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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Adding a single puny bucket of sodium hydroxide to a swimming pool containing some 100000 liters of water would not make a concentrated solution (that indeed could lead to the severe chemical burns depicted) but a very diluted solution which would just feel slightly soapy to the touch and cause a little eye irritation. Also, the bucket looks suspiciously light - if that was sodium hydroxide, it should weigh over 20 kg. 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.