CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 8 Episode 3

Go to Hell

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 11, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The team investigates a girl whose whole family had been killed and she is supposedly possessed by the devil.

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  • A 12-year old girl who somewhat resembles Natalie Davis (the Miniature Killer) kills her parents as revenge for them arranging an exorcism for her (guess where the exorcism tapes were hidden: inside a flip-down ironing board!)moreless

    An exorcism is performed on a girl named Amy, her father disturbs it, and Amy ends up killing both her parents. Also, a homeless guy is found dead: Sara and Ronnie the newbie do this case. We find out that Grissom's studying Colony Collapse Disorder in bee colonies, after he sticks his head up a hole in the wall, which turned out to be filled with bees.

    For me, this episode was kind of average, but of course still fabulous (what CSI episode ISN'T fabulous?). Sara moves to swing and newbie Ronnie is introduced. It's true, what I read: Ronnie IS really annoying! "Do ants have tastebuds?" Storyline was well written, but this wasn't one of those super-fantastic episodes that you'll remember forever.moreless
  • Kind of felt like some puzzle pieces were missing.

    The episode was great, except that the storyline was a little off. Did the police have anything to do with the death of the derelict? Did the guy that they found Amy with know that she had killed her parents and her sister? He didn't give the impression that he even knew what was going on....maybe Amy (Satan) had him under her/his control. I can't wait to find out the significance of the bees dying. It seems that bees are going to be a running theme this season. I guess we shall see. BYW, I like Ronnie Lake. She would be a great love interest for Greg.moreless
  • Been there....haven't we?

    I found this episode to be a little confusing. With priests, sex, bums and bugs all over the place. The priest did it, no maybe another guy, no, maybe the girl, ... Anyway, I didn't really enjoy the storyline on the killings in this one, some things weren't explained or seemed cared about. I never thought the girl was possessed, just a brat. Even though the priest was innocent in the end (I think, but did he have a partner, they didn't say he didn't, just the girl working with her boyfriend), the priest kills her in the end and ends up guilty himself, too bad, after getting rid of a evil person like her, he deserves a medal.moreless
  • Another religious episode with serious nasties.

    Ick, I'd hate to have Archie's job. Looking at disturbing videos for 18 hours is not my type of walk in the park. I was wondering if the girl was actually possessed and they were going to scientifically prove it otherwise, like they did on the Discovery Channel.

    Instead, it was simply parents having problems with their kid, which by the way, locking Amy in the attic is so not the right way to deal with her. They should have done something else. I wonder what's with the bees, I don't remember them saying anything about that. Is it the weather? Episode was good. I liked it, though the ending was totally horrifying. Poor Catherine.moreless
  • a girl seemingly possessed kills her family with her 23 year old boyfriend.

    This story directly resembles killings that happened in Lethbridge Alberta Canada in april 2006. a 12 year old girl and her 23 year old boyfriend met on a vampire forums website. the only difference between the csi story and the real one is her parents were killed at home, and the real story had a little brother, whereas the csi story had a little sister. this story shocked the entire nation of canada, and was horrifying in the extreme. the similarities with this story and the csi story is alarming... i wish that the writers would try a little harder next time.moreless
Harold Perrineau

Harold Perrineau


Guest Star

Rhys Coiro

Rhys Coiro

John Gersten

Guest Star

Britt Robertson

Britt Robertson

Amy Macalino

Guest Star

David Berman

David Berman

David Phillips

Recurring Role

Liz Vassey

Liz Vassey

Wendy Simms

Recurring Role

Sheeri Rappaport

Sheeri Rappaport

Mandy Webster

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • This is the second episode that takes place during a heat wave. The first episode was Feeling the Heat, that aired on season 4

    • Greg doesn't have any allergies.

    • Grissom may state it but there is no verifiable proof that Einstein ever said the world would end four years after all the bees died. The dubious quotation, however, is widely reported in articles and stories regarding colony collapse disorder.

    • The bee in the opening teaser sequence is entirely computer-generated, as are the swarming hive of bees Grissom discovers in the attic, and the bees seen in Grissom's portable hive.

    • An alternate ending was proposed but never shot: having the "possessed" girl kill the Preacher. Similarities to a 1973 film The Exorcist led the producers to choose the ending currently seen.

    • Parts of the text for Harold Perrineau's exorcism rites performed in the motel room are taken from actual, recorded exorcism rituals from the 1930s.

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Catherine: Do you have any relatives?
      Amy: Not anymore.
      Catherine: I've got a daughter. She's almost your age.
      Amy (coldy): Maybe we should hang out.

    • Catherine: The staff told me that you already went through the SAE kit.
      Amy: They tell you I'm all banged up inside?
      Catherine: Not in those words.

    • Ronnie: Cops must've picked him up before he died.
      Sara: Maybe that's not all they did.
      Ronnie: Well, it was just a guess.
      Sara: What's the first thing that police do when they question a suspect?
      Ronnie: Check for I.D. Standard procedure.
      Sara: Eddie Kaye's only identification was an expired driver's license found separated from all of his other possessions. Print it.
      Ronnie: What? You're not seriously gonna go after the cops after something like this?
      Sara: You know, that question I will answer. We're not here to protect anyone, Ronnie. Not even the cops. We're here to figure out what happened. If you can't do that, you should get a different job.

    • Warrick (while searching Rhode's apartment): You know, if I had to gage him by his apartment. I'd have to say that Alister Rhodes is just a regular guy.
      Nick: Yeah, I'm sure that's what he wants everyone to think too.

