Python Leads Horatio To An Old Nemesis

By Caillan
December 22, 2004 - 7:35 AM

See Also: 'Identity' Episode Guide

The Miami-Dade crime lab will reportedly have a slimy case on their hands in the upcoming CSI: Miami episode, "Identity".

Teresa Kimsey, a 21-year-old holidaymaker from Chicago, is discovered dead in the area surrounding the pool of Miami's Delano hotel. The circumstances surrounding her death are a puzzle to Horatio — Teresa is wearing a cocktail dress, severly sunburned, covered from head to toe in goo and has two rows of puncture wounds on her face.

Back at the morgue, Alexx goes over Teresa's crumpled (and very slimy) body. As she examines the dead woman, she becomes more and more convinced the puncture wounds are in fact bite marks. Crushed ribs indicate that the cause of death wasn't the bite, but rather asphyxiation. Trace results on the goo reveal traces of stomach enzyme, confirming Alexx's worst fears: Teresa was eaten by a snake. Even worse, it's still on the loose.

Teresa's severe sunburn would have lit her up like a beacon to a python, because they use infrared to hunt down their prey in the dark. Given that Teresa was dressed up for a night on the town, it is likely the python came for her the night before when she wandered down to the pool deck after having a little too much to drink. Ryan, Delko and Detective Tripp mount a search for the python around the vicinity of the hotel. They eventually find it on the beach, holed up in a sunbed, and very, very dead.

Alexx now prepares for the autopsy of her career to discover if the python ate another human before it died. Just as she is about to cut into the snake, she notices something out the ordinary: the snake's rectum has been sewn up, probably to hide drugs smuggled in from outside the country. Opening up the stiches, Alexx discovers several broken vials. She deduces that when the glass was broken, the drugs leaked into the snake's bloodstream, killing it.

As Horatio sets out in hot pursuit of the drug traffickers, the trail will lead him to an old nemesis who got away the last time the two crossed paths in an earlier season of CSI: Miami. We won't give away who it is, but suffice it to say Horatio is determined not to let them get away with it this time...

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 and the airing order of the episodes are liable to change before the episodes are shown.

"Identity" will likely air in February, 2005.

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