In his latest interview with GateWorld, available here, David finally is able to acknowledge that Paul is leaving the show as a regular, and what that means to him and the rest of the crew. Here is an excerpt:
I loved having Paul around every day. Forget Beckett for a bit. Just McGillion himself. He loved the show. He loves the people. He is one of those people who walks on set and the crew just loves him. The crew’s going to miss him more than we will, because McGillion and I have had a lot of scenes together, but I loved the fact that there was this, as him being a part of the cohesive team, if that makes sense.
David goes on to say he holds out hope that Paul will be back in Season 4, but points out he is not the one making the decisions. Again, we can’t stop applying pressure on the powers that be to reverse this horrible decision and bring Carson back for many Season 4 epsiodes.