Wasn't the best "CSI." Loaded with stunt casting -- Jewel, Ty Murray, Shooter Jennings -- and odd, comedic casting -- Nicole Sullivan, Julie "Earth Girls Are Easy" Brown. Seemed less reliant on science and more on suspects talking than a lot of shows, although some of the talk was fun. (I now know infinitely more about what's done to bulls than I ever asked for.)
Still, it was nice to have a new one, even if it was thrown into ratings combat against a new "Grey's Anatomy." (If the networks really cared about their viewers -- oh, stop laughing -- they wouldn't be burning off so many of their few remaining hit episodes on a single night.) And even a so-so "CSI" can come up with a nifty moment. This one had the cowboy poetry conversation, with Grissom's almost wistful acknowledgment of his coping with Sara's departure.