They culled Lucas and went full steam ahead to prop up Daniel and Rafe at his expense and TIIC largely failed to establish Rafe and Daniel as leading man. When both characters departed ,i didnt even miss their presence nor did I clamour for their return. I was just relieved they were finally gone.
Fact is when Lucas was one of the leads after his 2003 return ,the show averaged about 2.6 million viewers even during its weakest period in 2006 . When they dumped Lucas as one of the leads, Corday's chosen leading men (Rafe ,Daniel ,EJ and Martsolf's Brady) failed to even help get the