Then Horatio goes to check in with the non-shot members of his team. After establishing with Delko that Laura did get some DNA off the shirts and will have names to match those molecules soon enough, Horatio asks, "You talk to Speed?" Delko replies that he did, and that Speedle is currently charming the tech in the box. Horatio asks, "How'd that go for you? Did they discover your abiding fear that you're shooting blanks for life?" (Oh, as if.) Delko replies, "I'm just glad it's over." Horatio presses, "Did they ask about your girlfriend?" Oh, God, why are we hearing this? Is Delko dating a parolee? Does his "girlfriend" have a nine-inch dick? Is this Horatio's Nixonesque attempt to make awkward small talk? Delko replies, "I don't have a girlfriend." "No girlfriend this week?" Horatio quizzes, warming to the subject. Well, none that don't require a steady stream of small bills or double-A batteries. Delko attempts to sound like a player by saying, "The girl I'm seeing, I'm glad she doesn't have a polygraph." Because then he'd have to use the cuffs for an actual arrest? Just then, we're saved from further discussion of Delko's sex life by Cesar Rubio and Mike Tooley, two rough-looking customers who shared a floor at Raiford State Penitentiary with Sam Laskey (bald, deceased, the driver); Jeff Macher (crewcut, deceased, sharpshooter); Lester Cassidy (soul patch, deceased, explosives expert). They're the tactical man and the drug dealer, respectively. Throw in a crazy pilot and a bad-tempered mechanic and it's the A-Team all over again. I pity the fool who recaps that show. Horatio doesn't see it in a pop-culture context, but rather, "An ex-con dream team, missing only a buyer." He then goes into a reverie: "Nedir Kire." "Keyser Soze," Delko offers back. "Louis Friend," Horatio volleys. The two of them could go on all night, but for their determination to figure out who Nedir Kire is. They think he might be the buyer, and go to run his name through assorted records. They might also want to watch old cop shows and take their cue from this clue: Emoritlab.
Episode Report CardSobell: C- | 1050 USERS: C+
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