The following incorporates spoilers for CSI: Vegas Season 2, Episode 4, “Koala,” which debuted Thursday, Oct. 20 on CBS. It additionally incorporates descriptions of violence.
After CSI: Vegas reintroduced Catherine Willows, she performed extra of a supporting position. That adjustments in “Koala,” doubtlessly as a result of the episode is written by CSI: Crime Scene Investigation creator Anthony E. Zuiker. Catherine takes middle stage in an emotional if difficult story about households, moms and parenting that begins by lastly explaining why Lindsey Willows is not working the Las Vegas Crime Lab.
Catherine has been attempting to come up with Lindsey to no avail; apparently Lindsey is upset together with her, which is a far cry from the lady who was following in Catherine’s footsteps on the finish of the unique sequence. Catherine arrives on the newest crime scene simply in time to see paramedics ship Juliet Geice’s child after Juliet’s dying. Inside her dwelling, the group additionally finds the our bodies of her dad and mom and brother. It’s much more disturbing than the model corpse. At least there is no scarcity of proof: Allie Rajan locates a bloody handprint inside the home whereas Penny Gill uncovers a pair of threatening notes whereas throwing up within the bushes and Josh Folsom finds a shotgun shell within the entrance yard.
A Home Invasion Has a Personal Motive
After attempting unsuccessfully to observe up concerning the child, Catherine returns to the crime lab to discover a still-panicked Penny eager to stop and convinces her to complete her shift. Allie and Josh establish three killers from a neighbor’s surveillance digicam and notice that the perpetrators had been preventing amongst themselves. One of them misplaced a tooth on the scene. Further complicated issues: the handprint is in Juliet’s blood. Allie and Beau Finado know the print belongs to a suspect since Juliet was shot and died outdoors.
A reinvigorated Penny finds a micro-crocheted koala paw and swears it is proof (which CSI: Vegas viewers know it’s as a result of title of the episode). Catherine is skeptical, however Penny runs it for DNA anyway and connects it to the handprint. She theorizes that the handprint was left on function as “a cry for help.” She thinks the killer who was getting bullied “wants to get caught.” Penny is having an epiphany identical to the sequence showcased Allie Rajan’s development earlier this season — besides hers is much extra apparent, which additionally makes it much less efficient.
The group is ready to discover the proprietor of the shotgun by way of the shell. It belongs to Edward Allen, who used to work for the daddy. He claims he offered three shotguns to varied events. Frustrated, Catherine asks a nonetheless recovering Maxine Roby to make use of her Child Protective Services connection to get a DNA swab from the newborn. By the time Max returns, Josh has examined the tooth and confirms that one of many killers is the mom of the child. But simply as that begins to sink in, the Einsteen household has additionally been murdered — and this time one of many dwelling invaders would not make it out alive.
Lindsey Willows Returns in CSI: Vegas
Catherine unloads to Max about her problematic relationship with Lindsey; Max orders her to take day off and see her daughter. Lindsey begrudgingly meets her mom for lunch and it is revealed that “joining CSI was me fulfilling your dream, not mine.” Apparently she’s now taking pictures “half-naked” on-line movies and when Catherine protests, Lindsey throws her previous as an unique dancer in her face and talks about how way more cash she has. She makes reference to 3 phrases she desires to say to her mother, however would not get them out earlier than she walks off.
After discovering one other bloody handprint on the second crime scene, Penny locates one other koala paw, too. CSI: Vegas then cuts to Jay displaying Allie a photograph of the primary household — which incorporates Justin Einsteen, the one surviving member of the opposite household. Justin tearfully admits that he is father of Juliet’s child. He explains that he was a sperm donor; the newborn biologically belongs to Lucia Marshman, the sufferer’s girlfriend who occurs to be one in all a set of triplets. The murdered suspect is one in all Lucia’s siblings. After Justin turns over an handle, everybody on the whole present arrives to search out Lucia holding her surviving sister Darcy hostage. “She doesn’t need a negotiator,” Catherine tells Max. “She needs a sister.”
Catherine will get Lucia’s consideration with a photograph of her child and Lucia confirms she left the koala paws on the crime scenes. She provides that her first child — whom Lucia callously known as a “thing” — was put up for adoption and that Darcy shot Juliet in what was imagined to be only a theft. Catherine’s feelings from the entire episode come spilling out as she empathizes with Lucia, who had merely wished to begin a household with the lady she cherished. But that does not cease her from tackling Lucia when the opposite girl tries to kill Darcy. Lucia is arrested and Max asks Catherine how a lot of what she stated to their suspect was true. Catherine claims she was simply “trying to keep the body count down,” however that is clearly not true. While Max commends Penny for her persistence, Catherine visits the newborn and will get a textual content from Lindsey that merely says “I love you.”
CSI: Vegas airs Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. on CBS and streams on Paramount+.