Warrick out from CSI

TV Arts

JXStern
Brutal writing, y'all.

That whole fourth act surprise, you could see it coming down the
boulevard, so it was really a salute to the character, or the actor, I
dunno.  The whole episode was wack.  I'm really going with the theory,
the writers are still warped from their time off.

J.
                                            
cloudreamer
How about having the courtesy of not putting fucking spoilers in the 
header for those who haven't seen the episode yet.

  ..
                                            
Its
There isn't a single spoiler in that.  Not even one.  You're just 
whiney to be a bitch.
                                            
cloudreamer
Fine. When Lost shows four hours early here in two weeks, I just make a 
few posts "that are not spoilers."

The header was a spoiler. D'uh.

  ..
                                            
Its
Nope.  We had been discussing the actor's drug arrest and departure 
from the show for weeks.  I thought it was just another thread about 
that.  You know, the goings on with the TV shows, not about any 
particular episode.  There had been several.  And the article doesn't 
say anything about what actually occurred in the episode.  It's not a 
spoiler.

Just because YOU didn't know something doesn't mean it's a spoiler.
                                            
Mason
Except, of couse, this was reported here and elsewhere, repeatedly, for 
weeks.
                                            
cloudreamer
In subject headers? If so, they should have been ragged on too.

All I heard was that he got nabbed for drugs. I never heard anything 
about him leaving.

  ..
                                            
JXStern
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
..
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
..
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

you heard wrong
                                            
Its
Nope.  He was recently popped for drugs.  Where have you been?
                                            
JXStern
Immersed in the story, I guess, talking Warrick.

I didn't even recall that I'd read that Dourdan was leaving, until he
left.

What I'm saying is that the script seems to have been written with the
idea that the audience watching already should have expected something
to happen.  I mean, the whole show was a feint, that the character
would leave and go to prison, or otherwise leave town, yada yada.

Instead, we get, in the last second, after the main plot and out of
the blue, the sheriff (?) shooting him?  Oops, spoiler alert.
Whatever.  My second thought at that moment, is that this was the CSI
jumping the shark moment, since this will have huge impact on all
future CSI episodes, and I can't see it working well, that is, within
the old framework.

Really, I would have preferred the classic Michael O'Donohue approach,
if you don't need a character anymore, have him run over by a truck.

J.
                                            
JXStern
I'm not being clear, but I think the writing - and even more so the
direction - embraced the issue, maybe a little too much, at least if
they were as clever as they thought, they should have thought of -
well, I dunno.  I wonder if they filmed several possible endings, and
thought this one worked better.  If so, I wonder what the bad ones
looked like!

J.
                                            
Michael
On the other hand, this is hardly new.

The time Grissom was away teaching, and Liev Schreiber filled in.  There
was a multiple episode story about corruption or something, and no sooner
is the character introduced but he shoots himself.  It just played out
badly, and really seemed to serve no purpose.

Since they handled that badly, I can picture them doing this badly,
burying it in some way, or making it a minor thing.

But it could be done well.  I don't know why the under sherriff did it,
maybe I missed something.  It seems sudden that he's so corrucpt, but
maybe we'll learn something.

    Michael
                                            
cloudreamer
No. I didn't. The actor was arrested on 28 April and charged with 
possession of heroin, ecstasy, cocaine and Rx drugs.

  ..
                                            
Horace
That he was leaving CSI was reported widely in the national media at 
least 10 or 11 days earlier than that. Same with Diane Neal over at L&O.
                                            
Michael
And maybe more important, all three stories (him leaving, his drug problem
and Diane Neal leaving L&O, were discussed here.

   Michael
                                            
cloudreamer
Irrelevant.

  ..
                                            
Horace
But not, apparently, to CBS Paramount, which thought that fans of the 
show should have this important information more than a month before the 
finale aired.
                                            
cloudreamer
Did they say when he would be off the show?

Stop cherry picking what you like spoiled and what you don't. You people 
can't make up your mind. Some of us don't read everything we see on the 
actors and frankly, anything on them leaving shows shouldn't be in the 
header either. Whining that the studio announced an actor was leaving 
and therefore it's okay to put something in a header is as lame as 
saying "oh, it aired therefore EVERYONE has seen it."

D'uh. Guess what.

That's all I have to say on the subject. Sheesh.

<plonk thread>

  ..