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CSI “In a Dark, Dark House” Review

CSI “In a Dark, Dark House”, Season 11 Episode 22 – CSI began its intense season finale, “In a Dark, Dark House”, right where last week’s episode ended. Ray is being held captive at gunpoint by his arch nemesis, Nate Haskell, and we were all so worried last week about what would happen! Would Ray be able to talk his way out? Could he keep Haskell from harming him until back-up arrived? Would Haskell kill Ray’s ex-wife, or worse, would Ray finally meet his end?

Well, it turns out we don’t really have to worry about any of that. Ray got the jump on Haskell, beat him within an inch of his life, and threw him over the banister to his death all before the credits. It was definitely disappointing that such a major villain was killed in such an anti-climactic way, and even more disappointing that they seemed to rush through this major milestone just to get to a rather ridiculous internal affairs investigation.

I get that this show is a drama, and I applaud CSI for trying to break away from its formula by delivering more of a personal tale of regret and revenge with Ray, but I don’t think it was a good idea for a season finale episode. Especially if the whole dramatic angle was so cliche and unbelievable. The idea that an Internal Affairs officer would even think of accusing a police officer for murder for killing a wanted serial killer after he had abused your ex-wife and held you at gunpoint is ludicrous. We know he’s not goingto be found responsible for any crimes, and we as viewers are rooting for Ray to be found innocent and rooting for the death of Haskell, so it’s obvious to me what will happen. Read More...

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