CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

You Kill Me

Season 8, Ep 8, Aired 11/22/07
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  • Episode Description
  • Hodges stages hypothetical murders in the lab in order to give his fellow lab techs a chance to play CSI, but unbeknownst to them he has other motives behind his actions. Meanwhile, after Sara's farewell, everyone tries to comfort Grissom.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Marg Helgenberger

    Catherine Willows

  • William Petersen

    Gil Grissom

  • Gary Dourdan

    Warrick Brown

  • George Eads

    Nick Stokes

  • Eric Szmanda

    Greg Sanders

  • Fan Reviews (43)
  • There is one role for Hodges outside CSI

    By JohanHDrent, Aug 28, 2013

  • Massive fan - Still loved this episode

    By Solar_Dragon, Nov 30, 2012

  • Jorja Fox should be thankful she jumped ship before this Thanksgiving waste of time was filmed.

    By jekyll, Nov 23, 2007

  • Well despite the CSI purist I enjoyed this escape into full unabashed fantasy. They gave a small nod to Sarah being gone appropriate since a long drawn out exercise would've been bad. It was fun to watch Hodges in action whenever he

    By danharr, Nov 24, 2007

  • Great episode! What more needs to be said in a summary? Isn't that the point of the review?

    By Game-Face, Nov 23, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (32)

    • Wendy (during their 'murder' investigation): No, no. Captain Brass is not the kind of cop who smacks a suspect around. Henry: Really? He scares me.

    • Wendy: Well, Bobby's a gun guy. Gun guys shoot people. Mandy: Gun guys don't shoot people. People shoot people. Hodges: Actually, bullets shoot people, shot from guns which are usually in the hands of gun guys.

    • Wendy: You said that the emergency release plunger was bent. Hodges: Mm-hmm. Wendy: Well, that thing is made of solid steel. How could Henry do that? Mandy: Adrenaline kicks in when he finally realizes that he's dying. So, maybe in the moment of crisis, Henry has the strength of ten men. (beat) Ten small men. (laughs) Hodges: "Maybe." That word always looks so good on a case report.

    • Archie: Why would Henry wanna kill me? Wendy: We're not supposed to care about the why. Archie: Whatever.

    • Hodges: Excuse me, we're-- Archie: Playing a murder game. I know, I get it. I wanna play. Wendy: He says it's not a game. Archie: Well, I wanna play anyway. Hodges: No. Archie: Why not? Hodges: You're the dead guy. Archie: Oh. Well, then I'd have a vested interest in the outcome then, wouldn't I?

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    Notes (5)

    • International Titles: Czech Republic: Dám se zabít (I Will Have Myself Killed)

    • Original International Air Dates: Denmark: January 25, 2008 on Kanal 5 United Kingdom: February 26, 2008 on Channel 5 New Zealand: March 24, 2008 on TV3 The Netherlands: March 24, 2008 on RTL4 Norway: March 25, 2008 on TVNorge Latin America: March 31, 2008 on AXN Australia: April 21, 2008 on Nine Italy: May 8, 2008 on FoxCrime Sweden: May 19, 2008 on Kanal 5 Germany: October 30, 2008 on RTL Austria: October 30, 2008 on ORF1 Spain: November 4, 2008 on AXN Finland: January 7, 2009 on MTV3 Czech Republic: October 15, 2009 on TV Nova

    • Music Featured In This Episode: That's Life - Karaoke Tribute

    • This is the first episode of the series to not feature a real murder, or, in fact, a crime of any kind.

    • Starting with this episode, the opening credits no longer feature Jorja Fox and each cast member's pictures are from this season.

    Trivia (10)

    • In the third case, the number on the board in the evidence locker is the exact numver of days since Greg blew up the lab in 3x22 Play With Fire

    • Despite being a gambling addict, Warrick suggests to Nick that they 'hit the Strip' and play some pai gow or blackjack.

    • Wendy turned 35 in October.

    • Sara is in San Francisco visiting her mother.

    • Running Gags: Bobby Dawson keeps becoming the prime suspect in each murder case. David Phillips is obsessed with checking for "Signs of Sexual Trauma".

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    Allusions (9)

    • Greg erases the "1659" from the OSHA safety sign (DAYS WITHOUT A LOST TIME ACCIDENT) and replaces it with "0". This episode aired 1659 days after the Season 3 "Play With Fire," in which Greg was seriously injured when part of the lab exploded.

    • This episode is filled with references to the Season 7 episode"Lab Rats." Among the references include: 1) Hodges creating a board game called "Lab Rats." 2) Hodges eating "Lucky Chips", the same kind of potato chips he eats in "Lab Rats." 3) The episode revolves around the the "Lab Rats": Hodges, Wendy, Mandy, Henry and Archie. 4) Archie is the second lab tech to have the final words before the beginning credits roll (after Hodges in the episode "Lab Rats"). 5) This episode is filmed completely in the CSI lab, with only the Main Stars and Recurring Guest "Lab Rat" cast appearing.

    • Warrick asks Nick to play Blackjack and Pai Gow. "Pai Gow" poker (or Double-hand poker) is an Americanized version of Pai Gow, in that it is played with playing cards using poker hand rankings, while Pai Gow is played with Chinese dominoes.

    • Near the end of the episode, Hodges refers to himself as a "Padawan" and to Grissom as a "Jedi Master" from the 1977 film Star Wars.

    • Wendy: There was a motorcycle battery in the ventilation duct? Henry: Wired to the ladder and the evidence box? Hodges: Precisely. Devilishly clever wouldn't you say? Henry: No. Wendy: Well who's the killer Wile E. Coyote? Wile E. Coyote (also known simply as "The Coyote") and the Road Runner are cartoon characters from a series of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons. The Coyote tries to capture the Road Runner often using Rube Goldberg devices (exceedingly complex apparatuses that perform a very simple task in a very indirect and convoluted way).

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