CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Weeping Willows

Season 5, Ep 22, Aired 5/5/05
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  • Episode Description
  • A man (Alan Rosenberg) whom Catherine flirted with at a bar reappears in her life as a suspect in a murder investigation of a woman who was shot and killed.

  • 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 (12)
  • Catherine is in a bit of trouble.

    By Leanne_Cooper, Apr 16, 2010

  • A more enjoyable episode.

    By Philology, Jun 19, 2009

  • Excellent

    By moonlightenvy, Jan 12, 2009

  • Lack of scientific investigation.

    By Danny2312, Feb 14, 2008

  • A big "Catherine" episode that turned out great!

    By tsar_luke30, Oct 18, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Catherine: What the hell are you doing here? Novak: I want to know why you're setting me up, manipulating evidence to make me look guilty. All because I came on too strong? Catherine: I want you out of here. Novak: I didn't get my signals crossed. You changed the play, and you're screaming foul. That's some power trip, babe. Who's the guilty one here? Catherine: You want to talk to me, call your lawyer. Set up an appointment down at PD.

    • Ecklie: Just walk me through your interaction with the suspect. Catherine: I met Adam Novak in a bar called the Highball. Ecklie: Were you drinking? Catherine: I had one cocktail, on his tab. He walked me out to my car. Things got physical. Ecklie: Could you define "physical"? Catherine: I believe that I outlined the specifics in my memo. Ecklie: Catherine, you know what I'm asking, and it's not in the memo. Catherine: I didn't have sex with him, though he clearly wanted it. Ecklie: And you didn't? Catherine: I went out after shift to unwind. I even invited Warrick and Nick to come along. They had other plans. Ecklie: All right. So ... when you put on the brakes, Mr. Novak ... got angry. Catherine: Yeah. I got into my car. He went back inside.

    • Sara: So, Judge Wilson tells me I'd have better luck with a blue suit than a gray suit. What is that? Do you think he meant that? Do you think he was flirting with me or ... ? Catherine: I thought judges were supposed to be color blind. Sara: Yeah, right. That's cute.

    • Doc Robbins (about the victim): Abrasions on her knees. Grissom: So ... maybe she was kneeling. Doc Robbins: Begging for her life.

    • Novak: No way you were never married. Oh, let me guess. You were young, he seemed more mature than he really was, he swept you off your feet, and, uh, he let you fall. Catherine: Bruised, but not broken.

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    Notes (3)

    • Music Featured In This Episode: Weeping Willow- Sebastien Schuller

    • This is the last appearence of Madison McReynolds as Lindsey Willows. The role would taken over by another actress in Season 7.

    • The original plan for this episode was having all the victims looking strikingly like Catherine but this idea was already used in the Season 4 episode "Butterflied" in which the victim had a striking resemblance to Sara. Instead, the victims are both blond and were at the same club as Catherine.

    Trivia (3)

    • The address of the lab is 3057 Westfall Avenue, Las Vegas, NV.

    • Alan Rosenberg and Marg Helgenberger are the real-life husband and wife.

    • Goof: Since Catherine has a conflict of interest in the cases due to her past relationship with the suspect, she should have recused herself.

    Allusions (4)

    • Grissom: What happened to you? Catherine: I walked into a door. A common excuse used when someone has been hit and doesn't want to discuss it. Catherine gets the excuse from her mother in the previous scene... Lily: What did you do, walk into a door? This theme is followed up later in the ep with this... Grissom: He hit you. Catherine: No, it was an accident. The implication is that they've been down this road before, most likely with her marriage with Eddie.

    • Episode Title: Weeping Willows The title of this episode is a reference to Catherine and her past. The willow tree is know for its ability to withstand strong storms because it can bend. Adam Novak: No way you were never married. Oh, let me guess. You were young, he seemed more mature than he really was, he swept you off your feet, and uh, he let you fall. Catherine: Bruised, but not broken. The second allusion is based on the use of the weeping willow in literature to represent sadness, loss and grief, along with the opportunity for new growth.

    • Lily: I was a working mother too, you know. Catherine: There but for the grace of God... This refers back to Catherine's conversation with Lady Heather in "Slaves of Las Vegas" (Season 2) when she tells Heather "all my mother taught me was cash up front."

    • Dr. Robbins: This woman did not go gentle into that good night. "Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night " is the title of a famous poem by Dylan Thomas.

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