I had to give it a C.....minus. The case itself started out interesting. I'd never heard of the triangle in New York before, so it was a nice and intriguing nod to the fact that "HEY! We're in NYC!!", which has really been missing. Not to mention, the scene with Hawkes, Mac, and Danny on top of the Empire State Building was awesome (that view was making me dizzy just looking at it on tv...and Hawkes is all leaning halfway over the ledge....bad Hawkes, get back, you're giving me a heart attack!!) After we met the ex con and the daughter though, it kind of went downhill for me, and into boring. It lost the intrigue, and its disapointing--it was one of the only cases so far that I've really been interested in. As for Mac's disappearing, I thought it was odd that no one really seemed to care. "Oh, Mac's gone? Darn. Have you seen him? No? Kthanx." After all the trouble he's been in lately, no one thought to call him? Yeah, Stella mentioned she called him later in the ep....but couldn't they have just shown that? It really annoys me lately that most of what we are being shown is in flashbacks, or told to us by the characters. You need to SHOW, not just TELL, TPTB..... Continuity wasn't bad, I guess. Bringing up the flashdrive was long overdue, although it seemed crammed into this ep and could have waited to have its own focus later, instead of rushing it. And I loved how Flack's all superstitious again :lol: Reminds me of when he was afraid of the haunted monastery.... And....now onto D/L. As it often does, the storyline interfered with the main case, and took away the time that might have been used to make the case more interesting and captivating. And, as usual, they were annoying and out of place. Last week the two of them were freaking out over the pregnancy, but now they are totally fine? And it takes Lindsay WEEKS to ask about how the chemicals will harm her child? REALLY? The fact that Stella was all "Oh, no, you'll be fine, don't worry" is also annoying. I know that some facts are stretched in tv shows like CSI, but the fact that the chemicals could potentially harm a developing fetus? How can that be overlooked??? Danny's proposal wasn't a shocker, since I read about it in the spoilers, but I still was not thrilled to see it on screen. The fact that he has to get a run down from Lindsay about her family history before he can propose even further demonstrates to me that he doesn't really know her at all, and that his proposal was more for the baby's sake than for hers--and thank goodness Lindsay says no. His confession of love for her later definately doesn't make sense with past episodes, since he (IMO) has shown no more love for her than he has for anyone else (save for the sex, which he's done with Rikki, too), and to me seemed more like him going along with what he thought she wanted to hear. Either way, the D/L thing is getting more ridiculous by the minute, and its taking away time that could have been used to improve the episode's main case...which is *GASP* what the show is supposed to be ABOUT.