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First 'A Swing And A Miss' Plot Details

By Caillan
September 4, 2004 - 11:20 AM

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will give the CSIs an eye-opening introduction into the world of swingers in its fifth episode this season, currently entitled "A Swing and a Miss".

According to CSI Files sources, the episode will open at swingers' party being held at a house in a swish Vegas gated community. The hosts, Erin and John Brady, are presiding over the hedonisitic bash, at which couples gather to have sex with other people's husbands and wives. Erin welcomes two new arrivals, Alex and Donna Stone, into the house, and they immediately strip off and jump into the fray. But the party is soon interrupted by a piercing scream...

Vanessa Keaton, an attendee at the party, has been found dead in a foundation in the street outside the house. Residents of the gated community soon gather at the scene, including Dennis Keaton, Vanessa's husband, who was also at the swingers' bash. He's distraught at his wife's death, not to mention quite drunk. When Brass arrives on the scene to question him, he doesn't give anything away about the nature of the party, merely telling the captain that he was too drunk and went home to bed.

When Vanessa's body is examined, two things stand out. Firstly, she was stabbed in the back with a sharp, pronged object. Secondly, and more curiously, she didn't die in the fountain. In the autopsy, it is revealed that she drowned in a different location, as the water found in her lungs is different to that in the fountain.

Grissom, Sara and Greg work the case and proceed to interview the chief suspects. Sara heads round to the Keaton's place to check out their swimming pool as a possible location for Vanessa's drowning. She's able to rule it out straight away -- it's been completely drained.

Over at the Brady's house, Grissom can't find any evidence of a struggle, and heads inside to check out the house. In the kitchen he finds some skewers left over from the party the night before, looking suspiciously like an implement that may have been used to kill Vanessa.

His curiosity piqued, Grissom asks Erin Brady where he can find the rest of the skewers. She says she doesn't know, but Grissom notices that the diswasher is running. As he moves to open the dishwasher, the Bradys look on nervously wondering how Grissom will react to the surprises it contains...

The episode will also reportedly see the promotion of Ecklie, Grissom's day shift nemesis, to the position of Assistant Director of the Las Vegas crime lab. Catherine decides to apply for Ecklie's old job as day shift supervisor...but how will Grissom react?

Please note that these plot details have not yet 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 aspects of the episode may change before it goes to air.

"A Swing and a Miss" will likely air in late 2004.

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