CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 9 Episode 15

Kill Me If You Can

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Feb 26, 2009 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The CSIs are called to three different crime scenes in one night that are seemingly unrelated, but each case's forensic evidence reveals a common link.

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  • Still going down hill

    In this episode of CSI, the following happens. The CSI team are greeted by 3 different murders in 3 different locations, which appear to have no link other than they were all committed on the same night. The first victim is a male art dealer. He was killed soon after his own party. Whilst following the evidence it all points to his fiancée. And so she is arrested. Catherine's case takes a twist, when her dead female found in a motel room, and a magazine is found there with a picture on the front with a man who bears a striking resemblance to the art dealer. Soon the one of the guys involved in the case which Nick is working on also looking like the same man. He is a Private Investigator (P.I.). Now that all of the cases have a common link, we learn that he has a brother, who may be a killer. We soon learn that all 3 of the men who look identical, are all actually the same person. Soon the brother is tracking down and brought in for questioning. We soon learn from the fiancée that the brother they have in questioning is the real one with all of the identities. He killed his brother and took his identity.moreless
  • Not interesting.

    This season has been largely hit and miss, and this one was a miss. Character dynamics has been the most interesting part of the show lately, and there was none here. The case was not interesting at all and I had serious trouble following the plot. I probably need to go read a synopsis again because this episode was completely forgettable. The Frasier style scene naming was different, and not very effective. I know they like to shake things up every once in a while, but this wasn't the way to go. I'm hoping things get better toward the end of the season.moreless
  • Improvement from last week, but

    Langston. I dislike him with a passion, I'm sick to death of him being the main part. I feel like the writers/producers or whoever have created this cheap version of Grissom. I know he isn't like Grissom in personality or looks, but I feel like the writers/producers or whoever are trying to hard to fill the void left by Grissom and they are failing miserably. Grissom could never be replaced and I would have been happier seeing someone completely different like a young CSI just starting out and having to learn the ropes. As for the storyline, I thought it was actually really good. I felt like I was watching classic CSI, I loved the twists and turns etc. I also loved seeing Wendy with more screen time, she is one of my favourite characters and I hope she becomes a CSI in season 10.

    I haven't much else to say, except that I hope this season gets back to how CSI use to be in a hurry.moreless
  • Getting Better?

    ok so this episode was without a doubt an improvement on last weeks but it still wasn't up there with previous seasons episodes. Prior to the opening sequence i was hooked but it sort of slowed down after that, the case could have been made much more interesting if the pace was stepped up. I liked the Tortoise though!! Again my eyes found it hard not to wander away from the Tv screen, and so yet another episode fails to stick out in my mind just hours after watching it, proving that something is missing, Grissom??

    I'm not sure that Grissoms absence is the real problem, they have enough characters with personalities to liven up this show (apart from dull Riley), so why not use them, i don't know what the writers are doing, where has the humour and the suspense gone?? It seemes they left with Grissom,!! Please CSI give Greg back his personality 2!!!moreless
  • Guest director?

    What in the world happened to this episode? It was probably the worst episode of CSI I have ever seen. It felt completely unlike any other episode, as though there was a guest director and writer and they were both nephews of the catering staff or something. Definitely a skip in my opinion. Now I am going to cheat because I am done writing. What in the world happened to this episode? It was probably the worst episode of CSI I have ever seen. It felt completely unlike any other episode, as though there was a guest director and writer and they were both nephews of the catering staff or something. Definitely a skip in my opinion.moreless
William Lee Scott

William Lee Scott

Jeffrey Luvan

Guest Star

John Schneider

John Schneider

Mickey Ross

Guest Star

John Aylward

John Aylward

Dr. Paul Anton

Guest Star

Archie Kao

Archie Kao

Archie Johnson

Recurring Role

Sheeri Rappaport

Sheeri Rappaport

Mandy Webster

Recurring Role

Alex Carter

Alex Carter

Detective Vartann

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: Even though Langston has been a CSI only for awhile and Wendy has been in the field only few times, they don't have any of the older CSIs to supervise them in the crime scene. Isn't there a danger that they might make some mistakes because of their lack of experience? It doesn't seem likely that the crime lab, that is supposed to be second best in the country, would take this kinds of risks in a murder investigation.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Doc Robbins: Bullets sometimes take a long and winding road before they reach their destination.
      Nick: Some people, too.

