CSI - Crime Scene Investigation
Posted 21 September 2006 - 09:02 AM
I agree too that the Brazil thing could have been done quicker although I am happy they took care of it in oe episode and didnt have it running on for a few shows. I was saying the same thing though, I want more CSI, so cant wait for next week when it shoudl be back to normal.
I am excited abotu the new CSI tonight - should be interesting to see what they show with Grissom and Sarah!
Posted 21 September 2006 - 09:08 AM
Posted 21 September 2006 - 02:53 PM
Courtesy of: TV GUIDE, INTERVIEWS & FEATURES
CSI Stars Answer Your Burning Questions!
William Petersen and Jorja Fox, CSI
You wanted answers about Grissom and Sara's relationship, and we've got 'em. For the occasion of CSI's Season 7 premiere (tonight at 9 pm/ET), TV Guide brought your burning questions, collected at TVGuide.com, to series stars William Petersen and Jorja Fox. In addition to what follows, look for many more Q's and A's in the new TV Guide magazine.
Question: Are you surprised that a show that is not known for its romantic plots is now getting such a huge reaction for one scene at the end of one episode?
Fox: Very surprised. It's a huge compliment to the show. There's this sense that the folks who have been watching loyally for so long are still really invested in what's happening to the characters. I know there are positive and negative responses, but it's nice to be causing a strong, emotional response.
Petersen: We held back on any of that kind of stuff for six years for a reason. If you were going to do something like this a couple of years ago, where would we be now? Probably divorced.
Question: Does the fans' response to this new relationship ever shock you?
Petersen: We knew there was a shock value to it because of the little bits and moments that Sara and Grissom have had over the years. So to see them together that way would have an impact in terms of, "Whoa, there they are!" We hoped it would be just "peeking through the keyhole," and I think it did work that way. Who really knows what was going on there? They were obviously comfortable and intimate with each other.
Question: How long have Grissom and Sara been seeing each other?
Petersen: We may mention that someday. Jorja and I have our feelings about it.
Question: We know Mr. Petersen will be away for a couple of weeks this season [performing in a play in Providence, Rhode Island]. Do you think Sara will be true to Grissom while he's away?
Petersen: I would like to think she would. It's only for a couple of weeks. We're still working on how that's going to unfold.
Fox: I don't know if they even have a monogamous relationship. I'm not sure we've defined that. It's possible Sara would be true to him, but I wouldn't say it's definite.
Question: How will Grissom's absence be explained?
Petersen: I think we know why he's going and where he's going, to some degree. But it's a little premature for me to say.
Question: Knowing that eventually the administration will find out about the relationship, what consequences do you think will be in store for them career-wise? And if they were told to choose between their relationship and their jobs, what do you think they would do?
Petersen: I don't know that Grissom has ever been in love, or that he's in love now, so I wouldn't know how to answer that question.
Fox: Sara, by virtue of being a realist, is also very much a romantic. So I think if she really was in love with someone, and it came down to a choice between work and love, I think she'd go in the direction of love.
Question: If you do not already know, which character do you think will be the first to discover Grissom and Sara's hidden romance?
Fox: I don't really know how to answer that one.
Petersen: People call this show a procedural, but it's a procedural that has characters the audience has come to know. As actors, there's a fine line to balance between the show you're doing and what you might like to do with your character. Go too far and it becomes a soap opera, and that's something we won't let happen. That's why the scene at the end of last season was so subtle. It was one camera move, a little conversation. There were people who wanted us to be in bed talking but that was not something we wanted to do. That's not Grissom and Sidle. I don't think they have any idea where their relationship is going. They haven't been able to go to a restaurant together, they can't go out and have a date, because everyone in the place would know us.... The show is about solving puzzles, to solve things and figure out things. And that's what this is: a puzzle to us and to the audience.
Fox: But part of the fun of a puzzle is at least thinking that at some point you'll figure something out. The show does that well.
Petersen: There were all kinds of [hints] over the years — people saw they were flirting — but that was just between Jorja and I. There were never other people in the scene getting these little tidbits, but the audience got them and was confused by them. Do they like each other? Do they not like each other? Are they doing it, are they not doing it? There was a time, years ago, where they said, "We've flirted around with Grissom and Sara, but it's time for us to stop. This will be a moment, a big moment, and it'll be over." We said, "That's foolish. We have great chemistry together. We enjoy the banter they have. We enjoy the subtext of all that. Why end it just because you don't know where it's going to go? Allow us to play whatever it may be, and who knows?" So now we've ended up with this. Had we done what they talked about, we wouldn't be where we are now. If you give it all away, you can't go anywhere from there. It's like Lost — you have a big scene one week, and you're dead the next.
