In the interrogation room, Catherine says, "Kevin thought he was being pushed out of a helicopter a thousand feet in the air." The lawyer attempts to get Tucker off the hook by asking if they have a warrant for the tape. Catherine says, "The pilot gave us the name of the cameraman, who supplied us with the tape voluntarily." Tucker protests that he had assured Kevin that all the stunts were safe, so it's not his fault if Kevin didn't believe him, adding, "He signed a waiver. I'm not guilty of anything." Catherine points out, "When you saw that he wasn't moving, you just took off. That sounds like guilt to me." Nicky adds, "You scared him to death. He had a heart attack. So the signing of a waiver doesn't make it any less criminal." Catherine tags back in: "When the jury sees that tape, you'll be going all the way -- TO JAIL. Second-degree murder, 25 to life." Tucker looks at his lawyer as if to say, "Feel free to jump in here and offer a plea bargain, paid professional law guy."
And that plotline's wrapped up. It's awfully gutsy of the show that gets it ratings lead-in from Survivor to go making statements about the kind of people who get involved in reality TV.
So let's get back to Ecklie's case. He pulls up to the lab in his CSImobile and notices a lot of people milling around a bench marked off with yellow tape. Ecklie ducks under, muttering, "I hope this is a fire drill," and David cheerily says, "Conrad! We found our body." "More like he found us," Ecklie replies. And from the looks of it -- party hat, cigar in mouth, ugly shirt -- the body's been having a better day than Ecklie is.