CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 3 Episode 12

Got Murder?

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Jan 16, 2003 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Some bird watchers find a raven with a human eyeball in its mouth. This eventually leads our CSIs to a divorced man and his 2 children but not much else. Warrick and Grissom look into the circumstances of David's unusual and first autopsy. This takes them to a car dealership where the man worked.moreless

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  • Great story!

    This is a great story. Catherine and Grissom, investigate a murder together. I always love that ;) I think it's a well written story, the girl who wants to be the girlfriend of her dad.

    If there are any kids involved with a case, you can see Catherine become harder and harder against all susbects. I love it when she yells to the dad of the girl: You son of a bitch!! My favorite part of the whole episode! Anyway, I think this is a special story. I can't say it enough, but the episonde is great work of Sarah Goldfinger (she wrote this one, right?). One of my favorites!moreless
David Starzyk

David Starzyk

Fred Stearns

Guest Star

Jules Sylvester

Jules Sylvester


Guest Star

Colton James

Colton James

Chalie Easton

Guest Star

David Berman

David Berman

David Phillips

Recurring Role

Terry Bozeman

Terry Bozeman

Mr. Lewis

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Nora's false pregnancy condition is an actual condition called psychocyeis. As Catherine described, it causes pregnancy symptoms to occur without conception.

    • Goof: Catherine takes apart a raven's nest, she takes out a baby toy and puts it aside, she then shows the nest to Grissom, and the toy is back in the nest.

  • QUOTES (19)

    • Brass: Have you ever seen anything like this before?
      Catherine: How it manifested? No. But the cause? (beat) People throw things away every day.

    • Warrick: So, Marty was telling the truth? It was just a coincidence that he owns poisonous snakes, and his co-worker was envenomated.
      Grissom: A coincidence is a scientific anomaly. Maybe he just got rid of the snake.

    • Brass: You know, for an unemployed guy you're doing a lot of spending. I mean, (chuckles) ... Tiffany's, La Perla international watch company ... expecting a windfall?
      Lawyer Don't answer that. (to Brass) You're fishing.
      Brass: No, I do that with a pole. No, I'm just thinking out loud. Your wife disappears. Five years after the fact, you get the money. You've earned it, it's yours, but she screwed you up. She showed up.
      Mr. Easton: I did not kill my wife.
      Brass: What happened, Daniel? The sex wasn't as good as you remembered it, or the money was better? What happened?

    • Warrick: You know it's illegal in the state of Nevada to have venomous snakes?
      Marty: If you handle them correctly, snakes are harmless. I know what I'm doing.
      Grissom: Yeah, that's what we're afraid of.

    • Marty: You going to arrest me for blurring the lines?
      Grissom: No. We were leaning towards murder.

    • Mr. Easton: You know, you were here five years ago with your grid searches, your dogs, your cadets -- you came up empty. You give me a good reason why my wife left me, I'd love to hear it, because I tried the truth. I didn't know what happened. You know what I got for it? They all think I killed my wife. Her parents sued me for custody. I lost my job, my friends. Only thing I got left are those kids and this house.
      Catherine: Okay, you didn't kill her. (beat) At least back then.

    • Sara: Well, she wasn't in town on business.
      Nick: What's that? (Nick looks up. Sara turns around and holds the black teddy in front of her. She clicks her tongue and shakes the teddy in front of her) Oh! Depends on what her business was, I guess.

    • Warrick: You ever buy a brand-new car, Griss?
      Grissom: Depreciation doesn't make it a logical investment.
      Warrick: It's not about logic. It's about that smell. There's nothing like the smell of a brand-new car.

    • Doc Robbins: An artificial spinal disc. If you can recreate a spine the possibilities are endless.
      Catherine: I thought, uh, disc replacement surgery involved fusing bone to bone.
      Doc Robbins: Eh, typically, but it can limit mobility. With that little disc, your body doesn't know the difference. Matches range of motion, flexibility and an axial rotation of a normal spine. Still in clinical trials. Less than a thousand surgeries have been performed in this country.
      Catherine: Oh, well, I like those odds.
      Doc Robbins: You'll like this even better. Medium endplate, size 12, polyethylene component and a six-degree lordosis angle. Narrowed it down to one. Amy Ennis. Austin, Texas.
      Catherine: Tourist?
      Doc Robbins (chuckles): That's for you to find out.

    • Catherine (about the vic): What kind of identifying characteristics do we have?
      Doc Robbins: Second degree midline episiotomy scar.
      Catherine: Well, that narrows it down to more than half the women in this country who gave birth.
      Doc Robbins: But there might be one other thing. At first I thought appendectomy, but check out her x-ray. She's had surgery. Some kind of implant at the L4-L5 interspace. I'll know more when I open her up.
      Catherine: You're my hero, Al.

    • Sara: Cans are on private property, it's not trash day, how did you get consent?
      Catherine: I talked to the president of the owner's association.
      Nick: What'd you threaten her with?
      Catherine: A return visit.

    • Catherine: Heard you got to be superhero today.
      Doc Robbins: I consider myself a superhero every day.

    • Sara (at a garbage dump): You know the average Nevadan generates three times more waste than the average American?
      Nick: Yeah, well that's tourist trash.
      Sara: Thirteen million pounds per day. I went to the recycling forum in March.
      Catherine: The landfill manager says this is the active cell. Spotter says cell lift moves forward 20 feet a day. That puts the active cell right ... pretty much in front of us.
      Nick: Man! You find the best evidence in the nastiest places.
      Catherine: You are what you throw away.
      Sara: It's like peeling an onion in peoples' lives.
      Catherine: Well, this onion is our time line so peel back accordingly.

    • (About Marty, the car dealer)
      Warrick: He's a charmer...
      Grissom (laughs): Yeah, a regular Ricky Roma.

    • Clyde: Look, everyone tries to get an edge in this business. I use jokes.
      Warrick (hangs up the phone): Fred Sterns just passed away. Again.
      Grissom: Dead guy. Not funny.

    • Warrick: Hey, I hear David's resurrecting the dead now.
      Grissom (chuckles): Yeah, our little miracle worker.

    • (after David has performed an autopsy on a living man, who later passes on)
      Doc Robbins: Alright David, take two.

    • Sara: She's a virgin?! So what are we talking here immaculate conception?
      Catherine: More like the immaculate perception. Pseudocyesis -- imagined pregnancy.
      Sara: It's all in her head? Well, that would explain what she was doing in dad's bed.
      Catherine: Fantasizing.

    • Grissom (looking at the eyeball): Well, someone's missing a contact lens.
      Catherine: That's not all they're missing.
      Grissom: You know, ravens, like eagles, have been known to travel 30 miles from roost to feeding ground.
      Catherine: 30 miles in every direction. Pi-r-squared. That means that we're looking at a ... 2,800 mile search area.
      Grissom: "Once upon a midnight dreary while I pondered weak and weary over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore."
      Catherine: We're up a tree and you're quoting Poe. Give me something.
      Grissom (holding the eyeball): "Quoth the raven: Only this and nothing more."

  • NOTES (2)


    • Sara: Norah's in love with her father in an Elektra kind of way.

      There is no "kind of." The Elektra complex is the female equivalent of the Odeipus complex, both named by Freud. Girls with the Elektra complex want to murder their mother and marry their father.

    • Grissom: Once upon a midnight dreary...

      Grissom recites lines from Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven."

    • Grissom: He's a regular Ricky Roma...

      Grissom is referring to the fast-talking realtor Ricky Roma, from the David Mamet play "Glengarry Glen Ross".

    • Title: Got Murder?

      The title is from the widely known "Got Milk?" commercials.