CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 5 Episode 3

Harvest

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 14, 2004 on CBS
9.0
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A young girl is abducted from outside a convenience store, triggering an Amber alert. The team investigates in a race against time. The girl's body is soon found and the team discovers that she's been dead for longer than they thought. Also, Lindsey Willows is found hitchiking to the alarm of Catherine, and Greg has another replacement.moreless

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  • A young girl is abducted but it isn't as it seems.

    9.0
    A young girl is abducted around the same age as Catherine's daughter Lindsay who is caught hitchiking and gets in trouble with Catherine.When the kidnapped girl who was abducted turns up dead Catherine shows Lindsay the body to warn her of the people who is out there.Greg also finds a replacement called Mia, so Greg can work in the field.The abduction also takes a turn when the CSI's find that she was killed by her brother and then her parents covered it up.That was some family she had and the brother tells Grissom that he will be dead before the trial because he has cancer.moreless
  • Girl abducted...and then killed.

    8.8
    I felt so bad for this little girl. That she has to go through painful procedures because she was the perfect match for here brother who has cancer. The brother said no more making her give him bone marrow. HE made his parents promise that if he relapsed they wouldnt make her and they promised. But then his liver or kidneys were failing and they were going to make her donate. So they brother killed her and the whole family hid it so it would look like she was kidnapped. They also made it so they would think it was this child rapeist.moreless
  • Very similar to "My Sister's Keeper" this episode keeps you thinking.

    9.1
    This episode was really good. It reminds me a shocking amount of the book “My Sister’s Keeper” by Jodi Picoult. The book is about a thirteen year old girl named Ana who was born into a family in which she had an older sister suffering from Leukemia. In the beginning of the book Ana goes to a lawyer on her quest for medical emancipation. She wants the ability to decide if she gives up her kidney to her sister Kate. She has an extraneous older sibling as well, a brother named Jess. I wonder if either story was an inspiration to the other, but I’m not sure. The book was tragic and it’s hard to read it without wanting to cry.

    This episode truly did remind people why CSI was the number one show; it was packed with a lot of sorted themes and a lot of things that will keep any viewer thinking for a long time after they walk away. One of the finer episodes ever made.moreless
  • The possibility of a paedophile abduction, a missing 13 year old girl, a family in turmoil, and Catherine with her own problems - it's a good episode.

    8.6
    It's also heartrending by the end. A family with one son who's been suffering with leukaemia, one daughter who's gone off the rails and another daughter who they brought into the world to be a bone marrow and blood donor for the son. The young daughter is abducted and suspicion falls on a local paedophile, played with a mixture of menace and relish by D B Woodside.



    As usual, though, the truth is more convoluted, especially when the daughter is found dead.



    Meanwhile Catherine finds that Lindsey is trying to hitchhike. Lindsey is becoming the terrible teen (yes she's only just 12, but the promise is there!) Actually the writing for the scene between the two, when Catherine asks her what's next and she replies 'stripper?' is very good, if a little out of the blue in terms of how their relationship has been up to now.



    Similarly the scene between Catherine and the mother of the dead daughter is also quite explosive, with the mother delivering some home truths abour Catherine's own parental qualities.



    The mother herself is acted really well and it's very difficult to decide whether she's an angel or a monster - all sides of the arguments are made and one wonders how one would react in a similar situation.



    The ending, in a church, is painful to watch. I thought it was a little far fetched in that there had to be another way around the problem, but Grissom and the young guy have some good lines and the acting is impeccable.moreless
  • Very disturbing concept, but great acting.

    8.6
    The overall concept of this episode- a young girl conceived, born and essentially "strip-mined" in order to save the life of someone who didn't even want to be saved- is sickening. But "Harvest" is saved from turning into a piece of sewage though a couple of factors.



    First of all, the performance of DB Woodside is exceptionally good. It takes an incredible amount of acting skill to portray a Registered Sex Offender while generating sympathy from an audience, and yet-somehow- Mr. Woodside managed to pull it off with aplomb.



    Secondly, this episode serves to introduce Mia, Greg's new replacement, who will grow as a character as the series progresses.



