I don't know if anyone's been watching this but it's actually really good. Gary Sinese at his best and Melina looks better than ever. I still remember her from "Providence". Tonight's was very interesting and the end was very touching. Mac (Sinese) and his team try to solve 2 murders apparently committed by the same person. When they search the suspect's house, they find a third girl but she's still alive (barely). In the hospital, Mac starts to talk to her after being told she was in a coma. She blinks leading him to believe that she'll be able to communicate in this way. It comes out that the condition she has is some weird thing called "Lock-in syndrome" which I won't even attempt to explain here. If you saw it you'll know. Mac goes back and asks her to answer his questions by blinking her eyes. Twice for yes and Once for no. He shows her a series of pictures and when he shows her a picture of who they think is the perp, she blinks rapidly leading Mac to believe that she was identifying the man in the picture as the one who did this. What was actually happening was she was having a stroke. She is now brain-dead. They finally discover that the perp is actually one of the victim's host father. She came over from Russia and the host parents are also Russian (Her sponsors). He confesses to having had sex with this girl on numerous occasions in the house where they found the 3rd girl alive. Mac goes back to visit the living victim (well, living-sort-of) and tells her about how he used to sit like that with his wife when she was in the hospital. "She died at 9/11" he says. "No one saw it coming." He proceeds to tell her that he was going through his closet last week and came across a beach ball. He remembered that it was his wife who filled it. He told the vic. that he got rid of everything that reminded him of his wife. The only thing he couldn't bring himself to toss away was the beach ball because it still had her breath in it. I'm getting choked up just typing this. The very end has Mac taking a cab to Ground Zero and standing against what looked like a memorial wall (Burying his face in the wall) The camera pans past him into the empty field and the last shot is a very beautiful shot of the star-lit night sky.
Very moving. I've never gotten into the crime scene shows (Although I do like Law & Order SVU) But this is an incredible show. A must-see. It is on Wednesday nights at 10pm on CBS.