Captain Jim Brass
Dr. Al Robbins
Mr. Jim Hilliard
Starting in this episode, Catherine Willows is the Grave Shift supervisor.
After Catherine gives Nick Grissom's old office, he decides to share it with Greg and Riley.
Greg: Are you sure that you're okay with this? I mean, you can still change your mind.
Riley: No, he can't. I said that I'd kill for an office, and I meant it, even a shared one.
Greg: Wow. This is a very classy move, Nick, very classy.
Nick: Aw, you're welcome. There's good energy in here, it'll be nice to share it.
Hodges (walks in, carrying a fetal pig): This belongs here. (sets it on a shelf, and walks out)
Catherine: Brass just closed your arson/murder. The contractor confessed. Nice work.
Catherine (noticing he is looking over evidence): I thought that this one was closed too.
Langston: It is.
Catherine: Then why are you wasting the taxpayer's money? (Ray is silent) I'm kidding. (Ray exhales, and smiles)
Brass (to the victim's wife): You know, it's always sad when a husband gets in the way of his wife's blossoming affair with their contractor.
Nick: Aw, man.
Nick (holding out a spoonful of his cereal so she can see): Look at that. (there's a fly in it) You see that?
Catherine: Yep. (they all laugh)
Greg: I wonder why Grissom loves this place. (they laugh again, Nick eats the spoonful of cereal)
Catherine: You didn't just do that, did you?
Riley (laughs): Ew.
Greg: Check please.
Langston: It's on me. ... The new guy pays, right?
Greg: Only if he's smart.
Greg: I'm tellin' 'ya, every time I turn around one of these unis is givin' us the stink eye.
Nick: Come on, now. You're imagin' that.
Greg: No, I'm not.
Riley: That's what happens when you make a lab geek the Undersheriff.
Catherine: Oh, that job is punishment enough. I actually feel sorry for Ecklie.
Hodges: The residue on the metal disk, is indeed what was found on the glass shards. Zea mays.
Langston: Uh, my botany's a little rusty, but I'd say... Corn?
Hodges: I call it Maize. Are you trying to impress me?
Langston: Did I? (Hodges smirks) So, we've got corn, a Mason jar, a piece of metal roof flashing, and an electrical cord. How do you make a detonator out of that?
Hodges: I don't know.
Langston: You don't know? That's not your reputation, Mr. Hodges.
Catherine (printing a receipt): You sure you don't wanna give this a shot?
Langston: I prefer to watch you.
Catherine: Magnetic powder works best on porous surfaces because it doesn't smear.
Langston: I hear it's all in the wrist.
Catherine: Actually, I think it's all in the fingers, but that's me.
Langston (after a father slaps the back of his son's head): What? It's not our job to protect him?
Riley: His father let us in here without a warrant. And he wasn't breaking any laws. We're here to collect evidence, we're not social workers.
Langston: You bought my book?
Langston: Did you read it?
Langston: Well, I guess that makes you one of the few.
Hodges (to Ray): Well, you certainly have a doctor's handwriting, next time print.
Nick: There is a little no-tell motel around here some where. We found a corpse under the bed, it had been there for about four days. People just went right on usin' the room, until it was too ripe to ignore.
Langston: Did you catch the guy who did it?
Nick: Yeah, yeah, we did, eventually.
Langston: Then that's a good story.
Nick (showing Ray how to dust for fingerprints): It's all in the wrist.
Nick (to Ray, about print powders): What'd you do, try to use all of 'em? In the field you really only need three powders. Black, magnetic, and dragon's blood, if you can't get a print off one of those, you're better off just taking it back to the lab.
Catherine: That's quite a kit you got there, Ray.
Langston: Well, it's my first official shift, I wanna be prepared.
Catherine: Your training coordinator said that you were very thorough. Add this to your check list. Whenever you're on call, have a pen and paper near your bed, along with a change of clothes, ball cap, bottled water, sun block, and make sure you got a Thomas guide inside your vehicle in case your GPS crashes. You don't want your evidence degrading as you're scrabbling to get your act together.
Catherine: So, Nicky, Mr. Eater-of-Flies, I want you to have Grissom's office.
Nick: I thought you were gonna use it.
Catherine: I hate moving.
Nick: I don't know about that, it doesn't really feel right.
Catherine: Well, it may not for awhile, but make it your own.
Ecklie (looking around Grissom's empty office): So where'd it all go? I can't imagine Grissom being all too happy without his irradiated fetal pig.
Catherine: He asked me to send a couple things to the research station in Costa Rica, and the rest is just going into storage at his place.
Ecklie: So, he didn't sell his home?
Catherine: A condo in Vegas? That's 50 cents on the dollar at this point.
Ecklie: Hmm, tell me about it. Well, you've got a blank canvas. You're senior supervisor, it's your office now.
Catherine: Oh, I like the one I have.
Ecklie: Catherine, if you don't want it, fine, but you can't leave it empty, all right? We don't have the space for a shrine.
Doc Robbins (referring to a corpse): Care to do the honors?
Ray: It's been a while since I cut.
Doc Robbins: Eh, it's like destroying a bicycle.
Nick: You know you are not required to wear a tie unless you are in court, right?
Ray: Yes, I know. (pauses) There's something wrong about wearing a tie?
Nick: No, no.
Brass: How's the first day of school going, Professor?
Ray: I'll, uh, tell you at recess.
International Episode Titles:
Czech Republic: Temná šichta (Dark Shift)
DVD Commentary: The new CSI, Raymond Langston, is an opportunity for the writers to re-introduce a lot of the accepted CSI techniques in much more detail, and exposition, than usual. This allows the audience to start afresh and view the CSI team through the eyes of a newbie. This is similar to when Greg became a CSI, but in much more detail as he was already one, just not a field CSI.
Laurence Fishburne joins the main cast as Raymond Langston and has first billing.
Original International Air Dates:
Australia: March 29, 2009 on Channel 9
Norway: April 7, 2009 on TVNorge
Latin America: April 13, 2009 on AXN
Sweden: April 20, 2009 on Kanal 5
Germany: October 22, 2009 on RTL
Finland: October 28, 2009 on MTV3
Spain: November 24, 2009 on AXN
Czech Republic: March 18, 2010 on TV Nova
Music Featured In This Episode:
Tickle It- Mocean Worker
Stay- Shakespear's Sister
William Peterson still says 'Stay tuned for scenes from our next episode...'
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