NCIS and CSI are the only two shows that I enjoy watching on a semi-regular basis now that The Unit is off the air (and was going downhill anyway).
I saw CSI last night. Had similar thoughts as you.
I’m pretty sure last night’s episode will go down as when CSI “jumped the shark” if it is any indication of the future direction of the show.
Leave it to CBS to put politics ahead of their viewer base. Do they really think leftist kooks want to watch a show like CSI? IMHO, they’re basically telling their core audience to change the channel. Good luck with that strategy.
I also don’t like the direction they seem to be taking Nick’s character. He was somewhat of a counterpoint to the wishy-washiness of some of the others. Now it looks like the character will be doing a bunch of whining, navel gazing and hand-wringing in future episodes. Blech.
And that Justin “Stuned” Bieber can’t act his way out of a paper bag. Totally not a believable character.
IMHO, if this is their future direction, they’d be better off ending the show while it’s reputation is intact enough to sell the reruns. The way it’s looking, they’re going to kill the show to the point that no one will remember why they used to watch it.
And what’s the “story with Sarah and Grissom’s marriage? She just up and left him?