CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 9, Episode 3

Art Imitates Life (23 Oct. 2008)

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CSI is caught in a race against time to catch a failed artist-turned serial killer who is leaving his victims in unusual poses all over Las Vegas.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Alwick
Langston Weller


Day after day, the overworked team, which also has to cope with bereavement and work in new forensic colleague Riley Adams, is confronted with another bizarre death in a public place. It becomes clear that all victims, who have very little in common, must have been murdered in a gas-chamber, moved and staged like macabre artwork. Indeed a critic proves key to the case. Written by KGF Vissers

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In the scene at Skagg's studio, he's working on a painting of a dead man lying in a red convertible with his arm trailing along the edge of the door. The pose Jerzy's model is in is a homage to 'The Death of Marat', a 1793 painting by Jacques-Louis David. Jean-Paul Marat was a political figure in the French Revolution before his assassination in 1793. Art imitating life imitating Art. See more »


When the artist is first being interviewed by Brass in his studio his headphones switch position between camera shots. Close up they are twisted round so the band is in front of his throat; when Brass is also in the shot the earpieces are either side as if he's just removed them from his ears. See more »


Catherine Willows: [arriving at a crime scene where the body is propped up in an upright position] She forget to fall down?
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