CSI: Fallen Idols
(S07E17) Well it looks liked we're putting The Miniature Killer on hold for the time being... or are we? I have a theory but we'll get to that later. Instead, we got a regular, run-of-the-mill episode of CSI. The whole team working together on one case, just like the good ol' days. Pretty interesting story too. It actually reminded me a lot of that episode from the third or fourth season where the cheerleader got drugged, went a little crazy, and ended up eating pieces of flesh from her dead boyfriend's chest on a football field. Remember that one? This one felt very similar. Only difference was that this time around, cannibalism wasn't the operative "C" word. Crabs took the spotlight this time. Everyone had crabs.
Centered around a popular high school basketball player who apparently slept with anything that had a pulse, we got to see the inside workings of some jealous classmates as well as the outcome of the bi-polar teacher who loved the kid too. Freaky stuff. But not freaky in the, "I'm scared" sense. Freaky in the, "what the hell is wrong with you people" sense.
He loved her, she loved him, she got jealous, and they all got crabs. Apparently you can extract DNA from crabs and determine who someone has slept with recently. Good to know... I think. Everyone got their own sort of punishment for being such lousy human beings though. That one kid went to jail. The lying girl died from the brain hemorrhage. Basketball boy died after being pushed by his girlfriend, who was then hit by the jealous teacher who drove by and scooped up the body. Then she killed herself... on top of his corpse. See what I meant when I said freaky?
That was the episode in a nutshell. Like I said earlier, it really was great to see them team working together again on one isolated case.
Now here comes my theory, and it is far-fetched, but I think it makes sense. Ready for it?
What if Sara is The Miniature Killer? It would explain the killer's fascination with Grissom. They're romantically involved and we now know that a major concern of hers is whether or not Gil trusts her. He does. Enough that he'd let her shave his beard with a straight-edge razor -- something that requires sharp eyes and a steady hand. Hmm... the same skills you'd need to make small, accurate, replicas of crime scenes.
We know she's been disgruntled about the job in the past and even had a drinking problem, but what do we know about her personal past? Could she have been one of Ernie Dell's adopted kids in that old home video? That would explain why she seemed so against the idea of going to social services to try and ID all the children in the tape. I could be way off here, but it just seems that lately, Sara is being portrayed as extra creepy. What do you guys think? Is this a legit idea?