CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Precious Metal

Season 3, Ep 18, Aired 4/3/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Catherine, Nick, and Sara investigate a seemingly months old body found in the mountains. Discovery of the man's identity lead the team to the world of robot wars. Warrick and Grissom look into the case of a man found murdered in an alley. Complicating their efforts, the medical examiner "lost" the body for 11 days. Greg helps this case by doing some undercover work.

  • 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 (3)
  • Foreshawding for Greg's future as a CSI.

    By moggiye16, Oct 12, 2006

  • An ok episode. I didn't really find it that interesting, except for the parts with Greg.

    By aussieforgood, Feb 06, 2006

  • As bad as this sounds, I loved this ep because I got to see a lot more of Greg, and that makes me very happy!

    By CSIWannabe, Jan 22, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Brass: With all this wind and weather, any evidence of the dump is long gone. Grissom (nods towards the barrel): We got evidence. Signed, sealed and delivered.

    • (finding the body in the barrel) Catherine: Soap mummy. Grissom: Adipocere, a.k.a. Mortuary wax. This is what you get when fatty tissue decomposes in an alkaline environment with limited oxygen. Catherine: All you need is a little moisture and enough time. Anaerobic bacteria digest body fats, converting them into a waxy solid. Kind of like the way they make vegetable shortening. Brass: I'll never eat another french fry again.

    • Grissom: So, let's see. You surf, you scuba dive. You're into latex, you like fashion models and Marilyn Manson. And you also have a coin collection? Greg: Weird, ha? Grissom: Well, I race cockroaches.

    • Grissom: What happened to your enthusiasm, Greg? Greg: Well, everytime I make a DNA match in here my world gets a little smaller. Out there I felt large. Grissom: Out there... means a pay cut. Greg: It's not about the money. Grissom: That's good to know.

    • Ginger: I'm at home with this. (hands her a picture of a guy) Catherine: Does it have a name or did it come with the wallet? Ginger: Pretty funny for a scientist.

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    Trivia (4)

    • Goof: When Sara and Catherine are viewing Christian Cutler's DOD record, Christian's name is spelled 'Christian' everywhere except the bottom, where it's misspelled 'Christain.'

    • Luna Cable, Nigel Crane's place of employment from the Season 2 episode"Stalker," appears in Keith Mercer's cell phone records.

    • In this episode we learn that Grissom has worked in Minnesota.

    • Goof: When Warrick is spraying for blood at the house of the coin collection, he starts numbering the foot prints that appear with yellow marker cards. When he lays down number 4, he very openly drops it. The card lands fallen on its side, but don't you think he would fix it if he were going to document the evidence in a photo?

    Allusions (1)

    • Some of the robots that appear in this episode are stars in the TV series Battlebots.

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