CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 7 Episode 14

Meet Market

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Feb 01, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Nick and Keppler investigate the bizarre world of the black market sales of body parts after they find a body that has been burned and the organs removed. The rest of the CSI team investigates the death of rich woman who was killed in her own home.moreless

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  • Yay, last day with Keppler on the job (I think)!

    If I'm reading my sources right, this is Keppler's last episode and Grissom's coming back! I'm so happy. I never liked him. Yeah, switching him with Grissom was a good idea on the originality scale, but if they could be so kind as to not doing it again, that'd be great. Grissom's no freak! So what if he collects bugs, jars weird things,and has the scale models the mini-model killer (who didn't actually do it) made in his office? It a hobby, and it's a Grissom hobby. Lol, Sara looked like she wanted to ream him a new one for commnting on how Gris reminds him of a serial killer that collected toes. I love Nicky's determination. Yeah, doing all those exhumations and looking through the body to find donated parts will take months but Super Nicky will get the job done!

    Onto crime scene B. That takes a whole new twist to dating service. I suppose it's sort of nice, until the girls get attached. I feel seriously bad for Jesse. Finding out his mother through his work. That totally sucks. Looking at it from his view point I'm totally understanding why he'd say he has no mother and that the way she was going at him was the sickest thing anyone's ever tried. Poor guy.

    Lol, I like Cotton Candy. She's a funny, mislead girl. Pity she thinks Jesse's her fiance. She doesn't seem like the type to take rejection lying down. The scene where she went all CSI was fricking awesome! It's good to know that there are people out there (besides us crazy fans) who think that way.moreless
  • The team investigates a torched body without any organs inside and a murder of a woman who got bludgeoned to death with a bottle of wine.

    This episode has many twists that can keep the audience in their seats until it ends. Nick, Keppler, and Greg are assigned to the unknown torched body case that finally leads them to a greedy mortician and an irresponsible organ donation company owner. The corrupt mortician manipulated the CODs of the diseased bodies that came into his mortuary and replaced bones and organs, which should not have been used any more, with some kind of pipe, called PVC, and an umbrella in cahoots with the owner to make a few extra money. (How could he possibly think of putting an umbrella in a human's body?) Their dirty business cost seven innocent lives, who had received those diseased body parts from the company. Sara and Warrick work on a murder of a woman who was found dead in her own house. They traced her tracks back to a cabaret where men were getting paid to entertain women and found out she was one of the cabaret's regular customers who had an intimate relationship with a young host. This is the case that shocked me with these stunning twists. It turned out the woman was the young host's mother and that he killed her. It was so sad when he said in tears, "You call me a killer... a murderer, whatever, but don't tell me I have a mother." He had gone through a tough time without any family when he was a kid, and probably that experience could've made him flip out and kill her when he heard the whole story (even though he said he thought it was one of the tactics that his clients commonly use to be with him).moreless
  • An interesting episode, but there is still that flare is missing that Grissom brings to the show.

    I hardly payed attention to the cases in this episode. I was focused more on the characters. I thought the cases were kind of dull and disturbing. The guy sleeping with his mom goes beyond disturbing. And the bone harvesting made you kind of sigh and go "oh brother." I thought it was nice that the tention from Redrum didn't carry over into Meet Market. I think the team has learned to forgive and now they have to focus on their cases. Catherine gets very little air time which was a little disappointing, but then again she was the center of attention in last week's episode. I thought the part with Cotton Candy and the money she pulls out to have printed was funny. In my opinion the end of the episode was the most interesting part. I winder who was the voice that whispered "Keppler" at the end was? He is so strange.moreless
  • Killer replacing victims' bones with metal pipes and umbrellas...

    Keppler and Nick lead an investigation where the organs are removed from the body to be sold on black market and the bodies are burnt. The bones are replaced by strange things: metal pipes and umbrellas …The rest of the team work on a case where a rich woman is found dead which lead them to a business where women choose guys from catalogues to get romance.. Also, who’s the mysterious girl on the picture that Keppler keeps looking at? On another note, we see Grissom, still on his sabbatical, writing a letter to Sara… It is unknown at this point whether or not Sara will see it.moreless
  • Great episode with interesting twists.