Question: Jorja, Sara's character used to lean on Nick in the earlier seasons. What kind of relationship would you like to see for them in the upcoming season?
Fox: I hope that George [Eads] and I get to work together a lot this year. We have a great familiarity and a great sense of humor when we're together.
Petersen: Sometimes we go through many episodes without working with some of the guys. It's just the way the story lines evolve. [In] the beginning, we were all together on everything, but now they can do whole stories with just one or two of us.
Question: The chemistry between the entire group, in my opinion, seems to be changing. I've noticed the strong bond that Warrick and Nick had is dwindling. Why do you think that's happening?
Petersen: There is less of a camaraderie than there was.
Fox: You think so?
Petersen: Part of it is because of the growth of the characters. In the beginning, everyone was struggling to do the job right. Now they've all grown and become very good at it, and there's less opportunity for the chemistry to play. It's like the first few days on a championship baseball team [where] they all have fun in the locker room, they all have fun in the bars. It's a very serious tone on the show, too. The tone has changed over time.
Fox: I don't know if I agree. [The episode] "Grave Danger" brought everyone back together.
Petersen: I'm not saying anything about the chemistry — it's still there — there's just not as much opportunity to play it. We used to always go into the DNA lab and have fun with Greg. Well, Greg isn't in the lab anymore; he's out in the field, going through all kinds of trials, so he isn't the same fun, happy-go-lucky Greg. George has had a terrible trauma so he's no longer punching Warrick in the shoulder, going, "Hey, I bet I can do this better than you can." They're not kids anymore. It's like life in that way.
Question: What has been your favorite episode to film?
Petersen: Certainly the Quentin Tarantino episode ["Grave Danger"] was great. That was a full two hours, a big job for everybody.
Fox: I really liked "A Bullet Runs Through It," Parts 1 and 2. That was incredibly good.
Petersen: The big ones create more memories for us. Sometimes we'll work on a show for eight or nine days, so to spend three weeks on the same story line is great for us. You feel like you were there because it was bigger.
Fox: We have a two-parter coming at the start of the [new] season that feels like we have been shooting for three months.
Question: Jorja, in his TV Guide interview, Eric Szmanda said that Greg hasn't give up on Sara yet. What do you think Sara's reaction will be once she learns about the deep feelings Greg has for her?
Fox: That question intrigues me because Eric "broke up with me" in a magazine last summer. We were working a little tension on the show between Greg and Sara, when I read in a magazine that Eric was done with all that. I called him and said, "If you want to break up with me, at least do it in person." It's so great to have your private relationships play out in the press.
Petersen: Isn't that great? Now our characters are in the National Enquirer.
Question: Mr. Petersen, why did you shave off your beard? And will it make a reappearance?
Petersen: There was a summer heat wave, plus my wife was tired of it. When we started on CSI, we went out to investigate a murder in the desert and it was daytime. It was hot. George and I put some baseball caps on and we got calls from the network saying no hats. And no sunglasses. We said, "Well, then we're going to go home. It's hot out here. And we're in Vegas." That was a huge issue. At the time, we were told shows don't work if [the characters wear] sunglasses and hats.
Question: Which CSI character, other than your own, is your favorite?
Petersen: How can I answer that? For me, they are all different and great. That's one of the great things about the show.
Question: This has been the subject of a lot of debate: Mr. Petersen, what were you thinking when you chose to wear that aloha shirt in the Season 6 finale? Did the thought of being shirtless in the scene ever cross your mind?
Petersen: Regarding being shirtless, it crossed other people's minds, but not mine. And that aloha shirt has a huge history. I got it in the Philippines 10 years ago off a guy's back, when I traded him shirts in the jungle. For Grissom, it was something very different — this is how he lets his hair down when he's alone or with someone he trusts.
Fox: I just say, "Follow the clues." Sure, Sara loves Grissom in the buff, but I don't think that was what the scene was about. One of my favorite things about that scene was Grissom talking about the nearness of death. You've got this group of people who live in the night and greet death. So if there's this little ray of sunlight in their world, maybe they go home and have some tenderness of their own happening. That's a very powerful and cool thing.
Question: For six seasons, viewers were led to believe that Brass and Grissom were friends, close enough that Brass gave Grissom power of attorney. Yet, when Greg asked Grissom about their friendship, Grissom replied that he and Brass weren't close. Isn't this contradictory?
