The team has to figure out if a fraternity prank gone bad led to someone being left for dead in an open grave.
Josephine "Jo" Danville
Detective Mack "Mac" Taylor
Dr. Sid Hammerback
Goof: The crypt key examined by Sheldon is far too large to have fit through the opening of a beer can.
One of Danny and Lindsay's favourite bands is Kiss.
Danny is a NY Mets fan.
Sid has developed the 'Hammerback Sleeper', an experimental pillow that he has developed after years of working in the M.E.'s Office. By observing the autopsy headrests used for bodies, he has adapted them so they provide the right level of support for the cervical vertebrae together with a high degree of comfort to people while at rest. The logo he's thought of is 'You'll sleep like a corpse'.
Adam tried to get into a fraternity when he was at College.
Danny's uncle Al is buried at Sleepy Pines cemetery in the Bronx.
Hawkes' grandfather is buried at Eternal Oaks cemetery in Brooklyn.
Danny wants to be cremated and have his ashes spread in Queens or on the pitcher's mound at the New York Mets' Citi Field Stadium.
Lindsay wants to be put on ice at Glacier National Park in Montana.
Adam wants to have his remains shot into space.
Marymount Cemetery has 400 acres and three million graves.
There are as many people buried beneath New York City as there are living in it.
At the very end of the episode, when the CSI crew is watching (and criticizing) a horror film on a monitor in a conference room, a 'Wilhelm scream' can be heard in the horror film's soundtrack.
(Mac and Jo are processing a body inside a tomb)
Flack: Happy Halloween!
Jo: Not often you find a body where it actually belongs.
(At a crime scene in a cemetery)
Flack: We're canvassing the area.
Jo: Expecting the dead to speak?
Flack: For a murder weapon.
Jo: (Extracting cell phones from the victim's pocket) One, two, three...
Flack: ...four. Four cell phones. I know this generation likes to stay connected but that seems a bit overkill.
Mac: So does dying in somebody else's grave.
Stanley Fisher: I'm sorry. I'm just not trained to handle this kind of death.
Flack: Don't worry, about it, Mr. Fisher. We are.
Flack: What about security? Are there any guards on the premises?
Stanley Fisher: They're posted at all the main entrances but every year at Halloween the kids love to sneak in and scare themselves.
Jo: May be time to fix that fence.
Stanley Fisher: Believe me, even if I could afford it with 400 acres and three million graves... they're still gonna find a way to sneak in.
Jo: Wait a minute. Did you say three million? Here?
Stanley Fisher: Detective, there are as many people buried beneath New York City as there are living in it.
Flack: Well, you can add one more to your list.
(Looking at a picture from the victim's cell phone)
Adam: Meet our vic... Paul Warren.
Danny: Looks a lot better there than he does down in autopsy.
Danny: Don't tell me you were a frat boy.
Adam: I dabbled a little bit.
Danny: (About fraternities) Tell me again why you join one of these.
Adam: Chicks and beer.
Danny: (Kicking awake a fraternity boy that is sleeping on the ground surrounded by beer bottles) How you doing?
Curtis Almquist: (Bottles clinking as he moves) I... I...don't really remember.
Danny: That's probably a good thing, you know?
Adam: Mr. Warren, whom you clearly have a profound level of respect for, uh... he's dead.
Curtis Almquist: Are... are... are you serious?
Danny: Murder One serious, pal.
Adam: So maybe you ought to sober up and tell us why that doesn't seem to bother you.
Curtis Almquist: (About Paul Warren) He's our pledge master.
Danny: Pledge master?
Curtis Almquist: It's another word for assface. Basically, it's Paul's job to haze us and do everything he could to make our lives a living hell.
Danny: Wow, so, when you say you dabbled in fraternity life, you mean you got dinged.
Adam: Eh, let's just say I drew the line at naked leapfrog.
Danny: (Pointing at two graves) Someday, that's gonna say Mr. and Mrs. Messer.
Lindsay: That's depressing.
