'CSI' Takes Out The Trash In 'Cockroaches'

By Rachel
October 11, 2007 - 9:18 AM

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A young man with some very diverse connections winds up dead in the eighth episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

According to CSI Files sources, "Cockroaches" opens with four drunk college guys in a car on the way back to their hotel. It's dawn, and the driver is trying to keep the car on the road. One of the guys in the backseat lights up a joint, and the driver suggests that they save the marijuana for when they get to the hotel. The other guy refuses. They're in Vegas after all.

The driver has some trouble as papers start to fly against the windshield. After switching on the windshield wipers, he turns his headlights to bright and sees that the papers are coming from a green garbage truck that is driving in front of them. The guys are suddenly alert when they realize that a cop car is following them, lights and siren going. The driver panics inside, knowing that he's got a DUI in his future. The joint is thrown out the window and the driver starts to pull the car off of the road, all of the passengers tense and waiting for trouble.

The cop car drives right past them. He's not interested in a swerving car--he's after the garbage truck. As the officer continues to pursue the green truck, a trail of garbage littering the road behind it, it becomes obvious that the vehicle will not pull over. The man driving the garbage truck speeds up, switching lanes and running a red light to evade the police officer. The officer calls for backup and soon two more cars join the chase.

The driver of the garbage truck can't run forever. Eventually, the police stop the truck and it becomes obvious why the driver wanted to run: there was a dead body in the back of the garbage truck. Grissom and Catherine process the deceased while Warrick is told to look through the trash in the truck. It's a lot of work, but Warrick doesn't seem to mind today. Greg gets the task of following the trail of garbage left behind when the garbage truck was speeding down the road.

The victim is Jason Crewes, a twenty-seven year old young man who was the king of the Las Vegas club scene. He controlled which spots were popular and which were has-beens. The investigation uncovers Jason's unexpected connection to the mob. His mother, Jessica, admits to Brass that she was married to a mobster named Anthony Pezzulo--Jason's father.

After Anthony was killed, the federal government tried to get rid of the mob in Vegas. Jason and his mother were allowed to stay in town, but they had to change their names. Jessica worked hard to keep Jason out of that life, so she is offended when Brass suggests that Jason might have ties to the mob. The question becomes more important when Jessica identifies the man that they believe killed her son: he was a friend of Jason's father. Meanwhile, Warrick is apparently having personal problems, and he's carrying around a prescription bottle full of pills.

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.

"Cockroaches" is expected to air November 22.

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