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This Is The Best CSI Episode, According To IMDb

TV shows don't get much more well-known or recognizable than "CSI." The CBS series ran from October 2000 to September 2015 and starred Ted Danson, Laurence Fishburne, Elisabeth Shue, and Paul Guilfoyle. Throughout its time on the air, the show produced a total of 336 episodes and managed to win 68 awards (via IMDb). 

Indeed, it proved to be a big hit with both TV critics and police-procedural fans alike, and currently holds an impressive 81% average audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. The series was so popular, in fact, that it had unintended consequences on real-life police investigations. Over the course of its run, "CSI" was also named the most-watched drama series in the world a total of six times by the Monte-Carlo TV Festival, earning more wins in the category than any show that came before it (via Deadline).

Taking all that into account, "CSI" fans have long wondered which of the show's 336 episodes is its absolute best. Thankfully, one website offers an answer to that particular question.

CSI fans love the show's Season 9 premiere

On IMDb, the highest-rated episode of "CSI" is none other than its Season 9 premiere, titled "For Warrick." The episode, which aired in October 2008, currently holds a 9.1 average rating out of 10 on the site, based on nearly 1,100 fan votes.

The episode in question features the tragic death of then-series regular Warrick Brown (Gary Dourdan). Prior to his death, Brown is framed for the murder of a mafia boss but is ultimately acquitted on all counts. However, Brown's lucky turn of fate, unfortunately, results in a corrupt police officer seeking him out and fatally wounding him. Brown subsequently dies in Grissom's (William Petersen) embrace.

The episode played strongly on fans' emotions and considering that IMDb's ratings are based on user votes, it seems clear that "For Warrick" left a lasting impression on "CSI" viewers everywhere. At least, they certainly seem to think it stands above the rest of the CBS procedural's other episodes.