CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 2 Episode 18

Chasing the Bus

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Mar 28, 2002 on CBS
9.2
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A bus carrying 23 passengers from Los Angeles to Las Vegas crashes less than 40 miles from its destination, killing nine people. Before he dies, the driver recalls that, moments before the wreck, the steering wheel began vibrating like a jackhammer in his hands, making it impossible for him to control the speeding vehicle. When the bus finally did come to a stop, it was on its right side on top of a sports car that was following it. At the scene, the CSIs discover that a recent parolee was on the bus, but is now unaccounted for---and that there's evidence of foul play.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • A Bus crashes and Greg is brought into the field for the first time

    9.0
    In this entertaining episode a bus crashes heading to Vegas killing nine people and leaving a big mess for the CSI's to investigate in.Greg also comes into the field for the first time finding it a bit hard when a man's life was in his need when he had to get help and froze for a bit.I still don't know whether the episode was left on a bit of a cliffhanger because I don't know whether the killer did anything to the last bus he was working on just before Grissom and Brass confronted him.moreless
  • Fantastic episode, interesting the whole way through.

    9.7
    This is one of the best episodes of Season Two, at least in my opinion. It had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I thought it was so sad when they were moving the body bags and the people who were in need of medical attention and they were screaming for their loved ones; it was very sad. I also jumped through the roof when the Camaro's, assumed dead, driver shot his hand up when Catherine was examining the car. Over-all, a spectacular episode.moreless
  • A bus goes off course and crashes just 40 outside of vegas. 9 passengers die. all crims on case to investigate either accident or sabotage!!!

    10
    Very special episode!!!!! all csi's are very special i liked this one because greg thinks he messed up (greg (eric szmanda) is soooooo hot!!!!) i like the way the criminalists reconstuct he crime in their minds. i dont get why people think greg is a wierdo. he isnt. he is the funniest person on there... anyways... i like the part where grissom says : " behind walls blah blah i found a head in a bucket of paint once!" like i said every single csi episode is special!!!! i love them all soo much. i also love the bus on a treadmill. soo cool WOW!!!!!moreless
  • A bus crashes and the CSIs must solve how it happened.

    9.0
    I like this episode for more than a couple of reasons. For starters it was Greg's first time in the field with the other CSIs collecting evidence. It had a solid plot and it was believable. Sometimes buses do crash, although not always for the reasons that it was for in this episode. They only had one plot line so you weren't jumping around trying to figure out who did what. You also saw Grissom and Warrick playing checkers while waiting for the bus tire to blow. This was another great episode. You can't go wrong if you're watching an episode of CSI.moreless
Denis Arndt

Denis Arndt

Larry Maddox

Guest Star

Joseph D. Reitman

Joseph D. Reitman

Sean Nolan

Guest Star

Cara Buono

Cara Buono

Eric's Girlfriend

Guest Star

Eric Szmanda

Eric Szmanda

Greg Sanders

Recurring Role

Robert David Hall

Robert David Hall

Dr. Al Robbins

Recurring Role

David Berman

David Berman

David Phillips

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Greg has his first field experience outside the crime lab.

    • Nick's first case was a triple homicide (mother and her two kids) in a grocery store.

    • Goof: The CSIs crew set up an experiment. They put some chloroform into the tire, set the bus on a dynamometer (or some other testing platform) and waited for the tire to fail. The tire fails in the experiment in the exact same amount of time as it did in real life. Problem: They have no idea how much chloroform was used and it would be impossible to match it by luck. More chloroform used would equal quicker failure. Then, there is the heat. The tire traveling over the hot asphalt road would build heat faster then on their testing platform. More heat would mean a quicker failure, too.

    • Goof: When Sara is waiting with Greg for the results for what was inside the tire that exploded, she grabs the paper straight off the printer, reads it, looks at Greg and takes off immediately to inform Grissom. When he looks at the paper, Greg's name is signed at the bottom as confirmation, but he never signed it.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Grissom: So I ask again -- why'd he hit the brakes?
      Nick (laughs): Man, there could be a million reasons.
      Grissom: Well, fortunately, we're just looking for one.

    • Sara: Bus crosses four lanes of traffic and only takes out the car behind it?
      Warrick: Yeah. Someone upstairs was looking out big-time.

    • Nick (upon finding a dead body): Hello, Mr. McBride.
      Grissom: I'm afraid our ex-con just got the death penalty.

    • Nick: It's all right, man. Stop apologizing.
      Greg: Oh, I feel bad. I just froze up.
      Nick: That's why we have fielding training, Greg. No disrespect, but you're not qualified to be out here.
      Greg: I guess I just wasn't expecting blood to look like that. Pre-collection, so different.
      Nick: Yup. I remember my first time in the field. CSI One. Green as could be. Initial call was a robbery. I get there, triple homicide. Blood all over the place, mother and two kids.
      Greg How do you deal?
      Nick: You just do.

    • (they arrive at the crime scene)
      Sara: I feel so useless.
      Catherine: It's still a rescue operation.
      Warrick: We're not running the show.
      Nick: Yeah. Not yet.
      Grissom: They do their job and then we do ours.

    • Grissom: Whoa, is that a pickle on your pocket or you are just happy to see us?

    • Nick (after pulling a wallet out of the compartment in the car): Always take mine out. Pain in the ass.
      Catherine: Literally.

    • Grissom: We need a treadmill, a big one.
      Nick: All right, to do what?
      Grissom: To exercise a bus.

    • Grissom: Okay. "Drive," he said. Just the speed limit.

    • Warrick: You've got that Sara look.
      Sara: You mean that Grissom look?

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