Benjamin Rhodes drowns in his own blood at home with a mystery wound. Fingerprints were left by contractor, Jeff Murdock, who could have left them when making a HiFi installment quote. Found on the body is his therapist Lauren Sloan's blood. Natalia warns Maxine in vain against dating her own ex, crime scene cleaner Nick Townsend. When Nick is found killed, skull crushed, a possible conflict of interest hands the case to the night shift led by MPD detective Jake Berkeley. However Horatio's team manages to keep an eye out and steer forensics. Both cases may link together, and Nick has a fight with his colleague Phillip Craven. Written by
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Horatio berates Jake Berkeley for twisting the evidence in the case to fit his theory instead of his theory to fit the evidence. This is a loose reference to Sherlock Holmes's famous quip about theorizing before one has all necessary data, as one "begins to twist facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts". See more
I want a lawyer.
Lieutenant Horatio Caine
Spoken like the last request of a guilty man.