CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 12 Episode 12

Willows in the Wind

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Jan 25, 2012 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • In a previous episode, Catherine's friend, Laura, mention that Catherine had been working for 22 years, when Catherine mentioned that she was working for 20.

    • When Catherine said good bye she sais that she'd been there for 19 years. But in the season 9 episode, If I had a Hammer, it was mentioned that Catherine had been there for 18 years. So that means she should have been at the lab for 21-22 years.

  • Quotes

    • Nick: What are you saying?
      Catherine: That I've been offered another job. With the FBI. I've decided to take it.
      Sara: When?
      Catherine: Well, it's effective immediately. I...tendered my resignation. For real this time. You are all family... which is why... this is the hardest decision I've ever made. I mean, how could I leave this place? How could I leave all of you? But not only are you in great hands... but you... are a rock-solid, bad-ass team of criminalists, and don't ever forget it.
      Nick: We all just love you, Catherine. And, you know, even though you're leaving, you'll always be here with us, always.

    • Laura: I take what I want. You put everyone else first, because that's the easier way. You'd rather accept the life you have... than risk having the life you want.
      Catherine: You're never gonna see the outside world again, Laura. Tell me whose life you'd rather have now.

    • Agent Pratt: Hey, wait up. I never got a chance to say this, but you really kicked ass last night.
      Catherine: Thanks.
      Agent Pratt: Listen, Russell's right. McQuaid had feelings for you. But I think there was something else, too. I think that he saw in you what he used to be.
      Catherine: What was that?
      Agent Pratt: Someone with integrity. Someone who wouldn't give up. The kind of agent that the Bureau needs.
      Catherine: Are you asking me out on a date, or offering me a job?

    • D.B.: How you doing? You all right?
      Catherine: Well, considering I've been shot in my side and cauterized by a hooker's curling iron, yeah, I guess so.

    • Kitty: Hey, if there's any revolving credit, it's mine. I'm the one who spotted that guy in that raincoat. Knew his ass was up to no good.
      Catherine: Yeah, thank you for that call. What tipped you off?
      Kitty: Honey, in that neighborhood, the only suit a man wears under his trench coat is his birthday suit.
      D.B.: Spoken like a trained observer.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: January 25, 2012 on CTV
      Latin America: March 5, 2012 on AXN
      Norway: March 20, 2012 on TVNorge
      Finland: November 28, 2012 on MTV3
      Slovakia: January 28, 2013 on JOJ Plus
      Germany: March 19, 2013 on RTL

  • Allusions

    • The ultimate allusion in this episode was the final scene between Catherine and Morgan. It was a throwback to the scene in the Pilot episode between Catherine and Holly Gribbs.