I'm reserving judgement until I see how it plays out on screen. Depending on how long CSI stays on the air, it's possible none of the original cast would still be left by the time it crosses the finish line. It makes sense to cultivate other options, especially if it seems like George Eads has one foot out the door. I hope this all blows over, but if it doesn't I don't want to watch a show that dwells in the past with the few long-time cast members left spend their time pining away for their lost colleagues. If the situation with George Eads can't be cleaned up, then by all means make a clean break and move on to the next thing.