Elayne that is a fabulous scenario. I would so totally scream my heart out if that happened :lol:. Desert I firmly agree with you. Nobody falls out of love with someone because of a problem in their life, unless that someone IS the problem. Sara loves Grissom dearly, she said so in her letter. And I doubt she could remain angry with him over not going with her the second time round. He was busy, she knew and understood that. Gil understood that she had to leave to gain her freedom from forensics, even though it pained him. It is a constant reminder of what happened to her as a child and preteen. Las Vegas reminds her of her abduction and near death experience, I wouldn't blame anyone wanting to get rid of those memories. As I have said before, he had to sort out work first and hire new CSI's to replace the ones he has lost. Then appoint a new supervisor. Just found this one the JFO website on a forum post. Pay attention mainly to the parts in bold: Spoiler: One to Go William Petersen, who plays admired Grissom, departs "CSI," and the 9-year-old forensics drama delivers an emotional wallop, starting at 9 that night on CBS. Executive producer Carol Mendelsohn said Petersen told her, "Give me an exit as good as you gave Jorja." (Jorja Fox plays Sara Sidle, Grissom's love.) "You know how much we love Billy, so we wrote our hearts out for him," Mendelsohn told me. But executive producer Naren Shankar disputed the notion that the show is simply giving viewers what they want. "If you're talking about Internet chatter, I guarantee you will find half the people for it and half the people against it," Shankar said. "It was right for Grissom." And here is the link as the site gives the link to the source of the info. http://jorjafox.net/forums/topic/csi-9x10-one-to-go-15-jan-2009#post-197 CSI S9 begins where I live tonight. I'm going to need a box of tissues I think.