Given Sam's apparent distress -- "dizzier than a monkey on a merry-go-round" is Dr. Imperioli's diagnosis -- he is dispatched to the one person in the station house with any degree of medical know-how. That'd be Annie Norris, a member of the Policewoman's Bureau and affectionately referred to by her male colleagues as No Nuts, because of her life-threatening peanut allergy. No, no -- that's a lie. They call her that because she's a girl, and the thought of working next to one is both hateful and terrifying to the boys down at the 125. Or maybe they just saw her in The Funeral. There's a guy I haven't spoken to in more than a decade after he suggested we watch that picture. Anyhow, No Nu... er, Annie is not exactly buying Sam's I Am An Unwitting Visitor From the Future patter, but conversing with him is more fulfilling than the usual stultifying busy work she's given, so what the hey.
Their reverie is interrupted by Hunt and the rest of the Wide Tie Brigade because a missing persons case just came in. Annie is dispatched to use her miraculous girl powers on comforting the frightened parents, and Sam is asked to join the investigatory fun. Here's the skinny: A girl named Suzy Tripper's been missing for two days, with her blouse left in the East River Park; she was eventually found strangled, with no sign of sexual assault. If that sounds eerily similar to the case Sam was working back in 2008, you and he are thinking the same thing. "Is this why I'm here?" Sam wonders aloud. "You're here to make me curse the day my father's sperm asked my mama's egg if it could have this dance," Keitel sighs. I'm with you, Keitel. Sam asks to see the body.