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#218 : La roue du destin

Un bus transportant 23 passagers en partance de Los Angeles et à destination de Las Vegas a un tragique accident à environ 40 kilomètres de son lieu de destination, tuant neuf personnes. Avant de mourir, le chauffeur se rappele que peu de temps avant l'accident, son volant commença à vibrer comme un marteau-piqueur dans ses mains, ce qui rendit impossible tout contrôle du véhicule roulant à pleine vitesse. Lorsque le bus parvint finalement à s'arrêter, les passagers remarquèrent la présence d'une voiture de sport qui suivait le bus depuis son départ de Los Angeles. Sur le lieu de l'accident, l'équipe découvre qu'un détenu en liberté conditionnelle se trouvait également dans le bus mais celui-ci brille par son absence. L'equipe se demande alors si il existe un lien entre la voiture de sport et la disparition du détenu. 

Titre VO
Chasing the Bus

Titre VF
La roue du destin

Première diffusion
28.03.2002

Première diffusion en France
08.02.2003

Plus de détails

Écrit par : Elizabeth Devine & Eli Talbert
Réalisé par : Richard J.Lewis

Avec : Eric Szmanda (Greg Sanders), Robert David Hall (Docteur AlRobbins), David Berman (David Phillips), Wallace Langham (David Hodges) 

Guests :

  • Denis Arndt ..... Larry Maddox 
  • Joseph D. Reitman ..... Sean Nolan 
  • Cara Buono ..... Petite-amie d'Eric 
  • Scott Plank ..... Eric Kevlin 
  • Eric Matheny ..... Docteur Hawkins 
  • Lauren Hodges ..... Jeune passagère 
  • Kris Iyer ..... Chirurgien des urgences 
  • Eddie Jemison ..... Homme 
  • Kevin Will ..... Homme 

COLD OPEN:

[EXT. LAS VEGAS CITY (STOCK) - NIGHT]

[EXT. LAS VEGAS DESERT (STOCK) - NIGHT]

[EXT. LAS VEGAS DESERT HIGHWAY (STOCK) - NIGHT]

CUT TO:

SCENE #01:

[INT. THE BUS - NIGHT]

(GWEN MURRAY sits behind the driver, MARTIN DRAPER, talking to him.)

GWEN MURRAY:  (black woman)  So, what do you think?  Come on, I earned this vacation.  You ever been married?  When it's good, it's great.  When it's over, it's even better, hmm?

MAN (light tan suit & tie):  I'm telling you, the seven comes up every six rolls.  I've got a system.

MAN (dark brown jacket):  You know what the casinos say about guys with systems?

MAN (light tan suit & tie):  What?

MAN (dark brown jacket):  Welcome.

HEAVY-SET MAN:  He doesn't know what he's talking about.  Everything you need to know about craps is right in this book.

WOMAN (in red):  I was talking to Shirley -- she said the only way to make money in that town is slots.

(Cut to the "Mojave Express" bus driving on the roadway.)

(Cut back to inside the bus where a kid is listening to rock music on his walk-man.)

WALTER:  (old white haired man):  I'm up 1,500.

OLD WOMAN (red-haired):  That's nice, dear.  Oh, now.  I've found the pictures. Now look at this. 

(The young women around her gasp when they see the pictures.)

BLONDE-HAIRED WOMAN:  Oh, look at him.

OLD WOMAN (red-haired):  He's just learning how to walk.  Here's another one with his sister. 

(Camera cut back to the photo album and a picture of two blonde-haired children.)

OLD WOMAN (red-haired):  Oh, there it is.

TRACY LOGAN:  (dark-haired young woman):  You have a beautiful family.

OLD WOMAN (red-haired):  Thank you.

WALTER:  We've been blessed.

OLD WOMAN (red-haired):  Yes, we sure have been blessed.

(Couple necking at the back of the bus.  Dark-haired, bearded man comes out of the lavatory and makes his way to the front of the bus.)

MARTIN DRAPER:  (driver)  Well, folks, we just hit mountain pass. 

(CALVIN McBRIDE, the man drinking, walks up the aisle.  He bumps into the young blonde-haired woman.  She looks up at him annoyed.)

MARTIN DRAPER:  (driver):  (o.s.)  Means we're about 40 miles outside of Vegas. Some of you are going to be driving back with me. 

(The camera continues to follow the drinking man as he continues up to the front of the bus.)

MARTIN DRAPER:  (driver):  Some of you are going to be flying back with all the money you're going to win.  In any case you just sit back, relax, we'll see if we can't get you there ahead of schedule.

(The drinking man makes it to his seat.  He sits down and puts his earphones on. The driver puts the hand-held mike away.  The drinking man takes a drink of the bottle in the paper package.  He looks across the aisle at the driver.)

CALVIN McBRIDE:  (drinker)  Hey.  Want a nip?

(The driver looks at the man, he smiles and shakes his head, no.)

MARTIN DRAPER:  (driver):  No, I know my limits.

(The driver continues to drive.  The man watches him.  The driver steps on the gas and the bus increases speed.  The odometer reads 65 mph.  70 mph.)

(The bus starts to shake.  The driver holds on to the bus.  He looks down at the odometer which reads 75+ MPH.  The steering wheel shakes some more. The passengers look up at the driver as they notice that something's wrong.)

(Cut to the outside of the bus with the camera on the tires.)

(Cut to a long angle of the bus as the wheel pops and the bus swerves out of control.)

(Cut to inside the bus with the passengers screaming.)

(The bus turns as the driver struggles to regain control of the bus.)

(The passengers scream.)

(The bus hits the guard rail and sparks fly.)

(The passengers inside the bus are being tossed around.)

(The bus continues to drive the guard rail.)

(The bus driver hits the brakes trying to stop the bus.)

(The bus drives over the side of the road.)

FADE TO BLACK:

FADE IN.

SCENE #02:

[EXT. CRASH SCENE -- NIGHT]

(Camera close up of the red road-side flare burning behind the CSIs standing on the edge of the roadway looking down upon the crash site below. Large generators power bright lights as the rescue team works to find any survivors.)

(The CSIs stand aside and watch.  Down below, a rescue worker instructs the other workers.)

RESCUE WORKER 1:  Everybody stand by.  We do not touch this car until every victim is off the bus.

RESCUE WORKER 2:  Got it.

(The CSIs watch as a rescue workers helps an injured man to the make-shift first aide area.  A woman sits on the gurney comforting another woman.  A rescue worker assists a woman to the aide area.  Another rescue worker puts a body bag down among the many already piling up on the side.)

(The CSIs continue to stand on the side ... and watch.)

SARA:  I feel so useless.

CATHERINE:  It's still a rescue operation.

(Down below a group of rescue workers carry an injured survivor strapped tightly in a basket.)

WARRICK:  We're not running the show.

NICK:  Yeah.  Not yet.

(The basket carrying the injured man is being carried and pulled up the hillside.  As it passes, the CSIs see that it's a dark-haired young man.)

GRISSOM:  They do their job and then we do ours.

HARD CUT TO BLACK.
END OF TEASER
ROLL TITLE CREDITS.

(COMMERCIAL SET)

FADE IN.

SCENE #03:

[EXT. CRASH SITE -- NIGHT]

(The rescue workers are in the bus still removing bodies.  They have the old man, WALTER, strapped to a basket and they struggle to get him out of the bus. DAVID PHILLIPS stands just outside the bus' broken window.)

