CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Hollywood Brass

Season 5, Ep 20, Aired 4/21/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Brass travels to Hollywood, California to try to track down his estranged daughter's friend, meanwhile trying to rekindle some kind of relationship with her.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Gary Dourdan

    Warrick Brown

  • George Eads

    Nick Stokes

  • Paul Guilfoyle

    Captain Jim Brass

  • Robert David Hall

    Dr. Al Robbins

  • Bill Eagles

  • Fan Reviews (15)
  • Brass comes to LA to help his estranged daughter, Ellie, whose roommate and fellow hooker has disappeared.

    By Katreniah, Jul 18, 2010

  • A different episode than usual. This story focuses on Brass as he helps his daughter find out what happened to her friend. Throughout this plot we also learn more about Brass's personal life.

    By tvchica, Aug 01, 2008

  • Ellie needs Brass's help to find out what happened to her friend

    By lsburton, Mar 25, 2008

  • An episode without Grissom, Catherine, Greg and Sara.

    By Danny2312, Dec 27, 2007

  • Well, this was interesting.

    By Devonwood, Mar 02, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Annie: About six months ago, this strung-out hooker comes into the PD, beat to crap, screaming that Vic Patterson had done it, and her wounds looked a lot like this. I figured it was her pimp, she was sniffing around for a settlement. Sent her home with an ice pack. Brass: Oh. I'm sorry. I knew you thought this guy was a winner. Annie: I worked my whole life to sit at the table with the big boys ... only to find out that the food is poisoned. Brass: You know, the only record of this investigation is in that envelope, and half the evidence collection won't stand up in court, so it's your call. How many years you got on? Annie: Eight back in Jersey, fifteen here. Brass: Well, that's 23 combined. That's a lot of innings. I mean, the worse they can do is make you retire. Annie: What am I gonna do then? Knit? This is it, Jimmy. This is all I got. Brass: Well, if it's all you got, then you got to do it right. Remember Mike O'Toole? From Vice? Annie: Of course I do. Broke my heart when I found out he was dirty. Brass: Yeah, he was a heartbreaker. Broke up my marriage. Annie: I thought I did that. Brass: Well, Nancy used our affair because she was looking for a way out, but for me ... I mean, I guess I'm old-fashioned. You know, a bad marriage is better than no marriage ... I thought. Annie: And you thought a kid would help? Brass: You see, that's the thing. I didn't have a kid. Annie (puts a hand on his cheek): Yeah, you did. I don't see Mike O'Toole out here helping her. Brass: Well ... I spent a good chunk of my life looking the other way. I mean, so much so that my neck got tired. So I, you know, I got a divorce. I, uh ... turned Mike and his crew in. Started over in Vegas. Ellie. She's like the unfinished business of all that. Annie: So it's my neck now.

    • Nick (on the phone, about Vic Patterson): Did you get his autograph for me? Brass: You know, actually I did, and if you get me a match, you might be able to meet him at his trial. Nick: Do you think that would make his autograph worth more? Or less?

    • Warrick: I wanted to catch you before you left. I got a look at the print results from the bottles that we collected just before I was escorted out and asked to leave the lab. Brass: They say why? Warrick: No, but I think I know why. (Brass nods) It's like Chinatown, Jim. Brass: So visiting hours are over, doctor. It's time to go. Warrick: What about Ellie? Brass: What about her? Warrick: Well, she's the only one who can I.D. Todd Piccone as the driver. Brass: Well, I couldn't get much out of Annie, but I don't think Piccone killed Dakota -- it wasn't his scene. Warrick: I don't know. He's involved. It's his house. It's his car. It's his party. Brass: Who's going to believe a tweaker hooker? Warrick: You better hope nobody, or she'll be taking a dirt nap.

    • Warrick: That's a lot of blood. Matt Glazer: How much, you figure? Warrick: I don't know -- two, three pints? Annie: Nobody loses that much blood and lives. Brass: She died in this room.

    • Doc Robbins (on the phone) I thought you were asked to come home. Brass: I'll be home tomorrow. Doc Robbins: I hope she was worth it. Brass: What do you mean? Doc Robbins: I don't know; I mean, you put your career on the line. I assume there's a woman involved.

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    Notes (6)

    • Although listed in the opening credits, William Peterson, Eric Szmanda, Marg Helgenberger, and Jorja Fox do not appear in this episode. Thus, making it the fewest appearances by the main cast in an episode.

    • This episode aired out of production order as it was suppose to air after the episode "Commited" but before the episode "Weeping Willows."

    • Music Featured In This Episode: Someone Like You- New Order Tainted Love- Marilyn Manson

    • The Los Angeles Police Station is the same one used on Cold Case, another CBS police-procedural show produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.

    • This episode takes place in Los Angeles, California, like the name of this episode implies.

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    Trivia (2)

    • Goof: If it was a true meth lab that they found in the apartment, they would not be in there without SCBA'S. Meth labs contain multiple hazardous chemicals and when they are being cleaned up and investigated all the people in the house are wearing full SCBA'S and protective clothing.

    • Goof: When Nick runs the bullet that Brass sent him through IBIS, the info on the screen displaying the match states it was retrieved from a white BMW 325i convertible, when the car it actually came from was the silver BMW 745iL featured in the show.

    Allusions (5)

    • Warrick: It's like Chinatown, Jim. Warrick is referencing the last line from the 1974 classic Chinatown. The film was based on the 1908 Owens River Valley scandal, but the gradual unearthing of secrets under many layers and facades of deception during a routine PI investigation struck a responsive, and timely, chord during the Watergate era. Chinatown is where evil reigns, and the law does as little as possible.

    • Brass: He’s Hinky, I can feel it. Hinky is law enforcement jargon used by U.S. police officers to denote a situation in which circumstances, people, activities, or objects justify investigation, but the specific reason for the action is not yet clear. Identifying something as "hinky" is usually considered the result of a cop's intuition, or unconscious observations. Probably derived from obsolete Scottish word hink, from Old English inca meaning doubt.

    • Ellie: All my life that’s all you did, walk out. Now were gonna Norman Rockwell? Norman Percevel Rockwell (1894 – 1978) was a 20th century American painter. His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States, where Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine over more than four decades. Many of his works appear overly sweet in modern critics' eyes, especially the Post covers, which tend toward idealistic or sentimentalised portrayals of American life.

    • Ellie: Well, if it isn't Dick Tracy and his little sidekick, Nancy Drew. Dick Tracy is a long-run comic strip featuring a hard hitting, fast shooting and supremely intelligent police detective who has matched wits with a variety of often grotesquely ugly villains. Nancy Drew is a fictional character, the heroine detective of a popular mystery series. The series was created and outlined in detail in 1930, all Nancy Drew books are published under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene regardless of the identity of the actual author.

    • Warrick: What happens in L.A. stays in L.A. Reference to the saying and tourism slogan about Las Vegas "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas."

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