    "Harvest" is a good example of what makes "CSI" great.moreless
DB Woodside

DB Woodside

Marlon Waylord

Guest Star

America Ferrera

America Ferrera

April Lopez

Guest Star

Melissa Leo (I)

Melissa Leo (I)

Sybil Perez

Guest Star

Aisha Tyler

Aisha Tyler

Mia Dickerson

Recurring Role

Archie Kao

Archie Kao

Archie Johnson

Recurring Role

David Berman

David Berman

David Phillips

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: When Alycia is taken to the morgue for the autopsy, her eyelids move and right foot moving automatically in a more comfortable, natural position.

    • Goof: In Season 3, Lindsey was 7 but is now 12 in season 5.
      Correction: The characters have expressed in multiple episodes that the time in between  seasons and episodes isn't consistent. I've seen half a season turn into two years and the time between two back to back episodes be a few months. In CSI, one season doesn't necessarily mean one year which means that the time difference between season 3 and  season 5 isn't just 2 years, it's more.

    • Goof: When Sara and her colleague search the MapQuest database, the date displayed is 10-5-07.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Dr. Robbins: Childhood keeps getting shorter and shorter... you know why that is?
      Catherine (sobbing): I actually don't know!

    • Marlon: Listen... I'm, uh... I'm sick. You know, I got this-this, this illness, which... look. I don't want to go back to prison. That's why I'm being so compliant. Now, yo, I don't work near no little kids. I stay a hundred yards from the school grounds. Man, I don't even go to the park.
      Grissom: It's not a disease. It's a compulsion.
      Marlon: I stay away from youth organizations, after-school programs, churches...
      Grissom: We found a pair of boy's underwear in your bedroom. Explain that.
      Marlon: I look at the photos. I look at the photos and I have the briefs for, um... release.
      Grissom: So you fantasize, and eventually, the fantasy's not enough and you relapse.
      Marlon: Hey, they're mine. I bought the underwear!
      Grissom: Well, if that's true, then you were in a store where little children were shopping with their mothers.
      Marlon: And what would you have me do, huh, man? What?! I mean, I even thought about chemical castration.
      Grissom: Medroxyprogesterone is inconclusive. It renders the subject incapable of erection, but it doesn't remove the drive. You would still be capable of sexual assault using other objects.
      Marlon: Listen... um, I haven't done anything, uh, illegal, so you can't hold me in here forever. Oh, is that killing look in your eyes a compulsion, Mr. Grissom?

    • Warrick (looking at the map of registered sex offenders): Phew! That's a lot of perverts.
      Nick: Get out of jail, come to Vegas.

    • Greg: Just hedging my bets.
      Warrick: How so?
      Greg: Well, I need field experience, but before I get that, I need to find a replacement. So far, I'm oh-for-one. Plus, she's hot and thinks you're a tool, so I'm way ahead.

    • Greg: Mia Dickerson, Warrick Brown.
      Warrick: Welcome.
      Mia: Look, I already know you have a running bet with another CSI over how long the new hire lasts, so let's skip it. You got something for DNA?

    • Nick: This girl seemed a little old to be lured by a lost puppy. So how'd this guy pull this off in a lot this public?
      Warrick: Easy. With a map and a smile.

    • Grissom: Did you injure yourself, Mrs. Perez? (Mrs. Perez looks down at a bloodstain on her shirt)
      Mrs. Perez: Oh, a nosebleed.
      Grissom: That's a lot of blood. I'm going to need to take your shirt.
      Mr. Perez: Why?
      Grissom: If you like, I can have someone follow you home so that you can change.
      Mrs. Perez: You think we had something to do with it? Our daughter is missing. She's out there somewhere alone and scared. What are you doing about that?
      Grissom: I'm just collecting evidence.
      Mrs. Perez: Fine. Here! (she removes her shirt and throws it at Grissom) Take it! Go find her!

    • Warrick: How'd you shoot, man?
      Nick: Rusty. They say I have a flinch.
      Warrick: You and I need to go practice some, huh?
      Nick: Yeah, when do we have time to do that? If we're not processing a scene or working evidence, we're in court.
      Warrick: Well, when they take your piece, you'll make time.

