CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 3 Episode 15

Lady Heather's Box

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Feb 13, 2003 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Warrick and Grissom investigate the death of a man found at a foam party. Nick works on the case of a man found dead in his home. Catherine and Grissom investigate the death of a women who was involved with the aforementioned two men, all of which lead to Lady Heather. Catherine desperately tries to find out where her missing daughter and ex-husband are. Sara eventually takes over the case.moreless

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  • sarahvma has no clue - BEST CLASSIC CSI EPISODE!

    This is quite simply, the best episode of classic CSI, featuring the most captivating characters on the show - Grissom and Lady Heather, who absolutely sizzle with chemistry and tension.

    Sarahvma, pay attention next time - Lady Heather DID know Grissom was all about work, as her exact words in the episode were, straight to him, "I'm disappointed but not surprised. I know you" when he brings her in as a suspect.

    It's completely understandable that Lady Heather would be disappointed that her new lover considered her capable of murder, and didn't even bother to talk to her about it, or ask her about the evidence first, just had Brass drag her in and question her. Since she didn't keep her personal things locked up and so many shady people went in and out of her house, the explanation is a simple one, that Grissom could have had just by asking politely and not leaping to conclusions. He wasn't being scientific, he was letting his fear of intimacy cloud his judgement, and his manners - and if there's one thing a dominatrix won't stand for, it's poor manners from the men in her life! ;) That is why Lady Heather says hear the end of the episode, "apologies are just words" because the action of having her interrogated and treated as a murder suspect hurt her, and as an empowered woman she's not simply going to let Grissom get away with treating her like some common criminal or one night stand, when he was pursuing and intimate relationship with her.

    There are so many great moments in this episode, from the sizzling sexual tension between Grissom and Heather, with the cat and mouse game they play, to the strange, erotic and mysterious fantasy world of S&M being explored as the background for the murders, to the character humor throughout and incredible performances from the cast. Catherine doing her own water stunts and B-storyline as "supermom" was a bit hard for me to take as it all just seemed so over the top and hysterical, compared to the soft spoken, but powerful performances from the episodes romantic leads. None the less, the episode most certainly deserves a 10, just for scenes like Brass and his interrogations of the gorgeous women. I've never laughed so hard at a CSI episode, as I did in those scenes! "I can help you with your inadequacy" says the Dominatrix to the Detective, with an (almost) straight face... and he plays along, with his classic dry wit. Ahhh. - gotta watch it again :D

    Though the ending is left open enough to be poetic, it seems that Grissom regrets the pain he caused Lady Heather and returns to her home to "speak with action" rather than words and the scene goes black before we can continue as S&M voyeurs into their love affair. A perfect conclusion.moreless
  • Lady Heather returns and Catherine saves her daughter

    This was a special 1 hour episode that exceeded expectations and well worth watching.Its one of my favourite all time CSI episodes when two murders unrelated links to Lady Heather.When Grissom goes to lady heather she opened up to him a bit more and may have slept together but is unknown even though William Peterson{Grissom} that they did but the scene was unclear in the episode.While this is happening Catherine saves her daughter when Lindsay is trapped in a car under water and then Catherine's husband's body is found.When Lindsay says that Eddie was with a woman before he was murdered and it was good to see the woman was played by Pauley Perrette who is Abby in NCIS and it was rare to see Catherine make threats to a woman who plays Abby in NCIS.Catherine's day gets worse when the killer of Eddie can't be identified.When Grissom has Lady Heather has a suspect and later cleared their relationship gets damaged and Grissom feels bad that he thought it was lady heather when in the end it wasn't.The episode ends with Catherine crying on her bed and Lindsay goes over to her and right at the end Grissom in his car outside of Lady Heather's house probably wondering whether to go in.moreless
  • Hey, is that Lady Heather?

    I didn't really watch this ep for Lady Heather (I don't really like her, I'm GSR, as well as Warrick/Catherine). I watched this for a certain b-story: Catherine's.

