I know I posted on the NY forum, but reading all of these comments, we can safely say no one seen this coming. I'm in total shock. I expected to see Eddie Cibrian (Well, a leading male) let go, since the Miami team was quite bloated and I didn't think they'd take out a female and leave all of the male stars. I didn't expect Liz, but she wasn't a leading lady... NOt saying she wasn't great, or important, because she was... I'm just saying I am in agreement with you guys, I don't feel NY can survive this. And it's going to be so sad to see one of these CSI shows go off the air. It's depressing. With Melinda gone, and no chance (at this point) of us even seeing a fair 'send off'... how are the long time fans of the show (like myself) supposed to deal? Typically, they will at least TRY and work something out to write them off, despite the situation... (I.E. Gary/Warrick on CSI). I'm still in shock. I am going to miss her dearly. She was my favorite on NY. And I was a HUGE Mac/Stella fan as well.