Dr. Al Robbins
Captain Jim Brass
Joanna "Candy" Krumsky
Goof: The garbage truck company closed in 1983. However, Warrick pulls out a paper with a headline of President Reagan's "Tear down this wall" speech, which occurred in 1987.
Warrick drives a newer model (05 and up) Ford Mustang.
Goof: Warrick is looking at the photographs of the garbage truck drivers bruised arms. He takes a Modafinil (whilst Nick is watching from outside the room). He tries to pop the lid back onto the bottle but as he puts it down to pick up the water bottle the lid flips off again. In the next camera angle as Warrick is still drinking from the bottle of water, Nick enters the office and the lid is firmly back on the pill bottle.
It's established in the episode Goodbye and Good Luck (8x07) that Warrick is taking the drug Zolpidem to help him sleep, and in this episode it is shown that he is also taking the drug Modafinil which is to help him stay alert.
In that same sequence towards the end of the episode, Friedkin used quick flash-forward cuts of yet-to-be-seen moments to help portray Warrick's jumbled state of mind. Friekdin usd the same technique in The Exorcist.
Goof: When Warrick and Grissom are talking about the garbage trucks hydraulics' being broken; the flash back shows the cylinder over working and breaking squirting a clear liquid from it. Hydraulic fluid is a red-yellow color and after it has been used it turns to a red-brown hue.
When Greg is in the break room he is holding a Coca-Cola can (even with his hand covering the majority of the label). CSI normally use generic items on the set.
The club Warrick went with the dancer had the same architectural plan and fireplace as the woman's' room did in the Season 7 episode "Monster in the Box."
Goof: At the very beginning, the shot from above shows the driver holding the wheel with one hand, the other on a beer. Yet when the shot is from the backseat, he has both hands on the wheel and the beer is gone.
Goof: When Brass interrogates the vic's mother for the second time he shows her a photo of BB from his police academy graduation (brown background) from 1975. Take a closer look at it when it is lying on the table and later on when Brass picks it up, it is a different picture. This is the latest photo of BB (blue background).
Warrick: You ever see a barber's chair in Gedda's office?
Candy: No, but I heard about one. It's supposed to be Al Capone's.
Warrick: Al Capone.
Candy: Yeah, but that has to be a rumor. Mob guy with Al Capone's chair -- it's so cliché. Gedda's like the last wise guy left in Vegas. Guess that's his way of keeping his culture alive.
Warrick: Scumbags like him don't have culture.
Candy: Scumbags like him started Vegas. None of these lights would be here if it wasn't for them.
Grissom: Pay the bill and let's go.
Warrick: How'd you know I was here?
Grissom: You've been here twice already today. We're leaving.
Warrick: Come on, Gris, why don't you sit down and have a drink with us?
Grissom: I'm on the clock.
Warrick: So am I.
Grissom: So you want to get fired.
Warrick: No, I want to let them know I'm here. I figured I'd order a couple bottles and not pay for it and see what happens.
Grissom: You think he's that stupid?
Warrick: It's worth a try. (the waitress slides her tray with the bill over to him)
Waitress: Here you go, sir.
Warrick: Thank you. (he looks at the bill: 'Compliments of the house')
Grissom (dryly): Well, now you gotta pay for it, 'cause we're not allowed to accept gifts.
Undersheriff McKeen: All right, say that I get you the warrant. What are you looking for, something that made armpit bruises?
Warrick: The barber's chair in Gedda's office made the armpit bruises.
Undersheriff McKeen: I'm agreeing with the judge. (behind Warrick he sees Grissom talking with an officer and shouts) Grissom!
Grissom (to the officer): Okay. (the officer leaves and Grissom walks over to Warrick and McKeen)
Undersheriff McKeen: You need to save your CSI here. What he has is circumstantial based off of weird bruises and a barber chair. Brown needs to get better evidence and leave the rest in our hands.
Warrick: I'm sorry, leave what in your hands -- Gedda's money? (McKeen glares at him, then turns and leaves. Warrick starts to leave, but Grissom grabs his arm)
Grissom: Listen to me. Putting Gedda in jail is not gonna solve your problems. You just got the rest of the night off.
Brass: The judge doesn't think the bruises are enough probable cause to issue a warrant.
Warrick: What judge?
Warrick: When I was running bets for Judge Cohen, she was in on the action.
Brass: I have no comment.
Warrick: You know, these club owners -- they pay a lot of taxes; they fund campaigns; they hand out free drinks, all in exchange for protection. I mean, what can I do?
Brass: Go to the undersheriff, see if he can use his influence. But I doubt it.