RESCUE WORKER 1:  Okay, you got him there?

RESCUE WORKER 2:  Yeah

DAVID PHILLIPS:  Mine are lined up right over there.

(DAVID points to somewhere over behind him.)

RESCUE WORKER 1:  Yeah.

(A second set of rescue workers carry a basket with the old woman strapped in
it.)

RESCUE WORKER 2:  Let me get under.  All right.  There we go.

OLD WOMAN:  Walt?  Where's my husband?  (calls out)  Walter?  Walter...

(The old woman cries out for her husband as they carry her off in the basket. 
The camera moves to the side and we now note that the CSIs are down in the crash
site area.  GRISSOM, SARA, and WARRICK watch as she's carried away.)

GRISSOM:  All right, I want everybody thinking worst case scenario.  The
highway's finally ours.  Cones and pictures, skid marks, ice patches, loose
asphalt, anything and everything.

WARRICK:  All right.

SARA:  It's a pretty wide area up there.  Are we clear to call in for help?

GRISSOM:  Every Las Vegas CSI is on their way here.

WARRICK:  Cadets?

GRISSOM:  Call them.

(And with that, WARRICK and SARA pick up their kits and head back up the hill to
the highway.)

(GRISSOM starts walking around.  He hears women crying.  He sees an old man
lying with the other dead bodies as someone puts a tag around his neck.  He sees
a woman crying over a dead body in a bag.)

WOMAN (over radio):  ... 1-25 roger ...

(GRISSOM continues to survey the site area.  Off in the distance, he sees the
survivors being tended to by the medics.)

NICK:  You the only trauma doc?

TRAUMA DOCTOR:  That's right.  Lucky me.  I personally black-tagged six.  Excuse
me.  My line of work, that's a bad night.

NICK:  Yeah, mine, too.  (NICK glances over at the large man on the gurney.) 
That the bus driver over there?

TRAUMA DOCTOR:  Big surprise.  The only person on the bus wearing a seat-belt.

NICK:  Only one on a tour bus required to wear one.  Thank you.

(GREG appears next to NICK.)

GREG:  Hey.  Got here as soon as I could.

NICK:  Whoa, what are you doing here, Greg?

GREG:  All hands on deck.  That was the call, right?  Crims on the scene.

GRISSOM:  Crims with "field training".

GREG:  (to GRISSOM)  Come on.  I'm capable.

GRISSOM:  (to NICK)  He does no collection.

(GRISSOM walks away.  NICK reaches into his jacket pocket and pulls out a
notepad and pen.  He gives it to GREG.)

NICK:  You're taking my notes.  You didn't bring a warmer jacket?

GREG:  No.

(NICK doesn't say anything.  He walks away from GREG who has a concerned look on
his face.  In the background, we hear indistinct voices over the radio.)

CUT TO:



SCENE #04:

[CONTINUOUS]

(LARRY MADDOX talks with BRASS.)

LARRY MADDOX:  Listen, I'll, uh ... I'll do anything that I can.  I just want to
help.  Please.

BRASS:  No, sir, just, uh, uh, stick around.

LARRY MADDOX:  I'll be right here.  Thank you.

(BRASS walks away.  In the distance, CATHERINE makes her way toward BRASS.)

BRASS:  Hey. Uh, Larry Maddox.  Owns the bus company.

CATHERINE:  Got here quick.  That should tell you something.

BRASS:  Yeah, he coughed up the passenger manifest including the driver, Martin
Draper.  Twenty-four passengers, one PAL. 

CATHERINE:  Parolee-At-Large.

BRASS:  Calvin McBride.  Seat one-C.  California state pen, two years aggravated
assault.  He was paroled last week.

CATHERINE:  And already over state lines.

BRASS:  It was news to his parole officer.

CATHERINE:  I'm sure it was.

BRASS:  You know, my guys are matching names to faces both here and at the
hospital.  McBride tops the list.  I'm going to talk to Maddox.

(BRASS walks away leaving CATHERINE standing there.)

CUT TO:



SCENE #05:

[EXT. HIGHWAY - NIGHT -- CONTINUOUS]

(Back up the highway, SARA, WARRICK and two others search the roadway for
evidence.)

SARA:  Four-point sweep.

WARRICK:  Let's roll.

(WARRICK signals and they start walking.  As they walk, they mark the evidence
with markers.)

CUT TO:



SCENE #06:

[EXT. CRASH SITE - NIGHT -- CONTINUOUS]

(CATHERINE walks up to GRISSOM who is looking at the tire.)

CATHERINE:  Fire department says the driver of the Camaro's dead.

GRISSOM:  Yeah, I heard, but I think I know why the bus pulled to the right.

CATHERINE:  Now that is a serious blowout.  And the front left tire's still
intact.

GRISSOM:  Newton's third law:  "For every action there is an equal and opposite
reaction."

GRISSOM:  Tire to rim.  Rim to axle.  Axle to suspension.  Suspension to frame. 
And the lower radius rod arm ... which connects the axle to the frame.

CATHERINE:  Not anymore.

(Quick flashback to:  View of under the bus as the car tires screech.  The rod
iron falls and drags along the road.  End of flashback.  Resume to present.)

GRISSOM:  So, if the rod arm broke while he was driving ...

CATHERINE:  Driver tried to maintain control.  Veered to the left.

GRISSOM:  But turning the wheel was probably going to make things worse.

CATHERINE:  Putting pressure on the right front tire causing it to blow.  The
... the bus then veers to the right and goes off the road.

GRISSOM:  And we're back to Newton. The Theory's correct  if the rod arm was the
first action.

CATHERINE:  I'm going to go see what's going on with that Camaro.

(CATHEIRNE leaves.  GRISSOM continues to look at the bus.)

CUT TO:

(CATHERINE walks to the smashed Camaro around the bus #65326.  She walks around
the camaro looking around.  She leans in and sees a male body inside the back
seat of the car.)

WOMAN (b.g. on radio):  ... 1-41 north ...

(As she looks inside, the MAN'S hand reaches up.  CATHERINE'S eyes widen with
shock that he's still alive.  She reaches out and grabs the man's hand.)

CATHERINE:  We're going to get you out of here, okay?.  Rescue!

SHORT TIME CUT TO:



SCENE #07:

[EXT. LAS VEGAS RESIDENCE - NIGHT]

(The man is on the gurney and is being pushed to the medic area.  He's holding
on tightly to CATHERINE'S hand.)

CATHERINE:  (loudly)  Can you tell me your name?

(They begin working on the man.)

RESCUE WORKER:  Miss, you need to let him go.

(The rescue worker pulls the grip apart.)

RESCUE WORKER:  Let's go on three.
RESCUE WORKER:  One, two, three, in.

(CATHERINE watches as they put the man in the ambulance and close the doors
shut.  She stands there and stares at her hands covered with the man's blood.)

CUT TO:



SCENE #08:

(NICK questions MARTIN DRAPER, the bus driver, while GREG takes notes.)

MARTIN DRAPER (BUS DRIVER):  This never happened to me before.  The wheel just
s-s-sh-shook right out of my hands.

NICK:  How long after your scheduled stop in Barstow?

MARTIN DRAPER:  We, uh, we-we always stop in Barstow. 

(He takes off his glasses and rubs his eyes.  GREG watches and takes notes.)

