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And They All Lived 'Happily Never After'

By Rachel
December 4, 2007 - 6:02 AM

See Also: 'Happily Never After' Episode Guide

Reality mirrors fantasy as Mac and his team search for the truth behind two murders.

According to CSI Files sources, "Happily Never After" opens on the hectic scene of clubgoers trying to make their way home after a night of partying. It's cold, and the people must compete with each other to score a ride in a cab or town car. Dave and Halie, a young man and his intoxicated female companion, hail a taxi and the man pushes past the other clubgoers trying to get inside. The young woman with him, however, has different plans. She takes off down the street, teasing him to follow.

They make their way to a wintry scene of ice sculptures and fake snow outside of the Palace Hotel. Halie makes a snow angel on the ground before heading farther along the path amongst the sculptures. Dave follows her, the glittering snow-covered trail reflecting golden light from above and looking like a yellow brick road dotted with footprints. He calls Halie's name when he can't find her, and a shadow slinks along behind him.

Suddenly, the source of the shadow is revealed as Halie jumps out and scares Dave before darting off again. He captures her next to an icy sculpture of a castle. They begin to kiss passionately against the platform beneath the castle, but a loud crack splits the air and interrupts them--the platform is giving way, and the sculpture comes crashing to the ground. Halie screams when she sees what the castle lands on: a woman.

Stella and Flack come to the scene, and Flack identifies the woman as Fiona Chisolm, the owner of the Palace Hotel and, rumor has it, a real Wicked Witch. Her legs stick out from beneath the remnants of the ice castle, sparkly red shoes on her feet. But she wasn't killed here. Her body was dumped. Hawkes and Lindsay work the case with Flack and Stella, trying to figure out what happened to Fiona--and where her little dog Otto might be.

Meanwhile, Mac works with Danny and Detective Angell on the case of a young woman crushed between a school bus and a taxi. She is wearing a Victorian lace nightgown and has a star on her forehead. The name "Wendy" is painted across her chest. According to Angell, the driver of the bus was distracted by some of the kids in the back, who were fighting amongst themselves. He yelled at them while looking in the mirror, and when he looked back at the road in front of him, he saw that the taxi had stopped short, so he had to slam on the brakes.

When the bus collided with the cab and the driver looked up, dazed by the impact, he saw the young woman's lifeless body pinned between the bus and the taxi. Digging deeper, the team discovers that the bus didn't kill the young woman. Instead, she was stabbed several times, and she had drugs in her system. If "Wendy" didn't come from Neverland, where did she die?

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.

"Happily Never After" is expected to air in January 2008.

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