The team investigates the murder of Ben Barlow, whose body is found in a barrel labeled 'hazardous waste'. He had been dead for only ten hours by the time he was found but had evidently been bound (judging from the rope burns on his wrists) and possibility tortured. He had also been shot, possibly when trying to escape from whomever was holding him. When the police try to inform parents Brian and Laurie Barlow of his death, it becomes apparent they have been dealing with a kidnapping and that their daughter Emily is missing as well. Brian Barlow works as a divorce attorney and the police quickly focus on Gerald Hall, ex-husband to one of Brian's clients. Meanwhile, Sharon learns that DNA may have identified Rusty's father.
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Now, this is the kind of "deal" I can live with.