CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 13 Episode 6

Pick and Roll

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Nov 07, 2012 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

The Coach of the West Las Vegas University basketball team is a difficult, imperious, petty tyrant with a complicated personal life -- and when he's found bludgeoned to death in his locker room, Detective Russell's son Charlie is the prime suspect.

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  • DB and the team investigate the brutal murder of a college basketball coach. DB is stunned to learn his son Charlie is a supect in the case.

    As usual Ted Danson is excellent. In this episode he gives yet another in a long line of great performances. I like the fact that DB is a family man because the scenes where he is dealing with his personal life are a great addition to the show rather than a distraction. The reason why I am giving this episode only an average rating is because I felt there were many problems. The first being the basketball coach. Could the coach be any more of a contrived character than he was? Give me a break please. The opening scene made it crystal clear who the killer was. When the coach overstepped his authority and had the president and the booster kicked out it could not have been more obvious that one of them was the killer. Also Charlie Russell's girlfriend was another contrivance (But she is BEAUTIFUL!). A sex therapist/prostitute? Mistress Z?!. Come on! The whole thing about the coach enjoying acting and being treated like a horse just freaked me out. People are very frightening, aren't they? "Pick and Roll" is not a terrible episode, but at the same time it is not one of my favorites. Oh well, they can't all be killers.moreless
  • D.B Russell's son becomes a suspect in a tough case.

    When a coach of a basketball team is murdered things get personal for Russell when his son becomes a suspect because he assaulted the coach hours before his death.The CSI's have to go through a long list of suspects because everyone at one point wanted him dead.When Russell believes his sons new girlfriend Vanessa is the killers he learns that she is actually a hooker but didn't tell his son after she broke up with him.In the end they find the killer who turns out to be Rob Austin who killed the coach because he wouldn't play a certain player.moreless
  • did the writers from House get a new job ?

    the boss' son is a suspect, the prime suspect, and the boss doesn't recuse himself ?
Peri Gilpin

Peri Gilpin

Barbara Russell

Guest Star

Brandon W. Jones

Brandon W. Jones

Charlie Russell

Guest Star

Robert Mammana

Robert Mammana

Coach Tom Burns

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Brass: To put a bullet in a guy's manhood, good luck with a jury. You sure you don't want to call your lawyer now?
      Linda: I don't need a lawyer, because I haven't done anything wrong.
      Brass: In the eyes of God? I don't think so. State of Nevada looks pretty bad, too.

    • Sara: Oxford sleeping with the coach's wife, but the coach has his own thing going on with Vanessa.
      Nick: Everybody should be happy.
      Sara: In theory. But, uh, simple math gets complicated sometimes, when passions are involved.

    • D.B.: How many times have I told you, there's nothing that could happen in the world that you couldn't come and tell me about.
      Charlie: You also told me to be my own person, to fight my own fights, to live my own life, dad.
      D.B.: If you don't know the difference between being independent and being honest, then I don't know what to say to you. I really don't.

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