CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 7 Episode 19

Big Shots

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Apr 05, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

After a man is killed in his limousine, Greg finds that the murder victim has ties to the man he had to kill in self-defense. The team finds that the brother is involved in this investigation and has to deal with him and his hostile mother.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • There is a hint of the Miniature Killer

    I got really creeped out when Sara mentioned that Erin James' mom washed his jeans with Bleach. Given what we now know about the Mini killer - does that mean that the Demetirus James case and the Miniature Killer case are going to connect in the end? It would be interesting to see the two big plot threads for season 7 get together at the end.
  • Well even though I haven't watched this episode for the second time. I am going to give my review. I can do a decent job. So, Greg,Grissom, and everything else.

    I really liked the interaction between Greg and Grissom in this episode. That girlfriend aka Sara of course sure had done wonders for Grissom. Anyway, back to the episode speaking of Sara and Grissom it was a nice little scene they had with the limo. It's good to have scenes where they are working together and not all about their relationship. Not that I don't love those scenes because I do lots and lots and lots etc. Moving on, I thought Greg did really well dealing with Mrs. James. It was awesome that he stood up for himself. I was all go Greg. Oh and must add, like Sara's hat. I am glad this was a lighter episode after last weeks episode (though I completely love last weeks). Brass is awesome in this episode. Nick in between bad haircuts,nice Drops. I believe that's all I have to say for this episode.moreless
  • The brother of the teenager Greg killed earlier in the season is suspected of involvment in a murder. Greg is taken of the case to aviod a 'PR nightmare'

    Greg is having quite a season. In this episode we see a new Greg, a more serious Greg that the lab-rat we know and love. The killing of Demitris James really has him shaken and just as he was bouncing back, his brother is a suspect in a murder investigation! Poor Greg can't catch a break! And to make matters worse he is not only taken off the case, but is being hounded by Mrs. James as having something agianst her family and him 'owing them.' Greg is fed up too, you can tell. He wants to put it all behind him and it just isn't in the cards to let him. Poor guy, he still feels super guilty about it, even though I think he's still grappling with his decison. I think he felt obligated to go easy on the brother.moreless
  • The return of Demetrius James

    One limo involved in a shooting & the draggin death of a girl.

    I felt so bad for Warrick having to tell that mother about her daughter, but at least he got the call advising that the girl had the wrong ID on her. I was worried they might have another law suit on their hands.

    It was interesting to see the dynamic between Greg & Mrs. James. I was glad Greg got to say the things he said to her. She totally deserved it & you could tell from the look on her face that she knew he was right.

    I can't wait for next week & another peek into the world of the miniture killer.moreless
  • A return to the Demetrius James arc, another tough one for Greg, and we saw Hodges in the field!

    I have to say, this one got better as it went along. I wasn't really into it at the start, but I got involved fast. I loved the way the seemingly separate cases tied together eventually.

    It was another tough one for Greg, and we got to see some more character development for him. On the other hand, in my opinion there was too much Sofia and not enough of Catherine or Warrick, and even less of Sara. It was a classic case of developing minor characters, only to neglect major ones. Still, I enjoyed the storyline, the dynamic between Catherine and Sofia, and the Brass we know and love.

    Overall, great episode.moreless
Method Man

Method Man


Guest Star

Lorraine Toussaint

Lorraine Toussaint

Marla James

Guest Star

Vicellous Shannon

Vicellous Shannon

Aaron James

Guest Star

David Berman

David Berman

David Phillips

Recurring Role

Wallace Langham

Wallace Langham

David Hodges

Recurring Role

Larry Mitchell

Larry Mitchell

Officer Mitchell

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Brass: So how did his B-L-U-D end up on your face?

    • Wendy: You know, if you're still having trouble coming to terms with the fact that this isn't your lab, I suggest counselling.
      Greg: I would like you to run these, please?
      Wendy: M'kay.

    • Grissom: This is what happens when you don't wear your seatbelt.
      David: That's why I always do.
      Greg: It's the law, even in limos.

    • Drops' Attorney: Captain Brass, I've seen the ballistics report. The shots fired from inside the limo were fired second. That's textbook self-defense.
      Drops (smiling): Textbook self-defense... Told you, forensics be jammin' a brother up.

    • Sofia (looking at a paper shaped rose): Looks like a bar napkin.
      Catherine: Yeah, that's been shaped, rolled and twisted. Las Vegas Origami. Pretty corny.
      Sofia: Probably work on me.
      Catherine: That bad, huh?

    • Brass: You got booze, bling, girls, guns and drugs in a limo. Would you call that doing legitimate business?
      Drops: Yeah.

    • Grissom: The D.A tells me you requested that he go easy on Aaron James.
      Greg: Yeah.
      Grissom: He's getting a suspended sentence. He was released on his own recognizance. If the kid's brother hadn't died, would you have done the same?
      Greg: I don't know, I just, uh... Do you think it's wrong?
      Grissom: Doesn't matter what I think.

