It is no secret that Marg Helgenberger expressed her desire to leave “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” – but it remained to be seen if she would act on it.
Last summer she said, “I feel committed to the fact that I want to switch it up and see what else is out there. I have been meeting with a lot of theater producers to explore that side of my acting ability. Obviously, I am not closing the door to any other form of television or film. If something as magical – and completely different – as ‘CSI’ came along, that would be great.”
But with the announcement that Eisabeth Shue was joining the cast in the Feb. 15, 2012 episode, it is now a done deal.
Shue will play the newest CSI, fresh off an anger management course, amid rumors that D.B. Russell (Ted Danson) fired her when she worked for him in Seattle.
“While it’s difficult to say goodbye to a beloved character like Catherine Willows, it’s exciting to start a journey with a new CSI, especially when that character is played by Elisabeth Shue,” said executive producer Carol Mendelsohn. “The new CSI also struggles with ‘brutal honesty issues’ and suffers no fools.”
“Elisabeth’s character will share a past, in another crime lab, with Ted Danson’s character (D.B. Russell),” said executive producer Don McGill. “The first time things didn’t go so well between the two of them. Maybe the second time’s the charm, or not.”