This episode lived up to and blew away my expectations. Grissom, who? (Just kidding!) Seriously though, "CSI" won't miss a beat with Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Ray Langston. • Nick to Langston: "… a little bread and butter crime to get your feet wet." • This looks set up; the victim knows a bit too much of what was stolen. • Langston, are we having problems getting a print? (When I covered a youth police academy in Coshocton County, now-retired Coshocton County Sheriff's Capt. Jon Mosier told the students it's important not to use too much fingerprint dust.) I was right! Nick is going to be the CSI teacher. Sweet! • Langston:"Did you catch who did it?" Nick: "Yeah, we did." Langston: "Then that's a good story." • Gotta say this: Marj Helgenbeger is hot. • Boy, Catherine is really going to miss Grissom. And I'm glad she's not going to use his office as hers. • The whole tie-contaminated-with-evidence scenes were hysterical. Fishburne has great comedic timing; who'da thunk? I guess Langston learned his lesson about dressing up when going to a crime scene. I wonder what he'll be wearing in the next episode. • Hodges: "Well, you certainly have a doctor's signature." Only he would act like he hadn't seen Langston after letting him in to be the evidence check-in clerk. The lab techs are soooo not being welcoming; I bet Langston will win them over. • Langston: "Hey, that's not necessary." Go, Langston, you the man! Way to stand up for kids and not put up with domestic violence. • Riley: "We're here to collect evidence, not be a social worker." • Langston about Hodges: "We've met." Nice eye-roll! • Langston impressed Catherine by cutting open the vic's trachea. ("Like destroying a a bicycle," says the coroner.) • Catherine "So he croaked before he got cooked." Classic! — but it got better: "So he got clocked before he croaked before he got cooked." • Who's the photographer? The contractor? I say suspect! • Catherine: "Are you sure you don't want to do this?" Langston: "No, I prefer to watch." As they both said later, "Niiiice." • And why couldn't Riley tell Langston "thank you" about the interrogation? (BTW, good acting by the kid.) • Cat fight, I saw that coming! Why did you have to break it up, Brass? • Eww! • Cool! Catherine offered Nick Grissom's office — and he took her up on it. I don't mean to be an "I told you so" about Grissom passing the torch, but … • Hodges: "OK … I'm impressed." • I knew it! • "What are you saying? Josh killed my husband?" Uh yeah — about eight bullet points ago. • "I think he decided to stage a fake break-in." I'm on a roll. • I LOVED how Langston backed away from the domestic dispute. • "A shared office." Yes, Nick, "it is a classy move." Oh yeah, the fetal pig does "belong here." • I can already tell there will be fantastic chemistry between Catherine and Langston, and with Nick, now that I'm writing this. What a way to end the episode! Too many nice touches to mention. • Awww, Grissom is still doing the voice-over teaser for the next episode.
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