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

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Soup of the Week & CSI: Lab Rats

Nothing warms my body (even though it is 90+ degrees outside) like a bowl of corn chowder. This is a very easy & quick recipe that is very good.

Corny Potato Chowder

4 bacon strips, diced
Chopped onion
1 can (15 oz) whole potatoes, drained and diced
2 cups milk
1 can cream-style corn
Garlic Salt

In a large saucepan, cook the bacon and onion until bacon is almost crisp; drain. Add potatoes, saute for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the milk, corn, garlic salt, and pepper. Simmer, uncovered,. until heated through.

CSI: Lab Rats

I've got to be honest. What a cool idea to finally feature all the lab techs in an episode. Not so much. This ended up just being a fancy way to roll out a clip show as a refresher to anyone who wanted to brush up on the history of the Miniature Killer. With no actual story, the episode was packed with scenes from the previous Miniature Killer murders. So while everyone else got wrapped up in other nondescript cases, Hodges and the rest of the techs weaved a narrative I've already heard.

I suppose this episode fuels the fire for people who suspect Hodges to be the killer. If there's one thing I've learned from CSI, it's that killers often like to inject themselves into their own cases. I'm not sold on him yet. He seems genuine and he also made a good point -- he's always working, so when would he have had time to pull all this off?

The ending offered us the only new bit of information as Hodges finally discovered a connection between all four of the miniature replicas: bleach. Izzy Delancey had a bottle in the trash. The chicken plant had an industrial sized barrel of it. The dead therapist's apartment had some in the flower vases. And finally, the little old lady was clipping coupons for it.

Other stuff:

Doc Robbins and Grissom chasing that rat around was hilarious.

Grissom is praising Hodges now for his discovery, but what happens when he finds out that Hodges and Wendy called the phone number in the file?
Sara still seems to be very set on making sure no one at the office knows about her and Grissom's relationship. It's got to come out at some point though, right?

Archie calling Hodges a "glory whore" was probably the highlight of the episode.

Bleach?!? That's it? It took a whole episode to get to that? It's too bad because this could have been so much better had they given the lab techs something big to uncover. The rest of this season had better be good, because this was just a ton of filler.

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