CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 6 Episode 22

Time of Your Death

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM May 04, 2006 on CBS
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Episode Summary

A high roller who spent the night with a woman he had just met is found dead on the loading dock of the casino where he was staying. The investigation reveals that the victim won $10,000 in a pool game and was an assistant to a respected movie producer.moreless

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  • Grissom and the team investigate the apparent murder of a man found dead in the Palermo hotel loading dock. The course of the investigation reveals a fantasy gone horribly wrong.

    I have said in many of my previous reviews how many episodes of CSI are very well written and this episode is definitely no exception. I was hooked from beginning to end. The episode is in a way a fantasy for the viewer as well as the character Jeffrey Powell. While seeing Powell's fantasy come to life the viewer begins to think about what would be the perfect fantasy for themselves and oh, the possibilities. This episode also makes the viewer think of that old saying "Be careful what you wish for, you may get it."!moreless
  • Only in Vegas!

    The episode was great and is leading up to the big season finale. The poor guy and his fantasy got him killed. The cars were cool and too bad they werent shown more. This episode showed that there are feelings between Grissom and Sara, but are afraid to act on them. Well maybe not so much Sara as Grissom. Have I missed something, I mean was he hurt by a woman in the past or what? The whole ending when the gang was talking about fantasies and the looks Grissom and Sara gave each other was very sweet. Grissom needs to let his guard down just a little.moreless
  • Brilliant!

    This episode is like a milestone. The case was quite interesting (even if the build-up was better than the actual cause of death) and there was some really classic moments - Hodges flirting with Catherine, Greg and Sara's car comments, David and the shorts - but (certainly for me) the whole point of the episode was that it was an excuse to build up the relationship between Sara and Grissom (after six years it's about time!).

    It's great that they're finally giving the GSR fans something to go on other than asides and innuendo. Also, it's great to see the characters happy for a change.moreless
  • Everything about it was awesome!!!

    To sum it up, everything about it was awesome. I wasn\'t so pumped about the all-working-on-one-case thing because it wasn\'t high profile, but the specific details about relationships pulled me in. I am a very dedicated GSR fan and that was just the most interesting and fun episode for them yet. The last scene just through me for a loop. I just couldn\'t get over how flirty and beat-around the bush Sara and Grissom were. The writers did an awesome job of writing the interaction so that is leaves it open for the two part season finale. I have to say that that tops my list, for GSR, along with Butterflied (which is the best CSI episode of all time in my opinion).

    After viewing this episode and seeing what the writers did with these two characters, I have no doubt as to how exciting, clif-hanging and powerful the season finale(s) will be. Can\'t wait to see if the writers continue the Grissom/Sara relationship and the rumors about Brass.moreless
  • They really messed with my mind here :)

    I have to admit: In between the episode I got really bored.

    It was a pretty good start though, picking up the evidence, trying to puzzle out what and how could have actually happened to that poor guy.

    But I still feel uncomfortable with the concept of letting 6 CSIs 1 captain and 1 detective working on one case. It wasn\'t even high profile.

    But I am always the first to complain, if I don\'t get to see one of them, so I pay the price. I liked the interaction very much, i.e. Superdave and Warrick arguing about who takes the whiff, Hodges kind of heating up the air with Catherine, Archie with his back asleep, Brass and his \"Don\'t tell me nothing\"-attitude, Greg fantazising about his birthday surprise.

    In fact all in all I really had fun watching the episode.

    And it was all so tinted in blue light again :)

    But in the end they left me speechless.

    This is due to my infatuation for the dynamics between Grissom and Sara. I got plain nervous when they interviewed Capriece, all the looks they exchanged. I was like \"Did I miss something profound?\"

    And what a scene to end the episode. They exchanged some really double meaning look there. And all those allusions in between, OMG, are they messing with the minds of the GSR-shippers, or did they finally give in and go for it?moreless
Julie Benz

Julie Benz

Heidi Wolff

Guest Star

Jocko Sims

Jocko Sims

Lenny Andretti

Guest Star

Shawn Michael Patrick

Shawn Michael Patrick

Hotel Manager

Guest Star

Archie Kao

Archie Kao

Archie Johnson

Recurring Role

David Berman

David Berman

David Phillips

Recurring Role

Louise Lombard

Louise Lombard

Sofia Curtis

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • In this episode, Greg hints that Grissom should follow the movie producer's example and buy his employees fantasies in order to be a "very cool boss." Sara replies to this by noting that Greg has a birthday coming up. Greg's birthday is noted to be May 5th, the day after the episode first aired.

    • The email address Catherine uses when logged into the search engine, when searching for "Caprice Unlimited" is 1140apt6@gmail.com.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Randy Bolen: Ten grand.
      Sofia: That's a lot of money for a guy like you.
      Randy Bolen: I've had worse nights.
      Sofia (chuckles): Yeah, I'm sure you have. You're having one now.

