CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 10 Episode 13

Internal Combustion

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Feb 04, 2010 on CBS
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The CSIs investigate the deaths of a pair of illegal street racers.

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  • Internal Combustion.

    This was an episode with twists and turns when one murder turns to a possible second that leads the CSI's to street racing when they find Cindy dead after she was hit by one of the race cars Both of the murders turned out to be accidental because with Trevor the kid who dropped dead in school was a ticking time bomb with something that happened in the past leads him to be killed at this point With Cindy it was just a race that got too competitive and the driver wasn't concentrating on what was in front of him and after that it was just a matter of which of the two racers was going to take the blame with both of them willing to go to prison and they both got their wish.moreless
  • The team investigates two mysterious deaths. The first being that of Trevor Beck. An anti-social high school student who was also an illegal street racer. The second is that of Trevor's cheerleader girlfriend Cindy Medina.moreless

    Despite some minor flaws, this episode is one of the best episodes of the season. It's also one of the most compelling and entertaining of the entire series. The scene at Trevor Beck's autopsy when Langston and Robbins open Trevor's skull is one you won't soon forget. Seeing Trevor's brain swell up is almost too frightening to look at. The scenes of Cindy Medina's dead body stuck in the tree are just as frightening. The close up shots of her mangled legs as well as the overhead shot of her body in the tree are brilliantly staged. A great episode.moreless
Connor Ross

Connor Ross

Trevor Beck

Guest Star

Scout Taylor-Compton

Scout Taylor-Compton

Renata Clarke

Guest Star

Nick Chinlund

Nick Chinlund

Gus Davis

Guest Star

Jorja Fox

Jorja Fox

Sara Sidle

Recurring Role

Archie Kao

Archie Kao

Archie Johnson

Recurring Role

Larry Mitchell

Larry Mitchell

Officer Mitchell

Recurring Role

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Hodges: The suspect hides the murder weapon in plain sight, in her auto shop class. Pretty sophisticated for a high school girl, right?
      Wendy: Well, she's definetly more sophisticated than the ones you chat with on the Twilight message boards.

    • Greg: I was just thinking about the time I went joy riding.
      Nick: You? Really?
      Greg: I was 12. My Papa Olaf just bought a red 280 ZX, man it was love at first sight. And I have no idea what made me think I could get away with it, but when Papa O went down for his afternoon nap, I swiped the keys a took it for a spin.
      Nick: Where'd you go?
      Greg: Around the block... twice. And when I was rolling it back into the driveway, I almost ran over my foot. Papa Olaf woke up, had no idea and never found out.

    • Sara: So, we're looking for a yellow street racer in Las Vegas. Great. That should narrow it down to a few hundred suspects.

    • Nick: Two cars, dead of night, a girl at the end of a lonely stretch of a quarter mile straight away, this was a drag race.
      Sara: With Cindy at the finish line, in every sense of the word.

    • Nick: On the night before his last drive from home to school, Trevor drove about 14 miles in the course of about an hour of a half without turning his engine off. So that's a 7 miles out, 7 miles back... 7 mile search radius.
      Sara: And just before he made that trip, was the last time Cindy Warner was seen.
      Catherine: I've got a bad feelin' about this.

    • Miymoto (about Cindy): She's missing?
      Brass: Yeah.
      Miymoto: Where is she?
      Brass: If we knew where she was, she wouldn't be missing.

    • Sara: It's Cindy Warner's phone.
      Nick: They say the only way to get a cell phone from a teenage girl is to pry it from her cold dead hand.
      Sara: Well, whoever they are, let's hope they're wrong.

    • Catherine: You don't look nearly busy enough.
      Archie: Well, thank you. It is my gift to look relaxed while doing many things. Unlike Hodges, who has the ability to look overwhelmed while really doing nothing at all.

    • Catherine: When you are young, you think you are immortal and when you get older you just want to remember how that felt. Driving crazy fast on open road…
      Nick: We are not getting old, are we?

    • Nick (looking at the victim's car): Nobody mentioned it was electric.
      Sara: Sooo…
      Nick: So, this is a 1958 Porsche speedster…
      Sara: Sooo…
      Nick: So, it's a classic, James Dean had one of these. Putting an electric motor in this is sacrilegious.
      Sara: Not to polar bears.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Výbušný motor (Explosive Engine)

    • FeaturedMusic:
      Walk Right- Maata Haari
      Get Up And Go- Broadcast 2000
      Stadtaffe (Instrumental version)- Peter Fox

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 4, 2010 on CTV
      United Kingdom: April 6, 2010 on Five
      Sweden: April 26, 2010 on Kanal 5
      Latin America: April 26, 2010 on AXN
      Norway: April 27, 2010 on TVNorge
      Australia: July 11, 2010 on Channel 9
      Finland: November 3, 2010 on MTV3
      Slovakia: November 24, 2010 on JOJ
      Spain: December 7, 2010 on AXN
      Germany: December 9, 2010 on RTL
      Czech Republic: April 7, 2011 on TV Nova
      The Netherlands: June 27, 2011 on RTL 4