Did you catch Gil Grissom say he has Mal de Débarquement on the popular crime serial CSI:Vegas? In episode 3, from the opening scene to the shocking last 5 minutes, he struggles not only with the symptoms of “land sickness” but also how to tell his wife, Sara.
The show’s producers did not consult the MdDS Foundation so we’re glad they got so much right in their understanding of MdDS. The initial disorientation. The imbalance. Cognitive impairment. Coming in waves. The uncertainty. That men suffer with MdDS, too! Our education efforts are clearly effective.
The producers won’t reveal the complete story line, so we’re monitoring social media and news media alerts closely. While Grissom said he still felt “Out to sea” in episode 4, we’re guessing MdDS will probably not be mentioned again for a while. Grissom is a main character, but the show is about solving crimes not a medical mystery. Nevertheless, we’ve set alerts to watch CBS every Wednesday at 10:00P ET and hope you do, too. It will be very interesting to see how MdDS is further portrayed.
The episode “Under the Skin” in which MdDS is first mentioned can be streamed online, or on demand if you subscribe to Amazon Prime or Paramount+. We’d love for you to watch and come back to this post with your comments.