IDK if anyone has posted this yet so.... Ep 802 Hostile Takeover The episode opens with Jesse Cordoza (Eddie Cibrian) entering the lab and approaching reception. He talks to receptionist Danielle who tells him that Horatio is out in the field but will be back soon. Jesse then hands Danielle his gun to put in lock up until he is officially part of the Miami Dade Crime Lab, then he will be able to carry it around the lab. As they chat the elevator door to the lab opens and a smoke bomb of some kind is tossed into the lobby. Chaos insues and Jesse is momentarily stunned. When the fog clears, Matthew Sloan is standing there with a gun trained on him and Danielle....he has now taken them hostage and has partial control of the lab. Ryan, Natalia and Calleigh manage to get out of the lab with most of the staff....not truly realizing who Sloan has as hostages until they look over the lab's surveilance footage. Matthew seems unstable...saying he will only speak with Horatio Caine and no one else and unless Stetler gets him there he is going to kill a hostage. He gets down to the count of 34 seconds before H grabs the phone and says hello. Matthew wants money and helicopter...he goes as far as to lie to H about who is he really is. He is off his psychiatric meds....in the end he wants his son back....he feels wronged and he wants H to prove it. Eric, in my spoilers is no where to be seen....but if the writers are actually going for realistiness here...it would make sense that he is not back yet. The only mention, that I saw, of the premiere is Calleigh defending herself to Natalia that when she shot at Eric she had no idea it was Eric until it was too late....she reacted and thought it was a suspect...she did what she was trained to do. She also contends that Natalia, in her situation would have reacted and done the same thing b/c it is what they are all trained to do. Natalia doesn't seem so sure....however by the end of the ep, she seems to understand. Interestingly enough, it seems that H welcomes Eddie Cibrian's character back to the lab as "CSI Cordoza" not just a cop....so who knows if he is going to be just a detective or if this character is also a CSI???? Not really sure on that. What we do know is that he worked with Horatio way back when before he transferred to L.A. Stetler is definately in the ep....other recurring characters, I don't know about.