I've been watching CSI much of last season, and am catching the ones I missed this summer. I really like it, in large part because it's one of the few shows about science/engineering. But last night's episode made me aware of its most significant weakness (IMO): the portrayl of the other "evil" CSI team as being incompetent. This is the second time I've seen this scenario used: "Eckley" (sp?) on the day-shift dislikes Grissom's night-shift do-gooders. But fortunately for our heroes, Eckley is a blithering idiot and misses the most obvious of clues; whereas Grissom can subsequently solve the murder riddle in scant hours. Last night's episode played this out when Nick Stokes was accused by Eckley of murdering his hooker girlfriend. Fortunately Catherine Willows takes time to actually look at the crime scene, sees the curtain ropes used to strangle the victim, and has them tested for DNA evidence. Hours later, our man is cleared, the murderer brought ot justice, and Eckley shown to be the putz he really is. I also saw a similar theme where the FBI was brought in to assist in the capture of a serial killer. The FBI, of course, were also idiots. Oh well. A great show otherwise. I just wish they'd drop the "everyone else is incompetent" storylines.