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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Horatio Caine determines the liquid in the pool to be an alkali and not an acid since it reacted with glass. Actually, hydrofluoric acid does react with glass and has to be stored in plastic vessels. And while Sodium hydroxide solution does weaken some sorts of glass, a) the reaction is not as fast as to explode the vessel on pouring and b) a crime lab would use laboratory glassware, which is inert to alkali. 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.