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Another really good episode last night. The storyline with the pregnant girl and her baby was really moving, especially for someone like me with two young girls of my own. And Langston going for help from Lady Heather has lots of potential.
Loved Jorja Fox's reaction to Lady H. Something about Lady Heather mesmerizes the CSI guys...and me.
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After watching last night's episode, anyone else get the feeling their laying the groundwork for CSI: LA or ushering in a new character or two next season?
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I do not.

Although, I like how the whole Haskell 3-part episode. I wonder if the Season Finale will be Ray catching Haskell. That would seem like a good closer IMO.

Good episode last night.
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loved that ray killed haskell instead of walking away as would be the usual network crap
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Interesting twist at the end, it could set the show up for a big shake up if they wanted to go that route. I have no idea what the status of the show is in terms of who is signed for how long, so it could be interesting.
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Checked back in to see the Season Finale, and wanted to see how Fish was doing, as I'm a fan. A great episode imo. The first fight scene, As Ray was laying in to him, Haskell began to do the Rocky slur and by the end, was lisping like Jim Carrey in Cable Guy. At the end I could hear Mick saying "go to the body Ray", with those devastating kidney shots..."You have more in you Ray, and I have more in me"... He made Ray go to a very very dark place, and we all saw the result. Bill ...who played Haskell was just spot on for the part, wow!! A good investigation by the team. Dutch Boy from The Shield playing the IA investigator did a fine job....Very well done, with an open twist at the end....
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Great episode last night. I was right a few weeks ago!!
I thought the closure of Haskell would make for a great season finale.
It was interesting to see all that fighting from Ray. Those kidney blows must have been so painful!

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I thought the line was "You have more of me in you, Ray" (or something similar.)
Like, Haskell's psychotic behavior was unleashed onto Ray over the years.
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Interesting twist at the end, it could set the show up for a big shake up if they wanted to go that route. I have no idea what the status of the show is in terms of who is signed for how long, so it could be interesting.

I read somewhere that Marg will have her reduced next year. I didn't see if that was by choice or by request.

Great episode last night. Those that don't watch the show any more really missed out.
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I was tired of Haskell before he stabbed Ray, let alone the half dozen eps they had of him this season.
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in regards to the cliffhanger at the end, I think if Ray was going to say he murdered Haskill, they would have ended with him saying that. Since they ended right before he says "murder" or "self-defense", methinks he will say the latter.
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I guess that depends on Fishburne's contract status. Does anyone know if he's signed on for next year? If not, that would be an easy way to write off his character should he not re-sign.
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"CSI" moves to Wednesdays at 10PM in the Fall: http://www.deadline.com/2011/05/cbs-...day-9-pm-slot/. While clearly a demotion from Thursdays at 10PM it's a sign of respect that this wasn't vanished to Friday nights. Heck, after "Criminal Minds" and opposite "SVU" and whatever it is ABC does on Wednesdays at 10 (usually nothing that lasts) I could see "CSI" actually giving NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" a run for its money.
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10PM slot not good for the future of the show, IMO that's a step down from what was dubbed the "CSI slot"(CSI has been on Thursdays at 9 since season 2, 10 years ago this fall, WOW)
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10PM slot not good for the future of the show, IMO that's a step down from what was dubbed the "CSI slot"(CSI has been on Thursdays at 9 since season 2, 10 years ago this fall, WOW)

Agreed. It's like the same news as CSI: Miami moving to Sunday.
I lost interest in CSI: Miami as it went to Sunday.

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Wow, shows are leaving Thursday night like the plague Thursday night was the only night I had 3 programs I like to record on the same, time so I had to do the unthinkable of watching one live(only dual tuner DVR). Now CSI is moving and apparently Nikita (on the CW) is moving too....Now only P&R left for the Thrusday 8-9pm CST zone slot.
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Posted by bgooch: June 7, 2011 | 9:31 pm

Laurence Fishburne is out as Dr. Raymond Langston on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."


The Oscar-nominated actor will exit the forensics drama, which just wrapped its 11th season, a source close to the show confirmed. In the fall, the show will move from its usual Thursday slot to Wednesdays.

Fishburne joined the show less than three years ago, when it was announced William Petersen would leave.

CBS has not yet picked a replacement for Fishburne, but it doesn't have time for a long casting process: Filming is scheduled to begin for the 12th season next month.

News of Fishburne's exit was first reported on Deadline.com.

What do you think of Fishburne's leaving "CSI"?

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/show...nt-is-on-.html
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That's not cool. I enjoyed Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Raymond Langston.

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Well that really blows! Maybe William Petersen will come back?
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Guess we know the direction the case against Langston will take. Unless they go the route of him being so messed up from the ordeal that he decides to leave.
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Fish's last episode had one of the greatest beat down scenes ever....He really went to a dark place in those scenes, great actor.
Maybe Billy will come back???
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I thought I read over a year ago that Fishburne only signed for three years and wasn't planning on any extension.
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Well, this article in EW says that Fishburne was interested in coming back with the implication that CBS didn't want him back.

