Back at the dispo carnage, Calleigh's looking at a gun. Right after she calls it "weird" and slips it in an envelope where it can sulk over the insult in private, Delko comes over and tells her, "That's Speedle's gun." Calleigh replies, "Yeah. Magazine's full, one in the chamber." Delko asks, "He didn't fire any rounds?" Calleigh says, "I don't know. Maybe this is his second magazine. None of this is official -- not until I finish processing the scene." Delko steps back from the "Speedle: Panicky or Unlucky?" debate with, "I'm not saying anything," but Calleigh clocks in on the "panicky" side with, "I think it's best not to."
After an aerial shot of a lushly-landscaped shore, we're back in the CSI annex. Speedle's bringing in the sweaty uniforms to Lab Tech Laura, who greets him by saying, "I heard it was the Wild West out there today." Speedle declines to acknowledge that, saying only, "See if you can get some DNA off of those." Laura opens the bag and remarks on the odor, clarifying for us, "It smells like I will. I'll start on collars and cuffs." What about armpits? Wouldn't that be a likely place too? Speedle signs the evidence release form. Laura -- deciding that Speedle's non-acknowledgement of her previous comment was really a cue to keep talking about it -- says, "So everyone's saying Hollis would have gotten it much worse if it hadn't been for you pulling him out of the truck." Without looking up, Speedle reminds her, "He died, Laura." She replies, "I know that. But his family can have an open casket, and that means more than you might think. You were brave." Speedle sets her straight: "I wasn't brave. I reacted...badly. I still have nightmares from what happened at Macho Grande." The conversation ends awkwardly.