CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Episode Scripts

N/A - Hitting for the Cycle

Oh, wow.
What? No.
I I don't even want to say it.
I don't want to jinx it.
What are you talking about? You guys playing freeze tag again? Henry seems to be having a, uh, beautiful mind moment here.
The cycle.
Yeah, I just closed a homicide, and I think ray closed an accidental about an hour ago.
- And I logged a suicide.
- Well, there you go homicide, suicide, accidental.
Gentlemen We here on grave shift, are one natural death away from hitting for the cycle.
I can't believe you; You said it.
So, what's your problem? A guy's pitching a perfect game, you don't say he's pitching a perfect game.
Do you know how long it's been since grave hit a cycle? Four years, seven months, 13 days, two hours and ten minutes.
Henry, we're men of science, not men of superstition.
Oh, my band of brothers, we will hit the cycle of this I am certain.
I am so certain that I propose a little action.
A little action, huh? Yeah.
Let's do it.
A wager to see which CSI brings in the natural, and thereby brings the cycle home.
It's luck of the draw.
You can't predict who's going to pull a natural.
It's a numbers game the more cases you get, the more chances you have to win.
And, uh, I'm on a roll, right now, boys.
I wouldn't bet against me.
Or me.
I got a body, right now, in autopsy, that's looking pretty au naturel.
I got a hundred bucks on Nick.
And it's not because you are the co-shift supervisor.
Thank you.
I am also In on me for $100.
You know what? Uh, make it $200.
Like a man All right, I'm in.
Yeah, and Hodges, let Henry be the bank.
What, you don't trust me with our future earnings? Come on.
This is so wrong.
You don't just shove dollar bills into the holy grail, - like she's some - You know.
That's true, Henry.
But this is Vegas.
Uh, we have a cycle going on, people! Anybody else want in? Go see Henry.
Easy money, Sanders.
It's like picking it up off the ground.
Yeah, well, don't hurt yourself.
Oh, come on! No seriously? who are you? who, who, who, who? who are you? who, who, who, who? I really wanna know who are you? oh-oh-oh who come on, tell me who are you, you, you are you! Abdomen is distended.
Hard to the touch.
She's not pregnant.
Tumor, maybe? That would be a natural.
Maybe the chick's just fat.
Stuffing her face with twinkies and chalupas.
Wouldn't be the first.
You'll have to excuse Kevin, my new assistant transfer from L.
A.
Just used to hotter-looking corpses, doc.
Ah, that's gross.
It's pus, Kevin.
Beaker.
That is a lot of pus.
And one serious infection.
Question is, what caused it? Infection.
That would be a natural, right? Would you give the cycle a rest for a second, please? It's, uh When you get a homicide, accidental, suicide, and natural death, all in the same shift.
Kind of like banging a white chick, black chick, Mexican and Asian chick all in one night, right? Been there.
Oof.
The colon appears punctured.
Did you say she die at her desk? I did.
People like to chew on office supplies while they're working.
Swallow them.
So paper clip.
Accidents happen.
Definitely not a natural.
Sorry to burst two bubbles.
We have another Well, where there is death, there's hope.
Hey, hey.
Welcome to the apocalypse.
Aeron's Legion.
Sweet.
Meet DV8avenger.
Huh! Nice chair.
So, at 4:38 A.
M.
, we got a call from leftbrain528, in Vancouver.
He was concerned because his buddy was AFK - for the past five hours.
AFK? - It's "Away From Keyboard.
" It's a gamer thing.
DV8's real name is Steven Pyles.
Unfortunate name.
You guys smell that? Check under the blanket.
Um Mr.
Pyles is wearing a diaper.
Guy's a serious gamer.
No time for bathroom breaks.
Right.
Didn't want to be AFK.
Well, good luck with this.
I'm out of here.
Whoo! Sorry we're late to the party.
Grandma here was driving.
Oh, God, it reeks in here.
This isn't too good for my hangover.
Have you all met Kevin? Yeah.
Yeah, we've had the pleasure.
- Possible cardiac flush.
- Oh, you think? Pepperoni pizza, hot wings, French fries I'm just gonna go out on a limb here And say that, uh, Moby Dick stroked out.
Congrats.
Got your natural.
Oh, well, I guess we can all go home then.
I don't know how you do things in L.
A.
, but in Vegas, we wait for autopsy.
Yeah, you could do that.
Based on lividity, I'd say T.
O.
D was six to eight hours ago.
Body temp should be higher than that, right? More like 91 degrees.
Could be the AC, or the guy just runs cold.
Doesn't rule out a natural.
No, but it also doesn't rule out a homicide.
I guess we should get to work.
Sucks.
Gardener found the body.
Homeowners are on vacation in Europe.
Victim was house-sitting.
We got an I.
D? Benjamin Fowler, age 39.
Supposedly, the guy just went through a divorce, and was just crashing here.
Come on.
Forced entry.
Yeah, looks like it.
I have a shoe impression here.
Herringbone pattern.
Glass still in the window frame and on the ground.
Radial fracture, right angle, rear side.
This window was broken from the outside in.
Dead bolt still works.
So The perp tried to kick the door open, it wouldn't budge So he breaks a window, reaches in and unlocks the dead bolt.
Whoo! No tv.
No tunes.
Somebody got ripped off.
Victim wanders into a robbery, gets himself killed.
Straight-up robbery-homicide.
Works for me.
Now, where the hell is super Dave? Man, I want to get this one wrapped up; Get back in the game.
So this is DV8avenger.
From what Sara said, I'm glad you got that diaper off.
I had my new assistant do it.
Kevin.
Mmm.
Well, it's a perfect job for that guy.
So, uh, you got any C.
O.
D on the gamer? Well, our victim's gullet was congested with vomitus.
Undigested food.
