The CSIs race against the clock to find an injured Sara, who has been kidnapped and put under a car in a remote area of the desert by the Miniature Killer.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Gil Grissom
... Catherine Willows
... Warrick Brown
... Nick Stokes
... Sara Sidle
... Greg Sanders
... Al Robbins
... David Hodges
... Jim Brass
... Sofia Curtis
... Natalie Davis
... Dr. Kachler
... Zapata Childs
... Security Guard
Gina Cancelliere ... Weather Reporter


CSI Sara Sidle has been kidnapped according to the Miniateure killer's MO, exactly recreating a fatal car accident in the desert. While she escapes from from the storm-flooded wreck and desperately tries to get out of the desert, Grissom's team must follow the trail left by Natalie Davis to find and rescue Sara alive. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

27 September 2007 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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When the car is being lowered on top of Sara in the desert, Sara reaches out with her right arm, which is the one that then gets pinned underneath the car. Throughout the remainder of this episode, it is Sara's left arm that is pinned/broken as a result. See more »

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Very disappointing.
29 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

I completely agree with the previous reviewer (GMEllis625). Even the character of Natalie was unbelievable. For such a brilliant and physically fit person (had to be to plan and pull off everything she did), she mysteriously turned into a turnip once she was caught.

It felt like the writers had to get this episode together at the last minute, there were so many holes in the plot. And to say that Sara was disoriented - hmmm. This reason might have worked if it had been woven into the story somehow, but to write it into a subsequent episode (if, in fact, this is what will happen) is just an easy way out of some poor writing.

If this weren't one of my favorite shows, I wouldn't have been so disappointed. But I've come to expect some pretty good stories on CSI and this was certainly not one of them.

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