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First Plot Details For 'The Giving Tree'

By Caillan
November 19, 2003 - 11:23 AM

See Also: 'Eleven Angry Jurors' Episode Guide

When the most hated member of a jury turns up dead, the finger of suspicion immediately points to the other eleven jurors. But which one? Enter Grissom and company in "The Giving Tree".

According to CSI Files sources, the dead juror is Chris Goober, a twenty-something graduate student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The jury had been sequestered for two-and-a-half weeks because Chris disagreed with the decision of the other jurors, thus stalling any chance of a verdict.

As the days dragged on, the other jurors, who all had lives, families and jobs to go back to, became increasingly resentful of Chris's position. Then, one day, when all the other jurors were out in the hall, Chris collapsed and died.

The jurors come from all walks of life. They include Lana Davis, a pole dancer, who offered Chris sexual favours to change his mind; Tara Newsome, who is due to be married in five days; and Bob Durham, a salesman with a mean streak. Chris was allergic to peanuts, and Bob used to take great pleasure in flicking peanut shells at him. But would he have killed the grad student to get back to his job?

It turns out that peanuts were in fact the weapon of choice. The murderer had put peanut butter in Chris's chili, which he ordered for lunch every day without fail. Who tampered with the chili? The CSIs are on the case.

What what about "The Giving Tree" itself? That's Nick's job. The CSI is surprised to discover that a missing persons case he worked several years ago has been reopened as a murder investigation. And a forty-foot cottonwood tree beside a river bank could make or break the case...

Please note that the above plot details have not been confirmed by CBS, Alliance Atlantis or Bruckheimer Films, and until such time you should treat this information as you would any other rumour. The above information comes from an early draft of the script and details may change before the episode goes to air.

"The Giving Tree" will likely air in late 2003 or early 2004.

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