Mmm.
What is that? Pepperoni? With onions.
Our friend's unhealthy habits caught up to him.
But it wasn't his heart that gave out.
What was it? His stomach.
Our victim experienced a violent regurgitation.
Generally speaking, when someone reacts to a choking gag-reflex, undigested food will be hurled back up and be expelled through the mouth and nose.
In this case, that didn't happen.
Our victim succumbed to food being trapped in the vocal folds.
Asphyxiation.
Kind of like what happened with Mama Cass, and choking on her ham sandwich.
Actually, the coroner's inquest found Cass Elliot died from "fatty myocardial degeneration, due to obesity.
" There was no obstruction.
Well, at least Mama was a natural.
Ah, yes the cycle.
How much is the pot up to now? It's a couple grand.
Crazy, right? Mm.
How much you in for? $200.
On whom? Nobody.
I mean, most people die of natural causes, without suspicious circs we don't roll on them.
So, I'm betting that we are not going to be hitting for the cycle.
Well, you are a smart lady, which is why you're probably asking, how was our victim unable to expel the vomitus? And I have an answer.
These healed contusions along the tongue say that our victim appears to have had a history of seizures.
Seizures caused by what? I haven't had a chance to review his medical records yet.
All I know is that a seizure would've been a major contributor to his death.
Guess what I found in DV8's apartment Carbamazepine.
Anticonvulsant used to treat epilepsy.
You know, I read a case about a person diagnosed with epilepsy who suffered a seizure while playing a video game.
You think a video game killed our Vic? Preexisting condition, but death brought on by external circumstances.
You know, I hate to say it, but the needle's tipping from natural to accidental.
So the cycle takes a backseat, but it's still speculation.
I mean, we have no way of knowing what happened to DV8 after he went AFK.
Actually, there is.
Serious gamers don't just wear diapers, they also record their games.
Like chess players, they want to review their moves and learn from their mistakes.
We did pulls all the hard drives from his apartment.
I'll look through them, see if I can find a recording of our victim's virtual death.
Yo, dude, what the hell? There could be biologicals on that gun.
You just can't put it into plastic.
Yeah, I don't need a forensics lesson there, Mr.
Wizard.
The serial number's etched off.
I'm going to let it air dry.
I'm not putting it in the bag, I'm putting it on the bag.
Believe it or not, I know what I'm doing.
Whatever.
Dr.
Langston, I presume.
You're the fella who crossed swords with Nate Haskell.
Saw you on America's Most Wanted.
Cool.
Kevin! Gurney! Now! Kevin, do this, Kevin, do that.
I'm getting sick to my stomach with your crap.
Hey, don't What was that? I'm sorry.
He's from L.
A.
That explains it.
Wrists are bound, overhand knot.
That cord is from inside the house.
Restraints are loose.
He probably tried to set himself free.
Contusions on his face.
What appears to be a broken nose.
All signs of blunt-force trauma.
That's not what killed him, though.
It was a single GSW to the back of the head.
Can't find the exit wound.
It's probably still holding.
More than likely the bullet's still in his head.
Yeah No cash.
It's consistent with robbery.
So Mr.
Fowler interrupts a burglary.
There's a struggle.
The Killer punches him, ties him up.
Then Fowler makes a break for it.
The Killer follows after him, shoots him in the back of the head.
What do you think, new girlfriend? Personal experience says it's probably his ex-wife.
He's still wearing his wedding ring.
Taking a break? Reliving the last exploits of DV8avenger.
Guy kept recordings of all his games, including the final two minutes of the last game he ever played.
Now DV8 was not just playing Aeron's Legion solo.
He was playing mmorpg.
English? Massively multiplayer on line role-playing game.
Meaning there a lot of people playing against him.
That is a lot of people.
Well, it's Aeron's Legion.
See, we're talking when all of humanity has been whittled down to a small but contentious band of warriors called The Descendants.
Mm-hmm.
The point is, you've got all these weapons, but the only one that you don't want to use is the flash-bang.
Excellent distraction, but takes major points off your score.
Greg All right, well, during DV8's last game, uh-huh.
One player pulled a radical move and just started unloading with flash-bangs.
A move like that Excellent distraction, but takes major points just deducts points from your score.
off your score.
Greg You don't gain a single point.
All right, well, during DV8's last game, uh-huh.
Unless the point is to give your opponent a seizure.
One player pulled a radical move A type of attack like this would do it.
and just started unloading The strobing imagery in the game with flash-bangs.
generated a photosensitive reaction, which produced impulses A move like that that traveled through the optic nerve just deducts points from your score.
and into the temporal lobe of the brain You don't gain a single point.
frying the circuits, triggering an epileptic seizure.
Unless the point is to give your opponent a seizure.
Who launched the attack? A type of attack like this would do it.
Ninjaassassin.
The strobing imagery in the game So if Ninjaassassin knew that DV8 was epileptic, generated a photosensitive reaction, and intentionally triggered a seizure, which produced impulses we're looking at a homicide.
that traveled through the optic nerve Geeks and freaks, give it up and into the temporal lobe of the brain for Cyber Bowl 2011! frying the circuits, triggering an epileptic seizure.
Aeron's Legion semi number one pits two hot-wired warriors.
Who launched the attack? First, Las Vegas native, Ninjaassassin.
and future hall of gamer, So if Ninjaassassin knew that DV8 was epileptic, Ninjaassassin! and intentionally triggered a seizure, Hi-yah! we're looking at a homicide.
Game on, gamers! (Gunfire over speakers) Whoo! Let's do this! Geeks and freaks, give it up I think we found our assassin.
for Cyber Bowl 2011! These people need to get a life.
(Cheering) I think you'd like video games.
Aeron's Legion semi number one pits two hot-wired warriors.
You get to shoot people.
