Wendy Simms

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Wendy Simms
played by Liz Vassey

Wendy Simms - CSI

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WendyCharacter Bio - CSI

Character Biography

Character Stats

Birthday: Some time in October 1972
Reason for becoming a CSI: Unknown but possibly influenced by her Uncle who is also in forensics (19 Down)
Forensic Specialty: DNA Tech
CSI Level: Lab Tech
Personality type: kind, open
Signature look: Labcoat and a high ponytail
Endearing trait(s): Clumsy
Annoying trait(s): Persistent

Character Connections

Family members: Has an Uncle who is also involved in forensics (19 Down)
Romance(s): In the episode "Field Mice" (1018), after Henry Andrews asked her out, and David Hodges got angry, she played pranks on him, hoping he would cancel the date. After Hodges found Wendy was the one pranking Henry, he took the blame for her, and after Henry left, and getting a raincheck on the date, she said "It's never gonna happen." She then started to leave, and turned back around, and walked back into Trace, pulled Hodges in, and kissed him.
Friends: Everybody at CSI and Julie (outside of work)
Enemies: Hodges (as friendly competition), and Ecklie (for not letting her into the field)


  • Wendy came from San Francisco before she came to the Vegas Crime Lab. Upon arrival she told Catherine that she was nothing like the old tech she was replacing. She has a friend in the L.A. sheriff's department, whom she called for information on a case.

Personal demons:
  • Hodges having a crush on her.
  • Henry having a crush on her.
  • Kissing Hodges, after being asked out by Henry.

Defining Cases (or Episodes):

  • Lab Rats
  • You Kill Me - - Wendy stated that she was considering becoming a field CSI and is in most of the scenes in this episode.
  • Two and a Half Deaths - - Wendy showed Hodges how tampons work. (Annabelle was dousing her tampons with vodka)
  • A Space Oddity - - Wendy showed an interest in an old TV show, "Astro Quest", and met Hodges at a convention for the show (Whatifitcon), and with him helped solve a case.
  • Field Mice - - After helping Hodges lie to the Crime Cadets about their position in the Crime lab, got asked on a date by Henry, who afterward got pranked, and believed it was Hodges pranking him. After Hodges found out it was Wendy, he took the blame for her in front of Catherine. After Henry left, she kissed Hodges.

Deep Dark Secret:
  • Has a crush on Hodges.


  • In Spellbound, she agreed to let Greg Sanders take her and her friend Julie out to dinner.
  • Directly after college, she acted a small role in a horror film for which she was paid $600. She was sawed in half with a chainsaw! (The Chick Chop Flick Shop)

WENDY: So I heard that my predecessor in DNA had all these you know, personal hygiene issues. Well, just for the record, I'm not like that. I have always been very touchy-feely. I mean, I used to work in San Francisco, you know. So... every day we started with hugs.
CATHERINE: Uh-huh. Yeah. That must've been nice for you. So...
WENDY: (interrupts) Hey, how about lunch tomorrow? Just you and me. Cause, see, I-I figure that you gotta know where the bodies are buried around here...... So to speak.
CATHERINE: Is that why you paged me?
(E606 Secrets and Flies)

SARA: Would sticking your eyeball in a woman's eye socket constitute a sex offense?
WENDY: Well, rape is legally defined as putting an unwanted foreign object into a genital opening. So, sexual... No...
SARA: But offensive... yeah.
(E615 Pirates of the Third Reich)

Wendy Simms: I have a question. How do you have sex with the guy who killed your daughter?
Gil Grissom: Revenge is an act of passion.

Wendy Simms: Well, we're working under the assumption that the killer was a foster kid, right? With probably an abusive childhood, so, a bloody baby doll. I mean, it's really not much of a stretch to say the doll represents the killer.
Hodges: Grissom had something on that.
[opens case file]
Hodges: "Freud's theory on the uncanny raises the point that as children we want the doll to come to life. But as adults, we are terrified by the idea. The doll could represent the uncanny that is feared. The Sandman."
Wendy Simms: Right, or exactly what I just said.

