CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 4 Episode 8

After the Show

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Nov 20, 2003 on CBS
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Episode Summary

A suspect's infatuation with Catherine results in her taking over a high profile case. The case is a missing woman who aspired to be a showgirl. Sara and Nick are angered since it takes the career making case away from them.

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  • Las Vegas showgirl went missing and the team finally caught the people who is responsible for the girl's disapperance.

    An episode without Warrick Brown. This episode is exciting and informative, one of my favourite episode in season 4.

    A suspect's infatuation with Catherine results in her taking over a high profile case. The case is a missing woman who aspired to be a showgirl. Sara and Nick are angered since it takes the career making case away from them. Elizabeth Devine and Andrew Lipstiz wrote this episode and directed by Kenneth Fink. This episode based on an actual case, the murder of Linda Sobek. I think I read an interview between Anthony E. Zuiker and the reporter. Anthony said "The investigation of the murder of Linda Sobek give me inspiration to create this series". What a good job!! Great episode, just love it, love it.moreless
  • Not the best episode this season.

    This episode was ok, i didn't think it was fantastic but it was still pretty good. This episode was all about a high profile murder victim and obviously Nick and Sara step up for the task. But Catherine takes over and they get very anoyed with her decision, especally when she asks for Greg's help. It got a little anoying with Sara and Nick, but i thought Catherine was very good in this episode. I now want to know who is going to get the job Sara or Nick. Overall this was a good episode but it was no where near as good as the last one.moreless
  • Another great season 4 episode.

    Catherine takes a high profile case away from Nick & Sara, which was originally theirs, and she asks Greg to help her out with the investigation which makes Nick & Sara even more angry, especially because they've recently put in an aplication for a promotion.

    I was really surprised at the way Catherine treated Sara during this episode, especially after her comment to Grissom in Invisible Evidence. Sara takes the way Cath is treating her personally but Nick doesn't seem to care much.moreless
  • After The Show

    Model has been missing for days. The man that had hurt her threatened to kill himself in front of everyone. But he never did. They arrested him. Man wrote on the wall I'm sorry I never meant to hurt "anyone". This means that he has killed others. Man is a photographer. He shoots pictures of show girls. He's killed more that just one woman. Body is found. two different cars were in pictures. Found out that the other girl was another girl that he killed. The car was the car that was suppose to be in the photoshoot with the other girl he killed.moreless
  • Not a bad episode...

    This episode is packed with tension between the characters, in this case Sara and Catherine especially. they have a missing girl, and a man who claims to be responsible, but no body or evidence of foul play.

    Though the case is originally Sara and Nick's, the suspect will only talk to Catherine.

    Personally, though I understand why sara wanted the case to further her career, I think she was acting childish. If the suspect will only talk to Catherine, why would she want to hamper the investigation by demanding to keep the case herself?

    Sara is really beginning to annoy me now, and this episode shows very clearly what a selfish, whiny person she really is.moreless
Martin Donovan

Martin Donovan

Howard Delhomme

Guest Star

Jaime Ray Newman

Jaime Ray Newman

Julie Waters

Guest Star

Paul Cassell

Paul Cassell

Delhomme's Attorney

Guest Star

Xander Berkeley

Xander Berkeley

Sheriff Rory Atwater

Recurring Role

Archie Kao

Archie Kao

Archie Johnson

Recurring Role

Paula Francis

Paula Francis


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Catherine: We think there may be a connection to the Robyn Knight case from last year.
      Brass: Can we prove it?
      Catherine: Well, only skeletal remains were found. There's nothing definitive to connect Delhomme to the murder.
      Brass: Then we better make this one stick.

    • Catherine: How's it going with the Sheriff?
      Grissom: He wants to know why you're working with young Greg. You could have had Warrick, you know. Or asked Nick to help.
      Catherine: I need someone without an agenda.
      Grissom: Like when Fung brought in Mazzola? Everybody lost.
      Catherine: This isn't O.J.
      Grissom: Could be. A trainee on a career case...
      Catherine: I know what I'm doing.

    • Greg: I understand why all these cadets are here. They have to be. But what's up with all these off-duty cops?
      Catherine: Chance to be a hero. Girl's beautiful. These guys don't get many chances.
      Greg: For what?
      Catherine: To rescue a princess.

    • Sara: I don't believe this.
      Nick: What does it matter? We're all on the same team.
      Sara: Nick, it was our case. You said it. You wait a career for a case like this. Puts us on the front line for promotion.
      Nick: Let's just find her, okay?
      Sara: You know what the worst part about this whole thing is? Catherine knows I can do this case.
      Nick: So can I.
      Sara: I would take you and me over Catherine and Greg anytime. (Nick looks startled)
      Nick: She's got Greg helping her?
      Sara: Yeah.
      Nick (after a moment): Well, the only way to learn is by getting out in the field, and if Greg helps find her, I'm okay with that.

