CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 5 Episode 19

4 x 4

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Apr 14, 2005 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

One night, four cases. Grissom and Brass get a stolen hummer and a taco stand. Warrick gets a dead car show girl. Sara and Greg get a dead bodybuilder. Nick gets a dead boy found on a bench.

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  • Best Put Together Episode in Season 5

    When I read this episode would have 4 cases in it, I thought it would be very confusing and hard to follow. However it was the opposite, the four cases flowed from one case to the next and was a very unique episode. However, it wasn't a 10 for me due to the 1st case (Grissoms hit and run) being very quick and didn't really contain that much forensic science and was pretty obvious from the start. However the other three cases were superb, especially the last case (Nick's case). This one for me the best as the story line was very unique and interesting. George Eads, who plays Nick, was superb is showing his emotion in the last scene and is a fantastic actor. This episode would have been a 10 for me if Grissoms case hadn't have been so obvious.moreless
  • 4 cases in 1 episode

    This episode was very unique in the fact there were 4 cases and that each of them took centre stage for 10 minutes or so before they were solved and the next 1 started.

    Case 1 is Grissom and Brass investigating a stolen Hummer, this case perhaps features my favorite line In the whole of CSI history, when Grissom says "I think this is the dumbest thing weve ever heard".

    Case 2 my least favorite out of the 4 sees warrick investigating the death of a model at a car show. Alot of ageism in this case.

    Case 3 sees Sara team up with Greg investigating the death of a bodybilder. Some funny moments here including Sara and Greg showering together and Greg looking at his muscles in a mirror. Case 4 (the last 1) and perhaps the darkest sees Nick investigate the death of a young boy who it turns out was killed by his best friend. Very sad and some great acting in this case from George Eads. Overall a unique and interesting way to handle 4 cases, one of the best episodes of season 5.moreless
  • Four cases are seen in transition from one case to another, often providing hilarity and insight.

    This is an excellent episode, and one of the funnier episodes of CSI. It starts with a rapid time lapse, giving a hint as to what is to come.

    Grissom works through his case efficiently, and the rapid time lapse backward occurs again, leading to Catherine and Warrick on the case. Once their crime is wrapped up, time warp happens again, and we find Sara and Greg on the scene of their crime. The final time lapse into the past gives us Nick.

    While the crimes themselves are not particularly memorable, the banter between the colleagues is absolutely priceless.

    As each 'group' of CSIs on a case passes another in the hall or lobby, the effects of overheard conversations is priceless. For example, as Grissom passes Sara and Greg, he overhears them talking about showering together. The look on Grissom's face was perfect. As Nick talks on the phone to the private school's administrator, Catherine's distraction is obvious, and leads to her assistance, since her daughter attends that academy.

    Overall, this was a fabulous episode.moreless
  • I like this episode.

    This episode starts with Grissom and Brass investigate a stolen hammer. The culprits had intended to run over a taco vendor, but hit the car by mistake. The car-jacking leads on to the next story.

    The Hummer was won by a couple at a motor show. A body is discovered in a motor home at the show. The victim turns out to be a conference assistant (booth babe). After investigating further, Warrick discovers her agent killed her for attempting to blackmail an influential client. Whilst talking to Warrick, the agent yells at another girl who works for him, leading on to the next story.

    The girl from the previous story discovers her trainer dead in his studio. While the doctors are doing autopsy, the find out that the COD is mucormycosis, and Sara and Greg need to decominated. Finally Nick investigate the death of a body found on the bench.

    Four of the cases seems to be related each other. Cleverly plotted. Probably the best episode in this season.moreless
  • I like this episode, very unique!!!

    This episode is very unique because the cases intervene with one other. I thought nick case was so sad… didn't really like that one… the rest weren't too bad. Grisom worked one case by himself, then at one point of the show, you see him walking pass Greg and Sara. Then it when to Catherine and Warick, you see them walking pass Nick, then it when to Greg and Sara case where you see them walking by Grisom, then it was Nick where he walked by Catherine and Warick. Then at the end you see Nick walking by Grisom. So yeah it was interesting.moreless
Mandy Musgrave

Mandy Musgrave

Jackie Ryan

Guest Star

Neil Hopkins

Neil Hopkins

Donny Drummer

Guest Star

Shane Haboucha

Shane Haboucha

Andy Jones

Guest Star

Wallace Langham

Wallace Langham

David Hodges

Recurring Role

David Berman

David Berman

David Phillips

Recurring Role

Victoria Prescott

Victoria Prescott

Judy Tremont

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Sara has a tattoo on the upper part of her left foot.

