I do like Ray, however, I do NOT like how tptb have dealt with him. He is not the CSI boss, yet everyone takes orders from him. He is a newbie, by CSI standards, yet all of our characters (that have been doing this job a lot longer than Ray) are all of sudden stupid and have been dumbed down. This show once was an ensemble, but has not been that way since Petersen left. Petersen is the one who insisted the show be an ensemble. I mean, first Ray didn't know much and then all of a sudden he's an expert on everything. I think the problem is this, tptb hired a big movie star and that was a mistake. Marg and George could have carried the show fine on their own, as well as the rest of the crew. We are to invested in these characters. And since tptb hired a big move star he has to be more out front, get all the major storylines, etc. etc. I think Fishburne is a great actor and I do like Ray. It's tptb that are screwing up and, unfortunately, Ray/Fishburne is going to take the brunt of it.