Trivia: For those who don't (or can't) read American Sign Language, at the end of the episode, Grissom says to Dr. Gilbet is that his mother lost her hearing when she was eight years old. He once asked her what is it like to be deaf, and she told Grissom (who loved to swim) that it was like being underwater. She also taught him that being deaf does not make one inferior to others. Dr. Gilbert then replies that she teaches her students the same lesson.Cubs Fan
Trivia: The man who flirts with Catherine at the bar is played by Marg Helgenberger's husband, Alan Rosenberg. According to Helgenberger on the DVD commentary, Rosenberg had difficulty treating her the way his character does, even though it was a fictional encounter.Cubs Fan
Trivia: Season 9, episode 20, titled "A Space Oddity"- In the scene where Simms translates the alien language that Hodges spoke to her earlier in the show with the Vellikon translator on the Astro Quest website, the alien alphabet that is shown on the computer screen is the same alphabet used in the Star Wars Universe, not Star Trek, which the show is modeled after. (00:41:15)jcsal
Factual error: 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.