News anchor Theresa Shea is stabbed expertly during a 20 seconds studio blackout. Shea was hated by all studio colleagues, from her constantly abused assistant Chad to producer Fred Paulsen. Shea obsessively researching a never identified serial arsonist, which may be an staff. D.B. discovers the blackout was remote-controlled expertly. Shea's younger rival and now successor fabricated an alibi. A camera crew car driver is also murdered. Written by
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There is a mistake in the explanation of how the Gregg shorthand system works. The strokes for letters T and D are drawn upwards, whereas those for J, SH and CH are drawn downwards. The episode explains it exactly the other way. See more
Crime lab has the same rule as the local news: it bleeds, it leads.
References Apocalypse Now