The Strip strangler (1.23)
"Now it's like most times." Sara leant back and watched Warrick leave the diner. After the breakfast with the team to celebrate catching the Strip Strangler, it was only her and Grissom, who remained in the diner. Cath left half an hour ago to get Lindsey to school, Nick followed her a few minutes later, with Warrick gone, it was the two of them. And their two coffees.
"Can you come back to the lab or are you still on this two weeks holiday shit? Nice way of saying you're suspended."
"I can come back."
"Good. You were right." She paused. "Do you want to come back? Or do you prefer to have a few days off?"
"I had some time off, that was enough. My team needs somebody to look after them. Otherwise they come up with strange ideas like playing a human bait for a serial killer. I don't like it when one of my team member's life is at risk."
"Under the surveillance of the FBI and LVPD."
"The FBI who can't tell what is a serial killer case and what not. A husband, who wants to get rid off his wife because she cheats on him isn't a serial killer. When three single women are killed in their home, a wife in a hotel room can't be the fourth scene."
"You're right. The FBI wanted their success."
"The FBI and the Sheriff wanted the people of Las Vegas and tourists feel safe again. By lying to them." Another example of how politics was more important than the safety of people. It was enough to feel safe, you don't have to be safe.
"That's what it's called."
"I call it bullshit."
He smiled. "It's because you are as bad as I am when it comes to politics. We both have to learn this."
"Why? We're scientists and not politicians. The difference is quite easy: scientists look for the truth while politics look for another lie."
"When you want success you have to play politics I got told."
"I'm fine as a CSI, no need to become a supervisor because I've got a really good one, and have no interest in being the Undersheriff or Sheriff."
"Can you do me a favor?"
"Never ever offer yourself as a bait. Yes, you're trained in weaponless defense but a serial killer is likely to overpower you. Either because he works out too or because he has his way to knock you out before you know what his intentions are. This guy in the supermarket, no doubt about it, you could have handle him but the killer…it's never a good idea to face a killer on your own."
"Says the one who went after him. Alone."
"A stupid thing to do and I almost paid for it with my life. Catherine saved me, you need back-up when you do dangerous things. I learnt that too and I won't walk up to a potential serial killers house without a gun and back-up anymore. I learnt my lesson. Can you learn from my mistake?"
"I can try." She smiled. "Thanks for worrying about me."
His eyes laid softly on her. "I worry about you all the time, Sara."