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When a suspect is found burying several bodies, the subsequent investigation by Grissom et. al., appears to be an open and shut case. Grissom is dissatisfied with the simplicity of the evidence, which seems suspicious to him, especially once it turns out that the suspect is the brother of a convicted felon. If falls to Catherine and Warrick to investigate the suspicious death of a woman at a hotel spa. Was it accident, negligence, or foul play?
Nick: See that lividity? Blood settled at the time of death.
Gil: Body's been moved from the murder scene. Impound his car.
(Sara shows up.)
Sara: Sorry, guys. I lost you at the fork.
Nick: My bad, Sara.
(Grissom looks up at Benjamin Jennings)
Gil: Let's process this guy shall we? Officer, would you uncuff him, please?!
(The officer uncuffs Benjamin Jennings)
(Grissom takes out a black light and begins examining him from the back. Nick puts his CSI kit down.)
Nick: Okay, make like a scarecrow for me, partner. Arms out, away from your body. That's it. Stay just like that.
Warrick: We're from the Crime Lab. You found the deceased?
Ms. Marita: Yes, I was, um ... just getting some towels and I walked in and she was there.
(Catherine looks at the body and notices the knot on the robe on the deceased.)
Catherine: Hey, Brass ... you touch this body?
Jim: Yeah, I was born yesterday.
Catherine: Well, it looks as if the sash may have been tied by somebody else. Miss ... you know anything about redressing the body?
Ms. Marita: Well, she was naked. I-I-I thought she should be covered.
Catherine: Did you move the body here, too?
Ms. Marita: Guests were looking in. I put a robe on her. It's not like it's a crime or anything.
Catherine: Actually, it is.
Gil: You make pizzas?
Benjamin Jennings: Well, I deliver the pizzas. It's too hot back there with all the ovens and stuff.
Gil: Do you, uh ... ever come into contact with the baking flour at Dante's?
Benjamin Jennings: Mostly pizza boxes. Why?
Gil: Well, 'cause we found flour on the victim and it's the kind that's used to make pizza. Can you explain that?
Benjamin Jennings: No.
Gil: Ben, why don't you earn yourself some points by telling me what the science is going to tell me anyway?
Benjamin Jennings: Well, I don't have to talk.
Gil: No ... but we're going to figure it out.
Benjamin Jennings: Look, if you know so much about these murders what do you need me for?
Gil: Murders? There are more bodies?
Gil: (softly) Sometimes ... when I leave a crime scene where I've been particularly involved with a dead body, I sit in my car and it hits me -- how close I was ... how heavy the body is ... the texture of the body ... how it feels... you know?
Father Powell: H-hello? Mr. Grissom? Uh ... they told me out front I'd find you here.
Gil: I don't see your, uh ... visitor's badge.
Father Powell: Priest's collar. People trust it. (Off Grissom's look) Most people. Even ... lapsed catholics.
Gil: What makes you think, uh ... I was ever a catholic?
Father Powell: First time we met, you called me "Father." Only Romans do that. Everybody else, it's "Reverend" or "Minister."
Nick: Murder scene was compromised.
Sara: Pump jockey wasn't very helpful but bullets pulled from victim one and victim two.
(Sara puts the two plastic baggies in front of Grissom)
Sara: Bullets in both victims were fired by the exact same weapon.
Nick: A Lorcin .380. The same pistol registered to a Benjamin Jennings.
(Nick hands a copy of the pistol registration to GRISSOM.)
Sara: P.D. Can prove through credit cards that Ben frequents the AvCon gas stations where both vics were killed.
(Grissom sits down.)
Nick: And we can prove he transported those bodies in his vehicle based on the blood you found.
Sara: And fibers. I recovered a burgundy fiber from the sock of victim one. Found the same fiber on the sock of victim two.
Nick: We I.D'd the fibers using the FTIR. It's a polymer commonly used in vehicle carpeting.
Sara: So we went back to Ben's car.
(Quick flashback to Nick cutting out a sample from Benjamin Jennings car. Sara looking at the sample. End of flashback. Resume to present.)
Nick: They're identical.
Sara: We got the master standards from the car manufacturer. The assigned name for the material is "12-ounce Merlot-Poly."
Nick: Bottom line ... he killed them.
Sara: Hey. Dry cleaning. The trailer's low-rent. Dry cleaning's expensive.
(Sara checks out the clothes. They find a spot of blood.)
Sara: This man's not as smart as he thinks. Dry cleaning bakes in blood stains.
Nick: Could be red sauce.
Sara: Oh, now you're cautious.
Nick: I'm just trying to put our mistake to good use.
Sara: Okay. You check the perimeter and I'll see if we have blood stains or red sauce.