CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 5 Episode 15

King Baby

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Feb 17, 2005 on CBS
8.7
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When a major Las Vegas player is found dead, Ecklie orders both teams to investigate the case. The man who had secrets on everyone in Vegas had a very big one of his own.

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  • all ok

    9.4
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  • Writer Jerry Stahl's episode of CSI tend to deal with transgressive topics.

    8.8
    This episode is written by Jerry Stahl and directed by Richard J. Lewis. Bruce Eiger, a powerful Las Vegas casino mogul, is found dead on his front steps. The media is all over the case. Ecklie assigns Grissom to the case despite it being official Catherine's. Eiger had a dark secret. He liked being treated like a big baby.



    "The Parents Television Council, which has frequently criticized CSI for its violent content, named this episode the worst television show of the week it aired and launched a campaign for its members to complain to the Federal Communications Commission over the indecent content of this episode to date, nearly 13,000 PTC members complained to the FCC about the episode."



    I disagree with that because this episode is AWESOME. I love this episode.moreless
  • A casino owner that wears nappies....Who'd have thought.

    8.6
    It starts off with a man, a rich casino owner, running off a balcony. The CSI's, and Eclkie, find him with no clothes on except his boxers, which we later find out were put on after his little trip to hide the fact that he wears adult nappies. Catherine has her crime scene photos stolen from her camera which are later released to the media. As the case progresses we find that he was a child at heart. No, seriously. He wears nappies and has his own playroom full of adult sized childrens toys. He gets fed breast milk from his baby sitter, who in the end was the one that incouraged him to try and fly off the balcony, which is rather hard when you have been drugged with LSD and you way about 30 stone. (Not a very pretty sight when he is running topless YUCK!)

    My favourite scene has got to be the bit where Grissom and Nick go to the adult children store and the woman tries to sell Grissom adult nappies. The look on Nick's face was priceless, which got quickly removed when she then thought Nick was the one that wanted to buy the nappies.

    Overall an interesting episode, not one of my favourites though.moreless
  • They definately have not this one before......

    8.9
    This episode really freaked me out initially- I find it difficult to believe that a grown man would want to dress up like a baby. It's unbelivable how people are behind closed doors- but "you just never know"



    I had three favourite scenes in this episode- the 1st would be Catherine trying to engage in conversation with the unsympathetic wife (bless her). My second was the scene with Sara and Sophia discussing the topless buffet (laughed unbelievably hard at that line!!). But the best scene hands down was the visit to Forever Baby with Nick and my Bugman. Man- those two should really quit this show and get a comedy (of course I don't mean that!!)- their reactions were utter perfection!!!! I also thought it was interesting how there was another case intertwined with the main one (Catherine's missing camera drive).This show always keeps you on your toes- and pushes the boundaries occasionally- but with style!!!!



    All in all- a very, very good episode, but not for the faint-hearted (despite the laughs!)moreless
  • Yes people this fetish does exist...

    8.8
    I have to hand it to CSI for doing an episode on nearly every sexual fetish that can probably be allowed on network tv.



    I have been working in psychiatry and I am an admitted lesbian with a few fetishes of my own going back for over twenty and some years now; thus a lot of this stuff doesn't phase me one bit. Actually as a resident of several large urban areas where this stuff is really the norm as opposed to the "deviation" I have pretty much seen and/or heard it all.



    The thing that peeves me off a teeny bit is that CSI has yet as far as I know to broadcast an episode about an "average" Gay or Lesbian person(s). Have we, the G/L/B/T community all become too "normal" for broadcast TV or is the show intentionally avoiding a gay or lesbian themed episode? The show has been criticized by a number of G/L/B/T groups for allegedly avoiding the community. Maybe that's a good thing? I really don't find all it that important anymore. I quit going to the Gay/Lesbian Film Festivals over ten years ago. Yawn.



    Anyway this episode was interesting for the above mentioned and it's delving into the issue of infantilism. It seems like when CSI is in dire need for something to fill their prime time tv spot goes and nothing new is on the platter they toss in a fetish theme.



