IAB Sergeant Rick Stetler's vile informer Ron Saris pushes his host and former Jimmy Castigan in his pool during an argument after a party. However, the criminal is boiled alive by the high concentration of sodium hydroxide in the pool, having been added via the filtering system. Pool cleaner Pete Bishop's master-keys were stolen recently. Saris says he was threatened by Julia, who denies this but the note wasn't hers. Ryan shows Horatio Dr. Price is addicted and stole the missing pills from evidence. The alkali is traced to two more decomposing corpses. Saris points out Jimmy's accomplice. Written by
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The volume of the pool is approximately 120 cubic meters. To create such a concentrated solution of sodium hydroxide - pH around 14, 40 kilos of solid sodium hydroxide had to be added for each cubic meter of Water - that's around 5 tonnes. To neutralize it with vinegar they would have to add a volume of vinegar equal to 2/3 of the volume of the pool. See more
You're showing up late to crime scenes, you're taking pills at work. What is that? Is that oxy? You know, you got a problem. There comes a point in addiction when you don't care if you get caught anymore. You're there. What's gonna happen when you mess up in autopsy?
Dr. Tara Price
It's not gonna happen.
Oh, I used to say the same thing when I was gambling.