CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 8 Episode 6

Who & What

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Nov 08, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Grissom and the team join forces with Jack Malone, an FBI Agent from New York to track a serial killer.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Nice crossover

    It had been a while since I watched Without a Trace so it was nice to see Jack Malone in this episode.

    Sara is just losing it. Poor woman. She never got over her personal problems so other people's problems is just too much for her. It is understandable, you just can't blame her. She needs to get out of there before it's too late.

    Not too much of Warrick or Nick, and Hodges as always... Kissing somebody's butt... Jack was a little bit insensitive at the beginning until he saw himself as the parent he is. Then and only then he kind of felt something.

    Let's see what happens in the continuation.moreless
  • CSI Meets Without a Trace in a great Crossover.

    Well i loved this episode. As a fan of both Without a Trace and CSI it was almost a dream come true for the 2 shows to join forces.

    This, the first part focusses more on the CSI side of the investigation with Grissom and his team searching for the killer of a young boy. Jack Malone from the FBI missing persons unit arrives believing this case is related to that of a another boy who was abducted from his home in NYC! This was an amazing episode and the interaction between Grissom and Jack was very intersting and funny at the same time. This episode also shows Sarah beginnig to hate her job and is a great build up to her exit. Overall a top crossover episode with a huge cliffhanger ending that continues over on Without a Trace!moreless
  • Sort of one of my favorites. Not my top 20 but I did like this episode

    The episode before Sara leaves. I love it. It's amazing how Jack automatically new that Sara and Grissom were dating. And all sara did was come in and say Gil and told him about Hank. Yeah Sara really is the only one who calls Grissom Gil, but it took Jack like two seconds to figure it out and it took grissom revealing the affair for the team to figure it out. It was funny watching the team having to work with an FBI agent. Them having to take orders and having them all work together as a team. It shows how much the team has grown together.moreless
  • Oh loved the cross over from CSI and Without A Trace!!


    What a brillient episode! I love CSI and Without A Trace and combining these two shows was a great idea!! I wish Greg was in it though! Greg RULES!! It was funny watching Jack in Gil's office with the pig, I hate that freakin' spider behind his desk too! Normally I can figure out CSI before it ends and thats why I stopped watching it, but I had to watch it with the cross over. I couldn't figure this one out though. The train was a cool link and I knew his son was in the car when he shot that cop. But I didn't want to figure it out cos I knew it went into Without A Trace the next day too. Gil in New York with Jack and his team!! Looks great!moreless
  • Crossover

    I love CSI and Without A Trace so much that I was ecstatic when I found out that the two shows were getting together to do a crossover but I think because I got so excited I became very dissapointed with the outcome. I always love to see Nick and Greg so that was nice but the things I found most intriguing were centered around Jack. The way over the top but necessary interogation and the fact that he instantly knew that Sara and Grissom were a couple despite only just meeting them. It was a good plot line that would have probably gotten a 10 if it had been an average episode of CSI.moreless
Anthony LaPaglia

Anthony LaPaglia

Jack Malone

Guest Star

Kim Beuche

Kim Beuche

Carmen Davis

Guest Star

Brett Coker

Brett Coker

Evan Michaels

Guest Star

Archie Kao

Archie Kao

Archie Johnson

Recurring Role

David Berman

David Berman

David Phillips

Recurring Role

Liz Vassey

Liz Vassey

Wendy Simms

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Goof: At the end of the episode, Grissom says that the boy was abducted at 6 years old, but previously it was stated that he was taken as an infant.

    • In this episode we figure out that Grissom's dog is named Hank.

      Coincidentally, Hank was also the name of the paramedic that Sara dated in Seasons 2 and 3.

    • Goof: When Nick is dusting for fingerprints on the piece of paper, in the casino, he touches it himself - several times - but isn't wearing any gloves.

    • Goof: When Warrick is down at PD, taking Mr. Michael's palm prints. You can see that Warrick failed to get ink on all of the palm.

    • Goof: The CSIs chase a suspect to a train that's pulling out of a railroad spur. The train has a passenger car amid a number of freight cars. This NEVER happens. Other than major metro commuter services, AMTRAK handles almost all passenger railroad business in the United States and its all on passenger only trains. Passenger trains require conductor/ticket takers where freight trains do not.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Grissom: I'm at a railroad spur about a quarter of a mile from the house.
      Jack: You taking a trip?
      Grissom: Carmen Davis's house was next to the tracks, too.
      Jack: So?
      Grissom: Freight trains carry bulk fertilizer. I think your killer is riding the rails.

