CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 7, Episode 1

Built to Kill: Part 1 (21 Sep. 2006)

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Foul play is suspected when an apparent suicide victim still has the gun in his hand, and a flower delivery woman is found crushed to death in the middle of a Cirque du Soleil performance.



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Joe Hirschoff
Cirque Manager


During a performance of the world famous circus-act "Cirque du Soleil" the young investor Robert O'Brien's body is found dead on stage, apparently having shot himself. The gun belonged to co-investor Joe Hirschoff, who inherits his Eclipse shares and was deep in debt; however a rare muscular disease can explain O'Brien's finger position. In the Las Vegas club Ka, the young Celia Noel's body is found on stage; security cameras noticed her slip in back-stage with Arnie Clifton. Brass receives a high-profile honor, but puts the plaque away considering he committed an unforgivable rookie's error. The next morning Catherine wakes up naked in a bedroom, neither hurt nor robbed, but takes the evidence in rape-cases from herself. Written by KGF Vissers

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Louise Lombard (as Sophia Curtis) is one of the main credited characters in the opening sequence for the first time in this episode. See more »


In the miniature version of the crime scene, the mayo is shown to be Hellman's on the label, which is not available west of the Rockies, unless he had it shipped in, it is Best Foods west of the Rockies. The label of the mayo jar is not one of either brand however. See more »

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Catherine finds herself in a strange bed in a hotel room. Grissom discovers a miniature scene depicting the crime scene at the murder of a rock star.
30 November 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This episode was excellent. Near the end was the best part. After they've solved their cases, Nick and Catherine go out dancing. John Mayer guest stars at the bar they go to. Catherine drinks something at the bar and soon finds herself in a strange bed in a hotel room. Meanwhile, Grissom discovers a miniature scene depicting the crime scene at the murder of a rock star. Every detail is exactly the same. Viewers are left in suspense waiting for what will happen to Catherine. I thought this episode was amazing. It was a great way to start off the seventh season. This is by far one of my favourite episodes. All the actors on the show are excellent.

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