Anyway, while things are settling down, Mr. Escalante shoots the missus the same conspiratorial grin; she tells him to straighten his tie. Horatio glowers at the back of Escalante's neck until he's distracted by Speedle whispering, "Hey, Horatio, we've got a problem." Horatio replies irritably, "Speed, I'm under subpoena. I'm about to testify." Speedle tells him, "You might want to reconsider that. Remember that call I rolled out on this morning, the Jane Doe?" Horatio nods. Speedle whispers, "She was familiar." "How familiar?" asks Horatio. Speedle sighs: "Young, pretty, Latina. Single gunshot, close-range, left temple." Cut to Escalante checking out Horatio's conversation and turning back with a serene look on his face. Horatio decides, "Testimony, schmestimony!" and whips out the cell to ask Alexx about the Jane Doe. We see Alexx slicing away, saying, "I just got her, Horatio. I'll have results within the hour." That's not good enough for Horatio. Alexx then warps space and time to comply with His Broodingness's request, and checks the stomach, noting, "Mint leaves in her stomach. Swallowed whole. I'm guessing tox will say they're from a mojito, just like Abby Sandoval." Horatio thanks Alexx, then goes down to blow the DA's day, telling him, "There's a flag on the play, Don. I can't testify today." The DA is justifiably perturbed and wants to know why not. Horatio lies in response. DA Don points out, "You were the last nail in the coffin. That's why I've been saving you for last." Too bad, Don. Horatio's all, "Don, I need you to give me more time." Don replies, "Your grandma better be bleeding from her eyeballs. Twenty-four hours."
Back at the lab, Alexx is pulling a flattened bullet-shell casing out of what I presume is Jane Doe's brain, unless that bullet went a very long way. The location's confirmed as Horatio breezes in and comments, "Fastest scalp in the east." Alexx replies, "I think I just set some kind of postmortem speed record." Horatio asks how similar this case is to the Abby Sandoval one, and Alexx replies, "Like looking in a mirror. Both victims in their early twenties, pretty, Latina, shot once in the head, left temple, mint leaves in the stomach, both worked with their hands. Now, I'm thinking Jane Doe might have been a domestic just like Abby was." Horatio explains why this new discovery is a problem: "She couldn't have been killed by Lorenzo Escalante because he was in custody at the time of her death. How were they different?" The only significant difference thus far is that Abby Sandoval had glass in her wound track and this woman doesn't. Alexx chalks that up to Abby being shot in her car, while this one was discovered as a roadside dumpee. Horatio thinks they may not have found the car yet. Alexx asks, "You think we got a serial?" Horatio replies, "I don't know. But we better find out before we send an innocent man to jail for murder."