MARTIN DRAPER:  Uh, McDonald's the, uh, the train station one.

NICK:  I understand that, Mr. Draper, but how long after that did the wheel
start to shake on you?

MARTIN DRAPER:  (confused)  Uh.  (shakes his head)  I don't, uh ... I don't ...

NICK:  Sir, are you okay? 

MARTIN DRAPER:  (shakes his head)  No.  We're behind schedule.  I got to get
back to the bus.

(MARTIN DRAPER stands up and puts a hand out on GREG.  Both GREG and NICK takes
steps forward to catch MARTIN DRAPER.)

NICK:  Hold on, hold on.  Wait a second.  Mr. Draper ...

(NICK looks at MARTIN DRAPER'S eyes.)

NICK:  Mr. Draper, have you had anything to drink tonight?  (pause)  I'm going
to do a preliminary field breath test.  (to GREG)  Keep an eye on Mr. Draper,
will you, for me?  Mr. Draper, you sit tight.

MARTIN DRAPER:  I, uh, I got to go.

(NICK moves aside to get the things.)

NICK:  Won't take a minute.  I understand.  I understand.  Hang tight.

MARTIN DRAPER:  See, uh, there's people ...

NICK:  I understand.  I want you to take a deep breath, and I want you to blow
into the end of this for me, okay?

(NICK holds out the breathalizer and puts it toward MARTIN DRAPER'S mouth.)

(Martin Draper coughs up blood.  He collapses against NICK who catches him and
holds him up.)

NICK:  I need a doctor over here.  Greg, get some help.

(GREG doesn't move; he's frozen.  His eyes are glued to MARTIN DRAPER.)

NICK:  Greg!

(NICK struggles with MARTIN DRAPER who continues to cough.  He looks up at
GREG.)

NICK:  Greg!  Get some help!

(Camera holds on GREG.)

CUT TO:

(COMMERCIAL SET)



FADE IN.

SCENE #09:

[EXT. HIGHWAY HILLSIDE - NIGHT]

(NICK and GREG walk down the hill.)

NICK:  It's all right, man.  Stop apologizing.

GREG:   Oh, I feel bad.  I just froze up.

NICK:  That's why we have fielding training, Greg.  No disrespect, but you're
not qualified to be out here.

GREG:  I guess I just wasn't expecting blood to look like that.  Pre-collection,
so different.

NICK:  Yup.  I remember my first time in the field.  CSI One.  Green as could
be.  Initial call was a robbery.  I get there, triple homicide.  Blood all over
the place, mother and two kids.

(NICK puts on his gloves as they reach the bottom of the hill, GREG close behind
him.)

GREG:  How do you deal?

NICK:  You just do.

(GRISSOM is standing hear the front of the overturned bus.  He's looking at the
passenger list on a clipboard when NICK and GREG join him.)

NICK:  Okay, what's next?

GRISSOM:  Well, we're missing a passenger.  The only one unaccounted for is an
ex-con named Calvin McBride.  According to Brass, he wasn't admitted to the
hospital and he's not in any of the body bags.

NICK:  What about the rest stop in Barstow

GRISSOM:  CHP and the Barstow P.D. are looking.

(NICK nods.)

GREG:  Anybody check the bus?

(NICK and GRISSOM look at each other.)

NICK:  I'll find out.

(NICK takes off his jacket and walks inside the bus.  He pulls out his
flashlight and looks around.  He sees the embroidery on the floor, blood
spattered on it.  A row behind that, he sees the magazines.  A row behind that,
he sees a photo album.  He also sees a lot of blood on the bus.)

(Cut to:  GRISSOM and GREG as they wait outside.)

GRISSOM:  Firefighters only look in the obvious spots.

GREG:  Just out of curiosity, what are the unobvious spots?

GRISSOM:  For bodies? 

GREG:  Yeah.

GRISSOM:  Walls, hot water heaters stuffed in the box spring of a hotel room
bed.  (adds)  I found a head in a bucket of paint once.

GREG:  I get the picture.

(Cut to:  Inside the overturned bus, NICK checks out the lavatory.  GRISSOM
peers in and calls out to NICK.)

GRISSOM:  What do you see?

NICK:  Well ... McBride's not on the bus.

(NICK makes his way back to the front of the bus.  He finds a paper package with
the broken bottle of liquor inside.)

(Quick CGI POV of:  The camera slowly zooms into the package and to the bottom
of the broken bottle inside.  End of CGI POV.)

NICK:  Hey, Grissom.  Cheap whiskey.  Broken bottle.  Brown paper bag.  You
know, I never gave the bus driver a breath test.

(GRISSOM holds out a bag to GREG.)

GRISSOM:  Greg, bag this, take it to the lab, swab the rim for DNA. 

(Automatically, GREG takes the evidence bag.  He opens it and NICK puts the
paper bag into it.)

GRISSOM:  (to GREG)  You should be wearing gloves.

GREG:  Sorry.

(GREG seals the evidence bag and leaves.  GRISSOM looks down at the passenger
list.)

GRISSOM:  This guy was in 1C.

(GRISSOM and NICK both look at the seat.)

NICK:  Seat 1C was the only seat with an unobstructed path through the
windshield.

(GRISSOM looks at the windshield.  The windshield opposite the driver's side is
completely missing.  He turns around and checks the ground.)

GRISSOM:  Where's the other half of this windshield?

(GRISSOM turns around and starts searching the area for the windshield.  NICK
walks out of the bus.  They both look around for the windshield.  They find it
with an impact crack and blood on it.)

NICK: Laminated safety glass, pops in, pops out.

(They walk further and find CALVIN McBRIDE.)

NICK:  Hello, Mr. McBride.

GRISSOM:  I'm afraid our ex-con just got the death penalty.

FLASH TO WHITE:



[EXT. LAS VEGAS CITY (STOCK) - NIGHT]

FLASH TO WHITE:



SCENE #10:

[INT. HOSPITAL - NIGHT]

(CATHERINE is at the nurse's station trying to get information about the Camaro
driver.)

CATHERINE:  He's one of the victims in the bus crash.  He was in the Camaro.  He
was driving the Camaro.

(CATHERINE turns and sees them wheeling the Camaro driver into the ER on a
gurney.  She heads toward them.)

CATHERINE:  Excuse me. 

ER DOCTOR:  (shakes his head)  Ma'am, not now.

CATHERINE:  Catherine Willows with the Las Vegas Crime Lab.  This will just take
a second.  Can you tell me your name?

ERIC KEVLIN:  Eric.

CATHERINE:  Eric?

ERIC KEVLIN:  I just wanted to surprise her.  That's all.  If I don't make it,
please tell her I'm sorry.

ER DOCTOR:  Ma'am, this is the operating room.  You need to leave.

(The ER DOCTOR stops CATHERINE.  They wheel ERIC into the OR and leave CATHERINE
out in the hallway.)

CUT TO:



SCENE #11:

[EXT. CRASH SITE - DAY]

(GRISSOM instructs two men from DETAIL on what he wants taken back to the lab. 
The two men study the overturned bus.)

GRISSOM:  I need the two front wheels, axle, suspension, all of it.  The whole
front undercarriage.

DETAIL:  You got it.

(GRISSOM turns around and sees a woman pacing the dirt road aimlessly.  She has
her arm in a sling.  GRISSOM walks up to her.)

GRISSOM:  Excuse me, miss.  This is a crime scene.  It's off limits.

