CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 9, Episode 19

The Descent of Man (9 Apr. 2009)

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Nick and Riley investigate the case of a badly injured skydiver, while Dr. Langston investigates the death of a religious leader out in the desert.

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Belgian tourist Pierre Delongue nearly died in his umpteenth sky dive, his equipment wasn't up to scratch, yet his team and its instructor are reputed for scrutiny. Nick's team works out what everybody is hiding and what happened. Langston's team is puzzled by the fate of a cult leader's corpse, found abandoned in the desert. Written by KGF Vissers

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The bird watcher who discovers the body in the desert says: "he used to be into birdwatching, but he gave it up. Too much death." This is a reference to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Art Imitates Life (2008) - where he discovers the bodies of a married couple while bird watching. See more »

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One of the main plot points is that the ultralight plane was tracked on radar to near where the toxin was dropped and then back to the airport it came from. Almost all ultralight aircraft are too small and fly to low to the ground to show up on radar. See more »

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Catherine Willows: What are the odds, right?
Dr. Raymond Langston: Before it happened I would've said slim. But since it did happen - a hundred percent.
Catherine Willows: Seems like a lot of things keep falling out of the sky, right? Poison, people, turtles.
Dr. Raymond Langston: Tortoises.
Catherine Willows: Whatever. Maybe I should start wearing a helmet.
Dr. Raymond Langston: Or at least carrying an umbrella.
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References North by Northwest (1959) See more »

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The team is working again, better than the 200th!
10 April 2009 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

Everyone got a little action this week. Nick and Riley get the skydiver, Ray (level 1) is out on his own investigating a dead guy in the desert, and Catherine and Greg get two rich dead guys by a pool. We learn the skydiver and the rich guys are connected. Ray tells an old fable about a religious man dying from an object falling from the sky and solves his case. The skydiver and dead guys by the pool are a little more complicated. Editing and visual mistakes abound in this one--why is the grave shift working days? Why is Ray working alone? Why is Hodges in the morgue working a dead body? And put on your "closed captions" cause you will never understand the accents of a couple of these guys. Brass is letting off his zingers as usual. After 30 minutes, we finally get Catherine and Greg--both seem to have disappeared this season. With this one, maybe there is hope on the horizon that CSI will get back to it's old self. Whoever thought this show needed a big "star" to be good needs to be fired.


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