Corrected entry: Grissom expresses admiration for the (dead) Sherlock Holmes' attention to detail, since he has a cape, a deerstalker hat and a Meerschaum pipe. Grissom - and the dead Sherlock - should know better. None of these items appear anywhere in Conan Doyle's books; they were invented by Hollywood as part of Basil Rathbone's portrayal of the character, and are considered to be abominations by Holmes' afficionados.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Lindsay is being questioned she says that the car driver got out of the car, then Eddie (Lindsay's father and Catherine's Ex) fell out of the car and into the water. This is not possible. The passenger side door was closed and as the car was on an angle and wedged against the ground and unable to open. It is not possible that he fell upwards and out of the driver side door.
Corrected entry: Catherine tells the snuff film producer that they know he was infected with HIV by accidental blood transfer from the actress he killed because they 'tested the DNA of the HIV'. No, they didn't. HIV is a retrovirus - it has no DNA. It has RNA, a far simpler nucleic acid which is completely distinct from DNA. Catherine is a scientist, trained and experienced in genetic 'fingerprinting' - she would never make a mistake like that.
Corrected entry: In "Living Doll," you see Natalie, while working as a cleaning woman, push her cart down the hall of the CSI lab with the miniture on it to place it on Grissom's desk. In Episode 7-11, "Leaving Las Vegas" (when the minature is delivered) you see a man placing it on the desk.
Corrected entry: In episode 8-3, "Go to Hell": When Warrick and Nick are in the reverend's apartment and slice open the ironing board, Rick pulls back the cover and tape VI is lying beside the ditch furrowed out for the tapes to sit in. When the shot changes, it is in the ditch.
Corrected entry: When one of the kitties was telling of what happened with Hux, the scene shows him leaning his head on her shoulder her moving and him falling on the floor and the waiter rushing over and pressing the panic button. When the waiter is interviewed, he claims he found Hux slumped over the table and then checked for a pulse. He was already on the floor by the time the waiter arrived.
Corrected entry: When Greg is coming to see if Hodges has processed the water from the fountain, Hodges asks if Greg can't spell since he wrote "funtain water" on the glass. Greg answers that his folks are Norwegian and this is the way they spell it. That is incorrect. Fountain in Norwegian is "fontene."
Corrected entry: In Episode "Ending Happy," the wounds on Happy's throat don't substantiate the premise that he was shot through the throat with an arrow. The arrow has feathers on the end, which would have passed through the skin. It would have left a ragged edge, not perfectly round holes.
Corrected entry: In the flashback scene, where we see the abusive husband shooting his wife in the head against a wall in their home, Sarah and Grissom do not discover any plastering or other repair to the wall (although they do discover the victim's blood). However, during the victim's autopsy scene, we learn that the shot to the victim's head was through-and-through. (This is an important plot point, since it means that the bullet's distinctive composition is not immediately discovered.) Wouldn't the bullet have gone into the wall? Is there any realistic way the murderer could have repaired the damage without Sarah or Grissom discovering it?
Corrected entry: While the CSI Scooby gang are recovering ice from a cooler in which a body was found, Nick Stokes is busy taping up buckets of ice. Grissom asks him "Come with me". Nick finishes taping the bucket, places the tape on top and follows Grissom. When the camera cuts to the wide shot, the bucket is miraculously untaped. (00:26:00)
Corrected entry: When Catherine and Nick are investigating the rock star's death and find the needle in his arm, why wouldn't they have just checked for prints on the syringe? In the flashback later on, it is shown that the murderer did not use gloves, and therefore her prints should be on the syringe.