CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 1 Episode 23

The Strip Strangler

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM May 17, 2001 on CBS



  • Quotes

    • Grissom: You're going to bait this guy with a human being? This is your big FBI plan?
      Agent Culpepper: Before he kills again, yes. Got a better idea?
      Grissom: Understanding him first, completely, so that we can get out ahead of him.
      Agent Culpepper: And if he kills again while we're trying to understand him?
      Grissom: Well, I'm sorry, but he's not going to kill my CSI.
      Sara: I'm going to do it, Grissom. I want to.
      Grissom: You want to put yourself in the path of a psychotic killer?
      Sara: I'm trained in weaponless defense.
      Grissom: Too bad, because that's what turns him on -- women fighting back. Gives him a greater sense of power when he makes his final kill.
      Sara: Grissom ...
      Grissom: Sit down, Sara.
      Agent Culpepper: Okay. If we're to follow your line of thinking are you out ahead of him?
      Grissom: Not yet. He knows just enough about forensics to be dangerous. He thinks he's throwing us off track by planting confederate hairs. He probably shaves his head maybe his entire body as DNA protection. He may gag his victims using a garden-variety bath towel which he then takes with him as part of his murder kit. He will go after another tall brunette and the torture will be worse. But this time, he won't ejaculate. At least not at the scene.
      Agent Culpepper: At home, later. He's learning control.
      Sara: Think he knows his next victim?
      Grissom: Signature killers always know their next victim. But they don't know him (turns to Sara) ... until he tortures, rapes and kills them.