Hey, if the income from the product placement helps keep the show on the air, I can live with it.
The show just won't be the same without the lovely lascivious Ed Quinn. But yeah, I do agree I have a feeling we'll be seeing him again, just when it'll screw with Allison and Carter the most.
Second time in a week one of my favorite shows has essentially put a character on ice for only they know how long. *grumble* But it was done well. Boy, was it done well.