CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 8, Episode 10

Lying Down with Dogs (13 Dec. 2007)

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A well-known Las Vegas humanitarian is killed for her involvement in a dog-fighting ring, and CSI searches for clues in the strip club murder that Warrick was framed for.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gino Aquino
Steve Card
Felix Rodriguez
Tommy Halpert
Elizabeth Rodriguez


The body of a wealthy socialite, known for her charitable contributions, is discovered in a dumping ground along with the bodies of several dogs. The investigation reveals the victim was involved in illegal dog fighting and may have tortured some of the animals at a kennel. Meanwhile, Warrick tries to prove he is innocent of murdering an exotic dancer whose body was found in his car outside a nightclub. Written by www.tvguide.com

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The fighting dogs were actually playing and it was through editing and sound that aggressive behavior was portrayed. These two dogs were brought up together and trained to do this all under the supervision of the American Humane Society. In addition for the PSA that aired after the episode, William Peterson had his dog, Bruno, appear in it. See more »


When the assistant coroner turns Elizabeth Rodriguez over, she has hair across her face. A longer shot then shows no hair across her face. A closeup then shows the assistant coroner moving the hair that was across her face. See more »

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Very Emotional Episode About One Of The Two Things 'Juries Don't Like'
24 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very powerful episode, guaranteed to raise most people's emotions. That's because, although the episode begins and ends with Warrick, the bulk of the show deals with another crime dealing with a tough topic: dog fighting.

As one of the cops says in here to a bad guy, "There are two things juries don't like: people who abuse kids and people who abuse animals."

In a nutshell, the ironic twist is that a woman who has just been named "Humanitarian of the Year" for her work with animals, turns out to be a promoter of dog fights herself and is one of the biggest abusers of the mutts. (Warning: some of the scenes in here - although faked - are not easy to watch.) This woman winds up murdered with her body found next to a road, along with many carcases of dogs. How all of this unravels is interesting and intense.

Meanwhile, the show opens with Warricks's stripper friend "Candy" found dead in the CSI's vehicle outside the strip club. This is a continuation from last week's episode in which Brown was investigating a local mobster, "Lou Gedda" and was using the stripper to get information leading to an arrest of Gedda. The problem was Brown got a little too close to his "informant," spending a night with her, which doesn't make his case look good when the girl is found dead. CSI goes to work to prove Warrick was framed, which is his contention. However, he's also told the stay out of the case, but he keeps butting in. Finally, at the last scene, Gil has to suspend him for two weeks. It's either that or be fired. We also see a mole inside CSI informing Gedda of what just happened.

Part Three of Warrick's case doesn't happen, however, until the final episode of the season. They kind of put it on hold until then as CSI covers other cases.

Overall, this week's episode was one of the best of the season, thanks to a good job of handling a controversial subject. "Nick Stokes" (George Eads) is particularly good in this one. Then again, he usually is very good - definitely the steadiest and most reliable of all the CSI workers over the years.

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