IAB Sergeant Rick Stetler's vile informer Ron Saris pushes his host and former Jimmy Castigan in his pool during an argument after a party. However, the criminal is boiled alive by the high concentration of sodium hydroxide in the pool, having been added via the filtering system. Pool cleaner Pete Bishop's master-keys were stolen recently. Saris says he was threatened by Julia, who denies this but the note wasn't hers. Ryan shows Horatio Dr. Price is addicted and stole the missing pills from evidence. The alkali is traced to two more decomposing corpses. Saris points out Jimmy's accomplice.
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This is the final appearance of Elizabeth Berkley (Julia Winston) in the series. See more
To neutralize the pool contaminated with sodium hydroxide, the CSI Miami team uses vinegar which contains acetic acid to neutralize the pool to ph 7.0. This is flatly impossible since acetic acid is a weak acid and sodium hydroxide is a strong base, so together they form a buffer system whose pH wouldn't drop to 7 even after adding several tanker trucks of vinegar. It might after adding a tanker truck of concentrated hydrochloric acid though. See more
You're showing up late to crime scenes, you're taking pills at work. What is that? Is that oxy? You know, you got a problem. There comes a point in addiction when you don't care if you get caught anymore. You're there. What's gonna happen when you mess up in autopsy?
Dr. Tara Price
It's not gonna happen.
Oh, I used to say the same thing when I was gambling.
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