CSI: 8×07 – Goodbye and Good Luck

HUH. That’s IT?! That’s all she has to give to the man she’s supposedly loved for practically a DECADE and that she’s ENGAGED to and she just decides to skip town?! Okay so I think the writers wrote Sara brilliantly this episode especially with the domestic abuse case and that absolutely HORRID genius brat and I understand why she felt she had to leave and I thought the letter really hit the spot …… but it was like the perfect ending if she and Grissom had this unrequited love and she was telling him how she really felt but also that she had to go … but the fact they were going to get married …..

The other side if looking at it is that Sara felt she had to do it like that because it would be just too hard to actually say goodbye etc. which I understand but personally I think it’s a very unsatisfactory ending to their “epic romance” for shippers. Now I know the writers had to find a way to write Sara out but I think it would have made more sense to kill her off instead of having her get engaged and skip town like she has pre-wedding Chandleresque jitters.

Overall I liked this episode (but they didn’t exactly have to try hard to beat last week’s right …). I hate that little girl with a fierce passion and when she broke down and cried at the end I totally didn’t feel any sympathy towards her.

What I found odd was that out of all the CSIs bar Grissom that the writers chose to have a ‘moment’ with Sara it was Warwick. Firstly he hasn’t done anything for so long I’d practically forgotten that he was even in the show at all and okay Sara did kind of have a couple personal moments with Greg over the past couple of weeks but I still would have happier having that scene with Nick or Greg. Or if I was looking for a laugh then with Catherine.

Without A Trace: 6×06 – Where and Why

Am I the only one who thought that the CSI/WAT crossover was the funniest thing in a long long time?

Seriously there were so many moments where I was just cracking up mainly from the way Jack and Grissom play off of each other but also just …….. everything.

Like when Jack is being all FBI and control freak like to Jack when he’s talking to the CSIs and Catherine just raises her eyebrows and gives the look.

And the Jack/Grissom/Sara scene in Grissom’s office.  I laughed so hard I actually almost cried.   Yes yes there was a moment I’d joked about long ago whereby Jack tries to pass on his infinite wisdom about screwing a work colleague to the slightly perturbed Grissom.

And then the Jack/Grissom/Elena moment in New York and Grissom just gives Jack the look saying ‘Eh hehehe this must be the work relationship you were talking about ….”

But the jackpot with Grissom/Samantha.    Tears.  There were literal tears falling down my face.  The only thing better than this would be if there was a Grissom/Samantha/Jack scene.

I know this was meant to be a deadly serious case with a lot of murders which gives the writers the opportunity to show Sara’s faith in her job breaking etc. (which by the way Grissom shouldn’t have looked so disturbed by because surely he must have known how she was feeling before now?!) but honest to god I could not stop laughing.  There were scenes in which I would have sworn I was watching some kind of DVD extra where Billy Petersen and Anthony LaPaglia kind of spoof it up to parody the crime show genre and the FBI/Police strained relationship.

Seriously though the case was weak and didn’t draw me in at all (which is a shame because I watched WAT’s previous episode and almost passed out by how shockingly good it was and I even kind of liked the Sam-being-pregnant moments although imho when Martin and Samantha were in the car together she should have just blurted out that she was pregnant to him ……) ANYWAY going off on a tangent there … yeah the case wasn’t great and the fact that they had to stretch it out over two hours only made it weaker.

But the moments!  The moments = pure gold!

CSI:NY: 4×07 – Commuted Sentences

Imagine my joy to have a CSI:NY episode which, despite the case being a bit flaky, contained just about every ship imaginable.  I mean seriously.  They were just pelting us with scenes – even scenes of ships that I don’t ship but I could see how shippers would be happy.  More specific ramblings under the cut!

No that can’t be right ….. did TPTB just give us a cute Danny/Lindsay scene?!  Nope, I must be dreaming ……  Aside from the obvious it’s nice to see Lindsay a) out in the field and b) actually doing something and being proactive.

Mac/Stella just love them being on screen together even if it’s mainly just case work.  It’s a bit random but you know the whole hairspray/chemical names lines?  It was like a mirror of basically every episode of Bones with the Brennan and Zach and sometimes Hodgins being geeky and precise with scientific terms and Booth and Cam and sometimes Angela saying “You know you could just say jars/bones/whatever ….. ” Anyone else make that connection?  Okay just me ……

I don’t know how everyone else feels about the Flack/Angell scene but I loved it because I adore Flack and I usually ship characters I love that much but until now I haven’t found someone I can happily ship him with but this scene was cute and funny and I hope we get more Flack/Angell scenes which I guess isn’t very likely since most of the time they’ll be working different cases.

Adam/Kendall is something I don’t … get.  I don’t feel it and Adam’s awkwardness is kinda … awkward and Kendall seems like someone I wouldn’t like very much if I knew her in real life.  I dunno, maybe she’ll grown on me.

Case-wise ……The thing about when they try to link up two cases which start off being unrelated is the way they’re connected is often rather shaky or just a bit too unbelievable.  So it started off with the rape victim being accused of murdering her rapist who got let off.  Obviously you know she didn’t do it from the start but hasn’t this plot line been used several times before?  Maybe not in CSI:NY but I’m pretty sure I’ve watched a case based on this in some crime show or another.  I love Flack in his flak jacket (get it?  … hehe … he) though.
Incidentally I also like how it’s not like CSI when Catherine goes through a whole lot of shit and she’s as right as rain ever after and they don’t refer back to it but here I loved how now and again they refer back to what Stella’s been through and how that gives her a different perspective on the case.

But the continuity bothers me.  It’s like Stella’s would-be boyfriend and Mac’s stalker is thrust on us in the first few episodes and then it’s like yeah, whatever, they don’t exist any more and then all of a sudden it’ll be *major drama* alert when they reappear.