Standard stuff this episode: Sara’s a loser with no social life, Grissom is inappropriate, Catherine is badass and yet loaded with maternal empathy. And Greg is desperate for the approval of his superiors. JUST ANOTHER DAY AT THE CSI OFFICE.
To take the smaller story first, Nick and Catherine investigate the death of a guy who was apparently shot in a hunting accident. Apparently they are also engaged in some kind of fancy dress competition.
ANYWAY enough of my obsession with Nick’s face. Hunting guy has left behind a grieving widow
who quickly discovers a surefire way to get Catherine onside.
Grieving widow: … with the baby and all…
Anyway this is quite a sad little story (except for a brief happy moment where Nick and Catherine model some attractive waders)
and therefore ill-suited to my CUTTING AND SARCASTIC WIT. So I will maybe leave it there.
Meanwhile on the main storyline, Grissom and Sara are probing the case of two, very different, sisters, both found dead in some pipes near a field. One of them is glamorous and has tattoos. The other one (much to Grissom’s surprise) doesn’t shave her legs.
Obviously, with that kind of weird sociopathic behaviour, one who just likes to stay at home and buy things on the internet. (Actually this might merit a new post category: Internet Weirdos. Anybody on CSI who participates in social media is usually suspect in some way.)
Anyway after a brief hiatus of suspecting glamour-girl’s boyfriend, Not Mark Wright
Grissom is soon set on the right (Wright?) (I’ve overused that one) track, via an enterprising prison governor who has his inmates working shifts on a kind of boutique call centre.
Seems like dowdy hairy lady ordered herself a MAN as well as some (dowdy, hairy) clothing.
Nothing wrong with that (though it’s always risky to purchase sight unseen) but a sudden (Greg-enabled) realisation later
and (with the help of an open-minded yokel) Grissom is collecting some evidence which doesn’t look good for Mr Mail-order.
Grissom: Mr Willoughby – would you mind if I fingerprint your spigot?
Mr W: No one’s ever asked me that before.
Lesson of the day? The internet is BAD, mmmkay?!
That’s the lesson for the viewer, anyway: Sara receives with a more personal takeaway as HEAVY PARALLELS are drawn between her and hairy internet lady. She realises the similarity herself, as they look around Donna’s house –
Sara: We already know she cooks like I do – takeout on speed dial.
– but the point’s made more harshly when Nick (somewhat out of the blue) gets on Sara’s case about her obsession with work.
Nick: Sara – you gotta get out more.
I feel like this exchange is a bit weird and gratuitous but maybe I am expressing unrealistic expectations about character integrity… Nick is a nice boy!