George/Nick: Texan Charm #13

What a waste of an episode last night. If you blinked, you would have missed him. Instead of featuring him more or setting up his exit, we had to hear about how Finn knows about cars, and we had to hear about Greg's stupid Vegas book.

Total lack of respect for George, and even his fans.
I was surprised by how much screen time Nick had in each of the episodes last night. He was looking damn hot in both. Loved his one liners and his delivery of them. I'll keep saying, I am going to miss him.

But, the writers don't give him anything to do so, it is good that he is leaving.

Nick, let me tell you something, he looked pretty good right? They cut him before the show started. Scandel cut him before show even started. Looked pretty good for us. Maybe that shows you the difference between our show and there show. What do you guys think about that? Pretty good indication.
Did The Lat Ride feel like a bait and switch to you?So many pictures the sneak peek and Aime Ballard hyping his time with George Eads and then he appeared in only two scenes for maybe two minutes.There should be a law against this kind of false advertising.
I alredy dont know what this guys are doing, they put a lot of Nick in an episode like "Hero to Zero", but dont put nothing in this episode, instead we have a lot of shit that this people can NOT do with a car and evidence.
Don't know if anyone else found this interesting, but just like with Marg's last day on the
show, there is no William Petersen.
Interesting! that everyone was there for his last day, but he couldn't show up for Marg, or
George. Don't get it.

Did you ever think that William Petersen may have had something else booked far in advance for those days?
Don't know if anyone else found this interesting, but just like with Marg's last day on the
show, there is no William Petersen.
Interesting! that everyone was there for his last day, but he couldn't show up for Marg, or
George. Don't get it.

Did you ever think that William Petersen may have had something else booked far in advance for those days?

That is a sick, sick, SICK thing to say.
I still say it's a red herring. They aren't going to allow the season finale info out like that.
I was curious so I did a little calculating...

Nick was (as of the last episode coming up) involved in 319 cases.

Of those 319 cases he soloed on 18 of them.

George has appeared (including where it was only one scene; i.e. season 9 All In) in 325 total episodes.

George, I salute you, thank you and will miss you! :thumbsup: :(
Guess this is still considered a spoiler for a little over 24 hours or so.

So ...

CSI Boss Promises "Touching Farewell" for Nick Stokes

It's time for CSI fans to say goodbye to Nick Stokes.

Although Sunday's two-hour finale will resolve the season-long arc of the Gig Harbor Killer, all eyes will likely be on George Eads, as the original cast member departs the show after 15 seasons. "[We're] serving two masters," executive producer Don McGill tells "On the one hand we needed to wrap up the season arc and have an exciting conclusion, and at the same time [we had to] really pay tribute to the Nick character and give George Eads and Nick Stokes a star exit in the series. I hope the fans will be happy with the result."

While Russell (Ted Danson) & Co. remain focused on stopping psychopath Paul Winthrop (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), Nick faces a tough decision when he is offered a chance to run his own CSI lab in San Diego. "Nick is grappling with the decision, but, as all our CSIs do, he soldiers on, even though he has this thing gnawing at him," McGill says. "We do resolve the serial killer story line and then that yields to a great denouement where Nick's choice comes to the fore. We really see him struggling with it and see him reaching out for help with the decision from ... the people who are closest to him and have been with him for this whole ride."

Indeed, Nick turns to colleagues Sara (Jorja Fox) and Greg (Eric Szmanda) for advice, which ultimately leads to a reflection of Nick's growth through the course of the series. "The evolution of Nick Stokes from the pilot to now has been a pretty rich character arc, which took him from a young CSI who was being mentored by Grissom [William Petersen] to the guy who inherited the mantel of Grissom," McGill says. "So, it made sense to consider an idea where Nick would go on to 'become' Grissom at another lab and make his name and reputation as a lab director. It seemed like the logical conclusion and culmination of that character arc from the pilot."

And it's because of the character's rich history that McGill decided to give Nick a happy ending. "The Nick character is so critical to the show and, in my mind, the success of the series, that there was never any discussion of killing off Nick," he says. "We always felt like the character is too important and too beloved -- not just by the fans, but by those of us behind the camera. We always intended to give Nick an emotional and touching farewell, and one that also would leave the door open for Nick to come back. San Diego's not too far from Vegas, so who knows? There could be a CSI: San Diego!"

While Nick will live to fight another day, not every character will. "It's possible that Paul Winthrop in some odd way gets the last laugh," McGill teases. "There is a cliff-hanger. We have a great tradition of our characters in jeopardy and, yes, we do leave our viewers with a question about the fate of one of our heroes." Adds co-executive producer Chris Barbour, who wrote the episode: "Sacrifices are made that will weigh heavily on Russell as we go into the next season."

But will there be a next season? Although the long-running procedural has lost some of its ratings steam since being moved to Sunday nights, McGill remains hopeful that the show will be able to resolve its cliff-hanger next year.

"We pitched the finale concept with the cliff-hanger to the network and they were very, very supportive of that idea," McGill says. "Obviously, there are lots of discussions about the fate ofCSI next year, and from everything we understand, the show ain't over. We have to work with that in mind and doing a cliff-hanger seemed only natural to us. We don't know what's going to happen exactly, but we're super hopeful that we're coming back, and, at this point, the network's given us no indication that that would not be the case. The finale leaves us with some unfinished business that we're eager to finish next season."

And another one: (I think there's supposed to be a video but my computer doesn't show it! :scream: )

Watch George Eads Say Goodbye to CSI

So long, Nick Stokes.

Sunday's episode of CSI will mark the end of the road for George Eads, one of the last remaining members of the CBS drama's original ensemble.

Eads's decision to leave was reportedly an amicable one. In this exclusive clip obtained by PEOPLE, Eads appears with Jorja Fox (Sara Sidle) – who started off with him on the show in 2000. Nick reveals that he's got an offer that's too good to refuse, but it will mean walking away from the friendships he's cultivated in good ol' Sin City.

Sara reminds him that she'll only be a car-ride away – and she even brings her beloved Gil Grissom into the discussion to convince him that it's time to go.

"You gotta go where you can do the most good," she tells Nick.

Eads was preceded out the door by Billy Petersen, Gary Dourdan, Marg Helgenberger and Paul Guilfoyle. (Though Fox was there at the beginning, she mostly stayed away during seasons 9 and 10 but has since returned as a regular.)

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