seattlegsrfan: I'm here! Glad I've been missed. I haven't been on the boards much lately. I sorta lost most of my CSI appetite, and work has been insane. My hours are all over the place! Anyway, I have to talk GSR in here, so I guess I'm going to say that while I appreciate mentions of our beloved Sara, much as Rose was mentioned periodically in series 3 of Doctor Who, it's just not what it was. Beyond GSR, Sara is my fav character. So, I'm saddened for her to be gone, but seriously annoyed at how GSR has been handled since she left. I know people say Gil is honering her wishes, but it just seems way too convenient. It's exposition rather than storytelling. We don't see him receive a piece of correspondance from her, or hang up the phone with "I love you, too." It's just given to us peice meal and we're supposed to be thrilled and jump up and down squeeling, but it's all reaction. It doesn't feel like anyone is taking any action. I could see Gil maybe going out to see her on weekends. I mean, while I get her wanting time to herself, as fragile as she is, she needs someone around her who LOVES her. Maybe her mom does, but we don't know that. We have very little confirmation of what kind of woman her mother is beyond the fact that she was probably battered and beaten and then stabbed her husband to death. That's it. We don't know if Sara is cocooned in love, right now, and the one person WE'RE certain could be there for her is the one person she can't be around for fear of self-destructing. While I totally understand her sentiments on the subject, and wanting her space and not wanting him to see her fall apart... sometimes that's what strengthens relationships more than anything. Maybe she won't self-destruct this time, but there could be another time down the line, and she can't always run. *shakes head* I could go on and on, but I just popped on for a few moments to read up a bit. Now, gotta go have dinner! I'm not dead, yet!