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SARA SIDLE
Someone's having a party...
DR. RAYMOND LANGSTON
Well they won't mind if we crash. [Rings doorbell]
DR. TYRELL NETH
Good evening! May I help you?
DR. RAYMOND LANGSTON
Dr Tyrell Neth?
DR. TYRELL NETH
Yes.
DR. RAYMOND LANGSTON
I'm CSI Langston, this is CSI Sidle. We're from the Vegas crime lab, we'd like to ask you a few questions about Iona Vail.
DR. TYRELL NETH
Certainly.
SARA SIDLE
Can we come in?
DR. TYRELL NETH
[laughs] By all means. [pauses] I hope you like animals. [CSI's walk into room full of 'cat' women, and exchange increduous looks]
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DR. TYRELL NETH
The idea of animal transformation - therianthropy - is as ancient as mankind itself. In native cultures, young males gain an animal spirit at puberty. Often the initiate must kill his spirit animal, consume it as a right of passage.
DR. RAYMOND LANGSTON
Yes I'm familiar with the concept but umm... my understanding of therianthropy is that it's fleeting, it's meant to be symbolic. In many cultures, the notion of retaining the shape of the beast is seen as nothing less than a curse.
SARA SIDLE
Cat got your tongue? Maybe you could loosen it enough to tell us about Iona Vail.