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Field Mice 

Hodges and Wendy pose as CSIs to impress a group of "Crime Cadets" and get some help in solving a crime, and Hodges becomes jealous when Henry asks Wendy out. Meanwhile, Nick and Greg solve a bacteria outbreak at the police station.


Brad Tanenbaum


Anthony E. Zuiker (created by), Wallace Langham (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Laurence Fishburne ... Raymond Langston
Marg Helgenberger ... Catherine Willows
George Eads ... Nick Stokes
Eric Szmanda ... Greg Sanders
Robert David Hall ... Al Robbins
Wallace Langham ... David Hodges
Liz Vassey ... Wendy Simms
David Berman ... David Phillips
Paul Guilfoyle ... Jim Brass
Lucas Grabeel ... Guillermo Seidel
Cassi Thomson ... Katy
Chris Coy ... Melvin Dodge
Lex Medlin ... Sgt. Barclay
Beth Littleford ... Nurse Mona
Sheeri Rappaport ... Mandy Webster


Bright questions and answers from "crime cadets" Guillermo Seidel and Melvin Dodge inspire peacock-proud 'forensic instructors' David Hodges and Wendy to present them a real, yet unsolved case. Nick works out for real how half the precinct got infected. Henry becomes the butt of cruel pranks after Wendy agrees to go out with him. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

15 April 2010 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The two 'field mice' teens, Lucas Grabeel and Cassi Thomson, later reunited as regulars on the ABC family series, "Switched at Birth." See more »


When Langston and Hodges are in the lab, Langston quotes "You are great, I am great." from Star Trek. However, they mistakenly attribute the quote to the M5 computer, instead of the creator, Richard Daystrom. See more »


Wendy Simms: Hey. I saw you and Henry in the hall earlier and...
David Hodges: Look, I haven't been messing with Henry. I'm not trying to spoil your date and I hope that you guys have a very nice life together.
Wendy Simms: I really wasn't trying to blame you for anything. I was just checking in.
David Hodges: Why are your hands in your pockets?
Wendy Simms: [awkwardly] Because I'm socially awkward and it gives me a sense of security.
David Hodges: [throws a cardboard box at her head. When she doesn't take her hands out, he continues] You know, after Henry accused me I ...
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Different, but enjoyable
18 May 2010 | by nickersonpowerSee all my reviews

This episode centres around lab techs Hodges and Wendy, who invite a group of high school CSI cadets back to the lab to go over an old unsolved case. The crime scene, a burned-out apartment building, has been recently reopened and declared safe, so the baby CSIs and the techs can go into the field and finish investigating the case, including finding the identity of a woman who was found in the wreckage miraculously unburned. Also, lab tech Henry asks out Wendy on an elaborate first date, but his efforts to be ready on time are thwarted by a prankster. And Nick is caught up in investigating a case of food poisoning at PD.

The episode is one of those refreshingly humorous ones that CSI are so good at executing; the actors who play the lab techs make a good team in this respect and episodes are guaranteed to be good if centred around them (I recall "A Space Oddity" from season 9). There is good interaction between them and the cadets and of course Hodges is delightfully flawed as always. The episode was co-written by the actors who play Hodges and Wendy; my opinion was that if you didn't know that, you couldn't tell, though that is just my opinion and I'm no expert.

Nick's case is equally injected with humour, although I missed CSI's trademark evidence collection/processing montages with music. The two cases are well-matched so the tone is even throughout. A very enjoyable episode, showing that there's definite appeal in the post-Grissom line-up yet.

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