The CSI universe is the past of the Judge Dredd universe.The multi-dutied CSIs will eventually gain more and more responsibility legally, until they are the polydutied, fascist Judges. Grissom will obtain immortality and become Judge Dredd.
All three shows are set Twenty Minutes into the Future.More like five to ten, really - but this explains both why the Applied Phlebotinum is so much faster and more reliable than its real-world equivalent and why procedures have changed to allow CSI techs to conduct full investigations, interrogate suspects, and so forth. The Vegas show is set a few minutes ahead of the New York show. Miami is set a bit ahead of them both, even though Miami and New York have crossed over a few times. There was an episode of CSI: Miami with a weapon that could shoot a few hundred bullets at the same time. This could also explain why the Miami team's use of a Hummer H2 instead of, say, a Ford Focus wagon or a cargo van, doesn't lead to a taxpayer revolt. By that time, a used H2 will be the cheapest vehicle of any type available- it's well on the way now. The gas for it, on the other hand...
All three shows are set in the Stargate Verse.Consider CSI: NY's hologram room and the examples above. It's all a result of the SGC slowly leaking advanced technology into the public sphere.
Sara Sidle didn't leave on her own accord; Ecklie forced her out.Think about it: Ecklie was the biggest opponent to her and Grissom's relationship, and he even threatened to can both of them if they didn't stop. While there's no doubt the Miniature Killer incident shook her up something fierce, it's doubtful that she'd completely abandon her relationship to Grissom - the one thing that made her feel safe and secure - because of it; in fact, part of the reason she changed shifts was to help her recover. The complete 180 of her going from "we can handle this together" to "This Is Something He's Got to Do Himself" is too coincidental to be spontaneous on her part. Hence, Ecklie must've pressured her into retiring to put an end to the relationship and strike a blow against Grissom.
Gil Grissom is a superhero. His superpower is competence.In other words, he literally can do anything he puts his mind to, often without any formal training, at a moment's notice. He even made a makeshift crime scene kit once using mechanical pencil lead and tinting film. He even has an Alliterative Name. Sara Sidle is also a superhero. She, however, refuses to accept her powers, which is why she is alternately fascinated by and despising Grissom. Eventually, this leads to her breakdown and departure. Grissom also eventually leaves to attempt to help her come to grips with her powers. Since his superpower is competence, he succeeds.
All CSI teams have a Man Behind the Man who's running the show. All shows.And (you'll probably see this coming) it's none other than L.
Horatio Caine is an Agent.Think about it. Sunglasses and dark suit - check. Deadpan line delivery - check. Ability to conjure items from Hammerspace - check. All he needs is a desert eagle and the ear piece.
The CSIs are serial killers.They are way too successful and encounter way too many murders. And way too often, there turns out to be a connection between them and the crime. The secret is obvious: THEY are the perpetrators. Being CSIs gives them the perfect cover to manipulate the evidence and show off implausible 'enhanced' computer mockups to demonstrate their preplanned stories. Ecklie's the only clean CSI, and he has his suspicions. The series is from the perspective of their defense testimony.
Brass is a reptilian shapeshifter.The woman from the Lizard Cult was not hallucinating that snake-tongue. There really is a conspiracy of alien reptiles in the CSIverse. It explains the more advanced technology. The reason CSIs do so much multitasking fieldwork, interviews, and interrogations is that the Las Vegas lab is a training/recruiting center for The Men in Black that cover up this secret. Grissom leaves the lab because he's been recruited. Ecklie's in on the secret; his usual actions are Obfuscating Dickery.
CSI takes place in the same universe as Criminal MindsBecause it would be awesome to see Horatio Caine or Ecklie be the victim of a Hotchalanche.
Nick killed the babysitter that raped him when he was a little kidNick has only mentioned that he was raped once, to Catherine in the second season. This makes sense because it was a traumatic experience; there was no need to bring it up for some seasons after. Many years later, in an episode called "Death and the Maiden," a boy was raped. Even though Nick took the lead in the case, he never mentioned that he was raped, even though it would have been beneficial to do so at several points. But he did say, "If I were Tommy, I'd of killed him too." He was in a similar position to Tommy once. Therefore, Nick did kill that babysitter. He did not bring up the rape during this case because he was afraid people would finish the parallel.
The Next Season of CSI will end with...Catherine and Vartann's marriage. Because we deserve a little happiness, dammit!
Viewers aren't morons ... but CSIs are.Why is it relatively easy for us to figure out who the killer is before the CSIs do? We're supposed to. The CSIs are so dependent on where the evidence takes them that they miss the things that the viewers are meant to catch.
There will be another spinoff to cover another area of the country, again.There are is one team in the west (Vegas), southern coast (Miami), and the Northeast (NYC). Other possibilities:
The gorilla in "Evaluation Day" came from the same zoo as the grizzly in "Unbearable"And was also the victim of a "canned hunt". Why else would some furtive kill and skin a gorilla in Vegas?
Thumpy G (Revenge is Best Served Cold) was actually Det.Danny Messer from NY's crime lab, taking part in an undercover mission. He just didn't say it to the CSIs so as not to break his cover to anyone else around them.
D.B's wife will be played by Shelley LongAt the moment it looks like his wife is The Ghost, just mentioned a lot but not seen. However it seems like since D.B is well known to audiences as Sam from Cheers then it wouldn't be much of a suprise to have the one who played Diane on that show. This is based on genre-saviness because Tv Tropes Will Ruin Your Life.
Grissom is Richard Chance, back from the dead.
This show came to an end when the events of Revolution occurred.It's difficult to keep a TV series going, when a worldwide blackout renders television useless.