I seem to start every single one of these updates with a reference to the CSIs’ love lives, and essentially this one is just the same: Catherine and Greg have got exciting new haircuts, Grissom enjoys the feel of a young body in his arms, and Sara and David are flirting… AGAIN.
First things first, however, and the A-case (the one that opens the episode) is jeopardised by the WRATH OF MOTHER NATURE when a serious downpour sets in just as the CSIs arrive at the crime scene. Luckily there’s a handy eyewitness around to let them know exactly what went down.
Deceived by his blue eyes and delicate cheekbones, the team launch a hunt for the killer which takes them, via a third victim (who provides Grissom with a frisson of physical excitement, as her corpse falls out of a stolen car)…
Grissom: Well, I haven’t felt that in a while.
Brass: What’s that?
Grissom: The element of surprise. (OR, A YOUNG WOMAN’S NUBILE FLESH)
… to her flat, where Nick does some hilarious hacking…
… then through an incredible 3-way realisationface…
… and the inevitable crime scene re-enaction…
… to a bit of climactic laser-pointing from Grissom…
… and finally RIGHT BACK TO WHERE THEY STARTED.
Meanwhile, Greg is working the Hoxton fin
and Catherine, with a schmancy new haircut of her own
is bickering/flirting with the district engineer, as she investigates a building which has inexplicably collapsed.
As I already implied in my tantalising opener, Catherine isn’t the only one flirting, as Sara and David exchange amused
looks across the body of Grissom’s surprising victim. It seems to put Sara in a good mood, anyway, as she gives this random, helpful but chubbly knife expert
the biggest smile I have ever seen her produce! Hurrah for a Sidle full of delight!
Still, for all that Sara, Catherine and Greg are looking their best this episode (I’ll be charitable and say nothing about Grissom) (oops, too late), we all know whose arms I’d rather be in.