Continuity: Catherine tells Grissom about the check she received from her father, Sam Braun, in the episode "Jackpot."
Brass (to Grissom): What can't you put your finger on besides the clock out button?
Brass: Hey, what are you doin' after work?
Grissom: More work.
Brass: How ya feelin'?
Sara: Hey, what do you mean?
Brass: Well, you were poppin' cough drops at the scene the other day a mile a minute. So...
Sara: I thought I was comin' down with a cold.
Brass: Uh-huh. Yeah. Yeah, I, uh, I understand colds. (winks) You know, back in Jersey when I started gettin' it from both ends, my wife and my work and when things started gettin' heavy I started medicating... (makes motion with his hand as if he's drinking) it killed my cold. And god forbid I had an early morning rollout and I had that tell tale breath, you know what I mean? So... I would dodge my supe. and I started popping cough drops.
Brass: I mean what I'm tryin' to say is that... there's more problems than answers in the bottom of a bottle, believe me.
Sara: Yeah. (sighs) Actually I had a coupla beers at breakfast when I got off shift, and then I got called in.
Brass: Just a couple? (Sara doesn't say anything) I'm just lookin' out for you. (Sara nods and Brass leaves)
Greg: I found somethin' on your butt.
Catherine: Checkin' out my butt again, Greg?
Greg: I was. As well as the four (cigarette) butts Sara got at the crime scene.
Catherine: We're mid-case. Why do we have to do this now?
Grissom: I have to get this evaluation in or I'm gonna get written up.
Catherine: Okay. My goals... Oh, all right, okay, for starters, I'd like two consecutive nights off. I would like to cut my triples down to 10 a year instead of the usual 20, and I would love to find a reliable babysitter so I could have myself some kind of a personal life.
Grissom: You don't have a personal life?
Catherine: I ... Write this down: I haven't had sex in six - no, seven months. (Grissom stops writing on the evaluation and he looks at her)
Grissom: How can I help? (Cath's eyes widen) You... Advance, I mean. Do you... have any interest in changing sections in the lab? For instance.
Catherine: Gil, how do you do this honestly, how do you juggle scheduling and vacations and time...
Grissom: The goal of any supervisor is to teach someone how to take his place someday.
Catherine: Are you goin' some place?
Grissom: You never know.
Catherine: Are you considering me?
Grissom: Why not? You're certainly qualified. (she gets up to leave) But a CSI who uses the DNA lab to establish her own paternity calls into question her judgment. Don't ya think? (he hands her the evaluation to sign and she thumbs through it)
Catherine: You left that out. Ar-are you covering for me?
Grissom: I believe that we've dealt with this issue, handled it internally. As far as I'm concerned it's dead. Besides you'll never do it again. So, just sign your name by the red X.
Catherine: Before I sign, um... since we're putting all of our cards on the table there's something you should know. Sam Braun wrote me a check and I cashed it.
Grissom: For how much?
Catherine: Enough to where Lindsey and I can do anything, and not enough to where we can do nothing.
Grissom: Sam Braun was a murder suspect in one of your cases, how does this not look like a pay off?
Catherine: I consulted a attorney, it is a check from a father to a daughter, it is completely out of departmental jurisdiction.
Grissom: What about conflict of interest? Not just for you but for this lab.
Catherine: Gil, I would never compromise you or the lab.
Grissom: (cutting her off and getting angry) Maybe not legally, but ethically? (she sighs and looks at her lap and then back at him) What else should I know, Catherine?
Catherine: That's everything. (she signs the sheet and leaves)
(Nick wanted a cough drop earlier and she told him she only had one left, now a little later)
Nick: You still suckin' on that same cough drop?
Sara: Yeah, I'm a-- I'm a slow sucker.
Warrick: You just get off your shift?
Greg: Uh, Catherine called me. I'm here to help the case.
Warrick: You look like a man who just rolled outta bed, you alright?
Greg: Yeah. Why?
Warrick: T-shirt, sneakers, and you're already a half hour late. Grissom will rip you a new one if he sees you like that.
Warrick: Yeah, it's not a Rebels game. It's a crime scene.
(looking at pictures of a young, wealthy couple)
Warrick: Bling, bling!
Catherine: The old trophy wife.
Warrick: You think?
Catherine: Classic Vegas. He pays for her boobs, tummy tuck, Prada, weekly spa, French manicure. And she's just hanging on his arm like she belongs.
Warrick: Tell us how you really feel, Catherine.
Catherine: Ah, it's gross. I wouldn't want to be her for the world. (Warrick gives her a look) Hey, I wouldn't mind it for a day, I guess.
Warrick: Well, not this day.
Catherine: You drag a body away. Not down a driveway for the whole world to see it.
Grissom: Unless that was the point.
(Arriving at the crime scene)
Catherine: Ugh, early morning call out, the worst. Where did you come from?
Catherine: You get any sleep?
Grissom: No, you?
Catherine: About a half an hour.
Grissom: I was watching the World Series of Poker waiting for Sam Farha to light his cigarette.
Brass: Even been to the Acid Drop?
Catherine: I try to avoid those places.
Brass: Hey, look what I found, a knife with blood on it.
Grissom: Look what I found, a dead guy.
Series creator Anthony E. Zuiker makes a cameo appearance as a security guy in this episode.
The Crystal Method - Born Too Slow
This episode is ripped from the headlines of the murders of Mickey and Trudy Thompson.
Warrick: Yeah, it's not a Rebels game.
Warrick is referring to the UNLV (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) Rebels. It's a football team in the NCAA. Often in the top 25 in the country. Also has an NCAA basketball team, but not as popular or as good as the football team.
Grissom: I was watching the World Series of Poker, waiting for Sam Farha to light his cigarette.
Sam Farha is a famous poker player, and one of his signatures is the unlit cigarette he has in his mouth during games.
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