We're back at the school, where Dawn is busy thinking, "When did my life become such a nightmare? If only my husband hadn't been caught when he mowed down that innocent person, none of these bad things would be happening to me now!" Horatio is on the phone with Dan Clarkson, who's all about setting up the fugitive team debriefings. Speedle trades phones so that Horatio can talk to Calleigh. She's stuck in My Lawyer Friend Is Dead: The Calleigh Duquesne Story, and telling Horatio, "Kerner got to Janet Madrano. Yeah. State's attorney. The liver temp indicates the body is fresh, so he's less than an hour out. I don't know if he's on foot or on wheels, but if you catch him now, the sand in his shoes alone is enough to strap him to the chair." Horatio is oddly unconcerned about Calleigh's safety. I guess Hagen was getting ready to do something stupid by calling Horatio, because he would have gotten an earful of "Bah! She's of no use to me. She isn't a child, and she's only grieving over a friend." Horatio directs Calleigh to tell the cops to set up new checkpoints. He does tell her to be careful, because Kerner "plays for keeps." Calleigh lies about how she's being careful.
Then Horatio turns back to a man and dog and says, "Butch! Thank you for coming." It is unclear whether he's addressing man or bloodhound. Butch or his handler answers, "She's ready to track." Whenever there's trouble, they're there on the double. Horatio gives him the info on Emma, and Delko comes over to say, "I've read that dogs smell with their tongues." Since we've just learned that the dog's name is Dutchess, I can write with all certainty that Butch is the one about to take us on a trans-species TMICam adventure as he replies, "Well, that's true. Most odor molecules are carried by mucus through the nasal cavity to the convoluted folds behind the nose. That's where that molecule becomes a chemical message to the brain." Not to belittle Butch's monologue, because I'm certainly all about big thinkers in unlikely packages, but this totally reminds me of the time Alice Cooper told Wayne and Garth about the roots of Milwaukee's name in the Wayne's World movie. Dutchess finds a scent, and we're off and running.