The sheriff of desolate town Jackpot calls in CSI for assistance after a severed head is found. The sheriff proves rather more cynical than helpful towards Grissom, unlike the ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Stokes (credit only)
Sara Sidle (credit only)
Dr. Dale Sterling
Leland Brooks
Eric Brooks
Doris, the Waitress
Marty Cooperman


The sheriff of desolate town Jackpot calls in CSI for assistance after a severed head is found. The sheriff proves rather more cynical than helpful towards Grissom, unlike the veterinarian-coroner. The rest of the corpse is found buried to the shoulders alive, a Native American torture technique. Grissom triumphs over sabotage and works out the local reports and relevant secrets. Written by KGF Vissers

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6 November 2003 (USA)  »

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This is the first instance of two credited cast members (Nick and Sara) not actually appearing. See more »


Flipped shot: when Grissom is first driving to Jackpot his car is in the left lane and the 'Curve Ahead' sign is on the left hand side of the road. See more »


[Dr. Robbins has received a decomposed human head in the mail; Grissom walks into the morgue]
Gil Grissom: I heard you got some head.
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Best Episode ever I Love you Grissom
25 March 2013 | by (Slovenia) – See all my reviews

Been A big fan of CSI and i still i am.This is my first review of this show and I love "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: so much.I have been watching this show since it arrive on air. I saw a lot of episodes over the past few years on TV. But i never finished seeing all episodes in a complete Season. After Season 9 come i was really surprised and disappointed that Gil Grissom left the show and Laurence Fishburne replaced him in 2009. In 2011 Ted Danson replaced Laurence. This show is really going downhill fast to me. Without Gill and Catherine Willows this show is nothing.They were heart and soul of CSI and they still are. New characters are just hurting CSI and giving bad reputation i am surprised that CBS is still running them on air after what they did. CSI: Miami spin off CSI got canceled in April 8. 2012 and CSI : NY the third spin off was canceled February 22. ,this year a month ago after nine years on air. When i am watching from the beginning from the First Season that it aired in Oct. 6, 2000 Then this show was much better,awesome and it rocks like really hard,than the show it is now.After i saw the first three Seasons i thought Season 3 was the best of the first two but now actually i am considering The Fourth Season as best one. Season 4 is so far the best of the best Season in the long time running show it has the best episodes ever made, that you are even hooked up on it. I am so happy that they made more tense and excitement than in past three Seasons. No joke so far i saw first six episodes and i was really hooked up. In season 2 - 3 i was really bored mostly in Season 3. Some episodes were the best some were bad. But in Season 4 neither one episode disappointed me and this Season is awesome the best.Episode Jackpot is all about Gil Grissom all about him i love him so much.After a head of a body is sent to Dr.Al Robbins, Gill travels to desolate town Jackpot in Nevada to investigate the murder that head was found of body, he come cross on a sheriff who is more cynical than helpful unlike the veterinarian-coroner who helps him. Gill must work alone in the town to solve this case quickly as possible. Henry Czerny and Jeffrey Combs stars opposite in this episode. Great acting,great script best episode in the show. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season Four is the best. You wan 't be disappointed with this Season. Also Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox) and Nick Stokes (George Eads) dose not appear in this episode. This is the first time in three years of running that i have noticed that they both aren't in an episode CSI. Jackpot is unique and wonderful performed by actor William Petersen and actress Marg Helgenberger. 10 out of 10.

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