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#1 of 173 Patrick Sun

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Posted September 23 2004 - 01:38 AM

Greg gets a promotion to field duty, so we'll get a replacement for Greg in the lab.

Will being almost fired from a top-rated show cause a drop-off in the acting department from George and Jorja?

Otherwise, can't remember any major dangling plotlines (except for the tired and played out father-daughter one with Catherine and Sam).
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#2 of 173 Steve Peterson

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Posted September 23 2004 - 03:00 AM

You forgot Sarah's drinking problem that popped up last season. Gil had to "bail" her out on the season ender.

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#3 of 173 Patrick Sun

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Posted September 23 2004 - 03:50 AM

Oh yeah, Lushy Sarah. She can't have anymore slip-ups, else she's toast because of the liability in crime cases and evidence gathering.
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#4 of 173 Christopher Cheadle

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Posted September 23 2004 - 06:30 AM

Looking forward to tonight's premiere. The only thing that worries me is the prospect of having too many plotlines going at once. Gonna put this in spoilers as I am not sure how common knowledge this is.

From what I have read, there are going to be 4 murders, a proficiency test for the agents, an introduction of the new DNA tech and a bit on Sarah's drinking.


Looking forward to seeing Greg in more scenes and out in the field. I have grown to really like his character over the years and am happy to see him get a promotion.
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#5 of 173 James T

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Posted September 23 2004 - 02:05 PM

So to keep the "fired" cast members, they're cutting out 2 characters?
I'm refering to Krycek or whatever Nicholas Lea's name in CSI is. And Reiko Aylesworth doesn't look like she's staying long either or was her character's hiring and Greg getting promoted plan B for the fired cast members

#6 of 173 Patrick Sun

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Posted September 23 2004 - 02:26 PM

The humor bits at the start and end of the episode fell somewhat flat, but at least they are trying some levity.

Loved how Shondra had the hots for Warrick, but kept her distance from Eads. So will Shondra be back or not?
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#7 of 173 NickSo

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Posted September 23 2004 - 03:00 PM

I thought the humor was quite refreshing...

"Hey grissom you got something stuck on the bottom of your shoe... oh its sanders" Posted Image

i didnt like the flashy 'dramatic' quick cuts during the interrogation of the stripper's boyfriend and the club owner.

Really rootin' for greg to get on the field...

Good episode, nothing really amazing though, just another solid CSI episode.

Also, i would've liked to see more of Sarah's situation... in future episodes i suppose


#8 of 173 Joseph DeMartino

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Posted September 23 2004 - 06:23 PM

Boy, Catherine sure knows how to pick 'em, doesn't she? Posted Image

The Greg thing could not be a plan "B" for Eads and Fox, because that was in the works all last season (really since Greg was introduced) - long before the hiatus and the start of shooting on the current season, when they seem to have attempted a hold-out.

I believe the new trace lab tech will be back next week - having her seem overwhelmed and ready to quit is probably just a way to make her introduction more dramatic and wring a little suspense out of Greg's promotion.

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#9 of 173 John_Lee

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Posted September 24 2004 - 12:43 AM

Sarah: "You're late."
Eads: "I'm late!?!"

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Posted September 24 2004 - 01:37 AM

John_Lee Sarah: "You're late."
Eads: "I'm late!?!"

I could not beleive they put that in. I did a double take at the TV when I heard that. Kinda cute and balsy for the network to make fun/light of the situation.
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#11 of 173 Patrick Sun

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Posted September 24 2004 - 01:43 AM

What was even funnier was they had Nick and Sara *this* close to Area 51...
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#12 of 173 Tony Whalen

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Posted September 24 2004 - 03:03 AM

"Hey grissom you got something stuck on the bottom of your shoe... oh its sanders"

That made me laugh. Posted Image

Sarah: "You're late."
Eads: "I'm late!?!"

THAT just made me howl. Well done. Posted Image

I enjoyed French Stewart's performance. Almost didn't know it was him.

