CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 7 Episode 18

Empty Eyes

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Mar 29, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The terrified eyes and cryptic words of a murder victim haunt Sara while she processes the house where several showgirls were killed.

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  • Sara is haunted by the last words of a murder victim. Six show girls are murdered and the entire crew rolls out ot solve the case.

    A little GSR thrown in to a multiple homicide of six show girls. A really great episode. I'm so glad that I got to see this episode. I can't wait for more GSR scenes. I really wish they would show a little more of what life is like for the CSI's outside of the work place. They should build on the relationships outside of work. I think this is one of the best episode of the season if not the series. There are many great episodes in this series but this is one of the greatest. I think it was almost as good as A Bullet Runs Through It, Grave Danger, and Way To Go.moreless
  • Excellent.

    You know that cleaning lady you see in the background? I'm almost certain that she's Natalie Davis - if you don't know who Natalie Davis is, please, please, please watch Living Doll. But seriously - she looks like her, and she's watching Sara and Grissom, and in Living Doll Grissom says she's been there for a month - I'll bet you it's her.
  • This really was a very well done episode I love it.

    First off wow! what a powerful episode. I mean so sad, six show girls killed and that guy Marlon didn't care or feel nothing about it. What a horrible man. And then there's Sara the poor girl, being there with Cammie and seeing her die and then finding out that she held the hand of a murderer(Marlon). I love how fast Grissom moved when Sara yelled out thinking that the suspect was still in the house. I also loved the whole my date got cancelled, and I am sure he had a good excuse line and response. Very cute, and the fastest we have ever gotten a GSR scene. The ending was sad. But beautiful and profound in it's own way. The way she told Grissom about holding the killers hand, the way she looked at him the second time and nodded her head in response to the question or statement in his eyes. And beautiful just watching them walk away together, his hand around on her back them so close. I was glad that no one else was there (well except the cleaning lady but she doesn't really count.Sorry cleaning lady). I think if there had been another member of the team or someone they know there it would have ruined the intimacy of the moment. Alright I believe that's it.moreless
  • It was worth the wait!

    This episode was emotionally draining, sad, and deeply disturbing. It was CSI at its best. It was interesting to see how such a dreadful case affected each of the CSIs. As a dedicated GSR fan, I have to say I loved the little sweet bits they put in at the beginning and end. Sara's involvement was so touching. But even so, the way that the storyline affected Warrick was also just heart wrenching. The only problem I had, maybe because I'm an idiot, was that I didn't understand why/ how the murderer's throat was slit.

    It was another great episode, in a really good season, and I just hope they can keep up this high standard.moreless
  • Six dead showgirls.

    Not a bad episode. I think it has been a while since Sara's gotten so attached to a victim (remember Pam Adler, the victim who was "too tough to die"?), and it's that human side of her that I like to see. Her dilemma at the end is one with which I can empathize. It would totally suck to be in that position, and I can't blame her for being upset about it.

    I also loved seeing everyone working together on this case, including Brass and Sofia (WHY does everyone dislike her? She isn't my favorite character, I'll admit, but I don't have fantasies of her painful death like some people seem to).

    A peek into Warrick's personal life...I liked that too. He's a great guy.

    My opinion of a good episode is one that seems to be over far too quickly. And this was one of those episodes. I think it was well written, and like I said, I'm glad we got to see everyone together for the case. Woohoo GSR!! Sorry, just had to say it...moreless
Ruby Dee (I)

Ruby Dee (I)

Mary Wilson

Guest Star

Marshall Allman

Marshall Allman

Jonathan Alaniz

Guest Star

Walton Goggins

Walton Goggins

Marlon Frost

Guest Star

Archie Kao

Archie Kao

Archie Johnson

Recurring Role

David Berman

David Berman

David Phillips

Recurring Role

Wallace Langham

Wallace Langham

David Hodges

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: In the beginning of the episode the girls are going home at night. When they are in the kitchen there is a big light coming from the window. It seems to be the sun but as the girls came home at night it can not be, so it must be a projector.

    • Goof: Sara got blood on her left cheek, in the very beginning of this episode. But some minutes ahead, talking to Nick, there was no blood.

    • In the room that Grissom is processing at the house, there's a poster of the rapper, Dollar, from the Season 6 episode "Poppin' Tags."

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Corey (talking about Cammie): Were you with her when she died? (Sara nods) At least Cammie died knowing kindness.

    • Sara (crying): I held his hand, just like I held hers and I lost perspective. (Grissom wipes Sara's tears)

    • Mary Wilson: Warrick Brown. I remember you standing on my steps with those guilty green eyes, afraid to come in because you knew your grandma would size you up no matter what kind of trouble you got into.
      Warrick: I don't remember any trouble.
      Mary Wilson: Like when you were thirteen years old, and you took her new Buick out for a spin.
      Warrick: Oh... that thing with the bumper trying to parallel park. I forgot about that.

    • Hodges (leaving message on Sara's phone): Sara, the knife tip Doc Robbins extracted from Becca Mayford isn't metal, it's ceramic and extremely sharp. I accept your thank you in advance, and you're welcome.

    • Nick: It was good that you were there for her Sara. She didn't have to die alone.
      Sara (sadly): We usually show up too late to meet the victim.

    • Catherine: Busy night.
      Warrick: She looks so familiar.
      Catherine: When I first started doing this every body I worked on reminded me of someone. Somehow we all get past that.
      Warrick: I'm not so sure that's a good thing.

    • Greg: I don't think this was her room.
      Grissom: What else?
      Greg: Looks like the bindings were cut from this sheet. It takes at least a few minutes to cut up a sheet.
      Grissom: I think when he came to this house he was unprepared. He had to use things that were already here. They say a disorganized killer is apt to obtain his victims by chance. Luck of the draw.

    • Warrick: Hell of a way to spend your night off.
      Sara: How many bodies do you have in here?
      Warrick: Three. Grissom's down the hall, first door on your right. Just follow the blood.

    • Chris Mullens: Girl politics. One wants what the other has. Why not give it?
      Brass: So, I guess when Lauren came home you gave it to her, too. Is that right, Santa?

    • David Marlon: I saw a girl I liked at a bar. Followed her home. I knew she wanted to party. I chose her. (chuckles) Now, girls sometimes act like they don't want what they want. 'Cause they want you to take it. But this girl Becca...she was flirting with me. And I gave her the party of her life.

    • Hodges: You ever do the right thing, and still feel guilty?
      Sara (softly): Yeah. Sucks, doesn't it?

    • Greg: So, they really did throw me under the bus.
      Grissom: Comes with the job.

    • Warrick: Sounds like Becca was still a kid.
      Grissom: Yeah, not when she was on stage.

    • Sara: My date got cancelled.
      Grissom: I'm sure he had a good excuse.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Story line based very heavily on a killer named Richard Speck, who in the late 60s had broken into a house (in Chicago) at a nursing school and he had killed eight girls one after another. One of them had managed to crawl under the bed. In reality, he didn't know she was there. He was so caught up in the killing, he never even counted and lost track, so he assumed he'd killed them all and left the house.