Nash Bridges

Season 1 Episode 8

Key Witness

Aired Friday 10:00 PM May 17, 1996 on CBS
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Key Witness

Lisa witnesses a murder, but there is no evidence afterward to prove what she saw. Nash, fearful for his ex and daughter, has them stay with him. Lisa gets involved in trying to solve the case, which leads to her getting in trouble. After Joe's partner's death, he tries to sell his half of the store.


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    William Atherton

    William Atherton

    Dr. Linus Mills

    Guest Star

    LaReine Chabut

    LaReine Chabut


    Guest Star

    Valerie Perrine

    Valerie Perrine

    The Widow

    Guest Star

    Cheech Marin

    Cheech Marin

    Joe Dominguez

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Goof: At the start of the fight scene in the lab, (close to the end of the episode) someone in black (probably a cameraman) can briefly be seen behind the lab shelves.

    • QUOTES (17)

      • (Cassidy goes into her room to study with her friend, Ben)
        Nash: You know, we used to do that. But it's real different when it's done to you.
        Lisa (laughs): Yeah, definitely.

      • Cassidy (watching Nash and Lisa in the kitchen): God, it's like Ward and June Cleaver snatched my parents bodies.
        Nash: There is life from the peanut gallery. Don't you have homework to do?
        Lisa: Yes, listen to your father, dear.
        Cassidy: Unreal. Look, I have a friend coming over to study, that okay?
        Nash: What friend?
        Lisa: It's okay. I-I checked it with the guy downstairs.
        Nash: What about the guy upstairs?
        Cassidy: What, just cause we're staying here, I can't see my friends?
        Nash: That's right and that's fair.

      • Linus: Is it possible there's a question or two you didn't ask me last night?
        Joe: I have one. Um, I hear that doctors are really financially secure. Did you ever think of investing in the food and beverage industry? (Nash laughs)
        Linus: Why are you here?
        Nash: Ah, come on, doc. You know exactly why we're here. You see, Linus, I'm not a beat around the bush kind of a guy. And I know you did it.
        Joe: And you know you did it, and now I know, too.
        Nash: We're gonna getcha.
        Linus: You can't write me a traffic ticket.
        Nash: What would you say if I told you the reason that we're here is 'cause we found the body?
        Linus: I would say that you're whistling in the wind.
        Nash: Which means you know exactly where the body is. That's all I needed to know.

      • Nash (about Joe buying the bar): Maybe this is some sort of karmic payback deal, for doing this whole thing behind Inger's back, huh? (Joe glares at him, Nash laughs)
        Joe: You're my best friend, right? (Nash laughs and nods) Oh, just checking. Shut up and drive.

      • Nash: You know, the last few days, I've been thinking that I wished things had turned out differently, you know?
        Lisa: Well, I look at it this way, Nash, I'm just glad for what we do have.
        Nash: Yeah, me too.
        Lisa: I wanna... thank you for believing in me all through this.
        Nash: Lisa, I'll always believe in you. (they kiss)

      • Lisa: He couldn't dispose of her, he needed her. Maybe he wanted to snatch her organs.
        Nash: Sweetheart, she was pretty dead for that to work.
        Lisa: Well, it's something sinister.
        Nash: Look, he hid the body in the lab 'cause he's a pathologist, it's the last place that anybody's gonna look. Now can we please just not go off the deep end here?
        Joe: Hey, it's my favorite crime fighting couple. I heard you found the body in the laboratory. It's getting very sinister around here.
        Nash: Talk to her. You two are on the same wave length.
        Joe: Oh, yeah? Alright. My theory, for whatever it's worth. I think this guy Linus is a blood sucker and he needs a host to feed off of.
        Nash: What are you related to Geraldo Rivera?
        Joe: Maybe. Have you gone after this guy with a cross or garlic? (Lisa shakes her head) See?
        Nash (sighs, mutters): A cross and garlic.

      • Lisa: What're we lookin' for?
        Nash: Whatever it is that they're tryin' to hide.
        Lisa: What if Mills comes in on Saturdays?
        Nash: Well, then we'll ask him.

      • (Nash is fighting with a guy, Lisa tries to knock the guy out, but hits Nash instead)
        Nash (holding his head): What'd you do that for?! I had the guy.
        Lisa: Oh, I wasn't sure. It's not like I didn't think that you wouldn't get him eventually, but you know, he was pretty young.
        Nash: Oh, good. That's good. Add insult to injury. ... Whoa, I'm seein' three of you right now.
        Lisa (yells): Can you say the alphabet backwards?
        Nash (yells): What're you yellin' at me for?! I never could say the alphabet backwards. What do you think I am? A TV that you just whack and the picture gets better?

