Not surprised when he chose to return only after Ugly Betty was cancelled and he couldn't find any other jobs around. Imo, he has this 'escape route' planned. It also took him some time to decided if he wanted back or not. Shows that he can come and go as he please. No. What many people fail to realise is that the ones being affected are the OTHER people on the job. People only think for the individual but they completely ignore the well-being of the OTHERS. No and there is no need because each time E/C will definitely come into play too. Besides chances should be given to the rest of the characters. This only give him (and E/C) more drama and the rest will once again be ignored. This show is suppose to be focused on the CSIs, if he comes back as some DA assistant, it is such a irrelevant role on the show. Instead of the CSIs gathering evidence, doing the investigation, suddenly we have a DA assistant poking around or whatever that position is.