I won't get into the plot details of last night's show, but the episode had me aghast at offenders' motives and their lifestyles, feeling bad for the euthanasia "victim"/husband and wondering about the ultimate fate of the girl in the third case. The usual stuff I expect from "CSI."
But it was the little moments that made the episode so good.
We've seen Catherine whip out her cell phone at a crime scene to call the lab dozens of times. Seeing her startled at scrolling past Warrick's number was a nice touch.
Another great moment was Grissom lying in bed with Sara ignoring his cell phone — for the second time. This definitely isn't like him, but the last show should have been some foreshadowing.
I don't remember the scene exactly, but there was a look of disgust on Grissom's face as he was investigating Warrick's murder. As pointed out by Entertainment Weekly blogger Lynnette Rice last week, "there was no way to foretell how much Gil's anguish over Warrick's death would truly move us."
Or how much it has affected Grissom. It's obvious his work is wearing him down.
The man, who earlier seemed to have no life outside of work — aside an interest in bugs — and would jump to a crime scene at the first sound of his pager, isn't the same 'ol Grissom.
This same feeling is what prompted Sara to leave last season; she said as much after she witnessed the husband in the euthanasia case being arrested in connection with his wife's death.
Another scene involving Grissom and Sara could have been a great moment, but instead came off as awkward.
Grissom offered his insight in the same case by saying the husband needed to have his wife leave him because he couldn't bring himself to leave her while she was in a coma. Sara's sudden line of "Who are we talking abut here?" seemed to come out of nowhere.
Thinking back on it moments later, it's obvious that's the writers' and producers' way of saying something has to give with their relationship — by way of shoving some dialogue upside our heads.
Remember, Sara even suggested they take a trip together earlier. This might be what leads Grissom to leave.
That's about as happily riding off into the sunset for such a melancholy character. Countdown to
Grissom’s good-bye: Eight episodes.