CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 9 Episode 12

Disarmed and Dangerous

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Jan 29, 2009 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The CSIs are called in when an undercover FBI agent is found brutally murdered. The CSIs must help the victim's partner find the killer.

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  • The fakes after the fake.

    We have an murdered FBI agent, Hatford, with no fingerprints. Their suspect ripped his arm out of its socket and slammed his head so hard it literally knocked his brains out. The team is working together to find out what happened to Hatford by working with Agents Stanley and Miles. The investigation takes them to both extreme cage fighting and an underage sex ring. The team finds out that Hatford wasn't an agent at all at the same time Stanley is found murdered and Miles suddenly disappears. They find out their impersonators are residents of a half way house and they have mental instability issues. The Professor continues to learn as well as teach, can't wait for the next lesson.moreless
  • CSIs assist FBI agents when one is murdered, but (of course)there's more than meets the eye...

    Quite possibly the worst episode. Plays out as if was written by several people who didn't fully read each others' parts. Basically, disjointed. Character development is nil and sympathy for Miles nowhere to be found. The bits between Langston & Miles seemed to be pushing for sympathy, but there was no connection between the two. Perhaps I would have been apathetic if it weren't for the fingerprint continuity issue - not to mention the hastily explained bicep removal that was not believable at all. I find myself disinterested in watching the show any longer if this what we can expect. A few slips in the past, especially trying to recover from the strike, have occurred -- but this was a plummet.moreless
  • Fake FBI.. but not fake crimes..

    Mm.. I loved how the turned the episode upside down in the middle - how first it looked like two fbi agents tried desperately find the person who brutally killed third one. A horrible crime.. a really messy scene.. but that is nothing compared with the mess they get viewers. Maybe I was not very concentrating on the episode but in one point I felt little confused and the story seemed not to deliver. It is just weird to watch CSI without Grissom and it looks little empty. I have nothing against Langston but I think it needs little time. Anyway, in the end.. just another CSI episode..moreless
  • Kind of hard to believe.

    Initially, I felt this was a very involving episode. I think it fell apart for me once they had their revelation about the FBI agents. Spoiler ahead:

    I'm sorry but how could they be fooled? Former hookers, drug dealers, and mental patients impersonating FBI! and it seems a bit hard to believe that no one checked their credentials... or that the police or CSI had not contacted the bureau sometime prior to running the DNA check.

    The most impressive part about the opening of this episode was the 'agent' seeing the mysterious message, getting clobbered, and then the culprit leaving completely unconcerned about being seen... that made me think they had a serious villain on their hands. Turning the victims into frauds makes his boldness a bit less impressive... when we find out how unbelievable their deception was and that they were playing the hardened criminals for dopes- then it almost makes the bad guys' actions understandable.moreless
  • It deserves better than an 8.3!! But not more than a 9.0 ..The CSIs investigate the murder of an FBI agent savagely murdered in a public washroom. The CSIs have in their way the victim's FBI buddies, who hide a dark secret from them ..moreless

    An FBI agent is savagely murdered at a public washroom, and when the murderer walks out the room, he ignores the only witness of the murder. The CSIs track him down and go through the world of boxing. Throughout the investigation, the CSIs have to let go of this potential suspect, not only when he shots himself in public, but when one of the victim's FBI buddies is murdered. The prime suspect then becomes the last FBI agent of the team. As soon as Wendy tries to track the identity of the victim on the FBI database, she discovers the neither the victim and his friends were part of the organization.moreless
Ric Sarabia

Ric Sarabia

Fight Doctor

Guest Star

Alex Skuby

Alex Skuby

FBI Agent Paul Briggs

Guest Star

Keith Szarabajka

Keith Szarabajka


Guest Star

David Berman

David Berman

David Phillips

Recurring Role

Liz Vassey

Liz Vassey

Wendy Simms

Recurring Role

Jon Wellner

Jon Wellner

Henry Andrews

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: The murdered FBI agent has no fingerprints, supposedly surgically removed for his undercover role -- which makes no sense given other incidents in the story. However, later Langston -- who noticed the lack of fingerprints earlier -- announces that the agent's 'fingerprints are all over the gun.'

