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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Pledging Mr. Johnson

Grissom and Catherine cover a case where a severed leg is found that apparently belongs to a female body recovered from Lake Mead. The woman had a boyfriend who becomes an immediate suspect. Meanwhile, Sara and Nick investigate a fraternity pledging ceremony that turned deadly. Warrick is pressured once again by a crooked judge to compromise key evidence in a case.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x4
Airdate: Friday October 27th, 2000

  • Currently 8.8/10
8.8/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Eric Szmanda
As Greg Sanders
Harrison Young
As Judge Cohen
Judith Scott
As Dr. Jenna Williams
Mark Famiglietti
As Matt Daniels
Paul Terrell Clayton
As Homicide Det. P. Kane
Amy Collett
As Marlie
Cheryl Lawson
As Wendy Barger
Chris Demetral
As James Johnson
Craig Allen Wolf
As Kyle Travis
Jim Ortlieb
As Winston Barger
Mark Daneri
As George
Nicole Tarantini
As Jill Wentworth
Vito Ruginis
As Phil Swelco

Co-Guest Stars
Elliott Grey
As Barger's Attorney
Grant Heslov
As Coroner
Main Cast
George Eads
As Nick Stokes
Jorja Fox
As Sara Sidle
Marg Helgenberger
As Catherine Willows
William Petersen
As Gil Grissom
Gary Dourdan
As Warrick Brown
Paul Guilfoyle (1)
As Captain Jim Brass
Episode Notes
Ratings: 15 million viewers; #27 Nielsen ranking

This episode is the first time we see Grissom draw his gun.

Episode Quotes
Brass: You're under arrest for obstructing justice, tampering with state's evidence, and violating seven articles of being scumbag.

Warrick: Only clue he's got is a missing boat, which sucks because ... it's missing.

Warrick: Let me guess. Radiohead or Rage Against the Machine?
Greg: Actually, it's an audio book on restriction enzyme analysis and DNA typing. PCR fingerprinting. Choice.

Catherine: When Eddie was cheating on me, I wished someone would have said something.
Gil: You mean me?
Catherine: Who else?

Catherine: Guess you'd just have to be on the wrong end of an affair to understand.

Gil: Dr. Watson, the game is afoot.

Gil: (to Catherine) May I take your hand?

Gil: I come here for calamari.
Catherine: Oh, alone?
Gil: No, I sometimes have a beer with it.

Catherine: Would you want to know everything?
Gil: You're asking the wrong guy.

Warrick: Well you know for Grissom, the shortest distance between two points is science. For Catherine, it's pounding the pavement.

Episode Goofs
The spider in the aquarium changes positions, from the far end to the closest to Grissom between shots of the aquarium.

Episode References
Catherine: Now tell me, why are we here?
Grissom: 'Cuz it's the only place within ten miles of Calville Bay that serves calamari.
Catherine: And you know this because...?
Grissom: I come here for calamari.
Catherine: Oh. Alone?
Grissom: No. Sometimes I have a beer with it.

This same joke is repeated by Grissom and Catherine in "A Night At The Movies" when he mentions he frequents the art house theatre.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAnthony E. Zuiker
Main Title ThemeThe Who
Warning: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation season 1 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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