CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Who Shot Sherlock? - S5-E11

Corrected entry: Grissom expresses admiration for the (dead) Sherlock Holmes' attention to detail, since he has a cape, a deerstalker hat and a Meerschaum pipe. Grissom - and the dead Sherlock - should know better. None of these items appear anywhere in Conan Doyle's books; they were invented by Hollywood as part of Basil Rathbone's portrayal of the character, and are considered to be abominations by Holmes' afficionados.

Correction: The Deerstalker was not "invented" for the Basil Rathbone series. The artist for the original stories printed in The Strand Magazine, Sidney Paget, illustrated Sherlock with a Deerstalker in such adventures as "The Dancing Men", "Hound of the Baskervilles", and "The Boscombe Valley Mystery". As these were published during the author's original run of the stories, it was there since the beginning.Conan Doyle also mentions Holmes wearing a "ear-flapped travelling cap" in at least one story - "The Adventure of Silver Blaze".He also mentioned a handful of times of Holmes smoking a pipe. Meerschaum is a mineral that a pipe can be carved out of, So while they may not have been a hat (or pipe) that Holmes always used - a deerstalker is mainly used in the countryside, not the city, it certainly was used if only a handful of times.

Bad Words - S4-E19

Corrected entry: In the flashback that shows Adam Brenner playing his opponent using the word "Exvin", we can see that the X is also used in "Juxtapose". When the opponent adds an S to "Exvin", he is challenged and made to take back his tiles. However, the X would remain where it is because it is a part of another word. Since the opponent plays a word using an X later in the game ("Loxodrome"), we know that he must have taken back the X as well. However, that cannot be the case as then "Juxtapose" would not be able to stand without the X.

Correction: He can play Loxodrome by using the X still on the table from Juxtapose. He didn't need to play it from his hand, just play it vertically like the removed exvin.

Caged - S2-E7

Corrected entry: The CSI team determine a woman died after accidentally ingesting ricin (which she tried to use to kill someone else). She died within minutes of sticking her ricin covered pen into her mouth. According to the CDC, death by ingestion of ricin will occur within 36-72 hours (depending on potency, amount, etc.), not a matter of minutes. And, death could not have been from inhalation during her manufacturing of the ricin. They make it a point to show her burnt-looking tongue as the place where ricin was introduced to the body.

Rlvlk

Correction: It is true that Ricin was introduced in the mouth, but it does not state when. Yes, Aaron saw the woman put the pen in her mouth, but this didn't necessarily have to be the only point when she did so. She showed she does have a habit of chewing on her pen so the poison could have been introduced to her body before she was in the cage.

Show generally

Corrected entry: Season 9, Episode 3: "Art Imitates Life." Dr. Robbins is performing an autopsy with his glasses hanging around his neck, while his apron is covered in blood.

Correction: This is not a mistake, you're just saying that he does not take good care of his glasses.

Lady Heather's Box - S3-E15

Corrected entry: In the scene where Lindsay is being questioned she says that the car driver got out of the car, then Eddie (Lindsay's father and Catherine's Ex) fell out of the car and into the water. This is not possible. The passenger side door was closed and as the car was on an angle and wedged against the ground and unable to open. It is not possible that he fell upwards and out of the driver side door.

Scrappy

Correction: Eyewitness testimony is notoriously unreliable - a case can rarely be tried on that alone. In this case, the testimony is even more unreliable, as it comes from a child who was in grave danger at the time and was easily confused. The CSIs would not take what she said as the exact truth, but rather a starting point in the absence of anything else.

Snakes - S5-E12

Corrected entry: The singer performing at the bar (the man we later see working in the tire shop) is lip-syncing. At one point, when the camera cuts to him on stage, for a moment the vocals don't match his lips.

Correction: So a singer is lip syncing. This isn't a mistake. Just ask Ashley Simpson.

SexyIrishLeprechaun

High and Low - S3-E10

Corrected entry: When the detective is talking to Warrick about 'la lluvia de los peces,' he calls him 'Rick' ("Point is, Rick, they gotta come from somewhere").

Correction: He's shortening Warrick's name, like how Grissom goes by Gil instead of Gilbert.

Xofer

Ellie - S2-E10

Corrected entry: In the parking garage, Nick Stokes is taking pictures and says he has one picture left then takes a picture of Sara Sidle, but when Warrick comes onto the scene Nick takes a picture of Warrick.

Correction: He means he has one more photograph to take of the crime scene, then he is free to take personal photographs. Since he is using a digital camera, he isn't going to run out of film.

Snuff - S3-E8

Corrected entry: Catherine tells the snuff film producer that they know he was infected with HIV by accidental blood transfer from the actress he killed because they 'tested the DNA of the HIV'. No, they didn't. HIV is a retrovirus - it has no DNA. It has RNA, a far simpler nucleic acid which is completely distinct from DNA. Catherine is a scientist, trained and experienced in genetic 'fingerprinting' - she would never make a mistake like that.

Correction: On the other hand, the producer in question isn't a scientist, trained or otherwise. She has to use terminology that he'll understand, rather than being 100% accurate. It's not the actual truth, but, you know, people do that sort of thing when they need to convince people. Most laypersons know about DNA, but few are familiar with RNA. And police are entirely allowed to lie to you, so that's not an issue either.

