Re: Season 9 *Spoiler Lab* Discussions I'm thinking that they may solve Warrick's case by November sweeps, and this will be about the time for WP's time away. I would find it hard to believe that he would leave town if Warrick's case isn't solved. I really don't want it to be dragged out all season long. And I think it will be a team effort solving the case and Nick just might be the one to break it. The fact is, this isn't season 1 and we can't go backwards. If they are truly preparing for WP's departure, they are going to have to convince people that Nick can fill his shoes, or Catherine. Also, I think Grissom's mother is dead. And I think that his time away will have something to do with Sara. A honeymoon would be nice, especially if Warrick's case is solved and Sara's ghosts are buried. I ditto the need for some type of interaction between Greg and Sara. I would like to see a tender scene like they had in the locker room. I really can't see any of them being mad. They would have hopefully worked through those feelings by now, and just wish their friend well. I don't think we know if any of them really know why she left, unless Grissom has shared it. We certainly haven't gotten any indication of that, at least not that I am aware of.