Alexx has moved on from chatting up the infant to inspecting young Timothy, noting that the wound area is wide; this means that there was sufficient distance between Timothy and his shooter so that the pellets had the chance to spread before impact. We see this in black-and-white and slow motion, until the pellets hit, and then Timothy's wound runs red. Personally, I think it's overkill -- we already have three dead children, and showing their deaths over and over again isn't going to make the episode any more tragic or poignant. It's only going to make it more exploitative and obvious that the writers went for the cheap sympathy card by wiping out The Littlest Victims. Alexx notes, "No defensive posture." "That's because he was taken by surprise," Horatio says. Alexx blames the headphones. She also explains how Timothy was home from school; his liver temperature was 99 degrees, and if he died around the same time as the rest of his family, that means he had a 103-degree fever and was home sick. Alexx says, "When you're ready to snap, one more tug on your sleeve is all it takes." Horatio has no good reply for this.
He then wanders off to do God knows what. It isn't helping Speedle with the timeline; nor is it going over the master bedroom for evidence with Calleigh and Delko. Calleigh notes that this is the only bed that's not made, and Delko snorts, "Kids are cleaning their rooms -- Mom and Dad are the only ones living like this." Calleigh observes as she checks the drawers, "Mom is, anyway. Dad's getting his needs met somehow -- everything in here is washed and pressed." The "everything" in question is underwear, and this is where I reveal my shocking slovenliness by asking why on earth anyone would bother to press his or her underwear. Calleigh notes the crib at the foot of the bed, and Delko comments sympathetically, "Yeah, nobody's getting any sleep." We see a shot of Stephanie and her three older children in a frame on the dresser, and the camera pans up to show a plethora of family photos on the dresser. Calleigh comments, "That's no excuse." I hope she's talking about sleeplessness as a poor excuse for killing your family, as opposed to sleeplessness as a poor excuse for failing to make the bed. Delko's looking at the mobile, and he notices a long pendant. He lifts it up and says, "Baby's first jewelry was an amulet?" Calleigh blithely replies, "Oh, you can get them at any corner botanica." You'd think that Delko, living in Little Havana, would not have needed to be clued in to that. We find out that the amulet in question is supposed to ward off evil spirits, and then we move on to Delko's discovery of a full bottle of antidepressants, the prescription indicating that it was filled three weeks ago.