CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 10 Episode 12

Long Ball

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Jan 21, 2010 on CBS
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The CSI investigates the mystifying death of a former pro golfer whose allegiance to the game might have cost him everything.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • The first episode of the season I never enjoyed.

    8.5
    A former golfer is found dead on a golf coarse after he has been mad that his son has broken his record Throughout the episode I thought the killer was either his son or the mum and when there finger prints wasn't on the golf club he was killed with Langston did an experiment to see whether smashing the golf club on the floor would make it smash and hit him in the face and Langston was right I just didn't like that ending at all I just thought it was daft The episode had an interesting story up until the end but that is just my opinion.moreless
  • After A Golfer Is Found Dead During A Tournament, The CSIs Suspect His Killer Could Be A Family Member.

    9.0
    I enjoyed "Long Ball" very much because I am a golfer myself. The other reviewers didn't like it, but I have to admit that I did. As I already said, the opening scene was interesting because it was suspenseful. I also found the case entertaining and I was hooked to figure out who the guilty was. I liked all the scenes where the team members were chatting about golf. They were kinda amusing.But as this episode proceeded, in one part it did not seem to go anywhere. That's when I was bored. But another great thing in this episode was how the professional golfers used their real names. What makes this episode work so well, is the end. The conclusion to the case was absolutely unexpected. This episode is definitely well worth your time and I suggest you watch this one.moreless
  • The team investigates the death of a former professional golfer whose body was found on a golf course.

    6.0
    While not a terrible episode, this is not one of the best I have ever seen. The problem I had with this episode is that it seemed not to go anywhere. There have been other episodes where the victim's death was unorthodox, but they seemed a bit more compelling. I did not feel very compelled with this episode and was not really interested as to where it was going. Ray and Nick's debate about the game of golf itself seemed a bit contrived. Nick saying that he thought all doctors played golf was unneccessary. This episode can probably be skipped.moreless
  • A golfer dies.

    7.3
    Believe it or not, this was the first time I've ever watched CSI. I know it seems impossible, but in the show's lengthy history I just never had the time to tune in. I am a fan of CSI: NY but this was my first taste of the original.



    I like CBS utilizing professional athletes on its shows (Pau Gasol in Numbers and CSI: Miami, Tito Ortiz in Numbers and countless golfers in this episode) and that is part of the reason I tuned in tonight. I may have tuned in for that, but I stayed for a really well-done episode. The show might be a little too high on showing the actual lab work and I think that is why the ratings are down this year, but this was a good episode with a nice twist near the end.



    Well worth watching.moreless
  • A former pro golfer is found dead on a golf course.

    6.0
    An entire episode was devoted to a boring case of an even more boring sport -- not the writers' finest idea ever. The character interaction wasn't handled well, and all the interesting conversations (such as between Greg and Sara) were cut off before they could become interesting. The entire episode felt disjointed and the dialogue and jokes were forced. To top it all off, the conclusion was unsatisfactory and felt very rushed. They didn't even leave themselves enough time to explain exactly what the victim's handprints being on the club in that position meant. Perhaps it was an episode meant for hardcore golf shippers, but for an average viewer, it was just meh.moreless
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Jonathan Antin

Jonathan Antin

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David Feherty

David Feherty

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Jorja Fox

Jorja Fox

Sara Sidle

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Jon Wellner

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Dr, Henry Andrews

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: When Langston is talking to Dudek at the driving range, you can see the bounce sheets used to reflect light onto the actors in the reflection of Langston's glasses.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Nick: There were at least four cases reported world wide of golfers accidentlly killed themselves by breaking their clubs.
      Ray: Well there's a lesson in that.
      Catherine: What's that?
      Ray & Nick: Don't drive angry.

    • Nick; You know, Ray, for somebody who doesn't like golf, you seem to know an awful lot about it.
      Ray: It's not that I don't like golf. It's just that you have to focus your mind, practically every fiber of your begin on a small white ball that you wanna hit just the right way, and then when you hit it, the feeling is exhilerating. And so you chase the small white ball all day, so you can hit it exactly the same way. You chase that feeling. Kinda like cocaine. Not exactly the best hobby for an obsessive personality.
      Nick: Yeah, people like that are better suited for a job in criminalists.

    • Catherine (after Hodges finds the primary crime scene): See what you can accomplish when your pride's on the line.
      Hodges: Everyday of my life.

    • Nick: Hey, the balls in the shag bag are Jupiter PTXs, and the one's in the front rack are Fushita's.
      Sara (unenthused): Well, that's facinating.
      Nick: Different balls are designed with different playing characteristics. Some hit the green and stop dead, others have a harder core for the long game. You know, each one is unique, Sara.
      Sara (teasing): Aww, just like snowflakes.

    • Sara: So, Dr. Ray, what's your handicap?
      Ray: I don't play golf.
      Nick: I thought all doctors played golf.
      Sara: Maybe only the rich ones.
      Nick: Now, that's true, anybody can play golf, there are plenty of public golf courses.
      Sara: Sure there are.
      Ray: Mark Twain referred to golf as: 'A good walk, spoiled'. (Sara laughs)
      Nick (laughs): It can be, if you don't stay in bounds, believe me.

    • Cathrine: (About the vic) Find out what's on his shoes.
      Hodges: Oh. Is that all?
      Cathrine: We don't have a primary crime scene. We need to know where he was.
      Hodges: (holding the shoe to his head like a psychic) Um, I'm thinking... a golf course.

    • Catherine: In other words, you got nothing.
      Hodges: When you put it that way, it makes me sound ineffectual.
      Catherine: (smirks) That's the secret to good leadership.

    • Greg: You know, golf always struck me as the kind of sport that might appeal to Grissom.
      Sara: (chuckles) I don't know. It's never come up.
      Greg: Sometimes I wonder if you two are really married.
      Sara: Well, now that you mention it... Just kidding.
      Greg: 6,000 miles, huh?
      Sara: So far, so good.
      Greg: (smiles) All right.

    • Catherine (to Ray): So we've got a club head cover but no clubs... A little overdressed for night putting!

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Dlouhý míč (Long Ball)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Latin America: April 19, 2010 on AXN
      Norway: April 20, 2010 on TVNorge
      Australia: June 27, 2010 on Channel 9
      Finland: October 27, 2010 on MTV3
      Slovakia: November 17, 2010 on JOJ
      Spain: November 30, 2010 on AXN
      Czech Republic: March 31, 2011 on TV Nova
      The Netherlands: June 20, 2011 on RTL 4

    • FeaturedMusic:
      Don't Worry Baby- Los Lobos
      Bustelo- Ratatat
      3 Birds- The Dead Weather

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • When Catherine is referring to "night putting", she is making an allusion to a memorable quote of "Caddyshack", the 1980 comedy with Chevy Chase (Ty Webb) and Michael O'Keefe (Danny Noonan).

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