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Friday, February 20, 2009

Did anyone catch CSI last night?

First, let me say I love Laurence Fishburne's roll. I wasn't sure I was going to like it as much with the Grissom character gone but it really works with Fishburne as part of the ensemble cast.


Second and my primary reason for mentioning it, last night's episode, Miscarriage of Justice, (very) briefly touches on infertility. In this episode, a congressman is accused of murdering his mistress. It turns out that the wife killed the mistress because with the "help" of the congressman, the mistress passed her chlamydia on to the wife which caused her to have a miscarriage. To add to the heartbreak, the wife mentions that she is 40 years old, that they had been trying for 3 years, and this destroyed her last chance at motherhood. No, they didn't mention a lot about infertility but I do think they conveyed some of the heartbreak surrounding it.

Did you see the show and what did you think about how they used infertility in the backstory?


Another Dreamer said...

I saw it, and I don't usually watch I miss Grisham and Warrick :(

I was also struck by that. Granted, the woman was an angry murderer... but it did convey the pain a little I think.

I hate it when they portray infertiles as crazies (Often they are either killing someone, or stealing a baby.) It annoys me.

So, while they did show her pain... they also made her go off the deep end. So I am conflicted.

Tanyetta said...

I didn't see the episode. I LOVE Laurence Fishburne :)

Mrs. Olson said...

I did watch CSI Thurs...I liked how they chose to use miscarriage and pain in their story line, but I didn't like the way it was represented...I feel they portrayed the wife as being crazy more so than being grief stricken...I love Laurence Fishburne on the new ones though. I didn't think I would, but he is proving me wrong! Happy ICLW week!

Andrea said...

I didn't see it, but how sad!


Soralis said...

I missed it. I haven't had much time to keep up with my CSI these days! I am always happy to hear when there is infertility related story lines on popular programs though! I think eventually this will help bring infertility out into the open more... at least that is my hope anyway!