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CSI Files - First 'Forever' Plot Details

First 'Forever' Plot Details

By Caillan
March 31, 2003 - 10:21 AM

See Also: 'Forever' Episode Guide

Sources today revealed the first plot information for "Forever", the twenty-first instalment of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation's third season.

In the episode, Grissom and Catherine are reportedly called to investigate the death of a horse trainer, Lori Hutchins, who was travelling with her horse in the hold of a swanky private 747. The evidence points to death by trampling — her body is covered in horse shoe-shaped bruises — but closer investigation reveals Lori in fact met a very different end. Dr. Robbins determines she has tranquiliser in her bloodstream at a level which would kill a human, but would be perfect for a horse.

The first suspect is Harper Fitzgerald, a queen of high society, whose shoes match a print found in the horse's dung. Harper claims she visited Lori in order to poach her from her current employer, and dismisses suggestions she tried to bump the trainer off. It soon becomes clear that Harper isn't who they're looking for — she eagerly offers to give a sample like someone who has watched too many episodes of Law & Order.

Undaunted, the CSIs follow their next lead — a chewed-up brown substance found in the horse's gums, which turns out to be from a cigar, Cuban to be exact. The trail leads them to former concierge Roan Confer, an associate of Harper's. Roan says that he went down to the hold to look at the "luggage" carried by the passengers — fine art, Aston Martins and the like — and that's when the horse nibbled on his cigar.

With the witnesses turning up dead ends, Grissom receives some news that alters their whole approach to the case — the horse has died...

"Forever's" B-story reportedly sees Sara and Warrick investigating a Romeo and Juliet-style suicide by a pair of teenagers.

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 information comes from an early draft of the script and details may change before the episode goes to air.

"Forever" will likely air in April or May, 2003.

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