[S1E2] Message In A Bottle
Daniels and his detail arrive at their new office - a damp basement with little furniture. The rest of the detail is introduced, but Daniels dismisses them all as useless "humps", especially after officer Roland "Prez" Pryzbylewski accidentally discharges his weapon indoors. When Daniels visits Assistant State's Attorney Rhonda Pearlman to complain, she tells him that Prez was nearly indicted for shooting his own patrol car. Daniels confides that he feels that Burrell sent him a message by not allowing him to pick his detail. He meets with Lieutenant Cantrell and convinces him to assign Detective Leander Sydnor (Cantrell's best man) to counterbalance Prez (his worst).
[S1E2] Message in a Bottle
After almost killing the kid, Ida came to his rescue with a bottle of whiskey to cover up the fact he was already drinking. Even downing half a bottle of whiskey wasn't enough to clear the images from his head, though, and Bill was getting the video and the poor kid's compound fracture muddled up.
Jim is trying to make a sales call when Dwight begins noisily shredding paper. Jim turns off Dwight's surge strip. In retaliation, Dwight disconnects Jim's phone call. Jim explains to the camera that this client makes up 25% of his commission each year. He brings a small bottle of champagne to the office with him to celebrate.
Sherlock takes photos of the symbols in the room and then steps out on the balcony and considers the street far below. He then walks through the office, figuring out who has a line of sight to the chairman's office. He finds one office, which belongs to Eddie Van Coon of the Hong Kong division. Holmes notices that Van Coon's office has a direct line-of-sight view to the symbols. As he leaves with John, he explains that the graffiti was a message to someone, and Van Coon was the only one who could see the room where the message was left -since he trades with China, he probably works at night and the message was intended for someone who started their work at midnight.
Back at 221B, Sherlock and John try to piece together the symbols. It is clear that the shooter threatened Van Coon by spray painting the message at the bank; Van Coon then went home, locked himself in, and hours later, Van Coons was killed. The shooter then left the message at the library for Lukis, and later that night, Lukis was killed. Sherlock realises that the graffiti symbols are ciphers of an ancient code.
Unfortunately, before she can decode the message, Zhi Zhu strikes again and fatally shoots her, leaving a lotus flower in her hand. He also goes after Sherlock and John, but despite firing at them, he fails to hit either of them.
Dushane goes to the club where Lee Greene is and confronts him. He bottles him in the face and beats him up, and Sully runs up and bottles him. The two kick him in as Dushane warns him never to come at his family again.
Daniels visits Assistant State's Attorney Pearlman to criticize the detail's new members, and Pearlman reveals to Daniels why Pryzbylewski was transferred repeatedly. Pryzbylewski fired his service weapon into his vehicle and then filed a false report claiming he was shot at. The State's Attorney's Office intended to press charges until someone intervened on his behalf. Daniels observes that the assigned detectives are a message from administration to conduct an expeditious investigation. Daniels implores Pearlman to communicate his concerns to the State's Attorney's Office. Pearlman offers to inform her unit chief, a gesture she admits will be unhelpful.
That night, an inebriated Herc, Carver and Prez arrive at Franklin Terrace. They begin searching the men they find there without provocation. Prez strikes Kevin Johnston, a young boy, in the head with his service weapon. Terrace residents begin to throw beer bottles and other household appliances at the trio.
If only Annika's problems stopped at a body and a blown-up boat. Morgan has been caught acting out at school again, with vodka in her water bottle, and her excuse it's an antiseptic isn't going to fly. Blair suggests Annika try websites to scare Morgan sober, but the kid is not impressed and storms off to her room. Having narrowly escaped death earlier that afternoon, Annika decides to drink Morgan's stolen goods, only to gag, complaining the kid didn't even put a mixer in it. Morgan's been suspended, so she goes to Bute Harbor with Annika, Blair, and Tyrone while Michael stays home.
Per tells Annika he found a message from Ronnie on Sigi's phone and went to the school to demand the man be fired. The headmistress didn't mention this, but Williams claims she feared for the school's reputation. She told him to resign and hoped it would all go away when he didn't show up on Monday. She claims she went home after school because she had a bad day dealing with this. With Blair and Michael on light duty, the brief is by zoom. Tyrone notes the murder weapon was a knife used by climbers, so that it could have been Sigi or her dad. Annika decides that's enough to bring in Per.
