Budget cuts. You can read the interview here: http://www.tvguidemagazine.com/what-the-keck/emmanuelle-vaugier-budget-cuts-killed-me-1111.html As for Flack shooting Cade, while I agree it is upsetting I also have to put myself in his shoes. This guy shot and murdered his girlfriend so he could get some money. I can't honestly say I wouldn't do the same in his situation (mostly because I never have been but I can imagine being face to face with someone who murdered one of my loved ones). But I do know what it's like to hold someone's hand and watch them die and had it been for reasons such as Jess's death... It would take a lot to restrain me.