Friday, November 16, 2007



You know I love you. I feel I've loved you forever.

Lately, I haven't been feeling very well. Truth be told, I'm tired. Out in the desert, under that car that night, I realized something, and I just can't take it. Since my father died, I've spent almost my entire life with ghosts. We've been like close friends, and out there in the desert, it occurred to me that it was time for me to bury them. I can't do that here. I'm so sorry. No matter how hard I try to fight it off, I'm left with the feeling that I have to go.

I have no idea where I'm going, but I know I have to do this. If I don't, I'm afraid I'll self destruct, and worse, you'll be there to see it happen.

Be safe. Know that I tried very hard to stay. Know that you're my one and only. I will miss you with every beat of my heart. Our life together was the only home I've ever really had. I wouldn't trade it for anything. I love you. I always will.

Good bye."
And with that message, Sara Sidle left the Las Vegas world of forensics.

(For the sake of alliteration, I wanted to say she left forensics forever, but CBS has said that the door is open for her to return someday.)

CBS put up a video a few weeks ago that gave the character of Sara a farewell musical tribute and you can find it here. ("Breaking Down" by Jenni Alpert was the song.)

Where will Sara Sidle go now in Toobworld? Alls I know, as Stuart Best used to say on 'Murphy Brown', is that it probably won't be televised. We'll see women who look like her, I'm sure, but I don't see any reason now why Sara would be living under an alias. (One from the past, FBI Agent Gina Toscano, lives in an alternate TV dimension where Matt Santos is the President of the United States.)

Based on that goodbye note, she won't be pursuing the same life in forensics that she had in Las Vegas. So that means we can't assume Sara could be working on other cases unseen on TV for shows like:

'CSI: Miami'
'Law & Order'
'Law & Order: Criminal Intent'
'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'
'The Closer'
'Saving Grace'
'Without A Trace'
'Cold Case'
'Criminal Minds'
'The Shield'
'Women's Murder Club'

Nor should we think that Sara is living within the realms of old shows like 'Homicide: Life On The Street' and 'The X-Files'. (Although I am charmed by the idea of her working with Lt. Columbo!)

I think she would pursue some other interest that still called on at least one of her talents - her skill with a camera. Perhaps she can take the time to clear her head, her heart and her soul by removing herself entirely from the general population. Sara could head back out into the wild to experiment with nature photography.

I think she has some past experience living in the great outdoors, before her life in the Las Vegas crime lab. Because if I'm not mistaken, it sure looks like Sara Sidle in this blipvert for Labatt's Beer.....

Wherever she ends up, Toobworld Central wishes her well. And the same goes for Jorja Fox - not that the two are related in Toobworld, of course.....

Toby OB

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