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When an extra body that doesn't belong there is found at a body farm used for forensic studies of decay, it falls to Grissom to investigate the murder. The death was apparently caused by a bullet, though there are no fragments found. Some of Grissom's actions call his leadership abilities into question with the rest of the CSIs as well.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x15
Airdate: Thursday February 07th, 2002

Director: Kenneth Fink
Writer: Ann Donahue


  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
David BermanDavid Berman
As David Phillips
Recurring
Eric SzmandaEric Szmanda
As Greg Sanders
Recurring
Monnae MichaellMonnae Michaell
As Doctor Orlander
Recurring
Robert David HallRobert David Hall
As Dr. Al Robbins
Recurring
Terry BozemanTerry Bozeman
As Brad Lewis
Recurring
Dan ByrdDan Byrd
As Jake Bradley
David SobelDavid Sobel
As Mike Kimble
Janet GunnJanet Gunn
As Jane Bradley
Patrick T. OPatrick T. O'Brien
As Edward Cormier
Sara PaxtonSara Paxton
As Jody Bradley

Co-Guest Stars
John RosenfeldJohn Rosenfeld
As Child Advocate
Nancy ValenNancy Valen
As Neighbor
Roger HamiltonRoger Hamilton
As Dog Handler
Main Cast
George EadsGeorge Eads
As Nick Stokes
Jorja FoxJorja Fox
As Sara Sidle
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
Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Simple PlanI'm Just A Kid 


Episode Quotes
(On the pnone ordering flowers for Sara)
Grissom: Yeah, hi. I-I-I'd like to get some flowers for a girl. No, no. Not flowers. A plant. A living plant. She likes vegetation.

Sara: Wow, you got to go to the body farm?
Catherine: Yeah.
Sara: I've always wanted to go there. What was it like?
Catherine: Quiet.

Jim: People donate their body to science end up submerged in a pond? Crammed in a car?
Catherine: Body Farm; creepy.
Gil: A Body Farm is not creepy. It's a controlled study of situational decomposition. All in all, a very healthy place.
Catherine: Tell that to Slim hanging from the tree.
(Catherine looks over at the skeleton hanging from the tree not too far away from the one they were called in to examine.)
Jim: Whoever placed our victim here knew that the body farm existed. What they didn't know is each body is tracked by a bunch of scientists.
Catherine: Can't just slip a card into the deck.
(Catherine starts taking pictures.)
David Phillips: Well, he's not in rigor. TSD is under six hours. I'll move him as soon as you're finished.
Jim: Any I.D.?
David Phillips: None.
(David stands and steps away from the body.)
Jim: Okay, I'm going to move him.
(Brass rolls the body over so that he's facing upward. Catherine takes more pictures.
Jim: Gunshot wound to the chest.
(close up of a beetle walking out of the dead body's shirt.)
Catherine: Well, look. One of your friends.
(Grissom leans in an grabs the beetle.)
Gil: It's a carpet beetle. It shouldn't be here.
Catherine: Vic seem more like a hardwood floors kind of guy to you?
Gil: Carpet beetles are the last to arrive at a corpse -- when it's almost a skeleton. I mean, this guy's still fresh.
(Grissom looks around and sees the skeleton hanging from the tree. Close up on the carpet beetles on the skeleton's skull.)
Gil: David! Get this body out of here now! We got cross contamination!

Warrick: I hear Grissom goes there all the time. Like even on his nights off.
(Warrick doesn't lift his head from the newspaper he's reading. Nick walks into camera view and heads for the refrigerator.)
Nick: Why does that not surprise me?
(He opens the refrigerator and sighs.)
Nick: Man, something stinks in here again.
(Nick grabs his paper package.)
Sara: What, bad milk? Cottage-cheese bad?
Nick: Worse. It's all over my sandwich. Smell that.
Sara: Yeah. He's got one of his experiments in there.
Nick: You're kidding me?
Catherine: Bugs or blood?
Sara: Not bugs.
Warrick: (still reading paper) Oh, that's so not cool. That's a community fridge
Nick: Man, someone has got to talk to Grissom about this.
(Grissom walks in.)
Gil: Talk to me about what?
Nick: You leaving your experiments in our refrigerator.
Gil: Well, the lab fridge was full. I put in last night.
Nick: Well ...
Gil: I'm going to test for horizontal motion on bloodstains. Vis-a-vis surface textures.

Catherine: Jody, we found pictures in Mike's house of you posing.
Jane Bradley: Tell her Mike would never do anything to hurt you.
Catherine: In some of the pictures ...
Jane Bradley: (interrupting) He truly was like a father to both kids.
Jody Bradley: (to her mom) I wish you would just listen once.
Catherine: In some of the pictures you're wearing a bathing suit. Do you remember Mike taking them?
(Jody Bradley looks at Catherine, shakes her head, no.)
Catherine: Jody ... anything that he did to you was not your fault. You can tell me if Mike took those pictures.
Jane Bradley: Jody? Honey?
Jody Bradley: I loved Mike and he loved me.

(Warrick trying to clear up a fuzzy picture of Jody)
Warrick: If I can compress this light back into a point then the rest of the picture gets clear. That's how they got Hinkley's image when he was shooting the prez.
Nick: What is that? There at the bottom right corner? Is that a finger?
Warrick: Yeah, I think so.
Nick: Well, that's unusual, isn't it? A professional photographer gets a finger in the shot?
Warrick: Maybe his good hand was otherwise engaged.

Gil: None of these beef particles are as big as the tissue found in Mike Kimble's wound tract. And I found out the ex-husband is the proud owner of a registered handgun.
Sara: Hmm, what does that mean?
Gil: It means I need to see that gun.
(Grissom heads toward the door to leave. Sara stops him.)
Sara: Uh, Grissom ... aren't you going to tell me anything?
Gil: About?
Sara: The case, the meat, what you found ...?
Gil: I'm working it.
Sara: I thought I was working it with you.
Gil: Yes. You're right, you are. So, take some photos of the experiment for the D.A. And then ... uh ... get rid of that stuff.
(Grissom turns to leave. Sara stops him again.)
Sara: That meat... the raw meat... me?
Gil: Yeah.
Sara: How many meals have we shared together?
Gil: I don't know.
Sara: Take a guess -- over a year working together.
Gil: Thirty.
Sara: I'm a vegetarian. Everyone here knows I'm a vegetarian. I haven't eaten meat since we stayed up that night with that dead pig. It pains me to see ground beef; forget about cleaning it up.



Cultural References
Warrick: If I can compress this light back into a point then the rest of the picture gets clear. That's how they got Hinkley's image when he was shooting the prez.

Warrick is talking about John Hinkly, Jr., the man who shot President Ronald Reagan.

Gil: They say the eyes are the window to the soul.

This comes from Matthew 6:22-23



Episode References
Gil: What are you doing her? Isn't this your day off?
Al: On the day you plan to expend a meat bullet? Ahh...a frozen meat bullet?

This set up is repeated in a couple of other episodes. Gil hangs out with Al to boil a head in "Evaluation Day" and when Gil comes in off the clock to help Catherine with the tar babies in "Nesting Dolls".



Other Episode Crew

CreatorAnthony E. Zuiker
Main Title ThemeThe Who
 
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