I really liked this episode. There were some plot holes, but many CI episodes do. I can see somebody highly intelligent as Captain Ross having a "blind spot" especially in matters of the heart. Being successful at work does not mean being successful at other parts of life. Obviously he had a severe case of unrequitted love for this woman.
As to the bodies, Eames mentioned at the end of the show that they had found a body that could be Avery's.
The nursery scene was somewhat unnecessary, other than to show that Kathy was very disturbed and was going to have this child (after invitro) and keep the illusion of a normal family.
I found the episode very entertaining, although it certainly was not the most cerebral. Also all the performances were very good.
I agree with you about the performances in "Betrayed"--I think they have generally been the best part of every episode since the hiatus! I know some here expressed dissatisfaction with what this episode showed about Ross' character--but one couldn't fault Bogosian's acting
"I didn't take this job to get noticed"--the sadly fictional Detective Alex Eames
Interesting plot, although there were holes galore. I still can't help but think that the whole nursery scene was taped to be shown before the murders, and somehow got sliced in too late. How else explain Kathy's sing song and putting up the picture of the happy Mommy & Daddy?
A - I love how Eames was so pissed at Goren at the beginning of the show, and by the time they have interviewed the shop owner he is clearly trying to show her how hard he's working to apologise. While I like their tension, it's great to see when they are on the same page again.
Skittles, I am squeeing along with you. This is one of my favorite episodes for all the reasons you've mentioned, plus Eric Roberts. I can't help it - I love him. He's so good at sleazy men parts, lol.
Put him and John Glover and VDO in a CI episode and I may die from happiness, lol.