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Louise Lombard: Sofia Off To A Tragic Start As A Cop

By Carolina
November 10, 2005 - 4:42 PM

See Also: 'A Bullet Runs Through It, Part One' Episode Guide

Louise Lombard (Sofia Curtis) recently talked to TV Guide about tonight's episode and why it might put her character's career in jeopardy.

"She killed one person and there's a possibility she killed somebody else," the actress told the magazine. "It's a tragic start to the two parts. It's a big horrible mistake, something no cop wants to be involved in. They're being shot at and they have to return fire."

In "A Bullet Runs Through It," a routine car chase ends up in disaster when the suspects and the cops get involved in a horrible shootout. The chase ends up with a dead cop, and when the autopsy reveals he may have been killed by friendly fire, Grissom and his team turn to the Las Vegas Police Department for suspects. Things take a bad turn for Sofia when she realizes she may have accidentally killed this cop.

Lombard insists the episode has that CSI quality the audience loves so much. "I think the team behind CSI are an incredibly talented bunch," she said. "When it's right to stick to what audiences know, they do that. And other times they break from that. The idea came up for "A Bullet Runs Through It" and to do it justice, they decided it would need two episodes. They do what they need to do to tell the best possible story. That, I think, is why it's the most popular show on television."

Lombard was introduced to the show last season. Her character worked for Ecklie before she was transferred to Grissom's shift when the team was split. This season, Sofia decided to follow in on her mother's footsteps and become a detective "[Sofia] is very single-minded about what she wants to do and why she wants to do it," Lombard said of her character's motivations. "That can make her a little abrasive and undiplomatic. But basically, she wants to be a cop. That's partly because her mother was one and partly because she wants to get the bad guys."

The first part of "A Bullet Runs Through It" airs tonight at 9/8c. Visit TV Guide to read the rest of the article.

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