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All For Our Country
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Season 4
Number 2
Writer Richard Catalani,
Andrew Lipsitz,
Carol Mendelsohn
Director Richard J. Lewis
Original Airdate October 2, 2003
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All For Our Country is the second episode in season four of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Synopsis

When the Klinefelds, suspects in a serial murder case, are themselves murdered, Grissom, Nick and Warrick suspect it's an inside job. Brass and Grissom become divided, as Brass refuses to believe a member of law enforcement is responsible. Meanwhile, Catherine and Sara investigate the death of a football fan who is found floating in his bathtub.

Plot

Victims: Mandy Kleinfeld, Cameron Kleinfeld (both deceased)

On the case: Gil Grissom, Nick Stokes, Warrick Brown, Jim Brass

The Kleinfelds are found dead from gunshot wounds in their home. Brass clears the house and finds nobody else inside. As Grissom waits outside of the house, he sees two guys standing in front of a pickup truck across the street. Brass tells him they were undercover officers stationed there after the judge declined to issue a warrant the first time. Grissom wonders how the Kleinfelds were murdered inside of their house while undercover officers were not too far away.

Grissom and Brass question the two undercover officers. They say they radioed that there was an officer down nearby and they went to respond. However, it was false alarm; they were unable to locate the officer. They then drove back to the Kleinfeld residence. Grissom asks for the officers' guns; however, they only comply when Brass demands to see them. Both the officers' regular and backup guns come back clean with no bullets fired from them.

Nick and Warrick arrive on the scene, and Grissom has Nick process the inside of the house. Warrick looks at the front door and sees no signs of forced entry. Nick finds shreds of a foreign material in the carpet, but he and Grissom and unable to identify what it is right away. There are no cartridge casings next to Cameron's body. David Phillips takes Mandy's liver temperature and Grissom places her death around 11:00 PM. Nick tells Grissom he has found blood, but has also found things that tested negative for blood. Grissom finds the Kleinfeld's laundry room and discovers towels from The Sphere and sheets from the motel. Both look positive for the presence of blood. Warrick lifts a shoeprint from the back door, thinking the killer might have left the house that way.

Warrick talks to the dispatcher who handled the 9-1-1 call about an officer being down. They listen to the recording, and Warrick asks for a tape of the caller's original voice and his phone number. They get the number and Warrick texts it to Grissom. Grissom, still outside of the Kleinfeld residence, dials the number. He walks around, eventually hears the phone ringing, and finds it in the bushes of a nearby house. As he picks the phone up, he notices a large group of ants near a puddle of liquid on the sidewalk. He takes a swab of the liquid and looks around the neighborhood.

Brass talks to one of the neighbors, a mother and her son. The son, Bradley, has been watching the undercover officers, thinking they were bad guys. He tells Brass that he saw the undercover officers drive away, followed by an officer knocking on the Kleinfeld's door. Cameron let the officer in, but Bradley says he never saw the officer leave. Bradley tells Grissom that he didn't see a police car, nor did he hear any gunshots.

In autopsy, Doc Robbins pulls trace from Cameron Kleinfeld's wound tract. It is the same material that Nick found in the carpet at the crime scene. The doc points out there is an absence of gunshot residue, leading Grissom to wonder if Cameron was shot through some sort of object. They observe that Cameron was shot once through the front, while Mandy was shot once through the back.

In the lab, Nick and Warrick are going over the clear trace found in the house and Cameron's wound tract. Nick tells Warrick that the cell phone Grissom found ended up belonging to a public defender who says she lost it. As they look at the clear trace, Nick says the GCMS identified it as polyethylene. Warrick tells Nick that the results from the ant puddle Grissom found came back as corn syrup, glucose, caramel and water—or soda. Nick says gun shot residue was found on the plastic, and they put two and two together—an empty soda bottle was used as a silencer. A flashback shows the killer hiding in wait across the street from the Kleinfeld house. He empties the soda bottle, calls in an officer down emergency, drops the phone, and heads to the house. Meanwhile, Rich the lab tech tells Warrick that the bullets fired came from a Beretta, which is consistent with being an officer's gun. However, the bullets did not match the ones found in the undercover officers' guns.