    • Greg: So would you like to grab a bite later? I know a diner down the street that serves a mean liver and onions.
      Mia: I don't eat out.
      Greg: Never ever?
      Mia: I don't like expectorant.
      Greg: Really?
      Mia: Kitchen staff talk while they prepare your food and then the wait staff repeats your order over the plate, and by the time you get your meal, there are several DNA samples coating it.
      Greg: Wow.
      Mia: Yeah. No, thank you.
      Mia: I don't eat birthday cake either.
      Greg: Oh, blowing out the candles.
      Mia: Ugh. Don't get me started.

    • Catherine: Have you been to bed?
      Grissom: Yes.
      Catherine: Did you sleep? (pauses) Me neither. She was the same age as Lindsey. She was trying to hitchhike.
      Grissom: Where was she going?
      Catherine: Fremont Street.
      Grissom: Was she buying drugs?
      Catherine: No! She's twelve. She's... just so angry. She doesn't talk to me.
      Grissom: Well, if enough people knew what was out there hunting them, they'd never leave their house. I think you need to sit her down.
      Catherine: Well, I don't want to scare her. I don't want my daughter to be this... frightened, paranoid kid who's always looking over her shoulder.
      Grissom: Catherine, there's a big difference between scaring her and preparing her. And all the reasons why you should are in that room. (Catherine contemplates this)

    • (In a church)
      Daniel: I didn't realize until... today... how lucky I am. I know pretty much... how and when I'm gonna die. Most people don't. It's what they're afraid of.
      Grissom: Was your sister afraid?
      Daniel: Never. I'm 11 years older than her, and she took care of me. She was my best friend, and I miss her. As much pain as...I caused her... and she wouldn't give up, and she...she wouldn't let me, either. That's why...during the last relapse, I made my parents swear that it was the very last time.
      Grissom: But then your kidneys failed, and they broke their word, huh?
      Daniel: They told me they... swore not to fight the cancer, so this didn't count. I wasn't gonna lose this fight. I couldn't watch her suffer anymore.
      Grissom: This wasn't a mercy killing, Daniel. This was an execution. Bone marrow, transfusions...that's her blood in your veins. It dripped out of your nose onto the blanket while you were killing her. If you cared so much for Alicia, why didn't you take your own life instead of hers?
      Daniel: Suicide isn't an option. It's an unforgivable sin in the eyes of God.
      Grissom: But you believe that your god forgives murder? If that's your defense, it won't keep you out of jail.
      Daniel (crying): But my death will. See, I've got about six more months. I'll be dead before there's even a trial. I-I do want to thank you, though.
      Grissom: For what?
      Daniel: For speaking for Alicia. You're probably the first person in her life to think only of her. You know, you may not believe in God, sir, but you do his work.

    • (Seeing Nick in the field)
      Warrick: I take it you qualified at the range.
      Nick: You take it right.
      Warrick: What'd you shoot?
      Nick: 260 out of 300. 225's passing, which I believe was your high score. (Warrick laughs)

    • (Looking at an organ transplant website that's pretty detailed)
      Sara: Little over a 7th graders head don't ya think?
      Grissom: I don't know. I bet you were a pretty smart 7th grader.

    • Catherine: Mouthing off to teachers, slipping grades, and now hitchhiking. I mean what's next Lindsey?
      Lindsey: Stripping.
      Catherine: What did you just say? Okay, no phone, no friends, no nothing.
      Lindsey: For how long?
      Catherine: A month.
      Lindsey: Whatever.
      Catherine: Hey, you want to make it two?
      Lindsey: Dad always said you were a drama queen.
      Catherine: Well, what do you expect, Lindsey, since he was always high.
      Lindsey: I'd take dad high over you any day! Nana's coming to pick me up. I'll be out front.

    • Grissom: Nick. You failed your firearm qualifications. You can't be here.
      Nick: Oh yeah, well, I'm takin' it again, day after tomorrow. So I figured I could work.
      Grissom: Not in the field.
      Nick: You're serious?
      Grissom: You're in violation just carrying a weapon.

    • Sara: This counts as field work, you know.
      Greg: Oh, I'm smiling on the inside.
      Sara: Dirty laundry or garbage? (before Greg can answer) You know what? You take garbage.
      Greg: Thanks.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • When they show a scene of the Amber Alert on the interstate, on the corner you see the CBS channel 8 sign: Channel 8 is the CBS channel for Las Vegas.

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