Returning CSI: Crime Scene Investigation actress Jorja Fox (Sara Sidle) won’t be leaving Las Vegas again any time soon.
Fox was originally slated to return to CSI for five episodes this season. Executive Producer Carol Mendelsohn has now revealed that the actress will be sticking around on an indefinite basis. “We will be seeing a lot more of Jorja,” Mendelsohn explained. “The season is about bringing the [CSI] family back together again, so [this] was just a natural. Jorja has been the glue that has really helped to reform the bond of our team.”
The exact number of episodes that will feature Fox’s character has not been determined, but it will definitely be more than five. “From our point of view, the more the better,” Mendelsohn said. “As many episodes as we can have Jorja for we want her for.”
Current plans do not include a return from Gil Grissom (William Petersen), but upcoming episodes will explore Sara and Grissom’s unconventional marriage and living arrangements. “We will address the fact that Grissom is somewhere else and Sara is living in Vegas,” Mendelsohn explained. “Everyone on the team is a little interested. They’re like, ‘What’s the deal? Grissom’s there, you’re here, how does that work?'”
Sara and Grissom are “a very modern couple and they have a very healthy relationship,” Mendelsohn said. “They have found a balance in their life that allows them to still feel fulfilled in their marriage and their careers. If it works for them, it works for us.”
Source: Entertainment Weekly