Alexx asks, "You still have that shirt?" Cut to Speedle dumping out multiple trash cans until he finds it. Suddenly, so much of his wardrobe makes sense. Sure enough, there's blood on the shirt. However, after testing, there's neither a hit in CODIS nor a sample to match it to. Vin Ethanol chooses that moment to come in and tell us the results of his background check: Ben (sigh) Browder applied three times to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and was rejected all three times. There's apparently no need to tell why. Delko can't believe Ben (sigh) Browder would have anything to do with the fire, what with him running in to try and put it out, then staying to rescue people, since wannabe firemen would never stage a stunt that they could use to get into a long-desired job. Speedle's not nearly so charitable. Suddenly, the camera pulls back from the clutch of CSIs discussing this to Horatio, who's at the opposite end of the lab bench with his back turned to them, brooding in the shadows once more. You know, spending all his time hanging out in the dark has got to have some irritating side effects, like not being able to see clearly when he shaves. Anyway, Horatio's all, "He started the fire so he could pull people out because it was his dream to be a hero, right?" Speedle concludes, "And in the middle of it, he stabbed his witness, the bartender. I'll get a warrant for his DNA and I'll work him." Horatio would rather have Delko do it, since he's got the relationship with this guy. Delko's all, "Well, he's going to give blood today..." which raises a few more space-time questions, like "Exactly how quickly did Speedle and Calleigh work during their multiple trips to the burnt-out bar?" and "Is there an extremely long line at the blood bank, or is Ben (sigh) Browder going back multiple times?" and "Exactly how many trips has Horatio made all over Miami with the judge's house, the interrogation room, the club, the impound lot, et cetera?" and "How can all this be crammed into fewer than 24 hours?" Anyway, Horatio warns Delko that Ben (sigh) Browder could be unpredictable. No, Horatio, he could not. Nothing in this episode is unpredictable.
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.