And we're on to a fourth thread! Continued from here. First, the original post from the first thread (ie, why there are four): And continuing the discussion from the last page of thread three, which focused on Lindsay's behavior in episodes like "Silent Night": I think what's different for me about it is the way Lindsay takes her anger out on her coworkers. For the record, I was no more forgiving of Danny when he lost it on the son of a victim in "The Dove Commission"--that was simply horrid behavior, and the only saving grace was that Danny had the goodness to apologize for it in the end. I don't care what Danny's childhood trauma was--he still shouldn't have behaved that way to someone who just lost his father. But, that's one instance, and Danny has otherwise been kind and sympathetic to both his coworkers and the people he meets in the course of his cases (unless they're killers). But anytime Lindsay gets stressed, she takes it out on someone else. It's not like it's just happened once or twice--she snapped at Danny in "Manhattan Manhunt" and "Oedipus Hex" over things related to her job and then later brought their relationship issues into work, like in "Right Next Door," "Like Water for Murder" and "Personal Foul." That shows a pattern. And then there's "Silent Night." Have any of the other CSIs ever snapped at one of their superiors? I can't recall anyone else on the team giving Mac or Stella lip. Lindsay's response was incredibly immature, and it was given in the face of Stella trying to cut her some slack. That makes it incredibly difficult to sympathize with her on any level. I see what you're saying about the trauma, but if Lindsay can't handle her job or dating her coworker, then she shouldn't be doing either. But if they consistently displayed that kind of behavior, wouldn't their jobs eventually be in jeopardy? The crying in the morgue was so cringe-worthy that it took me out of the scene completely. I didn't really care one way or another--I was so shocked by how poorly the actress was conveying the emotion that that was what I focused on. It hasn't, but it's hard for me to lay it all at the feet of the writers when they consistently churn out such great storylines and emotional dilemmas for the other characters. I think a big part of the reason that Lindsay hasn't gelled as a character after four years is that Anna simply doesn't have the acting chops to pull off the deeper work the others are capable of.