CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 13, Episode 11

Dead Air (16 Jan. 2013)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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The team must figure out who killed a television news anchor on the set during a blackout.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Captain Jim Brass (credit only)
Fred Paulsen
Denny Jones
Ella St. James
Theresa Shea


News anchor Theresa Shea is stabbed expertly during a 20 seconds studio blackout. Shea was hated by all studio colleagues, from her constantly abused assistant Chad to producer Fred Paulsen. Shea obsessively researching a never identified serial arsonist, which may be an staff. D.B. discovers the blackout was remote-controlled expertly. Shea's younger rival and now successor fabricated an alibi. A camera crew car driver is also murdered. Written by KGF Vissers

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There is a mistake in the explanation of how the Gregg shorthand system works. The strokes for letters T and D are drawn upwards, whereas those for J, SH and CH are drawn downwards. The episode explains it exactly the other way. See more »


D.B. Russell: Crime lab has the same rule as the local news: it bleeds, it leads.
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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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