Thusday's rather somber CSI featured two familiar faces.
Ruby Dee, who played Mother Abigail in The Stand, was the mother of one of the dead strippers. The widow of Ossie Davis, Dee has been a TV stalwart for ages.
Charlie Weber also appeared as the baby daddy of one of the slain trollops. Charlie has been guesting a good bit around the tube lately (he was a stoner on Veronica Mars last fall), but will always be known to me as Ben from season 5 of Buffy. And every time I see him on TV, I feel obligated to post this classic bit:
SPIKE: Uh, Will? Now, uh, don't turn me into a horned toad for asking, but - what if we come across Ben?
WILLOW: I don't think a doctor's what Buffy needs right now.
SPIKE: Well, yeah. Specially not one who also happens to be Glory.
GILES: What do you mean?
SPIKE: You know... Ben is Glory.
WILLOW: You mean Ben's with Glory?
XANDER: "With" in what sense?
ANYA: They're working together?
SPIKE: No no. Ben is Glory. Glory's Ben. They're one and the same.
ANYA: When did all this happen?
SPIKE: Not one hour ago! Right here, before your very eyes! Ben came, turned into Glory, snatched the kid, and - phht! - vanished. Remember? You *do* remember? Is everyone here very stoned? Ben. Glory. He's a doctor. She's the Beast. Two entirely separate entities, sharing one body. It's like a bloody sitcom! Surely, you remember!
XANDER: So you're saying... Ben, and Glory ...
ANYA: Have a... connection.
GILES: Yes, obviously. But what kind?
SPIKE: Oh! I get it. Very crafty. Glory's worked the kind of mojo where anyone who sees her little presto- chango instantly forgets. And yours truly, being somewhat other than human, stands immune.
WILLOW: So, Ben and Glory are... the same person?
XANDER: Glory can turn into Ben, and Ben turns back into Glory.
ANYA: And anyone who sees it instantly forgets.
SPIKE: And a kewpie doll for the lady.
GILES: Excellent. Now. Do we suspect that there may be some kind of connection between Ben and Glory?