Why Speedle died

G and I are huge fans of the CSI franchise and we have watched just about every episode shown here.  The most recent episode was the first episode of the third season of CSI: Miami and it ended with the funeral of one of the main characters, Tim Speedle (played by Rory Cochrane).  Speedle was one of my favourite characters in the show (actually, I like them all) and it was really disappointing to see him killed off.  Determined to find out why he was killed off, I found a post published last year in September on CSI Files.  Here is an extract from an interview with Cochrane:

CSI Files: So, the question that’s on everyone’s mind right now is, why did you decide to leave CSI: Miami?

Rory Cochrane: Doing a one-hour drama is very long. I’m
originally from New York and my family’s back here, and a lot of my
friends. I felt [the show] was never-ending and the grind was a lot.
It’s nice being on a hit show and the viewers are very supportive, but
I couldn’t really take it anymore.

It’s hard to sit there and complain when the pay is good and
most people make what we make in an episode, in a year. It wasn’t a
money thing. I didn’t like someone having control of my life for most
of the year.

CSI Files: Were you happy with the way your character, Tim Speedle, was written out?
 

Cochrane: No, I actually thought it was pretty lame to be honest with you. They have all these creative ways that people die [in Miami].
A main character on the show–I thought they could have come up with
something a little more imaginative. Getting shot–anybody can think of
that.

CSI Files: Did you have any ideas that you suggested to the writers about how to write your character out?

Cochrane: I suggested something to them. I forgot what it
was, but it got shot down. It was like I’m the one who wants to leave,
so I couldn’t really ask.

And I was like, "Can I at least get to shoot somebody?" And they’re like, "nope."

CSI Files: What do you think about Speedle’s failure to clean his gun?

Cochrane: I gotta be honest with you, I thought it was totally lame, but what can you do? It’s not up to me.

CSI Files: Did Speedle ever fire a successful shot?

Cochrane: No. Never.

I guess that answers that …

 

Paul

Enthusiast, writer, strategist, web developer, and photographer. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad.

20 Comments

  1. i saw that on tv here just 10 minutes ago.
    I liked speedle too, sad to see him go, but what can you do.

    Did anyone see the episode of regular CSI that was directed by Quentin Tarantino. That was the best CSI, I have ever seen.

  2. i saw that on tv here just 10 minutes ago.
    I liked speedle too, sad to see him go, but what can you do.

    Did anyone see the episode of regular CSI that was directed by Quentin Tarantino. That was the best CSI, I have ever seen.

  3. i saw that on tv here just 10 minutes ago.
    I liked speedle too, sad to see him go, but what can you do.

    Did anyone see the episode of regular CSI that was directed by Quentin Tarantino. That was the best CSI, I have ever seen.

  4. i saw that on tv here just 10 minutes ago.
    I liked speedle too, sad to see him go, but what can you do.

    Did anyone see the episode of regular CSI that was directed by Quentin Tarantino. That was the best CSI, I have ever seen.

  5. The CSI directed by Quentin Tarantino was brilliant. Really shocked about Speedle in CSI miami. Thank for answering my question on why he left the show.

  6. The CSI directed by Quentin Tarantino was brilliant. Really shocked about Speedle in CSI miami. Thank for answering my question on why he left the show.

  7. The CSI directed by Quentin Tarantino was brilliant. Really shocked about Speedle in CSI miami. Thank for answering my question on why he left the show.

  8. The CSI directed by Quentin Tarantino was brilliant. Really shocked about Speedle in CSI miami. Thank for answering my question on why he left the show.

  9. I was so upset that Speedle died. I was actually crying. He was my favourite character by far because he was so cold with everyone…..ahh…..AMAZING!!

  10. I really love CSI’s…
    but what i like most is the CSI:MIAMI series..
    I always make it point to watch every episode..
    I admire the most are DAvid Caruso and ADam Rodriguez.. They are really gooood actors…
    LOVE YOU Lt. Horacio CAIne..
    If someonhe really cares.. plss. send me a picture of DAVID CARUSO AND ADAM RODRIGUEZ..
    here’s my email add.. augustgoddard@yahoo.com..
    FRESh from the PHIlippines… (=
    Thanks.. i’ll look forward for it..

  11. I really love CSI’s…
    but what i like most is the CSI:MIAMI series..
    I always make it point to watch every episode..
    I admire the most are DAvid Caruso and ADam Rodriguez.. They are really gooood actors…
    LOVE YOU Lt. Horacio CAIne..
    If someonhe really cares.. plss. send me a picture of DAVID CARUSO AND ADAM RODRIGUEZ..
    here’s my email add.. augustgoddard@yahoo.com..
    FRESh from the PHIlippines… (=
    Thanks.. i’ll look forward for it..

  12. I really love CSI’s…
    but what i like most is the CSI:MIAMI series..
    I always make it point to watch every episode..
    I admire the most are DAvid Caruso and ADam Rodriguez.. They are really gooood actors…
    LOVE YOU Lt. Horacio CAIne..
    If someonhe really cares.. plss. send me a picture of DAVID CARUSO AND ADAM RODRIGUEZ..
    here’s my email add.. augustgoddard@yahoo.com..
    FRESh from the PHIlippines… (=
    Thanks.. i’ll look forward for it..

  13. I really love CSI's…
    but what i like most is the CSI:MIAMI series..
    I always make it point to watch every episode..
    I admire the most are DAvid Caruso and ADam Rodriguez.. They are really gooood actors…
    LOVE YOU Lt. Horacio CAIne..
    If someonhe really cares.. plss. send me a picture of DAVID CARUSO AND ADAM RODRIGUEZ..
    here's my email add.. augustgoddard@yahoo.com..
    FRESh from the PHIlippines… (=
    Thanks.. i'll look forward for it..

  14. Speedle was not only the best character but he was kinda cute aswell. when i saw that episode i started crying. We miss u speedle. you were the best eva xxxx

  15. Speedle was not only the best character but he was kinda cute aswell. when i saw that episode i started crying. We miss u speedle. you were the best eva xxxx

  16. Speedle was not only the best character but he was kinda cute aswell. when i saw that episode i started crying. We miss u speedle. you were the best eva xxxx

  17. I like Tim Speedle because he is really cute and funny.

    greets from Europe (Belgium)

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