CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is introducing some new male blood with the addition of Josh Randall (Ed) in a recurring role, CSI Files has learned exclusively. Spoilers after the jump.
Randall will first appear in this season’s tenth installment, “Risky Business Class,” tentatively scheduled to be the last episode to air in 2012. In the episode–which kicks off an arc for the actor–he’ll play NTSB investigator Doug, a guy’s guy who is good at his job. He shares a history with Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox), which resurfaces when he’s in town to head up a plane crash investigation. A former colleague of Sara’s from San Francisco, Doug finds himself still attracted to the now married CSI, but that doesn’t stop him from wanting to take a friendly trip down memory lane. Elizabeth Devine wrote the episode, which is now in its second day of filming under the direction of Frank Waldeck.
As CSI Files previously reported, CSI will explore the struggles in the long-distance marriage between Sara and Gil Grissom (William Petersen) as the show continues its thirteenth season. Whether this visit from Sara’s past has any impact on GSR remains unclear.
For his part, Randall has kept busy this year with appearances on Grimm, Criminal Minds, Law & Order: SVU and Franklin & Bash. He’s previously guest-starred on both CSI: Miami and CSI: NY.