This was a great second part, and definitely my favourite two episodes of the entire series. It was definitely a tear jerker, especially the final scene where Brass goes to see Officer Bell’s widow. It was nice to see that they didn’t resort to a stereotypical reaction from her, which was completely hating him. It made it even more sad that she didn’t blame him, saying that she knew it wasn’t his fault, even though every cop there did blame Brass for what happened. It would be interesting to see if anything comes from this or whether they take the lead from Bell’s widow and stop blaming Brass for what clearly wasn’t his fault, something that he couldn’t control. It was also a sad moment when Grissom told Brass that it was him who shot Bell, not Sofia. It was clearly hard to Grissom to tell Brass this and it was nice to see that moment between the two friends.
But what was up with Sara? She totally turned into a totally insensitive cow when she saw Sofia talking to Grissom. A little compassion wouldn’t have amiss. There is definitely something wrong with her.
I didn’t really like the scene with Grissom explaining to the community what had gone on. It just felt…off for some reason. But it was nice for the father of that boy who got shot hear the truth. He’d been so busy slagging off the police without any reason to suspect they did anything wrong. And why was he more concerned with telling the world what he though of the police and not spending more time with, in his words, his critically ill son? He needs to get his priorities in order.