CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

The Finger

Season 2, Ep 14, Aired 1/31/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Catherine is ordered by a kidnapper to accompany a man who is to deliver $1 million in ransom to him or else he will kill the man's mistress. But when the million is paid, they learn that his mistress is already dead.

  • 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 (7)
  • A married guy, Roy Logan's, girlfriend gets kidnapped, and he gets a ransom demand. Catherine gets a call from a mysterious squeaky-by-helium voice, she disappears, and the team have no idea where she is.

    By Sasquatch_223, Apr 25, 2008

  • Kept me sitting the whole hour.

    By Lenxcer, May 30, 2007

  • One perfect Show, let me tell you that.

    By Aly358, Oct 24, 2006

  • This episode really kept you guessing until the end.

    By Shin_Inu, Oct 22, 2006

  • I think this is my all time favourite episode. A kidnapping, Catherine also 'abducted', a severed finger and a clever mystery.

    By qstevie, Oct 02, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Grissom: How did Catherine seem? Sara: Like I told Nick, she completely ignored me. Grissom: And her behavior toward Logan? Was she under duress? Agitated? Sara: No ... no, looked to me like Catherine was running the show. Grissom: A severed finger, a million bucks. And Catherine's not allowed to talk to anyone. Nick: Kidnapping? Warrick: So, who's worth one mil? Grissom: It's time to speak to his wife.

    • (Catherine sets a iced filled glass with a finger in it on Hank and Sara's table and keeps walking) Hank: Is that a finger?

    • Grissom: Okay, let's run this. Amanda was tired of being number two, so she calls up Mrs. Logan to discuss her affair with her husband. But Mrs. Logan doesn't just discuss it she throws down the gauntlet. Catherine: Amanda broke the only rule. Don't call the misses. Nick: Now he really has a problem. Warrick: Two problems. His wife is going to leave him, take half his money and he was going to jail. Sara: You got to admit, his solution was ingenious. Grissom: Most killers take their time planning a murder. He took his time covering it up. Forty-eight hours to be precise. So Logan cleans up the crime scene and calls his lawyer. Asks him to help him with his little charade. I mean, what better way to protect your assets than to pay a kidnapper who's already on retainer? Catherine: Everything from that point on was calculated. Grissom: Blood on his hands... he's the last customer of the day at the bank. Acting suspiciously... Catherine: ...driving recklessly. Warrick: He knew he'd get hauled in to the cops. Catherine: You bet your ass. He didn't leave those sunglasses behind by accident. His cell phone rang on cue. The call's for me. He practically forced that money into his lawyer's hands. Grissom: Out of one pocket, into the other. I especially liked the little show he did for us in the coroner's lab. Trying to find out how much we knew. Nick: Why make the map? Why lead Catherine to the body? Grissom: Because without the body Logan would always be under suspicion. Sara: If not by the police, by his wife. Warrick: So, he left these wine glasses for you to find. Catherine: Sure, he wanted us to suspect the wife. That's why he used her SUV to transport the body. And he let me mark the money because he knew that eventually his lawyer would touch it. Sara: Why though? The money was in a suitcase. Warrick: A million dollars. Pretty tempting. Grissom: I saw the locker and I saw Logan's briefcase. It was too big to fit inside. His lawyer had to remove the cash by hand. Sara: How could he possibly know that Catherine was going to mark the money? Warrick: He didn't. He probably thought the bank marked it. Nick: Besides, there's always fingerprints. Catherine: So I did everything in my power to help him.

    • Catherine: So, let's get to know each other. You first. (Roy Logan looks at Catherine without saying anything) You were born; you came home from the hospital. Then what?

    • Paul: Roy, put your clothes back on. Don't say another word to these people. I'm taking my complaint directly to the District Attorney. You had no grounds to detain Mr. Logan let alone disrobe him. Grissom: His hands were covered in blood and he had a million dollars in his briefcase. Paul: It's not a crime to be rich.

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    Notes (2)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Prst (The Finger)

    • Music Featured In This Episode: Cold - Plaid Our Love's In Jeopardy - Alan Parson Project

    Trivia (7)

    • Sara called Hank at the end of the episode "You've Got Male" to ask out for dinner and met in the earlier episode "Bully For You."

    • Goof: Inhaling helium changes the frequency of the voice, not the pitch as Warrick states.

    • Goof: When Catherine goes into the diner with a man and Sara is sitting talking to her date (Hank the EMT). In one shot, they are talking and in the next immediate shot Hank has a cup to his lips.

    • Catherine states that she's a CSI 3.

    • We find out that Nick is a Discovery Channel watcher just like Grissom.

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    Allusions (2)

    • Greg: So it was kind of like Getty's ear? They cut it off, sent it to the house? This refers to the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III in 1973. His grandfather refused to pay the ransom until John’s ear was delivered to him.

    • Catherine: Didn’t Shakespeare say, “Let’s kill all the lawyers?” Gil: Yeah, Henry VI. Where is he when we need him? This refers to the line from Henry VI.

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