CSI :: Living Doll 5/17 :: *Spoilers*

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by mgk, May 18, 2007.

  1. supasta

    supasta Active Member

    May 6, 2006


    Through the last couple episodes I felt like Grissom was a completely different guy. He seemed to be playing the character differently...just me, I suppose.

    I cannot stand the MK storyline. It has simply drug out too far. Then to simply tell us who she is with no real detective work at all...just "HERE SHE IS, SHE'S THE KILLER!" This after episode after episode after episode of this MK storyline.

    The writers are running out of ideas, it seems. Not to mention that it was the second finale with a kidnapped CSI. Don't they remember doing this last year?

    A letdown, unfortunately.
  2. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

    Aug 18, 2002
    SE PA
    how did she get the car do the desert and how much does a cleaning woman make that she can afford all this?
  3. supasta

    supasta Active Member

    May 6, 2006
    Standby for next season. They showed that she did it, not how... And she took the cleaning job simply to get inside the CSI offices, I assume.
  4. Lee L

    Lee L Got Basenji?

    Oct 1, 2003
    Morrisville, NC
    That is pretty much what I was thinking, you said it much better.
  5. Agatha Mystery

    Agatha Mystery Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Feb 12, 2002
    BFE, So....


    I did have to laugh when they mentioned the David Lynch moment. :D

    Yeah, the MK seemed to be too out of it to have held it together for as long as she did. Someone that nutty wouldn't be able to keep things together.

    However, cleaning lady having access to all of those places makes sense. I'm guessing she just moves from temp job to temp job as a cleaning lady. Otherwise, the cops would've caught on that they all used the same cleaning service. Especially after bleach was known to be consistent in every scene.

    Something that doesn't make sense, t hough. The woman who took a nap every day with a pillow on her face wouldn't do that if the cleaning lady is there. She's not going to be able to sleep. So the MK knowing that was her schedule would be wrong. Most people like their cleaning service to come and go when they aren't there. Unless they work from home and it isn't feasable, but that doesn't happen all that often. She's obviously not a live-in maid, since she had her apartment tricked out to look like some sci-fi movie.

    I don't see how Ernie Dell would kill himself to keep his foster daughter from getting caught by the police. That just seems really strange. Plus, why would she ask him to deliver the box instead of taking it herself?
  6. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

    Jan 5, 2002
    Berkeley CA
    I've never bought into the Grissom-Sara thing -- it has always seemed forced -- so I'm having real problems with that whole story arc. I know they've teased us with it forever, but it has never seemed 'right'. So that's where some of my 'he's playing a different guy' reaction comes from.

  7. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    That seems to be the case whenever they try an ongoing storyline (Grissom-Sara, the Miniature Killer, the lab guy lawsuit)...I don't know if it's that they do it badly, if it just violates the natural order of the show, or a combination of both, but it has NEVER worked for me.
  8. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

    Jan 5, 2002
    Berkeley CA
    I'd have to agree -- the one and only exception for me are the Lady Heather episodes.

    It could be that I just like Melinda Clarke's performances as Lady Heather so much, I'm willing to overlook the deficiencies in the episodes.

  9. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    I think that's a different kind of ongoing storyline--more a series of sequels than a single story. And you're right, it works much better, probably because it's not an intrusive kind of thing (I suspect somebody watching an isolated Lady Heather episode wouldn't be too confused).

    Ironically, the last Miniature Killer episode would have been pretty good on its own; it just didn't really work as the conclusion to a multi-episode storyline (the bleach thing, e.g., was entirely gratuitous).
  10. Delta13

    Delta13 Missed left turn

    Jan 25, 2003
    Albuquerque, NM
    Well, somebody watched CSI. It got a 12.5 and a 20 share, second only behind Grey's.

    Add to the oddities of the episode is the time sequence. MK had been with the cleaning service for 30 days, but obviously delivered the miniature on his desk knowing he wouldn't be back for awhile. An awful lot of episodes have happened since Grissom came back.

    That's not so bad. But the episode opens with a TV news story on the boxer found floating in the pool, and it sounds like it happened the night before. But the Lady Heather story was in between it and the finale. These folks have been really busy, I guess.

    And Greg was dumped to Days and has been MIA for nearly 2 episodes. But I will be fair and note that the previous CSI kidnapping was actually 2 seasons ago.

    The more I think about it though, the more disappointed I am unixadm.
  11. phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

    Feb 23, 2006
    Salt Lake...
    If you had issues with bleach, why would you choose cleaning lady as your profession?

    I think they blew it right out of the gate, showing us who the MK was in the first scene.

    I was dissapointed, and I've always been a CSI Fanboy Koolaid Drinker.

  12. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

    May 31, 2000
    Boston, MA
    Despite all its flaws, I liked it. Better than alot of CSI:s we've had to suffer through in the past.

    I also find that Brass finding Sarah's car before Grissom could call her was *very* strange timing. And *how* did Brass get there with all those cops so quickly? Did MK phone in the abduciton?
  13. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

    Jul 6, 2002
    I enjoyed the episode and the Sara in peril parts just fine. However count me in the camp of this being a very disappointing MK reveal, I was hoping the MK would be more a Moriarty to Grissom's Holmes.

    So for the pluses, the MK herself was a minus.
  14. sushikitten

    sushikitten LivingLippy.com

    Jan 27, 2005
    I agree. I really enjoyed it...until I came here and read the dissection and realized it really wasn't that great. :eek: I still enjoyed it, though.

    The part that stuck out to me was Grissom admitting Sara was the one he loved......and no one said anything or had any shocked looks or anything!
  15. drew2k

    drew2k Drew != Drawn

    Jun 9, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    Katharine squinted her eyes, Nick kind of went, "huh?" (with a slight head tilt) and narrowed eyes, and Warrick's bottom jaw slightly dropped. I think they were clearly shocked at the news.
  16. sushikitten

    sushikitten LivingLippy.com

    Jan 27, 2005
  17. Jesda


    Feb 12, 2005
    Too bad. I would have tried watching it again if they killed her.
  18. angbear1985

    angbear1985 Τι ποτέ !

    Aug 25, 2006
    Finally watched this last night !!!!

    True... I wondered the same thing- when Brass was there, at Sarah's car.

    I don't get the scene with Grissom's throat being cut ... was that her "dreaming" that ?

    And - I must be out of it ... the doll that was found in the guy's apartment that was electricuted ... did he know the MK ?
  19. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2001
    Well, they were both foster kids of Ernie Dell. So yeah, I assume they know each other.

    He wasn't a target of his foster sister, the miniature killer, but she did apparently give him a miniature of himself at some point in the past.
  20. philw1776

    philw1776 Active Member

    Jan 19, 2002
    Seacoast NH
    Weird thing happened today. I'm at the gym and this girl in body pump was a double for the MK chick. Scary.

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