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Grave Danger: Part 1 

While investigating a case, Nick is abducted and is buried alive in a special coffin while his team takes unorthodox steps to try to find him.


Quentin Tarantino


Anthony E. Zuiker (created by), Naren Shankar (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
William Petersen ... Gil Grissom
Marg Helgenberger ... Catherine Willows
Gary Dourdan ... Warrick Brown
George Eads ... Nick Stokes
Jorja Fox ... Sara Sidle
Eric Szmanda ... Greg Sanders
Robert David Hall ... Al Robbins
Paul Guilfoyle ... Jim Brass
Scott Wilson ... Sam Braun
Tony Curtis ... Himself
Frank Gorshin ... Himself
Andrew Prine ... Rodger Stokes
John Saxon ... Walter Gordon
Lois Chiles ... Jillian Stokes
Michael Bacall ... Delivery Man


CSI technician, Nick Stokes, is kidnapped while investigating a crime scene and buried alive in a glass casket by his kidnapper. The Las Vegas Police Department receives a package with a tape and hardware to permit them to watch Nick inside the casket, together with a request of one million dollars cash to release him. The mayor refuses to pay the ransom, but Catherine Willows asks her wealthy father and gets the amount. Gil Grissom then schedules a meeting with the criminal to deliver the money and be informed where Nick is. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

19 May 2005 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Grissom goes to meet with the kidnapper and the kidnapper inquires as to how the money has been booby-trapped, Grissom says "Normally you'd be 100% right, but this time you're 100% wrong." This is taken from another of Tarantino's movies, Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), when the Bride is explaining her run-in at the hotel after she found out she was pregnant. See more »


Fire ant bites are not only extremely painful, but they often leave lasting blisters and sometimes- in extreme cases- permanent scars. If Nick was bitten numerous times by fire ants, he would have undoubtedly ended up hospitalized and recovery would have taken weeks. He probably would also have been marked by the bites. However when he visits the prison, he seems to undergone a remarkable, if not miraculous, recovery. See more »


David Hodges: Oh, and by the way, uh, this is just the work me. You haven't had the full David Hodges experience.
Greg Sanders: I think I'm having it right now.
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References The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) See more »


Outside Chance
Written by Warren Zevon
Performed by The Turtles
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Best CSI episode
31 December 2006 | by jilliant-1See all my reviews

I am a very big fan of this show. I could not wait to see this episode when I heard that Quentin was going to have his way for the two one hour episodes. I am now sitting here watching it for the third time. I am still praying for Nick that he is going to get out of that box. The first time I watched it I almost turned the TV off because my nerves were shot. I was literally sitting on the edge of the couch. I was never the biggest fan of Nick but after seeing this show I feel much differently. Overall I would recommend this show to not only fans of csi but to everyone who enjoys an engaging show that they will not be able to tear they eyes away from the screen. I have yet to see any who on TV that has left me thinking about it for days afterwards. I hope that Quentin will get to do another show someday but I do not think that he will be able to live up to this one.

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