CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 1, Episode 5

Friends & Lovers (3 Nov. 2000)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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A young man is found naked and dead in the desert.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Connell ...
Bobby Taylor
Kate Armstrong
Ethan (as Jeff Parise)
Timothy Landfield ...
Dean Vernon Woods


A young man is found naked and dead in the desert, while a lady is found in the trash after she was laid to rest. Also, the Dean of a Charter School is found beaten to death. Written by Anonymous

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3 November 2000 (USA)  »

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First episode to include David Berman as David Phillips, though uncredited and unnamed. See more »


Before the opening credits, after Warrick asks Grissom, "How do you think he died?" the dead body's mouth moves. See more »


Gil Grissom: Teenage wasteland.
Warrick Brown: Who?
Gil Grissom: Yeah!
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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »


Who Are You
by Pete Townshend
Performed by The Who
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1 February 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This episode is one of the best CSI episodes that i have watched (and i have watched loads). I cried when the CSI team solved the mystery of who killed the boy in the desert. It was so unexpected, and it has a brilliant twist to it. Iv recorded it so i can watch it over again, but for those of u who haven't, i don't think that it will on TV any time soon cos a new series has just started. My advice is to buy the DVD box set for that particular season, cos its well worth it, you wont be disappointed. This is one of the episodes where Grissom gets emotionally involved, cos he doesn't want to arrest the person, but he knows that he has to cos its his job, Awwwwww I'm gonna set myself off again =( (totally worth watching peeps)

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