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Hodges puts the lab techs through a series of "murder games"--a set of bizarre, hypothetical murder scenarios which all take place in the lab.

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Paris Barclay

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Anthony E. Zuiker (created by), Douglas Petrie (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
William Petersen ... Gil Grissom
Marg Helgenberger ... Catherine Willows
Gary Dourdan ... Warrick Brown
George Eads ... Nick Stokes
Eric Szmanda ... Greg Sanders
Robert David Hall ... Al Robbins
Wallace Langham ... David Hodges
Paul Guilfoyle ... Jim Brass
Liz Vassey ... Wendy Simms
Archie Kao ... Archie Johnson
Gerald McCullouch ... Bobby Dawson
David Berman ... David Phillips
Sheeri Rappaport ... Mandy Webster
Jon Wellner ... Henry Andrews
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Storyline

Hodges gets Wendy and others on the staff to play murder games where they have to "process" imaginary crime scenes Hodges has sketched out. Wendy informs him that she is thinking of taking the CSI field test. It also turns out that Hodges has a specific reason though for engaging his colleagues in the game. Everyone is worried about Grissom but he doesn't want to talk to anyone about Sara. Written by garykmcd

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2007 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode shows Hodges, with the assistance of other Lab techs, going through different crime solving scenarios in hopes of making a game called Lab Rats. The name of the game comes from an earlier episode where the techs all got together trying to help Grissom solve the Miniature Killer crimes. See more »

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While talking to Wendy and Hodges, Mandy's hands go from her lap to her face in between shots. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
David Phillips: No signs of sexual trauma.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Goofy 'Hodges' And His Hypothetical Crime Game
24 January 2009 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

I give this an "A" for "originalty" but only a "C-minus" for content. It just isn't that involving an episode, because there are too many factors involved in too many cases.

All of the crime stories in here are "what if" stuff, made, as it turns out, to be in the form of a CSI table game that "Hodges" is inventing. He creates scenarios in which various CSI "lab rats" are knocked off. The idea is to why out the answers to the two basic questions: "who did it, and how?" Most of this is played for humor but I found very few laughs in here. I've never found the "lab rates" - Hodges, Wendy, Archie, Mandy, Bobby, Henry, etc., to be particularly good comics, only weird, unrealistic CSI "scientists." Thus, for the most part, with three or four different cases presented with new clues every 15 seconds, it wasn't an entertaining episode in which you get involved with what's going on.

However, despite saying the above, I did enjoy the last segment when Grissom sits down with Hodges and says, "I like games." He's asked to try and figure out another hypothetical crime, this one in which Hodges gets shot in the middle of the forehead at the lab. That part is pretty cool, with a few funny scenes to it.

Overall, half good/half terrible. Hodges (Wallace Langham) did an excellent job as the creator of this game and the host of the show, to to speak.


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