    Fetish as filler is really an interesting sign of the times if you remember when they never said "damn" on tv.



    As far as the G/L/B/T issues or lack thereof, I'm not really into fervent Rainbow Flag waving anymore because I've just become too old and bored with it. I'm really more fascinated by my own growing intrigue with William Petersen and the fact that after all I did say I'm a lesbian. But I always try to keep my mind open for any possibility. Almost.moreless
Susan Ward

Susan Ward

Tanya Rollins

Guest Star

Mark Derwin

Mark Derwin

James Mendelbaum

Guest Star

Lyle Kanouse

Lyle Kanouse

Bruce Eiger

Guest Star

Aisha Tyler

Aisha Tyler

Mia Dickerson

Recurring Role

Louise Lombard

Louise Lombard

Sofia Curtis

Recurring Role

Wallace Langham

Wallace Langham

David Hodges

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Goof: When Sara and Brass are interrogating Tonya you can see Brass open up her cell phone behind Tonya. Than they do a wide shot and Brass opens up the phone again.

    • Grissom: Well, if the Wizard of Oz had nude photos of the Wicked Witch, Dorothy would've never lost her slippers.

      Dorothy never lost her slippers in the Wizard of Oz.

    • Goof: In this episode, the scene where the CSIs are first crawling into the nursery, you can see Grissom's ungloved hand, which was gloved before entering and after exiting the crawlspace.

    • Goof: Despite the "All hands on deck" call, only the swing shift and night teams show up.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Grissom: It's only the truly powerful that have the luxury to relinquish power.

    • Madge: Some guys can never love any woman but their mother... and some never had a mother who loved them.

    • Grissom: So, Warrick?
      Warrick: Initial observations when we got to the scene. (Grissom turns around and looks up at the balcony) Obvious impact to the face. Severe facial contusions. Broken nose, cracked teeth. No shoe prints. No tracks. No cast off. No sign of a weapon.
      Grissom: We're standing on the weapon.

    • Grissom: How do you explain a handprint half covered by a wall?
      Catherine: I mean, we're not even certain this rug came from this room.
      Warrick: Well, I was gonna say the same thing, but the rug has eight divots that line up perfectly with that desk.
      Grissom: Think outside the rug. (everyone's quiet for a moment as they look and think)
      Catherine: A man with secrets needs a place to hide them. (Grissom kneels down near the wall and examines it. He sees something. He looks at Catherine. She stops and watches him. Grissom nudges the wall paneling aside and pushes it completely open. Catherine and Warrick are stunned)
      Warrick: Get the hell out of here. (they kneel and look into the passageway) Nice. (Grissom looks at them and smiles. He turns and looks into the passageway. Grissom, Catherine and Warrick crawl through the passageway and into the nursery. They look around. Grissom turns the light on. Warrick laughs)
      Catherine: Wow. Just when you thought you'd seen it all.
      Warrick: People lived in fear of this guy?
      Grissom: Imagine the fear he lived with.

    • (After the autopsy on Bruce Eiger)
      Grissom: I'm glad you decided to stay, Sofia.
      Sofia: So am I... for now.
      Catherine (walking into the hall): Thanks for waiting. Got here as fast as I could.
      Grissom: We just finished.
      Catherine: Grissom, what the hell? Am I going to have any part of this case, or should I just go back to my office and start shuffling some papers?
      Sofia: Catherine, it wasn't personal. The body was posted. We didn't think you'd be back for a few hours. There's the report. (Sofia hands the report to Catherine)
      Catherine (to Sofia): Stay out of this. (Sofia leaves, Catherine turns to Grissom) So, is this an Ecklie mandate, or is this just your thoughtlessness?
      Grissom: Well, look, I apologize, but this is a group effort.
      Catherine (scoffs): Thanks. I feel much better.

