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Gentle, Gentle 

A kidnapping case becomes unusually personal to the usually detached Grissom. The 4-month old baby, Zach Anderson, was allegedly kidnapped from his home. A ransom note, found by his mother,... See full summary »


Danny Cannon


Anthony E. Zuiker (created by), Ann Donahue

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
William Petersen ... Gil Grissom
Marg Helgenberger ... Catherine Willows
Gary Dourdan ... Warrick Brown
George Eads ... Nick Stokes
Jorja Fox ... Sara Sidle
Paul Guilfoyle ... Jim Brass
Eric Szmanda ... Greg Sanders
Lisa Darr ... Gwen Anderson
Brian McNamara ... Steven Anderson
Reginald VelJohnson ... Dr. Philip Kane
Jesse Littlejohn ... Tyler Anderson
Robert David Hall ... Al Robbins
Eric Stonestreet ... Ronnie Litre
Natalie Zea ... Needra Fenway
Terry Bozeman ... Attorney Brad Lewis


A kidnapping case becomes unusually personal to the usually detached Grissom. The 4-month old baby, Zach Anderson, was allegedly kidnapped from his home. A ransom note, found by his mother, is left in his crib. Many things seem strange about this case as more evidence are analyzed. When Zach's body is found on a nearby golf course, the team is sure that his death is no mere accident. Written by Ploy P.

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Release Date:

12 April 2001 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | DTS (DTS 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

4:3 Full Frame
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When Grissom pulls the blanket out from under the cabinet, there is a roll of paper towels attached to the door which change position in between shots. See more »


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Single-most Worst Episode of Series
14 April 2019 | by gardeniapalmsSee all my reviews

If this was the show the future of the series depended on, there is no doubt in my mind we wouldn't have been able to watch 15 seasons. .bot even 2.

At first I wasn't sure exactly what the problem was: bad writing?...bad direction?...ot over acting? Then I reslized... it was all 3! I am truly surprised CBS would let this slip through and air. Probably the worst offender was the character "Grissom".: only he can take the pictures of the corpse...only he can move the body to be taken to the M E.s office...only he can step in and protect the mother from the throngs of reporters as she is being escorted into the building but yet during an interrogation by a pool he let's a reporter saunter up and show the husband some photos and not say s word even when the father gives his statement and we watch the rrootter go around the pool over to where the mother is whocwpparently had no comment then we watch the reporter saunter off.

We witnessed people getting angry without justification and evidence that made no sense at all nor moved the story forward.

I'm glad the powers-that-be saw past this episode and saw the potential for what the series could becone or we would never had seen what it did become nor "CSI: NY".

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