If you mean me, then I am referring to the L.E. part and as you pointed out they were put on different shifts, so that they would not be working together and therefore they are less likely to have problems. The problem is on the show or like in RL even dating or married, if you go into a situation like in which one of them is in a dangerous position emotions take over, everything else becomes secondary, no person Real or fictional can or should be in that position, if they are then someone will end up injured or worse. The problem with the others you mentioned is that they are not carrying a badge and a gun and therefore are less likely to get themselves or their partner (if they are involved and working the same shift/case) injured or worse. I don't think IMO anyone is saying you if you meet the right person for you, you can never have that relationship, but rather if you meet that person and want one then you both have to make some sacrifices to maintain both a work atmosphere and personal atmosphere that is separate. In the show CSI has been having them hide the fact that they are a couple, and again not being of any ship (fence sitter only not for or against them) the fact that they hide it, put them both in a situation that could ultimately cause them problems. If they were upfront to start with either their co workers or a superior (above grissom) then agreed not to work the same cases, I don't see where there would have been a problem. But the fact that they didn't and it only came out because one was put into a dangerous position allows that emotional side to take over and we all remember Grissom preaching the mantra to Nick, to never let his emotions lead him when it comes to a case. Case in point Nick is kidnapped and emotions take over to the point they run in circles, take dangerous chances to save him, if that had backfired what would have happened, Case in point with Sara she is in a dangerous position and once again co workers are worried. Friends who work with each other worry about each other granted, but those who are further invested in that person carries the heavier burden and be it RL (real life) or fictional that burden or whatever you want to call it, could ultimately be a problem when it comes to that situation. -- In RL or Fiction those emotions as IMO make you do things that you might not ordinairly do which in turn renders you dangerous to yourself and other. I am not saying that Sara and Grissom can not have a relationship, I am just saying that the ramifications of that relationship could be a big big problem down the line regarding alot of issues. Course if you didn't mean me, then umm my bad. Also folks pardon the spelling errors I am tired and they look right to me at this point, my spell check is sleeping and distrubing it could be painful.