|elmyraemilie (elmyraemilie) wrote in csi_lv_slash,|
@ 2008-05-01 22:10:00
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8X15, The Theory of Everything: RECAP
Whoa. Just really. Whoa.
1) I'm guessing that the writers were just back from strike when they penned this one. They were relaxed. Loose. Open to new ideas. Like advanced physics. Like Star Trek. Like a dead dear in a cocktail dress, and the drunk who loved her. Evelyn, she of the tin-foil outfit and the nightly appearances at the station, can explain it all to you. It's the theory of everything.
2) My most used word during the airing of this episode? "Whoa." It started with the deer on the autopsy table (and I agree with SuperDave, that dress qualifies as animal abuse), and continued, at greater volume, when the drunk who decided to take a runner burst into flames when he was tasered. The drunk's name was Kyle Planck.
3) There were great throw-away lines all over the place in this episode. I do love Jim when he's being funny--that dry sense of humor just tickles me. He admits to IA that "Light him up" was a poor choice of words when instructing the officer to taser the drunk. He says Evelyn will be easy to find: "She's shiny." Honest, he makes me laugh. They gave him some good stuff this week.
4) Nick checks the stun gun and it's fine; Gil has three Jello guys wearing the same shirt as the vic's lined up, two to coat with pepper spray and the moonshine the guy was drinking, but none of them are flammable. Warrick discovered the homebrew in the guy's truck.
4a) Yes, Warrick. Dammit. Gary Dourdan, I was all sympathetic to your reasons for leaving the show last week. And this week, you turn up passed out in a car full of heroin, coke and other bad, bad things. My sympathy evaporates. I'm so disappointed in you. We'll probably never know the whole story, but like all things, there's a string connecting these two events. I betcha.
5) Evelyn turns up dead--hit by a truck. Evelyn's last name is Polychronopolous; aside from being a song by Adam Sandler, you can look at the Greek roots and get "city of many colors" out of it. She's bleeding green. So's another guy found within a couple blocks of her. Greg finds the murder weapon--mystery killer in the parking lot with the lead pipe. As it turns out, the killer, one bled on the weapon--green blood.
6) Right about here, we find that Hodges' star is on the descent: Wendy out-Treks him, then smacks him down when he tries to get some mojo back. Mandy tells him the only way he's going to get a girl is to move out of his mom's house. Grissom tells him to stop stalking him. Cath likens him to a cartoon dog. And he winds up sharing a crawl space with a dead ground squirrel. It's not one of Hodges' better days. But by the end of the show, rumor, according to Henry (how long since we've seen Henry?) says that Hodges is moving into his own place. A man of action, Dave Hodges.
7) YouTube, cleverly disguised, solves the Burning Man mystery. (Was that George Eads saying "Don't tase me, bro" when Gil's about to light up the butane based pepper spray? It just didn't look like Nick to me. *g*) The folks with the green blood have been taking bootleg migraine meds in high doses; they get it from the man who sold the deceased Martins (whose cat Schroedinger has passed on) their ground squirrel repellent device. That happens to be the guy who sold the migraine meds to the green-blooded people. His name is Dave Bohr.
8) Was it just me, or was the big metal sculpture in the Martins' neighbors back yard anatomically correct?
9) Lots of Greg in this episode, a thing which makes me happy. The team meeting around the table in the conference room also makes me happy--we haven't seen that for quite a while. Henry, Archie, Mandy, Wendy--full compliment of lab rats, too. Gil being referred to as "Gilbert Grissom," so we know that really is his full name, despite some speculation to the contrary a couple years back. The Easter eggs of physicist names in all the characters. and Grissom explaining string theory in words very similar to Evelyn's for the team at the end. It was just generally a happy-making episode. Not for the tense drama or the wonderful acting, but because it was fun.
Next week, we get to see if comedy writers can write drama procedurals. I see that George Eads is making a cameo appearance on Two and a Half Men during the ep the CSI writers are doing for that show. Looking forward to seeing what happens.