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Mea Culpa

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Series: 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation'
Episode Title: 'Mea Culpa'
Episode Number: 0509
Synopsis: "After a murder trial is reopened to explore new forensic evidence, Grissom discovers a previously undetected fingerprint on a piece of evidence during his cross-examination. This oversight is an opportunity for new assistant lab director Conrad Ecklie to put Grissom and his nightshift team under the microscope."

Original Airdate: November 25, 2004
Rerun: June 16, 2005
Fan Rating: 7.9/10 (Full Poll Results)


Story By: Carol Mendelsohn & Josh Berman
Teleplay By: Josh Berman
Directed By: David Grossman

Guest Stars:


  • Conrad Ecklie reportedly investigates Grissom after new evidence comes to light in an old murder case. (October 27, 2004 - CSI Files)

  • Reported to kick off a major format shift for CSI, as Catherine Willows and Warrick Brown leave the graveyard shift for a newly formed swing shift, starting work each day at 4:00pm. Executive producer Carol Mendelsohn: "My understanding is that people are always moving around.You don't stay working with the same team. Circumstances change." (November 13, 2004 - CSI Files)

  • Marg Helgenberger: "I'm going to be given my own shift in which I'll be supervising. My team is going to be, I'm sad to say, Gary and George, so sad." (November 19, 2004 - CSI Files)

  • This episode had its first regularly scheduled repeat on the 3rd of March, 2005.


Poll Results

How would you rate CSI's 'Mea Culpa'?
9-10 53.2% - (138 Votes)
7-8 18.9% - (49 Votes)
5-6 7.7% - (20 Votes)
Wasn't able to see it 6.9% - (18 Votes)
1-2 5.7% - (15 Votes)
Didn't want to see it 4.2% - (11 Votes)
3-4 3% - (8 Votes)

Total Votes: 259

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