13-5: "Play Dead" 2012.10.31
Posted Oct 31, 2012 @ 11:06 PM
Posted Nov 1, 2012 @ 1:34 AM
Posted Nov 1, 2012 @ 3:31 AM
Nick was cute with the dog.
Can we have an episode with really minimal Fin?
Posted Nov 1, 2012 @ 7:12 AM
Are they showing the episodes out of order? Because two weeks ago, after she kissed Hodges, he was her best friend. Now things are "awkward" between them. Finn did bug there. Who her colleagues are dating or not dating is not of her damn business. Just because she engages in inappropriate PDA at the workplace does not mean everyone else should.
Awww, Nick has a girlfriend. Offscreen so we don't have relationship angst. I liked this show much better when it was about the cool ways science solves cases. Not about everyone's personal relationship to the case or their life.
Oh and nice Texas boy Nick is a Cowboys fan. Awesome (not the team they stink with Romo at QB).
Edited by merylinkid, Nov 1, 2012 @ 7:13 AM.
Posted Nov 1, 2012 @ 9:02 AM
Posted Nov 1, 2012 @ 11:25 AM
Edited by Diane M, Nov 1, 2012 @ 11:26 AM.
Posted Nov 1, 2012 @ 11:34 AM
Edited by ShowBlaster, Nov 1, 2012 @ 11:34 AM.
Posted Nov 1, 2012 @ 2:02 PM
Posted Nov 1, 2012 @ 5:45 PM
Enjoyed the dog story even if it was way too Lassie 2012.
Posted Nov 1, 2012 @ 6:00 PM
Perhaps I can shed some light on the language issue. I have a family member who is the canine officer for his department and he has a lovely dog who receives his commands in Dutch. However, in all other aspects of his life, he hears and responds to English. The reason for the commands being in a foreign language is so the "bad guys" do not understand what you are saying to the dog and also that the dog only obeys instructions he hears in the language he is trained in. But, he lives at home and hears (and responds)to English quite well. These dogs have a wonderful understanding of when they are "working" and when they are off duty. So, Nick is not a meathead or a dullard in my opinion and I was very glad that the storyline had him adopting Sam.
Thanks for that, but I still want Nick to be a dullard. I'm committed, like those silly "shippers."
Posted Nov 1, 2012 @ 9:35 PM
Enjoyed Nick with Sam-- I do think it's silly that they had the K9 trainer tell Nick the dog understood French... and then never spoke French. Ugh. It's just dumb. At least Nick did use the French at the end. Sam was great, though!
Finn and Morgan together could have been terribly irritating, but it wasn't too bad. I liked Finn teasing Morgan about kissing Hodges.
Posted Nov 1, 2012 @ 11:47 PM
Posted Nov 2, 2012 @ 3:09 AM
...aaaand they've got George Eads doing scenes where he's having a conversation with a dog... I can only imagine his conversation with his agent. And I suspect George wasn't too happy either.
I find it extremely suspicious that first Greg and now Nick have offstage girlfriends (Greg's is even dead! Awesome! Now he's traumatised and we won't even have to think of yelling NO HOMO very loudly until next season!).
There's been a steady amount of rumours to the fact that the network won't let George Eads come out (last year's "marriage" is already over). IMO it's a case of George refusing to have a hetero relationship onscreen if they won't let him come out in real life. Maybe they then turned around and went: "Ok, meet Sam. You have a lot of scenes with him. And he gets to lick your face."
After the way they treated the cast in 2004, and how they just dropped Gary Dourdan, making sure that he could never come back to the show, I wouldn't put it past them.
As regards the episode . . . I don't know, is there a word that conveys a shrug? I actually skipped over the resolution to the Finn and Morgan storyline, not because of them, they were actually working well together. I just hated the 'delusional old lady with a crush' thing. Oh, those old ladies. Don't they know they're invisible once they hit 55, and should crawl into a coffin already? Oh, the ladies, and their old-lipstick-using ways. I mean, I don't know of any lipsticks I have that went over the ten year mark, and I certainly don't have any left from the 80s, when I was a teenager. But what do I know, I'm over 40. I should probably be sewing my shroud.
The dog was cute, and I'm a sucker for cute animals that don't die, so I liked that part. I actually had tears in my eyes when Sam went and lay down in the morgue . . . oh shut up, it was sad.
Bring back Sam!
Edited by Arjumand, Nov 2, 2012 @ 3:10 AM.
Posted Nov 2, 2012 @ 12:11 PM
Posted Nov 2, 2012 @ 12:57 PM
Oh, and Kyle Richards. And then again, zzz....
Posted Nov 2, 2012 @ 1:57 PM
It's kind of obvious that they're not showing Greg or Nick's relationships on screen because DB's family is the "on-screen CSI personal life outside of CSI" thing. There's also the onscreen personal stuff of Morgan and her dad, Morgan and Hodges, what is coming off to me as a weird DB and Finn thing. Basically if you're an established actor ala Ted Danson, The Shue your characters personal life takes priority over the supporting characters. That and if you are the new young actor/character on a show and they want to introduce you like whoa. Let's not forget the occasional GSR reference that pops up (because I'm a freaken troglodyte and like old school CSI pairings that I grew up with). Because CBS probably never wants to deal with chocolate covered bugs, balloons and tens of thousands of letters ever again. Basically, if they focused on EVERYONES relationships, the show would have no room for cases. As it is, there's already cast bloat.
Posted Nov 2, 2012 @ 4:17 PM
On topic, man does Finn grate! I was really hoping they would dial that back over the summer hiatus. No such luck.
Nick and a dog...awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
Posted Nov 3, 2012 @ 8:59 AM
IMO, the series' best episode was "A Bullet Runs Through It." They really blew it by not making Louise Lombard a permanent cast member. Sofia Curtis was a great character. Elisabeth Harnois' Morgan Brody is a shell of Sofia Curtis.
I also thought the episode "For Warrick" was fantastic.