First, Las Vegas native, When I was their age, I was on a real battlefield and future hall of gamer, with a real weapon in a real jungle.
Ninjaassassin! I don't need to play war with my thumbs.
(Cheering, applause) And uploading from San Juan, Puerto Rico, (Laughing) the Rico suave of gaming, Hi-yah! last year's rookie of the year, murd3er-1.
Game on, gamers! You know what the winner of this takes home? Whoo! Let's do this! I think we found our assassin.
These people need to get a life.
Now I want to shoot someone.
I think you'd like video games.
Fire up your controllers.
You get to shoot people.
It's game on, bitches.
Brass: When I was their age, I was on a real battlefield Okay, let's go.
with a real weapon in a real jungle.
Las Vegas police.
I don't need to play war with my thumbs.
Hold on, guys.
And uploading from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Get outta here, man! the Rico suave of gaming, Game's over bitches.
last year's rookie of the year, murd3er-1.
Am I in some kind of trouble? Sanders: You know what the winner of this takes home? This isn't about the girls gone wild file share, is it? You, uh, you know this guy, ninja? Now I want to shoot someone.
Oh, man! Emcee: Fire up your controllers.
Who filleted DV8avenger? It's game on, bitches.
No wonder he didn't show up for the semi.
(Bell ringing) Dude, put that thing away.
Okay, let's go.
So you can toss fake grenades at a guy, Las Vegas police.
but you can't stomach seeing what it did to him? Emcee: Hold on, guys.
What are you talking about? Man in crowd: Get outta here, man! DV8avenger was playing against you when he died.
Game's over bitches.
Virtually.
(Booing) I didn't actually kill him.
(Crowd shouting angrily) I-I mean Am I in some kind of trouble? I have killed him This isn't about the girls gone wild on the fields of Crador.
file share, is it? Though, admittedly, he had the edge.
You, uh, you know this guy, ninja? Hey, real world.
Oh, man! Did DV8 ever mention to you that he had a medical condition? Who filleted DV8avenger? He had a lot of conditions.
No wonder he didn't show up for the semi.
Yeah, like epilepsy.
Dude, put that thing away.
Did you know that? So you can toss fake grenades at a guy, Kind of.
but you can't stomach seeing what it did to him? I saw DV8 popping pills.
What are you talking about? Figured they were uppers.
DV8avenger was playing against you when he died.
Virtually.
Told him I was going to the judges I didn't actually kill him.
Yeah, and he told you they were his epilepsy meds.
I-I mean - Kind of.
- And you kind of knew I have killed him that all the flash-bangs you threw at him on the fields of Crador.
would trigger a seizure.
Though, admittedly, he had the edge.
Look, I'm an athlete.
I'm a competitor.
Brass: Hey, real world.
I was looking for an edge.
Did DV8 ever mention to you that he had a medical condition? I get it.
He had a lot of conditions.
Yeah, like epilepsy.
You can't die from a seizure.
That's a fact.
Did you know that? I looked it up.
It's on Wikimeds.
Kind of.
I think you're gonna kind of need a lawyer.
I saw DV8 popping pills.
Hey, doc.
I know, I know, you want a quick C.
O.
D.
Figured they were uppers.
So you can get out of the pits Told him I was going to the judges and get back into the race.
Yeah, and he told you they were his epilepsy meds.
It's not just me, man.
Kind of.
Brass: And you kind of knew I got a lot of people riding on me.
that all the flash-bangs you threw at him Yeah, well, for the record, I am not among them.
Oh, yeah? would trigger a seizure.
Well, who'd you put your money on, Greg? Look, I'm an athlete.
I'm a competitor.
You might as well just give it to me right now.
I was looking for an edge.
I hold my cards I get it.
close to the vest and my cash even closer.
Yeah, yeah, okay.
What's up with this guy? You can't die from a seizure.
That's a fact.
I found these fibers in his chompers.
I looked it up.
It's on Wikimeds.
They match the restraints on his wrists.
I think you're gonna kind of need a lawyer.
He was probably trying to undo that knot with his teeth.
Hey, doc.
I know, I know, you want a quick C.
O.
D.
Mr.
Fowler's x-rays.
So you can get out of the pits Extensive damage and get back into the race.
to the cervical vertebrae and the occipital bone.
It's not just me, man.
You see the beveling? I got a lot of people riding on me.
Inside to out.
Yeah, well, for the record, I am not among them.
Oh, yeah? So the bullet went out the back of his head.
Well, who'd you put your money on, Greg? We initially thought that exit wound was an entry wound.
You might as well just give it to me right now.
The real entry wound is in the oral pharynx.
I hold my cards No soot around the hole, close to the vest and my cash even closer.
so he was shot from at least three feet away.
Mouth open.
Yeah, yeah, okay.
What's up with this guy? No! I found these fibers in his chompers.
It's a penetrating wound.
They match the restraints on his wrists.
Through and through.
He was probably trying to undo that knot with his teeth.
Okay, so the bullet's got to be back at the house.
Mr.
Fowler's x-rays.
Well, if you're lucky, Extensive damage you might catch a natural on the way over.
to the cervical vertebrae and the occipital bone.
Thanks.
You see the beveling? I'm very sorry for you loss, Mrs.
Fowler.
Inside to out.
What happened to Ben? So the bullet went out the back of his head.
He was house-sitting for some friends.
We initially thought that exit wound was an entry wound.
There was a break-in.
The real entry wound is in the oral pharynx.
He was shot.
No soot around the hole, The house in seven hills? The Alexanders' place? so he was shot from at least three feet away.
Mouth open.
You know them? No! They were friends, before the divorce.
(Screaming) People choose sides, you know how that goes.
Robbins: It's a penetrating wound.
Yes, I do.
Through and through.
