CSI: Way To Go (finale)
(S06E24) I wasn't too excited about this episode mainly because I watched so few episodes this year. For whatever reason, this was the first season of CSI that didn't consistently hold my attention. This finale kept with that trend. It just wasn't that good. Especially when you consider how much they put into last year's two-hour Tarantino explosion. It was amazing. This one just felt like a regular episode.
Picking up where last week's cliffhanger left us, Brass has been shot in the right upper chest and he's rushed to the hospital where Grissom elects to have Brass go into surgery for the removal of the bullet. If you recall, Brass doesn't really have any family and he gave Grissom power of attorney over any medical decisions concerning Jim's life. Brass' estranged daughter Ellie (remember her? the recovering crack-head?) arrives after Grissom calls her up, but it seems she's more interested in her father's pension. She does come around near the end though, so she's not completely heartless.
In the meantime, the team looks into two different cases. One of them didn't really make an impact on me. It was just some guy who was dead in a hotel room. Lots of drugs. Lots of booze. Pretty standard stuff for Catherine and Warrick. Oh, now there's something. Last week we found out that Warrick and his wife aren't doing too well. So whatever happened to the potential romance between Catherine and Warrick? I know I missed a lot of episodes this season, but did that storyline get completely shelved? Fill me in if I'm off here.
The other case dealt with a dead Civil War re-enactor. Apparently he liked to get together with his buddies and pay homage to the Battle of Gettysburg right in the Vegas deserts. Sounds like fun? Not really. This was guy was hardcore though. He wore a corset all his life and had a 19-inch waist. His body looked like an hourglass when Nick and Grissom found him decapitated on some train tracks. That wasn't what killed him though. A bullet in the head took him down after he challenged a fellow war buff to a duel. He even slapped him with his white glove.
After the surgery, Brass pulls through. Everyone is happy. It's how the episode ended that left me asking questions. Grissom was lying in bed talking about how he'd like to die. He wants cancer so he has time to plan out and enjoy his last few months. At first I thought he was talking to himself... which I wouldn't put past Gil. But then Sara walked out of the bathroom wearing a white silk bathrobe! When did these two start getting together? I know it's always been there, Sara having the giant crush on Grissom and all. That was let out of the bag a few seasons ago. Seems like they both finally realized that life is short. I guess that's where the title came from though. Way to go Gil.