Nichols investigates the death of an old family friend, which may be related to a fabled manuscript that dates back to the time of Christ. But his investigation is complicated by his past relationship with the victim's daughter.
Did You Know?
Palimpest means a manuscript that has been reused. The newer text is written over the old text that has been erased often leaving a ghost image of the original. The title is a clue that is important in solving the crime in this episode. See more
The MCS captain, played by Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
, tells her detectives that the ME is ruling the deaths as a "double murder." "Murder" is a legal term that is applied based on varying statutory degrees of intent, and would not have been applied by the coroner. The correct term would be "homicide," which means "death that is caused by another." "Homicide" can be determined by an autopsy, but "murder" would be applied by the prosecutor. See more