    From start to finish, the twists and revelations kept me glued to the tv. It was almost funny when they found the broom handle and umbrella inside the burned body, except for the whole desecration thing. The greedy and nasty mortician was selling diseased tissue and bones to a clinic for transplant into healthy people. Some of those people died because the mortician falsified death certificates and cause of death. Then there was the meat market. Choose the guy you want to have a relationship with for money. A mother who gave her son up for adoption then pays money to spend time with him in a so-called relationship. There are so many things wrong with that on so many levels. Then there is creepy Keppler who gets an invitation to a memorial for a young girl who has been dead for 20 years. He gives me the willies.moreless
Liev Schreiber

Liev Schreiber

Michael Keppler

Guest Star

Gordon Clapp

Gordon Clapp

Salvatore Heinz

Guest Star

John Hensley

John Hensley

Jesse Hottman

Guest Star

David Berman

David Berman

David Phillips

Recurring Role

Liz Vassey

Liz Vassey

Wendy Simms

Recurring Role

Larry Mitchell

Larry Mitchell

Officer Mitchell

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The search engine called "Spyder Finder" which Keppler uses to find information about the victim (Roger Lapinsky) at the beginning of the episode is fictional and was also been used in numerous CSI episodes.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Sofia: Have you ever followed up on any of the patients who received parts from the Silver Hills Mortuary?
      Ty: No. That's the hospital's job. But as far as I know, none of the recipients have ever complained.
      Nick: Maybe that's 'cause they're not around anymore. We followed up on several patients who received Silver Hills bone and tissue from your clinic and now seven of them are dead. Three from hepatitis, three from cancer, and one AIDS-related. The same thing ironically killed the donors.
      Sofia: One of those victims was a 15-year-old healthy high school soccer player. You gave him a contaminated kneecap.
      Ty: Oh, my God. (scene cut, then back) You've got nothing on me. I don't care what that... little body snatcher tells you.
      Sofia: The families are going to sue you and your company into bankruptcy.
      Ty: They can try. That is what signed release forms are for.
      Nick: You're reopening a very nasty, old wound for them, now.
      Ty: Uh-uh. I didn't do anything.
      Sofia: Because of you... they're going to have to rebury their mother, their father, their son, their daughter. (Ty scoffs)
      Nick: Ty... let me tell you something. I'm gonna come down to that clinic... and I'm going to go through it piece by piece by piece. And if something doesn't jibe, I can assure you, sir, I will find it.

    • Keppler: This guy isn't even a doctor.
      Nick: He did drop out of chiropractic school.
      Keppler: You're telling me that any Tom, Dick, or Harry with a sign can open up a tissue bank?
      Nick: If you're FDA registered, yeah.
      Keppler: How do you get FDA registered?
      Nick: You just fill out a form.

    • Sofia: So, you admit to digging up Roger Lapinsky?
      Ross: I've been out two months and the best job I can get is five bucks an hour welding engine parts together. They wouldn't even let me flip burgers. Heidi just had the baby. It wasn't like it was gonna hurt anyone. We dug up someone my age, took him to work. Made him look like me. And then we torched it. All I was looking for was a fresh start. Best way to make it happen was to kill myself.
      Keppler: Should've stuck with the five bucks an hour.

    • Host: Would you like a Meet Book or do you have a steady host?
      Sara: Uh, actually it's my first time. What exactly goes on here?
      Host: This is a host club, a place where men entertain women. It's the first of its kind in Las Vegas. They started in Japan. Take your pick. (he holds out a binder to her, she looks through it) Hosts get paid by the bottle. There's a two-bottle minimum. Bottles range from $50 to $5,000.
      Sara: What does a $5,000 bottle of champagne taste like?
      Host: We only sell one brand of champagne. It's the host attached to the bottle that determines price.
      Sara: Oh. Everything is legal in Clark County.
      Host: Miss, we don't sell sex here.
      Sara: What do you sell?
      Host: A relationship. Isn't that what most women want?
      Sara: I don't know.

