Episode 122
The Strip Strangler

Thursday, 17 May 2001

Episode Synopsis
The team is investigating the ongoing murders by a signature killer. The killer has some knowledge of forensics and has left little evidence behind. With the investigation somewhat stalled, the sheriff invites the FBI to join the case. This makes Grissom angry and it only gets worse when Sara offers to bait the killer.
Written by:
Ann Donahue
Directed By:
Danny Cannon
Ratings Position: 1
Average Score: 8.20 /10
Number of Votes: 44
Eric Szmanda as Greg Sanders
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
Robert David Hall as Dr. Al Robbins
William Petersen as Gil Grissom
Glenn Morshower as Sheriff Brian Mobley
Guest Starring
Gregg Henry as Special Agent Rick Culpepper
Jim Jenkins as Media Person #2
Maureen Muldoon as Woman Reporter
Michael Cerveris as Syd Booth Goggle
Rainn Wilson as Guy in supermarket
Randall Slavin as Hunter F. Baumgartner
Todd McKee as Brad Walden
Vajta 05 April 2003  Vote: 9/10
It's the best one so far...
supercybergeek 29 March 2004  Vote: 9/10
This episode is up there
marghelgenberger 24 April 2004  Vote: 10/10
Scary, funny, perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! a clear 10! // Marg
Spacejammies 26 May 2004  Vote: 4/10
Sara's character is just too stupid for words.
weeping willow 20 June 2004  Vote: 9/10
why is grissom so uptight i mean all sara was trying to do is help and get fbi out of there
FoxRox 05 September 2004  Vote: 9/10
How brave of Sara to volunteer as "honey trap". And Gris was so scared something would happen to her...maybe more than friendly those two?
iluvnick 19 November 2004  Vote: 10/10
Great episode! Loved the plot!! Grissom was exellent! Liked his phone conversation to Nick, and how he cares so much for Sara. 'Love ya' peanut!'
labru 09 December 2004  Vote: 8/10
Can anyone tell me what music Grissom is listening to, when he's lying down? It may be a violin- or celloconcerto, but by whom? Nice episode by the way.
sanderz_sweetie 18 December 2004  Vote: 9/10
so that how culpepper almost got sara killed!! its in double dealer!!
imogen 29 December 2004  Vote: 7/10
It was rather predictable -- the security guard was my first suspect. Still, it was great how the group pulled together.
Dance2nite926 09 January 2005  Vote: 10/10
I loved how Catherine saved Grissom's life by shooting the security guard.
csi_chickadee 22 January 2005  Vote: 9/10
I don't like Sara as much anymore. I read CSI: double dealer before i saw this one and i was totally confused as it refers to Culpepper almost getting Sara killed.
i_luv_greg_and_ryan2449 09 February 2005  Vote: 10/10
cool that guy almost killed grissom!!!! i cant beleive sara wasdumb enough fto be a dummy!! kathrine saved grissom!! hello dramatic irony! and the FBI agent was a total ASS!!!
imi18 14 February 2005  Vote: 9/10
i think that one was REALLY good
leggo_my_greggo 28 February 2005  Vote: 5/10
Contrary to everyone else, I thought it was great that Sara set herself up. At that point in the episode, it was worth the risk. Besides, as if Grissom would let anything happen to her ^_^. That was kool, the way Catherine saved Grissom. W2G, Cath!!!
James Corck 28 March 2005  Vote: 9/10
Interesting chapter so far. I love the visuals and the frames taken during all the run time. Nice performance and the rythm is well care. a 9/10. Justice.
showhat 29 March 2005  Vote: 10/10
all i can say is cath has a knack for saving people like in lady heathers box for example she saved lindsay
willowsgrissomfanatic 02 April 2005  Vote: 10/10
one of my faves so far...the best!go cath! guess curiosity almost killed cat...or griss(^_^).i hate cultpepper....and the FBIs,didn't even thank the csis for the work well done!
CSIK 02 April 2005  Vote: 10/10
One of the very first episodes that actually scared me a bit, and definitely a great episode. How stupid can the FBI be, and sara too? Even grissom at the end, how could he go there on his own like that. IT was well done though, very well done.
bibiche 26 April 2005  Vote: 9/10
great ep! Sara,s behavior might appear foolish but what to say about Grissom's at the end???????????
MeagCSIFan 17 April 2005  Vote: 10/10
I haven't seen this episode- sounds awesome though!!! Somebody get on here and give me all the details...
csi_fan15 31 May 2005  Vote: 10/10
omg it wos on really l8 so ma dad taped it 4 me but he only taped 1/2 and it luked so gud i cud v killed him !
sara_stalker 30 April 2005  Vote: 5/10
OMG I wonder wat Grissom would have done if that guy in the grocery store had done something to Sara! Grissom was sooooooo stupid to go all by himself to try and talk to the strip strangler...good thing Catherine was there!
CathWillows81 08 May 2005  Vote: 10/10
One of my fav episodes ever for the interactions/subtleties between Cath and Gris. She rallied the team around him and saved his life! WOW! Shame Sara's character is so dumb...if only the killer would have gotten to her.
NotGuilty 21 March 2006  Vote: 8/10
Sara must have a death wish.
mommakat 07 May 2006  Vote: 10/10
This is the best tv show ever.......Hats off to Jerry B. for making it the top show in the land
Silver124 05 June 2008  Vote: 8/10
Good episode, somewhat predictable, but the team as a unit was awesome! The team standing up for Grissom, Cath killing that guy, the look on Grissom's face when Nick calls him "peanut", good interaction between the CSI's.
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