CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 5, Episode 24

Grave Danger: Part 1 (19 May 2005)

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The CSI Nick Stokes is kidnapped while investigating a crime scene and buried alive in a glass casket by his kidnapper. The Las Vegas Police Department receives a package with a tape and a ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Gordon
Jillian Stokes
Delivery Man


The CSI Nick Stokes is kidnapped while investigating a crime scene and buried alive in a glass casket by his kidnapper. The Las Vegas Police Department receives a package with a tape and a hardware to permit watch Nick inside the casket, together with a request of one million dollars cash to release him. The mayor refuses to pay the ransom, but Catherine Willows asks her wealthy father and gets the amount. Then Gil Grissom schedules a meeting with the criminal to deliver the money and be informed where Nick is. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When Grissom goes to meet with the kidnapper and the kidnapper inquires as to how the money has been booby-trapped, Grissom says "Normally you'd be 100% right, but this time you're 100% wrong." This is taken from another of Tarantino's movies, Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), when the Bride is explaining her run-in at the hotel after she found out she was pregnant. See more »


When the CSI show the video feed to Nick's parents, the timer is clearly inconsistent. It is most visible at the end of the scene: just before Nick's father leaves the room, the timer is on 04:01:42 going down to 04:01:39. When Cathrin looks at the screen 18 seconds later into the scene the timer is still at 04:01:39 See more »


Walter Gordon: You're telling me there's a million dollars in here.
Gil Grissom: Yes.
Walter Gordon: Along with some cute little booby traps? Which is it? A tracer? A dye pack?
Gil Grissom: Normally, you'd be 100% right, but this time, you're 100% wrong. We want Nick back, no tricks.
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Could be a stand alone feature...
2 September 2007 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

It's absolutely fascinating to me, how Tarantino surprises me with his directing over and over again. Best example lately is the C.S.I. two-part-episode "Grave Danger". Though Tarantino sticks to the typical C.S.I. directing procedure, he does not fail to leave his very own mark to this episode. From the first minute watching this, you can realize, that this is not "just" another usual episode (I don't say this in an insulting way), but that he really made something special out of it. The choice of soundtrack, the storyline and picture capturing are very typical for his style of film-making. If it would have been necessary to develop the characters (which isn't because it's a continuous series), these 90 minutes could have absolutely worked as a stand alone feature for me.

There are of course many references to his earlier films (especially Kill Bill part 2), what additionally makes it fun to watch for any Tarantino fan. Since I watch a lot of movies in my private time, it's not that easy to push me to the edge of the seat, but yes, I can really admit it was very thrilling.

Dealing with the topic of being buried alive is definitely not a new one, but that doesn't make it less scary or exciting.

If you just like CSI, you should watch it. If you just like Tarantino, you should watch it. And if you love both, like I do, see this episode under any circumstances!

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