The article also says that Marg Helgenberger will be used very sparingly in the upcoming season.

http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/06/07/la...csi/?hpt=hp_t2

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When I saw the finale, the first thing that crossed my mind was where Fishburne was at with his contract. Guess we now know that.

I still like the show, not as much as I used to. That's why I'd love to see the earlier seasons released on BluRay (the show is much better viewed in HD). I think the only thing that will get the show back to where it was is if Peterson comes back. But from what I have read, he has no interest in that. With Fishburne out and Helgenberger being reduced, it will be interesting to see what direction the show takes.
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Critic's Notes
Who should replace Laurence Fishburne on 'CSI'?
By Lynette Rice, EW.com's 'Inside TV' blog - June 8th, 2011

As every CSI fan will attest, there is no replacing William Petersen. Laurence Fishburne did an admirable job keeping the Las Vegas team intact for the last two years with his portrayal of Raymond Langston, but the CBS drama never recovered in the ratings once Gil Grissom rode into the sunset. As a result, the show finished the season with a 3.3 rating among adults 18-49 (each ratings point equals 1.3 million viewers). It was ranked No. 30.

Three weeks ago, before news broke that Fishburne will not be returning to CSI, CBS announced it was moving the 11-year-old series from Thursdays to a more protected slot on Wednesdays, where it will compete against the now-hobbled Law & Order: SVU (we miss you already, Chris Meloni!). But that hardly means the network has thrown in the towel on the mothership: Given that the fading CSI: New York could fall off the schedule after next year (it finished its seventh season with a 2.1 rating), followed by CSI: Miami (the nine-year-old drama is at a 2.9) in 2013, there’s a real chance that CSI could be counted on for another two, possibly three years — which is why there are plans to fill the void left by Fishburne.

But who should it be? Adding another high-profile (see: expensive) star may seem risky, especially if the actor doesn’t deliver. And George Eads, who fans love as Nick Stokes, seems primed and ready to be the lead gent on the show. But the drama still needs another household name to bring in new fans. Enough with the film stars, though! No offense to Fishburne, but a tried and true TV star is usually the best person to turn a franchise around.

So here, in my never-to-be-humble opinion, are some suggestions for possible replacements:

Jimmy Smits: The CBS brass seemed to love him in Cane, even though the drama tanked quickly. And just because his NBC drama Outlaw fizzled out after one season, doesn’t mean Smits is any less of a TV star. Downside: He’ll command something north of $100k per episode. But hey, bonafide TV stars don’t come cheap.

Chris Meloni: How delicious would it be if, after failing to carve out a new deal on SVU, Meloni jumped to the timeslot competitor to kick serious crime-fighting butt? Downside: He won’t come cheap, either, and he probably wants a break from primetime TV.

Michael Chiklis: One, he was born to play a cop. Two, he’s immensely popular. Three… do I seriously need to provide more reasons? Downside: He does his best work as a bad guy.

Ethan Hawke: He definitely seems a little more cerebral than the other men, and this guy is ready to make a serious run in primetime. (His Fox actioner Exit Strategy was passed over for fall.) Downside: I’m not sure he can take on the role of a team leader.

Terry O’Quinn: I may be crawling out on a limb here, but I’m fairly certain that everyone at EW, including Doc Jensen, would start watching CSI if John Locke worked inside the yellow tape. Downside: A procedural might not mesh with O’Quinn’s eccentric (and sometimes menacing) persona. But a girl can dream.

Who am I missing?

http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/06/08/la...fishburne-csi/
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How did Liev Schreiber's character finish up his run on the show? Was he still alive and/or a good guy/bad guy? I don't remember how it ended.
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How did Liev Schreiber's character finish up his run on the show? Was he still alive and/or a good guy/bad guy? I don't remember how it ended.

He got shot and killed. Bad guy finding redemption in death scenario.
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He got shot and killed. Bad guy finding redemption in death scenario.

Thanks, too bad, he would have been a good replacement for Langston.
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Who should replace Laurence Fishburne on 'CSI'?
By Lynette Rice, EW.com's 'Inside TV' blog - June 8th, 2011


So here, in my never-to-be-humble opinion, are some suggestions for possible replacements:

Jimmy Smits: The CBS brass seemed to love him in Cane, even though the drama tanked quickly. And just because his NBC drama Outlaw fizzled out after one season, doesn't mean Smits is any less of a TV star. Downside: He'll command something north of $100k per episode. But hey, bonafide TV stars don't come cheap.
How many shows has he been sent in to pinch hit and have killed. No thanks.

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Jimmy Smits has become the Ted McGinley of the 21st century.
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