Obviously everything Brass does is scrutinized and judged much quicker now because of what happened in Dark, Dark House, but Brass defending cops or waiting before calling for a bus for the victim has all been done before. "Who Are You" and "All for our Country", he argued with Grissom, Warrick and Sara. In "Ellie" Warrick had to yell at him to call rescue. That is actually in character for him. I liked the tension between Brass and DB but I also liked how DB lightened up on him at the end. His "we'll never have a summerhouse together" line was great. I also liked Nick telling DB to back off the victim and let the rescue guys handle it. Nick didn't look too pleased and DB got the message. And I never thought it was Brass or Sqweegel but Dexter Morgan did come to mind.