It feels wrong to me to grade an episode that was in honor of 9/11 to pay tribute, or so I thought. I don't feel bad when I say that the episode didn't do justice to all the real fallen heroes at all. On the contrary, it makes me so angry that this incredibly tragic day was somewhat 'reduced' by some horrible performances of non-existing or faked emotions that couldn't have come across more insincere. My husband is a veteran who joined the military shortly after 9/11, so I look at all this with even more sensitive feelings. I already found all the promotion about CSI: NY's premiere episode completely wrong since 9/11 really happened and is not a fictional idea by one of the writers. From the very beginning, I was against a 9/11 theme on CSI: NY and it saddens me that the entertainment industry doesn't realize that especially such a major tragedy should not be honored in a TV show where simply not enough air time is given. Most importantly, it should not be used to make money out of it. And I'm still very much convinced that some of the bosses behind CSI: NY did not do it just for paying tribute to 9/11 but to promote the show itself more. None of the characters made me believe the emotional pain they were going through when 9/11 happened in the flashback scenes. The episode felt rather rushed through which makes it a complete disaster, in my opinion. Not everything was bad though. I enjoyed the team moment and watching another side of Mac Taylor when he was shown with his wife Claire portrayed by the very talented Jamie Ray Newman. I adore Sela for a long time now and to have her on CSI: NY is such a treat for me. She's not only beautiful and a gifted actress, but she brings such lightness to the whole team that I could watch her on screen forever. The Adam moment was funny, but it didn't make me laugh out loud as it normally does. It was also great to see Danny in a new role and with new responsibilities although I'm still unsure what exactly his new job is. It was so wonderful to have Don Flack back on the screen. Eddie had some good scenes and a decent screen time as well as was he given good lines again. I enjoy the friendship between Jo and him, they both seem very easy-going towards each other. I love Sid. I want more Sid too. Robert Joy is such a joy to watch He's such an adorable character and charismatic actor, I wish they would give him more screen time. Simply said, the show clearly failed to pay tribute to 9/11 in a real and sincere way it so deserves. It should have never been used as a theme on a TV show and everything seemed rather forced than truly dedicated to the purpose of honoring the 10th anniversary. The only time I cried was at the end when the REAL heroes were shown and remembered. The REAL people that were at the ceremony right next to Gary Sinise when he spoke from the bottom of his heart. This was the only moment where I felt this is solely contributed to the brave souls that gave their lives on this never-forgotten day!