Detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate when the partial remains of a woman are found in the river. The autopsy reveals the woman was cut up with a large knife, like a machete, and was likely cut up when she was still alive. She had cosmetic surgery and they manage to identify her as Heidi Ellison, the president of a Mattawin Studios in Hollywood. They focus on her personal trainer, Evan Grant, but he goes off to Los Angeles before they can get a blood test from him. The detectives follow him there but have trouble getting the blood sample when the court order ADA McCoy obtained is quashed. They find a way around that and Grant is returned to New York. He may have a reasonable alibi however. They then focus on Ellison's ex-husband, director Eddie Newman. Curtis meanwhile ends up on a date with an attractive studio executive, Lisa Lundquist.
Did You Know?
Referring to the actor running on the beach with "Evan Grant" Briscoe says "(Bill) Cosby used to be his sidekick on that show". The actor is Robert Culp (uncredited, and playing himself) and the show was the hit 1960's TV comedy-drama, "I Spy". See more
Dr. Rogers says that the female victim had breast implants and that they can use the model number on them to determine which surgeons in the area had implanted that model recently. However all implantable medical hardware, whether it be a artificial joint, plate, rod, screw, pin or silicone breast implant have serial numbers on them that identify the name and date-of-birth of the patient as well as the name of the surgeon that did the implantation. The main reason this is done is so that patients can be easily and quickly identified in the event of a product recall. See more
A.D.A. Jamie Ross
Grant's lawyer wants to meet as soon as possible. He might be looking for a plea.
Detective Lennie Briscoe
Oh, that's too bad. I was hoping this time Grant might escape to the Bahamas.
References I Spy