Dear CSI: Miami franchise,
I've been watching you since your debut episode, so I remember when Horatio Caine was a calm, quiet, gentle individual who looked unblinkingly into the cruel world because he wanted to be a living record for its victims. One of your weekly characters even pointed out that his name, Horatio, comes from a Shakespearean character whose job it is to remain alive after a brutal tragedy so that he can tell the story and keep its principle actors alive through the retelling.
Knowing all this, I'm curious as to what made you decide that the character needed to change into a blood-thirsty monster driven by a lust for violence and revenge? I kind of wrote a post on this, but somehow I don't get the impression that you are doing this as a clever deconstruction -- I kind of get the uncomfortable impression that you expect me to cheer every time Horatio tries to torture someone. Would it be at all possible for us to declare the last few seasons non-canon and start over?
Something I would really like, actually. Yours,