CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 7 Episode 7

Post Mortem

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Nov 09, 2006 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Episode Title: Post Mortem

      The title of this episode means, "after death," can refer to both cases. The miniature crime scene arrived after the death of the victim, as opposed to the previous crime, and the inquest was about and held after the death of Demetrius James.

    • The event that Greg's trial relates to is from the earlier Season 7 episode "Fannysmackin'."

    • Goof: When the woman first falls through the glass, she obviously breaks it all, toward the bottom of the window. Then her position changes and there is cracked glass in place. We then see several more shots of the dead woman, none of which have matching blood spatter or position of her body.

    • Goof: When Greg is asked to read the transcript of his radio report of the incident, it's not pointed out that dispatch advised Greg to wait for backup. Since departmental policy was called into question, this might have been a relevant point.

  • Quotes

    • Grissom (on finding the victim's lung covered with tumors during autopsy): Man! Her cancer had cancer. I guess she liked smoking more than living, huh?
      Doc Robbins: Or she wanted to die with a cigarette in her mouth.

    • Valerie Nichols (after the jury ruled the case excusable): Excusable. You see, excusable is a lawful act with no intention to kill. Justifable means that the action was the only alternative. That's what they should have found.
      Greg: It's okay. I think they may have it right.

    • Greg: This isn't a trial, it's a circus.
      Sofia: Yeah, starring the mother.
      Greg: I feel like I should say something?
      Sofia: Like what?
      Greg: I don't know.
      Sofia: Sorry? You're gonna apologize to the mother of a guy who beat one man to death and was tryin' to do the same to you? That's as good as saying you're guilty and setting yourself up for one hell of a civil suit besides. You did nothing wrong.
      Greg: I just wanna be able to sleep again.
      Sofia: We put ourselves in harms way every single day and sometimes we pay one hell of a price for surviving it. Other people will never understand that.

    • (At Greg's hearing)
      Juror: So this was a death at the hands of another?
      Doc Robbins: Yes.
      Juror: And what do you call that kind of death?
      Doc Robbins (sighs and pauses): A homicide. (looks over at Greg)

    • Catherine: Hey, Grissom said you could use some help. What haven't you done?
      Sara: The rest of the house. (smiles)

    • Sara: There's nothing particularly valuable here.
      Grissom (looking at the victim): Well, there used to be.

    • Greg: Hey boss, unless you need me for something, I'm going to take off.
      Grissom: Yeah. Take off that suit, too. And Greg, you did a good job.
      Greg: I'm glad you think so. (Grissom and Sara exchange a glance)

    • (Grissom is studying the miniature crime scene when Hodges enters the room)
      Hodges: I know that look. You just figured something out. (looks in the mini replica) This is much better than the dead rock star kitchen. The whole al fresco thing. Come on share. Please?
      Grissom: Look carefully at the back of the doll and the pillow on the back of the chair. There appears to be remnants of glue on both.
      Hodges: So the doll was originally glued to the back of the chair.
      Grissom: I think that the killer expected the victim to die in this chair.
      Hodges: Well, if that's the case how did the killer expect to...kill her?

    • (Sara and Grissom are looking at the two crime scene models)
      Sara: If one was horrifying, what is two?
      Grissom: Possible serial killer.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Post mortem

    • International Airdates:
      Denmark: December 8, 2006 on Kanal 5
      Czech Republic: October 9, 2008 on TV Nova

    • Music Featured In This Episode:
      Lollipop- The Chordettes
      Word Up- Willis
      It's the End of the World as We Know It- R.E.M.
      Mad World- Gary Jules and Michael Andrews

  • Allusions

    • Catherine (when finding the vic's many pill bottles): I hope I die before I get old.

      "I hope I die before I get old" is a line from the song "My Generation" by The Who who also perform the theme songs for all three CSI shows.

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