CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 9 Episode 23

Hog Heaven

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM May 07, 2009 on CBS
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Episode Summary

A band of vicious bikers is given the go-ahead to take down one of their own when it's discovered that the guy is an undercover cop.

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  • An ok episode

    In this episode of CSI, the following happens. At a biker bar a fight breaks out and the police are called. When they turn up, they also find a dead body on the floor of the bar, and so CSI are called in. During the autopsy we learn that the victim was a meth user and that his name is Joseph. During the evidence collecting one of the woman from the bar she gets nasty with Wendy and so Hodges jumps to her defence but to get a head butt from the woman. As she is lead away, Wendy notices that she has "Property of Joey" on her top, and so she believes that the woman is the victim's girlfriend. We soon learn that Joseph is really an undercover cop. We also find out that his girlfriend is also an undercover cop. When the widow of the cop coming into the lab, we learn that she and Jim have been seeing each other, although she didn't know he was a cop and he didn't know the truth about her marriage situation. Soon the victim's girlfriend is realised and when she gets into her car, it explodes. When the team investigate the bomb, they learn that it was planted before Joseph/Joey was killed and that the order to kill her probably came from the head guy, who they are trying to get too. So in order to solve the murder of Joseph/Joey the team do one of their famous reconstructions using themselves as the people involved. Soon they realise that his death was a result of a simple bar fight and not a set up as first thought. Soon they learn that he had a bug on the bar's phone and when the team play it back, we learn that Joseph/Joey's own wife told the gang that he was an undercover cop. Soon when using the tape, they learn that Scratch the top guy is in fact the bar tender from the biker's bar. Soon Scratch is arrested and soon starts running his mouth about Joseph/Joey. As we end the episode we see his wife being taken into holding, as Jim just stares at her, not being able to believe what he has seen.moreless
  • Conflict of interests.

    I most say it was quite interesting episode - the story was as you expect, but this time the great twist was that police got to the scene with 1 minute and there was not many change to hide evidence. And there was those suspects - many off them. And the danger.. I mean.. like the undercover police blowing up in front of their eyes.. and those bikers passing by Langston.. But I think most of all in this episode, I will remember the emotional part.. and mainly the way Brass got more and more into conflict of interests.. First it was just that he knew the murdered man wife.. and the way the wife seemed to play bigger and bigger role there..moreless
  • Hogs versus Cops - Cops Win.

    I loved the challenge presented when the team arrives so quickly to a crime scene. As intimidating as the scene of the bikers in booking could have been it was just too funny for words. I thought the twist that the victim was an undercover cop interesting but figured there had to be a reason to twist his murder investigation. I am really starting to appreciate Ray's thinking outside of the box in tracking down evidence but more importantly his ability to hold his own. The revelation that the bartender is "Scratch" was pretty clear after simply following the evidence. It seemed odd knowing that Brass has a personal life just as odd as Hodges out in the field was a puzzle seeing he hates the field.moreless
  • A member of a notorious biker gang known as the Vegas Blasters is brutally murdered in a biker bar. The investigation reveals that the murder victim was an undercover cop.

    This episode is very good and I do recommend it. However, it is not without its problems. This episode does not have a strong a script as previous ones. For one thing, it was really no surprise who the person was who made the call which lead to the murder. After all, subtle hints were dropped through out the episode which made it pretty obvious. Second, the revalation that Brass is a little more involved with the case then he should be was really not neccesary. Brass not removing himself from the investigation was also very odd. A flawed episode.moreless
  • i love csi

    at the beginning of csi it was a really good show and i couldent wait for the seires to come out but now sudenly that grisums gone it has gone down in veiws and i think it is just boring now because all the light graphics are all blue and if you look closly they have lamps every where i mean in a crime lab there wont be lamps every where or and i also forgot to mention that the people in it dont do anything they just stand around and talk how boring i mean people could be getting killed while there just stud there talking boring.moreless
Andy Mackenzie

Andy Mackenzie


Guest Star

Jamie McBride

Jamie McBride

Joey Niagra/Jack Nettles

Guest Star

Lorin McCraley

Lorin McCraley

Judge Death

Guest Star

David Berman

David Berman

David Phillips

Recurring Role

Liz Vassey

Liz Vassey

Wendy Simms

Recurring Role

Marc Vann

Marc Vann

Conrad Ecklie

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Nick's call-sign is Charlie-05-Stokes

    • The motorcycle Raymond is riding is a BMW.

    • "Hog" is another term for a Harley Davidson motorcycle, which was the bike of choice for the gang depicted in this episode. The term is said to have come from a team of farm boys in the 1920's who would take a real pig on a victory lap upon winning races. It can also an acronym for "Harley Owners Group" as well as the stock ticker for the Harley Davidson company (NYSE: HOG).

