CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Table Stakes

Season 1, Ep 15, Aired 2/22/01
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  • Episode Description
  • At a swanky fundraiser, attended by the sheriff, a woman turns up dead in the pool. The owner of the house is away and a young couple is housesitting. Warrick looks into an apparent professional hit in the glass elevator of one of the hotels.

  • 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 (6)
  • Classic CSI!

    By lilliana99, Nov 22, 2010

  • One of my my favourite episodes!!!!!!!!

    By erica_jones, Sep 03, 2006

  • Absolutely amazing. Quite possibly my favorite episode ever.

    By Devonwood, Mar 11, 2006

  • One of my favorite episodes

    By aussieforgood, Feb 27, 2006

  • I love this episode...one of my favorites!!

    By myeverything, Feb 19, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (17)

    • Catherine: 419 at The Sphere, glass elevator. You're on it. Warrick: This is a big case. I'm in a groove here. Catherine: Well, groove on down to the Strip. Warrick: Whatever happened to "You cross the tape, you go the distance"? Catherine: I was probably saying that to get you to service my needs at the time.

    • (Greg is wearing a showgirl's headdress and dancing) Catherine (smiles): You want to take that thing off your head, Greg? It's evidence. Greg: Cool your jets, Cath. I already got all the evidence out of it. Now, it's all woman. Did you ever wear one of these when you were dancing? Catherine: I wore nothing but skin. Greg: Ooh. (standing behind Greg is Grissom. Catherine sees Grissom and clears her throat. Greg turns around and finds himself face to face with Grissom. He takes the headpiece off of his head and reports) I, uh, compared the DNA from the tooth with hair follicles found inside the headdress. I think we have a match, sir. And I think we may have a homicide. Excuse me. (Greg steps back into his lab. Catherine suppresses a grin and looks at Grissom)

    • Catherine (to Grissom, who is staring in awe at a group of showgirls who pass by): Close your mouth.

    • (Warrick has just gone in a pool to collect evidence) Nick (laughing): Marco? (Warrick dives under the water and gets the evidence and comes back up) Warrick: Polo. Nick (teasing): You want to get out of there, sir? Pool closed at sundown. Catherine (joining in on teasing): Can I get you a towel, sir? (Warrick gets out of the pool) Warrick (dryly): Yeah, please.

    • (Sara's mad after getting called into work on her day off) Sara: What am I? Working food and beverage at one of the hotels? I haven't had a day off in three weeks. I mean if they're gonna call me in at least throw me a bone. Gimme the 419 on the elevator. Nick: Someone's bitter. Sara: I'm tired! Nick: You? Tired? I thought you never sleep. (Sara fakes a yawn, Nick chuckles) Nice, nice. (they walk into DNA and Greg's blasting music) Nick: What up, G? Sara: You're awake. I hate you. Greg: Couple glasses of Merlot, a rack of lamb on my day off. I slept like a baby yesterday. You look horrible. Sara: Thanks, Greg. (Greg looks at Nick) Nick: Don't look at me. I got 'sunshine' all night. (Nick glances over at Sara who glares back at him, definitely catching exactly who he's calling "sunshine") Check for DNA in the sexual assault kit and the fingernail, please. Sara: Everything has to be in CODIS ASAP. Greg: Oh, is that all? I want to know who's going to authorize my overtime? Sara: Suck it up, Greg. You're well-rested. (walks away) Greg (to Nick): You want a valium for her? Sara: I heard that!

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    Notes (2)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Vysoké sázky (High Stakes)

    • Music: Lil'devil - The Cult Charlie Big Potato - Skunk Anansie Violet - Hole

    Trivia (4)

    • Goof: It is illegal to keep piranha as pets in Nevada.

    • Goof: At around 19 to 20 min into the ep, there is a quick reflection of the boom-mic in a mirror next to a lamp.

    • Goof: Sara became a vegetarian in the earlier episode "Sex, Lies and Larvae." However in this episode, she is excited when Nick offers her a steak dinner.

    • Goof: When Grissom and Catherine catch the couple in the bedroom, they are all sitting in the living room. Amanda is drinking a soda that's about half full and Grissom then asks for the straw. In the next shot, the soda is full again.

    Allusions (2)

    • Grissom: Now I see it...the family resemblance. Donny and Marie; brother and sister. Donny and Marie Osmond are a famous brother-and-sister singing duo who had their own show, The Donny & Marie Show.

    • Catherine: We have a forgery! Nick: Either that, or a dimpled ballot. Nick's reference to a dimpled ballot is an allusion to the infamous 2000 Presidential elections in the US, and the recount difficulties encountered, including many ballots being disqualified as 'dimpled'.

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