At the Monaco's presidential suite, Grissom and Nick find a shattered champagne bottle, the apparent source of the glass shards, leading to a cursory hypothesis that Jamie attacked Sallenger with the bottle after room service had delivered it. They also find a blood trail and blood-soaked towels.
In the lab's interrogation room, Jamie confirms she attacked Sallenger with the bottle, but that Ted left the room to get medical attention for his wounds. Nick confirms from the hotel security logs that the only time the suite's card key was used was when Elias Templeton opened it for the two of them. And since Jamie was not married to Ted, she had no financial motive for killing him since she wouldn't inherit the contest winnings. Grissom surmises that Sallenger didn't fall from his hotel balcony, but the hotel's roof.
At the motel where Jerrod Cooper agreed to meet Catherine, LVPD officers led by Brass are clearing rooms just as Sara and Catherine arrive. Jerrod is found and handcuffed, but Catherine notices a scratch above his eye. As Sara suggests getting a DNA sample, Catherine broadcasts a general message over her radio that Holly Gribbs' murderer has been caught.
Grissom and Nick confront Jamie with their findings in the lab's interrogation room: Sallenger returns to the suite after having drinks with Carlton, only to be killed by Jamie with the candle holder and dumped off the balcony. She then cleaned the carpet, but left the bloody towels in plain view, claiming Sallenger's wounds from the initial attack with the wine bottle as her alibi. Jamie doesn't protest and allows herself to be arrested, showing no remorse for her actions.
HALEY sits down next to a rock. BEN leans against a tree. DEAN climbs up near HALEY, who takes a drink and hands the bottle up to DEAN. BEN spots something and goes to have a look; SAM follows. BEN moves a tree branch aside to have a look at what he saw: it's the same First Nations stick figure that's in John's journal.
Post Hoc, Ergo Propter HocPREVIOUSLY ON THE WEST WINGspoken by MandySeasonEpisode12InfoOriginal Airdate29 September 1999Written ByAaron SorkinDirected byThomas SchlammeEpisodesPreviousNext"Pilot""A Proportional Response"Press secretary C.J. Cregg (Allison Janney) tries to defuse a potentially nasty public clash between the President (Martin Sheen) and his wilful Vice President (Tim Matheson) concerning the Veep's quotes about a bill favored by the chief executive. Exasperated political consultant Mandy Hampton (Moira Kelly) drowns her troubles when her only client ignores her advice and agrees to bottle up a key bill in committee that could have been costly for the President if put to a vote. The President forges a kinship with a young Navy captain (Reuben Santiago-Hudson) who's substituting for his regular White House physician - so much, in fact, that he asks him to assume the position on a full-time basis.
Once the last person has stepped through, Sumner informs Weir that everyone's here with Weir talking to O'Neill via a walkie-talkie and stating that Atlantis offers greetings from the Pegasus Galaxy. She then tells O'Neill that he may cut power to the gate. A bottle of champagne soon rolls through Atlantis' Stargate and then it deactivates.
That night, all of the new inhabitants of Atlantis have a celebration of their new home. Weir opens the bottle of champagne for tribute, and Teyla remarks that they have also made a new ally, and with the help of the Athosians, they will make many more. Also, Weir asks Sheppard to put together his team, so they can get back to doing what they came to do: explore a new galaxy.
The episode was written by Ira Ungerleider and directed by Gail Mancuso. It is one of the few bottle episodes of the series; the bulk of the episode takes place on only one set and in real time. There are no guest stars, with the exception of two brief cameos.
Meanwhile, Monica is thrown into doubt after her ex-boyfriend Richard leaves a message on her answering machine. Her friends tell her repeatedly that it's an old message, but she obsesses over it. Monica leaves what she believes is a breezy message, which clearly isn't when she plays it for the group. However, it's followed by a message from another woman. Monica freaks out again, but then she thinks it could be Michelle, Richard's daughter. She calls Michelle to confirm, but Michelle calls back and things get a little awkward. At the end of the episode, Monica leaves a new message for Richard blaming her previous actions on her period only to accidentally set it as his outgoing message. Monica panics and thinks the solution is getting the phone company to change his number. Phoebe says "I think he'll be doing that himself after this."
The bottle episode format of the series was conceived by executive producer Kevin S. Bright as a way of saving money for other episodes by using a single set and no guest stars. The success of this episode led to the format being used often in the future, with episodes including "The One With Monica's Thunder" and "The One On The Last Night". Bright believes these episodes were some of the best of the series. 041b061a72