Episode Recap: "Go to Hell"
It's hot as hell in Vegas. The temperature is 109 degrees and rising - but don't worry. People don't start getting crazy until it's 110.
Maybe that thermometer's a little off.
Distorted, grotesque people are staggering around in the blistering heat while
Harold Perrineau- yes, that's Papa Michael from ABC's
Lost- is preaching about Hell and damnation. Hell, in case you were wondering, isn't a possible afterlife. It's a night of terrible storms in which my cable keeps going out while I'm trying to watch
CSI! OK, fine, it's actually right here in Vegas. Meanwhile, there are a million bees flying around. Keep an eye on the bees. They're a sign of the coming apocalypse.
On their way to a crime scene, the CSIs stumble across one of the previously mentioned distorted, grotesque people (I'm so mean, I know) lying dead in a pile of trash. There's a dead bee lying near him.
Catherine and Warrick continue on to the true crime scene, where Grissom is waiting for them. At a seedy hotel, a man has been shot execution-style while a woman was bound, gagged and tortured on the bed. There's trash from a fast-food restaurant in their room. In a dumpster outside, Warrick finds a bloody button-down shirt, inside out with the cuffs buttoned. (Yes, also important. It will be on the quiz later!)
Neither body has ID, but the woman is lying in a puddle of semen. Catherine posits that it's drug-related, but Grissom isn't buying it, especially when he finds a non-Gideon-issued Bible in the room. As Catherine pointed out, "I don't think they helped."
Brass is questioning the clerk who checked the couple in, but he unfortunately has impossible-to-decipher handwriting (shoutout to you here, Mom!) so the CSIs are unable to glean any personal information about the murdered pair. And at this point, I'm a little tired of the grotesque characters.
Across town, Sara and new CSI Ronnie Lake - who for some reason has never figured out that she was named for Veronica Lake - are checking out the homeless man who died earlier in the episode. Ronnie is clearly meant to be endearing, but her Twenty Questions attitude annoyed me as much as it was annoying Sara!
Back at the lab, Catherine is pleased to learn that there were hits off of the fingerprints found in the hotel - a rapist, pedophile, drug-dealer, prostitute and pimp, just to name a few. They've matched the bloody shirt to the victims, and Wendy has realized that the blood spatter means that the killer rolled up his sleeves. As Warrick says, "He had a lot of work to do." Wendy also tells them that the semen spot on the bed has a female contribution- from a girl who must be the murdered couple's daughter! Catherine suspects the pedophile, Alistaire Rhodes. Because he's a registered sex offender, he'll be easy to find.
And it's Papa Michael! The pedophile now calls himself Reverend Rhodes, and says that the reason his prints were at the hotel was because he goes there to "save" people. When Brass shows him photos of the dead people, he's clearly shocked, but asks for his lawyer. Brass arrests him.
Warrick and Archie are trying to decipher the handwriting on the hotel check-in form to ID the couple. Using computer records, they narrow the possibilities down, and Warrick and Nick head out to the scene in the middle of a Vegas blackout.
The couple's home is full of religious icons. As the CSIs search the house, they find a little girl, dead in her bed. There's trash from the burger joint in her room, too. But a photo in the parents' room shows
two little girls! So where's the other sister?
Grissom and Greg find a trap door in the parents' bedroom ceiling, which leads to a pitiful attic bedroom where the other daughter has clearly been kept. Hundreds of bees are buzzing around - there's a hive right in the wall of the house! This episode isn't making me love bees any more, let me tell you.
Brass is questioning Reverend Rhodes, who's refusing to admit to anything. His lawyer is a former druggie who feels he owes his life to Rhodes, so he'll do anything to get him off.
Ronnie and Sara discover that their homeless man, who officially died of dehydration in the heat, had been beaten and arrested sometime just before his death. Ronnie can't believe that they would go after the cops, but Sara sets her straight, explaining that their job is to figure out what happened, no matter who did it.
Warrick and Nick are searching Rhodes' apartment when they find a bunch of videotapes labeled with Roman numerals. They're convinced that they've found child pornography, but when they play the tapes back at the lab, they're of exorcisms instead! Rhodes' lawyer says that he recommended that the exorcisms be recorded, for legal safety. Unfortunately, the exorcism was unsuccessful.
Back at the house, Greg finds a handgun in a puddle of water. Looks like the murder weapon. Grissom has collected the beehive - since bees are dying off, he can study this thriving hive. Sara says she's heard that if all the world's bees die, humans will die off within four years.
Two patrol cops happen upon the parents' missing car. (Do police departments really have software like that, do you think?) The driver attempts to escape, but the cops stop him. It's a young girl and an older guy. The girl claims to be the missing daughter.
At the hospital, Catherine is going to collect evidence from the girl. Catherine clearly feels sorry for Amy, especially when she finds out that she's only 12. Catherine asks if the man made her wear the clothes she had on. "He made me do a lot of things," Amy says.
Back at the station, Brass accuses the older man of being Rhodes' partner in crime. His shirt size is a match. But when Warrick tries it on, he finds he can't roll up the sleeves with the buttons buttoned. But Catherine can roll them up all the way. So a small female had to be wearing it when she killed the couple.
Grissom has found computer chat logs that show Amy having inappropriate conversations with Wolf, the older guy. The CSIs suddenly realize that Amy killed her whole family. Maybe she really was possessed! The CSIs and Brass are heading to Child Protective Services to arrest her.
But they're too late! Rhodes got there first, and Catherine arrives just in time to see him throw Amy over a third-story railing, to cast out the devil inside her. She lands with a sickening thud, and a pool of blood begins to form around her.
And on the floor nearby is a dead bee.
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Episode Recap: Go to HellIts hot as hell in Vegas. The temperature is 109 degrees and rising but dont worry. People dont start getting crazy until its 110.Maybe that thermometers a little off.Distorted, grotesque people are staggering around in the blistering heat while Harold Perrineauyes, thats Papa Michael from ABCs Lostis preaching about Hell and damnation. Hell, in case you were wondering, isnt a possible afterlife. Its a night of terrible storms in which my cable keeps going out while Im trying to watch CSI! OK, fine, its actually right here in Vegas. Meanwhile, there are a million bees flying around. Keep an eye on the bees. Theyre a sign of the coming apocalypse.On their way to a crime scene, the CSIs stumble across one of the previously mentioned distorted, grotesque people (Im so mean, I know) lying dead in a pile of trash. Theres a dead bee lying near him.Cat...