Danny: We gotta think about those things. You know, make a plan for how we want to go out.
Lindsay: Well, I'm definitely not gonna be buried in a place like this, I can tell you that.
Danny: What? What do you mean? What are you talking about? This is beautiful... look at this! Got a view of the city.
Lindsay: Yeah, Danny, these plots are, like, 20 grand. I'm not paying for a city view when I'm dead.
Lindsay: What happens if something happens to me, God forbid... and you get remarried... then where's she gonna go if I'm already here?
Danny: She's gonna go right on the other side of me.
Lindsay: No. Not gonna happen. That's money we need to save for Lucy's future. You should... you can cremate me.
Danny: Agh! I'm not gonna cremate you... that's morbid.
Lindsay: That's morbid?
Lindsay: You started this.
Danny: I just been thinking about it... you know? What kind of service would you want?
Danny: I think we need to know what each other wants in this moment... you want to hear what I want?
Lindsay: I think I'm going to.
Danny: I want a wake that lasts two weeks.
Lindsay: A two-week wake (Laughs).
Danny: First week, you know, devoted to sobbing... Lucy, you, my family, the whole police department wallowing in their misery. But week two...
Lindsay: Yeah, what? Suspense is killing me.
Danny: Party. I want you to throw a party... open bar, all-you-can-eat cannolis, live set, maybe, from our favourite band... a little Kiss... and you know, we can even have the tattooed lady we saw dancing in Coney Island.
Lindsay: I knew you liked her.
Danny: (Shrugs) I think she's talented.
Lindsay: After I die, I'm gonna stick around and haunt the apartment. And then, when you've moved on and you've found someone who's actually willing to put up with you, I'm just gonna whisper in your ear that she doesn't like those ratty green boxers any more than I did and then, I'm gonna sit on the edge of the bed and eat cannoli after cannoli while the tattoo lady breaks up with you.
Danny: That's just wrong.
Mac: Sid. What brings you up to the land of the living?
Sid: How's your sleep?
Mac: (Chuckles) Why? I look tired?
Sid: No, no... but what if I told you I could offer you the most relaxing sleep you've had since you were a child? Mac, I give you the Hammerback Sleeper.
Mac: (Reading the package) 'You'll sleep like a corpse'?
Sid: It's an experimental pillow I've developed after years of working in the M.E.'s Office. I couldn't help noticing how the autopsy headrests we use for bodies provide a level of support for the cervical vertebrae that might also offer a high degree of comfort to people while at rest.
Mac: Not eternally, I hope.
Sid: (Laughs) Uh... no. But I've been carefully modifying it over the past few months and I think I've finally got a prototype ready for beta testing. Which is, hopefully, where you come in.
Sid: As my trusted friend and colleague, how would you like to be the first to try my pillow and give me your honest, confidential feedback?
Mac: Well, Sid... if only to satisfy my curiosity, why not? Sure.
Sid: Oh, thank you so much, Mac. Uh... and here. Uh... it comes with its own carrying case. Trust me, you're gonna love it (Heads for the door) Sleep well.
Hawkes: Scavenger hunt.
Jo: Warren was the pledge master so he was probably leading them on some kind of graveyard goose chase.
Hawkes: In that case, next one, EOK... Eternal Oaks in Brooklyn.
Danny: Yeah, and SP could be Sleepy Pines in the Bronx.
Jo: I'm guessing that's Grant's Tomb. I'm just really curious how you two know every cemetery in the city.
Danny: My Uncle Al is buried at Sleepy Pines.
Hawkes: My grandfather's at Eternal Oaks.
Danny: All right, so, let's say Paul showed Thad and Curtis the tape of Anthony, and, uh, they didn't like the way their pledge brother was being treated. Things got hot and Paul got whacked.
Hawkes: They couldn't go to the cops, they had to keep playing his game in hopes of finding Anthony.
Jo: Then if we play the game, we might find them.
