Couldn't have said it better myself. I was really hoping with what I saw in Season 8 that Miami was getting better, I was so excited and looking forward to Season 9 when Eddie's departure and Adam's return was announced. It isn't that I hated Adam/Eric, it's just that I'm sick of him being always the front burner and others barely having any story! Oh and let's not forget years later they had the audacity to ask Rory to come back and film the Season 8 flashback premiere after how they pretty much forced him out of TV for like 4 years. Is it any wonder Rory refused to come back. I just wish Adam had the same conviction, clearly not. I could care less if Eric was to die or not, but all those promise of future stories for Jesse and how we were gonna find out about the wife murder and backstory, those are just simply empty promises. A lie. Whatever light they were "shining" at the end of the tunnel, it's clearly been turned off. I don't mind seeing Carrot Top all the time, I mean, technically he is the lead, so I can deal with that, I mean, last season there was a reduced in Carrot Top's screentime, so he wasn't too super. But I guess the network just had to have their golden boy back with Eric. I honestly think his stories have run dry as the Sahara desert. There may be a few cactus left....:lol: Yes here I was wondering the same thing! I've fallen and hit my head many times and I haven't died yet, but apparently Jesse's head is made of jelly because it broke as soon as it touched the ground. What is Eric's head made of? Steel? Because apparently no amount of bullet wound has stopped this dude from dying yet. Well, he HAD to replace Eddie Cibrian in the titles, it's only FAIR after all... I'm sure Speed and Jesse are probably having the time of their lives up in the clouds sipping cappuccino, and being really glad that they are not being dragged into the silly dramatic lives of the people living downstairs. If Eric has anymore hallucinations, I suggest mental ward. Or better yet, maybe he can "fall" and "hit his head" and then join them up in the clouds! Yes, very nice touch, considering Jesse is a cutie and he did have to take a cab to death. I've always been a Jesse fan from the very beginning, in fact, he was the reason I stuck around to watch Season 8. I had gone on a long sabbatical from the show since Speed died, I came back because I thought the premiere looked interesting and immediately was drawn to Jesse. He became the reason I started watching this show again, and I was so excited to see more of his backstory in the future, but instead they just cut him off now that Adam is back. That angers me. I've never been a big Eric fan, he always was too whiny and way too hotheaded for me. To me, he was too immature, and I was glad that the show had a fresh air from him, but of course, no amount of Adam promising that no one would be kicked off the show was gonna convince that when he was announced to be coming back again, that poor Eddie wasn't gonna be the casualty for his return. I would have been okay if they had just him leave and open to more possible guest spots in the future, that death was simply lame. I wouldn't put too much belief into their "promises", I have come to learn that it means nothing. They "promised" more Jesse stories too, that there was gonna be a dramatic showdown between Jesse and the guy who killed his wife, and that more backstories were down the line in Season 9, well, guess how well that all turned out? Miami's got only eyes for Horatio, Eric, and Calleigh, everyone else is just canon fodder. Walter and Jesse planned to play a game of basketball that night, like they had done in one of episodes in Season 8, but since Jesse died, the ending left Walter on the basketball court all by himself until the whole team showed up and all decided to play a game in Jesse's honor.