CSI: Miami has a bit of a bad rap. The show was nominated for dozens of awards, even taking home a few Primetime Emmys. It has a strong cast and eventually ran for 10 seasons before coming to an end in 2012. Even with all of that though, most people probably think of some variation of this when they hear the aforementioned show.
The CSI franchise has been around for an incredibly long time, ever since the original series premiered in 2000. Each show has featured a large cast of characters, some of whom would come in and out depending on both story factors and events. that existed outside of the show. CSI: Miami, which was the first spinoff of the original show, was no stranger to its own issues when it came to characters coming and going.
Adam Rodriguez, who played Detective Eric Delko, was one of the pivotal characters on CSI: Miami. However, in Season 8, his role on the show was drastically reduced to a recurring role, which meant that fans noted his lack of presence on the show.
The character would return full-time in Season 9, but there was a lot of uncertainty during Season 8 about his future on the show. It turns out that Adam Rodriguez almost left CSI: Miami for good. During an interview, Adam Rodríguez revealed that his return to CSI: Miami was not always something guaranteed.
“We came to a crossroads last year where [CBS y yo] we wanted different things,” he revealed.
It turns out that contract negotiations fell through several times and neither side was able to come to an agreement on the future of his character. In fact, it was almost decided that Adam Rodriguez would leave the show permanently. However, it appears that fans have had their say on Eric Delko’s lack of screen presence, and it was enough for CBS to take notice and attempt to resume negotiations.
Rodriguez added that he thinks “the fans really made it known” that CSI: Miami wouldn’t be the same without his character’s presence. It’s weird to imagine now, but it seems like there was once a universe where Delko never returned to CSI: Miami for its final two seasons. Thankfully, fans don’t have to live in that particular, more depressing universe.
News and Images Source