CSI:NY: 3×17 – The Ride In

Crazy crazy episode but brilliant. When Mac saw the giraffe walk past at the end? LMAO! And Stella had some of the best lines ever! ‘Smoking kills’ and ‘What are we playing? Who gets cancer first?’ Flack was his usual hilarious self too.

For anyone who’s a smoker (which I most definitely am not) I guess you could get annoyed by the blatant anti-smoking campaign this episode carried especially when they did that ‘CSI shot’ of the lungs filling up with tar etc. and using the shots of Osama Bin Laden etc. in that video ……. coupled with the HIV storyline I think it’s good that they’re touching controversial matters. Probably wouldn’t have had all 3 in one episode but there you go – Lindsay leaves a big hole. :p The whole Sid thing definitely felt forced and contrived but if CSI:NY has set out to make people aware of HIV and all the different aspects (can’t be passed on from mouth to mouth etc.) then I guess we’re going to have a good few moments like this week’s. Having said that, it could be done a lot worse and the moment with Stella and Sid at the end was very sweet.

Mac and Stella moment at the beginning. Firstly I’m glad that Stella told two people in one episode and not kept it a secret for several episodes etc. etc. because blatantly even strong Stella would have told Mac pretty early on. And it was so sweet the way Mac held her and their faces were touching and she had her eyes closed and *flails* the shipper in me died because I was waiting for a scene like that in ‘All Access’ and was sorely disappointed.

But hello? I expected Lindsay to get some kind of mention in 4 episodes and at least see Danny give one longing look. But on the other hand with Stella’s storyline if they had Lindsay being mentioned in there too, it would be too heavily character focused so I can accept the lack of Lindsay especially since she’ll be back SOON.

CSI: 7×15 – Law Of Gravity

Let me start off by saying that I have nothing against Grissom. Most of the time. After all I ship him. With Catherine. But as far as I’m concerned, the past four episodes where he has been absent have been the BEST since Season 3 (or parts of Season 5 at a push). I mean KEPPLER. He was intriguing and interesting and the past 4 episodes have had him and Catherine sharing the largest chunk of screentime which couldn’t make me happier since Catherine is the only character in the show that I really truly care about anymore. Oh and Archie because he’s adorable. And actually though I hated her inclusion at the beginning, I’m turning into a big Sofia fan as well. And of course Wendy had her biggest part yet in this episode!

Anyway, I digress. The last few episodes with Keppler and Catherine playing the biggest roles were among the best of the season in my opinion. I think the writers outdid themselves trying to compensate for the loss of Grissom and it really paid off. Amazingly so. And I love Catherine playing a big part but not in the ‘let’s have her kidnapped, possibly raped, involved in a car crash, have her daughter kidnapped, have her father die in her arms’ kind of way.

Onto the episode …….I can’t believe they killed Keppler!!! I think I was more upset than if they killed Grissom off which shows that there’s something seriously wrong there!

Poor Catherine! If I thought they gave her a hard time in previous seasons, they’re practically torturing her this season! Now they’ve gone and killed off the latest person whom she liked and trusted. I liked the fact that Keppler managed to shoot Frank to stop him shooting Catherine though. And I thought Grissom was a bit harsh to Catherine when she phoned to tell him that Keppler had phoned her and Gil was like ‘he’s not your priority’ and she was just like ‘I just wanted to tell you ….’ At least Grissom was there to pull her away from the ambulance when Keppler died. =(

So I think we established from this that I care about Catherine, Keppler (who’s dead), Archie, Sofia (surprisingly) and sometimes Grissom when he interacts with Catherine. Oh and I like Brass too! What about the rest? Warrick I’ve always been ambivalent about, Sara’s beginning to irritate me a bit, Greg’s just kind of there and Nick? I’m so disappointed in Nick! I used to be a massive Nick fan but these past few episodes he’s also beginning to annoy me too. Glah.

But yeah, ‘Law of Gravity’ = amazing episode. It just upsets me greatly that we won’t be having Mike Keppler pop into the lab now and again. *sigh*.

So I change my tune, if WP decides not to do CSI anymore then there could still be life in the show yet, especially if they make Catherine supervisor. In fact, it might even be better for the show!