Tell me Okay, so the bullet's got to be back at the house.
When was the last time you saw Ben? Well, if you're lucky, Just a couple of days ago.
you might catch a natural on the way over.
He got pulled over for DUI.
(Chuckles) He called me, I bailed him out.
(Chuckles) I took him back to the house.
Thanks.
I got to go.
I'm very sorry for you loss, Mrs.
Fowler.
I just poured you a glass of wine.
What happened to Ben? Come on, stay, please? He was house-sitting for some friends.
I'm tired.
I don't want to do this anymore.
There was a break-in.
You won't have to, I promise.
He was shot.
Ah, shoot! The house in seven hills? The Alexanders' place? I'm sorry.
You know, what, next time, just call somebody else.
You know them? Olivia, please wait.
You're all I got.
They were friends, before the divorce.
I was the last person in the world that he could call People choose sides, you know how that goes.
and I turned my back on him.
Yes, I do.
Sounds like he was in a pretty dark place.
Tell me He wasn't always.
When was the last time you saw Ben? He lost his contracting business.
Just a couple of days ago.
Couldn't find another job.
He got pulled over for DUI.
Started drinking, gambling.
He called me, I bailed him out.
It got out of hand.
I took him back to the house.
I filed, he left.
I got to go.
I thought when the Alexanders' took him in I just poured you a glass of wine.
that he'd be okay.
Come on, stay, please? I just wish I could take back what I said.
I'm tired.
I don't want to do this anymore.
I never did stop loving him.
You won't have to, I promise.
Why didn't you find the bullet the first time? (Both gasp) Ah, shoot! We thought it was still in him.
I'm sorry.
You know, what, next time, just call somebody else.
Are you questioning my work? Olivia, please wait.
You're all I got.
I've got one large riding on you.
I was the last person in the world that he could call Relax.
and I turned my back on him.
It's got to be in the pool.
Sounds like he was in a pretty dark place.
Oh, no I'm having a good hair day.
He wasn't always.
Well, maybe neither one of us has to get wet.
He lost his contracting business.
No! Couldn't find another job.
A little ballistics, a little case closed, Started drinking, gambling.
and then team Stokes is on the hunt It got out of hand.
for the elusive natural.
I filed, he left.
Go, Stokes.
I thought when the Alexanders' took him in A little faith, baby.
that he'd be okay.
Ah, here to lay down some more action? I just wish I could take back what I said.
Actually, I'm here for my tox results.
I never did stop loving him.
Right.
Found sleeping pills in your gamer's bloodstream (Sobbing, sniffling) zolpidem.
Why didn't you find the bullet the first time? High therapeutic levels.
We thought it was still in him.
A gamer on zolpidem?! Are you questioning my work? That's like a sumo wrestler on diet pills.
I've got one large riding on you.
Yeah.
Listen, thanks to you guys, Relax.
I'm really busy here.
It's got to be in the pool.
The point is, your victim was staring at the inside Oh, no I'm having a good hair day.
of his eyelids when those flash-bangs were going off.
Well, maybe neither one of us has to get wet.
So Ninjaassassin's off the hook.
No! So, why would a hardcore gamer pound sedatives A little ballistics, a little case closed, the night before the big game? and then team Stokes is on the hunt Maybe someone spiked his joystick.
for the elusive natural.
Can you solve this someplace else? Go, Stokes.
What about his stomach contents? A little faith, baby.
Yeah, it just went to the top of my stack.
Ah, here to lay down some more action? I'll have it in twenties.
Actually, I'm here for my tox results.
Or 20 minutes.
Right.
Found sleeping pills in your gamer's bloodstream Forget it.
zolpidem.
I just got flowers from one of the day shift guys.
High therapeutic levels.
Does he know you're married? A gamer on zolpidem?! Yeah.
That's like a sumo wrestler on diet pills.
He was wishing me luck in the cycle.
Yeah.
Listen, thanks to you guys, Henry found zolpidem in our Vic's system.
I'm really busy here.
I'm guessing this is how it got into there.
The point is, your victim was staring at the inside You know, I did find a prescription bottle of his eyelids when those flash-bangs were going off.
for zolpidem in the trash, So Ninjaassassin's off the hook.
but it belonged to somebody else, So, why would a hardcore gamer pound sedatives and there was still a few pills in it.
the night before the big game? I couldn't collect it Maybe someone spiked his joystick.
because there was no direct link to the case.
Can you solve this someplace else? Did you get a pic? What about his stomach contents? I did.
Yeah, it just went to the top of my stack.
Label got wet.
I'll have it in twenties.
But I think I can still scan the bar code.
Or 20 minutes.
Bottle belonged to an Evan Ferrari.
Forget it.
All right, well, based on DV8's social calendar, I just got flowers from one of the day shift guys.
my bet is that Mr.
Ferrari is also a gamer.
Does he know you're married? It's like finding a nerd in a haystack.
Yeah.
Maybe she can help.
He was wishing me luck in the cycle.
Excuse me.
Henry found zolpidem in our Vic's system.
I'm with the crime lab.
I'm guessing this is how it got into there.
Yeah, I remember you.
You know, I did find a prescription bottle And your sidekick, Commander Buzz Kill.
for zolpidem in the trash, Listen, sugarbug, but it belonged to somebody else, we're looking for Evan Ferrari.
and there was still a few pills in it.
So if you don't want another Buzz Kill, You know the rules: I couldn't collect it just point him out to me.
because there was no direct link to the case.
The blonde.
Did you get a pic? That's Evan Ferrari? I did.
Sweet ride.
Sidle: (Sighs) Label got wet.
I knew something was wrong.
But I think I can still scan the bar code.
I kept calling him, but no answer.
Bottle belonged to an Evan Ferrari.
