CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 4 Episode 17

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Mar 11, 2004 on CBS
8.9
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A mutilated female body is discovered tied to the undercarriage of a bus carrying prisoners from a women's correctional facility after a severed arm flies out from beneath the vehicle and strikes a car. Catherine leads the investigation and at first believes the woman was escaping, but the evidence increasingly points to murder. Back in town, Warrick probes the death of a gambler who was stabbed multiple times in his brother's kitchen.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Intriguing

    8.8
    A fairly strong episode, well constructed. As youd expect most locations swing from the crime lab and the correctional facility where the victim was incarcerated. Nothing new with the locations, yet do work well to set the visual setting of the crime scene and the world of our suspects.



    Dialogue is above average as to what youd expect to hear from CSI. Plotwise, the idea behind an escaping convict is a plausible red herring, and yet we almost certainly know that there is more to it than meets the eye. In this regard the early part of the episode does a splendid job of building up the driver/guard as the culprit, once a failed escape is discounted. This line of inquiry is promoted moreso when we discover the pregancy of the vic.



    However, the finale does this episode justice. The simple dismssed, callous disregard for life by the victims apparent soulmate, over jealously worked for me! This twist though predictable was nicely done.



    A solidly good episode.moreless
  • a women's correctional facility after a severed arm flies out from beneath the vehicle and strikes a car. Catherine leads the investigation and at first believes the woman was escaping, but the evidence increasingly points to murder.Warrick probes the deamoreless

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    A mutilated female body is discovered tied to the undercarriage of a bus carrying prisoners from a women's correctional facility after a severed arm flies out from beneath the vehicle and strikes a car. Catherine leads the investigation and at first believes the woman was escaping, but the evidence increasingly points to murder. Back in town, Warrick probes the death of a gambler who was stabbed multiple times in his brother's kitchen. i work at a prison and this episode kinda hit home . did the young lady try to escape or was she murdered I am not telling great episode.moreless
Masasa

Masasa

Inmate #1

Guest Star

Tess Parker

Tess Parker

Antoinette- Baby Girl

Guest Star

Floreda Cooks

Floreda Cooks

Inmate #2

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Eric Stonestreet

Eric Stonestreet

Ronnie Litre

Recurring Role

Wallace Langham

Wallace Langham

David Hodges

Recurring Role

David Berman

David Berman

David Phillips

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Gina Torres, who guest starred as the warden in this ep,is the wife of current CSI star Laurence Fishburne, aka Ray Langston.

    • Goof: When Catherine and Sara are talking about Baby Girl's purchases at the prison commissary, Catherine mentions that she purchased a 20 count box of tampons but on the printout it says "21 count tampons".

    • Goof: In the beginning, the Chrysler skids completely off the road but the car is back on the road when the CSI's arrive in the next scene.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Catherine: Did you notice anything unusual in the back of the bus?
      Juanita: Like what?
      Catherine: Blood or ... semen?
      Juanita: Didn't see any blood.
      Catherine: What about semen?
      Juanita: Don't they still do it in the backseat in the free world?
      Catherine: Yeah. But I doubt if conjugal visits are permitted in a prison bus.
      Juanita: Conjugal visits aren't permitted anywhere. The ACLU was going to bring a case that's ... (she looks at the Warden and changes what she's about to say) The only men permitted in this correctional facility are the correctional officers.
      Warden Huddon: It's a class "d" felony for a co to have sexual contact with an inmate.
      Catherine: Lots of things are felonies, but people still do them. Otherwise, you and I'd be out of a job.

    • Sara: Did you know the dead woman, baby girl, Antoinette Stella?
      Doug: Start seeing 'em as real people, start carin' when they go back to their pimp dealer scumbag boyfriend?
      Sara: That's enlightened.
      Doug: That's reality.

    • (Drawing a sample from a cadaver's bladder)
      Doc Robbins: Urine... you're out.
      Catherine: Home pregnancy test, huh?
      Doc Robbins: It's about 10 times cheaper than the brand sold by our medical supply company. But just as accurate.
      Catherine: Eye on the bottom line. I find that very---
      Doc Robbins: Sexy?
      Catherine: Prudent. But that was a good try.
      Doc Robbins: Ah, plus sign. You know what that means.
      Catherine: Who's yo daddy?

    • Hodges: Since when did you become an insect expert?
      Sara: Entomology textbook, Grissom gave it to me last Christmas... when I can't sleep I read. (Nick and Hodges share a look)
      Nick: Funny I didn't get a Christmas gift from Grissom, did you?
      Hodges: No.

    • Brass: Hitch a ride under a bus. Well, that's one way to get out of jail.
      Nick: Yeah. And I bet this big boy spit up body parts all the way down the road.
      Catherine: So, if a bus is traveling 65 miles per hour, what's the distance between the tip of her nose and the tip of her toes?

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  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Catherine: Nick, take Sara and go directly to jail.

      This could be a reference to the board game Monopoly, when a player gets sent to jail, the rules are 'Go directly to jail, don't pass go, don't collect 200 dollars.'

    • Doc Robbins: Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio.

      Quote is from William Shakespeare's Hamlet, 1603. Hamlet says "this in a graveyard as he looks at the skull of Yorick, a court jester he had known as a child, and grieves for him" which means a meditation on the fragility of life.

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