Re: "Dead Doll" Discussion **SPOILERS** Everyone is giving a rating. I will too. I'll give it a 7. (And that's a generous 7 out of 10) A major part of my rating is attributed to Jorja, who really got a chance to show an array of emotions: loss, triumph, fear, uncertainty. . .really the list could go on. Kudos to her. The reasons I can't give this an all out 10/10 is attributed to many things that have been plaguing the show for a while now. Camera work and continuity. Lack of explanation, the typical fade out of Grissom and Sara in a moment. Again the list could go on. Someone above mentioned how Sara's tracks didn't match the actual path she took. That's bad editing or camara work because I noticed that too. The continuity wasn't too bad this time around. I listened pretty carefully to Sara recount her foster child years, her father's death. Seemed to be spot on, from what I could recall. I think the writers helped themselves with the flashbacks - almost so they wouldn't forget Sara's effect on her friends. And Warrick was MIA during the search. That annoyed me and I keep thinking that maybe GD has some other things going on and it keeps him from being on set, but c'mon! Warrick and Sara have had an interesting relationship, that started out with Sara investigating him. They get along so well now and he's not there to help look in the desert? It just felt off and that was where the continuity thing irked me just a bit. Lack of explanation: How in the hell did Natalie lower the car? She was standing there watching it. Didn't seem to be any controls in her hands. I didn't see a tow truck. She drove away in that car. I just don't get it. The writers had to know that would be a problem, right? I just knew, whether Sara survived or didn't, that major detail would bug me. It will for weeks to come. Grissom and Sara at the end. I should've seen that coming. I do like how it played out, but at the same time CSI has become rather formulaic in terms of how the episodes come to a close. I almost expect every episode to end this fashion. It's getting slightly irritating. It could take all of 2 seconds of air time, but that's the last image you see when it's over. Anyway, I really did enjoy the episode as a whole. *squee* for Jorja because her performance was outstanding. Kudos to the production team (aside from some of the camera work) the desert shots were absolutely gorgeous. The coloring was a breath of fresh air considering the lab is so blue and so dark and frankly, a bit depressing. The bright yellow desert was a nice contrast, despite how vast and ominous it was. The cast looked alive and refreshed working outside (in daylight no less!) and that in itself should be proof of a promising season. Kudos to the actors as well. Even when I'm not completely happy with a storyline, I'm still captivated with how they work a script. Looking forward to next week.