But then when he didn't show up to the semifinals All right, well, based on DV8's social calendar, Poor Stevie.
my bet is that Mr.
Ferrari is also a gamer.
Did he have a heart attack? (Explosions, gunfire blaring over speakers) How well did you know Stevie? (Crowd cheering) He was my boyfriend.
It's like finding a nerd in a haystack.
Really? Maybe she can help.
I'm sorry for your loss.
Excuse me.
We found your zolpidem in his apartment.
I'm with the crime lab.
How many pills did you give him? Yeah, I remember you.
What? And your sidekick, Commander Buzz Kill.
You crushed up his pills, spiked his drink Listen, sugarbug, and put him to sleep forever.
we're looking for Evan Ferrari.
I didn't crush any pills.
So if you don't want another Buzz Kill, The only thing that I had a crush on was Stevie.
just point him out to me.
He had trouble sleeping.
(Crowd cheering) He was a gamer and The blonde.
There was always someone on line That's Evan Ferrari? that was ready to thumble, Sweet ride.
and he just could never back down, (Sniffles) I knew something was wrong.
so, sometimes I would give him sleeping pills, I kept calling him, but no answer.
but never more than the recommended dosage.
But then when he didn't show up to the semifinals I think you're lying.
Poor Stevie.
And I think big Stevie got nervous Did he have a heart attack? when his fine Italian sports car girlfriend How well did you know Stevie? was strutting her stuff for a thousand amped-up geeks.
He was my boyfriend.
I work all kinds of events: Really? Conventions, fight nights.
I'm sorry for your loss.
It pays the bills.
We found your zolpidem in his apartment.
And Stevie knew that.
Brass: How many pills did you give him? He liked a woman with her own career.
What? You're a cyber league girl.
You crushed up his pills, spiked his drink You don't make a lot of money.
and put him to sleep forever.
So maybe some nerd offered to pay you to dose Stevie, I didn't crush any pills.
knock him out of the tournament The only thing that I had a crush on was Stevie.
and share some of the prize money with you.
He had trouble sleeping.
No, I would never do that.
He was a gamer and I loved Stevie.
There was always someone on line And for the record, I didn't need his money that was ready to thumble, or anyone else's.
and he just could never back down, I make enough off my looks to have anything so, sometimes I would give him sleeping pills, that I could ever want but never more than the recommended dosage.
except for a man who can see past them.
I think you're lying.
So, the pot on the cycle is up to four grand And I think big Stevie got nervous if you want to get in on this.
when his fine Italian sports car girlfriend If I want to gamble, I'll go to a casino.
was strutting her stuff for a thousand amped-up geeks.
Fair enough.
I work all kinds of events: I got back DNA on the blood from the house.
Conventions, fight nights.
Two contributors.
It pays the bills.
One was our victim, And Stevie knew that.
the other an unknown male.
He liked a woman with her own career.
I may be able to help there.
You're a cyber league girl.
I ran the prints.
You don't make a lot of money.
Most came back to our victim Ben Fowler, So maybe some nerd offered to pay you to dose Stevie, a few unknowns, but we did get one hit knock him out of the tournament in the system: and share some of the prize money with you.
Carl Jansen.
No, I would never do that.
Nice rap sheet burglary, larceny, assault.
I loved Stevie.
Did you check with PD? And for the record, I didn't need his money Yes.
He's a loan shark.
or anyone else's.
I also checked our victim's phone records, I make enough off my looks to have anything and you can see, that our loan shark has been calling him.
that I could ever want Calling him a lot.
except for a man who can see past them.
Mm-hmm.
Well, Carl doesn't look like somebody So, the pot on the cycle is up to four grand you want to owe money to.
if you want to get in on this.
These are your fingerprints, If I want to gamble, I'll go to a casino.
this is your blood, Fair enough.
and I'm guessing that's your gun.
I got back DNA on the blood from the house.
Used to shoot Ben Fowler.
Two contributors.
How much did he owe you? One was our victim, All right, Carl, come on now.
the other an unknown male.
You save us a little time here, I may be able to help there.
we might be able to return the favor.
I ran the prints.
Does that line ever really work? Most came back to our victim Ben Fowler, Actually, it does.
a few unknowns, but we did get one hit It did with armin kosh.
in the system: Yeah, when you get out of the joint, Carl Jansen.
I'd suggest finding yourself a new fence.
Stokes: Nice rap sheet burglary, larceny, assault.
Your boy gave you up real quick.
Did you check with PD? He paid you $3,000 for the items Yes.
He's a loan shark.
that you stole from the Alexander house.
I also checked our victim's phone records, After you put a slug in Ben's head and dumped him in the pool.
and you can see, that our loan shark has been calling him.
Sounds like I need to have a little talk with armin.
Calling him a lot.
Threatening to kill someone in front of a cop? Mm-hmm.
Well, Carl doesn't look like somebody That's not real smart.
you want to owe money to.
I don't kill people.
These are your fingerprints, Dead people don't make me money.
this is your blood, It's my blood, and I'm guessing that's your gun.
my prints.
Used to shoot Ben Fowler.
I was there to collect.
How much did he owe you? Just give me till Tuesday.
All right, Carl, come on now.
Tuesday, huh? You save us a little time here, Are you sure you won't forget? we might be able to return the favor.
Because I think you're gonna forget.
Does that line ever really work? I swear I won't.
Actually, it does.
I think you will.
That's why It did with armin kosh.
we're gonna settle right now.
Yeah, when you get out of the joint, Take the tv I'd suggest finding yourself a new fence.
Take everything.
Your boy gave you up real quick.
Guy owes me money.
He paid you $3,000 for the items Now, the way this works, he's gonna owe me more money.
that you stole from the Alexander house.
You want to hook me up for stealing a tv? After you put a slug in Ben's head and dumped him in the pool.