Warrick: I ran Pigalle's address to find out if there are any more crimes linked to it over the years. I found hundreds: 416s, 413s, 411s ... the list goes on.
Grissom: Any consistent suspects?
Warrick: Only thing consistent is that the victims refused to file charges and the witnesses refused to give statements. And it's funny enough the cops lost interest in pursuing it.
Grissom: What are you saying?
Warrick: I'm saying it looks like Gedda is running an old school extortion racket, and you can't do that without having cops on the payroll.
Warrick: I have a good feeling he works for Gedda.
Grissom: Yeah, but we don't work off feelings, do we?
Greg: Regal Sanitation was owned by Anthony Pezzulo. I'm studying mob history for a book I'm writing.
Warrick: Pezzulo? Wasn't he the mob boss who owned the Starfly?
Greg: They called Pezzulo "Whacko," not so much for his wacky personality as for his love for whacking guys.
Grissom: Until he himself got whacked at the Wisconsin Dells in 1983. Every mob-owned business in Vegas shut down when Pezzulo died.
Warrick: These scumbags like roaches. Just when you think they're gone, they pop back up again.
Warrick: Hey, Gris, listen. About me being late ...
Grissom: You have a cell phone paid for by the department. You call, you say you're running late. What's going on with you?
Warrick: I don't know. This, uh ... this whole divorce has taken the wind out of my sails. You know, I used to have the team to distract me from all this, but even that's changed with Sara being gone. I feel kind of disconnected.
Grissom: You've got your work. Don't screw that up.
Warrick: Hey, Gris, I'm sorry I'm late. I had some business to take care of.
Grissom: This is your business. You were first up. That means you're supposed to be here first.
(Looking at parrot in one of the victim's houses)
Nick: Did you see anything?
Nick: No I'm not gonna let it go, men. (Nick throws Warrick's pills and he confronts him) You need to take a look at yourself, Warrick. (pause) And I care because I'm your friend. (long pause)
Warrick (nods and smiles): Yeah.
Nick: All right?
Warrick: Yeah, yeah.
Czech Republic: Švábi (Cockroaches)
This episode was nominated for a 2008 Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing in Television: Short Form – Sound Effects and Foley. It was also nominated for a 2008 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series.
Original International Air Dates:
United Kingdom: March 4, 2008 on Channel 5
Denmark: March 14, 2008 on Kanal 5
New Zealand: March 30, 2008 on TV3
The Netherlands: March 31, 2008 on RTL4
Norway: April 1, 2008 on TVNorge
Latin America: April 7, 2008 on AXN
Australia: April 27, 2008 on Nine
Italy: May 15, 2008 on FoxCrime
Sweden: May 26, 2008 on Kanal 5
Spain: November 18, 2008 on AXN
Finland: January 14, 2009 on MTV3
Czech Republic: October 22, 2009 on TV Nova
The Pigalle Place Strip Club is actually a Elks Club in San Fernado, California. The CSI decorating crew put the neon signs and marquee on the building to make it look like a strip club.
Portions of the chase sequence in the teaser were shot in Santa Clarita, California, during the devastating October 2007 wildfires. If you look closely you can see the smoke and embers in the sky.
Music Featured In This Episode:
The Donque Song- will.i.am (feat. Snoop Dogg)
Highway Star- Deep Purple
Speak For You- SkinnerRat
She's Got Something to Say- Blue Beat & The Tumblin Donkeys
"Kolade"-Gary Dourdan and his band (Warrick's hallucination)
Wallace Langham (David Hodges), although part of the opening credits, did not appear in this episode.
Dourdan when asked what it was like to work with director Friedkin, said it was the most amazing experience he's ever had. Dourdan: "I could go home from a day of work and feel like I did something. The last couple years have been a bit slow. When all we do is walk in and say two lines about hair follicles..."
This was the first time Academy Award-winner William Friedkin had directed a tv episode and did it as a favor to William Peterson. The two had previously worked together in the 1985 film To Live and Die in L.A.
Warrick: When I was running bets for Judge Cohen, she was in on the action.
This is a reference to the first few episodes of the series where Warrick ran bets and had a gambling addiction. They busted Judge Cohen in the Season 1 episode "Pledging Mr. Johnson."
Catherine: Hey Nick! I think I just found ground zero.
The term Ground Zero originally described the site of an (nuclear) explosion or the epicenter of an earthquake. Since September 11, 2001 it also is used to refer to the former site of the World Trade Center buildings.
The name of the strip club is a reference to Rue Pigalle, the street which contains Paris' red-light district. American soldiers in Paris during WW2 referred to the street as "Pig Alley," like the pronunciation in the episode.
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