|Oct. 11th, 2015 07:15 pm CSI Finale 2015|
The good the bad and the maybe ugly series finale of CSI: Las Vegas.1 comment - Leave a comment
What I liked: More Grissom.
William Peterson being back on tv was wonderful and reminded why I stuck with the show, even after he went to primarily off-screen duties; that if I miss an episode he will have come back. Lawrence Fishburne and Ted Danson tried their best, but it just wasn't cutting it. Grissom is my ultimate favorite.
Willows: Yes Marg Helgenberger is back for the last episode, as an FBI agent. I'd love to think this was in universe with the show she was that got canned, Intelligence, and decided to break ties with it, but I think she would have been in the finale even if Intelligence wasn't a one season wonder.
Story: It seemed like a general story of the week for CSI,and it probably was till it was decided that this was to be the last episode ever. At least Ted Danson will be on CSI Cyber, even though it does mean Peter MacNichol is leaving. Overall it felt like an old fashioned CSI episode with higher stakes and risk to your favorite characters.Plus it was funny to see Grissom get arrested and bailed out to take part in the story.
Bitch face, I mean Sara Sidle:
Sara Sidle was fine till the name of Lady Heather was brought up,and she instantly became bitch face. True, I think I know where it comes from. Lady Heather was the only person who got close to who Grissom truly was or maybe was comfortable with. There HAD to be a reason why the marriage didn't last long. Was it just easier for them to be friends and not lovers? Was it easier for Grissom to do his thing and Sara come back to LV? Not much is said and left to the imagination. She gets promoted at the end, which is good, and bad since we will never see what happens with her as boss. Of course all of this leads to my next problem...
Lady Heather: Why are you back? A lot of newer fans in the last five or something years do not know who you are. I think there are a few loose ends we could have sewn up without bringing lady weirdo back. Like the killer from "Squeegee", never brought up again. Or was she brought back again cause of the potential story she would have between her and Grissom and Sara? It wasn't worth it.
Where did you come from?
Jim Brass was back for the episode, even though I thought he retired. Unless he was brought in for a special reason, it never came up in the episode. Also Willows daughter Lindsay? Yup, she's a CSI now. Don't ask when that happened, just accept it. Also is Finlay alive or dead, considering that no one says how long its been since her attack in the last episode. Never brought up. Thats my one problem with this episode. You wanna know where Stokes is? Never brought up. How Hodges is doing? Never really brought up.
The UGLY: Sunday
Sunday is the reason why CSI was canned, low ratings, but that's what happens when you put it on the same night as football, and sometimes the episode never appears in some sections of the US at all due to overruns of the game. Sure you can say it also ran its course, but I argue that the last episode could have been a couple weeks worth of story. It was good, but all in all was rushed. Plus, using the "its the guest star" theory, I figured out who was doing as the credits were still rolling.
RIP CSI, the years I invested were worth it.