This movie is just dripping quality. Downey Jr, Terence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Fuckin' Bridges, designs by WInston...it's already one of my most anticipated films of '08.
To those who say people wouldn't look; they wouldn't be interested; they're too complacent, indifferent and insulated, I can only reply: There is, in one reporter's opinion, considerable evidence against that contention. But even if they are right, what have they got to lose? Because if they are right, and this instrument is good for nothing but to entertain, amuse and insulate, then the tube is flickering now and we will soon see that the whole struggle is lost. This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires, and lights, in a box.-Edward R. Murrow
I think they did this episode as "filler" and to show more of the supporting cast for when Grissom is finally gone. Grissom has been less and less of the main focus as the time has gone along this season.