Gil investigates the murder of a rock star, which is complicated by the discovery of a miniature replica of the crime scene at the house. And Catherine tries to determine if she was raped after waking up nude in a seedy hotel.



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Gil investigates the murder of a rock star, which is complicated by the discovery of a miniature crime scene replica at the house. And Catherine tries to determine if she was raped, but discovers it may have something to do with her father. Written by

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28 September 2006 (USA)  »

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In the scene where Izzy swallows the key, Danny Bonaduce really did swallow an actual key to the surprise of the crew. See more »


In the miniature crime scene as well as the larger one of the kitchen, there is an open jar of Hellman's Mayonnaise. This is wrong for Hellman's is available only east of the Rockies, the correct jar should have been Best Foods Mayonnaise that sells west of the Rockies (Las Vegas, NV) See more »


Sara Sidle: [standing in Grissom's office doorway] I hear we're out of suspects.
Gil Grissom: Not necessarily. Could be in town. Could be out of town. I'll work on it.
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Incredible Amount Of Material In This Episode, But Who Made The 'Miniature?'
12 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well, to begin with, it was quite a 24-hour period for "Catherine Willows" (Marg Helgenberger) as the CSI member wakes up, finds herself in a motel room having been drugged and raped. She tells no one but "Sara" (Jorja Fox). Later in the day, Catherine is driving her daughter home from a dance recital when another vehicle slams into her and her daughter is kidnapped! At the end of the show, in the evening her dad "Sam" (Scott Wilson) is shot! Whew, what a day!

In the middle of all this we get some answers on the woman who was crushed to death and we finally - at the very end - find out who was responsible for what looked like a suicide (see the opening week). We also find out the connection between that and the rape-kidnapping involving Catherine and her daughter Lyndsey. (Kay Panabaker).

If all that isn't enough, there also is the very, very strange murder of an ex-rock star "Izzy Delancey" played by Joe Bonaduce. The really weird part is the miniature room that is created at the crime scene. The miniature as the scene down pat with everything exactly as it appears in the kitchen (the crime scene). It's an amazing piece of artwork and includes real blood from the victim. The whole fascinates CSI boss "Gil Grissom" (William Petersen) who - at the end of the show

  • is still trying to figure it out. In other words, not everything in

this two-part opening story is solved.

I hope they don't forget about this doll house thing because it IS fascinating. I hate it when they leave things up in the air like this. Who killed the rock star and built that incredible miniature? Also guest-starring in her is film actress Sean Young, who played a number of sexy roles in the late '80s and early '80s. I have rarely seen any CSI show, including the Miami and New York spin-offs, with this many mini-stories packed into one 45-minute episode.

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