For those wondering, we can confirm today that the Gig Harbor killer is going to remain a part of the “CSI” storyline until the second episode on Sunday, February 15. Then again, did you really expect anything else? This has been the show’s best storyline all season long, and Mark-Paul Gosselaar is secretly giving one of the best guest performances we’ve seen in a long time. He may be a longshot for an Emmy nomination, but we’d argue that he’s worthy.
Now, we turn to the bad news here: It feels almost like we could be getting near the end of the road for “CSI” as a series itself. These two episodes that we have synopses for below could be the last two of the entire show. We get the sense that CBS is trying to burn some of them off. Not only that, but they showed with “CSI: Miami” that they have no problem with sudden cancellations. If they did that here, we’d honestly feel pretty awful about it, given that this show has been such a longtime fixture. It deserves a proper send-off!
Now that we’ve said our piece, let’s get to share some thoughts about these episodes.
5×17, “Under My Skin” – “The CSI team investigates a murder with ties to two teenage kidnapped girls.”
5×18, “The End Game” – “The CSI unit faces the final showdown with the Gig Harbor killer whose motives are finally revealed. Meanwhile, Nick Stokes makes a decision that will affect the entire team moving forward.”
The first episode really could not be more vague if it tried. However, the second gives you a tease about George Eads’ exit from the show, and that it is his character’s own choosing. If the show does get a 16th season, it will be strange to see it without an original cast member on board.
What do you want to see happen over these final episodes? Let us know right now with a comment.