CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 10 Episode 14


Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Mar 04, 2010 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

The bass player for the band Rascal Flatts is electrocuted on stage during a performance in Vegas. The team investigates whether what happened to the band member was accidental or intentional.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Did 'Rascal Flats' pay for a guest spot or something?

    Painfully out-of-character episode makes the 'panty-sniffer' episode seem subtle by comparison. Despite the occasional bad critical review I write of CSI, I think its a good show- the fact that it has spawned two spinoffs is evidence of its massive appeal- but jeeze, having a music band of 'awkward smiling guys who can't act' as guest stars! Like a previous reviewer pointed out- because they are real people, none of them will be guilty, so there goes half of the mystery. Then as if those cameos weren't enough special guest stars for one night, 'Hey, there's Cameron from Ferris Bueller!" I actually fell asleep about five minutes before the end of this episode... I considered rewinding it to find out whodunnit and then I realized that I did not care.moreless
  • Shockingly bad. I am a huge fan of this show and this episode is the worst one I have ever watched. There was potential for two great stories here, but instead we get one obvious whodoneit and one messy, suspenseless CIA spook "thriller."moreless

    The set up of having a real world band in the episode was novel, but they failed the plot by not offering any other viable suspects for the crime, since it is obvious that none of the real world stars are going to be guilty. And the CIA plot was so unpolished that is felt tact on and messy. I wish they would have split this into 2 separate episodes so that each one could have a proper build up of tension, a collection of viable suspects, and enough depth to make the episode interesting.

    I gave them 2 points because the scene with the uber fan girl was funny.moreless
  • Oh my god!!!! I loved this episode!!!!

    Oh my god!!!! I loved this episode!!! I have never watched this show before this episode!!!! I love Rascal Flatts and it was so amazing to watch them in figure out how, why and who eletrocuted Jay from Rascal Flatts!!!!! I was glued to my PC screen until the show was over and then I couldn't get the episode out of my head. I will most likely watch it over and over again since I can';t get enough of Rascal Flatts and they are soooo hot!!!! I don't think that I will watch any other episode of CSI except this one.moreless
  • The bass player for the band Rascal Flatts is eletrocuted on stage during a performance. Catherine, Stokes and Saunders begin to suspect that the incident was intentional. Elsewhere, Sara and Langston investigate the apparent murder of a CIA agent.moreless

    The worst episode of the season and possibly the worst episode of the entire series. It could not have been more obvious who the guilty party was in the eletrocution of the Rascal Flatts bassist. As soon as the band's bass technician smiled when he took the bassist's place, I knew he was responsible. No surprises whatsoever. The second story focusing on the death of the former CIA Director was just as bad. Laurence Fisburne gives a flat and uninspired performance here. His worst since joining the show last season. I certainly hope things get better from here. Terrible episode.moreless
Will Patton

Will Patton

CIA Associate Director Craig Halliday

Guest Star

Rascal Flatts

Rascal Flatts


Guest Star

Brent Briscoe

Brent Briscoe

Travis Murray

Guest Star

Jorja Fox

Jorja Fox

Sara Sidle

Recurring Role

Archie Kao

Archie Kao

Archie Johnson

Recurring Role

Jon Wellner

Jon Wellner

Henry Andrews

Recurring Role

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: When Langston finds the CIA agent's watch, the camera pans in on the face of the watch, which clearly says "Kampfflieger" in German. But Langston says "Kampfgeschwade" or something like that. First, it should be "Kampfgeschwader", which means bomber squadron or flight squadron. The real word on the watch "Kampfflieger", means fighter pilot. Silly.

    • Goof: Jay is right-handed - the CSI shot shows the current travelling down his right arm through the fingers he is using to pluck the strings of the bass guitar. This is backed up in the hospital, where he shows the fingers of his right hand and the tips of them are burned. However, when the CSIs go to collect the bass from the fan girl, the burned skin on the strings is up on the fret bar, where his left hand would have been.

