OK, so I am not one to write much about television shows, and if you are not one to read much about them, feel free to move on for today. I feel compelled, mostly because at present there is only one “series” that I faithfully watch (I am also addicted to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report), and that show is CSI: Crime Scene Investigators.
So why am I so compelled to write now? Well beyond the obvious fact that it is the season premiere, as I see it, what happens tonight may very well tell whether or not the show will continue beyond this season; and it all hinges on whether the character of Sara Seidel lives or dies.
It has been rumored for more than a year that William Petersen (Grissom) wants to leave the show.Â They even did 4 episodes without him, seemingly as a test to see how the show would do without him.Â Personally I thought it was a disaster.Â If his love interest (Sara) dies, well that gives the script writers all they need to have Grissom walk away from the lab after failing his “most important case” and not being able to save Sara, “the one woman that I care about and love.”
Of course, if Petersen really wants to leave, it really doesn’t matter.Â If that is inevitable, then I probably don’t care whether her character lives or dies.Â I have found Sara to be a drain on the energy of the show, and I am not entirely sure whether it is the character (Seidel) or the actress (Jorja Fox).
So, I guess I just don’t know, and will have to wait and see what transpires.Â What do you think… Do you WANT Sara to die?Â Do you think she will?Â Even if she lives, is her character damaged goods that will have to “get away” from it all?
Place your bets.
(But please no spoilers.Â Since I am unfortunately busy at the time of airing, I will have to catch it on my Tivo about an hour to an hour and a half late.)