CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 9 Episode 10

One To Go (2)

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Jan 15, 2009 on CBS
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The CSI team works to close Grissom's last open case, the "Dick & Jane" murders, as Grissom prepares to leave the team for good. Before leaving, Grissom offers Dr. Raymond Langston, who helped the CSI's with the "Dick & Jane" case, a permanent position as part of the CSI team.moreless

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  • Addio Grissom

    This episode was just brilliant. I loved it.

    Especially the last scenes with Grissom, they literally made me cry, they were so emotional and amazingly performed.
  • Farewell Grissom

    An unforgettable episode continuing from the previous episode.Grissom works with Langston to find a woman who has been kidnapped by the DJK accomplice and will be killed shortly but they need to find the exact location in lake mead.The case hits a turning point when they find out that the accomplice was in the class Grissom was in with Nate Haskell and that's how Nate Haskell contacted the accomplice.They then find out that he was answering questions in the class to Tom Donover who they believe is the accomplice.In the end they still need to find him and the woman and Grissom saves the day by getting the location from the position of the moon and the CSI's are definitely going to miss that when Grissom goes because once again Grissom breaks the case and save the kidnapped girl who was about to be killed.After all that the CSI's knew that Grissom was going but before he goes he recommends Dr Langston to join CSI.Grissom then sadly leaves and goes to Costa Rica where he meets with Sara.The only question now is what will CSI be like without Grissom.moreless
  • Grissom Makes The Stunning Announcement That He Is Leaving The CSI Team.

    Grissom's last episode was a really good one and I think that this was the best way to end his story. The storyline concludes the episodes "Leave Out All The Rest" and "19 Down". I liked the dialogues between William Pettersen and Laurence Fishburne. I enjoyed Langston's enthusiasm about the case. Bill Irwin made an impressive performance. The excellent team work can be clearly seen in this episode. The conclusion to the case was exciting. It was nice too see when Grissom said to the people his goodbye. Grissom's departure at the last scene is very well done. I liked Ray a lot in this episode, and I personally think that he is better than Grissom.moreless
  • Continuation of the episode 19 down, where new character Ray Langston is introduced and Grissom drops the bomb shell that he's leaving CSI. As the final episode in which Grissom will appear I felt that it was a fitting end for the great Bugman.moreless

    First Sara leaves, then Warrick gets murdered, Sara returns but thinks Grissom has tired of their relationship so she leaves again, then Hank (and Grissom) fall into a depression. For me this was my final episode of CSI. With only three original cast members left, it's just not the same. Langston is a good character but he can't fill Grissom's shoes. The story line itself was good. It resolved the cliffhanger from the previous episode and shed some light on the murders from another previous episode. I think the second greatest part of the episode was watching Grissom leaving CSI. He'd told Warrick that when he left CSI he'd just be gone, no cake or party at all. He kept his word. The greatest part, in my personal opinion, was watching Grissom walk through the jungle, ignoring the nice bug on the leaf, to a clearing where Sara is. Their hesitation and then reunion was fantastic. It was great that the episode ended with them together. The monkey was cute too.moreless
  • Goodbye Grissom..............

    In this episode of CSI, the following happens. This episode marks the last ever regular appearance of Grissom, thus possibly ending my love of CSI. He team soon find that another couple has gone missing, the boyfriend has been found but the girl friend is still missing.

    We soon see the missing female with the murderer. He is playing mind tricks on her; by making her think that she may survive. The team soon have a suspect, only he has gone "camping" and no-one knows where. His wife is brought into the lab for questioning, but even she doesn't know where he is or the fact that he is a murderer. In the suspect's house, the team find a video tape from the same year when the first murders took place. When they watch it, they see the first couple being tortured. Soon using evidence found on the video tape, the team are able to tell where the female victim is being held. As the killer sees the police approaching he takes his gun and just as he is about to shot and kill the female, the police shot and kill him instead. Yet again, Grissom was able to save the day, using his knowledge. When they lift some of the floorboards in the cabin, they discover more bodies, more victims. Grissom asks the professor if he would like to join the CSI team. We then see Grissom back at the lab, packing up his office. We then see him walking the halls of CSI for the last time. He sees Catherine and Brass together, he smiles at her and she winks back at him. We then see Grissom in Costa Rica, walking through a forest. He has a GPS system in his hand. As he walks through, we see a figure, who turns out to be Sara Sidle. She turns round and sees him, they more toward one another and kiss. Perfect ending for Grissom, finally Grissom and Sara can be together, just like they are supposed to be.moreless
Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne

Dr. Raymond Langston

Guest Star

Jimmi Simpson

Jimmi Simpson

Thomas Donover

Guest Star

Katheryn Winnick

Katheryn Winnick

Maureen Martin

Guest Star

David Berman

David Berman

David Phillips

Recurring Role

Liz Vassey

Liz Vassey

Wendy Simms

Recurring Role

Marc Vann

Marc Vann

Conrad Ecklie

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: The tracking shot of the camera on the jungle's trail disturbs the vegetation causing movement of leaves and small branches.