    • Goof: When Warrick and the young coroner are examining the dead woman in the RV, look closely as you can see her blink.

    • Goof: When Nick is shown passing by Warrick and Catherine for the second time (in a different angle), both Nick and Warrick & Catherine are walking in the opposite directions than they were the first time. Also, Catherine is the one walking by Nick next to him in the first time, while the second time around Warrick is the one next to Nick.

    • Goof: When the bodybuilder is on the autopsy table if you catch it quickly enough he blinked on two occasions.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Nick: What's hot, cramped, and full of other people's hair?
      Hodges: As I've often said, that's your job.

    • Catherine: Did you do a wet mount?
      Doc Robbins: Sure did. Found motile sperm in the vaginal cavity.
      Catherine: Well, Warrick found several used condoms at the scene. Killer must have run out, and started riding bareback.
      Doc Robbins: Eh, I'm not sure he rode anything at all. There's an absence of trauma in the vaginal cavity.
      Catherine: Enough to rule out rape?
      Doc Robbins: Yeah. The semen was found at a depth not indicative of penile penetration. In this case, only a couple inches in.
      Catherine: Maybe that's all the killer had to work with.

    • Grissom: So the kid denies jacking the Hummer. Says he's never even been in one.
      Grissom: We matched his blood on the gearshift and on the headband I found in the alley.
      Brass: And he's skinny, which matches one of the descriptions. I'm charging him.

    • Grissom: Well, at least we know one thing about the driver. (looks at the airbag, that has blood on it) He's had a face lift.

    • Grissom: Tough shift, huh?
      Nick: Just another day in paradise.

    • Angela(in bed with a body builder who had been overusing steroids): Oh, baby, looks like you have one muscle that isn't hard.

    • Warrick: She's 29 and already over the hill.
      Jacqui: Please tell me that you're kidding.
      Warrick: This town has different standards.

    • Catherine: I heard you were looking for the student directory for Butterfield Academy. (She gives the Student Directory to Nick)
      Nick: Yeah. Yeah. How'd you get this? I talked to the headmaster. He wouldn't give me jack.
      Catherine: I pay tuition.
      Nick: Your daughter goes to Butterfield?
      Catherine: Mm-hmm.
      Nick: Wow. That's a little pricey.
      Catherine: She was at a crossroads and I, uh, needed to put her in a school with tighter reins. You know, when it comes to your kids, you, uh, find the money.
      Nick: Yeah.
      Catherine: You looking for a prom date?
      Nick (chuckles): No. I'm trying to I.D. A victim. Thanks for this.

    • Hodges: How old were you when you first got drunk?
      Nick: Oh, 16... 17...
      Hodges: Amortized over a generation, 12's about right?
      Nick: So you're saying, two generations from now, four-year-olds are just gonna be getting trashed?
      Hodges: Pre-school graduation parties are going to be off the hook.

    • Greg: This is just like that Edgar Allen Poe story where the victim's heart under the floorboards betrays the murder.
      Grissom: "The Tell-Tale Heart." I thought you didn't like reading the classics.
      Greg: I do when they're about dismembered bodies.

    • Vernon: Naw, Dawgs, yo, I jacked a 40, not no car, a'ight?
      Brass: Yeah, a'ight ... One Cent, let's go

    • Brass (to Grissom): What, did you piss off Ecklie again? This is a hit-and-run. I was expecting Greg Sanders.

    • Brass: Let me get this straight, Larry. An old man refuses to let you steal his money, so you jack a Hummer and try to run over his taco stand?
      Larry: Maybe.
      Grissom: I think this is the dumbest thing we've ever heard.

    • (while Grissom listens)
      Greg: Sara, I just want you to know that when we were in the shower together, I didn't see anything.
      Sara: Really? Gosh, I saw everything. (Grissom stops and stares as Sara and Greg continue through the hallway)

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