CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 9 Episode 5

Leave Out All the Rest

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Nov 06, 2008 on CBS
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Episode Summary

When the CSI team investigates a case involving the world of domination, Grissom pays a visit to Lady Heather to help find some answers.

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  • I knew, I just KNEW, that this would lead to a serial killer!

    I saw this episode and it was, "Meh." The best part was what it LED to. With the Miniature Killer behind bars (and dead? Is she dead? They never said what happened). and the concept for a copy-cat kind of, "Meh," the Dick And Jane copycat was great! I just sort of wished they had kept it going. Speaking of which, CSI: GET A NEW SERIAL KILLER! PLEASE! Those episodes were great because we wouldn't find out who it was until much later! But seriously; With Grissom, Warrick and Sarah gone (although I've heard she's returning, sans Grissom I imagine) you guys need a hook to keep me interested!moreless
  • Boring and bad.

    Maybe the worst episode of the whole series, or at least one of the worst ones. Firstly the case about domination wasn't interesting. Worst is that we see the same parts of the video Sara sent to Grissom once and again until we discover maybe she's trying to tell him their relationship is over. Besides Grissom goes to see Lady Heeather, I always saw this character interesting but not this time, to aske her about information about domination and what we see is Grissom being psychoanalised by her once and again. Do I have to think they sleep together in the same bed because Grissom misses Sara and doesn't want to be alone? Boring and bad.moreless
  • Am I the only one who hated this episode?

    Note to the CSI Writers get rid of lady heather. I no longer find her interesting.

    The case itself was pretty dull, enough with the domination already, and the ending was apalling with basically a "lets give up" from the team. This episode nearly sent me to sleep, it wasn't interesting, there was nothing to get a viewer hooked and lady heather was in it. And why oh why would Grissom visit her in the first place, i'm sure the lab has technology and info on domination, it was just a waste of time. Why does Grissom find her so interesting, coz i don't. I really hope we have seen the last of Lady Heather. This is perhaps my least favorite epsiode in the shows history. Dull, Dull, Dull!moreless
  • Finally, a great episode of C.S.I

    FINALLY! after the amazing season 7, CSI was unable to recover that fantastic level. Season 8 was flat out bad, poor episodes, bad character development, horrible cases and writing. Exept, of course, "Grissom's divine comedy" a divine episode. Now we have season 9 with 4 not so good episodes, but then...

    "Leave out all the rest"

    Here we have an very intersting case, great directing, nice tone, a little bit of Sara (dont you miss her madly!), good music (a good song by Linking Park was included in the beginning and in the end) and the best of all: Lady Heather was back, sexy woman (did she ever slept with Grissom? its unclear...) now im hoping for the best on this season, CSI is one of the best series out there, maybe the best.

    I want more episodes like this!moreless
  • Not everything has an explanation...

    Whenever Lady Heater appears, it will be an exciting and beautiful episode without any doubts. Again CSI team, in this case Grissom in particular, needs Lady Heater's help because they're dealing with a double omicide that involves dominators and slaves in sex. Anyway the good and right advices that she gives, are not enough in order to solve the case, and the team has to realize that even if you know that something is missing, you can't always find a solution. So we end up we no killers caught. Anyway, in the second "case" of the episode we can see a always more lonely and sad Grissom, who has sleeping problems due to Warrick's death and Sarah's decision to leave him for good. No one can help him goes through the night better than Lady Heater.moreless
Peyton List

Peyton List

Michelle Tournay

Guest Star

Sam Upton

Sam Upton

Ian Wallace

Guest Star

Jessica Barth

Jessica Barth

Justine Stefani

Guest Star

Liz Vassey

Liz Vassey

Wendy Simms

Recurring Role

David Berman

David Berman

David Phillips

Recurring Role

Archie Kao

Archie Kao

Archie Johnson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • This storyline would be concluded in episode "19 Down (1)."

    • Goof:
      Nick: Looks like an oscilloscope. This is the juice right here.

      An oscilloscope is used to measure voltage waveforms, not to deliver any current. There was no other device on the table that could have provided a controlled amount of electricity.

    • Goof: When Brass and the CSIs arrive at Ian Wallace's home, Brass states that he needs to clear the scene. However, once he calls back "clear," you can see a staircase leading to a second floor that he did not check.

