Posted September 28 2007 - 02:42 PM
| I can see how the story went, but if Sara had any faith in her teammates, she would have trusted them to find her and not do what she did. |
??? "Faith" is one thing, assuming her teammates are capable of performing miracles is another. Have you heard the expression "finding a needle in a haystack"? She was a needle in several thousand square miles of nothingness and had no idea how much or little the rest of the team knew about her plight. (She certainly didn't know that they had captured the MK.)
Everything about the episode showed Sara as self-reliant and capable. Of course
she did her best to rescue herself and find her way to shelter/water/safety or someplace where she was more likely to be found. Just sitting there with the wrecked car would have been nuts. Trapped where she was, without water, she was not going to live long in any event. (The rule of threes says that the average human can live 3 weeks without food, 3 days without water and 3 minutes without oxygen. And that's under normal circumstances, not with blood loss, trauma, 100+ degree heat, zero humidity and a relentless sun overhead.) Her only chance was to try to reach safety because she could not count on rescue.
I'm glad they didn't try to drag out the suspense further by keeping her out of the promo for next week. (Leaving open the possibility of her dying after she reached the hospital.) That
would have been even more annoying than their leaving her fate an open question to the end. (I think the episode was structured the way it was in order to play with audience expectations and the conventions of the one-hour TV drama. If she's dead, do they discover the body at the halfway or three-quarters mark, and therefore leave time for the other characters to react? And how long can they not
find the car? Hence the fake-out with Sara escaping from the car on her own, and the discovery of the drowned hiker - which also gave them some nice misdirection footage for the promos.
Nice touch having Nick find her - and the flashback to "Gumdrops", one of the best Nick & Sara episodes. (Which was originally supposed to be a Grissom and Sara episode, and one of the first to really hint at their relationship, but William Peterson was called away on a family emergency a couple of days after filming had begun, so the script was hastily rewritten to feature Nick.)
I've never understood the hostility to Sara/Jorja Fox, nor to the Grissom/Sara relationship. I have to laugh when I see all the Ausholes whine about the show "turning into a soap opera." The GSR was barely even visible
unless you looked for the subtle signs, and even after it was revealed to the audience never took up more than two or three minutes of any episode. (Usually only a few seconds - a line or two, a shared glance, and it was usually back to collecting bugs from the corpse.) Catherine and Warrick's peronal lives have taken up far more screen time than a major romance between two regulars, but hardly anyone bitches about them
I did get a chuckle out of their answers to Eckely's question in the promo, though. Sara seems to answer in terms of when they started sleeping together, while Grissom says the relationship has been going on for nine years - since before the series started, in other words, when she was still his student. Amusing reversal of the stereotypical roles. Sara keys on the sex while the male (and usually more cerebral and emotionally detached) partner focuses on the start of the emotional