The original returns for the first half of season six with a re-vamped opening sequence which is a taster for a new-feel for the series. The camera-work seems to be sharper, cramming more visual images into each 42 minute episode. The sound-work is superb, and is the subject of one of the few extras available on these discs; which as always is the only disappointment given the unbelievably brilliant and gripping line-up of episodes produced for this first half.
The range of story-lines is as diverse as in previous series, ranging from real-life "were-wolves" to a mass suicide in a secluded fallout shelter in the Nevada desert. Interspersed are some extremely powerful acting performances, particularly by Paul Guilfoyle (Capt. Jim Brass), in the awesome double episode " A bullet runs through it."
If you have been an avid fan of this series, which must be considered some of the best TV around at the moment, then the development in the personalities of each character is now at a point where real empathy can be felt by the viewer.
The best news of all is that after Ecklie's splitting up of the team during the last season, the group is back together again under Grissom (minus Sophia who has returned to the Sheriff's department but continues to assist her ex-colleagues as part of her new role).
There have been several other developments, but I will leave them for you to discover whilst watching the episodes. Rest-assured that the team are not resting on their laurels and continue to push the boundaries to leave the viewer wanting more.