First 'Last Laugh' Plot DetailsBy Christian
March 14, 2003 - 12:14 PM
See Also: 'Last Laugh' Episode Guide
Sources today revealed the first plot information for "Last Laugh", the twentieth episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation's third season.
In the episode's A-plot, Grissom and Catherine are called to a comedy club after its star stand-up comic, Dougie Boyd, falls stone dead in the middle of his routine. Grissom immediately gravitates to some nearby bottles of Orange Ice, which Boyd regularly swilled during his performance. Out the twelve bottles, three are empty, three are half-filled and the remaining six are unopened.
Once the preliminary tox screen on Boyd is processed, it turns up evidence of cocaine in his system. But that's not the real issue — according to Grissom's analysis, he was poisoned. There is no shortage of suspects, including Boyd's warm-up act, Michael Borland, who dies on stage every night.
When Grissom and Catherine return to the club they interview Barry Yoder, who set up Boyd's refreshments for the last performance. Yoder tells the CSIs the bottles came from Boyd's own supply of Orange Ice, and were kept behind the bar. Suspicious, Grissom takes a case of the Orange Ice for analysis.
Just as the tests are being run on the contents of the unopened bottles, Warrick is called out to a convenience store. A 15-year-old boy lies dead in the isle, with a half-drunk bottle of Orange Ice beside him...
"Last Laugh's" B-plot will reportedly feature Nick and Sara investigating the murder of a woman found dead in her bath tub.
Please note that the above plot details have not been confirmed by CBS, Alliance Atlantis or Bruckheimer films, and until such time you should treat this information as you would any other rumour. The above information comes from an early draft of the script and details may change before the episode goes to air.
"Last Laugh" will likely air in April, 2003.