulate Greg (even ECKLIE, of all people!) and they all clink glasses and have champagne, ignoring Ecklie who tells them to get back to work.

    I thought this episode was one of the best in Season 5. The Sherlock Holmes club member death was a twist from the usual cases, and I loved the use of the gel dummies. Plus I was just plain happy to see Greg pass his field test.
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