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Nesting Dolls

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Series: 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation'
Episode Title: 'Nesting Dolls'
Episode Number: 0513
Synopsis: "When two female corpses are uncovered in a new housing development construction area, the CSIs are led into the world of Russian mail-order brides, where young women get work visas and come to America hoping to land a man who will marry them and give them citizenship. Meanwhile, Sara is reprimanded by Ecklie for an inappropriate comment and ends up opening up to Grissom about her long-held family secret."

Original Airdate: February 03, 2005
Rerun: July 07, 2005
Fan Rating: 8.8/10 (Full Poll Results)


Written By: Sarah Goldfinger
Directed By: Bill Eagles

Guest Stars:


  • The discovery of the badly bashed bodies of two Jane Does will reportedly lead the CSIs into the seedy world of mail-order brides. (December 02, 2004 - CSI Files)

  • This episode was originally known as "Stacking Dolls."

  • Guest stars Zeljko Ivanek and Misha Collins previously appeared as the brothers Andre and Alexis Drazen during the first season of 24.

  • Jorja Fox: "Sara has a bit of a meltdown. It is not the first time in the five years that the character is in professional and personal trouble. Sara is very passionate and has a bit of a temper and you are going to see all that tonight and more." (February 03, 2005 - CSI Files)

  • Guest actress Natasha Alam: "It was a blast to play that part. I had to lay in a pool of 'blood' made of corn syrup and paint. [It was] a little cold and uncomfortable, but exhausting, as when the 'blood' gets dry it itches and shrinks, causing the skin to pool, but you have to wear it for a while. We were jumping from scenes before I was covered in blood to scenes [set after that] many times, which meant I had to take a shower and do the make-up and hair all over again several times a day. [...] I still wouldn't trade this experience for anything." (February 04, 2005 - CSI Files)


Poll Results

How would you rate the original CSI's 'Nesting Dolls'?
9-10 64.8% - (319 Votes)
7-8 20.1% - (99 Votes)
Wasn't able to see it 9.1% - (45 Votes)
5-6 3.2% - (16 Votes)
1-2 1.2% - (6 Votes)
Didn't want to see it 0.8% - (4 Votes)
3-4 0.6% - (3 Votes)

Total Votes: 492

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