I doubt the writers will go back to the "will they or won't they" or rather "are they or aren't they" dance again. That will pxxx off both hiphuggers and non-hipghuggers, and it will certainly not help ratings. Also, we know that nobody knows ( except super H who has super powers that allow him to see and hear everything ) about Eric's decision to leave CSI, cause E/C agreed not to tell anybody. So my guess is that Eric will come back after a short leave and resume CSI work until he's ready to tell everyone that he's leaving. During this time we will see E/C relationship evolve. Of course this is just speculation. It would help if we knew if Adam was popping in and out for the rest of the season or shooting 7 episodes consecutvely. Again, I'm still 100% convinced that E/C is together! Like rhee said, the writers are just dragging it out because they want us to tune in and find out what's going on, and because Adam has 7 additional episodes to film. Why should they give us some happy E/C episodess for a change ? Aj, I also tried to PM you but couldn't.