    • Doc Robbins: PVC piping is sometimes used to replace bones that have been donated for transplants.
      Keppler: So that the body looks right at open casket?
      Doc Robbins: Right.
      Greg: They use umbrellas and broomsticks for that, too?
      Doc Robbins: Not that I've seen.
      Keppler: Wait a minute, they killed the guy and torched him, there's no open casket. What's the point of stuffing the body?
      Nick: Looks like the long bones are gone... ditto for the spine... tendons and cartilage... most major veins... phew.
      Doc Robbines: They took the heart valves too.
      Keppler: So somebody murders an ex-con, then commits arson to make it look like an accident just so that they can harvest his bones and tissues?
      Doc Robbins: That's big business --disc replacement, joint replacement, bypasses-- more demand than supply.
      Greg: Why leave the kidneys, the heart and the liver? They're worth big money, too.
      Doc Robbins: Organ donation is heavily regulated. Bone and tissue aren't.

    • Keppler: Out of the frying pan and into the fire.

    • Sofia: I'd believe a dead guy over an ex-con.

    • (Keppler and Dr. Robbins are opening up a body. Keppler pulls out an umbrella, and opens it. Dr. Robbins gets spattered with blood, and looks at Keppler)
      Keppler (looking at Dr. Robbins and the umbrella): That's bad luck, isn't it?

    • Heinz: I'm a certified tissue recovery coordinator.
      Keppler: Oh yeah. That where you learned how to stuff the bodies with umbrellas?
      Heinz: That... was a one time thing. I ran out of PVC pipe, and uh, so I improvised.

    • (Sara finds Keppler in Grissom's office, looking at the miniature models)
      Sara: Hi. What are you doing?
      Keppler: Just looking.
      Sara: What do you think?
      Keppler: Meticulous. Obsessive. Clearly knows his way around a modeling kit.
      Sara: Grissom didn't make those.
      Keppler: No? Hmm. Fits the profile. Bugs in bottles, the Darwin desk set.
      Sara: He's a... bit of a collector of certain things.
      Keppler: Yeah, I knew a guy in Philly like that. Kept a case of thumbs in a closet.
      Sara: Friend of yours?
      Keppler: No, serial killer.
      Sara: Do you miss it?
      Keppler: What?
      Sara: Philly.
      Keppler: No.

    • (Cotton Candy fans out four one hundred dollar bills, and lays them on the table)
      Cotton Candy: He paid me with those. Brand new, straight from the bank.
      Catherine: And... What would you like us to do with those?
      Cotton Candy: You're CSI. You can take a print off one of those easy. Duh.

    • Jesse: (about the victim) She wanted what most women want.
      Sara: What's that?
      Jesse: The dream.
      Sara: And that's you.
      Jesse: 50 g's I make a month says I am. Who doesn't want to be swept off their feet?
      Sara: I am not sure it's something that I would pay for.
      Jesse: Yeah, but you don't want to spend your whole life waiting for it either. Right here, right now, a woman can have a relationship with a man who only wants to please her -- who can make her laugh, wipe away her tears, give her the confidence to be herself.
      Sara: And how many relationships do you have?
      Jesse: I can handle about twenty-five at a time.

    • Keppler: You guys sure do a lot of exhumations here.
      Nick: As many as we have to.

    • Catherine (to Cotton Candy): I know how hard it is to wiggle your ass all night.

    • Sara: Is this a restaurant?
      Warrick: If it is, I'm scared of the menu.

    • Nick: Hey, you know what Grissom would say here?
      David: Something ironic, I'm sure.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Nick: Dead men don't wear plaid.

      This is a reference to the title of the 1982 film Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.

    • (Keppler and Dr. Robbins are opening up a body. Keppler pulls out an umbrella, and opens it. Dr. Robbins get's spattered with blood, and looks at Keppler)
      Keppler (looking at Dr. Robbins and the umbrella): That's bad luck, isn't it?

      This alludes to the superstition that opening an umbrella indoors will bring bad luck.

    • Silver Hills, the name of the mortuary, was the name of the city where "Power Rangers Time Force" took place.

    • Nick: Hey, you know what Grissom would say here?
      David: Something ironic, I'm sure.

      This is an allusion to the fact that a character (usually Grissom) utters an ironic remark right before the opening credits to every episode.