CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 9 Episode 4

Let It Bleed

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 30, 2008 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Nick and Riley witness a man in a police costume rob a convenience store. They then must help the rest of the team investigate the death of a young woman who turns out to be the daughter of a big time drug lord wanted by FBI, CIA, and DEA. They discover with security camera footage that she was thrown out of a club by two bouncers earlier that night. When Catherine and Riley go to the club Catherine discovers her daughter Lindsey there with a fake ID.moreless

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  • Another good Halloween episode of CSI

    In this episode of CSI the following happens. The night before Halloween and Nick and Adams are out getting off, when they get word that the 3rd cop that night has robbed a store. Then they see a man dressed as a cop running out of a store with a bag in his hand. Nick chases after him. He chases him into a building and then we see the "cop" jumping through a window and lands in a garbage dumpster, dead. In there they also discover another body. They soon discover where the female victim was the night she was murdered. When Catherine goes there, she spots her daughter, Lindsay there with a fake ID. When asked if he knows where Sara is, Grissom says he doesn't know where she is. The cop's uniform was stolen from a hotel. The female victim returned home to Vegas for Halloween and was thrown out of the club by its owner. Her family are very rich and have friends in high places. The John Doe cop's prints are run through the system and we learn that his name is, Thomas Taylor. We learn that the victim was killed when she was given 2 blood transfusions. We learn that the "cop" came to town with his friends for his friend's wedding. The groom was arrested and the victim had to get the bail money needed before the wedding and so he committed 4 robbery's in one night. The female victim was killed when she accidently took some wrong drugs. The 2 men who she was with gave her their blood in the hope that she would be ok. At the end we see that the club owner who sent the girl to the 2 men, has been murdered in his own club and that the girl's friend has also been murdered. The 2 men who were responsible for her death was murdered in lock up and the woman who looked after her was also murdered.moreless
  • Will Gil ever be the same?

    Although I found most of the episode to be fairly typical CSI - nothing really stood out or glued me to the TV...until the last scene of this episode. That was what really made me sit up and pay attention. I mean, if none of the characters stopped to think "what the hell is the world coming to" and "I can't handle this work environment anymore", I certainly would have. It gave the audience a glimpse of the kind of mindless brutality CSIs and the police force must have to deal with - either that or I just watch too much TV!moreless
  • Halloween and weird people.. weird cases

    It started quite promisingly - the whole variety of cases and the way there seems to be more than one connection and it all later leading to that night club where young girl was before she was killed - and the way we start to get her story and why they did not like she was there - it is all about her dad and probably it is hard to be the daughter of drug lord. Team manages to deal with the cases and figure it all out but the results have tragic end and the way the episode ends - it was shocking but it did not saved the quite low motion epispode.moreless
  • An episode that made me yawn.

    Yeah, so I honestly don't have much to say about this episode...besides the fact that I thought it was boring. Nothing really happened...*Shrugs shoulders* The beginning was exciting, but that's about it. I thought they could've done more with this, especially it being a Halloween episode, but I found myself disappointed. =/

    The funniest part in which I found myself cracking up was when Hodges shouted for Gil. Then he started rambling a bit about two tickets he had and Gil was like, "Are you asking me out?" LOL Now that was great. The look on his face was priceless. It's so Hodges too, which makes it even better.

    I'm still not sure about the new girl. I mean, she's ok, but eh. I can only wonder how long this, or how long I guess she can go on for...or last if you will.

    So, the previews for the next episode...wow! Now that looks like a good episode to come! Very excited for that...especially with Lady Heather. Glad to see her back for at least one more episode. I can only imagine the conversation they'll have!

