Whom we won't get to see in this next scene, as it's all about Megan and Calleigh. Calleigh's delivering the bad news that she tested the guns she found in the Medinas' shed, and the rifle that killed Father Carlos isn't among them. Megan says, "We're still missing a rifle." Then she catches a load of Calleigh's hair, and the irritation over missing a rifle subsides in the face of a powerful craving for Swiss Miss Cocoa. (Seriously. Someone on this show hates Emily Procter and expresses this via sadistic grooming techniques.) Actually, Megan's musing that all is not well at the Medinas'. Calleigh proffers the theory that the violent dad thought the priest was molesting Cameron, and took matters into his own hands. I take a moment to think about how sad it is that everyone's first thought is that the priest died as a result of his molestation habits; I realize that current events make this plausible, but I also think that a fundamental flaw in this assumption is that it mistakes deviant behavior for the norm, and taints the many, many priests who have done nothing but try to serve their parishes to the best of their abilities. Megan composes herself at about the same time I manage to rein in my rant, and she and Calleigh head off to find Mr. Medina.
And now, we get to meet the man who buys Stewart Diamonds. Horatio is showing a blown-up picture of the ring and asking, "Do you recognize this ring?" The man replies, "Yes, yes, of course I do. But what are you doing with it? Did something happen to Lisa?" Horatio wonders if Lisa had a last name. The man responds, "Valdez. Lisa Marie Valdez. Please tell me if something happened to her!" Horatio does not: "According to Stewart Diamonds, you and Lisa were in eleven weeks ago to purchase that ring." The man doesn't recall. Oh, to have the kind of bank balance where spending $30,000 is but an afternoon's diversion. Delko then asks when the last time this guy (again with not identifying anyone by name! Argh!) saw Lisa. The man responds, "Maybe seven, maybe eight weeks ago?" And he's only panicking about her disappearance now? Horatio does not bother to pursue that line of inquiry, asking instead, "Buying a rock that large caused you a problem, didn't it?" Apparently so: the guy claims he gave it to her to "show my appreciation for an intimate night together." I bet you he tips really well at restaurants too. Horatio continues, "But Lisa took it to mean that it was more than a souvenir." We flash to the two of them fighting over the ring, and Lisa ending the fight by swallowing the ring. So it's been in her stomach for eight weeks? What is she, Jaws? The guy continues babbling, "Then she got obsessed" -- as might anyone who just received a $30,000 diamond from someone who didn't want to get involved -- "and I didn't want to hurt her, so I just cut it [off] cold turkey." Horatio intones, "And now she's dead." The man overplays his hand with, "Dead? How? Was it suicide?" I would have hoped that we were dealing with someone crafty enough to practice their shocked reaction in front of a mirror or something, but no. We get this. Horatio pushes across pictures of Lisa Flambé and asks, "Does this look like a suicide to you?" Fortunately, the man's reaction is all genuine there -- "Ew!"