Petersen: Brass and Grissom's relationship has a lot more to do with the maturity of the men than hanging out, sharing stories and trading jokes. I think they share, honestly, their feelings for each other. They're there for each other. That's professional almost, which a lot of men's relationships are.
Question: In Season 6 and the episode "Rashomama," Undersheriff McKeen promised Grissom there would be repercussions after all the evidence was stolen. Will Grissom face disciplinary actions in the upcoming season?
Petersen: Grissom has never cared one way or the other for the undersheriff, so he's not going to worry about what McKeen does.
Question: If Grissom is supposed to be having a long-term affair with Sara, why was Lady Heather brought back for Season 6?
Petersen: People come in and out of your lives whether they know you're having an affair or not. The last time she was on the show, she was in trouble. Besides, she doesn't like Grissom anymore, anyway. I don't think Grissom understood what the Lady Heather thing was [about].
Question: Jorja, do you think Sara will ever meet Lady Heather? If so, how would Sara react to her and Grissom's past?
Fox: It would be a fun scene to get to do. Sara sat out a lot of the Lady Heather stuff.
Petersen: We had this scene where we talked about the guy with the corset damage. Sara asks Grissom where he got his information and he just said, "I have my sources." To those who caught that, they'll think he must have learned what he knew from Lady Heather. He doesn't talk to Sara about Lady Heather or his infatuation any more than any guy would discuss his infatuation with another woman while talking to his woman.
Fox: Grissom is good at keeping secrets.
Question: If CSI is allowed to go for six more years, what would you like, or not like, to see happen?Petersen: How we'd raise our 5-year-old baby. [Fox laughs] Less death, I guess. More robberies, fewer murders.
Fox: I'm determined that when I see gray hair on Eric Szmanda's head, I'm leaving. I'm done.
Petersen: I don't think we can even afford to think like that. When we started, we were on Friday nights at 9 o'clock and were just hoping we'd see Christmas. We get the scripts two days before we shoot them, so it's pretty hard to think what we'd like to do next year.
Fox: I will say thanks to the [question] writer for saying that there will be six more years for us.
Petersen: When you're first building something, you're fearless because every moment is desperate. Every moment could be your last. When you achieve success over time, you can't live like that anymore, and you don't have to. But then you have to figure out how to stay sharp, and that becomes a very tricky dance.
Fox: Every year that we're lucky enough to be on, the statistics make it seem more likely that it'll be our last. But I think we're bringing our game face this year.
Posted 22 September 2006 - 06:13 AM
Can't wait for next week!!
Posted 22 September 2006 - 07:58 AM
Posted 22 September 2006 - 09:07 AM
Posted 22 September 2006 - 09:18 AM
i just came up with an idea... they should market a rape kit. i think a lot of women dont seek help or go to the hospital cause they just got violated and dont want to have someone else poking and proding at them. if there was a rape kit that you could do yourself and hand in... maybe more rapes would be reported?
Posted 22 September 2006 - 10:04 AM
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Posted 22 September 2006 - 10:27 AM
dang.. this would have been a good for that show about the next great inventor... always a buck away!
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The bartender had to be in on it, remember she turned down the drink from the guy at the bar.
What a slimeball
Posted 29 September 2006 - 07:35 AM
WTH.........didn't expect that to happen to Sam
Posted 29 September 2006 - 10:17 AM
My theory is that CSI is now competing with Grey's Anatomy and so, CSI is being changed to including string story lines so, that you tune in next week. Unlike before, where we always saw a death and a resolution each eppy.
Posted 29 September 2006 - 10:37 AM
Posted 29 September 2006 - 12:51 PM
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
by David Steed
September 21, 2006: They're Back....
Ah, haven't you missed those great shots of the Vegas skyline? The smell of stale blood and gunpowder residue? Hodges' smoothly relating everything he does to women, even if only talking about his mother? It must be CSI in the air. I hope that many of you are going to join me in conversation this season and that McDreamy hasn't taken you away.
Last season, a lot of people complained that the last few episodes contained more character development than crimes. I hear this season we'll have a good mix of the two, which should excite almost everyone. So in Part 1 of this two-part season-opener, we have a whole mess of crimes, but I was a little torn about the quality. Maybe it's because I've been dumbing it down, watching Rock Star all summer or 'Til Death and Happy Hour before this, but I was a bit confused as to what was going on in the first half hour or so. We had the death-defying Cirque du Soleil act with a woman crushed at the bottom, and we had a man in a tuxedo, dead at a party that looked liked a Panic! At the Disco video. Then, in the 15 minutes after that, everything became clear. Actually, maybe way too clear. The woman dead at the show simply ran backstage with her date and stood in the wrong spot? That's it? That seemed way too easy to solve. At least they had to do something with sesame seeds to find out this was the first time they'd ever seen a suicide where the gun remained in the victim's hand.
