As if I weren't nervous enough about certain things in the upcoming season, we'll be dealing with this as well (article snagged from csifiles):
William Petersen To Take A Break From 'CSI'
Well, that's interesting. Methinks the producers are letting Petersen get away for a while in order to test the sucess of the show without him. Hmmm.
Of course, the bit where they're planning to justify Gil's abscence by creating a plot which will "push Grissom to an emotional place, requiring a sabbatical of sorts," leaves room for all sorts of fun stuff.
Argh. Okay. *puts it out of mind and decides to wait patiently*