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Minor Character: Las Vegas
Ellie Brass.jpeg
Name Ellie Rebecca Brass
Gender Female
Birth Date September 24, 1982
Family Jim Brass (Stepfather)
Nancy Brass (Mother; deceased)
Mike O'Toole (Biological father)
City Las Vegas
Occupation Sex Worker
Pathology Spree Killer
Status Incarcerated
Portrayed By Nicki Aycox ("Ellie")
Teal Redmann (Season 5-Onward)


Ellie Brass is Jim Brass's stepdaughter.

Background[]

Ellie's biological father is former New Jersey Vice cop Mike O'Toole, who was having an affair with Brass' wife (Hollywood Brass).

According to Brass, Ellie doesn't know that he's actually not her biological father, but in the 14th season premiere she reveals to Morgan that she knows that. [1]

Season Five[]

Ellie worked as a prostitute in Los Angeles (under the name, Jersey).

After her best friend, Dakota went missing, she called Brass for help when the local police refused to look into Dakota's disappearance. Brass headed out to L.A. to investigate Dakota's disappearance; it is later revealed that she had been murdered.

Season Six[]

In "Bang-Bang", Brass is shot by William Cutler, a wanted suspect in a triple homicide, prompting Ellie to come and visit him at the hospital.

While Brass was in surgery, Grissom called Ellie to come to the hospital. While her father was in the hospital in critical condition, Ellie seemed more concerned with the pension than her father's likelihood of survival (Way to Go).

Season Thirteen[]

Ellie is the main subject in Strip Maul between Jim and a girl called Chastity who knew Ellie and bought her mother's engagement ring for $200. Later, Chastity tells him to go look for Ellie.

Ellie is later held hostage by a serial killer in the season finale Skin in the Game. She is later seen in a video telling her father and her mother, Nancy "We have sinned".

Season Fourteen[]

Ellie is discovered to be both the girlfriend and partner of the serial killer after shooting him to death. After killing him, she proceeds to shoot Morgan in the back. Later, she kills her mother.

Ellie has been behind the murders in Skin in the Game all along and has been held in custody.

In the season finale, Ellie attempts suicide, but ends up recovering. She is reconciled with Brass, telling him that it wasn't his fault, but there was something wrong in her. Before Ellie regains consciousness, Brass guesses that she knows he is not her biological father.

Relationship with Jim Brass[]

Despite Ellie's rebellious behavior, Brass still loves her deeply even though he knows she’s not his daughter and keeps a picture of her as a child on his desk in his office.

When he discovers that Ellie is doing drugs, he keeps after her until she cleans up, but their relationship remains difficult and strained.

Personality[]

Ellie butts heads with Brass frequently due to her profession as a prostitute and the fact that she is willing to go "bareback" (condomless) if the price is right (Hollywood Brass). Despite this, she did visit Jim at the hospital after his shooting.

Known Victims[]

  • May 15, 2013:
    • Matthew Tarland (her boyfriend and accomplice; shot)
    • Morgan Brody (attempted, but survived; was held captive by her accomplices, then non-fatally shot in the back by her)
    • Nancy Brass (her mother; stabbed)
    • Jim Brass (her stepfather; held at gunpoint)

Appearances[]

CSI:Crime Scene Investigation
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 #
Season 2 - - - - - - - - - X - - - - - - - - - - - - - N/A 1
Season 5 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X - - - - - 1
Season 6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X N/A 1
Season 13 - - - - - - - - X - - - - - - - - - - - - X N/A 2
Season 14 X - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X N/A 2
Total 7

References[]

  1. Brass tells Warrick Brown: "Call it the mailman's. Ellie doesn't know despite him and amach being divorced because of it." (Ellie)
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