CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season Finale [terse] Review

by on May 23, 2010

in Entertainment, tv reviews

CSI S10 Season Finale Laurence Fishburne and Bill Irwin

CSI Season Finale with Laurence Fishburne and Bill Irwin

The CSI 10th Season finale saw the CSI’s chasing Jekyll and for quite some time, they could not seem to get to the bottom of it. At least not without help. After the CSI team initially was misled into looking at Ray’s (Laurence Fishburne [Predators]) past in the previous episode, they were finally put on the right track, by of all people, the mass murderer Nate Haskell (Bill Irwin).

Nate played games with the CSI team, giving them starter clues with information but not all the information. It turned out that Nate had encountered the Jekyll killer in his past and he just finally figured that out… or at least finally just told someone about it.

But the CSI only had starter clues… like being tossed in the pool and figuring the rest out for themselves. And figure it out they did.

The clues led Ray to the son of a restaurant owner. The son has been venting via killing, about his father not having let him finish medical school. His vent involved killing people his father knew from a previous restaurant he managed. In the end, the resolution was quick and Jekyll went down.

The surprise ending to the season finale was when Ray went to let Nate know they’ve caught Jekyll, and then Nate stabbed Ray in the back, over and over and over.

Was it me or did the season finale seem to be on par with the usual kind of episode we get out of CSI? That’s not a disappointment by any measure of the experience. Yet with other season finales, the anxiety and suspense levels were brought to a new level. CSI delivered what they usually do. With that, I was disappointed. But as far as I’m concerned, it was a fine CSI episode.

Since we know that Laurence Fishburne’s contract was extended into next year, for me, sure, he was stuck, but my presumption is that he’ll live. Hence, I walked away with no real new tension or anxiety levels generated by the CSI season finale. And that was the shame of it all.

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