This episode STINKS! No don’t worry I am not being uncharacteristically harsh and judgemental, just typically witty and insightful. This episode is brought to you by the sense of smell. That is, odour provides the unifying thread which runs through the two plots and through this week’s CSI banter as well. It’s subtle like a gentle whiff of blossom (i.e., it isn’t made explicit in the episode’s title – maybe they couldn’t think of an appropriate pun); but it’s definitely there.
Poor old Sara gets a particularly harsh deal. She and Nick are on B-plot duty, kicking off their assignment with a dramatic helicopter mission to pick up ‘one gnarly-looking head’
and (on Sara’s part) some banter with a hunky emergency services guy.
Sara: Down boy!
Nick: Nothing like flirting over a DB…
Unfortunately the gnarly-looking head proves to be gnarlier than anybody would like to hope, belonging to a chappie who quickly gains the nickname ‘Liquid Man’.
Liquid Man is not only a pungent presence
but also an unfortunately pervasive one.
To be explicit…
Best get changed, eh? Oh wait:
There’s only one solution.
It will not surprise you to learn that the culprit in this whiffy wrongdoing is, in fact, an evil egg.
Elsewhere in the land of scents (??!), Warrick is trialling a $10,000 electronic nose…
Warrick: I bet you were like that in high school [mean].
Warrick: You’d be the girl I ran away from.
Catherine: Until you caught me…
[Cath admits she was a bully in high school -] ‘but not the kind that people wanna take a gun out and shoot.’
Nick: No, you were the kind that guys fall all over themselves trying to impress.
Cath: Like you, Nick, huh?
… and a bottle of women’s perfume
proves key to solving the A-case, a murder in a local high school.
Finally, Grissom comes out with (emits?) a smelly non-sequiteur.
Other items necessary for discussion:
Dennis’s dad: I know I must sound like a typical parent, but my son had nothing to do with the death of the Schickel boy.
and apparently, working to pay the rent is equivalent to putting your children through the trauma of a familial break-up:
However, there was one further SERIOUS REVELATION that rocked my world this episode. (You’ll want this playing for the full effect.)
Guidance Counsellor: Look. He was a popular kid, but he was a bully. So there were probably a dozen kids who wanted to see him dead.
Yeah, but not all of them are 5’4 and wear women’s perfume.