Go ahead.
Sounds like I need to have a little talk with armin.
That's all you got.
Threatening to kill someone in front of a cop? Wow Kevin, charming.
That's not real smart.
I hate him I don't kill people.
To the very core of my being.
Dead people don't make me money.
Oh, I hear you.
It's my blood, I don't even want to tell you what he just said my prints.
to me in the washroom, but do me a favor.
I was there to collect.
And take a good look at the D.
B thank you.
Just give me till Tuesday.
Dude, I'm rolling a natural here.
Tuesday, huh? I told CSI redhead I'm putting five large on her.
(Groans) I'm gonna score and then I'm gonna score.
Are you sure you won't forget? If you think for one second Because I think you're gonna forget.
that Catherine would actually lower herself (Groans) I swear I won't.
there's no way this old lady didn't die of old age.
I think you will.
That's why Paramedics found her on the stairs.
we're gonna settle right now.
Dude, that's my corpse.
Take the tv Shh.
Take everything.
Hear that crepitis sound? Guy owes me money.
She has osteoporosis.
Now, the way this works, he's gonna owe me more money.
Yeah, Grey's Anatomy, she's old.
You want to hook me up for stealing a tv? Well, the injury indicates that she probably fell Go ahead.
and fractured her femur; Caused a blood clot.
That's all you got.
No way her death was a natural.
Wow Kevin, charming.
It was an accident.
I hate him Can we just keep this between us? To the very core of my being.
No.
Oh, I hear you.
Diagnose this, Quincy I don't even want to tell you what he just said why does my head ache the more I'm around you? to me in the washroom, but do me a favor.
Hey, got an AG waiver on Evan Ferrari's phone and isp.
And take a good look at the D.
B thank you.
Our cyber league girl wasn't kidding about loving DV8.
Dude, I'm rolling a natural here.
If anything, she might have loved him a little too much.
I told CSI redhead I'm putting five large on her.
"Find another beer belly to rub.
DV8's mine.
" I'm gonna score and then I'm gonna score.
"Text DV8 again and your phone will blow off your fingers.
" If you think for one second Do gamers have groupies? that Catherine would actually lower herself Haven't you seen The Social Network? there's no way this old lady didn't die of old age.
Hey, bank.
Hope you got my stomach contents there.
(Annoyed sigh) Look, I'm really sorry I fell a little behind.
Paramedics found her on the stairs.
I can't believe I got roped into being everybody's bookie.
(Tissue crackling) So, your gamer didn't just have zolpidem in his system.
Dude, that's my corpse.
The extended tox panel says Shh.
Emetine.
Hear that crepitis sound? Hm.
Primary alkaloid in ipecac.
She has osteoporosis.
Used to induce vomiting.
Yeah, Grey's Anatomy, she's old.
If you knock somebody out Well, the injury indicates that she probably fell with zolpidem, and then feed him a pizza and fractured her femur; Caused a blood clot.
with ipecac No way her death was a natural.
Hello Jimmy Hendrix, good-bye DV8.
It was an accident.
He chokes to death on his vomit.
Can we just keep this between us? So, Evan's pissed at her boyfriend No.
for doing a little groupie-grabbing.
Diagnose this, Quincy What do you got for me, leftbrain? why does my head ache the more I'm around you? You walked right into my trap.
(Pills rattle in bottle) She mixes him a nightcap.
Hey, got an AG waiver on Evan Ferrari's phone and isp.
Don't think I don't need to see you Our cyber league girl wasn't kidding about loving DV8.
behind that rock to kill you.
If anything, she might have loved him a little too much.
There you are.
"Find another beer belly to rub.
DV8's mine.
" Adds in some special sauce.
"Text DV8 again and your phone will blow off your fingers.
" Looks like you could use a midnight snack, baby.
Do gamers have groupies? I buy it.
Haven't you seen The Social Network? But how do you prove it? Hey, bank.
Hope you got my stomach contents there.
Well, we still have her bottle of zolpidem.
Look, I'm really sorry I fell a little behind.
Now we can actually print it.
I can't believe I got roped into being everybody's bookie.
I'll go get it.
So, your gamer didn't just have zolpidem in his system.
And I'll print the pizza box.
The extended tox panel says If she served him his last meal, that puts the pizza in her hand.
his pizza had an extra topping: Emetine.
Sidle: Hm.
Primary alkaloid in ipecac.
Pizza, pizza.
Used to induce vomiting.
Sorry.
I had to.
If you knock somebody out What are you delivering, Greg? with zolpidem, and then feed him a pizza Oh, just our prime suspect.
with ipecac Sara and I ran prints on the pizza box and zolpidem bottle.
Hello Jimmy Hendrix, good-bye DV8.
Both came back to a work card for a Monica Gimble He chokes to death on his vomit.
better known as DJ Drang.
So, Evan's pissed at her boyfriend She's working the Cyber Bowl the emcee.
for doing a little groupie-grabbing.
For a big guy in a diaper, What do you got for me, leftbrain? DV8 sure knew how to attract some killer babes.
You walked right into my trap.
So you were moonlighting as a pizza delivery girl.
Sara: She mixes him a nightcap.
Excuse me? Don't think I don't need to see you Well, you delivered a pizza to DV8avenger behind that rock to kill you.
the night he choked and croaked didn't you? There you are.
So I delivered a pizza to a friend.
Sidle: Adds in some special sauce.
The man liked to eat.
Looks like you could use a midnight snack, baby.
No, I understand.
(Gagging) Hey, listen, I love pizza, you know? I buy it.
I'm from the east coast.
But how do you prove it? I like it, you know, I like New York style pizza.
Well, we still have her bottle of zolpidem.
You know, I never had a pizza to go that had ipecac on it? Now we can actually print it.
