Two Puzzling Murders Challenge The CSIs In 'Getting Off'

By Kristine
January 11, 2004 - 10:28 PM

See Also: 'Getting Off' Episode Guide

A well-dressed man named Ed Burnell stands in an alley on the seedy side of town. Suddenly, a shadowy figure, knife in hand approaches him, and stabs him repeatedly. The CSIs must find his killer in the new episode "Getting Off."

CSI Files sources recently released details for the sixteenth episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigations's fourth episode of the season. While Grissom and Brass look into Burnell's murder, Sara and Catherine have to identify the body of a clown. Sara notes that some clowns get patents for their face make up design, and the two hope that this clown's make up pattern will lead them to his identity, and his killer.

Grissom and Warrick have located Burnell's car, and the junkie driving it, who managed to crash it and seriously injure his legs. The junkie, who claims to be named Jamal, is so high that Grissom and Warrick can barely get a straight answer out of him. Once the nurse gives him morphine, he starts babbling, claiming that Burnell was so dumb, he was looking to be killed.

Sara and Catherine visit Buddy, an agent who signs a lot of clowns. In his book they locate their victim, a man named Donny Zanks, who went by Doodles. Buddy booked a lot of Doodles's jobs, but he stayed away from Doodles's more colorful jobs, which included fulfilling the fantasies of women who wanted to have sex with clowns.

Catherine visits Mrs. Stern, who hired Doodles for her son's birthday party. However, the birthday party went sour when Doodles attacked the mime who was also hired for the birthday party.

Grissom and Brass question Jake Sinclair, a former junkie and convict who now runs a rehab center. Sinclair uses the drug Ibogaine to force addicts to face their demons. The treatment worked so well for Burnell that he became a changed man, not only kicking his addictions but becoming spiritual as well. But Burnell's desire to help others with similar problems led him into dangerous territory...

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 an early draft of the script and details may change before the episode goes to air.

"Getting Off" will likely air in spring of 2004.

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