CSI:NY: 6×01 – Epilogue

I can’t get over the Adam/Stella.  I don’t care if it was only for the briefest of seconds and that it might have been a one time thing induced by grief.  I don’t care if it is never mentioned again.  IT WAS STILL THERE.  ON MY SCREEN.  IN MY MIND.
Seriously I am this close to just not putting myself through the torture of being a fan of this show.  I mean gradually they’re tainting my characters with a big fat ugly red cross.  Adam for being Adam, Danny for the (yeah, we don’t need to go into that), Lindsay for taking Danny back so easy and now Stella.  Ew Ew Ew Ew EWWWWWWWWW.  And yes apparently they ‘dealt’ with it but honest to God if there isn’t a bigger follow-up or fallout then why do it in the first place???!! And then even if it is dealt with and filed away I still have to expect it being dug up at a later date and again with the waiting and cringing and OH DEAR GOD I CANNOT HANDLE THIS.  Quite frankly there is only one thing that can top this and that is if you tell me that Lindsay’s baby is in fact Mac’s.

Moving on ……I love the way they filmed the opening scene with the shattering of the glass and the spilling of the drinks in slow motion etc.

The whole case?  It had the whole feel of the cabbie killer with the FEAR and TERRORISING THE CITY.  And I don’t know why but somehow in my mind I always thought that the shooting would somehow be related to the finale’s case and Angell’s death etc.

The new girl? God she got annoying really quickly.  Ugh.  They killed off Angell and used the budget to hire her?  STILL yes yes let her take Adam’s job please.  If I had to choose between the two of them it would be no contest at the moment.

Also, I swear there weren’t that many people in the bar when the shooting happened in the finale?  Wasn’t it practically empty apart from the team.

Hawkes and the new EDNA gadget thingy?  Oh please.  Unnecessary flashy gadget thing.  See, I’m clearly gravitating to shows like The Mentalist and Castle where they solve the cases unorthodoxly and yet paradoxically with some old-fashioned police work.

Lindsay, I want to marry you.  Everything that came out of your mouth this episode was perfect.  Consider yourself redeemed.

I guess I should mention something about Flack but since the writers to glance over his grief in a blink of an eye I think I can too (I’m guessing some fallout in the next couple of episodes?).  If the writers wanted to have the ‘sex’ ingredient to make an explosive premiere, it would have made FAR more sense to have shown a bed scene (although I would have shaken my head sadly) with Flack in it RATHER THAN ADAM/STELLA.  Yes, we’re back to that.  You see, if there’s an aspect to a show that I really really can’t stand, I can’t content myself with just ignoring it and watching it solely for the Danny/Lindsay moments say, because now every time Stella’s on screen (which is a lot) I cringe.  Like with the Danny/Rikki, I will never be able to get over this.  CSI:NY you have had your three strikes (the only one I can comprehend why they felt the need to do it is the killing of Angell.  So maybe 2.5) and walking on very thin ice.  I am dangerously close to just YouTubing the DL moments.

Criminal Minds: 5×01 – Faceless, Nameless

Where to start?  Prentiss being awesome and being in total ~CRISIS~ mode throughout the whole episode.  Reid being awesome.  Garcia keeping it together after Emily tells her about Hotch.  Hotch/ex-wife.  Hotch/his son.  Seriously, can’t handle so many character-based moments in one CM episode.  Head might explode.

Paget Brewster  <3.  Emily Prentiss you rock my world.  The way she had to deal with her friends and colleagues basically get put into hospital one by one and she was always on point.  I love how focussed she was when she told Garcia not to tell the others.  And after she’s had to deal with seeing Hotch in a hospital bed unconscious, she then has to hear Reid getting shot over the phone.

Hehe, the Hotch/Emily shippers must be having an absolute field day with this episode!  I’m glad that it wasn’t Rossi who found Hotch though since those two are always paired up for personal moments and it worked well with giving those two the end scene.

The imagery of the SWAT guy squashing one of Jack’s toy soldiers as they went upstairs.  OMG when they burst into the bedroom and scared Hayley!  I think I would have been just as shocked as she was if I’d just been standing there doing housework when armed men burst into my bedroom!

Reid!  Reid!  Why is it always Reid?!  Lol.  Nice way to write Matthew’s injury into canon.

Hayley/Hotch.  Hotch/Jack.  Awwwh.  Finally they follow up on that, especially since Season 1 was quite focussed on his family.

What’s up with Rossi/Joe’s left eye?

The case was okay, nothing special.  The Foyet arc is really creepy.  Like Hotch says, he’s not like other serial killers in that he can resist the urge to kill if he wants so now I’m really curious how the team are going to catch him, and I really hope Hotch’s family is okay.