One of the most intense episodes in the series. Probably because Quentin Tarantino was the director. If anyone needed a little recap, Nick Stokes was kidnapped so the rest of the team had to use all their resources and talents to find him before it was too late. This episode actually cranked the hype a bit more. Of course, considering how they not only had to race with the time to save Nick but they were also thrown an extra special surprise in the end. I had somewhat felt disappointed that the team had fallen apart after Ecklie had divided them into two teams. Yet this episode brought back the much-needed teamwork essence of the show. Well, they were still close and had fought on some levels because of differences of opinions at times but they seemed distant toward one another, except for Nick and Warrick who were joking around so comfortably at times during and after their shift. The spirit of the team in this episode was heightened to a new level. In fact, the whole lab had come together to solve the puzzles. Archie Johnson got to actually participate in different discussions regarding the case. He managed to narrow down the area of the webcam feed yet it was still a large area. Grissom, who had previously managed to capture an image of the ant, had successfully identified it hence giving Catherine and Sara–respectively–enough information to narrow the location even more. Of course, Greg and Warrick had also helped with their own research and gathering of information. That moment was really fast yet showed their talents and deduction skills at work. This episode also showed the powerful friendship between Nick and Warrick. Even Catherine was willing to beg her father for the ransom money, even though she didn’t want to associate with him anymore. All in all, a very good episode.
I finally made my way around to catching up on the original show that started it all. I especially like this particular episode because the two teams were working together on the case. This episode was also used to introduce CSI: Miami. It was a very fun episode and brought back many memories. Catherine and Horatio had great chemistry. It was wishful thinking if she could have been part of the Miami team, lol. Well, I sort of loved the scene where they were at “The Hive” and their little exchange was funny. Then the part where Delko had to go into the water and Speedle was making a joke about it. Horatio had to break it up since they needed to move forward with the case and all. All in all, a fun episode with seeing the two teams working together and joking around in their different ways.