    • Catherine: So what's a guy dressed for a party, with a key to this hotel, doing out here?
      Grissom: I don't know. But the party's over.

    • David (after finding a stain on Jeffrey's boxers): Mom was right; always wear clean ones because you never know what could happen. What do you think that is?
      Warrick: Why don't you take a whiff?
      David: Why am I always the guy who has to sniff the shorts?
      Warrick: Because it's your job.
      David: You do it.
      Warrick (laughs and smells the shorts): Red wine.

    • Catherine: They probably thought that they just taught him a lesson.
      Grissom: They did: Don't confuse fantasy with reality.
      Greg: Well, hush money or not, you have to admit that whole fantasy night thing was a pretty cool gift from a very generous boss. (looks towards Grissom, who makes a face)
      Sara (smirking): Greg, don't you have a birthday coming up?
      Greg: Why, yes, Sara, I do.
      Catherine: I'm thinking, ear-shredding rock, a beautiful model, boatloads of sushi and...latex.
      Greg: Eh, that was last year.
      Grissom: I think fantasies are best kept private. (Grissom looks at Sara)
      (Nick comes in and they talk about the case a little)
      Nick: The biggest fantasy here in Vegas is that everything happens by chance. Nothing here happens by chance. The odds are set before you even walk off the plane. (leaves)
      Greg: You know, I'd settle for a birthday breakfast.
      Catherine: Now, that is a fantasy.

    • Sara: Please tell me there are something more to this guys and cars thing, besides the obvious penis extension metaphors.
      Greg: So you want me to lie?

    • (Archie stands up)
      Grissom: What are you doin'?
      Archie: I've been lookin' at video three days solid now. My butt fell asleep.
      (They review some more video tape and find something)
      Grissom: Well, call me Ishmael.
      Archie: Why?
      Grissom: You need to read more, Arch.

    • Caprice (to Grissom and Sara): Oh, and may all your dreams come true.

    • (Talking about pool cue chalk)
      Hodges: The abrasives give grip to the tip for when it hits the ball.
      Catherine: Stop tryin' to make that sound dirty. Our vic had a callus on his hand.
      Hodges: Mm...
      Catherine (cutting him off): Don't. Which means our vic was playin' alot of pool.
      Hodges: So where in this town do you go to shoot stick with a hot blonde and a Ferrari?

    • Catherine (reading website page): "Caprice unlimited. Anything is possible." (Cath picks up the phone) Sounds like a sex business.
      Sara: What are you gonna say?
      Catherine: Uh, something other than "A guy is dead and it looks like you're involved." (she gets a message machine) Not taking calls.

    • Greg: Mick Sheridan the movie producer? I grew up watchin' his action blockbusters--- car chases, ninjas, cyborg death machines. We used to make body armor out of tinfoil, and re-enact the scenes all over the neighborhood. What about you, where you a Green Beret kid? Secret agent?
      Grissom: I'm not tellin'. And stay away from my tinfoil.

    • (Going through the victims hotel room)
      Nick: Pair of jeans, full of holes. Musta been wearin' 'em a long time.
      Catherine: Either that or he just bought 'em and paid a fortune.
      Nick (picks up book): Oh, I remember my first time to Vegas. I got one of these, guide to blackjack. Everybody dreams of hittin' it big out here, don't they?
      Catherine: Yeah, well, if that ever ends you can kiss Vegas goodbye.

    • (Looking at the victim)
      Catherine: Nice clothes.
      Brass: Well, they do make the man.

    • Sofia (referring to the crash): Which means the Ferrari was the faster vehicle.
      Car Dealer: The Ferarri is always the faster vehicle.

    • Nick: Who wouldn't help a hot girl in distress?
      Grissom: Some guys are intimidated by beauty. They fear rejection. (Grissom looks over at Sara)

    • Catherine: Stimulant, erection, and a pain killer. Party in a pill.
      Doc Robbins: Where was that on my wedding night?

  • NOTES (2)


    • Grissom: Well, call me Ishmael.
      Archie: Why?
      Grissom: You need to read more, Arch.

      Grissom, in an earlier point of this scene, referred to a high-stakes gambler as a "whale." Later, when he makes this statement to Archie, he is referring to Herman Melville's Moby Dick about a whaling-boat captain's obsessive search for the "great white whale." The narrator of the story was a young man named Ishmael. A "whale" is a casino slang term used for a high rolling gambler.

    • Catherine (To Greg): I'm thinking, ear-shredding rock, a beautiful model, boatloads of sushi and...latex.

      All these things are things that Greg has been shown to like throughout the show.

    • Episode Title: Time of Your Death

      The title of this episode is a play on the song, "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)," by Green Day.