CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 4 Episode 18

Bad to the Bone

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Apr 01, 2004 on CBS
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Episode Summary

A violent murder in a casino parking garage and another episode in the police interview room lead the CSIs to one shocking discovery after another. The case involves a missing woman, a long dead body and a missing child.

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  • boiling pot

    this CSI episode is one of the most thrilling CSI out of many CSI i have ever seen. This was to me one of the most upset and scary episode that really freaked me out and scared me to meet a man that can beat you to death, was a scary fact, but like CSI doing a upset story, behind this mad man doing was upsetting for me to watch.

    Now what did not work for me in this episode was the character background of the rage man, they did not give a really understandable reason why this man was in fury, with no reason for his actions lost me into why, making it look that this guy was a super action man that cant be stopped by only himself.

    But saying that my favorite scene had to be in the explosion in the interview room, that almost sent me flying back, a scene with its while to watch, i could watch that scene over and over againmoreless
  • Intelligent if slow paced

    I liked this episode. I thought the story was deeply interesting (to me). However, due to its slow pace and lack of anything exciting happening it wont be one for many of you.

    The premise works quite well, with the initial murder leading to the larger story and also the 2nd crime (usually covered by the sub-plot). I thought that though not novel, its was cleverly done. If you are to get any enjoyment from this episode youll be a fan of the breadcrumb method of revelation and prefer stories that leave you feeling that one actually won any battles.

    Dialogue and location do their best to support the story and work well in bringing what would otherwise be a flat episode to life.

    A good engaging episode, but not for everyone.moreless
  • Asks more questions than it answers.

    Despite having a great potential for storyline, the CSI crew barely takes the time to answer any of the questions raised about this case. We never learn exactly who he was, where he came from, what he did or (something people were more interested in) why he was hot to the touch.

    Instead, Grissom and his crew spend time chasing down red herrings in the form of a missing waitress and a dirt-encrusted skeleton. Not exactly "CSI's" finest moment.moreless
Mark Kelly

Mark Kelly

Surveillance Tech

Guest Star

Amee Jean McClure

Amee Jean McClure

Marissa Manning

Guest Star

Angelica Pulido

Angelica Pulido

Louise Madison

Guest Star

Archie Kao

Archie Kao

Archie Johnson

Recurring Role

Eric Stonestreet

Eric Stonestreet

Ronnie Litre

Recurring Role

David Berman

David Berman

David Phillips

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • (After finding a body in the ground)
      Warrick: What do you think, Grissom? Been down here at least 3 years? (Grissom sniffs, around it)
      Grissom: It's probably more than 3 years.
      Brass: You're kiddin' me, right?
      Grissom: Rule of thumb is if the skull smells bad it's usually under 3 years. But this one smells like dirt.

    • (A little after he was attacked by a suspect)
      Catherine: You okay?
      Grissom: I'm fine. (she turns his head to the right to see his neck injury)
      Catherine: Nasty. Kinda looks like a hickey. (Grissom makes a face and pushes her hand away from his face) You wanna tell me what got this party started?
      Grissom: I scraped his nails.
      Catherine: That's it?

    • Brass: It's not as bad as it looks.
      Sheriff Atwater: It never looks good when a suspect dies in custody.
      Brass: What are you saying, Rory? You'd rather it be one of us?
      Sheriff Atwater: No, that's not what I'm saying. If I was here, I'd have been in there with you, you know that. I assume we're going to come out looking like the bad guy again.

    • Brass (to Walter): That stare doesn't work on me. But save it, cause they're gonna love it in prison.

    • Doc Robbins: How many teeth did you find at the crime scene?
      Grissom: Two.
      Doc Robbins: He's missing six. I found one in the back of his mouth. He probably swallowed the other three. I'll check his stomach.

    • Brass: Our vic Tony just checked into the hotel. Didn't even unpack his bags.
      Grissom: He made enemies fast.

    • Brass: (checking the beaten victim's driver's license) Tony Sciarra from Philadelphia.
      Grissom: So much for brotherly love.

    • Grissom: 'The evil men do lives after them. The good is often interred with their bones'.
      Warrick: Shakespeare?
      Grissom: Julius Caesar.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Music Featured In This Episode:
      Interview With The Angel - Ghostland
      Ein seltener Vogel - Einstürzende Neubauten (played when the jackhammer is being used)
      Tuesday Morning - Simon J. Hunter