CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 3 Episode 21


Aired Sunday 10:00 PM May 01, 2003 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The trampling death of a trainer by her horse aboard a private jet is investigated by Grissom, Catherine, and Nick. Sara and Warrick look into a Romeo and Juliet scenario in the desert.

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  • Great allusions in this story

    This is not on of the most rememberable episodes but it was written well and cleverly plotted. I liked all the allusions in this episode and Grissiom and Cath had some good lines, the idea of smuggling diamonds in the hors was original and I hope no one ever copies that act for real, poor hors! the B story was tragic and had a choking ending. it was also the classic tale of the Romeo and Juliet scenario and I found it a bit boring truth be told, i kept waiting for the A story to return, but I'm sure others will like it more than I did.moreless
  • Another great episode

    A trainer is trampled to death by her horse on a private jet when Grissom & Catherine investigate the discover that it's murder. After the horse contracts a uterine infection & dies an autopsy is preformed & a bag of uncut diomonds is discovered inside the uterus.

    Sara & Warrick look into the suicide of a teenage boy in the middle of the desert. Later they discover another body, a female, and it looks like she also committed suicide.

    They discover that they were both lovers & committed suicide together but when Sara & Warrick investigate further they find out that the teenagers have a baby & that the girls mother was involved in their suicides.moreless
Lee Garlington

Lee Garlington

Mrs. Frommer

Guest Star

Patrick Fabian

Patrick Fabian

Rhone Confer

Guest Star

Susan Walters

Susan Walters

Merrit - Horse Trainer

Guest Star

Jeffrey D. Sams

Jeffrey D. Sams

Det. Cyrus Lockwood

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Goof: When the CSIs turn "Juliet" over, she is clearly seen blinking.

    • Goof: The DB in the desert is in funeral pose. Sara notices something on his hands, which are laid one on the other in a close shot. Cut to a wide shot and the top hand is off the other. Cut again to a close shot and it is once again atop the other.

    • Goof: When Sara and Warrick are looking at the dead girl in the prom dress, she is turned over by the coroners and her hands are almost touching straight above her head. But when the shot changes, her arms have moved quite far apart.

    • Goof: When Grissom is in the horse stall, one shot shows the door closed to Grissom's back. Cut to the next shot (a closer shot through the door) and it's open.

  • QUOTES (8)

  • NOTES (1)


    • Grissom: A horse. A horse. My kingdom for a horse.

      This is a reference to William Shakespeare's King Richard the Third, which is where that quote came from.

    • Catherine: The horse?
      Grissom: Of course.

      This statement is based on the opening lyrics to the 1960s show Mister Ed which was about a talking horse.

    • Episode Title: Forever

      Not only does Grissom mention Ian Fleming in regards to the horse but the title "Forever" alluding to the phrase "Diamonds Are Forever", which is also the name of an Ian Fleming James Bond novel. The novel was published in 1956 and adapted into a movie in 1971.

    • Sara: I think our girl was a young Madame DeFarge. She made her own death shroud, but she didn't know her own measurements.

      This is a reference to A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. In the novel, Madame Defarge, a French Revolutionary, is speaking to John Barsard, a British spy, and knitting in her wine shop. When asked by Barsard what she is knitting, she responds that it is a funeral shroud.