Hello CSI: Miami Maniacs. It’s been a very long week since the last post. As some of you know, we had technical issues (probably after having been hacked). There is another fact to announce, as you can see, we have another nice boy aboard. Mbabazi M. Owoyesigire from Uganda is taking care of our online safety (we do hate bugs, don’t we?) and technical problems in case they appeared.
This time I’d like to focus on the episode “Just One Kiss” from the first season.
“Just One Kiss” plot summary
Have you ever watched “Just One Kiss” or unfortunately missed it? Don’t worry if you belong to the second group. Below you can find a short but nice summary of this nice episode.
A shoreline jogger found the corpse of tortured and then killed Guatemalan barman Estevan Ordonez with burnt spots and a lethal champagne bottle cut. Nearby was found drowning a seriously harmed and assaulted sex-mate Jane Renshaw (24, Iowa), who short-term amnesia and thinks the other victim to be her sweetheart, accountant Paul Varnette, a school companion of Tyler Hamilton, cousin of wealthy political dynast Drake Hamilton, who combines an agreeable front with top-lawyer and forensic sabotage when Horatio‘s group focuses on what occurred around the most recent Hamilton party.
“Just One Kiss” author’s review
Here I would like to share some thoughts about the episode “Just One Kiss”. I consider it a great episode despite one goofy error with the gate of the fence around the beach house, which first appears closed and a while later we see that it is open. A good thing is that the character of full series and people portrayed there starts to develop as we get to know the main characters better. Another great aspect is the plot including a mysterious crime at the party organized by the wealthy Hamiltons family. Using a character with amnesia who assumes the victim is her lover was another eye-catching idea.
“Just One Kiss” background
Transient global amnesia (TGA) is a neurological issue whose key characterizing trademark is a transitory yet practically complete interruption of short-term memory with a scope of issues getting to more established recollections. A person in a TGA state shows no different indications of weakened cognitive functions, however, recalls just the last couple of snapshots of cognizance, and profoundly encoded actualities of the person’s past, such as their own name.
A person having an episode of TGA has no ability to set up new memories, yet for the most part seems generally rationally ready and clear, having full information of identity and keeping up in place perceptual aptitudes and a wide collection of complex educated conduct. The individual essentially can’t recall anything that occurred outside the most recent couple of minutes, while memory for all the more transiently inaccessible occasions might possibly be generally in place. The level of amnesia is significant, and, in the interim amid which the individual knows about his or her condition, is frequently joined by nervousness. The analytic criteria for TGA, as characterized by motivations behind the clinical research, include:
- The episode was seen by a skilled eyewitness and announced similar to an unequivocal loss of late memory.
- There was a nonappearance of blurring of cognizance or other psychological weakness other than amnesia.
- There were no central neurological signs or shortages amid or after the assault.
- There were no elements of epilepsy or active epilepsy in the previous two years, and the patient did not have any current head damage.
- The assault settled during 24 hours.
The evaluated yearly occurrence of TGA shifts from at least 2.9 cases for every 100,000 population (in Spain) and 5.2 for every 100,000 (in USA), however among individuals over 50, the rate of TGA is accounted for to go from roughly 23 for each 100,000 (in a US population) to 32 for every 100,000 (in a population in Scandinavia). TGA is most common in individuals aged 56-75, with the typical age of a person experiencing TGA being around 62.
Having read the article, share your thoughts about it. Do you like “Just One Kiss”, why? Have you ever experienced or witnessed the attack of memory loss? Last but not least, Do you like my idea to write about lifestyle kind of topics, such as medicine, together with the episodes featuring them? Don’t hesitate to discuss the topic in the comments, to which I am more than happy to respond.