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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

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

Guest Stars
Aimee GrahamAimee Graham
As Kelly Gordon
Archie KaoArchie Kao
As Archie Johnson
Bunnie RiveraBunnie Rivera
As Housekeeper
David BermanDavid Berman
As David Phillips
Larry SullivanLarry Sullivan
As Officer Akers
Liz VasseyLiz Vassey
As Wendy Simms
Charles NapierCharles Napier
As Warren Matthews
Heather StephensHeather Stephens
As Karen Matthews
Jonathan ChapinJonathan Chapin
As Ken McCracken
Jonathan NicholsJonathan Nichols
As Victor Esposito
Kevin DurandKevin Durand
As Conner Daly
Lori AlanLori Alan
As Valerie Esposito
Rutanya AldaRutanya Alda
As Faye Matthews
Main Cast
George EadsGeorge Eads
As Nick Stokes
Jorja FoxJorja Fox
As Sara Sidle
Eric SzmandaEric Szmanda
As Gregory "Greg" Sanders
Robert David HallRobert David Hall
As Dr. Albert "Al" Robbins
Marg HelgenbergerMarg Helgenberger
As Catherine Willows
William PetersenWilliam Petersen
As Gil Grissom
Gary DourdanGary Dourdan
As Warrick Brown
Paul Guilfoyle (1)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
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