I remember reading that Jorja couldn't continue on The West Wing because CSI had been picked up. Both were in 2000. Also, she was on ER for at least thirty three episodes. When I first started watching CSI, I remembered her from when I watched ER. But that is all besides the point. I think one of the real issues people are having is that $100,000 an episode seems like a huge amount of money. But what most don't factor in is that, #1- Once actors are stereotyped into a television or movie character, work is even harder to come by. #2- $100,000 is the amount before taxes are taken out and before an actor's agent, rep, attorney, SAG dues, transportation fees and cost of living expenses are paid. It's not cheap to live in LA or NY. Plus, Jorja seems to give a lot to charities. And #3- If you were working at a job for seven years and all your co-workers who perform the same duties were getting paid more than you, would you not ask for more money? I don't care how much you're making, you'd still fell like you were being slighted. We can all sit here and defend or attack Jorja all we want but we aren't going to know if anything is actually true until CBS or Jorja's rep or Jorja herself comes forwards and comfirms or denies anything. Even once we know the fate of Sara Sidle, we're not going to know what actually happened to get her there.