CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 10 Episode 18

Field Mice

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Apr 15, 2010 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Wendy and Hodges take a group of High School Explore Scouts on a field trip and they embellish their roles in solving cases and take their assignment too far.

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  • Another Wendy and Hodges episode.

    This was a different CSI episode with Wendy and Hodges posing as CSI's to impress some CSI wannabes This episode revolved around Wendy and Hodges and they had tricked the cadets until the end when they found out that they both wasn't CSI's which didn't impress Wendy because she really wants to be a CSI Hodges started to get jealous when Henry asked Wendy out and she said yes What surprised me was when someone kept stopping Henry going on his date and at first I thought Hodges but it turns out to be Wendy however Hodges admits to doing it and for that Wendy kisses him.moreless
  • Terrible, just terrble.

    If I want to watch a silly show, I'll go through my daughter's dvd collection and watch "The Wiggles." whenever CSI goes off on these Hodges and Wendy tangents, I feel I've wasted an hour. The "Star Trek" homage was bad, but this episode was even worse. The kids in the episode were terrible, and the way the lesser characters think of their repective bosses was not good character development. Hodges making fun of Brass for drinking too much, and dork coroner making fun of the senior coroner for looking at cat websites was low class. This is not what I expect when I tune in to CSI, for a joke and laughs I watch CSI:Miami.moreless
  • I enjoyed this episode

    *some spoilers* I don't know why some people didn't like this episode. I really enjoyed it. Yeah I know it was silly and apparently "stupid" but I really have to disagree with that. I know it was silly but I liked the humor. It was funny and I didn't want the show to end. I thought it was cute about the whole asking Wendy out for dinner and Henry thinking it was Hodges that did the pranks. And I like that Hodges cares so much about Wendy that he would take the blame for something he didn't do. And since " he" did it its going to go on his perminent record. I thought it was nice to see that kiss becuase Hodges has been waiting for that moment for such a long time! And now it finially happened.moreless
  • Wendy and Hodges fans rejoice!

    An awesome ep for fans of these two techies. This seems to have been the week for breaking up every romance and/or couple right across the board. Doesn't seem to matter which network you watched this week, they all torpedoed the hopes and wishes of almost every "shipper" out there. Which is why this ep was such a pleasant surprise.

    The infrequent episodes that focus on the "lab rats" have become my favorites. I look forward to each of them, especially those that spotlight Wendy and Hodges. Tonight's ep, although not quite as good as some of the earlier ones (such as the Star Trek spoof, which was simply superb), was entirely satisfying due to the two hesitant lovebirds finally putting their cards on the table (in a way only those two could, or would, do). Even more interesting, the ep was actually written by Wallace Langham (Hodges) and Liz Vassey (Wendy).

    The bulk of the ep revolves around a few "lab mice" (get it? Junior lab rats?), coming into the lab to learn by studying an actual case. A not-entirely-subtle "homage" to past and present CSIs is given in the form of the students being presented as young versions of Grissom, Katherine, and Warrick (there's even a "moment" between mini-Katherine and mini-Warrick).

    Overall a very enjoyable episode.moreless
  • Just plain silly and stupid

    It's so frustrating that after such a good episode last week, they come out with an episode the following week that is as huge a ball of nonsense as this was. The characters (or the caricatures of the characters) made less than no sense. The story itself was totally uncompelling and rather boring. Even concept was totally zero. It was basically just a regurgitation of an idea already aired on CSI (when Hodges played a CSI game with some of the lab techs). What I don't get is, it didn't work then, what could possibly have made them think it would work now?

    All and all this was just a bad idea.

    Could we please just stick to the vintage CSI style and not delve into these ridiculous side tracks? I think we'd all be better off.moreless
Kendrick Sampson

Kendrick Sampson

Derrick Gold

Guest Star

Lucas Grabeel

Lucas Grabeel

Guillermo Seidel

Guest Star

Cassi Thomson

Cassi Thomson

Katy Cypress

Guest Star

Sheeri Rappaport

Sheeri Rappaport

Mandy Webster

Recurring Role

Jon Wellner

Jon Wellner

Henry Andrews

Recurring Role

Joseph Patrick Kelly

Joseph Patrick Kelly

Office Metcalf

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Hodges: Mea culpa.

      Mea culpa is a Latin phrase that translates into English as my fault, or my own fault.

    • The title of this episode is a play on words and is contrasted with the season seven episode, Lab Rats. In the prior episode, we see Wendy and Hodges (and the rest of their team) in the lab, and in this episode, it looks like they will be out in the field.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Hodges: You see, Wendy suspected what I was up to, and she was urging me to come clean. I swear, it'll never happen again. Mea culpa. (to Henry) Can you forgive me?
      Catherine: (to Hodges) This is going to go on your permanent record. (to Henry) You got your confession. Happy?
      Henry: Hmm.
      Catherine: Nobody likes a snitch.

    • Wendy: That's what you're doing, you're lying to children?
      Hodges: It's a teaching exercise.
      Wendy: It's an exercise in self-love.
      Hodges: Just play along and be a role model, please?
      Wendy: Uh, no. Why would I play along with you?
      Hodges: Because if you can't even imagine yourself out in the field, how will you ever expect Ecklie to?

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Polní myši (Field Mice)

    • Music Featured:
      Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: April 15, 2010 on CTV
      United Kingdom: May 11, 2010 on Five
      Sweden: May 31, 2010 on Kanal 5
      Norway: June 1, 2010 on TVNorge
      Finland: December 8, 2010 on MTV3
      Spain: January 18, 2011 on AXN
      Germany: March 31, 2011 on RTL
      Slovakia: April 28, 2011 on JOJ
      Czech Republic: May 12, 2011 on TV Nova