Yet another one of those episodes that lets you now that if you're staying in a hotel room anywhere, you should be hermatically sealed from touching anything, since the maid on this occasion failed to notice the naked dead body under the bed. Real thorough cleaning!
The dead body turns out to be a prostitute and all the evidence points to one person - a family man who has no alibi for the time and a previous rap sheet for stabbing a woman. As usual, though, with these things nothing is quite as straightforward as it seems and it looks like our main suspect has been cleverly framed.
In the second story two German tourists are carjacked and the husband killed. It is quite amusing to hear Calleigh note that the European press will have a field day. I can still remember a few years ago how our English media were all over the actually very small spate of opportunistic tourist killings in Miami. They did try to show the city as so unsafe, simply hiring a car there was likely to be tantamount to buying a coffin.
Again, of course, nothing is quite as it seems and it looks like this may have been a hit rather than a random shooting. But how, why and who?
The endings to both stories are all rather downers. The idea that someone could stab a woman dozens of times because he felt dead inside and wanted to feel alive again, because of a dull marriage is so awful. Though it's an evil act, it's almost pedestrian in its thinking.