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Series: 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation'
Episode Title: 'Big Middle'
Episode Number: 0516
Synopsis: "Grissom and his team search for a murderer at a convention for plus-sized people. When the evidence suggests the victim died from asphyxia due to a large object on his chest, Grissom and his team track the killer to an APAPSP convention, "Association to Promote Acceptance of Plus-Sized People." Meanwhile, a large sum of cash and betting slips are found near a dead body on the outskirts of Vegas, leading Catherine's team into the world of high-stakes gambling."

Original Airdate: February 24, 2005
Rerun: March 26, 2006
Fan Rating: 8.0/10 (Full Poll Results)


Story By: Dustin Lee Abraham
Teleplay By: Naren Shankar & Judith McCreary
Directed By: Bill Eagles

Guest Stars:


  • Rumoured to involve the death of a Las Vegas oddsmaker who was illegally betting money on the games for which has company was predicting the odds. (January 24, 2005 - CSI Files)

  • Eric Szmanda: "I was a little apprehensive about some of the dialogue initially. The stance my character was taking against women was slightly ignorant and judgmental. Luckily, a lot of that was changed." (February 22, 2005 - CSI Files)


Poll Results

How would you grade the original CSI's 'Big Middle'?
9-10 46.9% - (152 Votes)
7-8 32.4% - (105 Votes)
5-6 8% - (26 Votes)
Wasn't able to see it 6.1% - (20 Votes)
1-2 3% - (10 Votes)
3-4 2.1% - (7 Votes)
Didn't want to see it 1.2% - (4 Votes)

Total Votes: 324

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