CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 2, Episode 3

Overload (11 Oct. 2001)

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A construction worker falls off a tall building. Forensics determines that he died prior to the fall. Another case involves a boy who suffocates to death at his therapist's house late in the night.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Leigh Sapien
Robert Harris
Ian Wolf
Mrs. Buckley
Kelly Connell ...
Skip O'Brien ...


A construction worker falls off a tall building. Forensics determines that he died prior to the fall. Another case involves a boy who suffocates to death at his therapist's house late in the night.

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CSI:Crime Scene Investigation-Overload
5 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Man vs. Gravity. Man lost.

Angora goat hair found on the body of a 14 year old boy(his cranium was cracked upon supposedly a major seizure)and his therapist's sweater are questionable signs of possible sexual abuse and possible murder. The bizarre therapeutic technique of "rebirthing" might be the reason for this unfortunate incident. The therapist has a history of sexual misconduct with the patient. The victim's mother recently lost her husband, the kid was in therapy for behavioral problems. During this case Catherine finds out why Nick is so motivated to finger the therapist..he was the victim of sexual abuse at nine years old thanks to a babysitter! A construction worker who "fell" from several stories while working on a floor of a soon-to-be jailhouse, could've been electrocuted thanks to a nail through his rubber-soled boot and power drill missing a prong in its cord essential for halting possible dangerous current, and a motivated Gil Grissom, much to the chagrin of the sheriff eager for the construction to continue as planned, will pursue the case as long as possible until his evidence solves the "crime." When the sheriff's buddy, Harris, over the construction of the new jailhouse, becomes a suspect due to his fingerprints being found on a pair of pliers at the scene where the victim fell, Grissom's case becomes immersed in further difficulties(Gil's relationship with the sheriff is intense to say the least). A partial print on the nail in the victim's boot, an electrician's desire that Gil continue to pursue Harris(this man says Harris threatened him), and a separate pair of pliers all could answer what Grissom believes is a murder instead of suicide. How Grissom uses electricity, blood pulled from the victim's body, a pickle, and a light bulb to prove his theory of electrocution goes to show you how dedicated he is to solving the mystery when others feel he should move on..it looked like the perfect case of suicide, but looks can be deceiving.

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