CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 2 Episode 10


Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Dec 06, 2001 on CBS
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Episode Summary

With Grissom away, Warrick is in charge for the first time as the team investigates the murder of the con artist, who has run off with some tourists' money only to get shot and killed in the parking lot. The prime suspect in the case turns out to be Captain Brass' daughter, which causes Brass to take himself off the investigation professionally, but not personally.moreless

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  • Brass' daughter is as tough as Brass, and likes to push people.

    In this episode, we meet Brass' daughter Ellie. She's tough, she's on the wrong side of the law, she has an attitude problem and she's in the center of a crime involving counterfeit money, mules carrying drugs, an abusive boyfriend, and a a Treasury Dept. Investigation.

    Ellie is found out not to be his daughter--call it the Milkman. It's clear this gal has issues with her Dad, and she's taking it out on him by messing around. She even gives Warrick Brown a lot of grief, saying things like "You've got this hot Lenny Kravitz thing going on..." and "Will you... fill me up, Warrick?", much to Warrick's discomfort.

    No backstory is really given on what brought Ellie to this place. Was it an underlying suspiscion she's not Brass' biological child? Was it too many late nights he was out investigating crimes and not paying her any attention? We even see Brass drop a few tears at the end of the episode and we wonder if Ellie will show up again.

    Not a filler episode, but Revaling a kind side to our otherwise hardboiled detective whom we all hate to love.moreless
  • the reason I say tear jerker is because I really did cry at the very end. The Brass and Brass daughter Ellie moment moved me greatly.

    SO the show begins with a guy standing outside a casino with a couple. The guy is trying to get the couple to cash in $2000.00 worth of tokens in the casino for him. Of course the tokens are fake but the couples tell him they will anyway. The couple gives the guy a $1000.00 down so he will be satisfied with them going alone. Then the guy pulling the token scam gets shot right out side the casino.

    Grissom puts Warrick in charge for the night. Of coarse Warrick is a little worried what Nick and Sara are going to think but Gissom says he picked Warrick and that is all they need to know. Nick and Sara are already done processing the scene by the time Warrick comes to help. They tell him about the evidence they have collect and he instructs that they get the body to lab with the other evidence. Sara says "who died and put you in charge." Warrick says "Well he didn't die." Word of advice Warrick next time be a little soother.

    Dr. Robins finds balloons capsules with cocaine in the dead man stomach. They know this means that he is a trafficker, transporter or mover.

    They find Ellie Brass the captain’s daughter's finger print on a plane ticket found on the dead guy. They bring her in for questioning and discover she is trafficking for the dead guy.

    After questioning Ellie Brass chases down her boyfriend. They bring him in for questioning also. Nick and Warrick take apart the car where they found Ellies boyfriend(which is Ellies car). They match the tires to the tracks at the scene. Brass is later found in Ellies apartment without Ellie but with her boyfriend who is shot with Brasses gun. Brass remembers going in and looking for Ellie and then her boyfriend hitting him over the head. It turns out that Ellie never went home after she left Jail that is why Brass never found her there. Then they find that Brasses gun has blood from someone else who turns out to be the partner of Ellie and her boyfriend. He is the one who shot the guy from the casino and Ellies boyfriend.

    Sara discovers the money given to the dead guy by the couple is also fake. So Sara questions the couple about the money and the husband tells her he knew it was fake but didn't know what to do about it. Sara suspects that the couple are involved in a counter fitting operation. so she does more investigating and discovers the couple is Special agents they are testing cops to see if they would take the money and run or do what Sara did. Going to the feds right away. Good Job Sara!!!!

    The very end shows a very nice scene of Brass and his Daughter Ellie. He tells her she is great and deserves so much, she says she knows and is working on it. She decided to go stay with her mother and brass is happy to hear that. Very nice part. You must watch

Anthony E. Zuiker

Anthony E. Zuiker

Casino Cashier

Guest Star

John Fugelsang

John Fugelsang

Vincent Thomas Avery

Guest Star

Sandra Thigpen

Sandra Thigpen

Driscoll's attorney

Guest Star

Eric Szmanda

Eric Szmanda

Greg Sanders

Recurring Role

Robert David Hall

Robert David Hall

Dr. Al Robbins

Recurring Role

Eric Stonestreet

Eric Stonestreet

Ronnie Litre

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Goof: Brass checks the information for Ellie Rebecca Brass's "Red -1976 Camaro" the computer screen it reads license plate "QLF-084". When he starts the pursuit he calls it in as a "Red -1978 Camaro" and the cars plates read "428-RVQ".

    • Through the episode, many of Paul Guilfoyle's (Captain Jim Brass) lines are dubbed by another actor.

    • Goof: When Warrick is talking to Doc Robbins his collar appears to be tucked in some shots and in others can be seen with one part of his collar out.

    • Goof: When Warrick is talking to Greg in the DNA lab comparing Brass's DNA, the boom mike is reflected on the back wall.

    • Goof: The Treasury Officer stated that the couple was from "Las Vegas County." However, there is not "Las Vegas County" and Las Vegas is in "Clark County."