    • Grissom: I've learned that sometimes you can go faster by going slow.
      Jack: Yeah, well, I like to go faster by going fast. Waiting around is not exactly my best thing.
      Grissom: I gathered that from your interogation technique. You know maybe you should go back to your hotel. Take a nap.
      Jack: Is this your office, really? By choice? It's not some surplus, overflow issue?
      Grissom: What's wrong with my office?
      Jack: Oh, I don't know, uh, why don't you tell me?
      Grissom: That's an radiated fetal pig. I used it to determine the affects of radiation on tissue.
      Jack: For what?
      Grissom: For fun.
      Sara : Hey, Gil I uh sorry. I didn't mean to interrupt.
      Grissom: No, no. It's fine. Jack Malone, FBI. Sara Sidle, CSI.
      Jack: Hi.
      Sara : Hello. I hear your abduction case is now a serial murder.
      Jack: Yeah.
      Sara : Well, uh, I got called into work early, but I did pick up Hank and I took him to the sitter.
      Grissom: Thank you. I'll see you when I see you.
      Sara : Later. (turns and leaves)
      Jack: Is Hank your kid?
      Grissom: Hank's my dog. She walks him for me sometimes.
      Jack: Oh yeah, that's how it starts. I have some experience dating in the workplace.
      Grissom: Really? And, uh, how'd it work out for ya?
      Jack: Undetermined.

    • Warrick: Adoptive parents had no contact with the kidnappers? They were not given any ransom demands?
      Jack: There was no motive. I couldn't even give the parents a reason.
      Grissom: Maybe there isn't one.

    • Nick: Why kidnap a kid, wait six years, then kill him?
      Catherine: Most four-year-olds will do what you tell them. Most ten-year-olds will do what they want.

    • Jack: When I heard about the ViCAP hit, I got here as fast as I could.
      Brass: Chopper from the Strip? That's nice. That's my tax dollars at work?

    • Officer: License and registration, sir.
      Suspect: Got it right here. (pulls out a gun and shoots the officer four times)

    • Grissom: Does the victim have circular indentations on her head?
      Doc Robbins: Yeah, do you want to do the autopsy, too?

    • Hodges: Sir, can I ask you something? What's it like on the federal level? You know, pay, working conditions...
      Jack: You want my honest opinion? There's a lot less competition in Vegas for a guy like you. The FBI has enough ass-kissers already.

    • Jack: Why'd you run?
      Michaels: Ummmmmmmmm, I was scared. I was afraid of getting caught?

    • Michaels: You know what this is? Police brutality.
      Warrick: Yeah, whatever.

    • Jack: Random kidnappings are extraordinarily rare.
      Grissom: Except in the US last year, there were almost a hundred. Somethings are just random.
      Jack: Have you ever tried telling that to the parents of a child who's been kidnapped?
      Grissom: Yes, actually, I have.
      Jack: And how'd that work out for you?

    • Catherine: What do you know about this guy?
      Jack Malone: Besides what you guys just told me? What you just told me.

    • Jack Malone: Starting to miss the lab?
      Grissom: No, I like a good field trip.

  • NOTES (5)

    • The crossover between CSI and Without a Trace aired together in the Czech Republic. The Season 6 of Without a Trace aired 15 months before the Season 8 of CSI and airing of the Without a Trace episode Where & Why, was held until this episode was on schedule.

    • The conclusion of this episode aired as the Without A Trace sixth season episode "Where & Why," which aired immediately after this episode. Previously, CSI had aired a crossover with the CSI: Miami back-door pilot "Cross-Jurisdictions."

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Denmark: January 11, 2008 on Kanal 5
      United Kingdom: Febuary 12, 2008 on Channel 5
      Norway: March 4, 2008 on TVNorge
      New Zealand: March 9, 2008 on TV3
      Latin America: March 17, 2008 on AXN
      Australia: March 31, 2008 on Nine
      Italy: April 24, 2008 on FoxCrime
      Sweden: May 17, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Germany: October 16, 2008 on RTL
      Austria: October 16, 2008 on ORF
      Spain: October 21, 2008 on AXN
      Finland: December 17, 2008 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: October 1, 2009 on TV Nova

    • Special billing was given to Anthony La Pagalia (and) in this episode.

    • Music Featured In This Episode:
      Who Are You- The Who
      Who Done It- Jackie Mittoo


    • Vi-CAP (Violent Criminal Apprehension Program) was started by the FBI in 1985. It is used to track and compile information on violent crime, especially murder.

    • Grissom: I've learned that sometimes you can go faster by going slow.

      Grissom made a similar observation in the Season 1 episode "Crate 'n Burial."

      Grissom: ...it's my experience that, in situations like this, if you want to go fast, go slow.