CSI: Crime Scene Investigation‘s Dr Raymond Langston (Laurence Fishburne) will follow the evidence to CSI: Miami and CSI: New York before returning to the Las Vegas Crime Lab. (Spoilers after the jump.)
As CSI Files previously reported, all three members of the CSI franchise will take part in a crossover during November sweeps. The episodes will air the week of November 9. The story starts in Miami when Horatio Caine (David Caruso) and his team discover a severed leg that belongs to a girl that went missing from Las Vegas the week before. Langston travels to Miami to solve the case. He is soon on the way to New York City after a girl he interviewed turns up in the Big Apple. The girl was hidden inside a semi-trailer truck. After the girl disappears, Langston and Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) discover an interstate trucking ring that specializes in human trafficking and organ harvesting. The investigation then leads Langston back to Las Vegas, where the team discovers a prostitution ring that might be harboring the missing woman.
“The story is really a ticking clock story,” CSI: NY executive producer Peter Lenkov said of the New York portion of the storyline. “It is really a hunt for a suspect, but also saving a girl’s life. I think we put blinders on to get that done by the end of the episode. This [case] takes priority because it is real triage the way it lands in our lap. We realize soon after that time is of the essence. We elected in that episode to make it our sole focus.”
“They are all great episodes that blend together and lead you to the next,” New York executive producer Pam Veasey said. The challenge was to incorporate the crossover while still maintaining the integrity of each series. “Everyone stays true to their writing style,” Veasey explained. “What you fundamentally do is tell a CSI story, which is what we all have in common. Once it gets to your show, you will see each of the show’s take a different approach to a story that starts in Miami. We did all get together and talk about what the through-line would be. Obviously, Ray Langston travels through all of the shows. You have to find the consistencies with his character, how he would flow into each story.”
Source: ET Online