    • Sheriff Atwater: Who's that with Catherine?
      Grissom: Greg Sanders. DNA.
      Sheriff Atwater: Is he on the case?
      Grissom: Yeah.
      Sheriff Atwater: Hell of a time to break out the "B" team, isn't it?

    • Sara: What are we doing? I-is this logical? We have suspects picking their criminalists now.
      Grissom: Well, we all want the same thing, Sara. Catherine may have a way in. It could be helpful.
      Sara: So this looks 'helpful' to you?

    • Catherine: All he had to do was stay quiet.
      Grissom: Unlike Robyn Knight, Julie Waters became Las Vegas' postmortem sweetheart. The media as moral conscience.
      Catherine: She couldn't get away from him and he couldn't get away from her.

    • Greg: So I know Warrick's off and Sara's pissed. So why not ask Nick to help?
      Catherine: Hey, you wanna learn. And you can start by not repeating my mistakes.
      Greg: You mean Sam Braun?
      Catherine: I screwed up. You covered me.
      Greg: That's why I'm here?
      Catherine: No, you're here because I want you to be here.

    • Catherine: Your father ever tell you that you were pretty?
      Sara: I guess.
      Catherine: He ever tell you that you were smart?
      Sara: Yeah.
      Catherine: So it probably never occured to you that you wouldn't be sucessful. (Sara nods) If all you ever hear is that you're gorgeous, you can let everything else fall away and land in a very dangerous place.

    • Catherine (explaining to Sara why she wanted the case): I saw the look in Howard's eye. I used to make my living off of that look. He wanted me. We needed him. I decided to exploit that situation and as angry as it made you, when you're in my shoes you'll do the same thing.

    • Sheriff Atwater: Just don't make me look bad.
      Grissom: Hey, you set the stage.

    • Catherine: The only way we can get this guy is if the evidence counters every one of his lies.

    • (After searching the desert with Howard since he said the girl was there)
      Catherine: Alright, at least we can hold on to him for awhile.
      Grissom: Well, the public defender might have him out on bail tomorrow morning.
      Nick: Meanwhile we still haven't found anything. Did anyone stop to think that this guy might just be nuts?
      Catherine: Well, until we find the body, he is all the evidence that we got.
      Sara: We don't even know if he did it.
      Catherine: Oh, I've got a good feeling about this.
      Sara: So does the suspect. The only reason we are out here today on this wild goose chase is because he wanted to hang out with you. It's weird.
      Catherine: Believe me I'd rather follow the evidence but if it takes having the evidence follow me...
      Nick: The original missing person call was mine and Sara's.
      Catherine: I'm the senior CSI here.
      Grissom: Uh-uh. I'm the senior CSI here.
      Catherine: You want it?
      Nick: Hold on now. This is a career case, Grissom. You know Sara and I both put in for a promotion. If we work this we'll be on departmental radar.
      Catherine: I've got the most high profile cases under my belt. I think the Sheriff would rest easier knowing that I was heading it up.
      Sara: It's a big department there is a lot of room at the top.
      Nick: We wouldn't ask for it if we couldn't do it.
      (Grissom pauses, looks down, then up at Sara)
      Sara: Fine.
      (Sara and Nick walk away)
      Catherine: You going to have my back?
      Grissom: I always have your back.
      Catherine: He wanted me. He's got me.

    • (During the interrogation)
      Sara: If you help me, I can help you. We already know who you're talking about. All we need to know is where to find her.
      Brass: Are we boring you? Huh? 'Cause what you're not getting is I got all night. One of us is getting overtime to be here, and it isn't you, so talk to me.
      Howard (to Sara referring to Catherine): I'll talk... only for the one in the next room... the pretty one.

    • Howard (to Catherine): You walk like a dancer. Do you moonlight? (Catherine smiles)

    • Sara: Did he say anything about her?
      Brass: He never actually mentioned her name. All he said was, "I never meant to hurt her."
      Catherine: Six days missing. He didn't just hurt her.

  • NOTES (1)


    • This episode is ripped from the headlines of the murder of Linda Sobek. The case was solved by Elizabeth Devine who is the consulting producer of the show and a former CSI.

    • Car Dealer: It's been detailed three times since Howard brought it back, it's being primed for a Whale.

      In casino parlance a 'Whale' is an exceptionally high high-roller. Because of prospective windfall these players can bring to the casinos, high rollers often receive increasingly generous and extravagant perks from casinos, including the free use of luxury cars during their stay, to tempt them onto their gaming floors.

    • Grissom: Like when Fung brought in Mazzola? Everybody lost.

      Fung and Mazzola were two criminalists that worked the O.J. Simpson case. They were both accused at trial of sloppy work during the case.