CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

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.

Just looked at the scene and not possible to play Loxodrome vertically due to the existence of the word Antothenics underneath Juxtapose.

Assume Nothing (1) - S4-E1

Corrected entry: While the CSI Scooby gang are recovering ice from a cooler in which a body was found, Nick Stokes is busy taping up buckets of ice. Grissom asks him "Come with me". Nick finishes taping the bucket, places the tape on top and follows Grissom. When the camera cuts to the wide shot, the bucket is miraculously untaped.

00:26:00

Correction: There were 15 buckets, the wide shot could have shown any of the other 14 without tape on them.

Paper or Plastic - S4-E14

Corrected entry: A major subplot is why officer Fromansky killed the wife. The good officer maintains he was firing at a third villain running along the back aisle of the store. The husband and wife are established early in the episode running the opposite direction in the back aisle. But apparently, the husband never sees the third assailant, for otherwise there would be no mystery as to officer Fromansky's actions, as the husband would have corroborated the officer. How can the husband fail to see an assailant who is charging straight at him and his wife?

Correction: Because he's focused on his wife and trying to get her to get out of the way. Tunnel vision, he's blind to everything else going on around him. It's common in times of extreme stress/concentration.

CocoCami

Feeling the Heat - S4-E4

Corrected entry: The baby's car seat goes from front facing when they find him to rear facing and still strapped in when they go to investigate the car. Also, a baby that young would be in a rear facing car seat anyway.

Melissa

Correction: The seat is rear-facing in all shots. Due to the angle in some shots, it looks forward-facing, but it's not.

Fur and Loathing - S4-E5

Corrected entry: While discussing with Catherine the dead Furry in the road, Grissom uses the phrase "which begs the question ..." Begging the question has a very specific meaning in logical argument: to unjustly assume the truth of that which is being proved in the argument. It does NOT mean "causes the question to be posed." Someone as exacting and well-educated as Grissom would know this and would not misuse the phrase thus.

Rooster of Doom

Correction: As all language specialists will tell you, oral language evolves much faster than dictionaries do. It can sometimes be years before a new acception (or meaning) of a word or a phrase is added in language resources, even though it is widely used and understood by native speakers. The same goes for acceptions which go into disuse: they'll still be listed long after no one uses them. Nowadays, the first and most common meaning of "which begs the question" is the one for which Grissom uses it. It is not a mistake, only proof that Grissom is a man of his time.

Sereenie

Invisible Evidence - S4-E7

Corrected entry: In the final interview, Warrick tells the murder suspect that he saw him go into the toilet with dog tags, and come out without them. He subsequently found them in a toilet cistern. However an officer was detailed to go into the toilet with him, so the suspect shouldn't have been able to dispose of the dog tags

Correction: The officer did go to the toilet with him, but he didn't go into the stall with him. He could have quite easily slipped it off and put it in the tank then.

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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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In a number of episodes people are shown eating and drinking in the laboratories. For instance, in "Miss Willows' Regrets" Nick and Greg are seen eating fried chicken in the lab, and in "Overload" Sara eats a sandwich while watching Grissom experiment with her deli pickle. There are other examples. No reputable laboratory (which this is supposed to be) would allow its staff to eat or drink while in the lab. It is basic scientific protocol to prevent contamination of samples or the person picking up toxins on their food.

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Trivia

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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