    • (Nick and Riley are trying to un-bend the victim's legs, since they are stuck from rigor, they make a cracking sound as they do)
      Riley: This reminds me of David's back.

    • (Wendy is piecing back together the broken vase)
      Langston: Are you tryin' to do my job?
      Wendy: No... Y-yes, a little. Mandy dusted everything for fingerprints and unfortunately she came up emtpy, but look at this. But I think these fragments, the ones that Garrett found so delicious, I think that they used to be a vase that was actually stolen from the Iraqi National Museum. I think it was smuggled in, like drug dealer style, 'cause basically all you have to do is take an antique vase and wrap it up in cellophane and you fill it with all these little plastic do-dads, and candy and slap and 'Made in China' sticker on there, and that priceless piece of art can just sail through U.S Customs like a Tijuana pinata.

    • Wendy: These are Mesopotamian vases. Circa 700 B.C. These should be in a museum.
      Langston: Yeah, they're trophies. Collecting's pathological whether you're a rich man or a serial killer.

    • (The victim's cat is licking a broken piece of an ancient pot)
      Langston: And I thought dogs would eat anything.

    • Langston: Thank you for helping out today, Wendy.
      Wendy: Oh, I'm happy to. We had a lotta bodies today. I mean, I'm not happy that we had a lot of bodies today.

    • Wendy: That is a whole lot of face smashing. Do you think it was a crime of passion?
      Langston: That is what it takes to make great art. (looks over at the victim's face)

    • Brass: That is so sad. What old movie did you steal it from? Well, you're just one lie wrapped in another.
      Carsten Morton: It's the truth, I swear to God. Even if it never happened.

    • Mickey Ross (after a DNA swab): You let me know what comes back from the... electrophoris gel. It's how they blood type DNA. I played a medical examiner in Killer Instinct 3.
      Wendy: Well, I'll catch that on the History Channel, 'cause we stopped blood typing about 15 years ago.
      Detective Vartann (walks in): Is he hitting on you?
      Wendy: Yeah, but not very well. (her phone beeps) And unluckily, I have to go because someone lost a contact lens.

    • Catherine: Well, the blood void means the tortoise was there during the shooting. And this print, it's gotta belong to the killer. (Mandy looks a little nervous) Mandy, what are you thinking?
      Mandy: The ASPCA is gonna shut us down.
      Catherine: Mandy.
      Mandy: The amido black, it's minimally toxic, it won't hurt him.
      Catherine: I'll be gentle.
      Hodges: I wonder if he's a rare species, 'cause I read that African Tortoises can be worth as much as 10,000 dollars.
      Mandy: Just please hurry, okay? 'Cause he's been traumatized enough already.
      Hodges: He's a material witness in a homicide investigation.
      Mandy: I meant traumatized by you.

    • Riley: What do we have here? This is about a hundred grand.
      Greg: Maybe he figures a car trunk is safer than a 401(k).
      Riley: These days, he's probably right.

    • Riley: Isn't this sweet? He drives Mommy's old Cutlass to go commit murder.

    • (Langston and Wendy talking about an ancient jar)
      Langston: It's fake.
      Wendy: How do you know?
      Langston: The cat told me.

    • Detective Vartann: You see you can ditch a gun, toss your phone, but voicemails are forever.
      Mickey: Even when you delete 'em off your own phone, huh?

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Zab mě, když to dokážeš (Kill Me If You Can)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Norway: May 5, 2009 on TVNorge
      Latin America: May 11, 2009 on AXN
      Australia: May 17, 2009 on Channel 9
      Sweden: May 18, 2009 on Kanal 5
      Slovakia: June 28, 2009 on JOJ
      Finland: November 25, 2009 on MTV3
      Spain: December 22, 2009 on AXN
      Germany: March 11, 2010 on RTL
      Czech Republic: April 15, 2010 on TV Nova