  • Nick and Reilley are on their way to grab some coffee when they witness a man rob a convienience store. Nick persues the man into an apartment building where the man jumps out of a window to his death. A second body is found where the man landed.moreless

    One of the reasons why I am giving this episode an average rating is because there is a little too much happening here. While the stories and plot lines were not too hard to follow, there was just way too much going on. The producers must have felt since we haven't seen Katherine's daughter in a long time that it was neccessary for Lindsay to stir up some kind of trouble again. Her appearance was something this episode could have done without. The story involving the dead girl was compelling but had a little too much thrown in. Many flaws.moreless
Nicholas Turturro

Nicholas Turturro


Guest Star

Jason Lewis

Jason Lewis

Craig Hess

Guest Star

Carlos Alazraqui

Carlos Alazraqui

Officer Brady

Guest Star

David Berman

David Berman

David Phillips

Recurring Role

Liz Vassey

Liz Vassey

Wendy Simms

Recurring Role

Alex Carter

Alex Carter

Det. Vartann

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • From Art Imitates Life

      Riley (after she picks up her badge and stuff): What, no gun?
      Secretary: Sorry.
      Riley (sighs): Maybe later.

      Riley now carries a gun from this episode on.

    • The stolen uniform was from an officer with the Reno PD. The actor (Carlos Alazraqui) playing the officer with the stolen uniform is on Reno 911, playing a police officer.

  • QUOTES (21)

    • Hodges: So, I scored two tickets to this Alec Knight lecture. He's of course you know, challenging that the Russian claim that the Romanov remains found in Petersburg are authentic. … Open bar.
      Grissom: … Are you asking me out?
      Hodges: Is that a yes?

    • Brass: Hand me the ALS. (Nick smirks and gives it to him) What?
      Nick: It's just been a while since I've seen you use one of those.
      Brass: Just like ridin' a bicycle. What you don't wanna share your toys?

    • Riley (after seeing someone dressed up as a zombie): Halloween's tomorrow night.
      Nick: Yeah, in Vegas we celebrate all week.

    • Hodges: I broke your case … again.
      Catherine: Go.
      Hodges: Fish. I examined your vic's purse for trace and found what I thought to be a piece of skin. Turns out that I was right; fish skin.
      Catherine: Well, anything that swims gets me closer to Hess.
      Hodges: Carassius auratus to be exact. Goldfish.
      Catherine: Good job, Hodges.
      Hodges: Thank you and there's more. I analyzed the glass from the garbage bag and the incised wound on your vic's scalp. They're both lead-crystal. I took the pieces and used an approximation of their original shape. (hands her a picture)
      Catherine: I know what this is. A fishes a bowless.
      Hodges (dryly): That's very funny.
      Catherine: See, I bought Lindsey and aquarium for her ninth birthday, filled it with exotic fish, she loved it for all of about twenty four hours until she realized that the fancy fish eat the goldfish for dinner.
      Hodges: Mm, the circle of life.

    • Catherine: You getting any sleep? (Grissom doesn't answer) Me neither. Have you heard from Sara?
      Grissom: I don't know where she is.

    • Catherine: What do you think you're doing here?
      Lindsey: Dancing, what does it look like?
      Catherine: Where's the I.D?
      Lindsey (digging through her purse): You want a urine sample too? Draw my blood? (she hands Catherine the I.D)
      Catherine (reading the I.D): Jasmine Davidov?
      Lindsey: Don't the police have anything better to do than chase me down?
      Catherine: You bet we do, Lindsey. A girl your age was here last night, she was murdered. (to the officer) Take her home. (Lindsey leaves with the officer)
      Riley: You moonlighting as a bouncer now?
      Catherine: When you have kids you can talk to me about it then.
      Riley: Well, we won't be talking soon then.

    • Catherine: You're supposed to be at home. That's what being grounded means.
      Lindsey (sighs): I wasn't doing anything wrong. I wasn't even drinking.
      Catherine (looking at the paper Lindsey handed her): Breathalyzer results?
      Lindsey: I made the cop who drove me home test me. I know I shouldn't have been using a fake I.D and I'm sorry. But you overreacted.
      Catherine: I'll be the judge of that.
      Lindsey: I know that you're dealing with a lot right now but, you don't have to worry about me.
      Catherine: Thanks. But I will. (they hug) And you're still grounded.

