CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 7 Episode 18

Empty Eyes

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



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

  • Allusions

    • 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.