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CSI Review: Three Point Shot

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In only our second glimpse of the Russell family, "Pick and Roll" delivered some good quality time with DB’s son Charlie as he became the prime suspect in his coach’s murder.

Okay, we all knew there was no way that Charlie had killed the coach. Besides how could we not suspect his wife Linda, played by Alexie Gilmore (who I loved in the short lived show New Amsterdam), when Hodges confirmed a high-heel imprint at the scene.?!? Which did beg the question: how did he fit in those heels?

Questioning Linda Burns

Aside from Linda, there was something about Vanessa that raised my suspicions. I want to say it was the questions she asked at dinner, but in reality it was realizing that a girl as attractive as her with her brains was dating a jock like Charlie. 

Yes, I know it sounds mean to say, but they were very different people socially and emotionally. If you need proof, look no further than the fact she was working as a sex therapist turned dominatrix “Mistress Z” - and Charlie had no clue. Speaking of dominatrix, was anyone else hoping Lady Heather Dr. Kessler was going to be the one to help Nick find Mistress Z?

I know we haven’t seen Melinda Clarke since 2011, but how awesome would that have been?!?

Of course, the last person you would suspect would be Mr. Keaton from Family Ties! Michael Gross did a great job in the final interrogation scene of looking creepy and crazy at the same time. It’s good to see him in a new role. Last thing I saw him doing was the Tremors franchise as Burt the gun nut. 

Overall, I think the show utilized the team members well. Sarah and Fin did the initial investigation, Nick and Greg were filling in the middle, while Hodges and Morgan spent a lot of time trying to find what made an impression in the blood on the floor. And let's not forget poor Henry sifting through several carts of locker room laundry, as he pointed out in one the great CSI quotes this week. 

In the end, I was glad for DB that Charlie was cleared and sad for Charlie as his super-hot girlfriend was scared off by his CSI father finding out she was a dominatrix. So overall I give it almost four free throws out of five for well-balanced episode. 

What did you think of this week’s offering? Were you happy to spend time with the Russell’s again?

Review

Editor Rating: 3.8 / 5.0
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Rating: 3.7 / 5.0 (25 Votes)

Jim G. is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.

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    mamamimiX2

    I love how you said DB has no professional ethics Then use Sara who had sex with her boss and got personal invloed with a case as someone who does not

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    We know more about DB's family than anyone else on CSI--so move on now. We've seen them at least 4 times, not two. And heard ad nauseum!!
    Now we know DB has no professional ethics by not removing himself from the case. Nick or Sara should have taken over just as Sara took over when Catherine's husband was involves many seasons ago--but that was another CSI. This one gets the lowest rating from me since Ted Danson arrived.
    Lady Heather would have been a nice touch. But--again, this is a new show with a new writer. Hope he doesn't write another one.
    The funniest scene--Henry with the whips and leather!!
    As soon as the 'Family Ties' dad appeared, I knew he was the killer--so obvious, not a very good episode.

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    In the glory days of CSI, they used to have two cases per episode so we could really see all the team members working throughout the case as opposed to a couple scenes here and there. I wish they'd go back to that.

    Keith-vlasak

    I recorded this unsure whether or not I'd ever watch it because I don't care for any show's episodes where a family member or main cast member is the suspect, who, of course, is innocent, but everyone uncharacteristically doubts -- but this review convinces me to watch the episode, that I might enjoy enough parts of it (I like Morgan and Hodges scenes ... and hot dominatrix GF ... and several red herrings). So, thanks!




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