I am sure I could have written a great review on this episode, except NBC (or the local affiliate) pulled it to put on that mind-numbingly stupid "Minute to win it." I changed channels immediately. I checked back periodically to see if LOCI was just running late, but noooooo...they just pulled it.
I have loved this show ever since it came on. I loved the chemistry between Goren and Eames and Nicole Wallace. Goren has ALWAYS been a "liability". Why should he stop now?
I liked Captain Ross, too. He was always scruffy, as opposed to the first captain, who was almost too "elegant" for the major case.
It seems that "quirky" and "nerdy" would be requirements for Major Case Squad. Chris Noth was not a good fit: he was too "non-geeky". For someone to know the quirks, quibbles, and psycology of human beings, they would need lots of time to study people, and you can't do that from the middle of the social scene. He just seemed too "Big Guy On Campus" for this show.