WOMAN: (short blk hair)  (dazed)  I know.  I was, uh, I was on the bus.

GRISSOM:  Why are you here?

WOMAN:  I don't ... I don't know.  (She starts to cry.)  I'm sorry.

CUT TO:



SCENE #12:

[EXT. HIGHWAY - DAY - CONTINUOUS]

(Up on the highway, SARA walks the road looking at the rubber from the bus tire
scattered along the road.  WARRICK kneels down next to the guardrail taking
pictures of the marks.)

(SARA kneels down and picks up a piece of rubber (evidence marker #41) and looks
at it.)

(She sighs.)

SARA:  Shreds of rubber everywhere.  Between the crash, and all the other
interstate traffic it might as well be the Indy 500.  This stuff could be from
any vehicle.

WARRICK:  There's no doubt that this bus body-checked this k-rail.

(SARA bags the piece of rubber she's holding and walks along the road looking at
the tire treadmarks.  She stops and kneels.)

(She pulls off her glasses and visualizes the buss and camaro coming down the
road.)

(She turns to look at WARRICK walking toward her and still she visualizes the
bus as it sideswipes the guardrail and heads straight for her and off the road,
tires squealing.)

(Cut to:  WARRICK follows the treadmarks and takes pictures along the way.  He
lifts his head from the camera and looks at SARA who is still deep in thought
about the bus.)

WARRICK:  You've got that "Sara" look.

SARA:  You mean that "Grissom" look?  (WARRICK walks between the bus skid marks. 
Sara points.)  Second set of skid marks.  Camaro.

(SARA stands.)

WARRICK:  I got a theory.  Grissom said the suspension gave on the bus, right? 
Broken rod arm.

(SARA walks toward WARRICK, her eyes on the skid marks.)

WARRICK:  Well, I'm thinking when that rod arm hit the pavement it made this
great first impression here.

(Quick flashback to:  Under the bus view of the rod arm dragging on the road. 
End of flashback.  Resume to present.)

SARA:  If this is the bus ... the bus begins to slide right.  Driver
overcorrects.

(Quick flashback to:  On the road, the bus swerves to the left, the bus turns
right.  End of flashback.  Resume to present.)

WARRICK:  Crosses the highway slams into the k-rail.

(Quick flashback to:  On the road, the bus hits the guardrail, sparks fly.  End
of flashback.  Resume to present.)

SARA:  Meanwhile the Camaro's holding steady in the right lane heading straight
for us.

WARRICK:  Bus bounces off this k-rail ...

(Quick flashback to:  On the road, the bus heads away from the guard rail.  End
of flashback.  Resume to present.)

WARRICK:  ... heads back towards us.

SARA:  Taking out anything in its path.

(Quick flashback to:  On the road, the bus crosses lanes and into the Camaro. 
Both go off the highway.  End of flashback.  Resume to present.)

SARA:  Bus crosses four lanes of traffic and only takes out the car behind it?

WARRICK:  Yeah.  Someone upstairs was looking out big-time.

CUT TO:



SCENE #13:

[INT. CSI - HALLWAY / DNA LAB]

(GRISSOM walks through the hallway.  In the DNA Lab, GREG sees GRISSOM and comes
out of the lab to intercept him.)

GREG:  Hey, boss.  I had a feeling you were coming.  I ran the DNA on that
whiskey bottle.  You'll never guess.  It's not the bus driver but I do have an
answer behind door number two.  Seat number 1C.  (He hands GRISSOM the results.) 
Calvin McBride.  He's an ex-con.  Found his DNA in CODIS.

(GRISSOM looks at the results.)

GRISSOM:  Good, Greg.  Did you enjoy being in the field?

GREG:  (warily)  You heard about it, too?

(GRISSOM looks at GREG, puzzled.)

GRISSOM:  What?

GREG:  That I ... messed up.

GRISSOM:  No.

GREG:  (nods)  Well, then ... I enjoyed it fine.

(GREG returns to his lab.  GRISSOM watches him.)

CUT TO:



SCENE #14:

[INT. CSI - FORENSIC AUTOPSY - DAY]

(ROBBINS goes over his findings for MARTIN DRAPER, the bus driver, with NICK.)

NICK:  You're telling me this guy wasn't intoxicated.

ROBBINS:  Not a drop of ethanol in his system not even from cough syrup.

NICK:  He could barely put a sentence together.  If he wasn't drunk, then what
was he?

ROBBINS:  My guess, hungry.  Driver's medical eval taken just last month. 
Martin Draper, 40.  (ROBBINS hands NICK the clipboard.)  Overweight.  One of 15
million people in this country suffering from Type II Diabetes.

NICK:  On any medication?

ROBBINS:  Primary course of treatment would have been exercise and weight loss
to lower blood sugar.

NICK:  Doesn't look like he was hitting the gym.

ROBBINS:  But he was dieting.

(GRISSOM walks into the room.)

ROBBINS:  Crash dieting.  Didn't find any food in his stomach.  Means he hadn't
eaten anything in at least six hours.  An empty stomach invites hypoglycemia.

GRISSOM:  Symptoms of which can mirror intoxication.

ROBBINS:  And in extreme cases?

GRISSOM:  Loss of consciousness and seizure.  Do I pass?

ROBBINS:  Cum Laude.

GRISSOM:  Cause of death?

ROBBINS:  Just what you'd expect.  Massive injuries, internal bleeding.

NICK:  So, it's not the driver ...

GRISSOM:  We're looking at the bus.

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SCENE #15:

[EXT. HIGHWAY - DAY]

(WARRICK kneels down and places evidence marker #11 on the road next to a bolt
he finds near the guard rail.  He takes a picture of it.)

(He picks up the bolt and stands up.  He looks at the tip and walks over to
SARA.)

WARRICK:  Check this out.

(She shows SARA the bolt.)

SARA:  A bolt?  Nice.  I got twenty of them.

WARRICK:  Well, this one's sheared.

(SARA looks at the bolt again.)

SARA:  It is, isn't it?

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SCENE #16:

[INT. CSI - LAB]

(SARA and WARRICK are in the lab running a test on the bolt found on the road. 
WARRICK puts the bolt in the machine.  He starts running the test.)

[READINGS ON MONITOR: 

[    MEAS HRC
     CONV 67 HRA
     APPROX 123 KSI
     CYL OFF          ]

(Camera zooms in on the bolt.)

[NEW READINGS ON MONITOR:

[    MEAS  25.37 HRC
     REMOVE PART
     APPROX 123 KSI
     CYL OFF          ]

(The machine finishes the test.  WARRICK and SARA look at the results then turn
to look at each other.)

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SCENE #17:

[INT. CSI - GARAGE ]

(NICK walks in with a fax.)

NICK:  Bus company just faxed over a maintenance report.  Bus was in perfect
working order.  Serviced last week.

GRISSOM:  Does this look like it's in perfect working order?

(NICK looks down at the parts GRISSOM has on the garage floor.  SARA and WARRICK
walk into the garage.)

NICK:  Uh ... no.

GRISSOM:  What'd you get?

WARRICK:  Three-quarter inch bolt.  It matches the bolt on the specs for this
suspension system.  The hex head says it's a grade eight.

(WARRICK hands the baggied bolt to GRISSOM.  He looks at it and notices the
sheared end.)

GRISSOM:  Snapped in half?

