Season 11
Number 8
Writer David Weddle,
Bradley Thompson
Director Martha Coolidge
Original Airdate November 11, 2010
Previous Episode: Bump and Grind
Next Episode: Wild Life

Fracked is the eighth episode in season eleven of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.


Two men are murdered just before exposing a natural gas company for poisoning residents in a farming town, and the CSI's must discover who is responsible for their deaths.


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Main Cast

Guest Cast

  • Archie Kao as Archie Johnson
  • Marc Vann as Conrad Ecklie
  • Katee Sackhoff as Detective Frankie Reed
  • Angela Bettis as Rosalind Johnson
  • Henry G. Sanders as Bill Gibson
  • Megan Ward as Lisa Adams
  • Colby Paul as Scott
  • Matthew Atkinson as Barry
  • David Courvoisier as Himself
  • Christopher Goodman as Richard Adams (victim)
  • Richard Gunn as Cody Trimble
  • Christina Masterson as Lexie
  • Tim Mikulecky as Walter Burns (victim)


  • After hearing about Fracking Raymond Langston suggests that it sounds like a Sci-Fi expletive. He's right: Frak is an expletive from the remake series of Battlestar Galactica. Basically it is the show's version of the word fuck.
  • When Catherine pushes to continue the investigation, Ecklie tells her that she's "no Erin Brockovich", to which Catherine makes a face. Marg Helgenberger co-starred as Donna Jensen in the 2000 film, "Erin Brockovich".
  • The episode was inspired by the Hinkley Ground Water Contamination Case in which from 1952 to 1966, the gas company; the Pacific Gas and Electric Company had been pumping 370 million gallons of chromium-tainted wastewater into the wastewater pools around the town of Hinkley, California, resulting in a investigation by Erin Brockovich in 1993, leading to class-action lawsuit filed by Brockovich in 1996 against the PG&E and resulting in the largest cash settlement in US history of $333 million.

See Also

CSI:Las Vegas Season 11
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