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 don’t know. It’s just so cool to see those episodes, seeing the teams work together, even with one or two members from here and there calling back and forth or actually meeting up. CSI: Trilogy was especially intriguing with the three teams working together. Even if they’re not seen on screen at the same time, but it sure was quite hectic and lived up to the hype. There were many tragic stories along the way too, but the overall story was intriguing with the cases, trying to track down the killers and the whole hybrid behind it. Not to mention a different set of groups resorting to any type of method to earn money, i.e. by using others. Scary and tragic.