'CSI' Goes To HellBy Rachel
August 10, 2007 - 9:46 AM
See Also: 'Go to Hell' Episode Guide
In "Go to Hell", a couple is found dead in a hotel room, and the team finds fingerprints that belong to a pedophile at the scene--bad news for the couple's missing daughter.
According to CSI Files sources, the episode opens with footage of the seedier side of Las Vegas. Desperate souls--hookers, drunkards, homeless people--line the street on a sweltering hot day. One homeless man staggers, making his way into an alley, but he can't go any farther. He falls to the ground. Meanwhile, Reverend Johnnie Rhodes gives a sermon. His voice is strong as he speaks of judgment. Hell will not come when we die, he says, because Hell is already here--in Las Vegas. Sex, drinking, gambling--mankind imbibes but does not even realize that judgment isn't waiting for death. The human race, he says, is already damned.
That night, Warrick and Catherine are on their way to a crime scene. They must park two blocks from the hotel where the murders took place because of Sanitation work. As they walk by an alley on their way to where they really need to be, Warrick notices something strange. When he goes to investigate, he finds the body of the homeless man. Confirming that the man is dead--the body count is forever rising--Catherine calls it in and leaves a uniformed officer to wait with the body.
A hotel is the site of a double murder. A man and his wife, the Macalinos, are dead, and Brass questions the desk clerk. They paid in advance for a week, he says. He hands over a register with the license plate number of the car, but Brass is unable to read the handwriting--and so is the clerk. He can decipher only enough of his own writing to see an "N" and a "V", which he is sure must mean "Nevada". This isn't terribly helpful.
The team discovers that couple's youngest daughter, Elizabeth, has been killed in their home, shot in the head. Their other daughter, however, is missing. This is no longer just about murder--now they have the kidnapping of Amy Macalino to deal with. As if the news could get any worse, the fingerprints they lifted from the hotel room come back to a convicted pedophile: Reverend Johnnie Rhodes.
Catherine works the case of the dead homeless man, Eddie Kaye, with her new swing-shift partner Vivian Lee. A 20-something CSI level one, Vivian is extremely curious and talkative--to the point that Catherine announces that she is limiting the other woman to 20 questions per case. Together, they have to discover what happened to the old man. He has clean socks, the cellophane wrapper to a sandwich, and a bundle of papers wrapped in rubber bands. Although the license that they find in Eddie's pocket is his own, the man in the picture seems worlds away from the man they see laying in front of them. They hope that fingerprints found on the license will lead them to their killer, but instead the prints come back to a police officer.
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.
"Go to Hell" is expected to air October 11, 2007.