There's nothing like getting married in Central Park. Unless, of course, murder interrupts. When Brett Dohn (Bill Heck The Closer) is discovered dead by Emma Blackston (Emily Foxler), Det. Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise), head of the NYPD crime lab and homicide Det. Don Flack team up with Dr. Sheldon Hawkes (Hill Harper) to put the pieces together.
It turns out Brett was dead long before Emma found him. The cops realize another crime scene needs processing. After an examination by Dr. Sid Hammerback (Robert Joy), the cause of death is sharp force trauma. Brett died from being stabbed in the stomach.
Det. Danny Messer (Carmine Giovinazzo) figures out a spatula was the murder weapon. One of the wedding presents was a barbecue set, so assume it came from there. He and Flack soon arrests the caterer, Timothy Maxwell (Rob Evor Six Feet Under). An ill-advised loss of temper led to a fist fight. Danny tells him he now stands to lose a lot more.
Across town, Det. Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes) finds a mysterious package on her car after a court hearing. Det. Lindsay Monroe (Anna Belknap) waits with her as the bomb squad determines contents are puzzle pieces. Stella has a pretty good idea who the culprit is. Drew Bedford (Kerr Smith Dawson's Creek), has been sending packages in an attempt to have a relationship. She told him it was too much to handle, but apparently he didn't listen.
After she angrily confronts him, he reminds her he sent stuff to work, not home. Plus, a card was always included. Later, she apologizes.
Adam Ross (AJ Buckley) is the unfortunate lab technician who puts the puzzle together. He figures out too late a few extra pieces must be punched out so the pieces fit together. It's 3D, and Mac realizes it has connections to his past. Without knowing all, he flies to Chicago. As the episode ends, he is standing in front of the Chicago Tribune newspaper office, in serious thought.
Wow! Looks like the storyline of the 333 caller is almost wrapped up. Since the production team does not email me scripts or tidbits, I know about as much as viewers. However, I can share a few things already mentioned. These come from past episodes and http://csifiles.com.
Mac got a call from someone asking him how it feels to be home ("One Wedding and a Funeral"). The caller sounded male. Due to voice distortion, this could be anyone. From what I read, the person has known Mac since childhood. Obviously, this leaves out the current team. Gary Sinise has teenagers, so the caller should old enough to have high schoolers or kids in college. The puzzle is a reminder of Mac proposing to Claire, and other stuff.
Now, as for Stella and Drew, how did she miss the card not left on her car? I understand her caution, and applaud her yelling at Drew. He needed to hear it. Wisely, he kept his head long enough to show her he is not the bad guy. So far, anyway. He still needs to shave.
Does Flack become a cop because he cares about people? Just asking. He is cynical when it comes to suspects, but he never seems to think someone could be innocent. To his credit, he checks statements out.
Nice to see Adam back without Kendall. He has a chance to shine.