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The Chick Chop Flick Shop
WriterEvan Dunsky
DirectorRichard J. Lewis
Original AirdateNovember 1, 2007
Previous Episode: The Case of the Cross-Dressing Carp
Next Episode: Who and What

The Chick Chop Flick Shop is the fifth episode in season eight of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Synopsis Edit

The CSI team delves into the world of horror movies when a slasher film scream queen is killed on the set of one of her movies.


Repulsion Pictures, an adult horror film studio in Vegas, suffers a blow when their star actress, Weatherly Adams, is found dead, an axe in her back, prop blood pooling around her. The owners of Repulsion, brothers Vincent and Mason Lafoon, point the finger at a former employee, Oliver Zarco, who was fixated on Weatherly. When Brass questions Zarco, whose face is badly burned from an accident he suffered on the set of one of the movies, says he and Weatherly were an item before the accident. Weatherly dumped him after his face was burned and he lost his job, but he kept leaving her gifts to let her know he still loved her. Zarco insists he didn't killer Weatherly. DNA evidence proves the director, Zack Putrid, had sex with Weatherly, but he too denies murdering her. Dr. Robbins determines that Weatherly was killed not by an axe but by a cylindrical object, possibly a pipe. When the CSIs view surveillance footage of the warehouse, they see a man who looks like Vincent Lafoon opening the warehouse window to make it look like a prowler got in. Brass hauls Vincent in, but he, too, denies guilt. Based on the amount of blood Weatherly lost, Nick determines her body was moved. Hodges tells him that zinc was found around Weatherly's wound, indicating she was indeed killed with a pipe.

The CSIs go back to search the scene, and Nick finds the cap the killer was wearing in the surveillance video. When he notices the strap has been adjusted, he returns to the lab to look at the surveillance tape again and realizes the killer was taller than Vincent. He suspects Vincent's brother Mason may have tried to frame Vincent. Back at the warehouse, Catherine finds a large bloody pipe pointing upwards with blood in it, and Ronnie Lake discovers a broken red shoe heel from Weatherly. When the power goes out in the warehouse, the CSIs head separately back to the lab, but Ronnie discovers she's forgotten her cell phone and has to return to the dark warehouse. Catherine gets a call from Dickie Jones, a dwarf working on the film, saying he has information about Weatherly's death and insisting she meet him at the warehouse. Mason confesses to Brass that Weatherly died accidentally, but Stanley Vespucci, the production company's lawyer, wanted to make it look like a murder so that they didn't lose their liability insurance. Stanley came up with the idea to frame Vincent. Back at the warehouse, Ronnie finds Dickie's dead body hanging from a rafter. Terrified, she stumbles across another body--Zack Putrid. Thankfully, Zack is alive, but Stanley has followed, ready to finish him off--until Oliver Zarco, dressed in drag as Weatherly, kills him from behind with an axe. Once they get him to the hospital, Zach tells the CSIs that Stanley shot Dickie after hearing him call Catherine and then went after Zach, who notes that it's "life imitating art imitating life." He offers Ronnie a part in his next productions, but she turns him down. Back at the lab, Robbins and David watch one of Heatherly's movies. Robbins is impressed, but mostly with how anatomically correct the murder scenes are.


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See AlsoEdit

CSI:Las Vegas Season 8
Dead DollA La CartGo to HellThe Case of the Cross-Dressing Carp The Chick Chop Flick ShopWho and WhatWhere and WhyGoodbye and Good LuckYou Kill MeCockroachesLying Down With DogsBullGrissom's Divine ComedyA Thousand Days On EarthDrops OutThe Theory of EverythingTwo And A Half DeathsFor Gedda