Grissom and crew are called in after high roller Tony Braun, a known drug addict, is found dead in his house by a gardener. Since drug paraphernalia is discovered near his body and it is also determined that he had recently inhaled heroin, the cause of death is at first thought to be an overdose. But further examination of the corpse reveals that Braun had been restrained at some point with duct tape, leading Grissom to believe that the victim was forced to ingest lethal amounts of heroin and, perhaps, other drugs.
Anthony E. Zuiker,
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as Greg SandersGary Dourdan
as Warrick BrownGeorge Eads
as Nick StokesJorja Fox
as Sara SidleMarg Helgenberger
as Catherine WillowsPaul Guilfoyle
as Jim BrassRobert David Hall
as Dr. Al RobbinsWilliam Petersen
as Gil Grissom
as Mandy Webster
as Bonnie RittenFredric Lane
as Curt RittenGeoffrey Rivas
as Det. Sam VegaHillary Crouse
as Jeff Ricketts
as DeliverymanJoseph Will
as Walt BraunMelissa Crider
as Janine HaywoodRichard Courtney
as Tony BraunScott Wilson
as Sam BraunTony Genaro
supercybergeek 29 March 2004
not to good for a fist episode, and the plot wasn't strong enough to stand without a subplot or case
weeping willow 20 June 2004
i love this ep. but this just his close to home for catherine so this is a partial tj
FoxRox 05 September 2004
The unfortunate start of the "Braun-episodes" that we got far too many of...please give us a "Braun-free" S5.
iluvnick 21 November 2004
Not too bad, but it could have been a better start to season two. Good plot all the same.
scenteno 21 November 2004
just an average episode. does anyone know the name of a song that was played during the episode? it was the scene when all the cop cars were driving thru the desert to find the underground room full of precious metal bars.
mylaleighchenoa 29 January 2005
I thought the story was weak, especially for a season starter. What music is playing when they're walking to the "basement" in the desert?
i_luv_greg_and_ryan2449 24 January 2005
that song was cool but the plot was confusing
why did his friends wife kill him i dont understand it he never did any thing to her his gf hurt her why not kill the girl friend shes the one who caused thier problems ot the other dude!
James Corck 28 March 2005
Drugs episode. Nice to learn a lot of strange names.
Linwe Mel 01 April 2005
Not bad, but not the greatest...what was up with the Doc's leg? I think I missed something.....
showhat 01 April 2005
not as good as i thought it would be for a season starter......i actually felt bad for sam i feel so weird saying that though......i hate sam he is a murderer
csi_fanatic_068 11 June 2005
It's not that good for a season starter. Hell, I didn't even think that this ep was the season starter!
emydragon 19 November 2005
First episode I ever saw, it got me hooked but compared to every other ep is it very poor. Confusing espesh for first time viewers. I still don't really understand what happened, think I need to borrow the box set and watch it again.
NotGuilty 21 March 2006
Not all that bad but far from what one would expect for a season opener.
Trof 18 February 2009
Boring episode, not a good opening for season 2. Brothers' case is quite decent though.