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Nobody Gets Hitched In 'One Wedding and a Funeral'

By Rachel
October 24, 2007 - 3:28 AM

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Mac's team investigates a case where the groom gets more than cold feet.

According to CSIFiles sources, "One Wedding and a Funeral" begins with a view of Manhattan and the beauty of Central Park. Rows of chairs are situated next to Bethesda Fountain with an aisle between them that leads to an altar surrounded by pale roses. Tents and tables sit, elegant but empty, next to a table covered with desserts. In pride of place nearby is a large wedding cake. Nine tiers accented with silver sit on a separate table, waiting for the ceremony to begin.

The serenity of the moment is ruined when a body flies through the air, smashing the beautiful cake. It's one of the groomsmen, and the person who threw him moves to continue the fight. They are surrounded by an all-out brawl. A bridesmaid rushes to cover herself when another woman rips off her dress. The fathers of the bride and groom are fighting with each other and a trophy wife jumps into the fray, causing them to fall backward and break some of the chairs.

The bride, Paula Blackstone, watches the spectacle as a string quartet plays on, the calm music a stark contrast to the chaos going on in front of them. She is overwhelmed and upset to see everybody ruining her big day. Hurrying into one of the tents, Paula searches for the groom. She finds him with his feet up and an ice pack over his eyes. He doesn't respond when she tells him what is going on, so she nudges him. The ice pack falls away and she sees that he isn't passed out--he's dead.

Mac, Danny, Hawkes and Flack investigate the death of the groom, Brett Dohn. They find defensive wounds on his arm, proving that he fought with his attacker. They also find an orthotic shoe insert at the scene and silver leaf on the victim's phone. They discover that the silver leaf was used on the wedding cake and question the caterer, Timothy Mannix. Timothy says that he used the victim's phone and that's how the silver leaf was transferred. However, he doesn't wear orthotic shoe inserts. The team is left with a dead end.

Meanwhile, Stella testifies at a mob trial and when she returns to her vehicle, she sees a mysterious package. Cautious, she alerts the bomb squad. Lindsay joins her as Vinnie, a bomb squad technician, prepares to examine the package. Stella points out that her involvement in the court case was public knowledge, and Vinnie admits that the mob could have left a bomb to kill her. However, he points out that it is more likely that the mob would simply shoot someone they wanted dead. A robot approaches the box and x-rays it, leaving the technicians a safe distance away. Vinnie confirms that there are no wires and no power source in the box. It isn't a bomb, and when the box is opened, it is revealed to be full of puzzle pieces.

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.

"One Wedding and a Funeral" is expected to air November 21.

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