Original story line had these bits included:
The entire team was to be working in the town of Pioche, Nevada.
Ecklie is ordering them to stop working. He doesn't want to pay for any more overtime.
Given that every second may count in finding the family, they decide to stay overnight in the town at a motel. The Dew Drop Inn is a bare bones place, which Nick notes is far less than they deserve after working 24 hours straight.
They have three rooms, Warrick and Nick take one, Sara has one to herself (lab policy in a situation like this) and that leaves...Grissom and Greg. Greg tries to make a joke about their sharing space, Grissom is not amused. Greg later goes on to warn Grissom off of his towels to avoid catching any "BugMan" DNA cooties. Greg also turns out to be a ferocious snorer. He's so bad that he drives Grissom to seek a bed elsewhere, which leads Griss to knock on Sara's door. Sara and Grissom were to later have a case-related conversation while alone in Grissom's room as well.
Warrick talks to Tina, his new wife on the phone about her fashion choices (and a few other things) while Nick lies nearby.
Due to the death in the family that took William Petersen out of town, The focus of this episode was changed to spotlight Nick working the case.