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WriterSarah Goldfinger
Richard J. Lewis
Uttam Narsu
DirectorRichard J. Lewis
Original AirdateApril 28, 2005
Previous Episode: Hollywood Brass
Next Episode: Weeping Willows

Committed is the twenty-first episode of the fifth season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Summary Edit

Sara accompanies Grissom to a mental hospital where one of its inmates has been murdered inside his room. Interviewing patients prove to be harder than usual as most of them are mentally unstable. While the two CSIs are there, they uncover more than just the crime. One of the most shocking discoveries involve a patient with a dark childhood, which is still haunting him, and a nurse with a secret.

Cast Edit

Main Cast Edit

Recurring Cast Edit

Guest Cast Edit

  • James Badge Dale as Adam Trent
  • Jon Huertas as Psych Tech Leon Madera
  • David Bowe as Phil Boyd
  • Christian Clemenson as Charles Pellew
  • Kristoffer Ryan Winters as Robbie Garson
  • Jason Matthew Smith as Jake Wernerer
  • Chris Williams as Lt. Reed Owens
  • Allan Kolman as Glen Frydman
  • Michael Reid MacKay as Ronald Salter
  • Robin Weigert as Dr. Valerie Dino
  • Annie Corley as Nurse Joanne McKay/Adam's mother
  • Monique Edwards as Nurse Nanette Faber
  • Harry Perry as Earl Simmonds
  • Richard Wharton as Kenny Valdez

Trivia/Notes Edit

  • According to the production code, this episode was supposed to air before the previous episode "Hollywood Brass".
  • For East Coast viewers, this episode was bumped to 10:00 p.m. ET due to a last-minute press conference by President Bush at 8pm ET that bumped "Survivor" to 9:00 p.m. ET.
  • Marg Helgenberger, George Eads and Gary Dourdan do not appear in this episode.
  • According to MSN's "Tv Best Bets," there was originally supposed to be a Case B ("Elsewhere, Catherine looks into the murder of a man found inside a crop circle.") in this episode. This case was used in the later season episode "Iced."
  • In this episode, it is discovered that Sara's mother spent some time in an institution after murdering her father.

Goofs Edit

  • Why did Grissom and Sara swab the patients for their DNA? A handful of them were convicted rapists, so most (if not all) of their DNA would already be in the system.
  • The "conversation" between Charles Pellew and Grissom was based (according to the director's commentary on the DVD) on an email that he received several months earlier, which seemed to have gone through a translation program, so that the syntax of the sentence seems correct, but the words actually make no sense at all.

Quotes Edit

Hodges: Would you ever bleach your hair? (Sara looks up from the microscope) I wouldn't. It's so Greg Sanders.

Sara: When my father died, my mother came to a place like this for a while for evaluation. It looked the same, it smelled the same. It smelled like lies.
Grissom: You sure you're okay?
Sara: Crazy people do make me feel crazy.

[During the autopsy]
Doc Robbins: It reminded me of that scene of "Jaws" when Dreyfuss cuts open the shark's stomach and all kinds of stuff came out.
Grissom: You found a license plate?
Dr. Robbins (shares the stomach findings with Grissom): Highlights include band-aids, wood chips, hair and half a snapshot.
Grissom: Pica?
Dr. Robbins: Boo?
Grissom: Pica is a compulsion to eat non-nutritive food items. It's from the Latin word for "magpie", a bird with a large and indiscriminate appetite.

Grissom: Jail or no jail, she won't last six months. She'll die without her son.
Sara: That would be better for both of them.

See also Edit

CSI:Las Vegas Season 3
Assume Nothing (season 4) >
Revenge is Best Served ColdThe Accused is EntitledLet the Seller BewareA Little MurderAbra-CadaverThe Execution of Catherine WillowsFight NightSnuffBlood LustHigh and LowRecipe for MurderGot Murder?Random Acts of ViolenceOne Hit WonderLady Heather's BoxLucky StrikeCrash & BurnPrecious MetalA Night at the MoviesLast LaughForeverPlay with FireInside the Box

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