I think the departure of Peterson, Helgenburger and Dourdan seriously hurt the series. The current cast just doesn’t have the chemistry as the original and some of the writing has not been up to snuff either. The seasons with Fishburne center stage was a joke. Why did a CSI-1 become the boss? Danson is just as bad and should be tending bar in Boston somewhere. Finlay is anemic compared to Willows. The GSR has been one of the best subplots throughout the history of the entire series and that seems to be in jeopardy now. Let’s see, Sara leaves because she can no longer handle the job. Gil quits his job and travels to the jungle to rejoin Sara and marry her. Now Sara is back at her old job leaving Gil who knows where. If anyone should feel lonesome and ill-used should it not be Gil? Well, enter some twit who used to work with Sara in SF and he turns her head. She won’t even answer the phone when Gil calls. Don’t misunderstand, I love Sara but I don’t like what I’m hearing so far about this new character development on the horizon for her. If she dumps Gil, or cheats on him with the hunk from Frisco, I will no longer watch the series. Bring Grissom back permanently to reunite with Sara and run things in LV. It would be just as easy to kill off DB Russell as it was Warrick Brown. Seems like his wife is always ticked off at him. Poison maybe? Just my two cents.