CSI:NY hit its midpoint! Thank heavens. Since this show has been going pretty much nonstop from the time of the season premiere, reruns are a welcome break. I am fairly certain the next two weeks will be old episodes, only because the dates fall on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Even if there wasn't football either night, there is little point in showing a fresh chapter in this book about crime in New York.
While this episode itself was lackluster, it did provide some fodder for future chewing. Mac (Gary Sinise) ran into Ella McBride (Casey LaBow), whose mom killed her dad a while back ("Dead Inside"). What should have been a random encounter continued after Ella manufactured evidence in order to meet up with Mac again. He figured that bit out, but missed the postcard on Ella's wall after she attempted suicide. Why was that important? The card hinted at a plot to be involved with Mac on a romantic basis. I think it's time to bring back Gillian (Julia Ormond), Mac's new boss ("My Name is Mac Taylor").
One question — why in the world would Mac give Ella his cell phone number? I realize some people need to legitimately contact those in the police department. However, the office number should be enough.
Gary Sinise roared back to his 'take no prisoners' self with his tirade towards Casey. He was right to be ticked, since her stunt threw off the investigation. Did she really follow him in the store? I'm not sure. It seems to me that city life provides many more encounters with neighbors than a suburb would.
Speaking of mad, Stella (Melina Kanakaredes) did not haul in Sebastian Diako, who made the tactical error of attacking her at the bottom of what looked like subway stairs ("The Cost of Living") before now. Oops! This week Stella was now on a rampage to bring the guy in. Didn't Mac tell her to back off until she was asked for her help? She did, kind of. With the help of Det. Angell (Emmanuelle Vaugier), a trap has been laid.
Lindsay (Anna Belknap) has yet to deliver her baby. The phrase "suspension of disbelief" comes to mind as I think about it. For someone who was only supposed to be a few weeks pregnant upon telling Danny (Carmine Giovinazzo), Belknap grew to the size of a house in only a few more weeks! Time may be a relative thing in television, but still.
Hawkes (Hill Harper) had to tell Mac a certain machine was broken, which meant a delay in finishing a case. It's been a bit since the good doctor was the focus of an episode, but the season is not yet finished.
No date has been set for the rest of the season, but I'm thinking probably about mid-January. Adam (AJ Buckley) should return, if only for a little while longer. Sam (Kathleen Munroe), the sister of Det. Don Flack (Eddie Cahill) is rumored to be returning as well.