    • Contrary to what is said in this episode, Consular employees and officers do NOT have diplomatic immunity.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Ray: I bet if we dug a little deeper we'd find out that Larry wanted to be just like his father even though he hated him.
      Sara: Well we always see something from both parents in ourself.
      Ray: Even if it's more than you'd like to admit.

    • Archie: So, even though we're on a secure network someone hacked Hodges' computer.
      Hodges: Why me?
      Archie: Well, maybe it's because you like to surf more outside sites than anyone else in the lab.
      Hodges: It's all research.
      Catherine: Archie can't you just trace the source of the hack?
      Archie: With time.
      Hodges: Well, if I'm not needed I have to go delete some personal files.

    • German: We're consulate officlas. We're protected by dipolmatic immunity.
      Sara: Why don't you be dipolmatic and throw the guns out?

    • Brass: What do you need from me, Mr. Halloday?
      Craig Halloday: Well, I think that you need something from me. An apology. I offered CSI my full cooperation and I hate always being the bad guy.
      Brass: Oh, don't worry about it. I'm always the bad guy around here.

    • Greg: Just got off the phone with the head porter over at the Palarmo. One of his guys seen this chick dumpster diving last night. Thought the website on her t-shirt was pretty funny. Rascalflattspsychobitch.com
      Nick (chuckles): That is pretty funny.

    • Sara (picking up plastic pieces): If these are from the missing canoe, then it has a hole in it.
      Ray: An ax could put a hole in this. In that case, the ax and the canoe are both probably at the bottom of the lake.
      Sara: Maybe not, actually. Uh, canoes today are made with floatation devices on each end. Grissom and I take canoe trips, we went looking for bugs in a canoe on our honeymoon. Uh, point is... canoes today don't always sink.

    • Sara: If Vance Colton was murdered, why would the CIA wanna cover it up?
      Ray: Maybe they were looking for something here, in the house. Something they thought the killer was after.
      Sara: If they were looking for something specific, why not just take it? I mean, we would never know.
      Ray: They took everything. They either didn't know what they were looking for or they didn't want anyone to know what they took.

    • Nick: You know, this is starting to look a lot like a conspriacy to me, fellas.
      Gary: Don't look at me like that.
      Nick: Like what? I'm not even looking at you, man.
      Gary: Then why am I sweatin'?
      Nick: You tell me.

    • Ray (running fingerprints): I've seen 'access denied', but 'access restricted'?
      Sara: Denied is 'get lost.' Restricted... that's like a fence you wanna climb over.

    • Catherine: Alright, Joe Dunn, why don't you tell us what happened?
      Joe Dunn: Well, Jay wants to do his own project. Uh, take a little time away from the band, threw it on us last night.
      Gary: And we didn't think it was very cool so we tried to kill him.
      Joe Dunn: Dude, they're cops.

    • Catherine: May I see your hands?
      Jay: You can see whatever you wanna see, you're gorgeous.
      Catherine (noticing his wedding ring): And you're married.

    • Guy: I was just workin' in my garage, man and something just blew up in my hand. Do you think they can put my fingers back on?
      Greg: Well, the good news is that you brought them with you.

    • Doc Robbins: Put down the saw! Step away from the guitar. You were about to commit murder on an immaculate '62 Fender jazz bass with the original factory paint.
      Nick: So, what?
      Doc Robbins: For someone from the Great State of Texas, you show very little respect for a true American art form.
      Nick: Hey, just 'cause I'm from Texas doesn't mean I like country music.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Nezmar (Fireball)

    • FeaturedMusic:
      Unstoppable- Rascal Flatts
      In Da Club - 50 Cent

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: March 4, 2010 on CTV
      United Kingdom: April 13, 2010 on Five
      Latin America: May 3, 2010 on AXN
      Norway: May 4, 2010 on TVNorge
      Finland: November 10, 2010 on MTV3
      Slovakia: December 1, 2010 on JOJ
      Germany: December 16, 2010 on RTL
      Czech Republic: April 14, 2011 on TV Nova
      The Netherlands: July 4, 2011 on RTL 4