CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 1 Episode 6

Who Are You?

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Nov 10, 2000 on CBS
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Catherine violates department protocol when she takes the case of a rape accusation against her ex-husband. Warrick and Sara search for the missing bullet that will either exonerate or indict a cop for murder. Grissom and Nick investigate when a female skeleton is found under a house buried in cement.moreless

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Timothy Carhart

Timothy Carhart

Eddie Willows

Guest Star

Tony Crane

Tony Crane

Officer Joe Tyner

Guest Star

Roxanne Day

Roxanne Day

April Lewis

Guest Star

Pamela Gidley

Pamela Gidley

Teri Miller

Recurring Role

Robert David Hall

Robert David Hall

Dr. Al Robbins

Recurring Role

Eric Szmanda

Eric Szmanda

Greg Sanders

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • This is the episode in which we disover that Catherine used to be an exotic dancer.

    • Goof: Catherine is not wearing gloves at the crime scene around the dressing room.

    • Goof: Like in other episodes, Warrick and Sara also should have first done the standard procedure of determining whether the cop's gun had been fired recently first.

    • In this episode, Grissom draws his gun for the first time.

    • Teri Miller: Thought I'd let you off easy. But I did tack up my number on your big fish corkboard... under "cold cases."
      Grissom: The ones that got away.

      This is the first mention of Grissom's fish board. The next is in "Anonymous" when they go after Millander again.

    • When K. K. Dodds points a gun at him, George Eads drew inspiration from a real life experience.In real life while working at a North Dallas hamburger stand, a man held him and a friend at gunpoint with a .38. As a result, he had to beg the gunman not to shoot.

    • Goof: In the last scene when Eddie and Catherine are at the park, when the camera looks at the park when they are talking, it's the same clip both times. Look at the kid with the water. He proves that the same this is shown twice.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Teri Miller: Thought I'd let you off easy. But I did tack up my number on your big fish corkboard... under "cold cases."
      Grissom: The ones that got away.

    • Nick (walks in): You brought the foundation of the house to our lab.
      Grissom: It's a six-by-three-foot section. When the concrete dried it preserved a partial impression of our Jane Doe. Did you find out anything about the house?
      Nick: I pulled the permits. Summercliff was built five years ago on nothing but desert.
      Grissom: That would explain why the body was so desiccated.
      Nick: House was sold subsequent to completion, so the homeowner isn't a suspect. Homicide is running a missing persons check.
      Grissom: Well, if it wasn't for a leaky pipe she might have been down there forever.
      Nick: I think our killer was counting on that.

    • (talking to Catherine about where she used to work as stripper)
      Greg: So, the French Palace, huh?
      Catherine: Yup.
      Greg: You know, my friends and I used to go there. Payday Fridays.
      Catherine: Uh-huh.
      Greg: Maybe I saw you perform?
      Catherine (sighs): Oh, I doubt it.
      Greg: Why?
      Catherine: You would've remembered. (Greg looks absolutely stunned)

    • Sara: Both guns are nine millimeter automatics. Brass isn't going to like this.
      Warrick: I don't give a damn what Brass likes.
      Sara: Like I do? If Tyner's dirty, he goes down. I just know what happens when you piss off the P.D.
      Warrick: Yeah, it's war.

    • Catherine: What do you got for me? I could use a rush.
      Grissom: Well, this qualifies: 4-26. But I can't give you the case.
      Catherine: Because?
      Grissom: Conflict of interest. The alleged rape victim is an exotic dancer.
      Catherine: And because I used to be one, I'll be biased?
      Grissom: No. The suspect's your ex-husband. (beat) He's asking for you, but you can't take it. (Catherine stands up and looks at Grissom)
      Catherine: Just let me do the pre-lim.
      Grissom: All right. (he gives her the assignment sheet) Do what you can. But after the preliminary, you pass it off, okay? (Catherine doesn't say anything. She turns and leaves the room)

    • Sara: I drive.
      Warrick: Picture that.

    • Brass: So I bet you think I owe you one, huh?
      Warrick: We work. We get paid. You don't owe me anything.
      Brass (smirks): Fine with me.

    • Catherine: I'm a forensic scientist.
      April Lewis: Scientist... wow. You look so normal.
      Catherine: Thanks.

