An inmate arrives to pay respect to his mother at her funeral. As he approaches the casket, he is gunned down, along with his police escort and the other guests, by a man who has been hiding in the coffin. The case becomes more complicated when the gunman later broke into a house and brutally raped the house keeper before stealing one of the cars. Back at the lab, the members are introduced to the newly assigned Natalia Boa Vista who will work on unresolved cases.
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The first appearance of the brighter, and more colourful, CSI lab interior set, implying more natural daylight. Actually a re-design due to the change of soundstage locations, but could be explained within the story-universe as an essential re-design of the lab layout following the traumatic event of the previous season's finale episode. See more
The establishing shot of the limestone facility shows a tractor operating on the premises, even though it's supposed to be abandoned. Also, the SWAT team approaches the building from between two piles of sand, but there are already footprints present, revealing at multiple takes. See more
Wow, I think I should dump Tox and get into DNA.