"In cooking, as in all the arts, simplicity is a sign of perfection." - Curnonsky

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Soup of the Week & CSI: Law of Gravity

Hamburger Stew

1 lb ground beef
Onion, chopped
2 cans (14 1/2 oz each) stewed tomatoes
4 carrots, sliced
2 celery ribs sliced
1 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 to 2 cups of water
1/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
Salt & Pepper to taste

Cook beef and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomatoes, carrots, celery, potatoes, water, rice , salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until vegetables and rice are tender.

CSI: Law of Gravity

I've been waiting for it ever since Grissom left and I’m not just talking about whether or not Grissom would be back. But what the full story was behind the Keppler character, played by Liev Schrieber. I really liked the mystery behind the character and was wondering if he might end up being used to start a new series somewhere when Grissom returned. If you’ve seen the episode, you know that’s not to be now

The episode started off pretty weird. It reminded me of a previous episode that Quentin Tarantino directed that was just odd, as would be expected from Tarantino.

We’re introduced a little more to Keppler’s history through a nightmare he experiences. He also gets a visit from an old friend in a diner who says he needs his help, which Keppler refuses. It ends up that the old friend is from the Trenton, New Jersey, police department who is in town with another TPD cop.
Long story short, the other cop and a hooker end up dead in their hotel room and Keppler’s friend needs his help. Keppler’s cop friend turns out to be his father-in-law (or soon-to-have-been). It seems the dad raped the daughter but blamed it on someone else, who Keppler ended up killing, which was then covered up by the dad. Convoluted yes, but made for a great story line.

So, when Keppler is called to the hotel room to provide the forensics, he ends up trying to get to the bottom of things before anyone else so he can figure out what’s going on and potentially help his friend.

One thing leads to another, the team begins to figure out that Keppler is messing with evidence and he become a suspect. Keppler, the dad, and a kidnapped hooker end up meeting in an old hotel. Keppler gets shot and then shoots his cop friend dead as well.
Oh yeah, Grissom comes back and let’s us know he’s not going anywhere. But you know what I think the weirdest part of the episode was? How much Catherine Willow’s character cried over Keppler’s death. Is there something we don't know about the relationship between Catherine & Keppler?

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