    When I heard about somebody close to Cat dying, I first thought, "Please don't be Warrick, he doesn't die yet." My second thought, "I hope Lindsay's okay."

    Guess what? I finally saw the episode, and when I saw Eddie's dead body, I thought, "HIM?! He's the guy who's gonna die?" I just went "WOOHOO! Eddie's dead, he's gone, yeehaw, it's time to party!"

    You will not believe how glad I was to finally see that miserable excuse for a human die.

    Casey likey:

    * Huh. No matter what Grissy says, I betcha 2 bucks and an ice cream cone that he slept with Lady Heather.

    * Eddie's dead! WOOHOO!moreless
  • More on Lady Heather!

    As I have mentioned in prior reviews, Lady Heather is the ultimate match for Grissom. She brings Grissom to the viewer in a beautifully intimate manner -- one that we are rarely exposed to. By intimate, I don't mean sexually, but rather, emotionally.

    Again, I'm going to make an enemy of myself to the GSR fans, but I've never really seen any depth in the Grissom/Sara pairing. Yes, they care for each other, but do they truly UNDERSTAND each other?

    I am eagerly awaiting Lady Heather's return in the episode for Season 7. Hopefully, her intellect and insight will bring us even closer to the Grissom we already know and love.moreless
  • This episode is very intense and meaning full I love it!!!!

    Lady's Heathers box is a great episode I would have to say that over all adding all the episodes this is my thrd favorite one I love it its very intense and just the best. Well I love the part of the movie were Grissom is watching Jim brass talk to Lady heather and she gets up and starts to talk to jim but is looking at the mirror were gil is watching from and she makes it look like she is talking to gil but she is really talking to jim. She say's "I know you and in your heart you don't believe I did this." and then grissom goes and checks the evidence to make sure she didn't do it. My next favorite part of this episode is were catherine is watching that candece girl get interigated by detective Vega and sara and candece says something about her daughter and she busts up in that room and was threatinnig the heck out of her sayijng if she even think about her daughter one more time she will kill her!! that was pretty funny. I think the saddest part of the movie is the end were catherine is crying and her daughter comes in and says " its ok mommy its going to be ok," and were Gil is outside of his lovers house wishing he wouldn't have thought she was the murderer. it is intense!!!moreless
Michael Riley

Michael Riley

Steven McCormick

Guest Star

Amy Pietz

Amy Pietz

Rebecca McCormick

Guest Star

Elizabeth Berkley

Elizabeth Berkley

Renée, Foam Dancer

Guest Star

Melinda Clarke

Melinda Clarke

Lady Heather

Recurring Role

Madison McReynolds

Madison McReynolds

Lindsey Willows

Recurring Role

Geoffrey Rivas

Geoffrey Rivas

Det. Sam Vega

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • In this Episode, Grissom and Lady Heather seem to share a private moment when Grissom is caressing Lady Heather's face and told her "you can always say stop." In the next scene, we find Grissom and Lady Heather having a morning tea, still at Lady Heather's house. The very observant viewer would notice that Grissom has not changed his clothes while Lady Heather has. You could draw the conclusion that they slept together.

    • Goof: In the scene where Lindsay is being questioned she says that the car driver got out of the car, then Eddie (Lindsay's father and Catherine's ex-husband) fell out of the car and into the water. This is not possible. The passenger side door was closed and as the car was at an angle and wedged against the ground and unable to open. It is not possible that he fell upwards and out of the driver side door.

    • Marg Helgenberger performed all of her own stunts during the scene where Catherine rescued her daughter from the car.

    • Goof: Catherine breaks the car window and throws away the tool used. From a different angle she picks up Lindsey with tool in hand.

    • Goof: When the wife is found dead on the stairs, in the first two shots of her face her mouth is closed. In the third and fourth shots (including one close up) her mouth is open.

