CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 4 Episode 7

Invisible Evidence

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Nov 13, 2003 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Goof: When Warrick is talking to David while he is holding up a pelvis with a pair of tongs, the tongs change position in between shots.

    • Goof: When Nick is talking to the victim's sister, the same blonde woman walks by in the background twice, going the same direction each time.

    • Goof: When Nick picks up the threads of white fiber with a bloodstain on from the floor of the reconstructed car, in the far shots, the tweezers are holding the fibers horizontally in the middle, so you can see both ends. In the close up the tweezers are holding the fibers vertically from the bottom up.

    • Grissom mentions the title of the episode Invisible Evidence in the episode.

    • Goof: At the end, when Warrick is in court, he's wearing a blue shirt with a white collar. In the next shot, his shirt is all white.

  • Quotes

    • Warrick: This case is twisting me up. Interrogation room ... was a bust. Fife can lie better than I can tell the truth.
      Catherine: Better to know his lies before we go to trial.
      Warrick: I don't think it's going to trial.
      Catherine: We've got time. Seminal DNA's being processed as we speak. This case can break any minute.
      Warrick: I'm not giving up. I'm just being realistic.
      Catherine: Come on, you know, Warrick, we don't just call these cases rush 'cause we're in a hurry. It's a rush 'cause our pulse races, it's a rush when we nail the guy ...
      Warrick: I like that.

    • Sara: Grissom, um, I, um, wanted to talk to you about something.
      Grissom: Go ahead.
      Sara: Well, you know, I applied for the promotion for the key position.
      Grissom: Your application's on my desk.
      Sara: About that, I, um... I needed to know... I... I wanted to make sure, rather, that anything that happened or didn't happen between us won't be a factor. (Grissom looks confused) Never mind. I-I shouldn't have said anything. (Grissom still looks confused) I, um... I'm always over-talking around you. (Sara leaves the room, leaving Grissom still confused)

    • Hodges: Oh, hey! Hey, boss!
      Grissom: Yes?
      Hodges: I just ID'ed the substance from Rachel Lyford's wrist. Same substance found on the sheets.
      Grissom: Have you told Warrick? He's the lead on this.
      Hodges: Yeah, about Warrick, what exactly happened in court today? I tried to talk to him, he just shut down.
      Grissom: He just shut you down. What is the substance?
      Hodges: Uh ... wax.

    • Hodges: Hey, I heard about court today. Must have been embarrassing, huh?
      Warrick: Hodges, why'd you leave L.A. Again? Never mind, it's probably none of my business.

    • Sara: Uh, listen, I recognize the importance of this, but I'm in the middle of my own homicide investigation.
      Grissom: I'll talk to your detective. Explain the deal.
      Sara: Well, it's not about the detective. It's about my own responsibility.
      Grissom (sternly): I'm handing out assignments, Sara. It's not a negotiation.

    • Sheriff Atwater: We have nine hours left on the clock, Grissom.
      Grissom: Well, the investigation, which is under my purview, has taken an unexpected turn. So, when I know something, you'll know something.
      Sheriff Atwater: I don't like surprises.
      Grissom: Me, neither.
      Sheriff Atwater: What, you're not going to tell me anything?
      Grissom: No.
      Sheriff Atwater: Okay. For now. Mm-hmm.

    • Nick: Hey, Grissom, that Sheriff checked with just about every tech in the lab looking for you. He's bugging for an update.
      Warrick: I suggest you avoid him.
      Nick: Why? What happened?
      Catherine: Our only suspect may be innocent.

    • (After finding white threads with blood stains in the car)
      Nick: So ... you still upset about your case being put on hold? (Sara rolls her eyes and glares at Nick and he chuckles mischievously at her)

    • Sara: You know what pisses me off?
      Nick: Lots of things.
      Sara: Victims aren't equal. High profile cases get priority.
      Nick: A ticking clock gets priority.
      Sara: Every case is a ticking clock. The only difference between a cold case and a hot case is time.
      Nick: I don't care if you're working on the hottest case of your career. If your supervisor tells you to leave a scene to go wash his car, you do it. (Sara gives him a look) You don't have a career without a job.

    • Sheriff Atwater: Thanks to the crime lab, some very difficult cases have gone our way. You've elevated the status of the whole bureau.
      Grissom: Uh-huh. Then why are you here?
      Sheriff Atwater: I'm holding a press conference in an hour where I'll be telling the media that this case is under your purview.
      Grissom (chuckles): Oh, it is about perception, isn't it?
      Sheriff Atwater: Glad we understand each other. Uh... why don't you call my office next week? Put a little lunch on the books, hmm? (Sheriff Atwater heads for the door)
      Grissom: I work nights.
      Sheriff Atwater: So make it a dinner. (Sheriff Atwater leaves the office)

    • (Sara stands looking at the bed sheet covered in blood)
      Grissom: Checking my work?
      Sara: No, I'm just looking around.
      Grissom: What are you thinking?
      Sara: Well, her body left behind this void, (gestures with hands, walks to wall, turns to face Grissom) the attacker was on top, he held her down by her wrists.
      Grissom: Which would explain the transfer of wax from him to her?
      Sara: Yes, pin me down. (Grissom pins Sara to sheet, then moves hands down next to her waist)

    • Catherine: I liked your tough guy act yesterday.
      Grissom: Huh?
      Catherine (imitating Grissom): "I hand out the assignments. This isn't a negotiation."
      Grissom: What? Too much?
      Catherine (shakes her head): No, not enough.

    • Grissom: If you need someone to talk to...
      Hodges: Yeah. When's a good time?
      Grissom: We have a psychologist here on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    • Grissom: Stop it.
      Warrick: What?
      Grissom: Watching the clock.
      Warrick: It's just that new evidence is coming in and the old evidence hasn't even been processed yet. We're running out of time here, you know?
      Grissom: If we're watching the clock, we're not watching the case.
      Warrick: Well, not even you can stop time.

    • Fife (being interrogated): Then I went back to my apartment and had lunch. A tuna sandwich on wheat. A little mayo, a squirt of relish. (leans forward) Then, I took a leak. I don't want to miss anything.
      Brass (sarcastically): Outstanding.

    • Warrick: How about what you said about never rushing the evidence?
      Grissom: Well, for the next 24 hours, we're breaking the rules.

    • Grissom: I'm sorry, you look lost.
      Sheriff Atwater: I've been calling your cell.
      Grissom: We get bad reception here in CSI. Listen, if this is about dinner I'm free next week. I'll be having the fish.

    • Catherine: Hey you.
      Warrick: Hey.
      Catherine: How... are you holding up?
      Warrick: I'm fine.
      Catherine: You sure?
      Warrick: Yeah.
      Catherine: You're in the women's bathroom.
      Warrick (laughs): Oh, god. I'm sorry.
      Catherine (laughs): Oh, no. I'm all for it.

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