Great mystery, good police show… of course we´re talking about CSI… this time CSI: Miami airing last night an all new episode called Dissolved. And here are all the spoilers for it.
Complete Recap and Spoilers of CSI: Miami 7×24 – Dissolved
Champagne. Beautiful people. Drinks. Welcome to the Miami. Suddenly, a not-so-beautiful man enters the room: Ron Sarris. Turns out Sarris has been staying rent free with the young punk throwing the party. Sarris begins asking questions about the punk’s latest score. “For someone telling me to keep my mouth shut, you sure are asking a lot of questions,” Jimmy sneers. Suddenly, the two are fighting. Sarris throws the punk into a nearby swimming pool — and something strange happens. Jimmy begins to boil!
Moments later, the team is on the scene. A certain red-haired CSI dons his sunglasses to take a look at the boiled body floating in the pool. Just then, Ryan arrives with news: the witness who called in the incident is none other than Sarris. Growls Caine: “Well, here we go.”
YEEE-OWWW!!! Cue opening credits. We don’t get fooled again and all that!
Caine interviews Sarris, who is just as slimly as we all remember him. The latter reminds the former that he is currently working as a confidential informant. He denies boiling Jimmy — at least intentionally. “I was the target,” Sarris claims. “I swim laps every day … You know who knows that? Julia!” Caine doesn’t want to hear it. Montage time! Travers, Calleigh and Eric examine the pool. The result: the water was filled with concentrated sodium hydroxide — or, “pretty nasty stuff,” according to Travers. Eric quickly deduces that the substance was introduced to the pool through the filtration system. Calleigh and her beau investigate the filtration shed and uncover a partial shoe print. “I guess the killer must have stepped in it,” Calleigh says. i guess.
Eric and Frank head out to interview the pool cleaner, a Ken-doll looking dude named Pete. He explains that someone broke into his truck the other day and stole his set of master keys. Hmm. Someone would need those keys in order to get into the filtration room and fill the tanks with chemical death. Caine, in the meantime, runs into Kyle in the CSI hallways. “Mom has been calling me nonstop,” the boy says. “She’s always getting mad talking about Ron.” Just then, Julia calls Kyle’s cell — but Caine answers. Mom immediately hangs up. So Caine heads to Kyle’s pad, where Julia has been hanging out. Lieutenant Red asks if Julia has been threatening Sarris. “Ron deserves to die!” Julia screams. So we’ll take that as a “yes.”
Back at the lab, Eric and Ryan examine Pete’s truck. The former discovers a tiny clump of hair. “There’s something strange about this hair,” Eric points out. “It’s from an animal.” In fact, the hair belongs to either a cow or a deer. “It must have got transferred from wherever he stole the keys,” Eric theorizes. Ryan helpfully points out that sodium hydroxide is used to tan cow hides. Cut to a nearby tannery, where Ryan and Caine interview the owner. He takes the pair to a long-sealed storage facility. Inside, something stinks like a decomposing human. Sure enough, Ryan opens a barrel to discover a half-decomposed torso. Someone is melting bodies in barrels of the same stuff that killed Jimmy. Just then, Caine notices a cigar cap on the ground. Wait — do we know anyone who smokes cigars? Let us spell it out for you: R-O-N-S-A-R-R-I-S.
Caine brings his arch nemesis in for questioning. Ron denies wasting a good cigar then spins a tale concerning Jimmy bragging about a big score the night before his death. Ron then fingers Jimmy’s partner: Sean Echols. Tara, meanwhile, continues to pop pills. Ryan enters, looking none too happy. “You’re showing up late to crime scenes,” Ryan points out. “You’re taking pills at work. What is that? Is it Oxy?” Tara begs Ryan to show mercy and keep his pretty mouth shut. Before Ryan can retort, Kyle enters and a montage begins. The trio clean the remains found in the barrels. Ryan soon finds a wedding ring with an engraved date. “I’m going to cross check this with the missing persons database,” he explains. “See if I can’t find a next of kin.”