    • Goof: When Grissom throws down his backpack, Sara is holding her camera on the carrying strap. But just a second later in the same scene she has a grip on the camera's lens when they're embracing and kissing.

    • Pre production title for this episode was Mole.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Hodges (as Grissom is cleaning out his office): Okay. So this is really real. Fine. So, as your friend and colleague I feel that it is my obligation to inform you what a colossal mistake you're making.
      Grissom: Hodges...
      Hodges: Guys like us just don't get to hang it up. This job is who we are. We are the thin blue line between order and chaos. You take yourself out of the equation, who knows what's gonna happen. That's the Butterfly Effect. You taught me that. The bad guys will win more if we don't have you. Who is Watson without Sherlock Holmes?
      Grissom: Watson was a genius in his own right. ... It's the right time for me to go.
      Hodges: Okay. (walks out)

    • Grissom: A penny for your thoughts?
      Langston (points): He was sitting right there. He was looking at me, I was looking at him. All I saw was another student.
      Grissom: That's all I saw.
      Langston: I guess I'm tired of getting fooled.
      Grissom: People lie, Professor. The only thing that we can count on is the evidence.
      Langston: Thank you for letting me help. It was... Well, it was something that I really needed to do. (starts to walk away)
      Grissom: Hey... I don't know if you'd have any interest, but we have a job position open in our lab.
      Langston: You're serious? (Grissom nods) I can't imagine myself as a cop.
      Grissom: We're not cops. We come from a wide variety of backgrounds. You're a medical doctor, you're totally qualified. It's an entry level position, the hours are terrible, the pay is bad.
      Langston: But money's not exactly the object, is it?
      Grissom: I think that you'd be a great help to CSI and you might really enjoy it.
      Langston: I'll think on it.

    • Haskell: Professor Langston, how good to see you. What brings you here?
      Langston: I came to gloat. (sets photos on the table) Please, come in, Nate. ... We got these from a videotape of one of your kills. It's hard to believe, isn't it? Now, in all fairness, you did say that only dummies take souvenirs. And Gerald Toliver was a pretty dumb guy, maybe that's why Tom Donover killed him. You know, I've been thinking that maybe, that's the reason Tom Donover decided to follow in your footsteps, and carry on your work. ... Anyway, none of that really matters now, because (starts laying out more photos) as you can see, we found your house in Lake Mead. And we have Tom and the girl, she's alive.
      Haskell: Then what do you need me for?
      Langston: Closure. You once told me you've been thinking about it a lot, well I've been thinking about it, too. I need you to tell us where the girl's bodies are buried, Nate.
      Haskell: I see. So you're working with that cop now?
      Langston: We're gonna find them eventually, you know that. We'll dig, we'll dredge the lake, we'll tear that house of yours down to the studs if we have to. Now, why don't you save us the trouble? Tell us what we need to know. Look, maybe I could get something out of it for you.
      Haskell: Like what? You gonna reduce two consecutive life terms down to one?
      Langston: Like maybe I could guarantee that this isn't the last conversation that you'll have with someone who isn't shoving your food through a hole in the door. I promise you, Nate, you don't tell me what I need to know and the only person who will hear the sound of your voice again is gonna be you.
      Haskell: ... You follow the fence in the backyard.
      Langston: To where?
      Haskell: To where, what? There is no fence in the backyard. ... You thought you could make me slip up again and give you somethin' you want. You thought that you could get inside of my head? A person has to do what I've done to understand me. You have no idea what I've started. I'm a teacher, too. My students are everywhere, they're out there. I'll cut them free, I'm spreading the word, by the time you find them it'll be too late and there will just be more blood on your hands.
      Langston: Get him out of here.
      Haskell: She's already dead.
      Langston: Get him out of here!

    • Grissom: Have Archie pull stills of the house, get 'em to every local unit in the area and have them check with real estate offices, see if anybody can reconize it.
      Langston: Reconize what? A house with a window in it? Marueen Masters is running out of time and the only person who can get us to where she is, is Nate Haskell.
      Catherine: This is the most fun Haskell's had in a decade. He's not going to help us, it's a waste of time.
      Langston: What we're doing now is a waste of time.

