3x07 Fight Night
First Aired: Nov. 14, 2002 on CBS
Summary: A boxer dies in the ring after taking a deadly beating from an opponent. The death seems accidental, but Grissom, after looking at the evidence, is lead to believe that the death was murder. Meanwhile, Catherine is sent to investigate when a Los Angeles gang member is shot and killed by…
Main Characters in this Episode
Sara Sidle: Smiling suppresses the gag reflex.
Warrick Brown: This is coming from the same woman who processed fecal fat from a ruptured colon.
Sara Sidle: Every crim has a problem area. Mine is saliva.
Nick Stokes: Yeah, but it's like Night of the Pifflings out there and I'm on a smash and grab.
Gil Grissom: Pifflings?
Nick Stokes: Puffin offspring. First time out of the nest every year they crash land in this town near Iceland because they are attracted to the lights of human civilization. It's the same way people flock to Vegas for a fight.
Gil Grissom: Animal Planet.
Nick Stokes: [calls out] How come when you talk about bugs everyone says you're a genius but when I talk about birds everyone says I watch too much television?
Gil Grissom: I don't know. Look, the next night of the pifflings you get the first dead body.
- After Grissom delivered his one liner, when the guitar slide announces that the main titles and the Who's song are just about to start, Grissom's pager rings and the intro proceeds to a second crime scene, while a "rewinding tape" sound effect can be heard playing.