Grissom and Brass are walking through the hallways arguing, with Brass mad that Grissom still suspects the undercover officers. Grissom says that the murderer knew where the Kleinfelds lived, which points to an inside job. He brings up Bradley, who saw a uniformed officer at the Kleinfeld's front door. Brass discredits his own witness and tells Grissom he has no evidence linking the murders to the undercover officers. As they continue to argue, Greg walks in and tells him they're both needed immediately. Greg had been sent out to canvass the neighborhood for an empty, broken soda bottle. What he came back with was a discarded police officer's uniform, complete with badge that he found in a storm drain.

Grissom, Greg and Brass look over the uniform. Brass sees that it came from one of the biggest uniform shops in town. Buttons on the uniform indicate that it's old, as the newer uniforms have zippers. The collar is dry despite the heat in Las Vegas; Grissom mentions that he hopes the person who wore the uniform sweat a lot. Brass says the badge looks legitimate and eaves the room to run the badge''s number.

The badge number came back to officer David Fromansky. Grissom and Brass question him, with Fromansky telling them he lost his badge years ago and was issued a new one. Brass notes that Fromansky has some entries in his jacket, to which Fromansky says all officers do. Fromansky then belittles Grissom's work, saying that while people like him sit behind a desk, the officers are out on the street doing the work. Grissom grabs a swab as Fromansky asks for his union rep. Brass tells him that he's the union rep and forces Fromansky to give his DNA. Meanwhile, based on the 9-1-1 tape, Warrick tells Grissom that the caller was using Officer's code, meaning he is a current or former officer.

Grissom is in his car, leaving for the night. As he's backing up, Fromansky stops him and tells him that he didn't shoot the Kleinfelds. Grissom says that if this is true, the DNA evidence will back it up. Fromansky threatens Grissom by telling him that one day when the CSIs need the assistance of the police, the officers will all mysteriously hit traffic and not get to the scene in time.

Warrick gets a sample of Fromansky's voice from the dispatcher. In the A/V lab, Grissom, Warrick and Archie compare Fromansky's voice with the voice from the 9-1-1 call. The voices are not a match—the pitch, speed and volume are all different. Archie says there's no distortion in the voice, which means that Fromansky didn't make the call. Greg enters and informs Grissom that the sweat on the uniform he found is also not a match to Fromansky.

Brass finds Grissom in the break room. Grissom apologizes to him for getting ahead of the evidence and accusing Fromansky; however, he still thinks a cop is responsible for the murders. Brass admits that Fromansky was high on his list, too. He then tells Grissom about some thugs that arrested six or seven months prior for killing blackjack dealers on their way home from work. Due to a technicality, Judge Slater let them walk out of the courtroom. However, a short while later, the thugs were found shot to death. They are looking for a vigilante, which is why Brass doesn't think a cop is involved.

Nick, who had earlier checked the density levels of the shoe print found by the Kleinfeld's back door, has printed the different levels onto clear plastic. He lines the outlines up and notices that they form part of the Nevada state seal. Grissom and Brass visit the courthouse and Brass serves a warrant to Judge Slater.

The judge is incensed that Grissom and Brass have entered his chambers and accused him or murder. The warrant is to search the shoes of Judge Slater, the court clerk, Stuart Gardner, and the bailiff. The Kleinfeld warrant was issued from Judge Slater's office, and these three are the only ones who had access to their personal information, including their address. Grissom checks all of their shoes and finds the imprint of the seal on the bottom of the Stuart's shoes. A flashback shows Stuart outside of the courthouse smoking and putting out the cigarette with his shoe on top of the seal.

Brass interrogates Stuart, where it is revealed that he used to be a cop. A flashback shows Stuart, dressed in a cop's uniform, telling Cameron Kleinfeld that he needed to search the premises. He then shot the Kleinfelds using the soda bottle as a silencer, opening the back door with a towel to not leave prints, and stepping on a newspaper as he left. Brass tells Stuart that the sweat on the uniform matched his DNA. Stuart admits to the murders because he had seen bad guys get off the hook for crimes too many times thanks to Judge Slater.

Grissom, who was watching the interview from behind the glass, leaves and passes Fromansky in the hallway. Grissom is then seen taking target practice, where it turns out that he is an excellent shot.

Victims: Daniel O'Hannissey (deceased)

On the case: Catherine Willows, Sara Sidle, Ray O'Riley

Catherine and Sara are called to another crime scene, leaving Sara disappointed that they were no longer working the Kleinfeld case. They enter a house shared by college students, where it appears to be raining inside. An officer hands the CSIs an umbrella and some rain boots. They eventually reach the bathroom where Det. O'Riley is standing next to a bathtub containing an incredibly bloated dead body. The victim's roommates left the house for the weekend and last saw him a few days before. When they came back, the hot water faucet was on and the victim's body was in the tub. It seems the only way to get the victim out of the house is through the bathroom window.

