CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 9 Episode 14

Miscarriage of Justice

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Feb 19, 2009 on CBS
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Episode Summary

While Langston testifies in the trial of a respected Congressman, new evidence sends the CSIs back to the lab to reopen the investigation.

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    OMG, what is going on with this show???

    Enough with the dim lighting and the standing around talking and can we please get back to actual investigation. I just couldn't keep interested in this episode, i was distracted by the lack of action, investigation and the huge bulks boring talking. I know it is important to discuss a case but come on their was virtually no action and why were all the CSIs just standing around!!! Why has Greg lost the personality that made him my favorate on the show? He needs to grow his funky hair back and maybe he will get back to being the fun, quirky guy he was in the first few seasons!!! And can someone please shoot Riley, A completely boring addition to the show and has done nothing but slow it down. Overall all i could think about whilst watching this episode was how slow the show is getting!!! I lost all interest in the story and hated the horrid dim distracting, lighting!!!moreless
  • This episode opens with Dr. Langston testifiying at the murder trial of a respected Congressman. Outside the courtroom, the Congressman's top aide commits suicide, with the gun used in the murder! This act sends the prosecution's case into a tailspin.moreless

    This episode is quite good. It is well acted and very well written. One thing that "CSI" does well is it opens it's episodes with unique and very memorable scenes. This episode is no exception. However, I was somewhat disappointed in seeing the recycled storyline of an innocent man convicted of a murder. This was seen in a recent episode of "CSI: Miami." Despite this I must admit that is, for once, a minor flaw and this episode more than makes up for it with the way the investigation pans out. This was a very exciting episode. Don't miss it.moreless
  • Dr. Langston is on the hotseat.

    A pretty intense opening scene with Dr. Langston testifying against a Congressman accused of murder. During his testimony the Congressman's Chief of Staff comes into the courthouse and shoots himself in the head right outside the courtroom where the trial is being held. Ballistics show the the gun the Chief of Staff shot himself with is the same one used to kill the woman, Amber Jones, the Congressman is accused of killing and that the gun is registered to the congressman. The Chief of Staff left a suicide note saying he had killed the Amber. This leaves doubt as to whether the Congressman is guilty. The trial against the congressman continues. Dr. Langston is sitting outside with Amber's Daughter and notices a rash on her arm and that she has a fever. He takes her to the hospital and finds out that she has been poisoned. The exume the body of Amber and find the she has also been poisoned and the Congressman's Chief of Staff was the one who put the poison in their energy drink. They also found a footprint on the chest of Amber that hadn't shown up until after the embalmbing. Meanwhile the Congressman is found guilty of the murder of Amber Jones. The foot print is that of a woman. It turns out that the Congressman's wife was the one who killed Amber. She was mad that Amber had given her husband an STD and she had gotten it and it had caused a miscarraige. This episode was slightly hard to follow due to who did what and when. I hope that other episodes that follow this one are easier to follow.moreless
  • An ok episode..........

    In this episode of CSI, the following happens. A man is on trial for murdering a young woman named Amber. As the trial goes on, a man walks outside of the court room, with a gun and shoots and kills himself. Soon through the evidence, they learn that the man who killed himself, worked for the man who is on trial.

    There is also a note inside of the pocket of the dead man, in it he confessed to committing the murder of Amber. The trail continues and the man standing trial is found guilty. The team are still following the evidence and they soon learn that the wife of the convicted man is the one who killed Amber. She killed her because she lost her baby through an STD she got off of her husband. Her husband got it off of Amber.moreless
  • Another classic!

    I have been glued to the screen from the start to the end of the episode. New evidence comes up, the case is re-opened, the CSI's have to look at the case at different perspectives, more victims (direct or indirect), new witnesses, lines from most of the characters, emotional outbursts... I just can't let my eyes turn away from the screen as I will lose track of what's happening... The whole case is so marvellously plotted.

