CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season 11)

The eleventh season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation premiered on CBS on September 23, 2010 and ended May 12, 2011. The season stars Marg Helgenberger and Laurence Fishburne.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Season 11
Season 11 U.S. DVD cover
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes22
Original networkCBS
Original releaseSeptember 23, 2010 (2010-09-23) –
May 12, 2011 (2011-05-12)
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List of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes


Langston fights for his life ("Shockwaves") as Catherine meets a man from her past ("Pool Shark"), in the eleventh season of CSI. Willows and her team face both personal and professional demons this season, as they investigate cases including a decapitation ("Blood Moon"), the knife attack of a Vegas icon ("Sqweegel"), a woman with a hoarding condition ("House of Hoarders"), a T-Rex attack ("Cold Blooded"), a human shredding ("Bump & Grind"), a death connected to fracking ("Fracked"), a murder committed by a cat and a parrot ("Wild Life"), a body in a bin ("Man Up"), and the death of an FBI Agent ("418/427"). Meanwhile, Greg tries to romance a burlesque dancer ("A Kiss Before Frying"), Sara comes face-to-face with her mother-in-law ("The Two Mrs. Grissoms"), Ray's wife comes to Vegas ("All That Cremains"), Nick is forced to shoot and kill a suspect ("Targets of Obsession"), Sofia returns to the CSI team ("Father of the Bride"), and Catherine loses control of her team in Los Angeles ("Cello and Goodbye").




Guest starsEdit


Liz Vassey departs the cast in episode two of the season, while Jorja Fox rejoins the regular cast in the season premiere. Laurence Fishburne departs at the season's end. Former cast members William Petersen and Louise Lombard guest star. Elisabeth Harnois makes her series debut.


No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
2301"Shockwaves"Alec SmightDavid Weddle & Bradley ThompsonSeptember 23, 2010 (2010-09-23)14.69[1]
Ray Langston fights for his life after being stabbed by psychopath Nate Haskell, and the other CSIs try to catch an anti-government bomber who is responsible for a series of explosions at a funeral that they attended.
2312"Pool Shark"Michael NankinDustin Lee AbrahamSeptember 30, 2010 (2010-09-30)13.41[2]
A woman is attacked by a shark at the Golden Nugget Casino pool. The main suspect is the owner of the rival casino. Also, a scuba diver is found dead in a shark aquarium.
2323"Blood Moon"Brad TanenbaumTreena Hancock & Melissa R. ByerOctober 7, 2010 (2010-10-07)12.50[3]
A convention of vampires and werewolves is featured. A member of the Vampire Cult is decapitated and the CSIs plunge into a world of creeds and a legendary rivalry between these mythological creatures.
2334"Sqweegel"Jeffrey HuntTeleplay by: Anthony E. Zuiker & Carol Mendelsohn
Story by: Anthony E. Zuiker & Duane Swierczynski
October 14, 2010 (2010-10-14)14.45[4]
Sqweegel is the forensic-proof serial killer from the first Level 26 novel, Dark Origins (by CSI creator Anthony E. Zuiker), who kills people who have secrets and tries to get them to confess to something they have done in order to stay alive. Although the final attack is averted, Sqweegel escapes and the case remains unsolved.
2345"House of Hoarders"Alec SmightChristopher BarbourOctober 21, 2010 (2010-10-21)14.96[5]
In this episode, the CSIs visit a hoarder's house, where they find more than one body.
2356"Cold Blooded"Louis Shaw MilitoTom MularzOctober 28, 2010 (2010-10-28)14.27[6]
A body of a college student is found in the desert and appears to have been punctured by dinosaur teeth, meanwhile the shooting of a business man leads the CSIs to two teen murders that happened five years ago. The CSIs visit the touring Walking With Dinosaurs Live production and find blood on the teeth of the animatronic T-rex.
2367"Bump & Grind"Michael NankinDon McGillNovember 4, 2010 (2010-11-04)13.96[7]
The CSIs try put a body back together, after it is literally shredded.
2378"Fracked"Martha CoolidgeBradley Thompson & David WeddleNovember 11, 2010 (2010-11-11)12.99[8]
The CSIs investigate after several sources for a newspaper article of illegal natural gas dumping are found dead. The murderer is found dead, a victim of a hit and run, and they are unable to find who did it, leaving the case unsolved.
2389"Wild Life"Charles HaidMelissa R. Byer & Treena HancockNovember 18, 2010 (2010-11-18)14.15[9]
The sky is falling, or at least people are. Ray, Catherine, and Nick try to figure out if it was murder or suicide when a man is found dead after falling from a hotel. Across town, Sara and Greg investigate a case where an elderly woman falls through her table and her husband dead in the shower. The only two witnesses to the crime are an uncooperative cat and a parrot who pleads the Fifth.
23910"418/427"Frank WaldeckMichael Frost BecknerDecember 9, 2010 (2010-12-09)13.17[10]
The wife of an FBI agent is murdered. The FBI agent had been chasing a serial pedophile, who is suspected of kidnapping the agent's children.
24011"Man Up"Alec SmightMichael F.X. DaleyJanuary 6, 2011 (2011-01-06)14.22[11]
A prostitute is found dead at the same site where a staged photo of the same dead person was taken and posted on a website days earlier, and Hodges theorizes that the parts on his new motorbike were in a fatal accident.
24112"A Kiss Before Frying"Brad TanenbaumEvan DunskyJanuary 20, 2011 (2011-01-20)14.34[12]
While the team searches for a killer who is killing his victims with an electric chair, Greg falls for a classic film noir "femme fatale" who may be connected to the case.
24213"The Two Mrs. Grissoms"Steven FelderTeleplay by: Treena Hancock & Melissa R. Byer
Story by: Christopher Barbour
February 3, 2011 (2011-02-03)13.98[13]
A night full of celebration ends with a bang when the director of a scholarship foundation for the deaf is killed by a deadly car bomb, prompting Sara to interrogate the students and faculty of the college where her mother-in-law works.
24314"All That Cremains"Jeffrey HuntDustin Lee AbrahamFebruary 10, 2011 (2011-02-10)12.64[14]
The Crime Scene crew investigates the gruesome murder of a high-powered, widowed lawyer, while Ray faces that it is time to move on from his old life when his wife comes to Vegas.
24415"Targets of Obsession"Alec SmightDavid Weddle & Bradley ThompsonFebruary 17, 2011 (2011-02-17)13.29[15]
While Langston testifies against Nate Haskell (Irwin), Nick is warned that he is in danger, but cannot tell him who or why without putting himself in even more danger. The team gets trapped in a rigged warehouse, and the bomb is disarmed. However a secondary bomb goes off. Realizing it was set by Jason McCann (Justin Bieber), they set up a road block for his escaping vehicle. In the stand-off that ensues, McCann is killed while during the trial, Nate Haskell escapes from prison.
24516"Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead"Paul McCraneTom MularzFebruary 24, 2011 (2011-02-24)12.41[16]
The CSIs must deal with two bodies which are not dead after all.
24617"The List"Louis Shaw MilitoRichard CatalaniMarch 10, 2011 (2011-03-10)13.39[17]
The team investigates the prison murder of a cop, Vance, who was incarcerated for murdering his wife, but believed he was framed.
24718"Hitting for the Cycle"Alec SmightDaniel Steck & Richard CatalaniMarch 31, 2011 (2011-03-31)12.76[18]
For the CSIs, "the cycle" consists of a homicide, a suicide, an accidental death, and a death by natural causes in a single shift. When the first three happen, the CSIs compete to complete the cycle by finding a death by natural causes. They must also deal with an obnoxious new employee from Los Angeles.
24819"Unleashed"Brad TanenbaumEd Whitmore & Anthony E. ZuikerApril 7, 2011 (2011-04-07)13.06[19]
Ray and Sara visit Grissom's friend, "Lady Heather", to solve a strange case involving a woman who is mauled to death by a mountain lion; Meanwhile, Nick and Brass investigate the suicide of a 17-year-old pregnant woman who was a victim of severe cyberbullying.
24920"Father of the Bride"Frank WaldeckEvan DunskyApril 28, 2011 (2011-04-28)10.84[20]
As the notorious Nate Haskell (Irwin) sends a threatening video to the father of one of his brides threatening to kill her, the CSI team must catch him. Sofia Curtis returns to help out, as she is now the Deputy Chief.
25021"Cello and Goodbye"Alec SmightChristopher Barbour & Don McGillMay 5, 2011 (2011-05-05)10.67[21]
While the LV CSI continues to search for Haskell (Irwin), Ray's ex-wife (Tracee Ellis Ross) is kidnapped and Haskell leaves a message written in blood drawing the team to Los Angeles.
25122"In a Dark, Dark House"Jeffrey HuntTom MularzMay 12, 2011 (2011-05-12)11.77[22]
Ray has tracked Haskell (Irwin) back to his childhood house and now squares off against the notorious "Dick & Jane" Killer. Desperate to save his ex-wife (Ross) before it is too late, Ray prepares to settle his score with Haskell once-and-for-all.

