A nurse is found dead in her house by her friend, who's also a nurse. The victim died in her spacious bathroom, posed with her head facing the door. According to the friend, she was to have dinner with her new boyfriend, Dr. Michael Clark, who works at the same hospital. Processing the crime scene reveals very little evidence because the killer has thoroughly cleaned the place and used bleach to denature any DNA. Dr. Clark, initially a prime suspect, is later found, albeit in pieces, in garbage bins behind the house. The precision of various cuts suggests that medical personnel is the killer. Meanwhile, this case prompts Grissom to contemplate his workaholic life and whether it is worth the life he may be missing out on. Written by
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When new episodes are aired for the first time, the dates mentioned tend to correspond to the actual date. For example, this episode (aired on 15 January 2004) features a carton of milk expiring on the 23rd; one of the investigators remarks that the expiry date is "eight days from now", which would only be true on the 15th of the month. See more
When Grissom is looking in the jewelry box at the victims bracelets, he moves them around and finds a butterfly link from a missing bracelet. However, just before he finds another piece of evidence, we see the jewelry box again and the bracelets are straight again, like they were when Grissom first opened the box. See more
[spoken while Grissom is looking under a microscope
That's the hair from the spare bedroom.
There's an oily film on the surface of the hair.
Propylene glycol. Active ingredient in Rogaine, for male pattern baldness. Personally, I don't use the stuff, but my grandfather Papa Olaf - he was Bruce Willis at age sixteen. Lucky for me, baldness comes from the mother's side, so I'm safe...
Greg, please, I'm very tired.
Well, maybe the guy we're looking for is going bald... or trying not ...