    • Ronnie: When I graduated, I got offers from both the labs in New York and Miami. Know why I picked Vegas?
      Sara: I know that you have nine questions left.
      Ronnie: Crime rate's growing faster here.

    • Brass: You ever been to the Rachno's Central Motel?
      Rev. Rhodes: Plenty of times. Hookers, addicts, drug dealers, pimps, wife beaters, runaways. I save people.
      Brass: (shows him a picture) You ever save these two? (Rhodes stares at the picture, a little taken aback) You know them, don't you?
      Rev. Rhodes: There's nothin' I can tell you.
      Brass: These people have a daughter and she's missing. And due to the fact that you're a convicted sex offender, you better come up with something more than these corny, priestly homilies, and you better come up with them fast.
      Rev. Rhodes: I don't have to answer to you. I want to talk to my lawyer.
      Brass: That's a good idea. Because you're under arrest.

    • Nick (shines light on what looks like a pile of intestines): Ah, man what the hell is that?
      Warrick: It looks like Balut. It's a Filipino delicacy. My grandmother's best friend was from Manila.
      Nick: I bet it tastes like chicken.

    • Mandy: So, I got hit off the 'Do Not Disturb' sign. (hands her paper)
      Catherine: Drug dealer with priors for assault. Nice.
      Mandy: Well, don't get too excited because I got another hit off of the telephone. Pedophile. (hands her another paper) And I got one off of the dresser, a rapist. (hands her another paper) And one off of the bed frame, a prositute, a pimp, and another prostitute. (hands her more papers)
      Catherine: Is that it?
      Mandy: For felonies, yes. Do you want misdemeanors too?

    • Guy (about the victims): They paid for the week, cash in advance, signed 'em in myself.
      Brass: We got a problem.
      Guy: What's the problem?
      Brass: Your handwriting sucks.

    • Grissom: We have one too many Bibles.
      Catherine: I don't think they helped.

    • Ronnie: Do you ever wonder why ants don't crawl up the nose and eat the brain? I would, protein.
      Sara: Ants are scavengers, they tend to stay on the surface.
      Ronnie: Do ants think dead skin tastes better than brains?
      Sara: Well, they will go for brains late in decomp.
      Ronnie: Do ants have tastebuds?
      Sara: Ronnie, I'm gonna have to limit you to twenty questions per case.
      Ronnie: Really?
      Sara: Nineteen.

    • Rev. Rhodes: Mr. Grissom...do you believe in a separate, living evil?
      Grissom: You're primitive man on the savannah. You see something move out of the corner of your eye. You assume it's a hyena. You run, you live. If you assume it's the wind and you're wrong, you die. We have the genes of the ones who ran. We're genetically hard-wired to believe living forces that we cannot see.
      Rev. Rhodes: The Devil's sliest trick is making us believe he isn't real. But call his name loud and long enough, (knocks on the table four times) guess who comes knockin' on your door?
      Brass: Usually guys like you.

    • Sara: Hey.
      Grissom: Hey. Bee frame. Inside I got the queen, the workers, the whole colony.
      Sara: You're looting the crime scene of its bees.
      Grissom: I cleared it with animal control. This colony is healthy. I needed to study colony collapse disorder. Bees are dying in record numbers everywhere.
      Sara: You know, I did read that if every bee on earth died, the human race will follow four years later.
      Grissom: There's no hard evidence to support that.
      Sara: Oh.
      Grissom: But the world will end. Someday.

    • Greg: How have you been?
      Sara: I've seen better days. You missin' me yet?
      Greg: A little more everyday.

    • Rev. Rhodes: My partner is the Lord.
      Brass: Well, I'm sure it's not his DNA on those sheets.

    • Warrick: That's the third time the power's gone out.
      Nick: Fourth actually, if i didn't know any better, I'd say the city's trying to get rid of us-- that's a hundred dollar fine right there. (motions towards the sprinkler going off)

    • Brass: So, enjoying the sunshine?
      Sara: Not really.

    • Grissom: Did you two see the Fitzgerald's thermometer on your way in?
      Warrick: Oh yeah, 109. Hot as hell.
      Catherine: Anything below 110 degrees is manageable. Above that, crime wave always goes up. (they hear sirens outside the room)
      Grissom: Sounds like it's getting hotter.

  • NOTES (7)

    • International Titles:
      Czech Republic: Jdi k čertu! (Go to Hell!)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Denmark: November 23, 2007 on Kanal 5
      United Kingdom: January 22, 2008 on ITV2
      Norway: February 12, 2008 on TVNorge
      New Zealand: February 17, 2008 on TV3
      Latin America: February 25, 2008 on AXN
      Sweden: March 24, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Italy: April 3, 2008 on FoxCrime
      Germany: September 25, 2008 on RTL
      Austria: September 25, 2008 on ORF1
      Spain: September 29, 2008 on AXN
      Finland: November 26, 2008 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: September 10, 2009 on TV Nova

    • The image of the Preacher, filmed upside-down and dripping blood upward, was originally conceived as the opening shot of the episode. Writers worked on a version of the story where CSI investigators found a dead body on the ceiling. The story evolved, but the original image remained in the show.

    • The "possessed" girl's fall to her death was filmed, not on location, but against a green screen with the actress (not a stunt woman) suspended by a series of cables.

    • The crash was filmed with five cameras, one inside the stunt car, and shot all in one take outside the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. In addition, the actors playing police officers are actually stunt drivers, and they performed the crash themselves.

    • Pre-production title for this episode was Epiphany.

    • Wallace Langham has been removed from the opening credits with Louise Lombard being re-added in this episode although she doesn't appear and left earlier in the season. Though, this didn't happen in the UK broadcast with Langham still in the opening credits.