Watched first ep. of season 9. It got a snort out of me... once. I didn't tune in to the show last night for the first time in 8 years. And after reading the review/synopsis, I'm glad I didn't. it would be very easy to bring Charlie back... make this all a dream of Alan's or something... But if that idiot Lorre can't get off of his High Horse then this show is going to wind up in the trash heap. Oh wait... it's already there.