SARA:  Bolts are graded according to their hardness.  The higher the grade, the
stronger the steel.

NICK:  A grade eight bolt shouldn't snap like a toothpick.

GRISSOM:  Did you do a Rockwell hardness test?

NICK:  Yeah, I hit it with the tru-blue.  It's not a grade eight.  It's a grade
five.

(GRISSOM look at the three bolts lined up on the parts on the floor.  He picks
on of the three bolts up and holds it up.)

GRISSOM:  Often when there's one ... there's another one.

SARA:  Bus company was using bogus bolts.

GRISSOM:  Inferior bolts would cause the suspension to give the bus veers off
the road.  If the sheared bolts were the first action.

WARRICK:  No, the bolts snapped midway through the skid after the bus hit the k-
rail.

GRISSOM:  Proof?

SARA:  The gouge in the road.

(GRISSOM looks at the rod arm.)

GRISSOM:  Broken rod arm, maybe?

NICK:  Okay.  Driver hits the brakes, initiates the skid.

(Quick flashback to:  On the road, camera close up of the bus tire in skid.  End
of flashback.  Resume to present.)

GRISSOM:  Why'd he hit the brakes?

NICK:  Another vehicle.

SARA:  Nope, only two sets of fresh skid marks on that stretch of highway.

WARRICK:  And the Camaro's skid marks place it behind the bus.

GRISSOM:  So I ask again -- why'd he hit the brakes?

(NICK chuckles.)

NICK:  Man, there could be a million reasons.

GRISSOM:  Well, fortunately, we're just looking for one.

FADE TO BLACK.

(COMMERCIAL SET)



FADE IN.

SCENE #18:

[INT. HOSPITAL WAITING ROOM / HALLWAY - DAY]

(CATHERINE is sitting in the waiting room reading a file.  BRASS turns the
corner and walks toward her.  CATHERINE sees BRASS and stands up.)

BRASS:  The kid in the Camaro didn't make it.

CATHERINE:  Eric Kevlin, 32.  He was a resident at the UCLA Med Center.  He was
on his way to Vegas to surprise his girlfriend.

BRASS:  Only to end up pinned under a bus.

CATHERINE:  But he's rescued.  Given a second chance on life. and, uh ... he
signs this.

(CATHERINE hands BRASS a form.  It reads:  )

[EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
PREHOSPITAL DO NOT RESUSCITATE (DNR) FORM

An Advance Request to Limit the Scope of Emergency Medical ...
(print patient's name) ERIC KEVLIN, request limited emergency ...
... DNR means that if my heart stops beating or if I stop breathing, m ...
... or heart functioning will be instituted.
... will not prevent me from obtaining other emergency ...
... personnel and/or medical care directed ...                      ]

CATHERINE:  It's a pre-op DNR.

BRASS:  "Do not resuscitate"?  It doesn't make sense for a young person.  Why
refuse CPR? 

(CATHERINE shakes her head.)

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SCENE #19:

[INT. MOJAVE EXPRESS - GARAGE - DAY]

(WARRICK and GRISSOM talk with LARRY MADDOX.)

LARRY MADDOX:  Our company has an excellent safety record.

WARRICK:  Until last night.

LARRY MADDOX:  Look, you own an airline or a bus company -- any transport
business -- accidents are inevitable.

GRISSOM:  Criminal acts, however, are another matter.

LARRY MADDOX:  Wait a minute.  I've got a family.  Sometimes they ride my buses. 
I don't take a chance with their lives or anybody else's.  I screen all my
drivers.  Zero tolerance for drugs or alcohol.  I keep strict maintenance
records.  Vehicle inspection every 45 days as required by law.  You're not going
to find anything criminal here.

(GRISSOM show LARRY MADDOX the bolt.)

GRISSOM:  I believe this belongs to you.

(LARRY MADDOX looks at the bolt carefully.)

LARRY MADDOX:  Bolt, grade eight.  Sheared.  It doesn't happen.

GRISSOM:  The front suspension was riddled with these.

WARRICK:  We have more questions about the accident but one thing we know:  the
suspension didn't hold.

LARRY MADDOX:  I buy all my spare parts from reputable companies.

WARRICK:  We only care about the bolts.

LARRY MADDOX:  Brillway Bolt Company.  (thinks again)  I just switched; they
were low bid.

WARRICK:  The consequences of saving a buck.

GRISSOM:  I think maybe it's time for another inspection.

LARRY MADDOX:  (nods)  I'll ground the fleet.

(LARRY MADDOX steps away from them.)

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SCENE #20:

[INT. CSI - LAB]

(SARA is in the lab with a piece of the tire found on the road.  She holds it up
against the tire sample on the monitor.  She puts the piece in a large plastic
container marked:  "MATCH TO BUS".  On the table, there's a second large plastic
container marked:  NO MATCH TO BUS".)

(SARA picks up a second piece of tire and compares it to the computer monitor. 
It's not a match.  She puts it in the second plastic container.)

(She picks up a third piece of rubber and continues to compare it to the
monitor.)

(Dissolve to:  SARA continues to separate the rubber pieces.  She's halfway
through.)

(Dissolve to:  SARA continues to separate the rubber pieces.  She's almost
through.)

(Dissolve to:  SARA finishes and pushes the large container with the NO MATCHES
to the side.  She puts the other bin in front of her and takes a seat.  She
picks up a piece of rubber and examines it closely.)

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SCENE #21:

[EXT. GAS STATION -- DAY]

(BRASS questions various people at the GAS STATION.)

BRASS:  I get it.  It's busy here in Barstow.  But you do remember the bus?

GAS STATION ATTENDANT (MAN):  Yeah, I knew the driver.  Marty.  Always fill him
up on the return trip.

SHORT TIME CUT TO:

WOMAN:  I remember this one guy kept checking me out.  Bought a lot of turkey
jerky.  Oh, and this one couple was having a fight.

BRASS:  Did, uh, did they come off the bus?

WOMAN:  I don't know.

BRASS:  But you do remember the bus?

SHORT TIME CUT TO:

SEAN:  Of course.  Mojave Express.  Always on time.  Ten-minute rest stop, right
back on the road.

BRASS:  Did you see a couple arguing?

SEAN:  No. But it was really busy.

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SCENE #22:

[INT. CSI - LAB]

(SARA picks up a piece of rubber tire and looks at it under a magnifying glass.)

[SCOPE VIEW OF THE TIRE]

(She finds something unusual on the tire.  She takes a swabs of it, marks the
box and stands up to leave the lab.)

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SCENE #23:

[EXT - CRASH SITE -- DAY]

(CATHERINE walks up to NICK who is sitting in the Camero examining the car.)

CATHERINE:  Hey, Nick.  We making any progress?

NICK:  Just this jacket so far.  Passenger seat.  And you?

CATHERINE:  We checked Kevlin's property at the hospital.  There's no wallet. 

NICK:  Guy drives from L.A.  Four and a half hours -- I got an idea.

(NICK reaches behind him and tries to open the middle seat divider.  He grunts
with the effort.)

NICK:  Hand me that, uh, crowbar there, please. 

(CATHERINE hands NICK the crowbar.)

NICK:  Thank you.

(NICK opens the middle seat divider and pulls out a black leather wallet.)

NICK:  Ha.  Bingo.  (He hands it to CATHERINE.)  I always take mine out.  Pain
in the ass.

CATHERINE:  Literally.

