Captain Jim Brass
Dr. Al Robbins
This is the first time that Dr. Robbins is present at the crime scene.
Goof: When they pull the woman out of the water and open the door, you can clearly see her stomach move as she gasps for air.
Horatio Caine was named after writer Horatio Alger.
Gil Grissom doesn't share any lines or scenes with any of the Miami CSI team. This is because William Peterson was against CSI spin-offs and asked the producers of CSI not to put him in any scenes with the CSI: Miami cast.
The Miami-Dade Police Department's crime lab really is called Crime Scene Investigations, unlike Las Vegas where they are called Crime Scene Technicians & New York where they are called C.S.U (which stands for Crime Scene Unit).
Goof: As Catherine walks up the stairs (in the Corwin's home), Horatio Caine aims his gun upwards. In the next shot he has his arms down.
Goof: In the opening scene, when Catherine goes to look for the child, you can see not only a camera in the mirror, but also a crew member on the ground.
Goof: While Eric explains to Warrick about the disturbance along the bank where he suspects the car has been pushed into the river, his diving mask rests on his head and then is on and off through the rest of the scene.
Goof: When the sketch of Adam Van Der Welk is faxed from Las Vegas to Miami before there was a cleft in his chin but when it is pulled out of the fax machine the cleft is gone.
Goof: In the shots of Brass in the Rittle house, to his left, you can clearly see the cameraman.
Goof: When the CSI team from Miami and Catherine are in the autopsy, the dead body's top eyelid moves instinctive.
Goof: On the close up on the neck of body examined by David and Grissom in the trunk of the car, the body has a distinct pulse.
Goof: When they pull the car out of the water, the dead woman's breathing is visible.
(Grissom and Catherine to the dining room where they find Chief Rittle on the dining room table, naked with an apple stuffed in his mouth)
Catherine: Ex-chief of detectives. Left to make the big bucks. Consultant with security at every major casino in town and couldn't even protect himself.
Grissom: There's only one interpretation for this: "Kill the pig."
Sasha: My mommy and daddy are dead, aren't they?
Horatio: Well, your aunt is flying in to talk to you.
Sasha: That's a yes.
Horatio: I lost someone once.
Horatio: Well ...
Sasha: Did you feel sick?
Horatio: Still do. Still do. Sasha ... people are going to say a lot of things about your mom and dad and some of them are going to be true, but what I want you to remember is that they fought like heroes for you. Will you remember that for me? (Sasha nods) Good. Good for you.
Speed: Well, people don't really buy these houses for the view. It's a place to put a million-dollar boat.
Horatio: But what's your point?
Catherine: The boat's missing and that's where he's killing them right now.
Horatio: So, how's your colleague Grissom doing on the aroma angle?
Catherine: I'm sure he's making progress but Grissom rarely says anything until he's good and ready.
Horatio: Smart man.
Horatio: Child services has sent a doctor out.
Catherine: Alright, let's just be clear. This is a Las Vegas case. This is our victim and we do the processing.
Horatio: Okay, I didn't say he processed her. I just said he was here.
Catherine: I appreciate the respect.
Horatio: You sure about that?
FBI Agent: What'd she just say?
Horatio: She says you need to learn the language.
Horatio: Let me ask you another question: When you're home alone do you lock the bathroom door?
Catherine: I... don't even know you.
Horatio: Sure you do. We all do. It's human nature to avoid being vulnerable, isn't it?
(Catherine returns to Vegas from Miami)
Grissom: Hey. Nice tan.
Catherine: Nice suit.
Grissom: Yeah, well, I knew you were coming back today, so I dressed up.
Grissom: Really. (Cath looks him up and down) What?
Catherine: Nothing. It's just unusual to see you dressed... like that.
Grissom: I had to go to the chief's funeral.
Catherine: Missed me that much, huh?
(Nick and Sara are dusting a champagne bottle)
Sara (to Nick): Hey Nick, have you ever been to a swingers party?
Nick: Well, if it's the same thing as a frat party yeah, lots of them. You know, you get enough booze going things can get pretty wild.
Sara: Frat party, huh? Well, I wouldn't know anything about that.
Calleigh: Oh, by the way, I'm Calleigh Duquesne. Don't ask how I spell it. Southern.
Catherine: Catherine Willows. Southern ... Nevada. (Horatio quietly laughs)
Calleigh: You got a theory on how the mother and daughter ended up all the way in Miami from Las Vegas?
Catherine: We don't really work theories. Do we, Warrick?
Warrick: No, just evidence.
Calleigh: We're much more fanciful down here. Aren't we, Horatio?
Horatio: I think that's a fair description.
Horatio: Hi. (takes a swab of honey off of her)
Showgirl: Some guys like to lick it off.
Horatio: Really? I'm partial to the swab myself.
Catherine (walks up): Ready, honey?
Horatio: Coming, dear.
Horatio: The sticky substance we got off the wife is, in fact, honey.
Catherine: You say that like it means something.
Horatio: Well, honey on its own is just honey, but when you add plastic wrap, it's ... a different situation.
Doc Robbins: Tuberculosis victims emit breath that smells of wet leaves.
Grissom: Maple? Ash? Elm? What?
Doc Robbins: I'm not sure.
Brass: Miami is pulling cars out of canals -- chasing leads, debriefing the kid -- and you guys are flipping through textbooks?
Grissom: This is how I work.
Brass (looking at a textbook): Tuberculosis ... Cyanide poisoning ... Endocrinology.
Grissom (taps the side of his nose): I'm following my nosino.
Brass: You're closer to this Van Der Welk guy than you're letting on aren't you? (Grissom looks up at him, Brass gets it, and nods)
Brass: Chief was shot Friday night. It's a two-day drive if you don't stop. It's national news with national attention. I'm not surprised we're getting call-ins.
Grissom: Well, if it is our little girl, she's got evidence on her from two Vegas homicides. (Grissom looks at Catherine) One of us should be down there to process. (Catherine nods, it takes a second for her to realize) Take Warrick. I don't think he's ever been to Florida.
Gordon Daimler: The Corwins lent me their jet.
Catherine: Just like they lent you their boat?
Gordon Daimler: Ask the pilot. Dylan called him in person telling him to fly me to Monaco.
Horatio: Hmm. I'd rather call Dylan at the hospital to confirm.
Catherine: The husband didn't die. You left us a witness and enough evidence to incriminate you in two states.
Gordon Daimler: Rich people don't go to jail.
Horatio: Gordon, you're not rich.
Doc Robbins: How about Darier Disease?
Grissom: Doesn't that give you a rash that smells like human excrement? We're looking for something a little sweeter.
Doc Robbins: There's diabetic ketoacidosis. Body has excess glucose which converts to ketone ... Gets expelled through the pores. Has a fruity smell. It would help if we had a piece of the assailant's clothing. (Grissom's eyes widen as he realizes something) What?
Grissom: I think I overlooked some evidence.
Delko: Someone gonna cover me?
Horatio: I got you.
Catherine: Cover you for what?
Speedle: Only way to outrun an alligator is swim faster than the guy next to you. Right Delko?
Delko: I used to have a partner.
Horatio: Guys, please.
International Episode Titles:
Czech Republic: Konflikt pravomocí (Conflict of Authorities)
To Get Down- Timo Maas
Painkiller- Depeche Mode
Scattered Black and Whites- Elbow
Although listed in the guest star credits, Eric Szmanda does not appear in this episode.
This episode served as the pilot for the spin-off CSI: Miami.
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