It must be a Vegas thing.
I'll go get it.
You know, ipecac, you gotta get it from an on line pharmacy.
And I'll print the pizza box.
And you gotta use your credit card.
If she served him his last meal, that puts the pizza in her hand.
And you used your credit card.
So, we got you for the ipecac.
(Goofy voice): Pizza, pizza.
And the lab guys told me Sorry.
I had to.
it was combined with a drug called zolpidem.
What are you delivering, Greg? And here's where it gets a little salacious.
Oh, just our prime suspect.
Your fingerprints are on the bottle, Sara and I ran prints on the pizza box and zolpidem bottle.
and Evan Ferrari's name is on the script.
Both came back to a work card for a Monica Gimble So we know you know her.
better known as DJ Drang.
The question is how well? She's working the Cyber Bowl the emcee.
We're just friends.
For a big guy in a diaper, "Just friends" with benefits? DV8 sure knew how to attract some killer babes.
We thought you were in on it together So you were moonlighting as a pizza delivery girl.
until we read the e-mail where she dumped you.
Excuse me? You were girlfriend and girlfriend.
Well, you delivered a pizza to DV8avenger You shared everything; You shared the zolpidem.
the night he choked and croaked didn't you? But you didn't share her newfound taste in men, right? So I delivered a pizza to a friend.
I thought she was going through some weird experimental phase.
The man liked to eat.
Yeah, I know what you mean, I saw the guy.
Right? No, I understand.
I mean, if you're going to go join the other team, Hey, listen, I love pizza, you know? at least make it a model or a jock, I'm from the east coast.
not Jabba the Hutt.
I like it, you know, I like New York style pizza.
The bastard even threw it in my face.
You know, I never had a pizza to go that had ipecac on it? How his thumbs had given her more pleasure It must be a Vegas thing.
than she'd ever known.
You know, ipecac, you gotta get it from an on line pharmacy.
So he had to go.
And you gotta use your credit card.
I loved Evan, and he stole her from me.
And you used your credit card.
And then he's about to win the Cyber Bowl, So, we got you for the ipecac.
walk away with a hundred grand? And the lab guys told me He didn't deserve any of that.
it was combined with a drug called zolpidem.
So you spiked his pizza and his soda.
And here's where it gets a little salacious.
I knew the fat pig couldn't turn down free food Your fingerprints are on the bottle, and a little come-on.
and Evan Ferrari's name is on the script.
Double bonus! So we know you know her.
I just wanted to wish you luck.
The question is how well? Want some company? We're just friends.
I thought, fat guy, stuffing his face, "Just friends" with benefits? chokes on his own vomit We thought you were in on it together Who's going to investigate that? until we read the e-mail where she dumped you.
Let me guess.
You were girlfriend and girlfriend.
Me? You shared everything; You shared the zolpidem.
Hey, Catherine, I ran ballistics on our bullet.
But you didn't share her newfound taste in men, right? It came from the gun in the pool, I thought she was going through some weird experimental phase.
but the gun's not in the system.
Yeah, I know what you mean, I saw the guy.
Right? Well, it's not like we expected loan shark Carl to get sloppy.
I mean, if you're going to go join the other team, So I got a call from the Alexanders' insurance adjustor.
at least make it a model or a jock, He accounted for all of the electronics not Jabba the Hutt.
that Carl boosted from the house, The bastard even threw it in my face.
but there was one additional item missing a sculpture.
How his thumbs had given her more pleasure Is it valuable? than she'd ever known.
Worth about ten grand, so vice talked to Carl's fence, So he had to go.
he never saw it, and pd's canvassing pawn shops.
I loved Evan, and he stole her from me.
We'll see what we get.
All right.
And then he's about to win the Cyber Bowl, This case will just not die a natural death.
walk away with a hundred grand? I pulled some very interesting trace from your gun.
He didn't deserve any of that.
Uh, more specifically, from the front sight So you spiked his pizza and his soda.
human tissue.
I knew the fat pig couldn't turn down free food The killer's? and a little come-on.
Unfortunately for Nick's and my Double bonus! apparently ill-advised wager, I just wanted to wish you luck.
it belongs to the victim.
Want some company? Tissue from his tongue.
(Gagging) So the killer shoved the gun into Fowler's mouth.
I thought, fat guy, stuffing his face, That's not possible.
chokes on his own vomit There was no gsr around the wound.
Who's going to investigate that? Maybe Fowler was shot underwater? Let me guess.
Sorry, boss.
It's just a theory.
Me? I mean, we're all under a lot of pressure here, but Hey, Catherine, I ran ballistics on our bullet.
All right, so, if you found tissue from the victim's tongue It came from the gun in the pool, on the sight, but the gun's not in the system.
that means that not only was the gun inside his mouth, Well, it's not like we expected loan shark Carl to get sloppy.
but that it was upside-down.
So I got a call from the Alexanders' insurance adjustor.
And a gun in this position, He accounted for all of the electronics looks more like suicide than murder.
that Carl boosted from the house, Which is consistent with Ben Fowler's state of mind.
but there was one additional item missing a sculpture.
Divorced, in debt Is it valuable? What about the break-in? Worth about ten grand, so vice talked to Carl's fence, The guy was tied up and dumped in the pool.
he never saw it, and pd's canvassing pawn shops.
You saying it was staged? No.
We'll see what we get.
All right.
The evidence is saying it.
This case will just not die a natural death.
I pulled some very interesting trace from your gun.
Uh, more specifically, from the front sight The shoeprint on the door was a match human tissue.
to a pair of Ben Fowler's shoes.
The killer's? So, he kicks in the door, Unfortunately for Nick's and my punches a hole in the window, apparently ill-advised wager, then tries to make it all look like a break-in.
it belongs to the victim.
