Naturally, Delko heads into the hospital alone and catches Ben (sigh) Browder while he's giving blood. Ben is pretty sanguine, no pun intended, and is all, "Mister Big CSI. I must be in trouble now." I'll say -- we're at the fifty-minute mark, and that's usually the cue to begin wrapping things up on this show so the last minute or so can be devoted to Horatio's picturesque Brood of the Week. We find out that Ben (sigh) Browder burned off half the day waiting in line; Delko confesses that he's never donated blood before. He adds, "I think I get enough on the job." Delko does understand that he's not donating someone else's blood, right? We see Ben (sigh) Browder getting the cotton pad applied to the needle-stick area and preparing to saunter on out. He and Delko make small talk about the investigation, and Delko lies about how it's looking, and adds, "We wanted to see if you would testify as to what you saw at the club." Ben (sigh) Browder's up for that. He then rips his little cotton thingie off his arm because he's too manly to need anything like direct pressure to staunch a wound. Delko makes his excuses, then goes back and picks the pad up from the trash. I suppose this qualifies as "out in the open" and all, but I'm still moderately creeped out by the idea of CSIs slinking around and lying to potential suspects while they wait for incriminating evidence to fall at their feet. I can't imagine some lawyer wouldn't make a stink about that too, arguing that her client had no idea that he was a suspect, he was entrapped into giving a sample without a warrant, and so on. Delko asks Ben (sigh) Browder to head on down to CSI to give a formal statement, as opposed to asking him to head down there because he's about to be hoisted on his own petard.
Episode Report CardSobell: F | 650 USERS: B-
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