The ending had me rolling my eyes as well , in fact I've been doing that with all of the Horatio drama we've been subjected to for the past few seasons, and it seems like it's never ending. Honestly, did anyone really think Horatio was dead at the end? Caruso's not quitting the show, so he's quite obviously going to live, if he really was shot and it wasn't just a set up. To me it was just an excuse for more Ho-drama. Jodie was right when she said some of the drama that has plagued Horatio could have been given to Alexx's character. Then maybe Khandi wouldn't have felt the need to move on (if indeed that was the reason she left the show). Yes Horatio is the main character, the one running the lab, but that doesn't mean that so much of the season's storylines have to be about him, and it doesn't mean that all the bad s**t that can happen, has to happen to him. At least Eric got a major part of the storylines between last season and this season. I'm sure those of us here that have said we're tired of all the drama, aren't the only one's out there that think this way, and I'll venture to say that it may (notice I said "may" and not "is") be one reason why this show's ratings are slipping (yes it still takes the top spot in the hour that it runs, against the other shows on at the same time, but it's overall ratings are down). I will say that David did a really good job of "dying" in the episode, loved the finger twitching.