    • Goof: Many times during the episode, the head of the prostitution operation being investigated if referred to as "Os Punho", which is said to be Portuguese for "The Fist". However, in Portuguese the article used is in the plural form. The correct name would be "O Punho".

    • Goof: When Emma/Amanda is in the morgue, it's visible to see Paula Malcomson, the actress that portrays her, still moving her eyes.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Langston: A halfway house?
      Brass: Yeah, well we think that she was stealin' identities from the residents.
      Langston: How hard could that be?

    • Hodges: There was this trucker in Gerald, Missouri, he rolled into town and told everyone that he was a DEA Agent, started bustin' every meth head in town. It was months before somebody finally caught on.
      Brass: Don't try and make me feel better.
      FBI Agent: Can I give it a try, Jim? (holding the fake badge) I've been with the bureau for 15 years and this would've fooled me.
      Brass: Well, it didn't fool Vinny Mingus, he knew that they were fakes, thought we were fakes too. Blew his brains out tryin' to prove it.

    • Nick: Track down that number, run fingerprints, DNA.
      Langston: Swab last for trace.
      Hodges: They always save the best for last.
      Langston: Yes, David, that's already getting old.

    • Brass: He's a murder suspect, he's usin' your juice. His name is Vinny, if you know his last name, we'd appreciate the information.
      Randy: Let me get this straight. You guys bust my custody for selling 'roids. Give everybody else a chance to plead out for easy, so the DA could make an example outta me, because I, me personally, I'm corrupting the very fabric of American sports. You ruined my life. And now you want me to help you?
      Brass: That pretty much sums it up.
      Randy: Screw you.
      Brass: Yeah, I'd figured that you'd have an adverse reaction to that.

    • Riley (walking into their 'offices', which are in a warehouse): Who'd you piss off to pull this duty?
      FBI Agent Stanley: This is important work, we requested this.
      FBI Agent Miles: Homeland Security gets the lying share of the Bureau's resources these days.
      FBI Agent Stanley: What do 'ya think, we just run around, chase terrorist, spy on Americans, and investigate paranormal activity, is that it?
      Riley: Sorry. No offense, intended.
      Nick (whispers to Riley): I hope that your taxes are in order. I think that you just bought yourself an audit.

    • Brass: Actually, he's FBI. Meet Agent William Ray Hatford.
      Catherine: Those suits that you were talking to?
      Brass: Yeah, they're all in from DC on a case. They stopped to get gas, Agent Hatford came in to take a leak, never came out. They notified their field office then they called us.
      Catherine: They acknowledged our jurisdiction, that's refreshing.

    • Ray: I think I know what happened, Miles. I think you and Emma and Billy Ray, were trying to clean up your corner of the world. Do some good. To do that you had to re-invent yourselves.
      Miles: What I did was get them killed.
      Ray: They died fighting. Trying to help people who couldn't help themselves. Let me help you finish what you started.

  • NOTES (4)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Odzbrojený a nebezpečný (Disarmed and Dangerous)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Norway: April 14, 2009 on TVNorge
      Australia: April 19, 2009 on Channel 9
      Latin America: April 20, 2009 on AXN
      Sweden: April 27, 2009 on Kanal 5
      Germany: October 29, 2009 on RTL
      Finland: November 4, 2009 on MTV3
      Spain: December 1, 2009 on AXN
      Czech Republic: March 25, 2010 on TV Nova

    • Music Featured In This Episode:
      1. One of the Brightest Stars: James Blunt
      2. Squeeze Me: Kraak & Smaak
      3. Won't Get Fooled Again: The Who

    • Pre-production title name of No Way Out.


    • The book that Ray gives Miles at the end of the chapter is Don Quixote de la Mancha written by Miguel de Cervantes. This book is the most influential work of literature to emerge from the Spanish Golden Age and perhaps the entire Spanish literary canon.

    • I Can See For Miles, Inc

      I Can See For Miles is a song by The Who off of the 1967 album "The Who Sells Out."