A teenage girl runs out of her house in the middle of the night screaming for help. The crime scene inside is a mess with four dead bodies, her father, mother and two brothers, lying in pools of blood. The only survivors are the oldest daughter,Tina, and Brenda, the youngest member of the family. Grissom assembles his team together and announces that this will be the only crime scene for his shift. Meanwhile, he assigns Sara to take care of Brenda, much to her dismay as she is not good with children. Nonetheless, during the course of the investigation, Sara discovers a maternal side in her. Written by
17 November 2000 (USA)
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Tish McCarthy is a pseudonym that writer Elizabeth Devine used to sign the story for this episode. When asked why she didn't use Devine, the writer answered: "Primarily because the episode was based on an actual case of mine that had just happened and hadn't been to court yet. Although it was changed for TV, I didn't want to interfere with any aspect of putting away a murderer of a whole family by having my name pop up in a crime scene that might seem familiar. I chose Tish McCarthy because Tish was my nickname when I was a child and McCarthy is a family name." See more
How's the little girl?
Uh, well, the *shrink* said she's in a catatonic state as a result of trauma. *I* could have told you that. Oh, but she *did* respond to the name Buffalo.
She freaked out.
And, what are doing about that now?
Going back to the girl. She's out in the car. The windows are cracked. Hey, give me a little credit, she's at the hospital.
References Basic Instinct