CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 9 Episode 16

Turn, Turn, Turn

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Mar 05, 2009 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Nick's birthday is on February 9.

    • Goof: When Nick is out in the rain his pants are wet, the cap is dripping and his jacket is soaked, but when he gets inside he's all dry.

    • Goof: The candle keeps growing smaller even though no one lights it up again. It's possible that the sun could do that, but then the wick wouldn't have decreased too.

  • Quotes

    • Greg: You do know that the crime scene's in the next room? I always look for the yellow tape.
      Nick (points to the ceiling): There's something dead up there, Greg. And it's big, heavy and smells awful and one of us has to go up there and get it.
      Greg: You know what? It's your birthday. (climbs into the ceiling to find a really decomposed body, turns to Nick) I'm keepin' that gift card.

    • Grissom (on Nick's voicemail): I just spent two hours testifying about decapitation by blown tire, and I realized somethin', happy birthday, pal.

    • (After hearing sex noises from the motel room next to their crime scene, Riley goes to question them about anything they might have heard. She knocks and the man answers. The woman is on the bed. Riley is noticeably flustered)
      Riley: Hi. I am from the lime crab--uh...crab lime. No, I am from the crime lab.

    • Haley: Figure it out yet?
      Nick: No, no not yet Haley.
      Haley: You can tell me. I'm not scared of that stuff.
      Nick: I can see that.
      Nicole Jones: (from outside) Haley, leave the man alone.
      Haley (rolls her eyes): If it were up to her, I'd be locked in my room all day. But I told her, forensics is just science, you know? It's what you go to school for. But, you don't look like my chem teacher.
      Nick: Thanks, I think.

    • Langston: You alright?
      Nick: She didn't have to die, Ray.
      Langston: You're right, she didn't have to die. ... You aren't beating yourself up about this, are you?
      Nick: If I could've figured out what was goin' on in Tana Carrow's murder sooner, then Nicole Jones would've been locked up. Haley would still be alive.
      Langston: I knew you were a fellow masochist. Tell me what your favorite form of self-flagellation is? I'll tell you what I like to do, get on the internet, go on a website, movie site, find my favorite movie of the moment. And then I like to read all the comments telling me why I'm wrong, have such terrible taste and when I really can't sleep, I like to sculpt orchids because it's the only thing that will silence the voices in my head.
      Nick: But tonight, there's only one voice, ... (starts to cry) and she keeps asking me 'What happened, what happened?'
      Ray: What happened is a young girl died because of events that were set in motion long before she was ever born. It doesn't make it feel any better does it? You know Nick, everyone keeps telling me what this job isn't. How you feel right now, tells me what it is. I'm so sorry, Nick.

    • Haley: So what happened?
      Nick: What's your name?
      Haley: Haley. What's yours?
      Nick: Nick.
      Haley: Nick, so what happened?
      Nick: Well Haley, that's what I have to figure out.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Dál, dál, dál (Onwards, Onwards, Onwards)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Norway: May 12, 2009 on TVNorge
      Brazil: May 18, 2009 on AXN
      Latin America: May 18, 2009 on AXN
      Australia: May 24, 2009 on Channel 9
      Sweden: May 25, 2009 on Kanal 5
      Slovakia: July 5, 2009 on JOJ
      Finland: December 2, 2009 on MTV3
      Spain: December 29, 2009 on AXN
      Germany: March 18, 2010 on RTL
      Czech Republic: April 22, 2010 on TV Nova

    • William Peterson's voice was used in this episode, via a phone call telling Nick "Happy Birthday", of course the scene was set a year before Langston joined the CSI team.

    • Music Featured In This Episode:
      You're Not Sorry (remix)- Taylor Swift
      The Lovely Machine- Head Popping Through

    • Pre-production title name of Basket Case.

  • Allusions

    • Grissom (on Nick's voicemail): I just spent two hours testifying about decapitation by blown tire, and I realized somethin', happy birthday, pal.

      This is a reference to the Season 8 episode "A La Cart" in which a kid died while riding a go kart on the freeway and lost his head, the cause of his decapitation was because an 18-wheeler blew a tire, and the rubber from the tire snapped the kid's head off.

    • Episode Title: Turn, Turn, Turn

      Turn! Turn! Turn! is a song written by Pete Seeger with lyrics taken from the Bible in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.