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OFFICER METCALF
The best taco I've ever had.
GRISSOM
I'm happy for you both.
BRASS
What, you'd piss of Ecklie again? This is a hit-and-run, I was expecting Greg Sanders.
GREG SANDERS
Sara, I just want you to know when we were in the shower, I didn't see anything.
SARA SIDLE
Really? Gosh, I saw everything.
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NICK (TO GINO)
You know, there are two things a jury can't stand, people who abuse kids and people who abuse animals. So buena suerte.
HENRY ANDREWS
I know government employees aren't eligible for reward money, but I think we should at least get a small percentage.
CATHERINE WILLOWS
It's called your salary.
DAVID PHILLIPS
Hey Doc.
DOC ROBBINS
Hey.
DAVID PHILLIPS
I heard your band killed last night.
DOC ROBBINS
Really? Who'd you hear that from.
DAVID PHILLIPS
My wife's second cousin. Works in the mayor's office for the budget and finance director. He was at the country club. Grooved to your moldy oldies all night.
DOC ROBBINS
They're classics.
BRASS (ABOUT WARRICK)
You should have put him in your car and driven him home.
GRISSOM
I have to trust the people I work with, Jim.
BRASS
Look, Warrick's a loose cannon. We both know that. He was in Gedda's strip club ...
GRISSOM
He was off the clock.
BRASS
... conducting his own police investigation.
GRISSOM
He's very passionate about this case.
BRASS
Yeah, passionate enough to sleep with the vic who ended up dead in his car. Look, I know Warrick didn't have anything to do with it, but he needs to back off. Guys like Lou Gedda: they don't skip on murder and extortion by being lucky.
GRISSOM
What does that mean? You think Gedda's got friends inside the department?
BRASS
Well, unlike Warrick, I don't make accusations until I have proof.
IAB INVESTIGATOR [TO WARRICK]
So, in the course of developing this informant, you took her to a motel and had sex with her?
WARRICK BROWN
That part was personal.
IAB INVESTIGATOR
CSI Brown, in your mind, is there any distinction between personal and official?
WARRICK BROWN
Have you guys bothered to call the motel? I checked in with a credit card. I checked out around 5:00. I called a cab. Talk to the cab driver. When I woke up, Candy was gone. When I got back to the club to pick up my car, she was dead. Listen to me. I did not kill her. But I know damn well who did.
WARRICK BROWN
Hey, Grissom.
GRISSOM
Did you talk to IA yet?
WARRICK BROWN
Yeah. They cleared me. They didn't seem to have much interest in Gedda.
GRISSOM
That's because it wasn't about Gedda. It was about you.
WARRICK BROWN
It's everything to do with Gedda. Sending me a message. Murders an innocent young girl because I got too close to them. I want this case, Gris.
GRISSOM
I hope you know that's not gonna happen. You're in the rotation as of tomorrow, so go home.
FILE ON GRISSOM'S DESK)
His name is Richard Dorsey.
GRISSOM
You know, you keep pursuing this, you're going to end up suspended.
WARRICK BROWN
Dorsey's prints were found inside my car under the broken window.
GRISSOM
Well, that's consistent with him putting the body in your car.
WARRICK BROWN
Grissom, he's a homeless guy. He lives in the alley behind the strip club. Don't you get it? He's Gedda's fall guy. This is a frame job.
GRISSOM [TO WARRICK]
Hey! As of right now, you're suspended for 2 weeks.
WARRICK BROWN
Grissom, you and I both know that Gedda killed that girl and pinned it on that bum. They gave him drugs, got him high, and planted the evidence. You just got to give me a chance to prove it.
GRISSOM
You've had all your chances. You take the suspension or you're fired.
GREG SANDERS
Disposing of animals like this is illegal. Whoever dumped the vic must have known about the site from dumping dogs.
NICK STOKES
Yup. It looks like he's moving up the food chain.
WENDY SIMMS
Anytime a dog is impounded in a criminal case, its DNA is collected and profiled.It's just like CODIS.
HODGES
DODIS.
WENDY SIMMS
Anyway most of the cases in the database are gang-related. But I figured, well, it's worth a shot.
