It’s series six of our favourite of the CSI brands – Las Vegas has lost the plot and New York never grabbed us – and we’re still loving it. However, storylines involving Horatio Caine’s complicated private life always get in the way – and now he’s found out he has a 16-year-old son, we fear this season may be full of unwanted mawkish moments.
What was good about it?
• David Caruso as Horatio Caine is still great. Those stares, the way he puts his shades on, the way he takes his shades off, the whispering, the heroics – he is great. Best quote in this episode: “Don’t be as dumb as you look.”
• There’s a good mix among the rest of the cast. We especially love gun expert Calleigh with her southern drawl and long blonde hair (and newfound love interest)
• The opening scene – body thrown from mansion, killer rushes away on speedboat, bullets fly, Horatio takes off shades, sun shines.
• The Who’s Won’t Get Fooled Again.
• The amazing CSI computer that brings up holograms of suspects like a hi-tech Guess Who game.
What was bad about it?
• Ryan Wolfe is still out in the cold, reduced to working at a firing range while under investigation for a moment of stupidity. Bring him back to the lab soon. Especially as he now looks as if he’s had a good night’s sleep for once.
• The storyline about Kyle, Horatio’s troubled teenage son, will run and run and bore us silly. Crime dramas always suffer when overloaded with stories about the problematic private lives of the detectives.
• How come Horatio knew Kyle was his son simply from seeing a picture? The similarities weren’t that remarkable.
• No horrible models or playboys died in this episode – only a caring parole officer bit the dust.
• When did Frank lose his hair? How? We need to know.