The CSI team goes to investigate the murder of a college student. They head to the student's apartment, where he is found and begin to look into the case. They talk first with his roommate and friends. They learn that the victim was involved in printing counterfeit money. The team begins to follow the money trail to find the other people involved.
The trail leads them to a desperate record store owner. He came to the victim's apartment and demanded authentic cash. The student was accidentally killed in a struggle. Jo's son is about to meet his new roommate and Jo is anxious to meet him as well. Danny is working on alleviating the strains on his marriage.