Who knew that Nick's impromptu rendition of "Mandy" would help me confirm I had seen (the last quarter of) Thursday's episode? And who knew George Eads has such a nice singing voice?
One of the consistently great things about the writing in this series is how each of the lab techs interact with the CSIs, especially Grissom, Catherine and Nick. The "techs" are part of what adds such great chemistry and flavor to each show — even Hodges. ("I once almost keyed a car. …")
Once again I thought I hadn't seen the episode CBS aired Thursday — only to realize I had seen the first 45 minutes months ago. I don't think I want to know how many partial shows I've seen. I have to admit the scene when the housewife turned down a hug from her son looked vaguely familiar.
The teaser intro was pretty good; it grabbed my attention so much that I began to doubt it was even "CSI" I was watching. I honestly thought the housewife was hallucinating or imagining she was the femme fatale — actually a twin — until I realized there were two murders. (And who knew I've come to depend on CBS' see-through "you're watching …" graphics in the bottom right-hand corner?)
Also what had me wondering if this was a new episode was the "CSI" intro itself. It looked like it had new footage. When I saw the cast included Jorja Fox, I figured it was either a repeat or one of the handful of shows at the beginning of this season I had missed.
One more thing, before I sign off. Dr. Robbins once again had the best line of the show. His mother's insight that he became a coroner because he "spent too much time beside a dead body" (his twin unborn fetus) was morbid, but funny.