  • QUOTES (23)

    • Grissom (as he is laying in Heather's guest bedroom, with his back towards the door, Heather moves to walk out and close the door): Heather ... (she stops) Would you stay? (Heather exhales and shuts the door without turning towards him)

    • Catherine: So, we're missing the third side of the evidence trinity, we can link the scenes to the victims but we can't link the suspects to the crime scenes.
      Nick: Well, backdoor was unlocked. Anybody could've walked right in there.
      Greg: So, are we saying that it was random? Or they were targeted?
      Riley: The S and M factor gave us all tunnel vision.
      Nick: I disagree, we followed the evidence.
      Greg: Which tells us the same night Ian's playdate went wrong, a couple of psychopaths just happened to torture, kidnap and kill our vic's...
      Nick: According to Locard's theory we're still missin' somethin'.
      Catherine: There's still gotta be evidence out there.

    • Brass (to the lawyer turned suspect): So, you're in love with Ian, Martin's in love with you, and they're both your slaves. Sounds like a kinky soap opera.

    • Heather: May I make a personal observation? As a friend, not as a therapist. (Grissom shrugs/nods) Everything I've told you, you could've read in a book. I think the case is a mere pre-text and you're here for a more personal reason. ... Where's Sara?

    • Heather: What stopped you?
      Grissom: I don't know. A lot of things.
      Heather: Devotion to your work, loyalty to the team, the fear of the unknown... Do you regret your decision not to go with her?
      Grissom: It was beyond my control.
      Heather: Really? ... Most relationships are over before they end. But it's still a death, you mourn the loss, have conflicting emotions... But, often times there's a sense of relief, we've all experienced it but no one wants to admit it.
      Grissom: I didn't say that the relationship was over...
      Heather: You didn't have to. Not making a decision was your decision. I think you're here because it's not home, it's not work and this is the only place that doesn't remind you of Sara. ... I have a guest bedroom upstairs, you can stay as long as you want.

    • Michelle (after Nick swabs her mouth for DNA): Turned you on, didn't I? I bet you're standing at attention. Hypocrite. You're no different than the freaks in my backroom.

    • Nick: Why'd you lie to us about knowing Ian Wallace? We have physical evidence linking him to your S and M room, so we know that you know him.
      Michelle: You had no right to ask the question, therefore I had no obligation to answer it.

    • Heather: In the heterosexual world, men liked to be dominated by women, and women by men. So Wallace would've had a female dominate.
      Grissom: Well, we've confirmed that through physical evidence, she also had sex with him.
      Heather: Which is why one should always go to a professional. We know the boundaries.
      Grissom: I feel the same way about crime scene investigators.
      Heather: And no one has more rigid boundaries than you.

    • Nick: You know I got a real dominatrix vibe from Ms. Tournay, her and Lady Heather could be sisters.
      Riley: Who's Lady Heather?
      Greg: Oh, that's a whole 'nother Oprah.

    • Heather: Does Sara know that you're here?
      Grissom: No.
      Heather: Am I your secret?
      Grissom: No. And you're not my therapist.

    • Riley: What's the word?
      Wendy: Sex. That love juice from near the TV, a mixture of seminal fluid and vaginal secretions.
      Riley: Ian and his girlfriend?
      Wendy: Well, yes on him, but assuming that that was her toothbrush that you gave me, definitely no on her.
      Riley: That's motive. Dom girlfriend finds her man doing the nasty with some hood rat in their bedroom and kills him.

    • Nick (while at the sex club): You know it's a proven sociological fact that the public won't co-mingle with the cops?
      Brass: Yeah, I try not to take it personally.

    • Nick: And then what? Little Justine ties 200 pounds of dead weight up under her SUV?
      Riley: Well, I could do it. It's just physics and leverage. It takes brains not brawn.
      Nick: I don't think you could.
      Greg (to Riley): I think you could do it... the killing part too.

    • Riley (looking at a picture of the victim and his girlfriend): Justine supersized herself. Double D implants.
      Nick: Welcome to Vegas.

    • Heather: When was the last time you had a good night's sleep?
      Grissom: Bad dreams.
      Heather: How can I help?
      Grissom: I have a body with S and M type wounds, but there are inconsistencies. I was hoping to get your first impressions.
      Heather: My first impression is that you've changed.
      Grissom: How have you been?
      Heather: I've got my masters in psychology last year. I now have patients not clients.
      Grissom: Let me guess, you specialize in sex therapy.

