Hi, people. I joined yesterday and I've been sort of browsing the forums to see if I might post something that's been going round and round in my head since last Tuesday. Think this is the place! First, I'd better declare my interest/obsession. Horatio... love him, adore him, would take a bullet for him... So... episode 801... what do you think about H's words to Eric (you now which ones). I watched that, hardly believed it, watched to the end, then rewatched that scene, several times. Not good for the health. 'I feel it too' about 'slipping away'. Is he suicidal? Nothing in his make-up suggests it. But I can quite see a sort of 'death wish' setting in, where he takes more and more risks until it gets him killed. And 'you're all I've got left' to Eric. How strong is that? Clearly more than he feels for the others, or his women, or his son. Perhaps since they became brothers-in-law. He comes over as stressed and deeply depressed. Now, it could just be careless scripting, or it could be very subtle scripting, but, if the latter, are they setting us up for the inevitable? I'd better stop. I'm not sure it's polite to make an essay of one's first post!