      • Nash: Alright, Cassidy, why don't take my room, and I'll sleep on the sofa and--
        Lisa: No, no. I'll take Cassidy's room, she'll sleep on the sofa and you keep your room.
        Nash: Right, just like I said. Whatever makes you comfortable.
        Lisa: God, I never thought that I'd be sleeping under the same roof with you again.
        Nash (laughs): Oh, well, thank you.
        Cassidy: Oh, come on, Mom, it could be fun like old times.
        Lisa: Old times weren't always that fun.

      • Nash: Alright, I'm gonna have to put you and Cassidy in protective custody.
        Lisa: Oh, some fabulous hotel? Room service?
        Nash: No, it's too high profile, and I don't know how far this guy Mills can reach. I guess you'll have to stay with me.
        Lisa: Oh, no!
        Joe: Hey, it's not bad, I stayed there once when me and Inger were havin' a to-do. Room service sucked, but the food was great.
        Nash: Oh, that reminds me. You stole my shampoo.
        Joe: That wasn't complimentary?

      • Nash: You sneaked around the man's house?
        Lisa: Sneaking would be too strong of a word. I was picking up my stuff, you know, making sure I didn't leave any loose silverwear any place, like on his desk.
        Nash: Lisa, have you completely lost your mind? Do you know how incredibily risky that is?
        Lisa: Well, I didn't expect him to show up in the middle of the day.
        Nash: Well, that's exactly my point.
        Lisa: Wait, wait. I forgot. I found this in the icemaker. (pulls out a necklace) It's the necklace the dead woman was wearing. And I got her name and where she works.
        Joe: Have you ever looked in somebody's ice maker?
        Nash: Not in my entire career.

      • Joe (about Linus): So, who is he?
        Nash: Well, that's misson number one, bubba. First we find out who he is, then we figure out how he did it.
        Joe: We should try that tarot card reader on Fourth.

      • Lisa: This is so weird. How'd he get rid of that body so fast?
        Nash: I don't know.
        Joe: This is like that game, Clue, the professor did it, in the garden with the silencer.

      • Lisa: So, did you find anything?
        Nash: Not one shred of evidence. No powder burns on the hands, no weapon, no body.
        Lisa: Nash, in 20 years have I ever cried wolf? I'm telling you what I saw.
        Nash: I believe you.

      • Harvey: Lisa, would you mind showing us where you think the murder occured?
        Lisa: Yeah, yeah, sure, what? For the forensic guys?
        Harvey: Actually, uh, we're having a little trouble finding the deceased.
        Lisa: Well, it should be the only corpse over there, just turn left at the soup turine, you can't miss it.

      • Linus: Excuse me. I'm Linus Mills, are you in charge here?
        Lisa: Why isn't he in custody? Why hasn't he been arrested? I saw you do it!
        Nash (calming): Okay, okay. Take it easy. (to Linus) We haven't met. I'm Inspector Nash Bridges.
        Linus: His and Her's Bridges. There's a lot more clarity to all of this now.
        Nash (laughs): Well, I hope so.

      • (Nash puts his finger in the saucepan)
        Lisa: Hey! Stay out of that!
        Nash: Mmm! Yum, yum, yum!
        Cassidy: God! It's like Ward and June Cleaver snatched my parents' bodies!
        Nash: And there is life from the peanut gallery. Don't you have homework to do?
        Lisa: Yeah, listen to your father. dear.
        Cassidy: Unreal. Look, I have a friend coming over to study.
        Nash: What friend?
        Lisa: It's okay, I checked it with the guy downstairs.
        Nash: What about the guy upstairs?
        Cassidy: What just 'cause we're staying here, I can't see my friends?
        Nash: That's right, and that's fair.

    • NOTES (3)

      • Cheech Marin (Joe) was only credited as a guest star throughout the first season, despite appearing in 6 of the 8 episodes. That is more than is more than Jodi Lyn O'Keefe (5 of 8), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (5 of 8), Serena Scott Thomas (3 of 8), and Annette O'Toole (5 of 8), all who were credited in the main cast list.

      • Jaime Gomez (Evan), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (A.J.), and Serena Scott Thomas (Kelly), do not appear in this episode. With Jaime being out this episode, Don Johnson (Nash) is the only person to have appeared in all episodes so far.

      • Valerie Perrine is a Special Guest Star for this episode.

    • ALLUSIONS (0)