What confuses me is ever since Grissom and Catherine's departures, respectively, the fans have been hoping for a return to original characters, instead of the forced inclusion of all the new cast. And instead of taking the time to do episodes focusing on Greg, Nick, and Sara working together, they're taking the time to play up Hodges and Henry They're going from one extreme to the other to try and make this show interesting again , and they keep skimming over what, in my opinion, should be obvious (ie. the cases and original main cast). ca. S5(??) ish Nick had that whole story arc about his promotion and stuff, but then when Catherine leaves, they bring in Elizabeth Shue???? This show has just stopped making sense to me. Should've ended it when they had the chance.