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In honor of the ‘CSI’ series finale on Sept. 27, we look back at 15 of the drama’s most memorable episodes.
Posted on September 24, 2015 at 7:14pm EDT
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The drama’s first-ever snap zoom shot features Gil Grissom (William Petersen) holding up a maggot.
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Gil assigns the whole team to a crime scene involving the death of a father, mother and their two sons while Sara (Jorja Fox) is tasked with comforting Brenda, one of the young survivors.
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Love is in the air as Sara touches Gil’s cheek for the first time.
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Catherine receives a call from her daughter Lindsay, who is stuck alone in a submerged car.
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Gil goes to a furry convention to investigate the death of man wearing a raccoon costume.
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A crime involving a victim who was cut into pieces and left in a garbage bin prompts Gil to question whether CSI is the life he really wants (and if he’s meant to be with Sara).
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Nick (George Eads) is buried alive in a coffin in this two-parter directed by Quentin Tarantino.
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Gil shares his feelings about Sara – who looks to be the next victim of the miniature killer – to the team.
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Sara returns for her colleague’s funeral.
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Grissom leaves CSI to go to Costa Rica to be with Sara.
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Greg (Eric Szmanda) falls for a woman who may be connected to a string of murders by a killer who zapped them with an electric chair.
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Catherine (Marg Helgenberger) leaves CSI for the FBI.
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A love that wasn’t meant to be – or was it? For now, no: Gil and Sara separate.
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The last episode for Capt. Brass (Paul Guilfoyle), whose daughter becomes hospitalized after suffering an overdose.
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Nick decides to move on, and its the last time we see Julie Finlay (Elisabeth Shue).