    Just love the last scene at the diner, it is so heartwarming. TEAM WORK! This is the element that differentiates this show from other crime-solving shows when it was first broadcasted. I'm glad that the writers seem to realize this finally.moreless
Christa B. Allen

Christa B. Allen

Matilda 'Matty' Jones

Guest Star

Vanessa Bell Calloway

Vanessa Bell Calloway

Judge Himmel

Guest Star

Miguel Ferrer

Miguel Ferrer

Defense Attorney Whitten

Guest Star

David Berman

David Berman

David Phillips

Recurring Role

Jon Wellner

Jon Wellner

Henry Andrews

Recurring Role

Larry Mitchell

Larry Mitchell

Officer Mitchell

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: Humphreys' alibi is that he's supposed to be 'chairing' a committee meeting isn't possible since staff members can't replace Congressmen in their official capacity (e.g may not vote, deliver a speech, speak at a Committee meeting or take a Congressman's seat at one).

    • Goof: The crane shot over Humphrys body on the courthouse floor shows a splatter pool by the side of his head as if he was shot lying on the floor in the position he was resting in. In fact, taking a suicide shot from a standing position would have made a spray pattern at head height, most of which would have ended up on the wall rather than at the side of his head on the floor.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Catherine (handing Ray a drink): Ray, you deserved this.
      Langston: Thank you, Catherine.
      Greg: Talk about baptism by fire. (they all chuckle)
      Nick: Yeah, but you made it through it. You never quit.
      Riley: Do you think she really dropped the gun, or do you think that she left it there to frame him? My money's on the frame.
      Greg: I think that she dropped it. Heat of the moment.
      Langston: Or maybe both things are true. She accidentally dropped the gun and then decided to leave it there to punish him.
      Catherine: Well, we'll never know. But what we do know is that Ray got it right. (they all cheer)
      Langston (laughs): Ray had a lotta help.
      Catherine: Teamwork.
      Greg: Makes the dream work. (they all chuckle)

    • Nick: It's gotta be hard to sleep in the same house where your mom was killed.
      Greg: Well, they say kids are resilient.
      Riley: Nobody's that resilient, and she's probably blaming herself.
      Greg: Voice of experience?
      Riley: Boric acid can be ingested or absorbed through the skin. I'm gonna go check out the shampoos and body washes.
      Nick: Alright. (Riley walks off) Is Riley alright?
      Greg: I think that this whole case has hit a nerve.
      Nick: Well, she's not shy, if she wanted to talk about it she would.

    • Catherine: We searched the congressman's apartment before, we weren't looking for fibers, so the judge has just limited this warrant to his clothing, one of his attoney's will be there for 'ya.
      Greg: Great. So I get a baby shark as a chaperone, that'll be fun.
      Riley: Lemme guess, I get the suicide closet.
      Catherine: No lawyer, just the widow.
      Riley: I'd rather have the lawyer.

    • Greg: Vic left the keys in the ignition.
      Riley: I wouldn't call a suicide a vic.
      Greg: All I'm sayin' is that, he knew he wasn't comin' back. (looks at a picture of the victim and his wife) This must've been the last thing that he looked at.
      Riley: Which makes him even more selfish. If he really loved her, he wouldn't have killed himself.

    • Catherine: Ray, you testified that Congressman Griffon was the most likely suspect, which was true based on the evidence that we had at the time.
      Langston: Now we had new evidence.
      Catherine: And when the evidence changes we modify our theory to make it fit.
      Langston: Alright. What's our theory now?
      Catherine: I don't know yet.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Justiční omyl (Miscarriage of Justice)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Norway: April 28, 2009 on TVNorge
      Latin America: May 4, 2009 on AXN
      Australia: May 10, 2009 on Channel 9
      Sweden: May 11, 2009 on Kanal 5
      Germany: November 12, 2009 on RTL
      Finland: November 18, 2009 on MTV3
      Spain: December 15, 2009 on AXN
      Czech Republic: April 8, 2010 on TV Nova