    • (A little after she yelled at him for not waiting for her at an autopsy. Catherine walks into Grissom's office)
      Catherine: We have a problem.
      Grissom (in a whiney voice): Oh, no, not again.

    • Greg: Brass subpoenaed Eiger's home phone calls in the last year.
      Ecklie: Yeah, anything interesting?
      Greg: Numerous calls from Eiger's house to Sy Magli's office.
      Ecklie: Well, they were known business rivals.
      Greg: Between midnight and 4am, what I like to call: "Love Hours".
      Grissom: Wouldn't be the first time that hate mutated into passion.
      Greg: Public enemies, private lovers. So Jackie Collins.

    • (Catherine and Grissom are having drinks)
      Grissom: I've enjoyed working with you.
      Catherine: Which part? The part where I got in your face or the part where I, uh, lost evidence, or maybe you just miss me.
      Grissom: I did miss you. I've missed your passion and your tenacity. I've even missed your tush.
      Catherine (chokes on her drink): Really. Thank you.
      Brass: Sorry to interrupt. Did I miss the punchline?
      Catherine (smirking): Yeah. (Grissom gives her a look)

    • Grissom: Question. You come home, see your husband lying in the driveway. What do you do?
      Greg (shrugs): Is that a trick question?

    • (Nick picks up a pacifier)
      Nick: I just don't get it, man.
      Grissom: What, you never had a transitional object when you were a kid? A stuffed animal or a blanket?
      Nick: No. I mean, I had a wooby, but who didn't? (Catherine starts to smile)
      Warrick: Oh, is that that blue thing that's in your locker?
      Nick (chuckles): Don't even.

    • (Nick holds up a nursing gown)
      Nick: Hey, maybe we're looking for the hand that rocks the cradle.
      Catherine: I think that Bruce just wanted the same thing as every other guy.
      Grissom: Nurturing?
      Catherine: Easy access.

    • Hodges: You couldn't pay me enough to rub ointment on an old guy's butt rash.

    • Catherine: What's going on? This is my scene.
      Ecklie: High profile case -- woke up the supervisors. All hands on deck, Cath. Grissom's lead on this. He's the senior supervisor.
      Catherine: If it's all hands on deck, what are you doing behind the tape?
      Ecklie: You know if I cross the tape, my name goes on the crime scene log that gets subpoenaed by the defense, and I have to testify.
      Catherine: And when was the last time you testified?
      Ecklie: That's not my primary job anymore. I'm an administrator. I run interference for you guys... starting with the press. (Ecklie turns around to deal with the press. Catherine walks back to the body. She passes Grissom as he closes his kit and stands up)
      Grissom: It's nothing personal, Catherine. (Catherine turns around to look at him) Cases like these rain down hard. You need all the help you can get.
      Catherine: I need help, not supervision.

    • Grissom: I was wondering, do you carry adult diapers?
      Madge: Oh, we sure do. What are you, about a 34, 36? (Nick tries to keep from laughing)
      Grissom: Well, they're not for me.
      Madge (to Nick): Oh. Well, aren't you lucky to have such a nice daddy? (Nick quits smiling and Grissom turns to Nick and smiles)
      Nick: I'm going to have a look around.

    • Ecklie: Must have been quite a party.
      Grissom: Well, if the Wizard of Oz had nude photos of the Wicked Witch, Dorothy would've never lost her slippers.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Catherine: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

      This is a reference to the the 1967 song of the same name by The Beatles.

    • After they find the baby domain, someone says that maybe they should be looking for "the hand that rocks the cradle."

      This is an allusion to William Ross Wallace's famous poem - the full title being The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Is The Hand That Rules The World. It could also be seen as referring to the film thriller starring Rebecca de Mornay (though the film itself was actually alluding to the poem as well).

    • Greg: Public enemies, private lovers, so Jackie Collins.

      Jackie Collins is a top-selling novelist. She is known for giving her readers an unrivaled insiders knowledge of Hollywood and the glamorous lives and loves of the rich, famous, and infamous.

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