Turns out the ring belongs to a man named. Bill Moore. Sondra Moore is soon brought in to answer a few police queries. “This is Bill’s ring,” she says through tears. “When I couldn’t reach him on the phone, I feared the worst. It’s like he vanished!” There’s more bad news: the second set of remains belongs to Sondra’s brother in law. Sonda asks about her sister, who was with the two men when they all disappeared. “There’s a chance shes still alive, right?” Sondra asks. Growls Caine: “There is a chance.” But don’t bet on it, sister.
Back at headquarters, Ryan has told Caine about Tara’s pill problem. The two break into her locker and discover a bottle of Oxy. In a FLASHBACK, we see Tara blaming Julia for the missing prescription. Caine doesn’t look happy to hear he has been fooled. Our guess: he won’t get fooled again (no! no!). Frank and Calleigh, in the meantime, have taken the CSI Hummer into the backwoods of Miami. They find Sean Echols living in a rundown shack and dressing a wild boar. Calleigh accuses Sean of being Jimmy’s partner and helping to kidnap Sondra Moore’s husband, sister and brother in law. Sean denies it all. We wonder. And so do Calleigh and Frank.
Back at the lab, Ryan is about to confront Tara about her pill-popping problem when BANG! BANG! BANG! Shots fired! Who’s holding the gun? Why, it’s none other than Julia! “Officer Wolfe, put your gun down,” Julia says. She then demands that her son come with her. “I’m going to get him back,” Julia says. Caine enters and explains that he knows she didn’t steal the prescription pills. Realizing she has no way out, Julia puts the gun to her head. “I’m sorry, Kyle,” she whispers. But before mom can pull the trigger, Caine grabs the gun. Ryan immediately cuffs Julia while father and son watch. “You’re under arrest,” Caine grows. Moments later, Julia seems … off. She mistakes the state attorney for her own lawyer. “I get confused,” she says. “Did I put our son’s life in danger?” Caine doesn’t need to answer. His steely gaze says it all.
Calleigh and Eric, in the meantime, share a quiet moment in which he explains that the brother in law, Walter Barnett, was frozen before being dissolved. But why? “The smell,” Calleigh says. In other words, Jimmy and pal froze the bodies so they could get to the tannery without being noticed. Calleigh then points out that big-game hunters freeze their kills in a similar matter. Frank enters with news: Sean Echols works as a trash collector — and guess which tannery is on his route? Looks like we have a loser, folks.
Cut helicopters! Cue Hummers! Cue tanned and well-dressed officers! All converge on Sean Echols’ shack. Calleigh races to an industrial size freezer and finds the frozen body of Rebecca Barnett. Seconds later, Echols sits in the hot seat. “Why would you attempt to dissolve two of the bodies but not Rebecca’s?” Calleigh asks. In response, Echols SLAMS the glass table with his cuffed hands. A bottle of water tips over and spills onto Echols’ boots . They begin streaming! “The water has activated the sodium hydroxide causing your shoes to burn,” Calleigh says. “It also proves you were at the pool last night.” Echols explains that he and Jimmy robbed and murdered the victims, but only had two barrels. Rebecca was put on ice until the other two were done cooking. Unfortunately, Jimmy wouldn’t shut up about the big score, so Echols had to silence his partner. Case closed.
But not the episode. Ryan brings Tara to Internal Affairs. The IA officer presents Tara with a bag of prescription pills found in her locker. “You hurt Horatio,” Ryan says. “You implicated Kyle. You implicated Julia.” The IA officer then places Tara under arrest for a variety of charges, including theft and tampering. “Ryan?” she asks. Says the Wolfe man: “I gave you every opportunity, Tara.” Cuffed, Tara is led away.
Caine, in the meantime, attempts to convince a judge to go easy on his ex wife. “I believe that my action led Julia to a state of mental disintegration,” he growls. The judge seems amenable to having Julia committed. And so she is. We end the episode with Julia sitting in a wheelchair inside an institution — and Caine visiting.