And yet, the presence of Alexx and Horatio in the next scenes seem to indicate that these two may have actually called 911 at some point. That, or Horatio and Alexx are on their morning Body Walk at the beach. Horatio is standing and looking down at the body while Alexx crawls around and does the dirty work. Alexx says, "I hate to state the obvious, but her neck's been broken." She wobbles the girl's head around on her neck -- why worry about spinal injuries at this point? -- and tells Horatio, "Sunburn says she's a tourist. You know what that means." That she forgot to apply her sunscreen before getting her neck snapped? Horatio says disapprovingly, "Come down here to blow off steam, think the usual rules don't apply." Yes -- like the rules of sentence construction -- would it kill these people to speak in complete sentences? She came down here for spring break, she thought the rules didn't apply! It's not hard. Alexx says sadly, "Spring break. How'd this happen, sugar? All you wanted was a week of fun and sun. Good time, hanging out with your friends." Horatio adds, "It should have been the time of her life, Alexx, instead of the end of it."
The Who screams their agreement. Credits, then commercials. Yay, X-Men 2! Boo, Hitler!
Once we're back from commercials, we see a few shots of packed beaches, and then we're back with the dead girl. We find out thanks to Tripp that the morning morons did indeed manage to combine their brainpower and remember the 9-1-1 sequence, and then we see Horatio request a new body bag for the girl, for reasons beyond my understanding. He also wants her in the special morgue for VIPs. Tripp suggests that the girl could have been dumped, but Horatio tells him the lack of drag marks suggests that the crime happened on the spot. What, and people can't kick the sand around after dragging someone somewhere? Tripp says, "This time of year, all the nuts roll down to south Florida." Speedle, who's been skulking over at the edge of the crime scene, tells Horatio there was a big party at this spot. Horatio wants to know how Speedle knows. "'Cause I was there, okay? The Speed Man needs to blow off a little steam after a long shift, okay?" Oh, he does not. Instead, Speedle points out the presence of motor oil stains on the sand, which lead him to conclude, "Only snowbirds be dumb enough to park way out here. They're lucky the tide didn't take their vehicle." Horatio instructs, "Let's set a grid of ten yards in both directions, see what we got?" Which both directions -- up and out? Up and down? And what is this "we"? Doesn't Horatio have sisters-in-law to ogle, the unjust to stalk, the afflicted to comfort?