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August 19, 2006

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fragile industries

Thank you for clarifying a phrase I've heard several times lately. I stumbled on a CSI (the original) website, and nearly every commenter stated that if it hadn't jumped the shark before, it had done so, definitively, with the last 60 seconds of last season's finale. I'm a fan and hadn't known how to express the feeling that the screenwriters had made an irreversable mistake when I saw the episode. Now I know how to sound "in the know" if I ever run across another CSI geek.

Of course, they can always pull the classic "Dallas" jump-the-shark trick of running with this misguided plot turn for a season, and then have Grissom wake up and "it was all a dream . . ."

That didn't even work in The Wizard of Oz.

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