Former leading lady Marg Helgenberger will reprise her role as Catherine Willows in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’s upcoming 300th episode. (Spoilers after the jump!)
CSI Files previously reported that the 300th episode would involve a 14-year-old cold case. According to a press release from the network, Catherine will return to help the team solve the crime. The milestone will be reached on October 23, which is the fifth episode of season 14; Gavin Harris is the writer, and the episode will be directed by Alec Smight. Here’s the description:
It’s back to the beginning for CSI’s 300th episode, when the team investigates a homicide in the home of a reclusive former casino mogul who was a suspect in a similar crime in 2000. The CSI team recalls who they were and where they were in order to solve the cold case.
“We were just really excited to have Marg come back because, obviously, she’s such an important part of the history of CSI,” Executive Producer Don McGill told TV Line. “And she was super excited. It was kismet!” The episode will feature a series of “faux-backs”, or recreated flashbacks, that show the characters 14 years ago. McGill added, “It’s going to be a really fun episode, very emotional, that honors 14 years of CSI.”
Here is Helgenberger’s tweet about returning to the show for episode 300:
— Marg Helgenberger (@MargHelgen) August 20, 2013