If you thought the Gig Harbor case was already crazy in CSI season 15, well, it’s about to get much worse as not everyone is going to survive this investigation – but the person dying may not be the character you automatically think of, given the news of one cast member leaving at the end of the season.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, CSI season 15 focused on the Gig Harbor Killer again in episode 13, “The Greater Good.” That episode, however, ended with one of the twins escaping, making it very likely that Mark-Paul Gosselaar would be back. Watch that scene below.
Now, TVGuide.com has reported some worrisome news about the season finale, and it involves the Gig Harbor Killer.
“A cast member who has been part of the show since Season 1 will become a victim of the Gig Harbor Killer in the Season 15 Finale… Additionally, I hear the season-long serial killer case will also put another team member in harm’s way – although his or her survival has yet to be determined.”
However, if you’re worried that this means that George Eads’ Nick Stokes will be the victim since he’s already set to leave the show, don’t be because he’s not the character dying or in danger. He will be getting “a touching send-off that leaves the door open for possible visits in the future.”
So who could be the Gig Harbor Killer’s victim in the CSI season 15 finale? That leaves Jorja Fox’s Sara Sidle, Eric Szmanda’s Greg Sanders, Robert David Hall’s Dr. Robbins, and David Berman’s Dave as the cast members around since season 1.
In other news about the CSI season 15 finale, TVLine has reported that the episode is titled “End Game” (quite fitting), and Eric Roberts is going to be returning as Brother Daniel Larson. Roberts has been in two previous episodes of the procedural drama; the season 13 finale and season 14 premiere. Executive producer Don McGill has said that he’s happy to have him back.
“We’re super excited about Eric Roberts returning to CSI to reprise his role as the silk-shirt smooth preacher-pimp, Brother Larson. Eric is always a blast to work with, and it’s always a privilege to be in his company and watch him do his magic.”
Could this be the show’s final season? While its episode count has been reduced from 22 to 18, creator Anthony Zuiker has spoken to The Hollywood Reporter about his hopes for the series’ future, and if it’s up to him, there will be more.
“I would not be satisfied [if season 15 was the end]. I think CSI should go as long as it wants to go. I feel like we have such amazing talent with [stars] Ted Danson and Elisabeth Shue that it hopefully goes for a long, long time.”
According to Zuiker, the producers are “trying to find the best season theme possible” for a potential 16th season. CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler has said that the network doesn’t know what will happen, but it is pleased with its success.
“The show continues to be a strong performer. It does very well in its time period. You look at the journey that show has gone on, and adding Ted Danson and Elisabeth Shue has really taken the show in a whole new direction. So we don’t know yet what is going to happen with the show. We’re just incredibly proud it continues to do well.”
CSI season 15 airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on CBS.
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