Grissom and Nick are first at the scene after a platinum blonde woman is shot in a dark room. The vic has two entry wounds, two exit wounds, both through-and-throughs. There are seven empty bullet casings on the floor. The CSIs suspect that she might have interrupted an armed burglary because the drawers have been rifled through. Gil sees a strange, circular blood drop on the floor, far from the victim that dropped to the floor through a whole in the ceiling. Nick orders the rest of the CSI team check the apartment above.
Drops, played by Method Man, is pulled out of prison to help solve the case after the CSI team discovers his involvement with a woman tied to the case. The team has 24 hours before Drops must go back to prison, limiting their investigation substantially.