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Season 5, Episode 17
Airdate March 10, 2005
Production Number 517
Written by Josh Berman,
Richard Catalani
Directed by Duane Clark
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Compulsion is the seventeenth episode of the fifth season of CSI, and the one hundred ninth episode overall.

Guest Stars: Aisha Tyler (Mia Dickerson), Wallace Langham (David Hodges), Jose Zuniga (Detective Cavaliere), Marc Vann (Conrad Ecklie), James Patrick Stuart (Adam Mathews), David Berman (David Phillips), Larry Sullivan (Officer Akers), Victoria Prescott (Judy Tremont), Wil Wheaton (Walter), Lee Tergesen (Martin Hawkins), Stephen Baldwin (Jesse Acheson), David Newsom (Hayden Michaels), Diane DiLascio (Yvonne Hawkins), Tamara Clatterbuck (Michelle Acheson), Jason Segel (Neil Jansen), Tina Lifford (Judge Witherspoon), Russell Sams (Front Desk Clerk), Cleo King (Lucy), Andy Gobienko (Matt Hawkins), Erin Matthews (Martha Krell), Jason London (Keith Garbett)


Plot Overview

Grissom, Sara and Greg start off investigating an airline attendant found stabbed to death in a hotel room. Catherine and Nick are investigating the beating death of a 12 year old boy found in his own bed.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Grissom: Here’s the smell of the blood still; all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.

  • Macbeth, Act V, Scene I.

Memorable Moments



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