CSI “Malice in Wonderland” Review

A robbery-turned-murder during a theme wedding kicked off "Malice in Wonderland," this week’s episode of CSI, leading into an hour that was surprisingly heavy on character interaction. Not that I’m complaining; that’s exactly what I prefer seeing, especially when it involves an homage to the show’s glory days in the form of Sara getting a plant from her husband.

The biggest surprise of the night was getting to meet Hodges’ mother. Although I liked the idea of this, I’m not sure the casting department got it right based on everything we’ve heard about Mama Hodges up to this point. I pictured someone more like Howard’s mother on The Big Bang Theory. Instead, we got Jaclyn Smith, who might even be more gorgeous now than she was in the 70?s.

In preparation for her arrival, Hodges frantically searched for someone in the lab to pretend to be his girlfriend. Mandy turned him down flat and Morgan definitely didn’t want to go there, especially since she was dealing with parent issues of her own. Apparently, being Ecklie’s daughter is as thankless of a job as being his co-worker. But through a twisted set of circumstances, she ended up going along with it, even going so far as to share a meal with Hodges, his mother and her father. All that came out of it, though, was Ecklie nearly hitting on Mama Hodges. Read More...



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