The team investigates the death of a passenger aboard a commercial airliner. Grissom, Sara and Nick explore the evidence on the aircraft while Catherine and Warrick interview the passengers... See full summary »

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The team investigates the death of a passenger aboard a commercial airliner. Grissom, Sara and Nick explore the evidence on the aircraft while Catherine and Warrick interview the passengers. They soon realize that the the forensic evidence and passenger statements don't quite add up. An autopsy reveals that the dead passenger had a serious medical condition. But who, or what, killed him? Written by garykmcd

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The FAA is not responsible for investigating deaths on commercial airliners, so the CSI team could have taken all the time they needed to complete their work on the airplane. See more »

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Gil Grissom: High altitude enhances the entire sexual experience. It increases the euphoria.
Sara Sidle: Well, it's good. I don't know if it's that good... Cite your source.
Gil Grissom: Would you hand me a swab please?
Sara Sidle: You're avoiding the question. Cite your source.
Gil Grissom: A magazine.
Sara Sidle: What magazine?
Gil Grissom: "Applied psychodynamics in forensic science".
Sara Sidle: Never heard of it.
Gil Grissom: I'll get you a subscription.
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References Cops (1989) See more »

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Who Are You
by Pete Townshend
Performed by The Who
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An early gem
4 November 2009 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Ah, I can for once write a spoiler-free review since another user has provided us with a spoilerific review! Only nine episodes in and CSI delivers big time with this thought-provoking episode. Unlike run-of-the-mill episodes with Grissom's legendary bad jokes before the opening credits, this one makes us - or at least I *hope* most who will see this will - think about the thought experiment presented to us by Grissom. His dialog paints a deeply discomforting picture of the Human Condition and *suggests* that we think: can we *become* better humans? (This is not a spoiler since I am neither revealing his actual words nor their context.) Only time will tell.

You can't get much deeper into the philosophy of the Human Condition in the Real World. A full 10/10 if there ever was one.


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