Having this episode start the way it did is certainly a very good way to grab the viewer's attention (It certainly grabbed mine). That attention never wavered in this very clever and well written episode. The viewer certainly would not have been able to see where the story involving the death in a public toilet would end up but it worked because its conclusion was very plausible. The same can be said for the human fireball. Both stories are a little far fetched, but their conclusions help those stories remain believable. CSI: NY is a show definitely worth your time.