CSI: Miami: Man Down
Overall, this was a pretty tense episode. Lots of drama surrounding Eric's condition. It seems that, despite surviving, his brain suffered some severe trauma. He still recognizes people but his memories are all sorts of messed up. The big one? He thinks Marisol is alive. So it's unclear as to how much of a role he'll play over the rest of the season.
Based on the preview for next week, it looked like he was out of the hospital. His head was shaved but he was smiling. No indication as to whether or not he's back at work, but I'm going to bet that the writers take the easy route with this and handle it just like when Wolfe took that nail in the eye last season. Delko will be afflicted with memory loss for a while, he'll mess up a few things in the lab, and before long the issue will just fade away. I could be wrong though. This could be a set up for something big to come.
Elsewhere, I liked how the Clavo Cruz story wrapped itself up. We finally found out what he was up to two years ago before H put him away: smuggled diamonds. Speaking of that, and I could be wrong here, but wasn't the jewelry store that Clavo sold the diamonds to the same one where Speedle was shot? It looked like the exact the same place.
One other thing I was looking for during the episode was who got lines in Delko's absence. Valera seemed to gain the most screen time out of it. She had a few conversations with Boa Vista and just seemed to be far more involved that she normally is. I'm not a big fan of her and wish that Cooper had gotten more to say, but it's interesting to see who gets tapped when a main player is out of the picture.
Now, with this huge sweeps story arc out of the way, I'm hoping that we return to some of the other plots that had been developing earlier in the season. What ever happened to that city-sponsored documentary that Wolfe was filming? Hopefully we'll find out.