CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 11 Episode 9

Wild Life

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Nov 18, 2010 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The CSI team tries to determine if a man's fall off a balcony was suicide or murder.

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  • Wild Life

    In this episode the CSI's investigating a case where a man feel off a balcony and the other one where a couple is murdered but instead of looking for someone they should be looking at the animals that went crazy and killed them The only thing that Sara and Greg never understood was how did the woman phone the police and not get blood on the phone I had an idea the parrot had something to do with it and it was because when Greg cut his finger and it was bleeding the parrot immediately called 911moreless
  • Hallelujah it's raining men! The CSIs investigate the case of a man who fell to his death off a hotel balcony and the bizzarre deaths of a married couple in their home. The couple apparently loved their pet cat and parrot.moreless

    As I have seen from reviews already posted for this episode, opinions will definitely vary. I am one of the people who found this episode very enjoyable. As far as the married couple are concerned, I'm sure there will have to be a considerable amount of suspension of disbelief. Despite that, I found myself agreeing with the conclusion of that story once it played out (as goofy as it may be). The story of the playboy was plausible as well. Leisha Haley does a very good job in her second guest appearance on CSI (Remember the lady with werewolf syndrome?).moreless
  • Yeah, right. And babies come from Paris.

    I understand that they can't show naked people on TV.

    I know that it isn't mandatory to remove all of your clothes to have sex.


    Should I believe that you are having hot steaming sex with a stranger fully clothed? And that he is "hoochiecooching" you with his shorts on? And that when he falls from the balcony his "instrument" tugs into the short so it is not shown on screen?

    Yeah, right.

    This makes the parrot-and-cat story the most realistic case of the episode, and that was farfetched (although I think there was a real case very similar to this).

    This season of CSI is, by far, the worst of all. Luckily, it still doesn't suck as CSI:Miami.

    But it is getting closer... very, very closer...moreless
  • A man falls of a balcony, while a couple who own a parrot and a cat are found dead...

    This episode was VERY funny and VERY imaginative!

    Greg and Sara's case would never get you to beleive who actually did it! The so called murder was very creative and a bit far fetched but definatly believable!

    Catherine and Vartann have a disagreement and he becomes jelous and Catherine reveals to him that Sam left her some of the casino which he is not happy about as she didn't tell him. She also confesses to him about her "rape" in season 7 when she went with a "friend" to a concert, as if on cue Nick turns up with results.

    The humour with Hodges and the animals was also very funny. Both cases were good, and believable while both were not actually murder; they were accidents.

    This is probably one of the best CSI's and one of my personal favourites, along with classics such as "Table Stakes" from the first season. Lots of people seem to not like this season, but hopefully, after this episode, people will realize it is still very good even without the likes of William Peterson and Gary Dourdan. :)moreless
  • Did the writers leave with Grissom???

    Did the writers leave with Grissom??? The plots are so unbelievable and ridiculous this season... I'm almost to the point of giving up on the series. I used to like, for the most part, the characters. Other than Brass and Sanders, I can't stand most of them now. Sad to see a once great show crash and burn, but that seems to be the fate of CSI. A slow slide I could have understood, but this… ditch the writing staff, Fishburne and Helgenberger, and send Sara back to her husband! And make the new batch of writers watch the series before they try to put finger to keyboard.moreless
Brian D. Johnson

Brian D. Johnson

Brad Malone

Guest Star

Damon Herriman

Damon Herriman

Dwayne Simpson

Guest Star

Leonard Roberts

Leonard Roberts

Kyle Decker

Guest Star

Alex Carter

Alex Carter

Det. Vartann

Recurring Role

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Greg keeps telling the parrot to let them know what happened. Parrots can imitate human speech but they cannot talk on their own.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Nick: Don't I know it. one night in college, I had so much to drink, and I woke up the next morning, on my front lawn, with a box of cornflakes stuck to my head. Had no idea how it got there.
      Langston: Why am I not suprised

    • Catherine: I-I-I've had all the complicated relationships I could handle. This is who I am. Please don't try to change me. I promise I won't try to change you.
      Vartann: So, what? Take it or leave it?
      Catherine: Call me when you decide.

    • Brass: So Sylvester and Tweety whacked their owners.
      Greg: Think of it as a series of unfortunate events.
      Brass: What do you mean, don't think of it as a cartoon?

    • Hodges: Wh-What is with this family? Even the animals hate each other.
      Sara: Why didn't you just separate them, Hodges?
      Hodges: Even though I project an aura of raw courage and unwavering self-confidence, I suffer from... ornithophobia.
      Sara: You're afraid of birds.
      Hodges: Let's just say that I was terrorized by a flock of Canadian geese while visiting my uncle in Saskatchewan.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Království divočiny (Wild Kingdom)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: November 18, 2010 on CTV
      Sweden: January 10, 2011 on Kanal 5
      United Kingdom: March 8, 2011 on Five/Five HD
      Norway: April 5, 2011 on TVNorge
      Slovakia: August 25, 2011 on JOJ
      Germany: October 27, 2011 on RTL
      Spain: November 8, 2011 on AXN
      Finland: November 23, 2011 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: March 15, 2012 on TV Nova


    • Nick: Isn't this a little Cirque du Soleil?

      Cirque du Soleil is a Quebec based entertainment company, founded in 1984. Each show is a synthesis of circus styles from around the world, with its own central theme and storyline.

    • Dwayne: It was like Fight Club over there.

      Fight Club is a 1996 novel by Chuck Palahniuk. The story tells the experiences of an unnamed protagonist struggling with insomnia. He is an everyman who is discontented with his white collar job in American society. He forms a fight club with soap salesman Tyler Durden as a new form of therapy.