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* CreepyDollhouse: The ones made by the Miniature Killer.

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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Inverted in "The Chick Chop Flick Shop". [[spoiler:The victim (a horror movie actress) broke a heel and died by falling on a sharp pipe, but the owners of the studio intentionally tried to make it look like a murder and frame a former special effects employee who was badly burned when a smoke machine malfunctioned so that they wouldn't lose their liability insurance and be forced to close the studio.]]


* StrayShotsStrikeNothing: Averted. In one episode a man fired a handgun into the air and accidentally killed a woman who lived miles away. Sadly, it was probably inspired by one of a number of cases in RealLife where people carelessly firing off guns in celebration have killed innocent bystanders.

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* StrayShotsStrikeNothing: Averted. In one episode ''Coming of Rage'', a man reflexively fired a handgun into the air and accidentally killed a woman who lived miles away. Sadly, it was probably inspired by one of a number of cases in RealLife where people carelessly firing off guns in celebration have killed innocent bystanders.


* GrandFinale: "Immortality." The crime of the week was just big enough that it warranted a two-hour episode to solve, but the truly important thing was that Sara finally got over her decision to separate from Gil (that is the reason she returned to Las Vegas to begin with) and thus both Grissoms go RidingOffIntoTheSunset.

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* GrandFinale: The series is wrapped up with the FinaleMovie "Immortality." The crime of the week was just big enough that it warranted a two-hour episode to solve, but the truly important thing was that Sara finally got over her decision to separate from Gil (that is the reason she returned to Las Vegas to begin with) and thus both Grissoms go RidingOffIntoTheSunset.RidingIntoTheSunset.


* GoodColorsEvilColors: Vampire {{LARP}}ers have [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] while werewolves have [[SupernaturalGoldEyes yellow eyes]] in "Blood Moon".


* IdenticalTwinMistake: One episode deals with the deals with the VictimOfTheWeek being a soccer mom that was shot in a parking lot, and the investigation eventually leading to a house where the woman's identical twin has apparently hanged herself. [[spoiler:Turns out that the women were long-lost twins and the one who apparently committed suicide had become a newspaper editor and was about to rat out a photographer that had photoshopped pictures of the Second Gulf War to "make them more representative of WarIsHell", winning a prize for that. He had seduced her, drugged her and hung her, and seeing her twin made him believe that she had ''somehow'' survived that and shot the twin just to make sure.]]

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* IdenticalTwinMistake: One episode deals with the deals with the VictimOfTheWeek being a soccer mom that was shot in a parking lot, and the investigation eventually leading to a house where the woman's identical twin has apparently hanged herself. [[spoiler:Turns out that the women were long-lost twins and the one who apparently committed suicide had become a newspaper editor and was about to rat out a photographer that had photoshopped pictures of the Second Gulf War to "make them more representative of WarIsHell", winning a prize for that. He had seduced her, drugged her and hung her, and seeing her twin made him believe that she had ''somehow'' survived that and shot the first twin just by mistake due to make sure.them having gone to the same laundromat and her arriving at the time he had expected his target to be there. He then went to her house to take care of the evidence of his forged photos, and when the "dead" woman came home, he panicked, strangled and then hung her.]]

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* AbnormalAmmo: One episode had bullets made of frozen ground beef.

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* NoNameGiven: The little girl in "Lucky Strike". Her name is never mentioned, even by her own mother when she's complaining about her being left out.

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* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: A ''very'' long example: in the first season episode ''Too Tough To Die'' Tony Thorpe rapes and beats up a woman so bad she is left braindead, but, as she's technically still alive, it's not murder so he only gets a few years. In season 9 when Sara comes back we find someone pulled the plug on the victim. While Thorpe is suspected at first it turns out he got in a gun fight and ended up paralysed from the waist down. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy..


* BewareTheNiceOnes: D.B. is usually a pretty nice, easygoing, sometimes funny guy. But threaten his family or his CSIs and you will definitely regret it.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: D.B. is usually a pretty nice, easygoing, sometimes funny guy. But threaten his family or his CSIs [=CSIs=] and you will definitely regret it.

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* AsHimself: Former Las Vegas mayor [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Goodman Oscar Goodman]] plays himself in two episodes. In the second, "Maid Man", he is the victim of an [[ConspicuouslyPublicAssassination assassination attempt]].

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** The main suspect in "Bittersweet" is closely modeled on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karla_Homolka Karla Homolka]].


* EverybodyDidIt: "Unfriendly Skies", though it was actually self-defense; the delusional victim was trying, probably unintentionally, to bring down the plane.

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"Unfriendly Skies", though it was actually self-defense; the delusional victim was trying, probably unintentionally, to bring down the plane.plane.
** "Tell-Tale Hearts". Unusual in that the [=CSIs=] have confessions from all suspects early on and have to learn who is telling the truth and who is lying... only to discover that all suspects did it together.

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* The {{Pilot}} episodes of ''Series/CSIMiami'' and ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' both crossed over with ''CSICrimeSceneInvestigation'', as well as there being an eventual three part crossover with all three, but Gil Grissom never appeared in them. This is apparently because Creator/WilliamPetersen was against the spin-offs and refused to appear.

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