CSI: 15 best moments
The drama’s first-ever snap zoom shot features Gil Grissom (William Petersen) holding up a maggot.
"Blood Drops" (season 1, episode 7)
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.
"Scuba Doobie-Doo" (Season 2, episode 5)
Love is in the air as Sara touches Gil’s cheek for the first time.
"Lady Heather’s Box" (Season 3, episode 15)
Catherine receives a call from her daughter Lindsay, who is stuck alone in a submerged car.
“Fur and Loathing” (Season 4, episode 5)
Gil goes to a furry convention to investigate the death of man wearing a raccoon costume.
“Butterflied” (Season 4, episode 12)
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).
“Grave Danger” (Season 5, episode 24)
Nick (George Eads) is buried alive in a coffin in this two-parter directed by Quentin Tarantino.
“Living Doll” (Season 7, episode 24)
Gil shares his feelings about Sara – who looks to be the next victim of the miniature killer – to the team.
"For Warrick” (Season 9, episode 901)
Sara returns for her colleague’s funeral.
“One to Go” (Season 9, episode 10)
Grissom leaves CSI to go to Costa Rica to be with Sara.
“A Kiss Before Frying” (Season 11, episode 12)
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.
“Willows in the Wind” (Season 12, episode 12)
Catherine (Marg Helgenberger) leaves CSI for the FBI.
“Forget Me Not” (Season 13, episode 15)
A love that wasn’t meant to be – or was it? For now, no: Gil and Sara separate.
“Dead in his Tracks” (Season 14, episode 22)
The last episode for Capt. Brass (Paul Guilfoyle), whose daughter becomes hospitalized after suffering an overdose.
“The End Game” (Season 15, episode 18)
Nick decides to move on, and its the last time we see Julie Finlay (Elisabeth Shue).