The body is removed from the window with help from an EMT backboard and a cherry picker. Catherine and Sara empty the bathtub of bodily fluids. Catherine notes that the drain hasn't been tampered with, it's just clogged. Sara looks in the medicine cabinet and doesn't find any meds or prescriptions. They do a quick recap of what they're looking at—there's no sign of a struggle and all prints have been washed away. All they have is the body.

In the lab, Sara examines the victim's shirt, which was taken from his bed. She traces an outline of what appears to be a backwards number seven. Catherine touches the smudges on the shirt and notes that it feels like greasepaint or makeup. Sara wonders how the paint got on the inside of the victim's clothes, and Catherine guesses the victim was a sports fan that painted his chest.

Doc Robbins is able to identify the victim as Daniel O'Hannissey from his dental records. He had a laceration on the forehead, as well as a contusion with a small laceration below the ear that did some damage. There was no water in Daniel's lungs, which rules out drowning. The cause of death was bleeding in the brain—or a subdural hematoma. Doc Robbins states that Daniel suffered a blow to the back of the head and lived for another 12 to 24 hours before dying. It is likely Daniel didn't know his brain was bleeding. However, he was in the water for much longer than that, which means Catherine and Sara will have to interview the roommates and work from there.

Catherine and Sara talk to one of Daniel's roommates. He says that Daniel was an incredibly passionate football fan who destroyed property and was excessively loud while watching games on TV. They then talk to a waitress in a bar who last saw Daniel on Thursday night during a football game. Daniel's team was winning and he decided to rub it in the faces of fans of the other team by ordering them Shirley Temples. This led to a shoving match that quickly ended. The waitress tells Catherine and Sara that some of the "Shirley Temples" are in the bar at that moment.

In interrogation, Catherine, Sara and Det. O'Riley speak to Wayne, one of the "Shirley Temple" guys. Wayne admits to getting into a physical altercation with Daniel, but says that Daniel was alive when they all left the bar. Catherine notices that Wayne is wearing a ring on hit right thumb and asks to borrow it. Wayne gives her the ring and continues to claim his innocence. Det. O'Riley tells Wayne that he is not under arrest and that he is free to go.

Catherine examines the ring, which is in the shape of a shark. She notices that the fin of the shark is bent because it had hit something. A flashback shows Wayne sucker punching Daniel in the back of the head at the bar, causing the ring to bend and Daniel's brain to start bleeding. Catherine and Sara go to the bar and have Wayne arrested for murder.

Cast

Main Cast

Guest Cast

  • John Doman as Judge Slater
  • David Andrews as Officer David Fromansky
  • Scott Alan Smith as Stuart Gardner
  • Paul Francis as Rich
  • Marisol Nichols as Jane, 911 Dispatcher
  • Lombardo Boyar as Jesse Commons
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Bill Nowlins
  • Archie Kao as Archie Johnson
  • Skip O'Brien as Detective Sergeant Ray O'Riley
  • Blake Shields as Wayne
  • Patrice Fisher as Sports Bar Waitress
  • Andrew Leeds as Tom Bell
  • David Berman as David Phillips
  • Patrick Stogner as Bradley Small
  • Sandra Hess as Mandy Klinefeld
  • Brandon Kirsch as Officer Almada
  • Nate Torrence as Daniel O'Hannissey
  • Dan Chase as College Football Fan (uncredited)
  • Rudolf Martin as Cameron Klinefeld (uncredited)

Music

  • Get the Message by Electronic.

Trivia

  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who played one of the undercover officers, also played Denny Duquette on Grey's Anatomy, John Winchester on Supernatural, and Negan on The Walking Dead.
  • This is the first and one of the few episodes where the first scene before the intro is a continuation of the last scene of the previous episode.

See Also

CSI:Las Vegas Season 4
Assume NothingAll For Our CountryHomebodiesFeeling the HeatFur and LoathingJackpotInvisible EvidenceAfter the ShowGrissom Versus the VolcanoComing of RageEleven Angry JurorsButterfliedSuckersPaper or PlasticEarly RolloutGetting OffXXBad To The BoneBad WordsDead RingerTurn of the ScrewsNo More BetsBloodlines
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