Friday, February 20, 2009

CSI - Recap & Review - Miscarriage of Justice

CSI
“Miscarriage of Justice”

Original Air Date: Feb 19th, 2009

Nicola – Associate Staff Writer

Nicola@thetwocentscorp.com

It's court day for Ray, and as he sits up front, telling the tale of Congressman Edward Griffin's supposed murder of Amber Jones, a stripper involved with the congressman, a shot is fired outside the courtroom. When Catherine and Ray head out to see what the commotion is, they find that a man has shot himself in the head just outside the door. This man was the congressman's chief of staff, Dominic Humphries, and he shot himself with the same type of gun used in Griffin's supposed crime.

The plot thickens!

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  1. CSI
    “Miscarriage of Justice”

    Original Air Date: Feb 19th, 2009

    Nicola – Associate Staff Writer
    Nicola@thetwocentscorp.com

    It's court day for Ray, and as he sits up front, telling the tale of Congressman Edward Griffin's supposed murder of Amber Jones, a stripper involved with the congressman, a shot is fired outside the courtroom. When Catherine and Ray head out to see what the commotion is, they find that a man has shot himself in the head just outside the door. This man was the congressman's chief of staff, Dominic Humphries, and he shot himself with the same type of gun used in Griffin's supposed crime.

    The plot thickens!

    In the dead man's pocket is a piece of paper signed by Humphries. He shot himself with a 9mm hollowpoint, more than enough to do the job. The CSIs review footage of Humphries' testimony against the congressman, stating that Humphries went to the woman, Amber Jones', house and found her dead with the congressman there, stating that's how he found her. As there was no weapon, Humphries believed him.

    Time to process the new crime scene! The gun contained fabric fibers that didn't match Humphries' clothing. If the fibers belong to the clothes that the congressman wore, then the case is closed! Meanwhile, Brass talks to Humphries' wife. The gun is registered to Edward. Catherine deciphers the bloody note and finds that it is a suicide note also confessing to Amber Jones' murder.

    Brass, Nick, and Catherine begin to plot the timeline of the events surrounding Amber's death. They discover that Humphries had plenty of time to kill Amber. Greg goes to Griffin's house to look through his closet and try to match the fibers. There he is harassed by Griffin's husband. Riley gets to deal with Humphries' apartment and his grief-stricken wife who is just not sure if her husband could have murdered. Riley tries to offer comfort by telling her that he loved her, but nothing can alleviate the wife's grief.

    Back on the stand, Ray explains the evidence he found in Amber's house. Griffin's defense attorney tries to rip him a new one by saying that Ray could no longer claim that Griffin was the most likely suspect, not now that Humphries had confessed. Ray concurs and the courtroom is a-flutter.

    At a recess, Ray talks to Matty, Amber's daughter. She's upset about the trial (obviously), and Ray tries to reassure her and notices she's got a nasty rash. "Trust me, I'm a doctor," Ray says (what a line!), and tells her she needs medical help.

    Tommy Ruby, a "friend" of Amber's, comes back into town finally after leaving the night she died. Brass grills him for what he knows about when Amber dies. He says he saw Amber receive a package, and that helps narrow down the time of death. It narrows it down enough to eliminate Humphries from the running. The trial goes into final statements. The defense attorney tries to claim that Griffin was only guilty of not calling the police

    At the hospital, Ray finds out that Matty was being poisoned, had been for about eight weeks. There's no news yet whether or not there will be permanent organ damage. After a bit of analysis he finds that Amber was being poisoned as well. He thinks that Amber was the poisoning's target, Matty was just collateral damage, and when the poisoning wasn't working, the killer shot Amber instead.

    Nick, Riley, and Greg head to Amber's house to see if they can discover the root of the poisoning since Matty is still being exposed to it. The boric acid was in an energy drink purchased at a pharmacy. Suspicious! Ray and Doc Robbins exhume Amber's body to get a sample of her hair for analysis. While they're examining the body they find a post mortem bruise made by a shoeprint.

    A verdict is reached! Griffin is guilty! Or is he? This can't be the end; there's still ten minutes left. And Nick knows it. Nick finds a receipt that says that Humphries bought roach poison and energy drink mix. So… Humphries poisoned Amber, and… who killed her? The shoeprint is found to be a woman's and they examine Griffin's wife. It seems that she had been pregnant and lost the baby due to the Chlamydia that Griffin gave her that he got from Amber. That sounds like a motive to me! And so Mrs. Griffin confesses to the murder. Case closed.

    I liked the format of this case, the way it was told sort of backwards, with the CSIs having to solve it for a second time. We saw the evidence without being influenced by their preconceived ideas I'm really liking the way they've brought Ray in to, obviously not trying to make him replace Grissom – a smart move, because no one could. He has kind of a naivety that I find charming, though that's probably just due to his inexperience. I also like his sense of honor.

    Also, the little glimpse into Riley's psyche was welcome. What do you guys think about the newer characters? Do they stand up to our original cast, or are you hoping Grissom and Sarah will burst in again and Warrick will rise from the dead?

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