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WriterAnthony E. Zuiker
DirectorCharlie Correll
Original AirdateDecember 6, 2001
Previous Episode: And Then There Were None
Next Episode: Organ Grinder

Ellie is the tenth episode in season two of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.


When Grissom has to go to a conference, and Catherine is off to Reno, Grissom leaves Warrick in charge of the graveyard shift's investigation of the murder of a con man. Things get personal for Brass when he learns his estranged daughter Ellie is one of the suspects.


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Main Cast

Guest Cast

Major Events

  • Due to Grissom leaving to attend a conference and with Catherine in Reno, Warrick becomes the temporary head of the graveyard shift.
  • Ellie Brass, Brass's daughter is introduced for the first time.
  • It's revealed that Ellie is not Brass' biological daughter; it's implied that she might be the product of an affair his wife had.


  • Set It Off by P.O.D..


  • William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger only make cameo appearances in this episode as they were busy filming scenes for later episodes in the series.
  • This was the first CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode to hit number one in the weekly ratings.
  • This is the first cameo appearance of series creator Anthony E. Zuiker. He appears briefly as the casino clerk.
  • Nicki Aycox made her a special guest as Ellie Brass (first appearance) in this episode, but later it was replaced by Teal Redmann from episode "Hollywood Brass" onwards.
  • Daniel Dae Kim made him a special guest as Special Agent Beckman, then he's the star from Hawaii Five-0 from September 2010 to June 2017.

See Also

CSI:Las Vegas Season 2
BurkedChaos TheoryOverloadBully for YouScuba Doobie-DooAlter BoysCagedSlaves of Las VegasAnd Then There Were NoneEllieOrgan GrinderYou've Got MaleIdentity CrisisThe FingerBurden of ProofPrimum Non NocereFelonious MonkChasing The BusStalkerCats in the CradleAnatomy of a LyeCross JurisdictionsThe Hunger Artist