(CATHERINE checks the driver's license.)

[CALIFORNIA DRIVER'S LICENSE V833255
EXPIRES 12-15-02
ERIC KEVLIN
2440 GREENWOOD AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA  90019

SEX:  M / HAIR: BRN / EYES: GRN
HT: 6'0" / WT: 185 / DOB: 01-05-74]

CATHERINE:  Yeah, that's him.

NICK:  Yeah.

(CATHERINE looks at the photos in the wallet. )

CATHERINE:  Nice-looking girl.

(NICK takes a look at the pictures and recognizes the girl.)

NICK:  Wait.  I've seen her.

(Quick flashback to:  On the night of the crash, a woman in a neckbrace is
carried off in a gurney.  End of flashback.  Resume to present.)

NICK:  Yeah. Yeah, I've seen her.  She was in the accident.

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SCENE #24:

[INT. HOSPITAL ROOM -- DAY]

(CATHERINE and NICK question TRACEY LOGAN at the hospital.)

CATHERINE:  He said he wanted to surprise you.

TRACEY LOGAN:  He did. In Barstow at the rest stop.  It was supposed to be a
girls' weekend.

(Quick flashback to:  At the rest stop, ERIC KEVLIN meets up with TRACEY LOGAN
just outside the bus.)

ERIC KEVLIN:  Come back to L.A. with me, huh?

TRACEY LOGAN:  No! This is my weekend.  If this is going to work, I need my
space.

ERIC KEVLIN:  I don't want to lose you.

TRACEY LOGAN:  Then go back home.

(End of flashback.  Resume to present.)

TRACEY LOGAN:  I saw him pull out.  Drive off.

NICK:  Well, he didn't drive back to L.A.

TRACEY LOGAN:  (shakes her head)  I wish I hadn't yelled at him.

CATHERINE:  Is there any reason why Eric, in a medical crisis would refuse
resuscitation?

TRACEY LOGAN:  What are you talking about?

NICK:  He consented to lifesaving surgery, but ... signed a DNR.

(She closes her eyes and shakes her head.)

TRACEY LOGAN:  Oh, god.  (explains)  It's because he was a doctor.  He saw it
every day.  People hooked up to machines waiting to die.  He swore he wouldn't
let anyone he loved go through that.  And if his life was at stake, he wanted to
make the hard decision so no one else would have to.

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SCENE #25:

[INT. CSI -- A/V LAB]

(GRISSOM is in the lab looking at the tire skidmarks on the monitor.  He works
on trying to find what's underneath.)

(After several passes, he finds the grooves.)

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SCENE #26:

[INT. CSI - DNA LAB - DAY]

(SARA paces the floor as she waits for her results.  GREG watches her.)

GREG:  I thought I told you I'd page you with the results.

SARA:  I know. I want to wait. 

(SARA continues to pace.  She stops and looks at GREG.)

SARA:  Greg?  You're really good at what you do.

(GREG stops and is about to say something, but doesn't.  The results are
printed.  SARA picks it up and looks at it.)

SARA:  Sabotage.

(SARA walks out of the lab.)

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SCENE #27:

[INT. CSI - GARAGE - DAY - CONTINUOUS]

(GRISSOM is back in the garage surrounded by bus parts.  He picks up a part and
sighs.  SARA enters the garage.)

SARA:  Grissom.

GRISSOM:  I finally know the first action.  What initiated the skid?  The right
front tire started to come apart.  When it blew, it left an indentation in the
pavement.

(Quick flashback to:  Camera close up of the tire rim on the asphalt.  End of
flashback.  Resume to present.)

SARA:  I didn't see it.

GRISSOM:  You and me both.  The Treads from the right rear tire obscured it.

(Quick flashback to:  Camera close up of the bus tires skidding over the grooves
in the asphalt.  End of flashback.  Resume to present.)

GRISSOM:  So, the driver overcorrects but since there's no more tire, all that
force is displaced on the suspension system.  The bolt snaps, the rod arm breaks
and the bus broadsides the camaro.

(Quick flashback to:  The bus hits the Camaro and both vehicles go over the edge
of the highway.  End of flashback.  Resume to present.)

SARA:  But why did the tire come apart in the first place?

GRISSOM:  I don't know.

SARA:  I do.  Chloroform.  Inside the tire.

(SARA hands GRISSOM the test results.  He takes it and reads:  )

["No further materials can be found on related subject ...
subject and info related to csi labeled "classified ...
all relevant database files will continue search and ...

State and Federal Institutions yielded similar ...
no other agencies have responded at this time
Information must go through department with ...

Findings:  Chloroform

Reported by
/s/ GREG SANDERS                           ]

GRISSOM:  Newton's Third ... with a twist.

FADE TO BLACK.

(COMMERCIAL SET)



FADE IN.

SCENE #28:

[INT. CSI - HALLWAY]

(GRISSOM, SARA, WARRICK and NICK walk through the hallway.)

GRISSOM:  Yeah, the front right tire was compromised.

SARA:  I found chloroform in the interior fragments of the rubber.

WARRICK:  Oh, that's original.  What happened to slashing tires?

GRISSOM:  It wasn't vandalism.  It was an act of premeditation.

NICK:  Why chloroform?

GRISSOM:  Chloroform destroys the elasticity of the rubber.  Sooner or later,
the air pressure inside the tire causes it to explode.

NICK:  How much later?

GRISSOM:  Well, that's what we're going to find out.  We need a treadmill -- a
big one.

NICK:  All right, to do what?

GRISSOM:  Exercise a bus.  Warrick, tell Larry Maddox it's in his best interest
to lend us one of his ...

WARRICK:  Right.

GRISSOM: ... and set it up in the empty police warehouse next door. Sara?

SARA:  Yeah, I'll be at trace.  They're going to love this.

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SCENE #29:

[INT. CSI - LAB - DAY -- CONTINUOUS]

(GRISSOM walks into the lab.  BRASS and CATHERINE are already there.)

CATHERINE:  Chloroform in the tire?

GRISSOM:  Yeah. Weird, huh?  So, where are we?

BRASS:  Body count jumped to nine dead. 

(BRASS holds up a small photo of a blond-haired woman.)

BRASS:  Sabrina Wright, law student, 7-B.

(He tosses the photo on two other photos on the table.  Underneath is a list of
people with "DEAD" written in red at the top.)

BRASS:  Pronounced an hour ago.

CATHERINE:  23 passengers, plus the driver.

(On the table in front of them is a picture schematic of the bus seating and a
list of names.)

[    PARTIAL LIST OF BUS SEATS:

     MARTIN DRAPER / DRIVER
     GWEN MURRAY      1B
     JORDAN YOUNG     2B
     NICK VALPO       3B
     JACK FORBES      4A
     MEL BENNETT      5A
     EMPTY SEATS  -  ROW 6
     KIMBERLY FRAM    7A
     SABRINA WRIGHT   7B
     NANCY WHITING    8A
     TRACEY LOGAN     8B
     CARRIE SHELTON   9A      ]

CATHERINE:  Whoever tampered with that tire was playing Russian roulette with
people's lives.

GRISSOM:  Or maybe one of them was a target.

BRASS:  Hmm .... Gwen Murray, 1-B ... was unemployed, but was clearing a bundle
in alimony.  Also got the porsche and the vacation home.