  • QUOTES (21)

    • Warrick: Are we sure that it was a blunt object?
      Grissom: Size ten, double A.
      Warrick: Stilettos, huh? Brings out the toes, accentuates the legs. Murder on the ankles, though. (he sprays luminol on the heel, it glows in the dark)
      Grissom: Looks like murder to me.

    • Grissom: The material we found in Rebecca McCormick's wound was nylon thread with fragments of ostrich feather.
      Brass: Oh, I know that look. We're going back to Lady Heather's.
      Grissom: I can take care of this myself.
      Brass: Gil, do me a favor. Get a sport car. It's a lot cheaper and easier to handle.

    • Lady Heather: Steven came to me three years ago in a state of confusion. I helped him clarify his need for dominance. Our work enabled him to marry.
      Grissom: But he chose a woman who didn't understand the dynamics of a Dominant-submissive relationship.
      Lady Heather: Unfortunately, the language we speak in here doesn't necessarily translate to the world out there.
      Grissom: No, in here, the submissive has the power... all he has to do is say the safety work and everything stops.
      Lady Heather: Very good, Mr. Grissom.
      Grissom: I'm just repeating what I've heard.
      Lady Heather: You're a good listener.
      Grissom: Part of the job.
      Lady Heather: So, this is work?
      Grissom: Yes, but I value your insight.
      Lady Heather: I'm flattered...but you already seem to know the answers to your questions. You keep me in proximity when I walk away... (she moves closer to him) ...when I'm close you watch my lips. Are you losing your hearing?
      Grissom: I'm losing my balance.
      Lady Heather: Your sense of self?
      Grissom: No, I know who I am.
      Lady Heather: Do you?
      Grissom: Yes... I do. (he touches one side of her cheek with one hand then the other with his other hand) You can always say "stop".
      Lady Heather: So can you. (screen fades, then the next scene of them is in the morning at Lady Heather's house, having tea)

    • (After Grissom and Lady Heather have tea in her house, he finds out she's a diabetic and calls for a warrant)
      Lady Heather: I think I heard you just say "stop".

    • (During the interrogation Lady Heather gets up and walks over to the mirror she knows Grissom is behind)
      Brass: Is it something I said?
      Lady Heather (staring at Grissom directly through the mirror): I'm disappointed in you, but not suprised. You fear me because I've commited the one unforgivable act.
      Brass: No, it's more like two acts... of murder.
      Lady Heather (still staring at Grissom): I know you. And I know that in your heart I know you don't believe I did this.
      Brass: Lady Heather this has nothing to do with the heart, it's all about the evidence. (Lady Heather turns to look at Brass then back to Grissom. Grissom later proves she was innocent)

    • Grissom: There's seminal fluid all over the place.
      Sara: Is this a dance club or a sex club?
      Warrick: A little of both. Don't you love this town?
      Sara: Whatever you say, Superfly.

    • (After Catherine runs into the interrogation room and threatened a suspect in the case of her dead ex-husband)
      Sara: What the hell are you doing? Do you know where you're at right now?
      Catherine: I've been here a lot longer than you.
      Sara: Then you should know better.
      Catherine: And I wouldn't have to be here if you were doing your job properly!
      Sara: There is a difference between me doing my job and you wanting to do it for me. You don't want to get the job done. What you want right now is revenge.
      Catherine: You're gonna tell me what I want, huh?
      Sara: Go home, Catherine. Be with your daughter she's the one that needs you. (she walks away)

    • Archie: Must have been someone else there. You think we got a witness?
      Sara: Either that or a suspect.

    • Nick: You know Croix had this sweet apartment and this wad of cash we thought he was selling drugs, turns out he was selling himself.
      Grissom: Gigolo.
      Nick: Paid to get laid.