    • Raymond Langston is able to appreciate motorcycles of all makes, which gives perspective to a scene later in the episode. In the beginning of the show, he is openly admiring all of the biker's Harley's parked outside of the clubhouse bar, while in the middle of the episode he rides a BMW motorcycle. Generally motorcycle fans strongly fall into one camp or another in their taste of bike.

      This adds another layer of tension when he is sitting on his bike in the alley and a group of Harley riders ride by on either side of him. It is not just biker/outlaw riders vs. cop, it is a group of American made Harley Davidson's passing a lone BMW motorcycle.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Catherine (entering Brass' office with a bottle of scotch): I know that this is your favorite way of wrapping up a tough case. A little scotch, a little talk. ... Feel like talkin'? (Brass takes out two glasses from his desk) Alright, then. (Catherine pours scotch into them)

    • Catherine (as they are reacting the crime): Alright, and now you're down. But you still have a knife.
      Greg: And I think he was reaching for it when Jackass got in on the fight. Hodges, you're Jackass.
      Hodges: And don't I know it.

    • Langston (after he rides up on his motorcycle): First responding said that a coupla bikers got away just as they showed up.
      Nick: Okay, yeah. Maybe they took the knives with them.
      Langston: Alright, I'm one of them. I know the police are rolling, I don't wanna get picked up carrying the weapon so I'm gonna ditch them as quickly as possible, right?
      Nick: Right. But, you know, you can use your department vehicle to look for that stuff.
      Langston: You wanna catch a rat, you move like a rat.

    • Catherine: Hey! Hey, what are you on?
      Tonya: What do you think? You picked me up partying with bikers!

    • Tonya: Back off!
      Catherine: I hope you like being strip searched as much as you like shootin' off your mouth. (shoves her into the interrogation room and shuts the door)
      Tonya: Good work, Willows. Ever work undercover? We could always use another tough bitch.
      Catherine: Alright, with you on the inside when they threw woman at Neddles, he could always say that he didn't cheat on his old lady, right?
      Brass: Except for dead hookers, right?
      Tonya: Joey-- Jack had to do that, had to be trusted enough to become a member.
      Catherine: Well, obviously somethin' happened to that trust.

    • Ecklie (about Rita): You gonna tell me how you know her?
      Brass: No.

    • Hodges: When you're done with fingerprinting, the officer will take you into the other room, where he'll collect the rest of your clothing.
      Jackass: I ain't strippin'.
      Hodges: I promise you that jail scrubs are much cleaner and more flattering than the blood and grease soaked homicide evidence that you're currently wearing.

    • Hodges (entering the biker club/crime scene): This is my first time in a biker bar. (inhales) Hmm. What's that scent? Beer, urine, sweat, vomit... (sees the large pool of blood on the floor) ...death.

    • Wendy: Tonya Charles, would you open up your mouth, please?
      Tonya: Stick it in your own mouth, bitch!
      Hodges: Hey, hey! You're outta line.
      Tonya: Bite my outta line ass.
      Hodges: You owe Ms. Simms an apology.
      Wendy: Hodges, it's okay--
      Hodges: No. Apologize. (Tonya head-butts him and officers take her away)
      Wendy: That was stupid.
      Hodges: Chivalry is not dead.
      Wendy: No, but its nose is bleeding.

    • Langston: We have a packed club and nobody knows what happened?
      Brass: When nobody knows nothin'... somebody knows somethin'.

    • Catherine: When I was in high school, there was this guy, Mark. He had a motorcycle.
      Doc Robbins: Let me guess. Your mom told you to stay away from him, but you were Romeo and Juliet, riding around on 600 pounds of steel.
      Catherine: Oh, we had fun. But I moved on. In fact, I didn't give bikers another thought until, years later, I'm in the ER with a hit-and-run victim. Guy on a bike. Just a piece of meat in search of a pulse. The entire time I'm processing him, I never realized it was my Romeo. He was that beat up.

    • Det. Vega: I tell these kids, "You want to join a gang? You should join us. We're more powerful. We got bigger guns... And we got dental."
      Langston: Sold me.

    • Catherine: Jim, I heard you have a conflict of interest in this case.
      Brass: No, I don't. (to an Officer) What've you got?
      Officer (pointing to video monitor): I got a potential clean shot of the caller.
      Brass: Alright, let's run it. (sees the person making the call on the screen) That's Rita.
      Catherine: Well, I'd say you have a conflict now.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Sedmé nebe (Seventh Heaven)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: June 28, 2009 on Channel 9
      Norway: June 30, 2009 on TVNorge
      Slovakia: August 23, 2009 on JOJ
      Sweden: November 9, 2009 on Kanal 5
      Finland: January 20, 2010 on MTV3
      Spain: February 23, 2010 on AXN
      Czech Republic: June 10, 2010 on TV Nova
      Germany: September 2, 2010 on RTL

    • Pre-production title name of It's a Tough Job, But Catherine's Gotta Do It (1)