|Original Airdate||February 3, 2005|
|Previous Episode: Snakes|
|Next Episode: Unbearable|
Nesting Dolls is the thirteenth episode in season five of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
When two bodies covered in tar are found, the CSIs must try to uncover the identity and the murderers. Sara is reprimanded by Ecklie for improper conduct.
Catherine Willows, Warrick Brown, Nick Stokes and Sara Sidle go to investigate two recently found bodies that are buried in tar. The case goes in the direction of spousal abuse from a man named Andrew Melton, who had a Ukrainian mail-order bride named Svitlana. Melton claims he hasn't seen Svitlana for two years, and that she had "just disappeared" one day. Mr. Melton has since gone on to "purchase" a new Asian bride. Sara becomes very emotionally involved and clashes with Catherine and Conrad Ecklie, landing her in a full week of suspension without pay.
Grissom speaks with Sara that evening at her apartment and a terrible truth about her past is revealed; that her mother stabbed her abusive father to death. Sara mentions that before her mother murdered her abusive father, she thought that the violence and yelling was "the way that everybody lived." The case is closed when evidence ultimately leads them to the abusive husband. Ecklie wants Grissom to fire Sara, but Grissom refuses, saying "She's a great criminalist, Conrad. And I need her."
- William Petersen as Gil Grissom
- Marg Helgenberger as Catherine Willows
- Gary Dourdan as Warrick Brown
- George Eads as Nick Stokes
- Jorja Fox as Sara Sidle
- Eric Szmanda as Greg Sanders
- Robert David Hall as Dr. Al Robbins
- Paul Guilfoyle as Jim Brass
- Wallace Langham as David Hodges
- Marc Vann as Conrad Ecklie
- Eric Stonestreet as Ronnie Litre
- David Berman as David Phillips
- Zeljko Ivanek as Andrew Melton
- Louis Ferreira as Ken Wellstone
- Lisa Thornhill as Chloe Daniels
- Misha Collins as Vlad
- Natasha Alam as Svetlana Melton
- Bill Dearth as Joe
- Taneka Johnson as Annie
- Sanya Mateyas as Alexandra
- Christina Ahn as June Melton
- As a result of clashing with Catherine, Sara is suspended for a full week without pay.
- Sara reveals to Grissom that she had a trauma childhood in which her father was very abusive towards her and her mother until one day her mother stabbed her father to death.
- List of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes
- CSI:Crime Scene Investigation Season 5
- Category:Images from Nesting Dolls
|CSI:Las Vegas Season 5|
|Viva Las Vegas • Down the Drain • Harvest • Crow's Feet • Swap Meet • What's Eating Gilbert Grissom? • Formalities • Ch-Ch-Changes • Mea Culpa • No Humans Involved • Who Shot Sherlock? • Snakes • Nesting Dolls • Unbearable • King Baby • Big Middle • Compulsion • Spark of Life • 4 x 4 • Hollywood Brass • Committed • Weeping Willows • Iced • Grave Danger, Part 1 • Grave Danger, Part 2|