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The lack of evidence in a reported kidnapping case leads Grissom and his team to wonder if the case is fabricated. Without substantial evidence, the CSIs begin to wonder if a kidnapping actually took place at all. But when the child turns up unharmed at a local convenience store with a couple claiming to be his parents, Grissom and his team must use what little forensic evidence is available to solve the mystery of what actually happened to the first mother's son.

Episode Info

Episode number: 6x10
Airdate: Thursday December 08th, 2005

Director: Richard J. Lewis
Writer: David Rambo

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Special Guest Stars
Louise Lombard
As Sofia Curtis
Wallace Langham
As David Hodges

Guest Stars
Aimee Graham
As Kelly Gordon
Archie Kao
As Archie Johnson
Bunnie Rivera
As Housekeeper
David Berman
As David Phillips
Larry Sullivan
As Officer Akers
Liz Vassey
As Wendy Simms
Charles Napier
As Warren Matthews
Heather Stephens
As Karen Matthews
Jonathan Chapin
As Ken McCracken
Jonathan Nichols
As Victor Esposito
Kevin Durand
As Conner Daly
Lori Alan
As Valerie Esposito
Rutanya Alda
As Faye Matthews
Main Cast
George Eads
As Nick Stokes
Jorja Fox
As Sara Sidle
Eric Szmanda
As Gregory "Greg" Sanders
Robert David Hall
As Dr. Albert "Al" Robbins
Marg Helgenberger
As Catherine Willows
William Petersen
As Gil Grissom
Gary Dourdan
As Warrick Brown
Paul Guilfoyle (1)
As Captain Jim Brass
Episode Notes
Nick no longer has a mustache.

We learn that Grissom's father was a botonist and that he died when Grissom was 9.

The woman that visited Nick was Kelly Gordon, the daughter of Walter Gordon, who buried Nick alive in episode 25 of season 5 entitled "Grave Danger".

Robert David Hall (Dr. Robbins) did not appear in this episode.

Episode Quotes
Sara: Jesse's been missing for four years. We're chasing a ghost.

Warrick: What's a 4-5-0?
Karen: That would be sex with a dead body.

Brass: King Solomon cut him in half.
Catherine: King Solomon didn't have a DNA lab.

Catherine: It's hard for anyone to let go of someone they loved.
Grissom: Yeah. After my dad died, my mom would still get him a present every Christmas. She'd put it under the tree. Christmas morning the wrapping paper would be all crumpled up. And uh.. the tie or the sweater or whatever it was would be hanging in the closet.
Catherine: How old were you when you he died?
Grissom: Nine.
Catherine: Little guy.
(Pause, then Catherine moves to go collect evidence)
Grissom: He taught botony. He uh... came home from school one hot and humid day laid down on the coach, I was watching TV. My mom brought in some cold drinks but she couldn't wake him up.(Pause) No one would tell me why.

Greg: It's like trying to get an ID on swimmers from ripples in the pool.

Cultural References
Title: Still Life

The term still life is an artistic term referring to a type of painting which is composed of inanimate, usually lifeless objects, such as fruit, coins, pipes, flowers, etc. It also evokes notions of a life stuck in place and unable to move forward, which is its reference here.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAnthony E. Zuiker
Main Title ThemeThe Who
Warning: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation season 6 episode 10 guide may contain spoilers
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