CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 3 Episode 14

One Hit Wonder

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Feb 06, 2003 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Catherine takes the point in the investigation of an escalating series of peeping tom incidents. The crew is racing to stop the attacker before his crimes become more serious assaults. Meanwhile, Sara reopens the dormant case of her friend, a district attorney. The DA is facing surgery to remove a bullet she got in an attack that killed her husband three years prior.moreless

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  • More character insight!

    There was some great insight into Grissom\'s and Sara\'s minds. Sara has to learn that everyone lies and Griss\'s hearing further degenerates. You gotta feel for the both of them. Now, weather or not you feel bad for them or that these developments are good for them is up to you. For me, it is a little of both.

    The humor also makes this one worth watching. Sex jokes = funny, no matter what age. It\'s always good to have a good giggle at bathroom humor. It is just a great, well rounded episode. I would not mind rewatching it.moreless
  • Another great episode.

    Another great episode.

    The team investigate a series of peeping tom incidents, they're trying to find the attacker before the assults become more serious, which unfortunately they do.

    Meanwhile Sara reopens a cold case. Her friend the DA undergoes surgery to remove a 3 year old bullet from her neck. The operation is risky & she doesn't think that she'll survive the surgery. Amazingly she survives & when Sara aquires the bullet she decides to reopen the case to find out who murdered the DA's husband & left her for dead. But Sara is shocked & surprised when she finds out who the murderer was.moreless
Elizabeth Mitchell

Elizabeth Mitchell

Melissa Winters

Guest Star

Devon Gummersall

Devon Gummersall

Taylor Reed

Guest Star

Leslie Grossman

Leslie Grossman


Guest Star

Romy Rosemont

Romy Rosemont

Jacqui Franco

Recurring Role

Gerald McCullouch

Gerald McCullouch

Bobby Dawson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The episode title, "One Hit Wonder", is a term commonly applied to songs from bands that have released a very popular single, but failed to produce anything else worthy of recognition.

    • Goof: When Sara is narrating her reconstruction of the shooting to Melissa, she says that her husband leaned up from a prone position to shoot her. However, in the visually reconstructed scene, the husband is lying on his back - that's supine, not prone. Prone is lying on one's stomach.

    • In this episode, Sara talks to Grissom about her 'older brother', while on the CBS bio page, it states that she is an only child.

      Biologically, Sara is an only child. However, she was raised in foster care and therefore had foster siblings.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Catherine: Aren't you coming?
      Grissom: You can handle it.
      Catherine: High profile case, technicalities ... that can't be why you do this, why you hang back and hide out.
      Grissom: You look better on camera.
      Catherine: Right. I didn't think so.

    • (Sara gives Bobby the bullet from her friend to process)
      Bobby: Hang on a second. (smiling) You get approval from Grissom, I don't want him walking in on me.
      Sara (nodding): Yeah.
      Bobby: Sara Sidle.
      Sara (smiling): Yeah, I did!
      Bobby: All right. Just checking!

    • Nick: The semen sample I recovered is still being processed in DNA.
      Greg (walks in): Not anymore. I'm done. And no jokes about me being fast in this department. The ejaculate outside the first girl's window -- spank high. Good news: It does have DNA.
      Nick: Whose?
      Greg: I don't know. Ran it through CODIS, nothing kicked out.
      Catherine: Well, it's possible this guy's so new he doesn't even have a record.
      Greg: Well, I can tell you this about him: Really low sperm count. Sample hardly had any swimmers.
      Nick: That's probably from excessive masturbation. Guy's outpacing his ability to produce ... (he looks up and finds everyone staring at him) ... sperm.
      Warrick: You'd know it, spanky.

    • Jacqui: The guy was pressing really hard on that window.
      Catherine: Well, with one hand anyway.

    • Catherine: Greg ... get anywhere with the semen I recovered from Joanne Crooks' hair? I sent it back with an officer.
      Greg: Uh, low volume. No sperm.
      Catherine: That's impossible.
      Greg: I knew you'd say that. Here. (he hands her the results and she sees it was pre-ejaculate)
      Catherine: Ah, the trailer before the show.

    • Grissom: The best intentions are fraught with disappointment.
      Sara: Emerson?
      Grissom: Grissom.

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