May 20th, 2005

perception

CSI finale "Grave Danger": Canon Fanfic

Yes, I'm serious. CSI is a detailed procedural show, and usually the character developments that fans wait eagerly for are doled out in small pieces, lines of dialogue, looks exchanged.

This episode is still like that, but director Quentin Tarantino takes it a little bit further. In fact, I'm not sure many fans will feel the need to write fic after this--there is much less room to fill with character thoughts and reactions than in a normal episode.

However, to quote Dana Stevens' (of Slate Magazine) review:

That's not to say that "Grave Danger" is a shark-jumping melodrama that betrays the show's essence by selling out to cheap sentiment. What's impressive about this episode is how it remains true to the CSI ethic of stoic workaholism, beneath an added layer of emotional richness.

This is what you get when you let a filmmaker who is also an obsessed fan come play in your sandbox.

I'm telling you, it's such a fic. :-)

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