    • Craig Hess: Now what?
      Riley: You lied.
      Craig Hess: It means that I like 'ya.
      Catherine: We have a witness and surveillance footage. Angela Carlos was here the night she died, and you talked to her.
      Craig Hess: Okay. Somebody, who's not working here anymore let her in through the back. As soon as I saw that she was in the club. I sent her out through the front.
      Riley: So you do know her.
      Craig Hess: Did I say that?
      Catherine: I think you do business with her father and that kinda business can put you out of business.
      Craig Hess: Who's her father?
      Catherine: It's clear on the video that whatever you said to her got her to leave. What was it? Rendezvous at your place? Drugs for sex? 'Cause it wouldn't be the first time; arrested for statutory rape, assault and drug charges with a seventeen year old girl.
      Craig Hess: I was twenty one years old, and those charges were dropped. If a girl wants to party and get a little bit rough, it's a date, if she doesn't get flowers in the morning… it's rape.

    • Catherine: What's in the box?
      Goya: Can't you read? It's sand. What's it look like?
      (Riley opens the box and takes out a kilo of coke)
      Catherine: Sand, huh?
      Riley: So how much would it run me to fill my fish tank with blow?
      Catherine: Probably what Angela was here to find out.

    • Doc Robbins: Wendy, what brings you to my store?
      Wendy: Well, I'm here on the Angela Carlos case 'cause I just ran her exemplar blood and it came back a mixture.
      Doc Robbins: That's impossible I drew it from the heart.
      Wendy: Well, I ran it two times and both times it came back as a mixture of one female and two male bloods. It's definitely contaminated.
      Doc Robbins: Well, then it was contaminated on your end.
      Wendy: No… No, I-I don't think so. (Doc Robbins scoffs)

    • Catherine (while in a club): I hate Halloween.
      Riley: Looks like a bunch of adults going as teenagers this year.

    • Nick (about the victim found in the dumpster): Well, this was a dark alley, maybe she was a workin' girl, picked up a John with a bad temper.
      Grissom: Yeah, trick or treat.

    • Grissom: You've got something I've never seen before?
      Doc Robbins: Said the chorus girl to the bishop.
      Grissom (looking at the vile of blood Doc Robbins handed to him): No separation between the blood cells and the serum.
      Doc Robbins: Her blood's hemolized. You usually only see that when the body's in advanced decomp. An unknown chemical imbalance trigger a pressure change in the red blood cells which cause them to rupture.
      Grissom: What could cause this?
      Doc Robbins: A number of things. Auto-immune hemolytic anemia, certain blood diseases, transfusion reaction, even chemical warfare agents such as sarin or ricin. Worth the trip wasn't it? (they talk a little more, then Grissom goes to leave)
      Grissom: And yes, it was worth the trip.

    • Lady (to Nick and Riley): Great costumes, that's what I wore last year.
      Nick: Ha, me too.

    • Grissom (about the victim): She's got needle marks on both arms. No scar tissue. This has to be recent.
      Catherine: Drug users don't usually start off shooting it… snort it or smoke it first. … White powder in the nose, most likely cocaine. (looks at her stomach) Hives, a histamine reaction… maybe from the drugs? I wonder if she told her parents that she was just going dancing and they believed her.

    • Greg (reviewing club footage): Sexy kitty, sexy nurse, sexy hula dancer, … pimp… These guys have no imagination.

    • Riley (while at Goya's fish shop): There's enough atropine here to sedate all of SeaWorld.

    • Catherine: Angela came for the cocaine and ended up snorting atropine instead. Pure atropine which is used to cut coke. (sees Riley holding bloody tubes) What's that?
      Riley: Angela had blood from two different males in her system. I'm thinking they transfused her Frankenstein style.
      Catherine: Why?
      Riley: Settle a score with dad?
      Catherine: But she came to them.
      Riley: She didn't come for this.

