Re: CSI: NY Season 6 Spoiler Discussion - Solving Crime in the Empire quotage thingy not functioning :vulcan:, but not my computer to tweak settings . ah well. Anyhoo. As for it being Stella and Mac racing at the end, I saw that as a continuation of their extended exchange in his office earlier. It was no surprise to me, nor did it seem out of place therefore that Stella and Mac were the ones racing at the end. From the dialogue in the final scene it sounded like Mac invited Stella after asking a favour from Danica whassername, (as opposed to Stella trying to surprise him, say, having learned of his childhood fascination). Had Mac been involved in the scenes with Lindsay, Adam, and Danny, processing the car when that conversational exchange took place, then it would be a reasonable link to have Lindsay out on the track instead. As it was, I had no reason to think Mac would suddenly know of Lindsays surprising revelation that she's a fan of racing. Oh, and the fact she's from Montana... The M/S office convo and the end scene both referenced Mac's keeness for cars and racing from childhood, and was a more personal exchange between long-time friends, it felt to me. There may have been a parallel between Lindsay and Mac's interests, but there was no exchange between them to highlight it, or to forge some bond because. And it also seemed that everyone, with the exception of Flack anyways, :lol:, was suddenly a fan of cars & racing, as well as being a mechanic capable of disassembling high end engines. (And LOL at the one background mechanig/tech in that scene in the overalls and bandana). So. No biggie for me. I might also be tempted to put it to a bit of a backlash because Lindsay's not been in every episode, and the two leads have been getting a bit of focus. And so some people would understandably liked to have seen more of her. Whaddaya do. I take no issue with it, frankly. With only two women within the main cast of characters, I'd rather see Stella than Lindsay regardless. Sorry for those who have been missing Lindsay this season. But at least in the episodes she has been in, or at least a few of them rather, she has had some decent moments written for her. And it's not like she was just glossed over last night either. As for Carmine. This ep looked as though it had been filmed earlier on, and not broadcast until now. Messer looked far more like he did earlier in the season with his hair and scruff, and Sheldon's hair was noticeably shorter. Perhaps they trimmed it. Or. Mebbe the ep was filmed awhile ago. For those who wish more Lindsay material, perhaps she'll get more as the badge issue comes to light, as she's known about it from the get go. Perhaps she'll be placed in a similar position as she was with Flack's "freezing up." Who's to say. Danny, and in someways, most of the characters, are coming across a little bit ad hoc as writers try to find new ways to expand on them, and in some cases, to fit into a plot premise (suddenly a racing fan, or best buds with the ADA guy or whoever he was for the past decade or what have you). Not quite so fluid and cohesive. For me, Danny's been warbled since S3, had some decent stuff in S4, and has really lost his way and focus in the past two seasons. I do think DL is a part of that, the way the relationship and his approach the unnanounced pregnancy was incorporated. The whole injury storyline was half-assed for me, and didn't get the focus it deserved given the decision to write it in. Mebbe the return of Shane Casey will be a good thing for Danny, and perhaps might lead to some mention of Louie again, if the "brothers" angle is what they're gonna use to tie them together. As for Carmine. Perhaps writing an episode was a way for him to approach the show differently, change up his involvement, and might be a way of recharging his interest, if it was indeed frustrated or waning.