U.S. Nielsen RatingsEdit

Ep. # Episode title Air date Rating Share 18–49 Viewers
1 Shockwaves (Part 3) September 23, 2010 9.0 14 3.4/9 14.69 million[1]
2 Pool Shark September 30, 2010 8.3 13 3.1/8 13.41 million[2]
3 Blood Moon October 7, 2010 7.8 12 2.7/7 12.50 million[3]
4 Sqweegel October 14, 2010 8.9 14 3.1/8 14.45 million[4]
5 House of Hoarders October 21, 2010 9.0 14 3.4/9 14.96 million[5]
6 Cold Blooded October 28, 2010 8.5 14 3.3/9 14.27 million[6]
7 Bump & Grind November 4, 2010 8.6 14 3.3/9 13.96 million[7]
8 Fracked November 11, 2010 8.1 13 2.8/8 12.99 million[8]
9 Wild Life November 18, 2010 8.5 14 3.1/8 14.15 million[9]
10 418/427 December 9, 2010 7.9 13 3.0/8 13.17 million[10]
11 Man Up January 6, 2011 8.6 14 3.3/9 14.22 million[11]
12 A Kiss Before Frying January 20, 2011 8.5 13 3.1/8 14.34 million[12]
13 The Two Mrs. Grissoms February 3, 2011 8.4 13 3.0/8 13.98 million[13]
14 All That Cremains February 10, 2011 7.8 12 2.8/7 12.64 million[14]
15 Targets of Obsession February 17, 2011 8.1 13 2.9/8 13.29 million[15]
16 Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead February 24, 2011 7.6 12 2.7/7 12.41 million[16]
17 The List March 10, 2011 8.4 14 3.0/9 13.39 million[17]
18 Hitting for the Cycle March 31, 2011 7.9 12 2.9/8 12.76 million[18]
19 Unleashed April 7, 2011 8.2 13 2.9/8 13.06 million[19]
20 Father of the Bride (Part 1) April 28, 2011 6.8 10 2.4/6 10.84 million[20]
21 Cello and Goodbye (Part 2) May 5, 2011 6.7 11 2.3/6 10.67 million[21]
22 In a Dark, Dark House (Part 3) May 12, 2011 7.2 11 2.6/7 11.77 million[22]


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