Curtis Almquist: He called it a Six-Pack Challenge. He told us that he hid six beer cans across the city in six different cemeteries.
Jo: So, you were supposed to collect them all, and then what?
Curtis Almquist: Drink 'em.
Flack: Was this before or after you kill him?
Adam: Hey. Still haven't been able to locate Anthony, but I did speak to his parents.
Adam: Well, like any mom and dad, they think he's eligible for sainthood. Just filed a missing persons report.
Mac: What if it's some kind of key?
Hawkes: Then we've got another question to answer.
Mac: What exactly does it open?
Lindsay: The pitcher's mound?
Danny: Yeah, you know how much I love the Mets. It'll be the perfect place to put my ashes.
Lindsay: All right, sure, no problem. You know what, I'll just have my next husband fly his private jet over City Field on our way to Paris and then maybe if I empty your urn into the toilet and flush it at exactly the right moment...
Danny: You're not getting married again. All right, easy.
Danny: Oh, good. Adam, listen, I need you to help us out here. Since my wife put the kibosh in my two-week wake, I decided I wanted to be cremated and have my ashes spread in Queens. Meanwhile, she wants to be put on ice in the land of the Unabomber.
Lindsay: Glacier National Park in Montana.
Danny: So that means at her funeral, we'll all have to hike up a glacier, so tell me who you think is being unreasonable?
(Danny points at her, she playfully hits his arm).
Adam: Well, truthfully, I don't like either option.
Danny: Why not?
Adam: I've always wanted to have my remains shot into space.
Jo: So what do you do when you run out of room for new paying bodies to be buried?
Mac: You dig up some old ones. No surviving next of kin to complain. It would certainly explain the hundred-year-old trace we keep finding.
Jo: I know kids do some really dumb things but I just cannot for the life of me understand why he would go along with climbing down in that crypt in the first place.
Mac: His pledge master didn't make it optional. And some people will do whatever they have to just to belong. Even if it nearly kills them.
(About watching a horror movie with the rest of the team)
Jo: Are you ready?
Mac: I don't know. Haven't we had enough Halloween fun?
Jo: Oh, come on. This is an important scientific study.
(The team is watching a horror movie together)
Danny: Are you kidding me? He just knocked his block off!
Adam: Hello? They call it connective tissue for a reason.
Lindsay: Not to mention a cubic inch of bone is four times stronger than concrete.
Hawkes: You'd have to severe the cervical vertebrae plus 18 muscles and tendons.
Sid: And both carotids, the trachea, the esophagus.
Flack: Now on top of murder and trespassing, he's looking at life plus 30 for ridiculous.
Jo: Okay, you guys are so much fun to watch a movie with.
(About watching a horror movie with the rest of the team)
Jo: I told you it'd be a hoot.
Mac: You never disappoint
Mac: Sid, it was incredible.
Mac: I don't know what I was expecting but that pillow gave me the best night's rest I've had in years.
Sid: Wow. That's fantastic news. Thanks so much for trying it.
Mac: No problem. I... I do have one slight modification that I'd recommend.
Sid: What's that?
Mac: You might want to rethink that whole 'Sleep like a corpse' thing.
Sid: Ah. Hmm...
Gary Sinise suffered and injury and ripped a muscle in his leg while filming the fight scene in the cemetery.
Help I'm Alive by Metric (Hawkes is re-examining the crypt key).
Future Starts Slow by The Kills (Hawkes is processing the cans).
Nathan Frizzell, who plays, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Cockroaches.
Original International Air Dates:
Canada: November 4, 2011 on CTV.
Norway: January 4, 2012 on TVNorge.
United Kingdom: March 3, 2012 on Channel 5.
Czech Republic: April 18, 2012 on AXN.
Germany: October 15, 2012 on Vox.
Turkey: October 15, 2012 on CNBC-e.
Slovakia: March 21, 2013 on JOJ Plus.
Finland: April 9, 2014 on MTV3.
The movie that the team watches together at the end of episode is Rob Hedden's 1989 Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan.
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