Here’s a collection of news articles, videos and interviews relating to this week’s episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, “Frame by Frame”, which marks the 300th installment of the crime drama. (Spoilers after the jump!)
First, here’s an extended, 30-second promo for the episode (which can also be found on SpoilerTV):
Next, check out this behind-the-scenes video featuring Ted Danson (DB Russell), Wallace Langham (David Hodges), Marg Helgenberger (Catherine Willows), Elisabeth Shue (Julie Finlay), Jorja Fox (Sara Sidle), Eric Szmanda (Greg Sanders), Elisabeth Harnois (Morgan Brody), Paul Guilfoyle (Jim Brass), Robert David Hall (Dr Al Robbins), and Jon Wellner (Henry Andrews).
Fans can search for clues during the airing of “Frame by Frame”—check out more information here, and read an excerpt below:
In celebration of the milestone event, the episode will have the number “300” hidden 14 times throughout the show. While watching, viewers are encouraged to track them down and see how they did following the show by visiting CBS.com for a full list of the “300” audio and visual cues.
Take a look at this interview with Danson from CBS This Morning, in which he talks about the show reaching 300 episodes:
Here’s an interview with Guilfoyle and Danson about the show’s history and this latest milestone. Read an excerpt below, in which Guilfoyle discusses CSI’s success:
The only thing I can think is that it struck some kind of psychic chord. It hit something where people wanted this kind of answer to metaphysical problems; they wanted technology to provide the way to stop the lies that were showing up in our culture, and this particular show presented true evidence so people couldn’t get away with stuff anymore. It was a place where truth could live, and I think the audience saw that and invested in it.
CBS shared quick videos featuring Fox, Harnois, Shue, Szmanda, Danson and Helgenberger urging fans to watch the 300th episode and thanking them for their loyalty over the years. You can watch them below, and check out this video of Szmanda as well:
In honor of the show reaching 300 episodes, check out this video from Buzzfeed, which offers a look back at 12 disgusting scenes from the past 13 seasons of CSI. “We never went for a shot, I don’t believe, that was fully gratuitous,” Executive Producer Carol Mendelsohn said. “But we did get desensitized as we learned more about science. And I believe that the audience did too.” Here’s the video countdown: