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Viva Las Vegas

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Series: 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation'
Episode Title: 'Viva Las Vegas'
Episode Number: 0501
Synopsis: "A wild night in Las Vegas has the CSIs simultaneously investigating four fatalities. Greg Sanders' first day in the field has him assisting Grissom's investigation of a fatal nightclub shooting. Meanwhile, Catherine probes into the death of a stripper found in a Las Vegas hotel suite. Across town, Warrick is called to an apartment building to investigate possible foul play in the death of a man found electrocuted in his bathtub. Lastly, Nick and Sara investigate a body found buried wearing an alien costume near Area 51. Back in the lab, Greg Sanders' replacement, Chandra, is overwhelmed by the fast-paced world of the CSIs."

Original Airdate: September 23, 2004
Rerun: August 18, 2005
Fan Rating: 8.4/10 (Full Poll Results)


Written By: Carol Mendelsohn & Danny Cannon
Directed By: Danny Cannon

Guest Stars:


  • Reportedly features three deaths: a man found dead in the desert in an alien costume; a stripper with her skull bashed in; and a man shot dead in a nightclub. (July 03, 2004 - CSI Files)

  • Greg's replacement in DNA, Chandra Moore, arrives. But can she keep up with the pace of the Las Vegas crime lab? (July 03, 2004 - CSI Files)

  • Was scheduled to film in Las Vegas in the week of July 19, but the shoot was cancelled. The episode's storylines may be reused later in the season. (July 20, 2004 - CSI Files)


Poll Results

How would you rate 'Viva Las Vegas'?
9-10 53.6% - (197 Votes)
7-8 26.4% - (97 Votes)
Wasn't able to see it 10.3% - (38 Votes)
5-6 5.1% - (19 Votes)
3-4 2.1% - (8 Votes)
Didn't want to see it 1% - (4 Votes)
1-2 1% - (4 Votes)

Total Votes: 367

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