    • (Warrick opens the door and walks in, lounging on the bed in her lingerie is Rebecca)
      Rebecca: Hello.
      Warrick: Hello.
      Rebecca: You're late. Not that I mind. (Grissom walks in) There's two of you?
      Warrick: We work as a team.
      Rebecca: What's in the kit?
      Grissom: Latex gloves, cotton swabs, specimen jars, other evidence-gathering stuff.
      Rebecca: Wait a minute, what's going on here?
      Grissom: You tell us.
      Rebecca: Oh, my god. You guys are cops. (she stands up, grabs her robe and covers herself with it) I'm, um ... I'm really embarrassed. I've never done anything like this before. I swear.
      Grissom: This room is registered to Trey Buchman. Who are you?
      Rebecca: Do we have to do names?
      Warrick: Uh-huh.
      Rebecca: Rebecca McCormick. (puts her robe on) Look, I got a number from a guy who was giving out these cards on the strip. I thought it would be fun. (mumbles) I-I don't know what I was thinking. (stands and crosses her arms in front of her) Am I under arrest?
      Grissom: Not yet.

    • (Catherine holds up a vile of blue liquid)
      Sara: Drugs.
      Catherine: Knowing Eddie's taste in women, I'd say that's a good bet.

    • (Grissom's going through evidence and holds up a thong)
      Warrick: I was wondering where I put my nice silver satin thong.

    • Grissom: It's amazing how the sight of blood can clear a room.

    • Steven: Listen ... my wife had a problem with sex.
      Brass: Sounds like she had a problem with you, pal.
      Steven: My wife had a problem with sex. And at Lady Heather's, I fixed her.
      Brass: Oh, you 'fixed' her?
      Steven: Yes.
      Brass: She stay "fixed"? Yeah, you fixed her so good that she started spending your money to get other men to give her what you couldn't.
      Steven: Rebecca was out of control.
      Brass: So you got her to kill Richards and Buchman.
      Steven: No, I didn't.
      Brass: And then you told her to kill you wife.
      Steven: No, I loved my wife. I didn't tell Chloe to do anything.
      Brass: What happened?
      Steven: She killed Richards and Buchman on her own.
      Brass: Okay.
      Grissom: Chloe thought that killing your wife's lovers would please you. And it did please you.
      Steven: I told her to stop.
      Grissom: But she didn't obey you. She killed your wife. You couldn't make Chloe do what you wanted. All that time at Lady Heather's and you never learned that the submissive is the one in control?
      Steven: I told her to stop.

    • Grissom: I owe you an apology.
      Lady Heather: Apologies are just words.

    • Warrick: Your hair has a similar morphology to the hair that we found in Mr. Buchman's hotel suite.
      Rebecca: Well, 'similar' doesn't mean me.
      Warrick: No, but the DNA we also recovered from under the sheets does mean you.
      Brass: Sounds like a physical encounter to me.
      Rebecca: So because I pay for sex, I must also be a murderer?
      Brass: No, it's just everybody you pay for sex ends up dead.
      Rebecca: I don't like you.
      Brass: Well, I guess I'll have to live with that.

    • Steven McCormick: Hi. Sorry to keep you waiting. So, what can I do to help out the Las Vegas Crime Lab?
      Grissom: You could tell us about your relationship with Croix Richards.
      Steven McCormick: Well, I hired Croix Richards to dominate Rebecca. Would you like a chocolate?

    • Lady Heather: Do you like my lipstick?
      Grissom: Why?
      Lady Heather: You've been staring at my lips.
      Grissom: You have very lovely lips.

    • (Catherine stares at the body of her deceased ex-husband)
      Dr. Robbins: Catherine, you can't say goodbye in an autopsy room.

    • Brass (while interrogating Lady Heather): You know what really gets me wild? The truth.

    • Grissom: I would like to come in.
      Lady Heather: Of course you would. Say the magic word.
      Brass: Warrant?

  • NOTES (5)


    • While in interrogation, the character that Elizabeth Berkley plays, crosses her legs in front of Cptn. Brass; a move similar to the one Sharon Stone did in 'Basic Instinct'. When Grissom enters the room and asks her if she is a natural blonde, she looks directly at "nervous" Brass (with a kinky smile on her face) as he shakes his head [indicating that she was not a natural blonde].