CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 6, Episode 21

Rashomama (27 Apr. 2006)

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A criminal defense lawyer is murdered at her son's wedding and tied to the back of a car with beer cans. It is later revealed that she had a bad attitude at the bride, the groom's father, and basically everyone else.

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A criminal defense lawyer is murdered at her son's wedding and tied to the back of a car with beer cans. It is later revealed that she had a bad attitude at the bride, the groom's father, and basically everyone else.

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This episode is a parody of Akira Kurosawa's film Rashomon (1950), which first exposed him to an international audience. The original movie is about a murder seen from the differing points of view of four of the characters. See more »

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Outside the diner, the Undersheriff is putting an antacid tablet in his mouth with his left hand in the wide shot (with Brass and Grissom), but it switches to his right in the close up. See more »

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Nick Stokes: Come for the wedding, stay for the funeral.
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"Come For The Wedding, Stay For The Funeral"
27 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In startling opening, we see a bride and groom happily waving as they leave in a convertible following the wedding. Dragging behind them are not tin cans, but a dead person. Next, we see Gregg, Sara and Nick discussing how long the crime scene took with Nick saying the sentence I used here as the subject head.

This episode was really horrible, one of the worst I've ever seen in the six years of watching this show. It tried to be funny and smart-ass, and wound up only being stupid with ludicrous dialog and a nasty, profane edge to the thing, with more smugness than a Chevy Chase film festival. I guess was part of CSI's attempt at black humor.

Everyone in here, even most of the CSI workers, had "attitudes" and one wonders what kind of audience this show is after. This episode is a good example of why I now prefer the New York and Miami spin-offs to this show, which was terrific the first few years but has "pushed the envelop" too much for its own good. The episode was just way too sleazy. It included guest star Veroncia Cartwright. Well, at least she fit in with the rest of these dirt-bags.


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