CSI: Crime Scene Investigation stars Laurence Fishburne (Dr Ray Langston), Marg Helgenberger (Catherine Willows), Eric Szmanda (Greg Sanders) and George Eads (Nick Stokes) share details about an upcoming storyline and how the show deals with romance.
As CSI Files previously reported, season ten will find the Las Vegas Crime Lab dealing with a unique murderer they will call “Dr Jekyll”. “There is a serial killer who’s coming around,” Fishburne said. Helgenberger added, “He does things with the internal organs that we don’t necessarily find out about until we open the body up.”
Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox) will be back for several episodes during the upcoming season, but her romance with Gil Grissom (William Petersen) might be the only relationship fans see for a while. “The writers have always been reluctant to take it too far into soap opera territory,” Helgenberger explained, “and they really want to keep it a mystery show. It’s always a mystery show first, and then it’s a procedural after that.”
Despite the fact that CSI tries to avoid including too much romance, Helgenberger isn’t against such a storyline for her character. “Look, I’m open to it,” the actress said with a laugh. “I tell them that pretty much every year.” Eads added that he feels it’s more interesting when the relationship is shown in one episode and then doesn’t pop up again for five or six episodes. “It keeps them interested,” he said.
“We tend to find stuff about about the characters on the show through a case, through the crime solving when it relates to what’s going on,” Szmanda shared, explaining that fans don’t learn details about each character at random. “It comes out organically, when it’s supposed to.” He added, “I think it’s more interesting when it’s done because it helps tell the story.”
You can watch the video interview below:
Source: ET Online