CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 3 Episode 18

Precious Metal

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Apr 03, 2003 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Goof: When Sara and Catherine are viewing Christian Cutler's DOD record, Christian's name is spelled 'Christian' everywhere except the bottom, where it's misspelled 'Christain.'

    • Luna Cable, Nigel Crane's place of employment from the Season 2 episode"Stalker," appears in Keith Mercer's cell phone records.

    • In this episode we learn that Grissom has worked in Minnesota.

    • Goof: When Warrick is spraying for blood at the house of the coin collection, he starts numbering the foot prints that appear with yellow marker cards. When he lays down number 4, he very openly drops it. The card lands fallen on its side, but don't you think he would fix it if he were going to document the evidence in a photo?

  • Quotes

    • Brass: With all this wind and weather, any evidence of the dump is long gone.
      Grissom (nods towards the barrel): We got evidence. Signed, sealed and delivered.

    • (finding the body in the barrel)
      Catherine: Soap mummy.
      Grissom: Adipocere, a.k.a. Mortuary wax. This is what you get when fatty tissue decomposes in an alkaline environment with limited oxygen.
      Catherine: All you need is a little moisture and enough time. Anaerobic bacteria digest body fats, converting them into a waxy solid. Kind of like the way they make vegetable shortening.
      Brass: I'll never eat another french fry again.

    • Grissom: So, let's see. You surf, you scuba dive. You're into latex, you like fashion models and Marilyn Manson. And you also have a coin collection?
      Greg: Weird, ha?
      Grissom: Well, I race cockroaches.

    • Grissom: What happened to your enthusiasm, Greg?
      Greg: Well, everytime I make a DNA match in here my world gets a little smaller. Out there I felt large.
      Grissom: Out there... means a pay cut.
      Greg: It's not about the money.
      Grissom: That's good to know.

    • Ginger: I'm at home with this. (hands her a picture of a guy)
      Catherine: Does it have a name or did it come with the wallet?
      Ginger: Pretty funny for a scientist.

    • Catherine: I know what it must've been like for you having created something only to lose it.
      Luke: Lemme guess, you have a kid?
      Catherine: Yes, I have a daughter.
      Luke: And you think that just because you squeezed a baby out from between your legs you know how I feel. That's biology, any animal could do that.
      Catherine: Uh-huh.
      Luke: I took a thought from my head and made it real. It was... perfect.
      Catherine: Then I guess the only flaw was you.

    • (At a robot battle)
      Catherine: Metal objects, money and testosterone.
      Brass: We got a room full of murder suspects.

    • (In the autopsy room, looking over fragmented bones)
      Dr. Robbins: You want a breast or a thigh?
      Catherine: It's your kitchen.

    • Dr. Robbins: Hand me that foot there, would you?

    • Nick: Hey, Sara, I don't want to cross any lines here, but, uh, I've got this buddy who's not going out with anybody...
      Sara: No. No, no, forget it.
      Nick: He's a cool guy.
      Sara: No.
      Nick: I mean, you don't ...
      Sara: No, Nick ...
      Nick: Listen, just hear me out for a second.

    • Catherine: Hello.
      Bouncer: The cover's 25 bucks each.
      Brass (pointing at his badge): I got a coupon.

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