CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 4 Episode 19

Bad Words

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Apr 15, 2004 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Goof: The matches found under the boy's mattress are matchbooks but he's using box matches in the flashback.

    • Goof: The Paramedic at the beginning is performing artificial respiration without opening the victim's mouth. Much more inefficient than the proper procedure of tilting her head back and opening the airways. The only time the mouth is not always opened for AR is for infants and toddlers when the attendant-on-scene's mouth can completely cover both airways with their mouth.

    • Goof: The boy's matchbox in the interview room changes from face-forward to back-forward several times.

  • Quotes

    • Brass: Hey, we got an I.D off your DB's prints. His name is Adam Brenner.
      Sara: That guy has a record?
      Brass: Well, sort of. He's a civil servant. He's a postal worker from Orlando.
      Grissom: Do we know why he came to Vegas?
      Brass (smiles): Oh, you're gonna love this. (next shot shows them at a word game tournament)

    • (Reading the high school newspaper and a column by the victim)
      Nick: The lead story by editor and chief Sabrina Abernathy, entitled "Varsity Hazing Ritual". Now listen to this--"The question is not whether the so called student athletes should be expelled but whether or not they should be arrested."
      Warrick: Why, what'd they do?
      Nick: Apparently something with several hookers and a lot of testosterone.
      Greg: Whatever happened to toilet paper and trees?

    • Grissom (to Craig after he doesn't say anything about letting Adam choke): Out of words?

    • (Searching Craig's hotel room)
      Craig: What are you lookin' for?
      Sara: A six letter word.
      Grissom (he finds a gun): P-I-S-T-O-L. You know it's not the word we were looking for but it's interesting.

    • (Talking about the words the victim played)
      Grissom: What's an "exvin".
      Sara: You know, I was kinda hopin' you'd know. It's not in the O.A.D.

    • Nick: Well, Rick Chilson did call Sabrina a "bitch" while we were talking.
      Catherine: Charming.
      Nick: Yeah, he's an ass, but his alibi checks out.

    • (About trace evidence)
      Grissom: What's it used for?
      Hodges: Mostly Greg-Sanders-Wear. Um, names, airband logos, inane sayings, anything that could be put on a t-shirt.

    • Greg: Everyone but the little guy was gettin' high and gettin' by. Daughter was on uppers, Mom's on downers and Grandma was on the cancer stick.
      Catherine: Ritalin, Valium and Grandma's a liar.
      Greg: Pants on fire.

    • Sara: What are you doin'?
      Grissom: Anagrams.
      Sara: You think the letters might be a message from the killer? 6 letters, what is that? 720 possible combinations, not all of them words of course. (she rearranges the tiles so the spell out "Vixen") You, uh, missed one. (Grissom looks up at her and she smiles)

    • Catherine: So, it's gone from intentional to accidental to personal. Who have we got?
      Warrick: Nick's girlfriend (Nicks laughs)

    • (Investigators can't explain why a victim was home)
      Catherine: Hey, if you can explain the behavior of teenagers, more power to you.

    • Sara (talking to a suspect about a broken mirror at the crime scene) : You know that's seven years bad luck.
      Brass: More like seven to ten.

    • Sara: It's always encouraging when public bathrooms are out of soap.
      (A little later, after looking at the victim)
      Sara: Asphyxiated and head bashed in. No soap was the least of his problems.

    • Catherine: We're going to need a urine sample from each of you to rule you out for nicotine.
      Jessica Abernathy: My house burned down and my daughter is dead. And you're askin' me to pee into a cup. Sure. Why not?

  • Notes

    • Music Featured In This Episode:
      Mend These Trends - South
      Mysterious Traveller - Simon J. Hunter

    • Although Gena Shaw is listed as playing as Sabrina James, the dead girl's last name actually was Abernathy and James was her maternal grandmother's name.

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