Jane and the CBI gang get involved in the world of Drag Queen Cabaret when a body is found burned to death in the alley behind their theater.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Hughes
Gabriel Lamb
Archie Bloom Sr.
Glennda Snow
Candice Afia ...
Archie Bloom Jr. (as Nicholas Grava)
Pizza Delivery Man
High Powered Attorney


When a body is found handcuffed to the steering wheel of a burned car in the alley behind a Drag Queen Cabaret, the CBI crew is on the scene to investigate. A clue in the alley leads Jane to dressing room of the drag queens where he meets Glennda Snow who is the "Queen Mother" of the ensemble. She admits to being in the alley shortly before the murder but the other drag queens say she was back in the dressing room before the time of the murder. Although she is cleared of involvement in the murder, Jane still suspects she knows more than she is admitting. The CBI team end up relying on Glennda as a material witness when trying to determine which of their three suspects is guilty. Just when you think the case has been successfully wrapped up, Jane reveals a surprise twist that sheds a whole new light on the events that transpired in the alley the night of the murder. Written by Clodster

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26 April 2012 (USA)  »

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Guest star Wilke Itzin is the son of Gregory Itzin, who had a recurring role earlier in the series as Lisbon's boss. See more »


(at around 10 mins) When interviewing Rick who is working on loading a cardboard baler, the operator compacts the cardboard and doesn't raise the ram before adding more cardboard. You can see the piston, which should be raised with the ram as he adds cardboard on top of the ram. See more »


Grace Van Pelt: How did you know Archie was gay?
Patrick Jane: Well, Archie Sr. named his son after himself like a king. He was hoping for an heir, yet there's not one photo of Junior in the house.
Grace Van Pelt: You think he's ashamed of him.
Patrick Jane: Well, look at this room. Traditional masculine decor. Bold nautical themes.
Grace Van Pelt: It's like a furniture catalog threw up in here.
Patrick Jane: Yes. These are not the choices of a teenager. I think Archie Sr. personally decorated this room in the attempt to butch up his gay son.
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References Fight Club (1999) See more »


Over the Rainbow
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Performed by Nicholas R. Grava
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My New Favourite Episode
30 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

I just had the opportunity to see this episode on DVD. I missed it the first time around because I had gotten so far behind in watching the season but this episode in particular makes me regret having missed the original run. This is an absolutely beautiful episode from the stand point of the storyline which should be shown in film studies classes as to how to make a socially relevant episode without being heavy handed and also from a visual stand point. The performers in this episode were all particularly beautiful and their commitment to the roles never veered into the parody or anything other than sheer respect for the characters. This episode with a beautiful twist towards the end has easily become my new favourite episode of a wonderful series.

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