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Dunaway Stars In This "Tribute" To The "Rat Pack' Days
ccthemovieman-1 from United States
21 March 2007
t is rare a big movie star guest stars on a CSI program, despite the
fact the TV show has always drawn big audiences. She may be quite a bit
past her prime, but Faye Dunaway is still a big name and it's fun to
see someone like her in an episode.
Dunaway plays "Lois O'Neil," a former Copa dance girl turned star who
hobnobbed with the likes of Frank Sinatra and the boys. Early on, we
see black-and-white shots of the "Brat Pack" and hear a Sintara tune.
At the end of the show is another Sinatra number. Also included in that
same breath is a big mobster named "Constantino," who is a fictional
character that is connected with this story.
Anyway, Lois (Dunaway) hosts a big party one night for the old-timers,
goes back upstairs to her bedroom and while she is changing clothes, a
waiter also in her bedroom is shot and killed. "Lois" flees into her
huge vault and closes the door quickly as shots are fired her way.
Police think she's missing, after finding the dead man, but they soon
discover her covering inside the vault. She's just happy to be alive.
The waiter, meanwhile, is found with a lot of money on him and evidence
he was a drug dealer. Later, it was discovered he was using a phony
Everyone who was at the party but left the main room is a suspect. That
includes several very snotty young women and a few others including
Catherine Willows' father "Sam." Other surprises include finding one
million dollars in cash underneath a carpet.
Later, it looks like even the famous "Lois" might have been the killer.
In fact, more and more the evidence is starting to point toward her.
The conclusion of this episode is outstanding - one of the more
memorable ones in the six years of this show, maybe because of the
unusual touch of sentimentality.
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