Pool employee Armando Diaz's bloodily battered corpse is found in Craig Seaborn's 5-star hotel Graciana's gardens. He was killed in the penthouse, where three wives had a 'husbands nor sex' weekend. Beth Jacobson admits she had sex with him, but when he called her too unattractive to get hard a fight ensued, so she struck him with a towel bar, thrice. He also had safe sex with Felicia Hardy, who claims she didn't realize he was badly wounded when passing out after hitting his head against the bed. Wolfe follows a third blood trail, to the staircase and more suspects. It must all be tied in. Meanwhile chief James Burton warns Horatio his team is under scrutiny, just now there are tensions about sticking up evidence kits, labor division and Wolfe's media ambitions, apparently paying off a TV reporter.
Did You Know?
When Callie finds the towel bar in the cleaning lady's cart, it has Beth's hair on it. Callie questions Beth and at first Beth says it must be from when she hung a towel on the rack. Callie responds that it couldn't be that and Beth eventually confesses to Armando's murder. She hit him in the head with it three times. Armando's hair should be on the towel rack, not Beth's. They give no explanation as to why Beth's hair was actually on the towel rack. See more
[a murder suspect is claiming self-defense
One hit is self-defense. Two more is murder. This is called cast-off. It proves that you took two additional, very bloody swings.