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Brass: Ellie, why do you do this to yourself? You're better than that. You're better than him.
      Ellie: No, I'm not.

    • Sara: I ran with the case. I do it with Grissom all the time.
      Warrick: Well, I'm not Grissom!
      Nick: Guys ...
      Sara: I didn't say it.

    • Warrick: I don't think I can handle this. I got to call Grissom.
      Nick: Then call him.
      Warrick: But?
      Nick: I didn't say anything.
      Warrick: I heard it, bro -- a "but" in there.
      Nick: You know how Grissom is. If you ask him for the keys to the car he's going to ask you if you've done your homework.
      Warrick: Yeah, that's what I was thinking.
      Nick: It's like a multiple choice question. You know? Go with your first choice.

    • Ellie (to Warrick): You know, you have this whole Lenny Kravitz thing going on. I'm not one for brothers, but ... damn.

    • Sara: Hey, don't make me feel bad for doing my job.
      Warrick: If it was your job, you couldn't feel bad.
      Greg (uncomfortable): Well, I think I hear some coffee perking.

    • Sara: Hey. Are you baking a cake? What's the hold up on my pills?
      Greg: Process. Just because you got passed over, don't take it out on me.
      Sara: He didn't pass me over.
      Greg: Really? What would you call it, then?
      Sara: Grissom.

    • Warrick: Sara, can you get back to the lab and put a rush on this analysis?
      Sara: Who died and made you boss?
      Warrick: He's not exactly dead.
      Sara: Grissom gave you shift tonight. (walks away)
      Warrick: Anything you want to say?
      Nick: Yeah. Good luck.

    • Grissom: Whoa. Careful. Livestock. (holds up his jar of roaches) Hissing roaches from Madagascar.
      Catherine: Sorry.
      Grissom: These babies run two and a half miles an hour.
      Catherine: I don't doubt that for a minute.
      Grissom: Fifth annual entomological convention in Duluth. Cockroach racing finals. (Grissom pushes the door to his office open and walks in. Catherine follows)
      Catherine: You're roach racing.
      Grissom: Actually, I'm giving a tutorial on preserving mass crime scenes. The sideshow is racing these guys.
      Catherine: Ah.
      Grissom: I mean, to have a chance to run against legendary roaches like Cocky Balboa, The Drain Lover, Priscilla, Queen of the Gutters. It's huge.
      Catherine: What do you feed those guys?
      Grissom: Dog food.
      Catherine: And who's... supervising night shift?
      Grissom: You are.
      Catherine: Me? I am on the red-eye to Reno. The Braun Family is opening a new casino. I am Sam's date.
      Grissom: That's tonight?
      Catherine: I told you once, memo'd you twice. (she sighs. Grissom is distracted by the roaches in the container)
      Grissom: Man, these guys are primed.
      Catherine (leaving): Better get somebody.

    • Warrick (to Sara): Hey I'm short on cash, can you loan me a hundred?
      Sara: Funny. Very funny. (looks at watch) Oh, look shift's over. Guess you're one of us again.

    • Warrick: Acting supervisor? What about Nick? He's got seniority. Or Sara? She'd jump at the chance.
      Grissom: If it was about seniority, I'd ask Nick. If I wanted someone to stay up for three straight days, I'd ask Sara. Instead, I want you.
      Warrick: And if I ask why?
      Grissom: Your curiosity would be better served on the case.

    • Sara: If something doesn't feel right to you, it usually isn't.

    • Warrick: The job is fine. It's the other stuff -- the personalities.
      Grissom: I love mankind, it's people I can't stand.
      Warrick: Is that Einstein?
      Grissom: Linus.
      Warrick: Charlie Brown. Figures.
      Grissom: You think I like dealing with people? Remember when you asked me what I was in high school?
      Warrick: Yeah, you said "A Ghost".
      Grissom: When I leave CSI, there won't be any cake in the break room. I'll just be gone. So I wanted to see if you could step in. (Warrick nods) Tell me ... all of it, from the top.
      Warrick: From the top? (sighs) I don't know where to start. It was wild.
      Grissom: Couldn't have been that bad.

    • Grissom: Hey Sanders, no punk rock.
      Greg: What about Black Flag?
      Grissom (looking at his jar of cockroaches): Are you nuts?

  • NOTES (5)


    • Ellie (to Warrick): You know, you have this whole Lenny Kravitz thing going on. I'm not one for brothers, but ... damn.

      Lenny Kravitz is a Grammy Award winning musician.

    • Grissom: Striking resemblance to Judas.
      Brass: How's that?
      Grissom: Both men lost their lives over a worthless bag of chips.

      The Gospel of Matthew says that, after the arrest of Jesus by the Roman authorities (but before his execution), the guilt-ridden Judas returned the bribe to the priests and committed suicide by hanging himself. The priests could not return the money to the treasury so they used it to buy a plot of ground in order to bury strangers.

    • Grissom: Hey Sanders, no punk rock.
      Greg: What about Black Flag?
      Grissom: (looking at his jar of cockroaches) Are you nuts?

      Black Flag was an early band of Henry Rollins. Black flag is also a common household pesticide