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First 'Turn Of The Screws' Plot Details

By Caillan
March 20, 2004 - 8:22 AM

See Also: 'Turn of the Screws' Episode Guide

In episode twenty-one, Grissom must investigate a tragic accident on one of his favourite Las Vegas attractions: a rollercoaster.

Sources today revealed the first plot information for the instalment, entitled "Turn of the Screws". Six people are killed when the Pharaoh's Fever rollercoaster at the Sphinx Amusement Park flies off the rails and lands in the park's parking lot. Among the dead are a twenty-something girl, a teenage boy, a six-year-old and an elderly couple. Near the wreckage the CSIs discover the body of a twenty-year-old male. It turns out the coaster was derailed because someone loosened the nuts in a key portion of the track.

Jim Brass, who is working the case with Grissom, Sara and Nick, questions the coaster's operator, asking him to remember exactly where all the victims were sitting on the fateful ride. The operator recalls everyone except for the twenty-year-old male, and swears he never boarded the ride.

Grissom looks into the identity of this mysterious sixth victim. His name is Jimmy Nevins and he used to operate the bumper cars before his untimely demise. But he wasn't on the coaster when it crashed. It turns out he was killed with a wrench before being locked in the trunk of his car, which was smashed open when the coaster crashed into it the next day.

One of the park maintenance guys, Zach, says Jimmy used to take dates on Pharaoh's Fever late at night before the park closed. In fact, this poor-woman's Cassanova had been "entertaining" a lady friend on the night of the murder. Lisa Hunt, who works at the park's snack bar, was caught flagrante delicto with Jimmy by the coaster's camera, which takes photos of the riders before the plunge.

How does Lisa's night-time assignation fit into the big picture? Who did kill Jimmy? And who loosened the nuts on the track? Grissom and his team have their work cut out for them in this case full of twists and turns, not to mention plenty of corkscrews!

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.

"Turn of the Screws" will likely air in May, 2004.

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