Eads & Shue Opt Out Of ‘CSI’ Finale, Guilfoyle & Clarke Return

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The two-hour series finale of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will start filming in less than two weeks, on Wednesday, July 29. You can find information about several returning and non-returning cast members after the jump, along with a small collection of tweets and a photo!

It has already been reported that Marg Helgenberger (Catherine Willows) and William Petersen (Gil Grissom) would reprise their roles in the TV movie, and TV Line announced today that they’ll be joined by former cast members Paul Guilfoyle (Jim Brass) and Melinda Clarke (Dr Heather Kessler, aka Lady Heather). Guilfoyle was written out of CSI in the season 14 finale, “Dead in His Tracks”, and Clarke was last seen in the season 11 episode “Unleashed”.

So far, the cast for the series finale will include the actors mentioned above, along with current stars Jorja Fox (Sara Sidle), Ted Danson (DB Russell), Eric Szmanda (Greg Sanders), Elisabeth Harnois (Morgan Brody), Robert David Hall (Dr Al Robbins), David Berman (David Phillips), Wallace Langham (David Hodges) and Jon Wellner (Henry Andrews). Two actors who will not be returning are George Eads (Nick Stokes) and Elisabeth Shue (Julie Finlay). EW.com made the announcement about Shue’s departure, but it is not known how the finale will address her absence. Eads left CSI at the end of season 15, although it was hoped he would appear in the TV movie. According to TV Line, his decision not to return required finale writer (and CSI creator) Anthony Zuiker to edit the finished script to remove Nick from the series-ending storyline.

Finally, here are the tweets and photo:

 
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