CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Forever

Season 3, Ep 21, Aired 5/1/03
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  • Episode Description
  • The trampling death of a trainer by her horse aboard a private jet is investigated by Grissom, Catherine, and Nick. Sara and Warrick look into a Romeo and Juliet scenario in the desert.

  • Cast & Crew
  • William Petersen

    Gil Grissom

  • Marg Helgenberger

    Catherine Willows

  • Gary Dourdan

    Warrick Brown

  • George Eads

    Nick Stokes

  • Paul Guilfoyle

    Captain Jim Brass

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Great allusions in this story

    By teespoon, Aug 23, 2006

  • Another great episode

    By aussieforgood, Mar 02, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Catherine: I'm gonna find out what Rone's mothers maiden name is. Grissom: What's his mother got to do with it? Catherine: She may have sold me my engagment ring.

    • Catherine: She was the victim, but she wasn't innocent.

    • (After Catherine and Nick find a lot of semen on the bed and she finds a condom) Catherine: Ooh, looky here a little DNA party. (she picks up the trash can) Bloody towels. Nick: Well, at least something made it into the trash can.

    • Murderer: Freaking pony lover. Grissom (smiles): A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse.

    • Grissom: A horse is dangerous at both ends, but uncomfortable in the middle.

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    Notes (1)

    • Music: Stand up, Sit down - Radiohead

    Trivia (4)

    • Goof: When the CSIs turn "Juliet" over, she is clearly seen blinking.

    • Goof: The DB in the desert is in funeral pose. Sara notices something on his hands, which are laid one on the other in a close shot. Cut to a wide shot and the top hand is off the other. Cut again to a close shot and it is once again atop the other.

    • Goof: When Sara and Warrick are looking at the dead girl in the prom dress, she is turned over by the coroners and her hands are almost touching straight above her head. But when the shot changes, her arms have moved quite far apart.

    • Goof: When Grissom is in the horse stall, one shot shows the door closed to Grissom's back. Cut to the next shot (a closer shot through the door) and it's open.

    Allusions (4)

    • Grissom: A horse. A horse. My kingdom for a horse. This is a reference to William Shakespeare's King Richard the Third, which is where that quote came from.

    • Catherine: The horse? Grissom: Of course. This statement is based on the opening lyrics to the 1960s show Mister Ed which was about a talking horse.

    • Episode Title: Forever Not only does Grissom mention Ian Fleming in regards to the horse but the title "Forever" alluding to the phrase "Diamonds Are Forever", which is also the name of an Ian Fleming James Bond novel. The novel was published in 1956 and adapted into a movie in 1971.

    • Sara: I think our girl was a young Madame DeFarge. She made her own death shroud, but she didn't know her own measurements.
      This is a reference to A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. In the novel, Madame Defarge, a French Revolutionary, is speaking to John Barsard, a British spy, and knitting in her wine shop. When asked by Barsard what she is knitting, she responds that it is a funeral shroud.

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