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The Character Everyone Forgets Justin Bieber Played On CSI

Across its many years on air, the "CSI" franchise has had its fair share of celebrity guest appearances. There was, of course, the time a pre-"Avengers" Jeremy Renner, aka Hawkeye, played a killer during the second season of the original "CSI." There has also been a litany of other notable guest stars in the franchise's many spinoffs, including the likes of Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs and Channing Tatum on "CSI: Miami," and Kim Kardashian on "CSI: NY."

As you can see, celebrity cameos on "CSI" aren't just limited to professional actors. Everyone from singer-songwriters to catch-all media personalities are allowed on set. Among this A-list group, there's one cameo that sometimes gets lost in the shuffle. After watching (or perhaps rewatching) his episodes, however, we can guarantee that you won't forget the time a 17-year-old Justin Bieber was gunned down by the cops on "CSI" while at one of the high points of his career.

Justin Bieber played a teen bomber on CSI

Justin Bieber first appeared on "CSI" during the first episode of the show's 11th season. He played the character Jason McCann, a young orphaned boy who shares a distinct hatred for cops with his older brother, Alex. At first, Jason is treated only as a potential suspect in a series of bombings against the Las Vegas Police Department. After the CSI team finds the ingredients needed to make explosives at Alex's house, the police track him down, resulting in a confrontation that ends in Alex's death.

You might think the story wraps up there, with Alex being pegged as the sole perpetrator. However, things change when another round of bombings occurs and more people are killed. Nevertheless, Jason is removed from LVPD custody by his legal guardian and returns home. To the surprise of no one, there are even more bombings, and Jason's legal guardian is found dead in the season's 15th episode.

Over the course of the story, investigators figure out that Jason is working with an ex-military accomplice. After tracking the duo down, Jason proves that he is willing to throw his life away to fulfill his vendetta against the police. He pulls a gun on a group of cops and is then subsequently shot down. Though he may have been a serial bomber and killer, Jason McCann's death is still somewhat tragic. After all, he was still only a teenager.