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The Descent of Man 

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.

Director:

Christopher Leitch (as Chris Leitch)

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Laurence Fishburne ... Raymond Langston
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 ... Jim Brass
Liz Vassey ... Wendy Simms
David Berman ... David Phillips
Greg Germann ... George
Erin Daniels ... Schuyler
Charisma Carpenter ... Mink
Ivo Nandi ... Max Girard
Eric Allan Kramer ... Deputy Sheriff
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In this episode the scene where the victim "Holy Steve" is killed was filmed at "Vasquez Rocks", a famous film set used in many westerns and most notably featured in the episode Star Trek: Arena (1967). Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park is actually located in northern Los Angeles County, California. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dr. Raymond Langston: [With Hodges in the morgue, reading a tattoo on a dead body] 'Spread the word, I am coming.'
David Hodges: And you is gone!
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References North by Northwest (1959) See more »

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