    • Grissom: I'm sure someone needs closure... and somebody else needs to go to jail.

    • Grissom: Based on the auricular surface I'd say she died when she was about twenty.
      Nick: She?
      Grissom: It's in the hips. Pelvic bone is definitely female. You know, for a ladies' man you don't know much about bone structure.

    • Eddie: When are we going to talk about what happened?
      Catherine: What's to talk about? You cheated on me. I caught you.

    • Greg: So, how many grains of sand in the ocean, huh?
      Nick: I don't care about the ocean, just the sand in my skeleton. Can you pinpoint a beach?
      Greg: I don't know. I might have to do some field research to find out. You think Grissom would let me go to Hawaii? (Nick sees Grissom in the doorway)
      Nick (to Greg): Why don't you ask him yourself?
      Grissom: Ask me what?
      Greg: Oh, nothing. I, uh ... I was just telling Nick about your sand.
      Well, it's not sand. It's not natural anyway. Here, check this out. (Grissom looks through the mircoscope at the sand) Now, if this were natural sand, the surface would be smooth. This looks more like Fremont Street on a Saturday night... rough.
      Nick: Could the particles be sediment from the concrete where we found her?
      Greg: No. No way. I analyzed the mineral content. It's feldspar and quartz. That's crushed gray sandstone. It's man-made, in a rock crusher.
      Nick: What does that mean?
      Grissom: It means she wasn't killed in Hawaii. (Greg freezes when he realized Grissom heard him before) Other than that, he has no idea. (Nick laughs)

    • Nick: Mrs. Hendler, do you and your husband do much rock climbing?
      Amy Hendler: Yes. (points gun at Nick) That's what I killed her with.

    • (about exotic dancer on stage)
      Detective Evans: You dressed like that?
      Catherine (laughs): If you want to call it dressed.

    • Nick: Ten bucks says the owner sells the house.
      Grissom: By law you've got to disclose everything. Three bedrooms, two baths, and a skeleton.

    • (Eddie, Cath's ex is accused of rape and Catherine is running the case, for now)
      Grissom: So, how's the thing going on Eddie Willows?
      Warrick: What thing?
      Grissom: The thing that I told Catherine to pass off to you.
      Warrick (realizes and tries to cover): Oh, good. Um... we just put some stuff through the lab.
      Grissom: Get ahold of the DMV?
      Warrick: I was just about to.
      Grissom (slams the locker door shut as Catherine walks in): Warrick, why would you call the DMV for a rape case? (Warrick sighs at getting caught)
      Catherine: Okay. I didn't hand it off.
      Grissom: Really?
      Catherine: I'm sorry, Warrick.
      Warrick: If you want me to suave anyone, I got to know the shot.
      Catherine: I know. (Warrick goes to the other side of the room) I'm sorry. (Catherine walks over to Grissom, trying to explain) I'm doing this for Lindsey.
      Grissom: You so much as breathe on the evidence, it's contaminated and I end up the bad guy.
      Catherine: Eyes, no hands.
      Grissom: What's the status?
      Catherine: Skin samples from under the women's fingernails are consistent with Ed's. I saw some bruises. But Eddie's style has always been very... involved. Vigorous.
      Grissom (puzzled): Vigorous.
      Warrick (from the other side of the shelf): She's trying to tell you Eddie likes it rough.
      Catherine: Thank you, Warrick. Eddie said that she was into it.
      Grissom: "He said. She said?" It's about the evidence, Catherine. (he goes to leave but turns back to look at her) And you may not like where it takes you. (leaves, Catherine stands there for a moment)

  • NOTES (5)


    • Title: Who Are You?

      Who Are You? is a song by The Who, and the theme song for the show.

    • Amy Hendler: There was blood... everywhere. No one else could see it ... but I knew it was there. A dead body is so heavy.
      Grissom: For five years, you've been washing the blood off your hands.

      Two literary references in this. Edgar Allen Poe's "Tell-Tale Heart" and Shakespeare's "MacBeth," Act 5 Scene 1.

    • The head molding scene with Grissom and Teri Miller is basically a redo of the scene in Ghost when Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore mold the pottery.

    • Teri Miller: Gil Grissom? Or should I call you Spider-man?

      This is a play on the comic book character "Spiderman".