Hodges: This is exactly why I didn't invite you to join us: you take over everything.
Wendy Simms: I ...
Hodges: [cutting her off] Grissom asked me to gather some techs to review the miniature cases, like a think-tank.
Wendy Simms: Yeah, I know they told me. So... kudos to you.
Hodges: I hand selected them with careful consideration to group dynamics.
Wendy Simms: Well, I can see that. I mean it's you and your backup singers. You're Davy Hodges and the Lemmings.
[with fake enthusiasm]
Wendy Simms: You should take your act out on the road.
Henry Andrews: [off screen] We can hear you.
Wendy Simms: Look, the only reason you don't like me is because I actually stand up to you, which by the way is exactly what you need. I mean, come on, you know I'd be good at all this miniature stuff.
Hodges: That's not the only reason.
Wendy Simms: Really? Okay, what is it?
Hodges: You think you're too cool.
Wendy Simms: Oh my God, what are we, twelve?
Hodges: I don't know, are we?
Wendy Simms: [steps toward him] I don't know, are we?

Wendy Simms: But is it still considered food if it's alive and clucking?
Henry Andrews: Then you haven't been to Pennsylvania.

Sara Sidle: Hey.
Wendy Simms: Hey.
Sara Sidle: Here you go. I checked under the keys.
[she hands Wendy a keyboard]
Sara Sidle: Crusty white stains, pale blue under ALS.
Wendy Simms: Semen, huh? What made you check under the keys?
Sara Sidle: A butt print
[models with her hands]
Sara Sidle: on the credenza.
Wendy Simms: Yeah, okay, that's gross.
Sara Sidle: CDC contacted us because the whole office has a herpes simplex one outbreak, and nobody could figure out why. I guess you never really know what's going on in your office.

Wendy Simms: Hey Sara, is it true that the miniature cases have been keeping Grissom up at night?
Sara Sidle: [defensive] How would I know?
Wendy Simms: I just thought that maybe you guys all talk about it, and Hodges told me that Grissom confided in him and you know what, never mind, just forget I even asked.
Sara Sidle: Well, listen, I don't know what Hodges has been telling you but do you really think that Grissom would confide in him, about anything?
Wendy Simms: No, of course not.

Hodges: What?
Wendy Simms: That was a very good idea.
Hodges: Well, I have one occasionally.

Henry Andrews: [sometime after Wendy uses Hodges phone to call the killer's phone it starts ringing] Did you guys see "Scream"?
Hodges: [giving him a look but attempting to disguise his voice] Hello?... Oh, hi, Catherine. Have I seen Wendy? No, she hasn't been at her desk all day.
Wendy Simms: Gimme.
Hodges: Let me go look... for her.
[Wendy grabs the phone]
Hodges: Oh... Oh wait here she is.
Wendy Simms: Loser.

Hodges: What's this?
Wendy Simms: You frickin' broke it! That's destroying evidence
Hodges: I can fix it

Wendy Simms

Episode Appearances:

606 | Secrets and Flies
608 | A Bullet Runs Through It: Part 2 610 | Still Life 611 | Werewolves 612 | Daddy's Little Girl
615 | Pirates of the Third Reich 616 | Up in Smoke 617 | I Like to Watch 619 | Spellbound 621 | Rashomama
623 | Bang-Bang 624 | Way to Go 702 | Built to Kill: Part 2 708 | Happenstance 714 | Meet Market
715 | Law of Gravity 717 | Fallen Idols 719 | Big Shots 720 | Lab Rats 723 | The Good, the Bad, and the Dominatrix
724 | Living Doll 803 | Go To Hell 804 | The Case of the Cross-Dressing Carp 805 | The Chick Chop Flick Shop 806 | Who and What
808 | You Kill Me 809 | Cockroaches 810 | Lying Down with the Dogs 811 | Bull 813 | A Thousand Days on Earth
814| Drops Out 815| The Theory of Everything 816| Two and a Half Deaths 817| For Gedda 901|For Warrick
902| The Happy place 904| Let It Bleed 905| Leave out all the Rest 906| Say Uncle 907| Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda
908| Young man With a Horn 909| 19 Down 910| One To Go


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