CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Series 5 - 13. Nesting Dolls

Nesting Dolls
Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

Faced with what seems like the near-impossible task of separating two skeletons buried on top of each other and encased in tar, Gil Grissom (William Petersen) announces immediately, “Tar becomes as brittle as glass at about minus 200 degrees,” and waves phials of liquid nitrogen around. Well, everyone knows that, don’t they?

It’s an investigation that has a profound effect on Sara (Jorja Fox). In this story from 2005, Nesting Dolls, she earns a suspension for her aggressive and insubordinate attitude, but also provokes a rare display of emotion from the usually implacable Grissom.

About this programme

13/25. Two bodies are found buried under tar at a construction site, one of which is identified as a mail-order bride who went missing. The team tracks down her husband, who had previously been arrested for beating her up and had not reported her disappearance. Meanwhile, Grissom presses Sara to reveal a secret from her past.

Cast and crew


Gil Grissom
William Petersen
Catherine Willows
Marg Helgenberger
Warrick Brown
Gary Dourdan
Nick Stokes
George Eads
Sara Sidle
Jorja Fox
Greg Sanders
Eric Szmanda
Dr Al Robbins
Robert David Hall
Capt Jim Brass
Paul Guilfoyle
Ronnie Litre
Eric Stonestreet
Sofia Curtis
Louise Lombard
Conrad Ecklie
Marc Vann
David Hodges
Wallace Langham
David Phillips
David Berman
Zeljko Ivanek
Svetlana Melton
Natasha Alam
Ken Wellstone
Justin Louis
Chloe Daniels
Lisa Thornhill
Misha Collins
Bill Dearth
Ben Reed
Taneka Johnson
June Melton
Christina Stacy
Sanya Mateyas


Bill Eagles
Sarah Goldfinger