    • Catherine (on the phone): Hey, Henry, it's Catherine. Grissom said that you were testing tissue samples from the DJK victims for the presents of some incapacitating agent?
      Henry: Uh, yes. Actually, I just finished. Dr. Langston was right. They all showed high levels of...
      Catherine: Salvia divinorum?
      Henry: Usually Grissom does that. Are you buckin' for a promotion?
      Catherine: Yes or no, Henry?
      Henry: Uh, sorry. It's an intense hallucinogenic, it'll knock you on your ass for ten or fifteen minutes. (Catherine hangs up)

    • Hodges: Well, this feels familiar. You, me, a serial killer. ... Who's he?
      Grissom: Dr. Ray Langston, he's a consultant on the Dick and Jane case.
      Hodges (to Langston): We usually don't need a consultant. When the team gets a case like this, we go into hyperdrive. That's why we get up in the morning. I can't imagine my life without it. (Grissom makes a face at him)

    • Tom (to Maureen, after she tries to escape): The only way through that door is to break it down. I've locked us both in here on purpose. There are a few windows around, you could probably try those but that would be dangerous because I would shoot you in the back of the head.

    • Catherine: You know, if you're already a serial killer's accomplice, why take a class on serial killing?
      Greg: Maybe because he screwed up with Ian and Justine, big time.

    • Grissom: You ever have the feeling that you were being watched? Even in a crowded room, someone making eye contact with you just for a second, triggers a powerful response. It's the brain filtering through a mass of visual information, telling you what's important.
      Catherine: Yeah, like which predator wants to eat you.
      Grissom: If Haskell was communicating with someone in this class, I'm betting that they made eye contact with each other, more than once.

    • Langston: Dr. Grissom, I don't like feeling like an accomplice to murder, you told me you'd keep me in the loop and I intend to keep you to that.
      Grissom: You don't have to. I've arranged with the lab to retain your services as a special consultant. We need all the good brains that we can get. What do you think?
      Langston: Oh, I'm in.

    • Grissom: I need a favor. It's something that you're gonna have to clear with the Sheriff.
      Ecklie: What do you have bugs in my office?
      Grissom: No. I have bugs in my office.
      Ecklie: What?
      Grissom: What are we talking about?
      Ecklie: Sheriff Burdick is reorganizing the department, from now on the crime lab will report directly to him. ... He just made me the new Undersheriff.
      Grissom: Congratulations, Conrad. And I have a great idea for your first official act. (the shot is of with Grissom and Langston, Grissom made Ecklie have Langston help on the case)

    • Greg: Griss, I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate you puttin' me out in the field.
      Grissom: I'm sure there were times you wished I probably didn't.
      Greg (laughs): Well, it changed my life.

    • Nick: Strange time to be star gazin' don't 'ya think?
      Grissom: Ansel Adams often forgot when he took his photographs, so a bunch of astronomers tried to figure it out by using the image itself. By referencing the moon's position in relation to known landmarks, and lunar tables, they were able to determine the date and time the photos were taken. I thought that we could reverse the science. (picks up the video tape) We know when this was made. Maybe the moon can tell us where.
      Nick: Forensic astronomy? (they both share a chuckle) I will never forget the things you've taught me.
      Grissom: You're the best student I ever had, Nick. (Nick is clearly touched) Let's see if we can figure this out.

    • Nick: I'm gonna get this back to the lab.
      Catherine: You look exhausted. Why don't you let me take care of that?
      Nick: No, no, no. I'm fine. I'll push to that. It's just... It feels like Grissom's last big game, you know? (pauses) I wanna win it for him.

  • NOTES (6)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Ještě jedna (One More)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: March 22, 2009 on Channel 9
      Norway: March 31, 2009 on TVNorge
      Latin America: April 6, 2009 on AXN
      Sweden: April 13, 2009 on Kanal 5
      Germany: October 15, 2009 on RTL
      Finland: October 21, 2009 on MTV3
      Spain: November 17, 2009 on AXN
      Czech Republic: March 11, 2010 on TV Nova

    • Music Featured In This Episode:
      This Years Love - David Gray

    • Despite not being credited for this episode, Jorja Fox (Sara Sidle) does appear towards the end when her character is reunited with Gil Grissom (William Petersen).

      She is credited at the end of the episode. (Probably not to give away what will happen to Grissom when he retires.)

    • With Grissom leaving this episode, Catherine, Nick, Greg, Doc Robbins, and Brass are the only star characters left from Season 1. Also, Catherine becomes the new supervisor.

    • William Peterson (Gil Grissom) makes his last appearance as a series regular.


    • Greg: Griss, I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate you puttin' me out in the field.
      Grissom: I'm sure there were times you wished I probably didn't.

      This is reference to the episodes Fannysmackin'(season 7 episode 4) and Post Mortem (s7 e7). In Fannysmackin' Greg gets beaten by a gang after he's been forced to run down on one of them for self-defense. On Post Mortem Greg has to attend hearing concerning that incident and although his action are found excusable, he later gets served with a lawsuit from the victims family.