McGill: The Team Has To Pull Together

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Executive Producer Don McGill offers some details about tonight’s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation premiere, “The Devil and DB Russell”. (Spoilers after the jump!)

As season 13 came to a close, “Skin in the Game” ended with Morgan Brody (Elisabeth Harnois) and Ellie Brass (Teal Redmann) in danger after they were kidnapped by a serial killer. The premiere picks up as the team searches for them before they become the killer’s latest victims. “It becomes a story of two fathers and two daughters — Brass [Paul Guilfoyle] and his daughter, who is in jeopardy, and Ecklie [Marc Vann] and his daughter, who is in jeopardy,” McGill told XFinity TV. “The whole team has to pull together. It’s some pretty explosive stuff.”

As CSI Files previously reported, someone will die in the premiere. Like last season’s premiere, “Karma to Burn”, the search for Morgan and Ellie proves that the families of the CSI’s aren’t safe from danger. “One of the great themes of CSI, especially from the beginning, is that the workplace is family,” McGill said. “The CSIs really are a family, especially since Ted Danson (DB Russell) joined the cast. He brought this whole stable, family man vibe to the team. It just seemed a natural extension that we would exploit that side of things, where people who devote their whole lives to crime solving and their families often pay a price.”

The 300th episode of CSI will air on October 23, featuring the return of Marg Helgenberger (Catherine Willows) and taking a look at the characters’ past. “Episode 300 will be a fun journey back to the beginning of the show,” McGill revealed. “The theme for the season is back to the beginning, so in many of the episodes, we are going back to the roots of CSI — harkening back to the way the show was in those first seasons.”


Be sure to read the full interview on XFinity TV.

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