I pretty much agree with all of this. I have no problem with this case being "personal" for Nick. All the major cast members have had their "Very Special Episode" at one time or another. And lets not forget that Nick has always had a reputation for empathising with the victim. It's who he is and it's nice to see that tptb actually remembered that. (Yay for continuity :thumbsup As for the Taylor Swift angle, that doesn't bother me. No, she may not be the best actress in the world but I'm willing to cut her a little slack. I don't see her as a wanna be starlet who's only using this role as some sort of stepping stone. From everything I've heard, she's a genuine fan and has been for years. And if she brings in a bunch of new viewers who have never really watched CSI, maybe some of them will become converts and stick around. That's how I got sucked in back in Season 4.....And the rest, as they say, is history.