Leaving Las Vegas aired January 4. I finally watched it yesterday January 16.
Plot: Catherine testifies in a murder trial in which a man is accused of murdering his own mother three years ago, but the suspect is found not guilty. Catherine, however, believes he did commit the crime and that he may also have killed two other people, so she sets out to find the other victims. Grissom prepares to leave on a four-week sabbatical.
Point of Interest: The guy who played attorney Adam Novak (Adam Rosenberg) is Marg Helgenberger's (Catherine Willows) husband in real life.
Pam's Review: A very intriguing episode. Grissom prepared to go on sabbatical and had a little something to say to everyone. Hodges had me cracking up with advice on Williams College and getting around out there. Nick was adorable thinking Grissom wouldn't be coming back and then being told "I'm coming back in four weeks. Stop hugging me."
It appears that some people are starting to guess at the relationship between Grissom and Sara. If only Nick and Catherine knew how close they were. The case Catherine and Nick worked was a little boring but the little boy broke my heart. Also, Catherine's "button" game to get the wrongly confessed guy in prison to answer questions was a little strange (but probably not to most guys who watch this show).
The final scene of the episode-a package being delivered to Grissom with another mini crime scene complete with a newspaper heading of "Another Body Found"-was a complete surprise. I was convinced that Ernie Dell was the killer, but obviously there is an accomplice. We'll have to wait for Grissom to come back to find out.