Spoilers ahead for Season 1, Episode 6 of CSI: Vegas, “Funhouse.” Continue reading at your own risk!
CSI: Vegas is well into its first season already and it’s been a treat to see William Petersen and Jorja Fox on the (crime) scene once again. Fox appeared on the original CSI in both a main and a recurring role throughout the entire 15-season run of the original series. The former CBS staple ended six years ago, meaning that she and costar Petersen were a little rusty in refilling Sara’s and Grissom’s shoes.
Jorja Fox returning as Sara Sidle in CSI: Vegas was news that could be heard around the world, or at least the part of the world that gets pumped about procedural-driven crime dramas. That said, portraying a character that one hasn’t embodied in six years can be a little hard. The actress talked all things CSI: Vegas with TV Insider and reflected on shaking the dust off when returning to her iconic role:
Thankfully, it hasn’t been obvious to viewers that the returning CSI stars were still feeling things out early on. Seeing Jorja Fox and William Petersen play their characters once again has definitely been a nice re-addition to the Fall TV lineup. But since there is a new generation, it’s the perfect balance between old and new, and not only for viewers, but for the actors themselves. While both Fox and Petersen seemed to have fallen right back into their old patterns on the performing front itself, advances in criminal science meant they were learning new techniques and terminology as well, so not everything came easy.
Meanwhile, within the show itself, Sara hasn’t exactly been easing back into the swing of things, and has in fact been doing the exact opposite. The core group have been working a case for several episodes now that involved witness/criminal Martin Kline getting murdered. When the real culprit was finally revealed, as it was lawyer Anson Wix who had done everything, including stealing chemicals from the lab, it looked like things were finally done. But considering we’re still a ways away from CSI: Vegas‘ finale, nothing is over yet.
The next episode will see Grissom and Sara close in on their prime suspect in the David Hodges case, meaning the truth will be coming out one way or another. It will be an episode to look forward to, as this case’s layers continue to unravel. Check out the preview below!
Don’t miss new episodes of CSI: Vegas on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST on CBS!