CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 10 Episode 4

Coup de Grace

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 15, 2009 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Catherine: Finn took action in the line of duty. Johnson was trying to help a kid at risk.
      Nick: So where's the bad guy in this?
      Ray: You tell me.

    • Det. Moreno (looking at the computer screen): Now, each dot represents a crime involving firearms. And this is just in the last year.
      Sara: Wow. You leave town for a while and all hell breaks loose.

    • Ray: Look, when I had a gun pulled on me, I didn't check for skin color before I pulled the trigger. Finn's motives are not what we're after, just the evidence that's gonna tell us about his actions. (Sara smiles, that reminds her of someone: Grissom)

    • Brass: I put my crediblity on the line for you. CSIs said excessive force, I said 'no way'.
      Officer Finn: That's right.
      Brass: Oh, yeah? (plays the dispatch recording of Officer Finn calling Sgt. Johnson a black son of a bitch)
      Officer Finn: I don't remember saying that.
      Union Rep: I'm advising you not to speak, not until we hear the full recording and the witness statements.
      Officer Finn: You think I'm racist? I don't remember, if I said he was black, I was decribing the suspect. I was so focused on what the gun was doing I--
      Brass: Did you see his face?
      Officer Finn: No, it was dark out.
      Brass: Are you telling me, you didn't recognize Scott Johnson? He was a trainee, he rode with you, he was your partner for four months. You spent 8 hours a day in a car together. You saw more of him than you did of your wife.
      Union Rep: This was over 5 years ago.
      Brass: Are you telling me you didn't recognize a guy who put a formal complaint in your file for racial discrimination? Let me read this to you: (starts reading the complaint) "Frequent and excessive use of racial epithets including the 'N' word."
      Officer Finn: First of all, no. I didn't recognize Johnson. And second, yeah, I use street talk with the trainees.
      Brass: Come on, you know that doesn't fly anymore.
      Officer Finn: But believe me, what they get from me is nothing compared to what they're gonna get from the real gorillas in the jungle.
      Union Rep: That's a poor choice of words.
      Officer Finn: I am training them for the real world and out of the dozens and dozens of people I have trained, and that is every color of the rainbow, pal. That hard ass was the only one who ever complained. The only one. He's the racist, not me.

    • Doc Robbins: You know, in ancient times, coup de grace was considered an act of mercy, quick blow to end the suffering of a comrade wounded in battle.
      Sara: Whatever this was, it was no act of mercy.

    • Ecklie: Sara, glad to see you back.
      Sara: Ecklie.
      Ecklie: How was your week off in Paris?
      Sara: Dr. Grissom sends his regards.

    • Greg: You said you waited until the shooting stopped to go outside.
      Denise: I know what I saw, and I know what I heard. There were a whole bunch of guns going off, then it quiet, then one last and that cop was standing over that poor man. I saw a murder.

    • Nick: Eyes are gonna be on every move we make.
      Ray: They already are. (motions to the crowd behind them)

    • Brass: Well, there are a lot of ways that a bullet can end up under his body.
      Nick: I can only think of two: Shot from a distance, through and through, and the bullet got caught in his clothing, fell out when he went down. Or, suspect was shot after he was down. Like the young lady said. Coup de Grace.
      Brass: You sound like you already made up your mind.
      Nick: You already made up yours.

  • Notes

    • Guest star Enrique Murciano (Det. Carlos Moreno) was a cast member on CBS drama Without A Trace, whose executive producer was CSI: producer Jerry Bruckheimer

    • Music Featured In This Episode:
      You and I- Rick James
      Inner Island- El Perro Del Mar
      Neeve- Woolfy vs Projections

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: October 22, 2009 on Channel 9
      Sweden: December 14, 2009 on Kanal 5
      Norway: March 2, 2010 on TVNorge
      Finland: August 25, 2010 on MTV3
      Slovakia: September 29, 2010 on JOJ
      Spain: October 5, 2010 on AXN
      Germany: October 7, 2010 on RTL
      Czech Republic: December 9, 2010 on TV Nova

  • Allusions