Cut to the next scene, where Megan is attempting to run down Horatio's police work by saying, "That medallion is only going to get us so far." Horatio replies that it needs to get them inside the house. Basilio gestures to the two of them, and they head in to talk to a couple. There's a little small talk -- Horatio explains that they're crime scene investigators, as opposed to typical flatfoots, then uses it as a segue to pull out the medallion. Basilio looks on with a great deal of trepidation. There's a long, awkward pause as the man stands and studies it, and then his face spasms briefly in grief before he composes himself and turns to his silent, seated wife and extends his hand to show her the medallion. As she looks at it, he puts his hand on her shoulder, which tells us all we need to know about whether or not that medallion means anything. The man speaks: "The price of freedom for Cuban children is high. But worth it." Horatio gives us the context for the quote, since he does know everything: "Ramon Grau. Spent two decades in Castro's prisons for arranging the passage for thousands of Cuban kids to the States -- I know who he is." Basilio nods. The man speaks again, "14,048 children to be exact." Horatio says, "You're one of Ramon's kids." The man nods. Then we hear a young man's voice off-screen calling, "Tia," and everyone turns to catch sight of the young man. He stands like a deer in the headlights, then flees to a bedroom and closes the door as we find out he's the man's nephew, Pedro. Horatio rises and asks if he can speak to the boy, and Basilio points out, "You asked for five minutes, it's been five minutes. Finito. No mas. Hemos terminado." Horatio protests, "But I still need somebody to come down to the morgue to identify the body." Basilio assures him that he'll make all the arrangements personally.
Episode Report CardSobell: C- | 295 USERS: C+
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