A death at a marijuana dispensary leads to a kidnapping investigation, in the second episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’s fifteenth season. (Major spoilers after the jump!)
According to CSI Files sources, “Buzz Kill” opens in an unusual bakery, which sells cupcakes, cookies and brownies that contain cannabis. The legal dispensary also sells regular marijuana, and they have different varieties in large mason jars behind the counter. A customer with a medical card picks out an ounce of marijuana, pulling out cash to pay while a security guard sits behind a desk nearby.
The guard clicks the buzzer when he sees a new customer waiting outside, unlocking the door to let the woman into the store. She seems nervous as the previous customer leaves, and the reason becomes clear when she glances at her watch just before the owner’s phone rings. Lloyd is unnerved when the woman tells him to answer the call, and he pulls out his phone to see that there’s a video from his wife, Dina. In the video, Dina and two young children are bound and gagged. Dina begs her husband to follow the kidnappers’ instructions, and the woman in the store tells him not to alert the security guard.
Lloyd shoves money into a bag for the woman, trying not to get the guard’s attention. When he passes it over, he wants to know when he’s going to see his family, and the woman tells him he should get them back soon. Lloyd isn’t satisfied with the answer, holding tight to the bag, and the woman has to tug it free of his grip—knocking over several jars of marijuana in the process. The guard looks up and wants to know what’s going on, causing the woman to panic and run for the door. The guard pulls his gun, firing when the woman reaches into her jacket pocket. She was only grabbing for a pair of sunglasses, but the bullet leaves her dead on the ground.
The CSIs arrive at the scene with Detective Crawford. The threat against Lloyd’s family seems legitimate, but the kidnappers used Dina’s phone to send the video and the instructions, so they can’t track them that way. The dead woman doesn’t have ID, a phone, or even a set of car keys. When David Phillips tries to run her fingerprints, he discovers that the tips of her fingers are completely smooth. This woman is their only lead to find Lloyd’s family, and they have no idea who she is or how she fits into the kidnapping plot.
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 early script drafts and the details of the episodes are liable to change before the episodes are shown.
“Buzz Kill” is expected to air October 5 on CBS.