A group of dead bodies in the Las Vegas morgue get to know each other while CSI tries to solve the crimes that got them there.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gavin McGill
Mr. Hsing
Julia Beltran (as Paula Jai Parker-Martin)
Donna Basset
Rebecca McGill


A group of dead bodies in the Las Vegas morgue get to know each other while CSI tries to solve the crimes that got them there.

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5 October 2006 (USA)  »

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The talking corpses device is borrowed from the original opening of Sunset Boulevard (1950). In that opening, Joe Gillis and other corpses discuss how they met their ends while lying in the morgue. See more »


The Toe Tag of Victim #1 reads 'Basset, Donna'. Her San Francisco PD I.D. also shows her to be Det. Donna Basset. However, during Catherine's fingerprint analysis, the victim's name is misspelled on the computer screen and shows up as 'BASSERT, DONNA'. See more »


References American Beauty (1999) See more »

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CSI trying something new...
17 October 2008 | by (Luoyang, China) – See all my reviews

CSI is one of my favorite shows, but I have to admit that one of the drawbacks of the show is that it has almost always followed a variation of the same basic format for almost the entire running of the series up to this point. In this episode, they try a little story-telling experiment, and it doesn't really work out so well.

There are four separate cases dealt with in this episode, and they are presented in an interesting way, but the problem is that they are introduced and wrapped up far too quickly and, most of all, the corpses talk. I don't know whose idea that was, but the talking corpses was goofy in the extreme.

As soon as the eyes popped open on one at the beginning of the episode, I thought that someone had suddenly come back to life somehow and my interest was immediately piqued. But then I realized that autopsies had already been performed and my eyes glazed over for the rest of the episode.

It's an otherwise entertaining episode and we get to see Grissom giving some kind of lecture tour, bringing students through the crime lab (I never knew this was part of his job), but the theatrics really brought it down.

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