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This site is about the tv cop show Nash Bridges, starring Don Johnson, which aired on CBS with 122 episodes in 6 seasons. The series is currently syndicated in many television markets and is available on DVD.

 [The Original Unofficial NASH BRIDGES]

Who's Leaving?
February 26, 2000

Gordon Hom

This week we have the aftermath and reaction to the sudden break-up of Nash and Caitlin. All the characters (Joe, Cassidy, Nick) are saying to Nash "I told you so." Via second hand talk, Harvey and even Officer Ronnie chime in. It looks like bye-bye for Caitlin from NASH BRIDGES.

The cat has been let out of the bag: the TV Guide website is passing along a Hollywood Reporter tidbit that reveals that Yasmine Bleeth is leaving NASH BRIDGES. She's reportedly in talks for an Aaron Spelling soap opera for NBC. We must confess to a sigh of relief at seeing this weak character go. The chemistry never developed; probably the best episode was pairing Caitlin with wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin in "High Society" (episode #83, which incidentally is being re-run this following week).

The Caitlin character was introduced as an intrusion into the SIU, with Caitlin investigating the SIU as part of Internal Affairs. Caitlin's report on the SIU was responsible for the temporary break-up of the SIU. So Caitlin has never been a particularly welcome character on NASH BRIDGES. Now it remains to be seen how Caitlin departs NASH BRIDGES - will it be soft (sent to a far, far away place, like Nash's wives) or hard (killed off in a shoot-out). We think she deserves to be killed off. When Kelly Hu (remember her as Michelle Chan?) left for CBS series MARTIAL LAW, they killed her off (in "Hot Prowler," episode #57). Yasmine is leaving for a possibly competing NBC series, so kill her off! Besides, killing Caitlin off can give Nash piece of mind, and he wouldn't have so many women floating around out there. Nash's wives may occasionally return for guest appearances, but it's unlikely Yasmine Bleeth will.

This blow to Nash is felt in father Nick failing to get his driver's license. As Nash says to Nick: "I guess we're back to baching it again." As Nash gets over Caitlin, daughter Cassidy is interested in Evan again. She seems to have forgiven Evan and is ready to resume their relationship. But Evan is no longer the lovesick puppy - he's given himself over to God. Is it Boy Meets Girl, Boy Loses Girl, Boy Gives Himself Over to God, Boy No longer Interested in Girls? The writers aren't through with Evan yet, and even though Evan is no longer an SIU cop, he remains on the show.... As for the phony cop main story - who cares? The phony cop is really creepy, just another Psycho of the Week.

* For more, see synopsis for Episode 94


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