CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 82007
The eighth season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation premiered on CBS on September 27, 2007 and ended May 15, 2008. Only 11 episodes had been completed and aired before the 2007 Writers Guild of America strike. Only six more episodes were made after the strike, for a total of only 17 episodes, which makes Season 8 the shortest season so far in the CSI franchise. Jorja Fox signed on for only seven episodes for the eighth season. Some international broadcasters only showed the first part of the crossover "Who and What" because Without a Trace didn't air at the time.
The Theory of Everything (E15)
A deer is illegally killed, and the person found with the body in the back of his truck apparently dressed it in a tutu. The man, who was completely drunk when arrested, was being interrogated by Nick and Brass, and suddently tries to escape and is pepper sprayed. Unfazed by the spray, officers then taser him and he bursts into flames and dies. Meanwhile an unbalanced woman wearing a tinfoil outfit at the front desk tries to warn people (including Nick) of an alien invasion. After observing the burning man, she later turns up dead with green-tinted blood. When other people turn up with the same problem, it's up to the team to figure out why. Meanwhile, an old couple dies, apparently in their sleep... but there is evidence the cases are related.