Cut to Horatio sitting alone, leafing through page after page of girlish, rounded handwriting. Calleigh interrupts him, and Horatio tells her, "So we've been going through the letters we found in Dara's room, and they appear to be written in some type of a code." Who is this "we" to whom he refers? Calleigh asks not; she simply states that a lot of fifteen-year-old girls do that. Horatio says, "Listen to this: 'Tell QB no more. You have to get the hell out of there.' This girl has a secret, doesn't she?" Calleigh replies, "Our leeches just gave up their secret." And their lives, too. Horatio looks up and says, "You recovered the rest of her blood?" Calleigh replies, "In over half the samples. And Lord knows how many more are burrowed out there, digesting. It was death by leech." Horatio replies, "Well, they may have killed her, but they didn't move her body, did they?"
In the next scene, the girls from Barracks 2 are lined up outside, but Horatio's ignoring them in favor of calling Megan and talking to her voicemail. An anvil with the message "Another Clue Leading Towards Megan's Abrupt Departure" written on the side whizzes by, missing Horatio's head by only a few inches. Damn! Anyway, Calleigh comes out and gives Horatio the bad news that Cawdrey's completely innocent. Horatio's okay with that, what with him about to inspect the gams of Barracks 2 for leech bites. He gets no bites, so to speak, until he notices Morales dawdling after Barreiro barks, "Double time!" Horatio says, "You heard her Louise?" Morales looks up, startled. Horatio continues, "That's your nickname, isn't it?" She replies, "Sir, this cadet's name is Julie Morales, sir!" Barreiro asks, "Will that be all, sir?" Why, no -- Horatio wants to see her shins too. The ominous percussion starts in, so we are not at all startled when we see the leech bites on her calf.