HODGES
Well, that'll look good on the old Grissom point meter.
WENDY SIMMS
It's protocol.
HODGES
I'm just saying, be careful. No one likes a kiss-ass.
CATHERINE WILLOWS
You gonna be okay with this one?
DOC ROBBINS
I'm just not used to seeing them alive.
STEVE CARD
Lizzie was the #1 dog fighter in all of Vegas. That drove Gino nuts 'cause he was like this close to knocking her off the top spot.
DETECTIVE VEGA
You seriously want us to believe that Mrs. Rodriguez, humanitarian of the year, was into dog fighting?
STEVE CARD
Oh, she was no Mother Theresa. But, see, she'd still be alive if she wasn't a dirty dog fighter. That rub, it made the other dog sick.
CATHERINE WILLOWS
Gee, I hate to see the sport tainted like that.
STEVE CARD
Why do you think she gave money to my rescue kennel? She didn't even like dogs, but fighting them, that was in her blood. Passed down from her daddy, who taught her the whole family business.
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BRASS
Have you ever seen anything like this before?
GIL GRISSOM
How it manifested? No. But the cause? (beat) People throw things away every day.
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BRASS
So witnesses heard multiple gunshots, they think. Because it was during the blitz. You know the lights were out; sirens were going off, search lights, the whole World War II experience.
GRISSOM
When exactly did war became a party?
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BRASS
Well, the kid gets murder, mom's an accessory, and dad gets felony explosives. It's a family-value pack.
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(SEES UNDERSHERIFF MCKEEN COMING)
Incoming.
NICK, SARA AND GREG)
I'll talk, you guys just look apologetic.
UNDERSHERIFF MCKEEN
Let me see if I understand this correctly. You let one of the members of your team drive his personal vehicle to a crime scene investigation, and even though there was a perfectly good crime scene vehicle there that personal car was crammed with every bit of evidence collected at a major murder investigation because two of you were maxed out on overtime. (Sara smirks and looks towards Greg who looks at the ground) And then the driver of said car, instead of securing that evidence in the lab, gave priority to his need for runny eggs, and the aforementioned vehicle was stolen from the parking lot filled with police cars. (Brass raises his eyebrows) Is there anything I missed?
GRISSOM
Just this: Even if we recover the vehicle the chain of custody has been broken. (shows Undersheriff McKeen opening a roll of Rolaids) so all the evidence has been compromised. No judge will allow any of it to be admitted into court. Oh, and also, we released the crime scene, so it too has been compromised, leaving us nothing to go back for.
UNDERSHERIFF MCKEEN
Thank you...for clearing up the situation. (leaves)
BRASS
It could have been worse. (shows Undersheriff McKeen leaving in his car, knocking down all the construction cones and speeding off)
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BRASS
Is it bigger sin to lie if you're a priest?
GRISSOM
I hope so.
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BRASS
The judge doesn't think the bruises are enough probable cause to issue a warrant.
GIL GRISSOM
What judge?
BRASS
Greene.
GIL GRISSOM
When I was running bets for Judge Cohen, she was in on the action.
BRASS
I have no comment.
GIL GRISSOM
You know, these club owners: they pay a lot of taxes; they fund campaigns; they hand out free drinks, all in exchange for protection. I mean, what can I do?
BRASS
Go to the undersheriff, see if he can use his influence. But I doubt it.
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BRASS (ABOUT WARRICK)
You should have put him in your car and driven him home.
GRISSOM
I have to trust the people I work with, Jim.
BRASS
Look, Warrick's a loose cannon. We both know that. He was in Gedda's strip club ...
GRISSOM
He was off the clock.
BRASS
... conducting his own police investigation.
GRISSOM
He's very passionate about this case.
BRASS
Yeah, passionate enough to sleep with the vic who ended up dead in his car. Look, I know Warrick didn't have anything to do with it, but he needs to back off. Guys like Lou Gedda: they don't skip on murder and extortion by being lucky.
GRISSOM
What does that mean? You think Gedda's got friends inside the department?
BRASS
Well, unlike Warrick, I don't make accusations until I have proof.
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BRASS
Well this is a new one for me. This is the first time I caught me a rustler.