Catherine steps out and promptly runs into Logan, who makes with the weeping and the gnashing of teeth over how he needs to see the body. She relents, probably all softened by having shared a stressful experience with him. When Logan comes in, he goes into manly fits of remorse over the body; Gil and David do not respond to this well. When he says, "If I'd only gotten to her sooner, if I'd only paid them sooner..." Gil cuts in with, "It wouldn't have made any difference. She was dead long before you could have helped her." I like that Gil's short-circuiting the breast-beating and rending of garments here. Logan does not feel similarly, asking when they'll have an estimated time of death for Amanda. Catherine ushers him out. Logan says, "I don't think I can face my wife right now." Catherine matter-of-factly replies, "This town is full of hotels."
And the townhouse is full of evidence. Nicky's spraying luminol -- in a gas mask, no less -- and uncovers a large fluorescent splotch of blood. He kneels next to the marble coffee table and notices a chip missing. Catherine appears in the doorway, saying, "Marble," which is apparently the answer to, "What stone substance was buried in Amanda's skull?" Nicky tells Catherine it's good to see her again, and they get to chatting about the crime scene. Catherine thinks the kidnappers broke in and beat Amanda up. Nicky confirms that blood went flying everywhere, pointing out, "The bird's got blood on its flight feathers. Flight feathers don't bleed -- no blood, just cartilage." Catherine asks Nicky how he became an expert on avian anatomy. "Discovery Channel," he shrugs. I have a feeling Nicky tapes everything during Shark Week and tracks the rankings of the ten deadliest sharks from year to year, too. Catherine then poses the question, "How did the killer get her out of the house?" They brainstorm on that -- the lack of blood indicates that Amanda was wrapped in something that didn't leak -- then move on to find the knives used to sever the finger; the serrated knife, like all the others, is in a freshly-washed load in the dishwasher. Nicky asks thoughtfully, "Why wash the knives and leave the wineglasses?" Catherine sends the wineglasses to the lab, pronto. She moves over to the fridge and notices, among the snapshots of Amanda and Logan, a Polaroid of Amanda in the shower, smiling from behind a patterned shower curtain liner. In the next scene, she and Nicky are looking at a terrycloth curtain, but no plastic patterned liner. That's because -- as a tiny plastic shred reveals -- it's been ripped out. On a side note: I'm coveting both the curtain and the showerhead.