    • Goya: I distribute cocaine. I'm not a murderer.
      Catherine: So then why'd you kill Angela Carlos?
      Goya: I didn't.
      Catherine: DNA confirms that she received a blood transfusion from you. And your blood type is A positive; that's what killed her.
      Goya: And now she killed me. … Angela hooks up with this sports book guy, they get wasted, she totals her car; they walk away without a scratch. The next day he's got a bullet through his head. Nobody messes with Daddy's little girl. The moment she came through my door, I'm a dead man.

    • Riley: What makes you think that a transfusion would wake up Snow White?
      Joe: Keith Richards.
      Riley: The Rolling Stones Keith Richards …
      Joe: Everybody knows the story, when he hit the smack too hard, he would go to Europe or some place and get his blood swapped out.
      Riley: That's an urban legend.

    • Catherine (sending away a group of young girls): Finish puberty somewhere else. Me and Mr. Big here need to talk.
      Riley (showing the Craig Hess a picture of the victim): She was found in a dumpster about two blocks from here.
      Catherine: She was wearing one of your slut-of-the-week stamps on her thigh. Recognize her?
      Craig Hess: No, but I don't get a good look at every girl that walks through the door. Anything else that I can help you with?
      Catherine: Yeah, as a matter of fact there is. I found my underage daughter on your dance floor. I can card everyone in the place and shut 'ya down.
      Craig Hess: If your daughter got in here she was using a fake I.D. That's not poor club management, that's poor parenting. You don't wanna blame yourself, so you slap a fine on me.
      Catherine: A fine is gonna be the least of your worries.

  • NOTES (4)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Jsme jedné krve (We Are of One Blood)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: February 3, 2009 on Five
      Norway: February 17, 2009 on TVNorge
      Belgium: May 11, 2009 on VT4
      Finland: September 2, 2009 on MTV3
      Spain: October 6, 2009 on AXN
      Czech Republic: January 28, 2010 on TV Nova

    • Featured Music:
      Sex Type Thing - Stone Temple Pilots
      --- Played in the club when Catherine finds Lindsey with a fake I.D.
      Pity And Fear - Death Cab For Cutie
      LSDevil: DJ Paul Edge
      Release Yourself: DJ Paul Edge
      Take Our Cars Now!: Saves The Day

    • Pre-production title name was Scales.


    • When Greg is reviewing the tapes from the club, he mentions a costume as a "Sexy Kitty". This could be a reference to the CSI episode "Fur and Loathing", in which one of the suspects was named Sexy Kitty.

    • Brass (to Greg about the corpse): So how did Rocky the Flying Squirrel get his uniform?

      Rocky the Flying Squirrel aka Rocket J. Squirrel is a cartoon character from the 1950's show "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show" created by Jay Ward & Alex Anderson.

    • Joe: ...when I went to my car to get it, the b!tch pulled a Pulp Fiction on me.

      This is a reference to the scene in 1994's Pulp Fiction when Mia Wallace finds heroin in Vincent Vega's jacket pocket, snorts it because she thinks it's cocaine, and overdoses, all while Vincent is out of the room.

    • Hodges: I just broke your case. Again.
      Catherine: Go.
      Hodges: Fish.

      Go Fish is a simple card game, usually the first one learned by children, that is played by 2 to 5 people, but can involve as many as 10. Players take turns asking each other for cards to make pairs with the ones in their hand. They are forced to draw from the deck if the player they are asking does not have their card. The first person to pair off their entire hand wins.

    • Title: Let it Bleed

      This was the title of a 1969 album by the Rolling Stones. The album contains "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and " Gimme Shelter."

      Also, this episode contained a reference to an urban legend involving band member Keith Richards and blood transfusions.