I’m sure that scene was not in Collective. If it was in a CI ep, I think it would have to have been a first season episode – I’m pretty sure I know the eps from the other seasons well enough to eliminate them. The thing is, I can’t visualize the detectives in the scene, so, as Nikki said, it may not even be a CI episode. I’ve gone over the list of first season eps, and I can’t place it in any of them. I have a feeling it was probably an SVU episode that I saw a couple of years ago. The emotional state of the victim would fit with the typical style of SVU more than with the typical style of CI. The only CI ep I can think of that might fit would be the one with the plastic surgeon... The Good Doctor? He was such a control freak... but I can’t remember that ep well enough to know if the scene could have been in it.
And just when I thought I could rely on my memory to be helpful...! If the ep asked about is anything other than CI it's way out of my league.
I guess the coffin and crypt theme in "Collective" provided more confusion rather than enlightenment. I did go back to review my tape, and the scene I remembered was the one where Det. Goren and Eames go to a hotel room to find the woman who set up the killing of the collector in the opening scene. She's in a coffin box, already dead, killed by Dorian to frame the other members of the crypt club. Oh well...
Patrick Roy, 2006 inductee into the Hockey Hall of Fame