    • Grissom: So, Ian Wallace was restrained, his nipples were stimulated, he had minor burns on his tongue and he was asphyxiated. ... S and M?
      Catherine: Gone very, very wrong.
      Doc Robbins: These stab wounds are very brutal, random and postmortem.
      Catherine: Which is inconsistent with S and M.
      Doc Robbins: Well, it's hard to take pleasure in someone's pain once they're dead.
      Catherine: Which is the gone wrong part. (Grissom abruptly leaves) You're a doctor, is that normal?
      Doc Robbins: Grissom being socially awkward? Yeah, that's normal.
      Catherine: He won't talk to me and he doesn't appear to be sleeping much.

    • Hodges (after he gets a splinter in his finger collecting evidence): Oww! Catherine, man down! (she walks towards him and pulls out her tweezers) Found a rope, got a splinter. I think I pierced an artery.

    • Hodges (while at a crime scene with Catherine): My shoes are ruined. Why didn't you tell me to wear boots? Or better yet, hire some more CSIs.
      Catherine: Trust me, you were my last choice.
      Hodges: Thank you.

    • Doc Robbins (looking at the victim): Ah, you can see his brains through his nasal cavities. That's cool. (to Grissom) Well.. BRB. Be right back. My wife's got me texting now.

    • Grissom: You covered the body with a tarp, you contaminated the evidence.
      Catherine: First responder tarped it before I even arrived. I should be giving you grief, you were up. Dispatch said that you didn't acknowledge.

    • Sara (webcam message to Grissom): Hello from below the equator in Puerto Ayora. We've been at sea over a month now and you wouldn't believe the crew. Students, activists, scientists, the dinner conversations alone are mind blowing. There's even this marine biologist that reminds me a little bit of you. I wish that, we could talk in person, but this is the best that I can do. I want to apologize for being out of touch. I have been thinking about us a lot though... all the moments... I'd thought we could survive anything. This trip is giving me a lot of clarity that last year in Vegas, I could barely breathe let alone think. But... now for the first time in a really long time, I'm happy. Before I left, you said something that I tried not to hear, but now I... I think you were right. If a relationship can't move forward, it withers. I've been waiting for you to decide, but sometimes, not making a decision is making a decision. Anyway, what I'm trying to say is... you don't have to worry about me anymore. I'm good. I'm really good. And honestly, I think it's better this way.

    • Brass: I'd like to talk to the owner.
      Michelle: Michelle Tournay. All my licenses are current, what do you want?
      Brass (holding up pictures): Do you recognize these people? (Michelle smiles sweetly and shakes her head 'no')
      Nick: You have any security cameras?
      Michelle: Being Big Brother's your job.
      Brass: Well, Big Brother would like to see the back room, you know what I mean, the real back room.
      Michelle: I'm done cooperating. Get a warrant.
      Brass: Okay.
      Nick: You know, that could take a coupla hours...
      Brass: We'll wait.
      Nick (to Michelle): Got a menu?

    • Riley (opening a trunk filled with sex/fetish toys): What does it say about me that I always find the smut?
      Greg: That you're lucky.
      Riley (holding a pair of handcuffs): I guess they were into S and M. (to Greg) Have you ever been tied up?
      Greg: What do you think?
      Riley: I think that you're more into hair pulling.

  • NOTES (6)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Všechno ostatní nech plavat (Let Everything Else Ride)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Norway: February 24, 2009 on TVNorge
      Belgium: May 18, 2009 on VT4
      Finland: September 16, 2009 on MTV3
      Spain: October 13, 2009 on AXN
      Czech Republic: February 4, 2010 on TV Nova

    • Music Featured In This Episode:
      Leave Out All the Rest- Linkin Park
      Never Be Mine- Kate Bush
      Venus in Furs- The Velvet Underground & Nico
      In Your Room- Lily Electric
      We Carry On- Portishead
      Won't Get Fooled Again- The Who

    • Jorja Fox wasn't credited in the official CBS episode press release. She only appears in the webcam message from Sara to Grissom.

    • Melinda Clarke reprises her role as Lady Heather in this episode. This will be her fifth apperance on the show.

      She's apperared in Slaves of Las Vegas (S2 Ep8), Lady Heather's Box (S3 Ep15), Pirates of the Third Reich (S6 Ep15), and The Good, the Bad, and the Dominatrix (S7 ep23).

    • Pre-production title names of Of Inhuman Bondage and Revelation.


    • Title: Leave Out All the Rest

      The title of the episode is a reference to the Linkin Park song that the episode opens and closes with. In addition, elements of the song are used throughout the episode to underline and score the building story of Grissom and his unresolved love for Sara who recently left the crime lab.