I just wanted to smack Nicholas Lea's character. "What did you expect? I own a nightclub." Nice.

All in all, it was a solid episode.

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Posted September 24 2004 - 03:32 AM

Although I didn't care for the multiple edits of people's faces within a closeup, I liked the episode. BUT I am getting a little weary of the old "the guy would still be alive if..." angle they drag out almost every other episode.
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#14 of 173 Richard Travale

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Posted September 24 2004 - 04:58 AM

When I heard the "you're late...I'm late" comment I also did a double take. I wasn't sure if they were having a self aware moment or not. It was still very funny though.
All in all a pretty good episode. Not spectacular but then how many seson premieres really are?

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#15 of 173 Rob Speicher

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Posted September 24 2004 - 05:05 AM

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i didnt like the flashy 'dramatic' quick cuts during the interrogation of the stripper's boyfriend and the club owner.

Yeah, that was a little hacky and overstyled for this show.

Can someone explain the "You're late. I'm late?" joke? I stopped reading that other thread after a few posts.


#16 of 173 Joseph DeMartino

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Posted September 24 2004 - 05:50 AM

Best accidental humor:

"Their second call was to 911. The first was to Dan Rather...."

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(No politics, please, just pointing out a line that becomes unintentionally hilarious in the context of recent events. Posted Image)

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Posted September 24 2004 - 06:18 AM

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Can someone explain the "You're late. I'm late?" joke?

It goes back to Eads not showing up for the first day of shooting as part of a money grab, the studio said no and fired him, he said that he only slept in and was not trying to re-negotiate.
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Posted September 24 2004 - 08:13 AM

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wasn't sure if they were having a self aware moment or not


I'm sure it was. As was Sara's confessional in the mirror when she said something about "making the stupidest decision of her life" over the summer.

Although the plotlines pretty much fizzled out at the end, the multiple plotlines is why I enjoy CSI over it's spinoffs -- the shows are dense, allowing less room for slack character stuff. There just isn't time to allow cast members to indulgently look off pensively to show how tortured they are. Yuck.

#19 of 173 MikeFR

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Posted September 24 2004 - 08:55 AM

After watching NY and it's washed out gritty look, CSI looked 'normal' by comparison.

#20 of 173 Joseph DeMartino

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Posted September 24 2004 - 12:28 PM

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It goes back to Eads not showing up for the first day of shooting...

Well, Eads disputes that and says he over-slept. That's his story, and he's sticking to it. Just to give both sides.

What seems beyond dispute is that both Jorja Fox and Eads pushed for big raises this year, bigger than the raises that CBS was offering, were turned down, and then either tried to call the network's bluff or didn't communicate properly and ended up being fired before they were both reinstated. (Fox says she was given a deadline by which to accept the offer and that via her agent she did, but Les Moonves was under the impression that she hadn't and publicly announced that both she and Eads were off the show. Eads says Moonves just assumed he was pulling a hold out when Eads didn't arrive for work on time and fired him even though Eads had also signalled his acceptance of the network's offer.) Anyway, the exchange was pretty clearly a reference to their near departure.

According to published reports CBS then withdrew the raise offers they had previously made and forced both actors to return at last year's salaries. I'm not sure about this, since I thought SAG contracts included automatic percentage increases each season. Either the hold-out attempts negated this or they were offered more than the standard Guild increase and ended up settling for the lower figure. Or I simply don't know what I'm talking about, which is always a possibility. Posted Image

Amusingly enough Eric Szmanda, who didn't push for a raise, got one, along . Posted Image

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As was Sara's confessional in the mirror when she said something about "making the stupidest decision of her
life" over the summer.


Actually she said something about making the stupidest mistake of her life, not "decision". The whole speech was a necessary reference to her drunk-driving near-arrest at the end of last season and I suspect it would have gone pretty much the same way even if there hadn't been any salary dispute because the situation with the character, not the actor, required it.

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