(Quick flashback/fade over to teaser with GWEN MURRAY smiling and talking with
the driver, MARTIN DRAPER.  End of flashback/fade over.  Resume to present.)

BRASS:  Michael Goodman, 10-C was picked up a couple times by vice for making
fake IDs. 

(Quick flashback/fade over to teaser with MICHAEL GOODMAN reading a book and
eating something.  End of flashback/fade over.  Resume to GRISSOM.)

(Quick flashback/fade over to teaser with RYAN HYDE smiling and talking with the
person sitting across the aisle.  End of flashback.  Resume to present.)

BRASS:  Ryan Hyde, a Money Manager in 4-C, filed bankruptcy last year but
carried a hefty life insurance policy.  I mean, I could go on.

CATHERINE:  Right.  You look hard enough everybody's got a skeleton.

(GRISSOM picks up a photo of TRACEY LOGAN off of the table and shows it to
CATHERINE.)

GRISSOM:  What was her skeleton?

CATHERINE:  Tracey Logan?  Seat 8-B?  Her boyfriend was Eric Kevlin, the camaro
driver.  He was a doctor.  He followed her from L.A.  They had an argument in
Barstow. 

BRASS:  He didn't want her in Vegas.  First step to stopping her is stopping the
bus.

GRISSOM:  And he has access to chloroform.

BRASS:  Chloroform can be picked up at any chemical supply store.

CATHERINE:  Wait a minute.  Eric Kevlin was a nervous boyfriend.  He wasn't a
criminal.

GRISSOM:  Still possible.  Motive, access, opportunity.

BRASS:  Well, his car should be towed in by now.

CATHERINE:  I'll check for residue.

(CATHERINE leaves the room.)

GRISSOM:  So, who do you like?

BRASS:  The bus company.  Larry Maddox -- he talks a good game but, he cheaped-
out on his supplies and he's been way too helpful.

(GRISSOM nods slightly.)

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SCENE #30:

[INT. CSI - TRACE LAB -- DAY]

(VINCENT is working when SARA walks in.)

SARA:  You busy?

VINCENT:  I got three minutes and, uh, five seconds.

SARA:  Then I have a question for you. 

VINCENT:  Bus case?

SARA:  Uh-huh. 

VINCENT:  (without looking up)  I heard Sanders broke out of here, fared poorly
and disgraced us all.

SARA:  No, he didn't.

(VINCENT looks up at SARA.)

SARA:  Listen, I-I found chloroform on the inside of a steel-belted radial and I
need to know how it got there.

(VINCENT puts what he's working on down and stands up to look at SARA.)

VINCENT:  You ever hear the expression "pissing up a rope"?

SARA:  Not in a scientific context, no.

VINCENT:  Well, I don't know if you can urinate up a rope but you can urinate
against a rope and the urine will dribble down.  Answer your question?

SARA:  Yes.

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SCENE #31:

[INT. POLICE WAREHOUSE -- DAY]

(WARRICK leans down next to the bus tires checking his clipboard.  GRISSOM walks
around the bus toward WARRICK.)

WARRICK:  You know we need to document this for the journal of forensic science,
right?

GRISSOM:  Is this the twin?

WARRICK:  Yeah, this is the rear trailing tire of the crash bus.  It has the
same maintenance record as the tire that blew.

(SARA gets her supplies and walks toward them.)

SARA:  Chloroform, glass rod, valve core remover .... (SARA kneels next to the
bus tire.)  according to Vincent and Trace, it's like pissing down a rope.

WARRICK:  Gravity, huh?

(SARA shakes her head at the comparison.  She demonstrates how the chloroform
was added to the tire.)

(Quick CGI POV of:  Camera zooms through the valve, follows the glass rod and
into the tire where the liquid shoots out.  End of CGI POV.)

SARA:  Reattach the valve ... reinflate the tire ...

(The air hisses.  SARA finishes up.)

SARA:  ...and you're done.  Minute, minute and a half tops.

(SARA puts a hand on the tire rim and pushes herself up.  GRISSOM doesn't move.)

GRISSOM:  Did you see that?

WARRICK:  Yeah.  You used your left hand to prop yourself up.  The perp may have
done the same.

SARA:  Ah, yeah, I'm going to go dust that right rim.  I'll see you guys.

(SARA gets her jacket and turns to leave the warehouse.)

GRISSOM:  Okay. "Drive," he said.  Just the speed limit.

(The bus motor whirls.)

(Dissolve to:  The bus tires on the treadmill.)

DISSOLVE TO:



SCENE #32:

[INT. CSI - LAB -- DAY]

(SARA dusts the tire rim.  She finds a hand print.)

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SCENE #33:

[INT. CSI - LAB - DAY]

(SARA runs the print through the database and finds a match.

[MATCH FOUND:  NOLAN, SEAN
DOCKET#:  09273-4972-54        City:  Las Vegas
DMV INFORMATION:  ON RECORD    Case#: 23574       ]

(SARA clicks on the "DMV INFO" button.  The following screen and information
pops up:  )

[Searched DL DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, NV
IDENTIFICATION INFORMAITON ON FILE

NAME:     SEAN NOLAN
DOB:      10/2...
ADDRESS:  41733 CALLE MATRIA
          LAS VEGAS, NV  89233

REMARK / OTHER:  Class B license with passenger endorsement
Report Date:  3/12/02 
# on right corner:  187362733-320

**DRIVING RECORD HISTORY **

TYPE -- VIOL / BUS -- CONV / REL -- DESCRIPTION
VIOL - 1/02/02 - EXCESSIVE SPEED
         STATUTE:  VC
         DOC#: 15627-20  VEH LIC #:  0476362793
         CT LOC:  Nevada
Officer on Duty:  P. Leblane, NHP.

VIOL - 2/11/97 - excessive speed
          STATUTE:  VC
          DOC#: 72850-04 VEH LIC #: 0476362793
          CT LOC:  Nevada
Officer on Duty:  M. Sabga, NHP.

VIOL - 10/03/91 - BASIC SPEED LAW
           Staute:  VC
           DOC#: 318274-34 VEH LIC#: 0476362793
           CT LOC:  Nevada
Officer on Duty:  D. Denver, NHP.

DRIVER RECORD SERVICE REPORT FOR N...
AUTHORITY: 13365
***End of Report***    ]

(SARA leans back in her seat satisfied.)

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SCENE #33:

[INT. POLICE WAREHOUSE - DAY]

(The bus on the treadmill continues. 
     TIME READS 01:03:21-25
     MPH:  65.0        )

(Camera refocuses.  In front of the machine is a chess game between GRISSOM and
WARRICK.)

(WARRICK'S cell phone rings.  He answers it.)

WARRICK:  Warrick.  Okay. (pause)  Yeah, okay.  (pause)  I'll be there.

(WARRICK hangs up.)

WARRICK:  Sara.  She's at the print lab. (beat)  She needs me.

(GRISSOM looks at WARRICK.  WARRICK studies the chess board and moves.)

WARRICK:  Checkmate.

(WARRICK stands up and grabs his jacket.  He slings it over his shoulder and
saunters off, leaving GRISSOM to study the board.)

(Cut to:  The treadmill machine.  TIME reads:  01:03:48-50.)

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SCENE #34:

[INT. CSI -- LAB]

(SARA fills WARRICK in on what she's found.)

SARA:  Print off the rim maybe he had a work card on file-- a Sean Nolan. 

