With Grissom teaching at a conference, Nick Stokes and the remaining CSIs investigate a murder of a family in a house in a small town outside Las Vegas. In the house there is evidence of ... See full summary »

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With Grissom teaching at a conference, Nick Stokes and the remaining CSIs investigate a murder of a family in a house in a small town outside Las Vegas. In the house there is evidence of violence, blood and gunfire. The rest of the team thinks that the entire family was murdered, but Nick has the feeling that the little girl, Cassie, is still alive. So they start investigating and discovering the motive why the family was murdered (an illegal green house full of pot) and a chew gum in every place they go for searching clues. So Nick believes that Cassie left them telltale clues in the form of gum drops. Written by James_ Corck

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William Petersen did not appear in this episode because a nephew of his died, making him unavailable for the episode's shooting. See more »

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JROTC programs do not collect fingerprints. See more »

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Sage: Do you believe in past lives?
Nick Stokes: No.
Sage: Why not?
Nick Stokes: I guess I'm just trying to make it through this one.
Sage: I think you're doing pretty well.
[Nick smiles]
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Who Are You
by Pete Townshend
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Nick was the star, but...
24 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As revealed by the writer on the DVD commentary track, the episode was originally written to feature GRISSOM as the CSI who becomes obsessed with finding the little girl. Nick wasn't even one of the CSIs called out to the scene. So much for "Nick is the nice one." They had actually completed one day of shooting when William Peterson was called away on a family emergency. Production shut down for one day while a frantic rewrite was done and a the schedule adjusted to complete the episode in the time remaining. One result was that scenes were changed to reduce the number of sets and locations required, which eliminated scenes set in the bed and breakfast where the CSIs stayed.

SPOILERS AHEAD FOR ANYONE CATCHING UP WITH THE SHOW ON DVD OR WHO HASN'T SEEN THE SEASON SIX FINALE FOR SOME OTHER REASON:

This is interesting because in the original draft of the script Grissom, Sara and Greg are the only CSIs to travel to Pinoche, and they stay at the B&B. Grissom and Greg share a room while Sara, as the only female, gets a room of her own. But Greg snores. So Grissom knocks on Sara's door. They end up in separate beds, in the dark, and having a typical G&S conversation - superficially about the case, life and death, but with a subtext of "other things". Fade to black. Even writer Sarah Goldfinger couldn't remember all the details of the scene the next morning, except that when Greg comes looking for the two, Grissom and Sara are still in the same room and one of them is just coming out of the shower. As usual, the whole thing would have been left ambiguous. (See Grissom and Lady Heather and that whole "Did they or didn't they?" moment.) Anyway, it makes an interesting footnote to the season, because depending on what happened when, this could have been a neat foreshadowing of the season-ender, a clue that they were already involved, (the business of Greg snoring and the banter in the dark the G&S version of foreplay), or an indirect depiction of the night the relationship finally went to the next level. Since that version was never shot, we'll never know.

The version that does exist is a good strong episode for CSI and a nice showcase for Nick and Sara. (Ironic that events conspired to give them one, in light of their earlier contract disputes. The episode might have gone to Catherine, with William Peterson not available, except that Marg Helegenberger had a long-standing commitment to a charity event in the Midwest, which is why she is only in a couple of scenes back in the lab, all either shot on the same day or squeezed into the shooting schedule for a previous episode.)


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