    • Mrs. James: Taking one of my boys wasn't good enough was it? Now you've got to take both? What did we ever do to you?
      Greg: Mrs. James, I don't have anything against you or your family.
      Mrs. James: Then what is it? Is it the money? Then take it! I just want my boy back!
      Sara: Mrs. James, you need to calm down...
      Mrs. James: I'm not talking to you!
      Sara: You're going to get yourself in trouble here.
      Officer: Ma'am. You're gonna have to leave.
      Mrs. James (to officer): Protecting the nice white boy from the mean black lady. (to Greg) You've gotta help me. You owe me. You owe me! (the Officer pulls her down the hall and Greg follows)
      Greg: What do I owe you?
      Mrs. James: Huh. Yeah, like you don't know.
      Greg: I'll tell you what I know. I know that Demetrius was a killer. And Aaron, Aaron made the decision to hang out with Drops. He made the decision to do drugs, and to bring that girl into the limo. That's not on me. It's on him. And you.
      Mrs. James: Aaron is all I have left. (she walks away)

    • Catherine: Don't tell me you're tired of the field already.
      Hodges: No, I had to catch up on my Perez Hilton.
      Catherine: I take it you're not going to pull a Sanders, then?
      Hodges: Let's see... Clean friendly lab, bullet-strewn, urine-soaked street? That's a tough call.

    • Drops: Whoa! Crimelab Nick Stokes! I see we're between bad haircuts.

    • Nick: Okay, now I need you to remove all of your clothing. Including your shoes.(hands him some orange scrubs) You can put these on for now, and I'll come back to get them when your done.
      Drops: No thanks, uh, I've got one of my queens bringing me a suit. I will not be throwing on these nasty ass scrubs.
      Nick: You are covered in blood. Your clothes are evidence now, and I am going to come back in here, and I'm going to get them. If not, you're just going to be standing here in your underwear.
      Drops: What underwear? I don't wear drawers.
      Nick: This is not a compromise Kellen. (to guard) You might want to close your eyes, or turn around.

    • Grissom (looking at a bullet casing): Fifty caliber, casing looks new. I bet it's from a Desert Eagle.
      Hodges: Or a coffee shop. I could drink an espresso out of that thing.

    • Hodges: I was right. This is a lot like garbage collecting.
      Greg: You're not helping Hodges.
      Hodges: I have no intention to. Field rotation for the lab techs was Ecklie's idea. He was very explicit that I was only allowed to observe.

    • Greg: This neighborhood rains lead.
      Grissom: Yeah, and we have to process every last drop of it.
      Greg: We're going to make Bobby Dawson's boat payment this month.

    • Greg: Open champagne bottle, white powder residue. Think it's coke?
      Grissom (shining his flashlight on brain matter and skull fragments): Well then that must be his brain on drugs.
      Greg: Party till you drop.
      Grissom: Or get shot, whichever comes first.

    • Brass: Huskins. You first responding?
      Officer Huskins: Yes sir. We got one dead guy in the limo, the rest are cuts and bruises.
      Brass: So what's the story?
      Officer Huskins: The witnesses are pretty much in sync. They heard several gunshots from down the street, they saw the limo, and everyone started hightailin' it.
      Brass: Right, running of the bulls Las Vegas style, heh. Do I get a feeling the driver didn't see anything?
      Officer Huskins: No, sir.
      Brass: Make sure you do a Nystagmas before you pound them through FST's. Limo equals drugs and whatnot. And collect all the cell phones.
      Officer Huskins: Are we authorized to do that sir?
      Brass: No. Hey! Anybody have any photos, videos of the crash? If you do, I promise to get them on channel 8 news. (the crowd all hold up their cell phones) You'd better wear gloves before you do the collection, there's a lot of interrupted lap dances out there.

    • Greg: Someone in the limo had a gun.
      Grissom: And apparently Drops wasn't telling the whole truth.

    • Drops: Now c'mon, Crime Lab, I thought we was old buddies.
      Nick: The only thing we have in common, Kellen, are the dead bodies that seem to keep piling up around you.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Grissom: Well then that must be his brain on drugs.

      This is an allusion to a famous anti-drug PSA that showed butter sizzling in a frying pan, said "This is drugs", then showed an egg being cracked and fried in the pan, and said "This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?"

    • Brass: I promise to get them on Channel 8 news.

      Channel 8 is the CBS station in Las Vegas.

    • Brass: Running of the Bulls, Las Vegas style.

      The running of the bulls takes place in Pamplona every year during the week of July 6-14 Every morning, six bulls are released into the streets and hundreds of locals and tourists alike run through the streets to avoid the lumbering beasts.

    • Hodges: I had to catch up on my Perez Hilton.

      Perez Hilton, real name Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr. is an American celebrity gossip blogger. His blog has become tremendously popular since its inception.