First, Welcome, kljmiami! Good heavens! RL interfers for 24 hours and you guys go wild! I'll never catch up. :lol: :lol: Okay, just a few thoughts here. First, MJ, the pizza reference was too perfect! I agree with you, Flo, that Calleigh should have taken the photo of Sharova to Horatio immediately. But again, she has been leaving Horatio out of the loop for so long that I think she's forgotten she has a superior. Granted, part of that might be Horatio's fault. He hasn't exactly been a hands on supervisor in the last couple of seasons, but that doesn't excuse her from not doing her job properly. OTOH, Calleigh actually took Eric to task and didn't give him a free pass when she saw that picture. She questioned him about his contact with his father and didn't take him at his word when he answered her. A brief hint of the old Calleigh? (Or just wishful thinking on my part! :lol I also agree with you, MJ. If Eric was lying, I don't believe it was to protect Calleigh. I think it was to protect his father. I really don't understand how quickly Eric has transformed into the dutiful, loving, protective son. Calleigh is right. Eric doesn't KNOW this guy and yet he's willing to risk supposedly the love his his life, his job, and his life for this guy. WTF! I think that you're right, nwolfson22. TPTB have devoted too much time and effort to this E/C ship to let it sink now. I think, unfortunately, that season 8 will contain a lot more E/C drama (Thank God ABC renewed Castle! ). I also agree that the writers don't know what they want to do here. I think they've written themselves into a corner with these two and they don't know how to get out of it. I really don't think they were prepared for the number of people who DON'T like these two together. And I really believe that TPTB's answer to that was if we give them more cutsie moments these people will just HAVE to love E/C. But it's not working. More and more people are getting more and more annoyed. I'm with those who never saw this as a romance developing for 7 years. To me they've been pussy-footing around with it since season 5 and then we got it shoved down out throat full force this season. nwolfson22, I think I have to agree with MJ about the IAB thing. I think the continuity is going to get dropped in favor of convenience on that one. Wouldn't be the first time. The fraternization policy will be non-existent when it comes to E/C. silentdisco, you are too funny! :lol: Eric running through the lab singing about his love for Calleigh would be hysterical. Maybe some kind of spoof. Any of you YouTube people up for it! :lol: Wasabi Power, I think you're right. If the relationship were ever to come out into the open, everything the characters, together or seperately, would come back to the relationship. It does now. Even when they are in scenes that don't have "shippy" moments, people who aren't shippers are still annoyed. Because we have been so overwhelmed with E/C and the relationship has been such predominate storyline on the show it's virtually impossible to divorce the two. A lot of us see E/C as a seperate unit now. There is E/C and then everyone else on the team. When I see Calleigh working with Ryan, my immediate thought is, "Where's Eric?" I have a hard time seperating the two because they have so closely tied them together they've become one. That probably makes some shippers happy, but it's not what I watch the show to see. Okay, gotta run, but more later when I have a little more time to catch up! I just LOVE reading all the wonderful stuff you guys are writing!