Created by: Anthony E. Zuiker
Directed by: Bill Eagles
Written by: Dustin Lee Abraham
Other cast: William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Gary Dourdan
Original airdate: November 11, 2004
Grissom and Catherine are at the Robert Cavallo's retirement dinner. When the sheriff is about to appoint Conrad Ecklie the new Assistant Director for the Crime Lab, Grissom is called away to investigate the death of a young girl at a private party in the Olympia casino/hotel's penthouse. At the crime scene he meets Sofia Curtis from the day shift who works for Ecklie.