Friday, May 20, 2005

CSI: Nick Stokes

Last night's CSI was terrific, and not just because Quentin Tarantino was the director. In fact, there was really only a few scenes that had the Tarantino flavour. No, what made the episode special was George Eads, who plays Nick Stokes. His character spent nearly the whole two-hour episode buried in a plexiglass coffin, and the work Eads did to sell this situation was phenomenal. By the time fire ants were squirming all over his body, Eads made you feel every bite. One of Nick's character traits is that he's everybody's buddy, always ready to lend a hand, so by having Nick be the one to get buried alive, the producers got to exploit the irony of isolating the guy who's never alone. If Eads doesn't get an Emmy nomination for this episode, it'll be a crime. And thank God there wasn't much time for Sara Sidle. I can't stand that chick.


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