Tailkinker

Evaluation Day - S1-E22

Corrected entry: In the scene where Sidle is watching the gorilla documentary, the cover of the pamphlet reads "The Gorilla In It's Natural Habitat." The correct possessive form would be "The Gorilla In ITS Natural Habitat."

Correction: So whoever typed it made a mistake. Character stupidity and bad spelling are not mistakes.

Living Doll - S7-E24

Corrected entry: In "Living Doll," you see Natalie, while working as a cleaning woman, push her cart down the hall of the CSI lab with the miniture on it to place it on Grissom's desk. In Episode 7-11, "Leaving Las Vegas" (when the minature is delivered) you see a man placing it on the desk.

Boobra

Correction: The model the deliveryman leaves on Gils desk is the scene of the Doctor who was killed by Carbon Monoxide Poisoning with the device in the fire, The model that Natalie ledt was the scene of the car on top of Sara so not an error.

Steven Gee

A Night at the Movies - S3-E19

Corrected entry: Greg Sanders while reviewing evidence, tells Stokes the song "He Ain't Heavy (He's My Brother)" is by Harold Melvin. It is actually a song by The Hollies.

Correction: Character mistake.

Show generally

Corrected entry: In episode 8-3, "Go to Hell": When Warrick and Nick are in the reverend's apartment and slice open the ironing board, Rick pulls back the cover and tape VI is lying beside the ditch furrowed out for the tapes to sit in. When the shot changes, it is in the ditch.

Boobra

Correction: Not so, just watched the scene and all four tapes are side by side in the hollowed out portion of the ironing board. Tape I and IV's labels are on the left sides of the cases, while II and III are marked on the right. There is a fifth tape (with the red label) visible outside the "ditch" but neither it, nor any other tape, changes position during the scene.

OneHappyHusky

A La Cart - S8-E2

Corrected entry: When one of the kitties was telling of what happened with Hux, the scene shows him leaning his head on her shoulder her moving and him falling on the floor and the waiter rushing over and pressing the panic button. When the waiter is interviewed, he claims he found Hux slumped over the table and then checked for a pulse. He was already on the floor by the time the waiter arrived.

Boobra

Correction: The waiter obviously lies, as he's the one who killed him. He wanted to make it sound like a heart attack.

CocoCami

You've Got Male - S2-E12

Corrected entry: In the pre title sequence the rider calls the spooked horse "Gunner" yet when Gil asks Jim who discovered the body in the pipe Jim says "Flicka" as it cuts to the horse.

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Steven Gee

Correction: Jim is making a joke. There is a famous kids film called "My Friend Flicka" and Jim is calling the horse Flicka as a joking reference to that film.

wizard_of_gore

The Good, the Bad, and the Dominatrix - S7-E23

Corrected entry: Sara claims that all the prints at the saloon belong to Lady Heather. Lady Heather was wearing lace gloves. She wouldn't have left fingerprints, and it's unlikely that she came out of costume.

Boobra

Correction: By definition, lace gloves do not offer full coverage of the hand and fingers. Heather would have left easily-identifiable partial prints all over.

Sereenie

Swap Meet - S5-E5

Corrected entry: When Greg is coming to see if Hodges has processed the water from the fountain, Hodges asks if Greg can't spell since he wrote "funtain water" on the glass. Greg answers that his folks are Norwegian and this is the way they spell it. That is incorrect. Fountain in Norwegian is "fontene."

Correction: Greg only says that to cover his mistake.

MoonFaery

Show generally

Corrected entry: In episode "Living Doll" Brass and Grissom go to see Trevor Dell, one of the Dell foster children. Foster children do not take the last name of the Foster Family unless they are adopted and they never adopted any of the 13 Foster Children.

Boobra

Correction: It's entirely possible that they shared the same last name without being related. Dell isn't that unusual.

Sereenie

The Good, the Bad, and the Dominatrix - S7-E23

Corrected entry: Brass is interviewing Benjamin Oakley, but he calls him Vinny when he says "your dad's not going to like that, Vinny."

Boobra

Correction: He says Benny, not Vinny.

Sereenie

Show generally

Corrected entry: In Episode "Ending Happy," the wounds on Happy's throat don't substantiate the premise that he was shot through the throat with an arrow. The arrow has feathers on the end, which would have passed through the skin. It would have left a ragged edge, not perfectly round holes.

Boobra

Correction: We can't say that the feathers on this arrow would have broken the skin, they could just as easily folded back and passed through without altering the shape of the hole.

pross79

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Nick Stokes: There's a sucker born every minute.
Gil Grissom: Yep, and they all come to Vegas.

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Season 5 Episode 18 "Spark of Life": when they show a closeup of the badly-burned woman during her debridement, it can be seen that even though her eyebrows and hair and, in fact, 90% of her skin has been burned away, she still has long, full eyelashes.

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This episode featured a guest appearance by Tom Noonan. Noonan and series star William Petersen played villain and hero, respectively, in the film "Manhunter."

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