I'm not complaining about emotional Ray. I actually didn't mind that part. I just wish the others had been allowed to be more involved. I don't think the conflict of interest is only a problem because of the 200th. I think it's a problem period. In all honesty, the only eps with conflicts of interest that I remember on this show is For Warrick (technically none of them should have been allowed to work the case) and Cath clearing Nick after Kristy's death. Oh and Grissom never should have been allowed to question Natalie about Sara's whereabouts. I cannot recall any others. I actually didn't mind "Ch-Ch-Changes". Honestly, I didn't even know that it was a milestone episode. :lol: I mean, I don't recall seeing commercial after commercial or interview after interview advertising that it was the 100th ep. :lol: But looking back at screencaps from that episode I can say that the team interaction was much better in Ch-Ch-Changes and it didn't focus solely on one character and the scenes between characters were more evened out. That's what they should have done for Mascara. So they wanted to make it Ray-centric, fine, but at least they could have done it in a way that there was more team interaction (and again I mention Thursday night's episode of Bones which was a Cam-centric episode and she is the newest person on the team excluding Dr. Sweets and the various rotating interns- there was plenty of screentime for each character including a recurring character- why couldn't this CSI ep have been like that?). If they hadn't made such a big deal about the 200th ep, no one would have probably even know what number it was. But they made a big deal about it and then didn't allow those who helped it get there to have much to do in the ep. I can't help but find that odd. The forensics was a bit lacking in this ep. As mentioned before, the only evidence (other than the pics Sylvia had) was a piece of material from the killer's mask. :lol: Oh and the survelliance tape. :lol: As for camera work, lighting, etc, I rarely even notice those things in the first place unless it's dizzy camera stuff (which is annoying) and flashy lighting (strobe lights- also annoying) or if the lighting is so poor that you can't see whats going on (like in that last Predator vs Aliens movie). I didn't notice the odd filters on the camera that people were talking about either, but then again I was listening to the ep more than I was looking at it cause all of that wrestling stuff just isn't that interesting to me to be honest. As for the storyline, well it started off okay with the chase scene (which I did like by the way) but just sort of fizzled out at some point. I did like the flashback scenes with Ray and Sylvia. The scene at the end with the killer saying that god of chaos or whatever did it made me chuckle. Loved Brass getting more screentime, only wish the other originals had as well. Loved Nicky speaking Spanish, only wish we'd gotten subtitles. It's a bit frustrating when you're watching something where someone is speaking a language that you do not know and you have no clue what they are saying. :lol: The positives about this episode (non character related): *Flashback scenes - I appreciated that they didn't do that flashy stuff they do for flashbacks of the crime... this was just a nice, normal transition. *The opening chase scene was nicely done. *The wrestler's fight scene with the killer was nicely choreographed. All other positives are about the characters, so... By the way, sorry for all the editing on this post. I keep having a hard time focusing because I keep having sneezing attacks. :lol: Darn allergies.