What we learn about him:
In his youth Greg played chess
every day in the park. He wanted
to be the best.
His chess mentor still calls him kid.
Greg and Sara investigate the murders of an Elvis impersonator and a bird that are somewhat connected to a chess tournament.
Greg: "Chess is by definition a sequence of captures, ambushes, sacrifices and attacks. It´s violence played out."
Greg: "I told you I don´t play anymore."
Max: "You play every day. You just don´t do it on the chessboard."
Sara: "Why did you quit?"
Greg: "How long have you been standing there?"
Sara: "Not long. All these years captain of the chessteam that´s all you ever told us. I didn´t know you were such a chess stud."
Greg: "Yeah, well, there are a lot of things you don´t know about me."
Sara: "You haven´t answered the question."
Greg: "I don´t know why I quit. I just one day I couldn´t do it anymore."
Greg: "I used to think that it was because I didn´t think I had what it took to be the best."
Sara: "Well, that couldn´t have been it."
Sara: “You better go easy on me.”
Greg: “I’ll try.”
Sara asks Greg if he wants to grab a bite with her. He refuses. Sara teases him that he certainly once was the best at chess but now is the best at his job as a CSI. They laugh together. She asks him to play a game of chess with her. He agrees. When they walk down the hall she rubs his shoulder tenderly.
OH MY GOD! THE BEST EPISODE SINCE.... Forget Me Not in season 13, where Sara broke up with Grissom. Greg is the mature and clever one here. He really turns more and more into Grissom. He and Sara work together. We learn something about his past and see him at the age of 14. He wears a cool and not too formal outfit. The case is interesting. Chess! Obsession! Kings and Queens. I love it when they delve into personal stuff with the main characters and when Greg solves the case. Even Sara is impressed.
Greg quit playing chess because it started being an obsession and stopped being fun. Kind of like his job as a CSI.
Sara wants to grab a bite with him. He refuses. She teases him about being the best. They laugh together. She asks him to play a game of chess with her. He agrees. When they walk down the hall she rubs his shoulder tenderly. Oh my God! How sweet is this? What is happening? This is flirting. If they’ll get together after all I scream!
Greg/Grissom will always be my OTP but Greg and Sara was always my second favorite het ship on CSI. (after Grissom/Catherine)
Well. Maybe. A girl can dream. I wish CSI could always be this good.