I'm sure this won't go over well, leastwise not with everyone, but, when I saw Horatio shot... I cheered. In my opinion, the actor doesn't carry the largest share of the blame, the writers do. Miami has become too much of a 'splash' scene show and not enough of a crime drama and the over the top heroic way that Horatio has been written is... well, over the top. Hopefully by elliminating this character, the show can get back to a properly gritty crime drama set in a place with spectacular backdrops (the one 'splash' part that is definitely called for). Example: in an episode so long ago, they had a meeting at the end of the week 'don't forget the meeting' the characters would say to each other... at the end of the show, rather than showing up in a conference room somewhere in Miami Dade to discuss the business at hand... they all get together at the beach. To unwind in a team building moment? Nope... to wander along the beach, presumably at sunset... blech! I will NOT miss the moments of Horatio pausing to overact as he pulls off his shades... I will NOT miss him putting in yet another pregnant pause to say he's going to bring the bad guy doen... I'm sorry, I just won't miss this character that is far too heavy handed.