Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical

CSI rerun: "Caged" (2.07)

I was gonna watch Cold Case ("Debut," 3.13) but CBS was running something else.  Turns out I'd actually seen this episode, but I couldn't remember how either of the plots resolved.

[Transcript via twiztv.com, per usual.]

The car going onto the train tracks . . . That's when you jump out of the car, lady!  I remember being frustrated by that last time I watched this episode, too.

CATHERINE:  She could have jumped out.
SARA:  Not without her dog.

Catherine with short hair.  And wow, Grissom looks so young.  I think this everytime I see old reruns, I think.
GRISSOM:  I think he's autistic.
NICK:  Autistic? You mean like Rain Man?
GRISSOM:  Rain Man was a savant.  Extremely rare.  Aaron Pratt is a high-functioning autistic man with superior right-brain ability.
NICK:  Kind of sounds like you.
Mr. Hunter looked familiar, but nothing he's been in jumps out at me.  IMDb boards say he's a Kevin Spacey lookalike, and I buy that as a reason for the familiar feeling.
GRISSOM:  "But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve / for daws to peck at.  I am not what I am."
AARON PRATT:  Othello, act one, scene one.  Line 61 and 62, Iago to Roderigo.
GRISSOM:  Very good, Aaron.  Now, you want to tell me how Othello ended up in your briefcase?
(AARON looks around.)
AARON PRATT:  It's my ... favorite Shakespeare tragedy.
GRISSOM:  I like Hamlet myself.  And I bet Mr. Hunter is into King Lear.  He's very concerned with property rights.  He tells me the rare books are kept in the vault and they're not allowed off-site.
It makes me sad that Grissom likes Hamlet.
AARON PRATT:  No. He... eats his lunch in his office.  Carrots, celery tuna on whole wheat ... and Veronica.
GRISSOM:  What do you mean, "and Veronica"?
The flashback totally made me think of River in "Objects in Space."

We see Robbins' walking with his brace.  I'm so attuned to noticing this having said earlier this season (i.e., Season 6) something along the lines of "First time we see onscreen that Robbins is disabled" and getting a "Bzuh?  You are so not a longtime viewer" reaction.
ROBBINS:  Hey.  Great room.  Great table.  I could use this.  Lay out all the body parts.  Get a real overview.  Is that a light under there?
GRISSOM:  "Yet she must die else she betray more men.  Put out the light, and then put out the light."
[Othello, Act 5 Scene 2]

NICK:  I always thought you kept your porn in there.
GREG:  I move it around.  Okay, now, this is a 66-kilodalton globular protein, composed of two disulfide-linked sub-units, a and B.
NICK:  Very impressive.
GREG:  And I know what you all think of me -- I'm just another pretty face who got to where I am by sleeping with Catherine.
(GREG starts to draw on the clearboard to illustrate to NICK what he's looking at.)
GREG:  But seriously ... Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford.  Can I help it if I'm hip?
NICK:  Yeah, yeah, which one of your relatives got you in?
GREG:  Full ride.  Hey, eyes forward.  A and B chains link together to form a large three-dimensional structure of these beta sheets and helices.
NICK:  Translation ...
GREG:  Wait!
NICK:  You just drew the molecular structure of a foreign protein.  A Plant?
GREG:  Correct.  But, more specifically, a lectin.
(GREG goes back to the book and looks it up.  He gasps.)
GREG:  This is nastier than I thought.  It's ricin, a biotoxin.
NICK:  Biotoxin?
GREG:  Yeah.  (reading)  "B chain binds to glycoside residues which trigger endocytotic uptake of the protein which internalizes the toxin and begins the irreversible effects ... "
NICK:  Whoa, whoa, whoa, stop now.  Biotoxin, as in anthrax, smallpox?  I was at that crime scene for eight hours, man.
GREG:  Relax, man. It takes, like, two hours for ricin symptoms to show and, like, 48 more to kill you.
NICK:  (worried)  What kind of symptoms are we talking about, here?
Who keeps porn at work?  And yeah, as if Catherine would even consider sleeping with you.  Nick's worry is so cute.
WORKER 2 (DARK-HAIRED):  I think it's Croft.  Works right down the street - CPA.  He's always telling us how to streamline our business.
Somebody's gonna write me femslash about those two women, right?
Tags: tv: csi: episodes, tv: csi: episodes: s2

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