For anyone who's a smoker (which I most definitely am not) I guess you could get annoyed by the blatant anti-smoking campaign this episode carried especially when they did that 'CSI shot' of the lungs filling up with tar etc. and using the shots of Osama Bin Laden etc. in that video ....... coupled with the HIV storyline I think it's good that they're touching controversial matters. Probably wouldn't have had all 3 in one episode but there you go - Lindsay leaves a big hole. :p The whole Sid thing definitely felt forced and contrived but if CSI:NY has set out to make people aware of HIV and all the different aspects (can't be passed on from mouth to mouth etc.) then I guess we're going to have a good few moments like this week's. Having said that, it could be done a lot worse and the moment with Stella and Sid at the end was very sweet.
Mac and Stella moment at the beginning. Firstly I'm glad that Stella told two people in one episode and not kept it a secret for several episodes etc. etc. because blatantly even strong Stella would have told Mac pretty early on. And it was so sweet the way Mac held her and their faces were touching and she had her eyes closed and *flails* the shipper in me died because I was waiting for a scene like that in 'All Access' and was sorely disappointed.
But hello? I expected Lindsay to get some kind of mention in 4 episodes and at least see Danny give one longing look. But on the other hand with Stella's storyline if they had Lindsay being mentioned in there too, it would be too heavily character focused so I can accept the lack of Lindsay especially since she'll be back SOON.