Play Dead
Season 13
Number 5
Writer Treena Hancock,
Melissa R. Byer
Director Eagle Egilsson
Original Airdate October 31, 2012
Previous Episode: It Was a Very Good Year
Next Episode: Pick and Roll

Play Dead is the fifth episode in season thirteen of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.


When a K-9 is blamed for the death of his partner, the CSI team discovers there’s more to the case. Meanwhile, Finlay and Morgan investigate the death of a high-profile divorce lawyer with a lot of enemies.


Two girls on their way to a Halloween party come across the body of a man who has seemingly been attacked by an angry dog. Brass, Nick and David arrive at the scene and immediately assume the dog is responsible due to the bite marks on the victim's neck. Having searched the body, the team discover the victim was a cop, carrying a loaded weapon and had a small quantity of drugs in his possession, and that the dog, who was the victim's K-9 dog, was not responsible after all.

Finlay and Brody arrive at the scene of a divorce lawyer's murder, killed by a single gunshot wound to the chest. It turns out that his job and lack of ethics earned him a lot of enemies.


Main Cast

Guest Cast

  • Larry Mitchell as Officer Mitchell
  • David S. Lee as Sergeant Varanski
  • James Hyde as Barry Sloan
  • Caroline Lagerfelt as Marjorie Randell
  • Michael Bunin as Brent Walsh
  • Brianne Davis as Sabrina Walsh
  • Kim Richards-Umansky as Ms. Young
  • Elizabeth Abrams as Hooker #1
  • Tauvia Dawn as Hooker #2
  • Johanna Braddy as Carly Green
  • Mike Alexander as Vinnie Barso
  • Brigette Davidovici as Jen
  • Katie Leclerc as Christine

Episode Title

  • The episode was previously titled "Once Bitten".


  • Kyle Richards-Umansky made her a special guest as Ms. Young in this episode.
  • When Brass is seen talking to Russell, he mentions a case where a cheerleader eats another cheerleader's stomatch while being high on PCP. This is a reference to the episode "Let the Seller Beware".

See Also

CSI:Las Vegas Season 13
Karma to BurnCode Blue Plate SpecialWild FlowersIt Was a Very Good YearPlay DeadPick and RollFallen AngelsCSI on FireStrip MaulRisky Business ClassDead AirDouble FaultIn Vino VeritasExileForget Me NotLast Woman StandingDead of the ClassShelteredBackfireFearlessGhosts of the PastSkin in the Game