Unfortunately, I have to second that! Only b/c as of late the franchise feels the need to do cliffhangers. Up until the season finale of LV when Sarah went missing, neither of the 3 EVER did real cliffhangers. Personally, I kind of liked it that way. This franchise was designed to have stand alone eps, with possible ongoing storylines and then simply end at the end of the season. I remember reading a viewer's rant in TV Guide magazine that pretty questioned why almost every show today feels the need in a season finale to 1) blow stuff up and 2) place their main characters (Miami did this last season) in mortal danger w/ an unknown outcome leaving us hanging and knawing at the bit til next season. The viewer went on to say that it was unnecessary and kind of rediculous that shows have gotten to that point especially since most fans know that the main characters are NOT going to actually die. He/she said fans are going to return to their favorite shows regardless of what is blown up or who is almost killed in the season finale. I asolutely agree with this viewer. Regardless of the season finale, I am going to watch the show the next season. Leaving unanswered questions unanswered is always nice...leaves an air of speculation (season 5's season finale with Cal/Jake/Eric) but the whole "will they live" thing I actually find a little insulting. Who here actually thought H died in the finale? How many of knew right off the bat that the whole thing was staged? or at least suspected? Do they think we are actually that petty that they HAVE to do something like that to get us to watch? I like to be left with a moment, every now and then but not necessarily one that is unbelievable or insults my intelligence. As for E/C being a cliffhanger this season.....I think we are more likely to get a cliffhanger of them getting caught and one of them being moved off the team b/c of the department regulation. And then the first few eps of next season would be one of them working their way back to the team. It would be a great test for E/C and be beliveable b/c the rule does exist. Eric said he would move to the night shift but something tells me that Cal wouldn't let him make that sacrafice. It is a cliffhanger w/o being a cliffhanger that falls in the "cliffhanger" mold. I pesonally think E/C will be together before the season finale and if not, then they will get together in the season finale and it will be definite and we will see it. But again, I think we will see it before the finale b/c they can only drag the chase out much longer before something gives....with all the emotional storylines coming down the pipe for Eric AND Cal something will give.