Re: Season 9 *Spoiler Lab* Discussions I thought the Keppler character had too much baggage. The show does not need a CSI head to be screwed up like Kepplar was. Not to mention he was too depressing to watch. I agree that "Gumdrops" was one of the best episodes ever; in fact, it's in my top two all-time CSI favorites. But episodes like that are a rarity. I'm looking forward to the new season's premiere. I hope we get some legitimate spoilers soon.