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The Accused Is Entitled 

Hollywood sex symbol Tom Haviland admits having had sex with a girl who is found in the same casino hotel, throat fatally pierced with a corkscrew. As he failed to clean up, the team ... See full summary »


Kenneth Fink


Anthony E. Zuiker (created by), Ann Donahue | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
William Petersen ... Gil Grissom
Marg Helgenberger ... Catherine Willows
Gary Dourdan ... Warrick Brown
George Eads ... Nick Stokes
Jorja Fox ... Sara Sidle
Eric Szmanda ... Greg Sanders
Robert David Hall ... Al Robbins
Paul Guilfoyle ... Jim Brass
Chad Michael Murray ... Tom Haviland
Christopher Wiehl ... Hank Peddigrew
Michael B. Silver ... Prosecutor for CSI
Michael Ensign ... Judge Peter Croft
Marta Martin ... Suzi Bergh
David Purdham ... Ray-Ray Varney's Lawyer
Lindsay Frost ... Atty. Marjorie Westcott


Hollywood sex symbol Tom Haviland admits having had sex with a girl who is found in the same casino hotel, throat fatally pierced with a corkscrew. As he failed to clean up, the team quickly gathers enough evidence for a murder charge. His top lawyer chooses to demand a near-instant trial, leaving CSI almost no time to work out the part of Tom's buddy and a second victim, actually the first murder. Meanwhile Grissom's mentor and predecessor, Dr. Phillip Gerard, uses all his forensic expertise to question every move they make and discredit team members. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

3 October 2002 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The Wallflowers are performing in the opening scene. See more »


The character credited as "Ray-Ray Varney" is called "Raymond Lester" by Brass at the beginning of the episode, and "Ray" during the rest of the episode. See more »


Greg Sanders: Psst, Grissom.
Greg Sanders: We got a development. I went over those swatches that Sara gave me from the bed sheet.
Gil Grissom: Are you whispering?
Greg Sanders: I don't want that Gerard guy to hear me.
Gil Grissom: Well, he's not here, so stop it.
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Flight 643
Performed by DJ Tiesto
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perfect TV, flawless
31 January 2016 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

OK, because this series has been running since Noah first started his ark, and because of the cast changes, let's be clear — this is the third season of the show, 2002, with the original cast.

Now, there is the thing.

This was ALREADY a top-rated hit show. The producers were doing just fine and had no need to mix it up. But they did anyway. This is one of the many episodes which veers off in a new direction and takes the viewer along for the ride.

The idea of Grissom's team under attack by his old mentor. They notion that they must beat all the dirty tricks. And the slam-bang ending are ... brilliant.

One of the best hours of TV ever filmed. Recommended

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