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Art Imitates Life 

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.

Director:

Kenneth Fink

Writers:

Anthony E. Zuiker (created by), Evan Dunsky
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
William Petersen ... Gil Grissom
Marg Helgenberger ... Catherine Willows
George Eads ... Nick Stokes
Eric Szmanda ... Greg Sanders
Robert David Hall ... Al Robbins
Wallace Langham ... David Hodges
Lauren Lee Smith ... Riley Adams
Paul Guilfoyle ... Captain Jim Brass
Jeffrey Tambor ... Jerzy Skaggs
David Berman ... David Phillips
Alex Kingston ... Patricia Alwick
Alex Carter ... Detective Vartann
Gabriel Casseus ... Detective Williams
Googy Gress ... Cabbie
Will McCormack ... Langston Weller
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Storyline

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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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When the CSI crew is going to find the child, they know they're heading to a place where carbon monoxide is being used to kill people. Yet, they don't alert paramedics, they don't even take any oxygen. Treating carbon monoxide poisoning with oxygen is First Aid 101. Truly professional CSI people would never make such a bonehead mistake, and would make sure paramedics were en route to the scene before they even headed out. See more »

Quotes

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 2008 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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