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Bad Seed 

While investigating an e. coli-related death, the team finds itself stonewalled by a powerful corporate interest, and the case takes a serious emotional toll on Delko.


Matt Earl Beesley


Anthony E. Zuiker (created by), Ann Donahue (created by) | 2 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Caruso ... Horatio Caine
Emily Procter ... Calleigh Duquesne
Adam Rodriguez ... Eric Delko
Jonathan Togo ... Ryan Wolfe
Rex Linn ... Frank Tripp
Eva LaRue ... Natalia Boa Vista
Eddie Cibrian ... Jesse Cardoza
Khandi Alexander ... Alexx Woods
Omar Benson Miller ... Walter Simmons (as Omar Miller)
Steven Culp ... Jerry Mackey
Jack Conley ... Seth Ellers
Bobby Campo ... Ethan Durant
Caroline Aaron ... Dr. Miller
Craig Anton ... Sheldon Parks
Lance Barber ... Al Wayons


Eric is back on the job. When Lucy dies of sudden poisoning, the first suspect is her fiancé Ethan Durant. While the team traces her fatal e. coli infection to the greens supplier, Sheldon Parks's firm, Ethan enters a toxic coma himself, but his germ terms out to be botulism. Jesse's field team has to use alternative methods to work out the infection, absent from the fields, stems from irrigation water. Horatio tackles Jerry Mackey's pseudo-bio company, which controls Parks. Written by KGF Vissers

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e.coli = Bad News
27 February 2011 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Did the boyfriend murder a woman he was about to propose to? That's the question after the opening scene.

(Before I forget, it was nice to see Adam Rodriquez ("Eric Delko") back to work and see former ME "Dr. Alex Woods (Khandi Alexander).

Anyway, the story quickly becomes one of huge significance, a word that strikes fear into many people: e.coli. If a food is contaminated with that bacteria and you've eaten it, you've got major food poisoning and major medical problems, many times death. The CSI team goes to great lengths to find the source of this deadly bacterium, from people, to restaurants, to trucks, to farms....wherever, someone or something is contaminating some food, whether by accident or on purpose.

The persistence of the CSI team is shown here as they go from one spot to another to unravel the case, especially since the boyfriend now has apparently been poisoned, too! As a sidebar, at the end of the show is a shocking revelation by "Eric Delko."

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Release Date:

19 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Hawthorne, California, USA

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Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



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16 : 9
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