Back at CSI Central, Speedle and Alexx are having lunch together, and Alexx shares Chuck's tox screens; he's three times over the legal limit for ethanol. She's guessing vodka, since there's no smell. Speedle wants to know if excessive alcohol would impede sexual performance. In the audience, men and women are all nodding vehemently. Alexx says, "Oh, honey, that amount of alcohol would impede an elephant's sexual performance." I'd like to see the grant application of the zoologist who plans on conducting experiments to find out exactly how much alcohol it takes before the bull elephant's forced to slur, "I swear, this has never happened before." And then I want to see the look on the grad students that zoologist will have doing the dirty work. Anyway, Alexx suddenly puts two and two together and asks, "Catch her in a lie?" Speedle says he has to look at the evidence, then finishes his sandwich so he can do just that. He finds small indentations on either side of Chuck's face-spit in the pillow, then zooms in on the photos so he can see what those indentations are. Why, they would be the charms that were on Rena's fingernails lo those many minutes ago.
Speedle's now looking at Rena as she traces a fingertip around the rim of her tea cup in an interrogation room. He finally comes in, and Rena gives him a flirty hello. Without looking at her, Speedle says, "The guy was passed out on his back. You took a pillow, you put it over his mouth, pressed down as hard as you could with these little hands, and this little charm. Probably for about five or six minutes. It would have taken less time with an inferior fill, but only the best for you, right?" Speedle had taken Rena's hand during the "these little hands" part of that spiel, and now she goes into full flirt mode, sliding her fingers around his and cooing, "I was glad when you called. It's crazy, huh? I mean, I knew...but still, I was glad." Speedle pulls away his hand and says, "You've been playing me since day one." Rena replies, "If you believed that, your partner would be here right now." Speedle begins smirking slightly as he deadpans, "I didn't think you heard us." Oh, yes, Rena did. She suggests, "People get smothered by pillows...accidentally." Speedle points out, "Yeah, but Chuck wasn't one of them. You should have let the guy get married." Rena only looks at him, and Speedle nods to the wall where the one-way window is. She finally follows his gaze, and when Vin comes in with a booking officer, she says, "He was watching, from behind the mirror." Vin assures her that this wasn't the first time. Speedle snaps into full acerbic mode and asserts, "I don't conduct interviews without my detective ever." And then Rena's getting arrested. She makes one final Mary-Astor-style appeal to Speedle, which he rolls his eyes at.