Doc Robbins found rope fibers in the victim's teeth.
Tissue from his tongue.
And Hodges proved that it is possible So the killer shoved the gun into Fowler's mouth.
to tie yourself into knots.
That's not possible.
So he wasn't trying to loosen his restraints, There was no gsr around the wound.
he was trying to tighten them.
Maybe Fowler was shot underwater? Apparently.
Sorry, boss.
It's just a theory.
And when he fired the gun underwater, I mean, we're all under a lot of pressure here, but the flames were extinguished, All right, so, if you found tissue from the victim's tongue which explains why there was no gsr in his mouth.
on the sight, Now why would he go through so much trouble to make a suicide that means that not only was the gun inside his mouth, look like a homicide? but that it was upside-down.
Because he wanted to make amends.
And a gun in this position, Look, the man's life was in pieces.
looks more like suicide than murder.
He's divorced, he'd gotten pulled over for a DUI.
Which is consistent with Ben Fowler's state of mind.
His ex-wife had to come bail him out.
Divorced, in debt That couldn't have felt good.
What about the break-in? Then Carl Jansen beats him up.
The guy was tied up and dumped in the pool.
And while he's watching Carl and his thugs You saying it was staged? No.
tear apart his friend's home, The evidence is saying it.
maybe Ben thought there was a way for him to be a man again, to be a husband, a provider.
The pawnshop owner I.
D'd Ben Stokes: The shoeprint on the door was a match the morning of his death.
to a pair of Ben Fowler's shoes.
Said he came into shop and pawned the sculpture.
So, he kicks in the door, A thousand bucks.
punches a hole in the window, A million, actually.
then tries to make it all look like a break-in.
What do you mean? Ben didn't take the cash.
Willows: Doc Robbins found rope fibers in the victim's teeth.
He had the pawnshop wire the money to an insurance company.
And Hodges proved that it is possible Life insurance.
to tie yourself into knots.
Had a million dollar policy.
Stokes: So he wasn't trying to loosen his restraints, He was behind on some of the payments, but he used the money he was trying to tighten them.
from the sculpture to pay off the remaining balance.
Willows: Apparently.
He killed himself so I could have the money? And when he fired the gun underwater, You said you never stopped loving him.
the flames were extinguished, Well, clearly, he never stopped loving you.
which explains why there was no gsr in his mouth.
You know, when a man Now why would he go through so much trouble to make a suicide lets his wife down, loses her look like a homicide? Sometimes he can lose himself.
Because he wanted to make amends.
When your marriage fails, what no one tells us is that Look, the man's life was in pieces.
it makes us feel like we've failed somehow.
He's divorced, he'd gotten pulled over for a DUI.
I'm not sure who failed who.
His ex-wife had to come bail him out.
Last body of the shift.
That couldn't have felt good.
Dare I ask? Then Carl Jansen beats him up.
Homicide.
And while he's watching Carl and his thugs Liquor store robbery.
Single GSW.
tear apart his friend's home, So much for hitting the cycle.
maybe Ben thought there was a way for him to be a man again, Unbelievable.
It's one shift, to be a husband, a provider.
five homicides, two suicides, three accidentals, Langston: The pawnshop owner I.
D'd Ben not a single natural.
the morning of his death.
All it takes is old age, heart attack, stroke, aneurysm.
Said he came into shop and pawned the sculpture.
Well, you and Kevin get our Vic washed up and prepped.
A thousand bucks.
Then go home.
A million, actually.
Got it.
What do you mean? Ben didn't take the cash.
Kevin.
He had the pawnshop wire the money to an insurance company.
Wake.
Up.
Willows: Life insurance.
Kevin! I need help! Langston: Had a million dollar policy.
Okay, you are such a sack of He was behind on some of the payments, but he used the money Doc? from the sculpture to pay off the remaining balance.
David, don't be a snitch, just wake him up Olivia Fowler: He killed himself so I could have the money? so I can fire him.
You said you never stopped loving him.
Uh, he's dead.
Well, clearly, he never stopped loving you.
Yeah, he said he had a headache.
You know, when a man He's been popping aspirin all day.
lets his wife down, loses her Thought he was hung over.
Sometimes he can lose himself.
Blown pupil.
When your marriage fails, what no one tells us is that Aneurysm.
it makes us feel like we've failed somehow.
Well, there's your natural.
I'm not sure who failed who.
We completed the cycle.
Last body of the shift.
Yeah.
But nobody won.
Dare I ask? Au contraire.
Homicide.
I did.
Liquor store robbery.
Single GSW.
You found the body, did you not? So much for hitting the cycle.
Yeah.
So? My money was on you.
Phillips: Unbelievable.
It's one shift, Most natural deaths aren't investigated by CSI.
five homicides, two suicides, three accidentals, But when a body drops, you're always there.
not a single natural.
Even when the body drops in your lap.
All it takes is old age, heart attack, stroke, aneurysm.
Sorry, Kevin.
Well, you and Kevin get our Vic washed up and prepped.
Uh, are you calling 911? Then go home.
No, I'm calling Henry.
Got it.
Kevin.
Wake.
Up.
Kevin! I need help! Okay, you are such a sack of Doc? David, don't be a snitch, just wake him up so I can fire him.
Uh, he's dead.
Yeah, he said he had a headache.
He's been popping aspirin all day.
Thought he was hung over.
Robbins: Blown pupil.
Aneurysm.
Well, there's your natural.
We completed the cycle.
Yeah.
But nobody won.
Au contraire.
I did.
You found the body, did you not? Yeah.
So? My money was on you.
Most natural deaths aren't investigated by CSI.
But when a body drops, you're always there.
Even when the body drops in your lap.
Sorry, Kevin.
(Sighs) Uh, are you calling 911? No, I'm calling Henry.
(Chuckles)