CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 12 Episode 9


Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Dec 07, 2011 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The murder of a retired Army Ranger brings the FBI in on the case, to Russell and Catherine's initial chagrin.

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  • One of the best episodes I've seen in a long time, and it really showcased Marg Helgenberger's talent and beauty.

    I've watched this show almost from the beginning, and I catch the one's I've missed in reruns. I am really glad I stuck with it through the ups and downs, as it is hitting an up once again. It's well known Helgenberger is leaving soon, and they could have just put her on the backburner until it was her last episode, but instead, we have, "Zippered," which not ONLY showed her struggling with still being a CSI, but also showed her as an older female who still has feelings, wants and desires. I LOVED the chemistry between Willows and Grant Show's agent. It was two adults, behaving like adults...in retrospect, it reminded me of the chemistry between Renee Russo and Clint Eastwood in, "In the Line of Fire." We got to see her use her science skills, but also her years of experience, and she was able to, "save [agent's] ass."

    I also liked the idea of the *spoiler alert* soldier wanting to protect his wrongdoing buddy, but still do the right thing.

    I also liked the posturing of Dr. Russel (Danson's character) with the FBI agents. While the rest of the team was not looking forward to working with the agents, it was he who smoothed things over, called the younger agent BYU (hilarious reference to the college's clean cut image) and made friends with the Agency...which, in the end, saved the day.

    All in all, I could not have found a better hour of television. Respectful, smart, funny ("Get a room!" "Oh, I have one."). Thank you, CBS, for continuing this franchise.moreless
Monique Gabriela Curnen

Monique Gabriela Curnen

Xiomara Garcia

Guest Star

Grant Show

Grant Show

Agent Viggo McQuaid

Guest Star

Matt Lauria

Matt Lauria

Agent Pratt

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • D.B.: Stay away from badges. I tell my daughter every morning, if he wears a badge, he's wrong for you.
      Catherine: Really? And what if your wife's father had told her the same thing?
      D.B.: Actually, he did.

    • Laura: You look great.
      Catherine: It's been 20 years, and I can still tell when you're lying.
      Laura: 22, and you still can't take a compliment.

    • D.B.: Hey, out of curiosity, what year did you graduate from Brigham Young?
      Agent Pratt: '03. How'd you know?
      D.B.: FBI recruiters are all over that place like chickens on a June bug. Am I right?
      Agent Pratt: If you're...concerned with my age, I promise you, I've earned my stripes.
      D.B.: So have I.

    • Agent Pratt: We're here to help you with the Michael Newbury homicide.
      Hodges: You mean you're here to take over the case from us.
      Agent McQuaid: Not at all. No, this case is still under Las Vegas PD jurisdiction. We're just here to offer our assistance.
      Greg: Assistance with what, exactly?
      Agent Pratt: That, I'm afraid, is on a need-to-know basis.
      Sara: And who decides who needs to know?

    • Hodges: It seems our evidence trails contradict each other. Which brings us back to your being wrong.
      Morgan: Hey, why am I the one who's wrong?
      Hodges: Because the other person is me.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: December 7, 2011 on CTV
      Latin America: February 13, 2012 on AXN
      Norway: February 28, 2012 on TVNorge
      Finland: November 7, 2012 on MTV3
      Slovakia: November 26, 2012 on JOJ Plus
      Germany: February 26, 2013 on RTL
      Czech Republic: April 4, 2013 on TV Nova