The last 15 minutes were the excitement, though. Maybe "excitement" is the wrong word as it's hard to be overjoyed that Catherine got drugged at a club and apparently raped in a hotel room. And if you saw the preview for next week, something happens with her daughter, so maybe this isn't going to be a good season for Cat. The intriguing case was at the very end, when a guy is found dead and right next to him is a quarter-scale replica of the entire room complete with dead body and blood. That's bizarre and something I'm looking forward to seeing next week.
It certainly was good to see Brass on the job, too, even if he's not quite mentally ready to be back. It also looks like the most popular discussion from last season is now history. Nick shaved his hair off. No more talk about his Clay Aiken look from last season.
Overall, an interesting start to a new season, one in which every episode is going to have to be great to ward off the charging Patrick Dempsey.
Posted by David Steed 09/21/06 11:34 PM
September 28, 2006: Malibu Barbie Did It?
So now we know why we sat through the boring part of last week — the suicide was only half the story. The conclusion of the season-opener was exciting, creepy and confusing — everything that makes a good episode of CSI.
Last week ended with a blood-soaked Danny Bonaduce dead on a table with a model of the kitchen, down to the utensils and the blood splatter, right next to him. In the investigation we get a very talkative "Annie the nanny" walking about in the house in just her bra, and later we find out she was sleeping with the dead guy. We get a suspect list of pretty much everyone who knows how to build, fix or clean something and we learn that Home Depot can make a key just from an X-ray of it. Might I say that Danny Bonaduce should have more roles like this? He was brilliant, wasn't he? It might have been his best role ever. C'mon, it was at least better than Starface. Anyway, he swallows the key to his safe so that his gold-digger wife (she ain't messin' with no broke, broke) won't get her hands on the contract to sign over his music. They take him to the hospital because of this, and the family brings home an X-ray of the key in his stomach. The nanny then takes it to get a key made and sells the information inside the safe to a tabloid to make money. That's a smart girl. In terms of suspects for the murder, though, did they ever rule her out? In fact, I think the only one they ruled out completely was his son, Sven — since he fainted at the sight of blood. The part that has me baffled is, of course, the last scene. Gil takes a closer look at the scale model of the house and flips over a picture to see half of what looks like a doll face. There has to be more to this that I'm just not getting, but even after thinking about the meaning for a half hour or so, I still don't get it. I'm hoping that someone can explain it or at least give a theory or two (of course, I'm also hoping that I'm not the only one who didn't get it). Is it just unsolved — to possibly be revisited at some point down the line this season?
The other story was of course the drugging and rape of Catherine. When she came up blank on a suspect after analyzing her makeshift rape kit from the night before, unfortunately it took another tragedy to finally find out what's going on: She picks up her daughter and gets purposely sideswiped while driving home, and Lindsey gets kidnapped. We find out this is all some sort of a scheme to get money out of her father, Sam, and i t turns out the business partner of the guy who committed suicide last week was behind this whole thing because he lost 20 million in a bad deal with Sam. As Cat is talking with him at the casino, the kidnapper walks up behind Sam and kills him. Catherine's had a really tough 24 hours here, and now she's got an ex-husband and a father who was murdered. What a crazy life she leads.
On a lighter note, I thought we got one of the best moments of the entire series in this episode, when Grissom and Dr. Robbins were singing along to one of Izzy's tunes while Robbins played air guitar. Then he sang the cause of death. Brilliant!
Anyway, it's your turn now. Someone explain the ending to me, please? I'm open to all theories about what that picture meant.
Posted by David Steed 09/28/06 11:06 PM
Posted 06 October 2006 - 10:30 AM
Just a question.......But are the writers trippin or is it me???
Posted 06 October 2006 - 11:44 AM
It looks to me like they have kicked it down a notch or two.....maybe to be less technical, I don't know.
But at this rate I will fall asleep as I did this week.
Posted 06 October 2006 - 02:38 PM
I may have to start watching Greys 1st.........then CSI after I TIVO it
Posted 11 October 2006 - 08:02 AM
now, CSI:MIAMI last nite. was good, glad its back to normal. wish boa vista killed her ex though. was waiting for him to turn up dead
Posted 11 October 2006 - 11:40 AM
Posted 12 October 2006 - 07:56 AM
Decent show ....maybe Stephen King is writing for them now
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