WARRICK:  So, why are you paging me?

SARA:  I pulled up his DMV records looking for an address.  I found one, not
recent, but ... he's got a class B license with passenger endorsement.

[ADDRESS:  41733 CALLE MATRIA
           LAS VEGAS, NV  89233

REMARK / OTHER:     Class B license with passenger endorsement
Report Date:        3/12/02 
# on right corner:  187362733-320     ] 

WARRICK:  Oh ... so he can drive a vehicle with over ten passengers.

SARA:  I cross-checked his name with the employee roster from Mojave Express.

WARRICK:  Mm-hmm?

SARA:  He's a driver.

WARRICK:  Well, I guess I'll grab a uniform and pay Mr. Maddox another visit.

(SARA smiles.  WARRICK leaves.)

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SCENE #35:

[INT. POLICE WAREHOUSE -- DAY]

(The bus continues to run on the treadmill.  NICK and GRISSOM are in the
warehouse.  GRISSOM looks at the laptop monitor.)

NICK:  Bus logged into Barstow at 8:03 P.M.
Target would be two hours later.

GRISSOM:  No, if the tire was tampered with in Barstow it should blow any
minute.

NICK:  If not, it was sabotaged in L.A.  And we've got another two hours and 13
minutes.

(SARA and CATHERINE enter.)

SARA:  Hello.

(GRISSOM watches the bus and sighs.)

(As if on cue, the bus starts to creak and groan.  The tire gives out and
explodes completely.  The motor stops.)

SARA:  Cool.

GRISSOM:  Well, I guess it's Barstow.

CATHERINE:  Listen I scanned Eric Kevlin's car and clothing with an ion
detector.  There was no chloroform.  He was clean.

SARA:  And I got a hit off that print -- a Sean Nolan, employed by Mojave
Express.

CATHERINE:  Any chance he was in Barstow yesterday?

SARA:  Uh, his route is ... Vegas/Grand Canyon but I'll call Warrick.  He's on
his way to the bus company right now.

NICK:  You know, if this guy Nolan ;worked for the bus company, his print on the
wheel could be legit.

GRISSOM:  Well, I wish we had a "who" but at least we have a "where."

CUT TO:



SCENE #36:

[INT. MOJAVE EXPRESS - OFFICE - DAY]

(WARRICK talks with LARRY MADDOX.)

LARRY MADDOX:  I have a zero tolerance policy.  I found marijuana in Mr. Nolan's
locker.  He was out of here that afternoon.

WARRICK:  Well, we're still going to need those maintenance records.

(LARRY MADDOX nods his head and goes to the filing cabinet.  He takes out a file
and gives it to WARRICK.)

LARRY MADDOX:  Everything from fill-ups to tune-ups the last six months.

WARRICK:  Thank you.

(WARRICK leaves.)

WHITE FLASH TO:



[EXT. LAS VEGAS DESERT HIGHWAY (STOCK) - DAY]



SCENE #37:

[EXT. BARSTOW - DAY]

CATHERINE:  There were security cameras behind the counter but none of them were
pointed out here.

GRISSOM:  Five buses have pulled in in the last ten minutes.

BRASS:  Not to mention all the private vehicles, truckers-- nothing's changed
since I was here yesterday.

CATHERINE:  Forget about getting a usable print off that airhose.

BRASS:  Yeah, a guy putting air in a tire at a rest stop does not draw
attention.

(GRISSOM'S cell phone rings.  He answers it.)

GRISSOM:  Grissom.

INTERCUT WITH:

[EXT. MOJAVE EXPRESS]

WARRICK:  Sean Nolan was fired two months ago.  Maddox says he's working in
Barstow and since then three of Maddox's buses had blowouts.  They all went
through Barstow.

GRISSOM:  Did you check their maintenance records?

WARRICK:  Yeah, only last night's bus had been serviced since Maddox changed
suppliers.

GRISSOM:  Way to go, Warrick. I owe you.

WARRICK:  Yeah, you do.  See you.

(GRISSOM hangs up.)

GRISSOM:  We got a suspect.  Sean Nolan.

CUT TO:



SCENE #38:

[EXT.  BARSTOW - DAY -- CONTINUOUS]

(GRISSOM, CATHERINE and BRASS walk across the way to SEAN NOLAN.)

BRASS:  That's him.  That's our boy.  Sean Nolan?

SEAN NOLAN:  Can I help you?

GRISSOM:  Yeah, there was a bus crash up the road.  About nine people died.

SEAN NOLAN:  Yeah, it's all over the news.  I already talked to him.

BRASS:  I forgot what you told me.  Wasn't much to tell.

CATHERINE:  Your prints were on the bus.

SEAN NOLAN:  Not following.

CATHERINE:  Front right wheel hub.

SEAN NOLAN:  I work here.

GRISSOM:  Julius Caesar, murdered in 44 B.C.  Legend has it that the molecules
from his last breath spread all over the world.  Probably like your
fingerprints, right?  They're everywhere.

CATHERINE:  Uh ... Mr. Nolan, have you handled any chloroform lately?

SEAN NOLAN:  No.

CATHERINE:  You mind?

(CATHERINE checks.)

SEAN NOLAN:  What are you doing?

CATHERINE:  Would you turn around, please?

(As she nears the gauge in his back pocket, the monitor beeps rapidly.)

GRISSOM:  Whoa.  Is that a pickle in your pocket or are you just happy to see
us?

(CATHERINE takes out his pressure gauge to check.  She looks at it.)

(Quick flashback to:  SEAN NOLAN uses the pressure gauge to put chloroform in
the bus tire.  He glances around and caps the tire.  End of flashback.  Resume
to present.)

SEAN NOLAN:  Just wanted to stick it to him.  Give him a few problems.

BRASS:  Maddox?

SEAN NOLAN:  Yeah.  I smoke one joint on the weekend... my time.  Now I got a
jacket as a junkie.  Can't get a job driving a bus to save my life.

CATHERINE:  So, you figured, "I'll just blow a couple of his tires."

SEAN NOLAN:  Even if a tire blows the suspension system should keep the bus on the road.  I been driving buses for ten years.  I've never seen a flat take out a bus.

BRASS:  Well, there's always a first time.  You're under arrest.

(BRASS signals the officers to cuff SEAN NOLAN.)

SEAN NOLAN:  I didn't mean to hurt anyone, okay?

(They take him away.)

CATHERINE:  Well, I'd hate to be a juror on a case like this.

GRISSOM:  Second-degree murder.

CATHERINE:  Reckless disregard for safety and human life mitigated by bad bolts.

GRISSOM:  Yeah, which was mitigated by greed.

(They turn and walk away just as the next bus pulls into BARSTOW.)

MAN (OVER P.A.):  Well, folks, we're about two hours and 45 minutes from Vegas. Let's see if I can get you there ahead of schedule.

FADE TO BLACK.

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Vous êtes nombreux à fêter la Saint Nicolas ?

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En tout cas chez moi aussi ça se fête Alors bonne Saint Nicolas

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Dans le sud, ça ne se fête pas du tout

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Oui, chez moi aussi il y a la Saint Nicolas (Nord Est) ! et le père fouettard...pour les pas gentils...ne me sens évidement pas concernée!

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Saint Nicolas c'est sacré en Belgique, les primaires font un spectacle chaque année puis les autre c'est surtout pour les bonbons ?

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Ou les chocolats et les coquilles

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