I really liked this episode. Seeing Mac shopping was great, I love seeing him outside the lab. Late night shopping is obviously something he does when he can't sleep. I liked that he had only the basics - bread, milk, bananas, that's so Mac. His line about the milk was funny. Loved how he was sweet to Ella in the supermarket, then pissy with her when he found out she made the card herself. I agree it was a big no-no for him to go to the apartment alone, but I think it was really just Mac letting himself be led by his emotions. While Ella has a 'Daddy-crush' on Mac, I think he feels fatherly towards her. She called him up, obviously in need, and he didn't think before he went to her. But yeah, there could definitely be trouble ahead. All that said, as a Mac fan, seeing him kick in her door, act so calm and in control when getting her wrists wrapped up, and then carrying her out of his apartment was mighty hot.:drool: I also think it's great to see that Mac is as capable of making bad decisions as any of the younger members of his team, just like everyone is. Even better, I think they are finally, finally giving Stella a story which doesn't just put her in danger, but finally puts in her in a less-than-perfect-light. I loved it when they did that with Mac in the Dobson storyline, and I think they're doing it now with Stella. Stella's made bad choices before - Frankie and then in Open and Shut when she sympathized with the woman who turned out to be the killer - but every time so far she's been portrayed as being wholly in the right. This time, she's not. Her need to get Diakos is understandable, and to some extent it's justified, and yes it's 'perfectly legal'. But Mac was right when he said her actions could endanger a trial. What she's doing isn't officially sanctioned, and she is emotionally involved in the case, any good defense attorney would use that. Plus, she's getting other people involved. While Angell is an adult and able to make her own decisions, she could end up in danger or losing her job over this, as could Stella. A few episodes ago, Stella told Mac that Sinclair could fire him if he wanted to, I wonder if she realizes Sinclair, or for that matter Mac, could fire her too. Her and Mac's fight reminded me of one thing I love about these two - that neither is afraid to stand up to each other. Stella's not afraid to stand up to Mac and defend her actions, and he's not afraid to pull the boss card on her and rein her in when she needs it. That said, Stella going behind Mac's back the way she did seemed kinda OOC for her. Mac will not be pleased when he finds out! I feel so sorry for them both, though, they're both heading for a world of hurt with their own situations, Mac with Ella, Stella with Diakos. Felt sad for them in their fight too, Mac has never really pulled the boss card like that on Stella before (outright ordering her not to do something) and I think it hurt both of them that he had to in this case. Both had good points too - while Stella's need to catch Diakos is perfectly understandable, and justified, her actions could mess up a court case, and could hurt Mac too, as he said, he's the one that gets held most responsible for what happens in the lab. I hope at some point they can both help each other out with their problems, talk to each other about them. I loved Angell with the Greek government guy, and Hawkes with the machine, LOL! Adam's father really was an a**hole, a bully who told his son all the time how much it cost to raise him? Mac, Stella and Flack should track him down and kick his butt. The autopsy was gross!