The team’s focus returns to the Gig Harbor case, in the sixth episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’s fifteenth season. (Major spoilers after the jump!)
According to CSI Files sources, “The Twin Paradox” opens with a flashback to 2009. After Finn shot Jared Briscoe (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, as seen in the season premiere, “The CSI Effect”), she was forced to speak with a fellow Seattle PD officer as part of an IA investigation. Detective Karen Park asks Finn for her gun, and Finn suggests she can give it right back—after all, Finn did the right thing. She shot Briscoe before he could kill DB. Detective Park isn’t disputing that fact, but she doesn’t understand why Finn and DB were on the docks that night without backup. They claimed to have a warrant, but they weren’t found with any paperwork. Finn says there was enough evidence found outside Maya’s apartment to prove Briscoe was stalking DB’s daughter, which was consistent with the behavior of the Gig Harbor Killer. Finn says Judge Vincent issued the warrant over the phone, which doesn’t surprise Detective Park. There’s more to the story there, but she doesn’t elaborate.
In the present day, private investigator Daniel Shaw (Mark Valley) looks through the missing persons report for Keri Torres, the partner he came to Vegas to find (“The CSI Effect”). Now he and Finn are both in Seattle to chase a lead, and Finn hopes it isn’t a dead end. Keri has been missing for six weeks, and Daniel is frustrated—if the Gig Harbor Killer is going to dump her body, why hasn’t he done it yet? Finn reminds him that Keri doesn’t fit the profile of the GHK victims, and if Paul Winthrop wants to clear his twin brother’s name by staging another crime scene, she’s not going to be their victim. For now, they need to focus on meeting with Cynthia Hughes. Her name is on Jared Briscoe’s birth certificate, but there’s no record of a twin.
Back in Vegas, Morgan rushes into DB’s office. A 911 call came in three minutes ago, and Greg is trying to trace it. The call started with a digitally-altered voice, telling the operator he wanted to report a murder. The team recognizes that voice, and they can hear a woman’s tortured screams in the background. She’s being murdered right now, and they need to find her—and the killer—before it’s too late. Greg finally gets a hit, the phone pinging off a cell tower in North Las Vegas. Officers rush to the downtown warehouse and burst inside, but they’re met with the flashing lights of 35mm cameras on tripods. Nick and Sara push their way to the front of the group and discover another staged crime scene. There are trajectory strings, blood pools, evidence markers, a fisherman’s gaff—but no body, once again. The tortured screams are coming from a boombox set up next to a live cellphone. Sara picks up the phone and speaks to the 911 operator on the other end while Nick turns off the boombox. In the silence, they share a grim look: it appears the Gig Harbor Killer has struck again.
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.
“The Twin Paradox” is expected to air November 16 on CBS.