On a Mojave desert spot, indicated by an anonymous note to the governor about a 'bad man', team-building skydiver David Whittaker falls to his death before the CSI team's eyes. He was human resources manager at Carnelian Prime trust, Rand Faulk's private equity fund, which makes lots of enemies by 'restructuring' companies. His parachute was sabotaged, but not individually assigned according to instructor Mike Spruell. More 'justice' is announced to the press. Faulk continues the weekend; so does the saboteur, but no longer random. Lee Skelling had motive and opportunity, but has too much to lose. Jane keeps looking and sets a trap. Written by
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A carnelian is a deep-red variety of the gemstone chalcedony. So by naming both the company and the episode tt1388591, the tradition of referencing red (or some hue variation of red) remains intact. See more
At the beginning of the episode the location Lisbon reads out is 35.04N 116.49W. She then tells Jane that this location is in the Mojave, about 1/4 mile off the highway. Actually it is just under 1 mile north-north-west of I-15. See more
So, tell us a little about yourselves. Let's use this sadness to get some real truths, shall we? Joyce, you first.
Me first? To do what, exactly?
I'll tell you what I think, just to get the ball rolling. I think you've made your way in the world by concealing your true feelings under a mask of positivity and niceness. But underneath, you're a seething mass of ugly, bitter resentment.
You think Faulk is a stupid buffoon, but you're far too clever to be brave enough to tell him so.