Episode 101
Cool Change

Friday, 13 October 2000

Episode Synopsis
Grissom is promoted to head of CSI after Brass is moved back to homicide. In an effort to keep IA out of the Gribbs shooting investigation, Grissom brings in old colleague and friend Sara Sidle from San Francisco to help out. Meanwhile Gribbs is still in a critical condition in hospital. Catherine insists she takes on the investigation of Gribbs' shooting because she feels responsible after talking her in to staying at CSI. A pager found at the scene is her first lead. Warrick, whilst on suspension finds out that Judge Cohen still thinks he has a debt to pay. He also had to contend with newcomer Sara Sidle asking awkward questions of his whereabouts when Gribbs was shot. Grissom and Nick investigate the apparent suicide of a man only hours after he wins the $40 million jackpot on the slots.
Episode Notes
Jorja Fox joins cast as Sara Sidle.

This show was dedicated to Owen Wolf, who was tragically killed during a botched armoured car robbery in Van Nuys, California.
Written by:
Anthony E. Zuiker
Directed By:
Michael Watkins
Ratings Position: 1
Average Score: 8.52 /10
Number of Votes: 56
Gary Dourdan as Warrick Brown
George Eads as Nick Stokes
Jorja Fox as Sara Sidle
Marg Helgenberger as Catherine Willows
Paul Guilfoyle as Jim Brass
William Petersen as Gil Grissom
Gerald McCullouch as Bobby Dawson
Judith Scott as Dr. Jenna Williams
Guest Starring
Chandra West as Holly Gribbs
Ellen Crawford as News anchor
Garland Whitt as Jerrod Cooper
Harrison Young as Judge Cohen
Jeff Snyder as Officer Smith
Johnny Messner as Ted Sallanger
M. Darnell Suttles as Elias Templeton
Rocky McMurray as Surveillance Director
Tim deZarn as Mr. Carlton
Timilee Romolini as Jamie Smith
Zach Johnson as Detective Barns
supercybergeek 29 March 2004  Vote: 7/10
A great coninuation to the pilot, getting better, but it still gets way better!
marghelgenberger 24 April 2004  Vote: 10/10
Better then the pilot!!!! I like the power in Catherine, and when the whole team look at the guy who did it, that like one of my favourit scenes!!!
Spacejammies 26 May 2004  Vote: 4/10
Not a big fan of Sara's. She is a bit of a complainer.
ducky81 28 May 2004  Vote: 9/10
I love the way Grissom was there for Catherine when she went to the morgue to see holly's body.
Imadethis2004 02 June 2004  Vote: 10/10
Just one word, BRILLIANT!
CSI830 12 August 2004  Vote: 9/10
Great to have Sara join the team- great character, and Jorja´s a great actress.
gregsarafan 02 August 2004  Vote: 5/10
Welcome Sara Sidle! She is a vital part of the cast! :) Great 'Pilot' continuation!
sns 01 October 2004  Vote: 10/10
Good thing Sara came in. Great eppy; the entire first season was fab! Anyway, the plot was amazing! It was the one that originally got me hooked!
iluvnick 30 October 2004  Vote: 9/10
Bling-bling! Love that scene! Hello there Sara! this episode's a great 9 as usual, spectacular one's r a 10!!
Galen2112 18 November 2004  Vote: 9/10
Nice continuation from the pilot. Like the dynamic Sara's character brings to the group. Nicely done.
sanderz_sweetie 18 December 2004  Vote: 10/10
awesome!! better than pilot!!!
CSIrush 22 January 2005  Vote: 10/10
Hey there Sara !! you are awesome. So excited to have you in CSI. The episode is great. Keep up the good work.
csi_chickadee 22 January 2005  Vote: 9/10
Welcome, Sara!!!!! I pity Holly but Sara is way better!!!
Rebecca Watson 13 February 2005  Vote: 10/10
Well hello Sara. I can't beleive you killed off Holly, And Catherine flirting with the KILLER hot stuff. It so not Catherines fault it was Warrick but I can't do anything about that!!!
Watcher 14 February 2005  Vote: 10/10
Hello Sara. Warm hug to ya. Jorja is an awesome actress. I'm soooo glad to see her in CSI. YOu simply rock.
showhat 13 March 2005  Vote: 10/10
I got caught up laughing when Cath called that guy on the cell...i almost died laughing.....welcome Sara!!
CsI 03 April 2005  Vote: 9/10
I love that episode poor holly tho. But the part were catherine got all into to the 'Bling-Bilng' was the best. Welcome Sara Silde!!
sarasidlesnumber1fan 30 April 2005  Vote: 9/10
Glad to have sara sidle on the team! so far she is my fav character and Jorjas is a great actress.
CSI-Ballistics 11 May 2005  Vote: 10/10
A wonderful follow from the pilot episode which introduces Sara, and gives Gil the lead rather then Brass. I like this episode more over the pilot just because it shows how good Gil is in the feild since he spent the majority of the pilot in the lab.
erica05 01 June 2005  Vote: 10/10
i think Catherine is so good here - she's powerful yet sensitive, especially about Holly. Welcome Sara - didnt know thatshe n Catherine didnt get along at first. Think it's better than pilot
csi_fanatic_068 11 June 2005  Vote: 10/10
Even better than the pilot! Go Sara! Love ya, girl!
CathWillows81 07 May 2005  Vote: 10/10
Absolutely love Catherine in the early episodes, especially this one. So powerful, so flirty, and so bitchy to Sara. Down side to this episode is that Sara comes into the picture. Love how at these early stages Gris totally gives into Catherine all the
Sara_Sidle 10 December 2005  Vote: 10/10
Hello Jorja! Welcome to CSI! This one is my favourite episode. I love it! Too bad Holly died. I loved it when Catherine rang the killer. So funny!
sara_fan 15 March 2006  Vote: 10/10
I loved it, I watched it five times. I still can't believe that sara was so quiet at that moment, when we see the hysterical girl she becomes after. But anyway, sara's arrival was fun.
Emma 01 January 2006  Vote: 10/10
The one that started it all... the grissiom and sara love, spread the word people. Poor Holly didn't get a break!! Spread the csi word people
Marvaspo 14 June 2006  Vote: 5/10
A great episode its much better than the pilot and liked the "bling bling" part and when sara arrived
csimiami4ever 10 December 2006  Vote: 10/10
these was a very good episode i loved it
masterdon 05 January 2007  Vote: 5/10
Loved the episode, though I had a problem with the watch. The watch was supposed to be a $30K Rolex Presidential yet when they show a closeup of the back to highlight the carpet fibers around the crown, it is clearly not a Rolex. It has a cheap quartz m
anime_girl 17 August 2006  Vote: 9/10
I liked this episode, since Sara was introuduced, but I feel that Holly shouldn't have died, and Sara shouldn't have taken it so lightly. I loved how Cat talked to the killer on the phone tho.. very funny!!!
csilvr2460 24 February 2006  Vote: 10/10
luved this episode! awesome to have sara join the team. poor holly, but at least saras there now. awesome!!!!
leggo_my_greggo 14 January 2007  Vote: 7/10
i feel super sory for holly-n warrick..im glad griss let him stay--i think thats the only time a csi died--greggo isnt in the first season much..BUT HE'S STILL MY # 1 CSI!!!!!!
csi_roxsmyworld 09 January 2007  Vote: 10/10
i must say...one of my favs in this season...griss looks sooo young tho! i mean compared now! i didnt like him with the whole "amish beard" thing-lol-i really hope he ends up w/ someone....does cath like warrick??... greg n sarah would make a CUTE couple!
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