New information has emerged about Sela Ward‘s character on CSI: New York, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation can expect a visit from someone very close to Ray Langston (Laurence Fishburne) during season eleven. Spoilers after the jump!
As CSI Files previously reported, Ward will take the place of Melina Kanakaredes (Stella Bonasera) on New York this fall. The character is divorced, and Ward revealed that “she has a son who is 18 or 19 who she adopted from a person she helped put away.” When her son’s parent gets released from jail, he or she might be looking to reconnect with the young man.
At the end of the tenth season of CSI, Langston was stabbed and left for dead by serial killer Nathan Haskell (Bill Irwin). At the Television Critics Association press tour, Robert David Hall revealed that his character, Dr Al Robbins, will share an emotional scene with Langston when he visits the wounded CSI in the hospital. Meanwhile, Haskell will be back for the premiere, and he’ll also appear in three more episodes during the season that lead into the introduction of Langston’s wife. “Toward the end of the season, Mrs. Langston will play a pivotal role,” explained showrunner Carol Mendelsohn.
Since Marg Helgenberger (Catherine Willows) is planning to leave CSI after season eleven, Mendelsohn said she’ll “start begging on my knees as the season progresses.” She added, “No one ever leaves the CSI family, so we’ll see.” At some point during the season, the series will explain why Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox) has spent so much time away from her husband, former leading man Gil Grissom (William Petersen). However, Mendelsohn has not had any luck convincing Petersen to return to CSI for a guest appearance.