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It's rare but it happens. I know a guy who was a lawyer who quit to work in construction. He took a pay cut but hasn't looked back. Actually, come to think of it, I took a pay cut when I left a large organization to go work for a smaller one. It was like night and day for me: the stress level went WAY down (along with my pay) but for me it worked out overall to be a net gain.

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I know you have some knowledge and experience as an analyst ....is it possible that the writers/Glasberg took advantage of fan ignorance of the classification structure to slip this one past us?

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Oh now that's very interesting!

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It was for me, in the sense that, in any organization I've been in (there've been a few), the way to rise to the top was to get varied experiences in different disciplines. That, plus control over a set amount of dollars in budgets.

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No we didn't discuss that. But I recall when she first began that Gibbs had dusted off an old application she had submitted to be on the team - so she'd always wanted to be with them. Don't know why, however.

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Technically it's possible to kill her off-screen. CBS had some success killing off Gideon from Criminal Minds. They had a body under a sheet, but that's as far as they went.

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Yeah, I was trying to parse that out too. Terrie, I actually don't know who has re-signed for the next season.

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Thanks Lee! As I'm way north and she's in sunny LA, it had to be a phone interview.

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I truly have no idea who we're going to lose. My guess is that it won't be Dorneget, as his loss wouldn't classify as quite the shock as "fan favorite" we've been hearing about. I could be wrong - we'll find out in a few weeks. I'm quite curious about this though. The core characters are Gibbs, Ducky, Tony, McGee, Abby and Bishop. Less core: Jimmy and Vance. Remote are Delilah, Ned Dorneget, and Zoe. So....I think it's possible to make an educated guess. (Have I missed anyone?) On another note: Emily was a pure pleasure to interview. She was warm. personable and as Dean mentioned, very professional.