Over the course of 14 seasons, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation has tackled a brain-imploding array of freaky topics. Now it's going for the big one. "There's something about cannibalism that is so taboo and forbidden and disgusting that we, as a culture, don't want to think about it — but we can't stop our minds from going there," says Tom Mularz, who wrote this week's man-eats-man episode, "Consumed" (Wednesday, 10/9c, CBS).
D.B. Russell is about to find himself in a sticky situation.
On Wednesday's CSI (10/9c, CBS), an angry teenager opens fire in a police station. When the situation escalates, Russell (Ted Danson) is taken hostage!
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As you can see in the exclusive sneak peek below, Russell is still one piece. (The same can't be said for another hostage.) Fortunately, when Greg (Eric Szmanda) makes a delivery in keeping with the hostage-taker's demands, it looks like he and Russell have a secret plan to bring this tense situation to a close...
An upcoming episode of CBS's CSI will delve into the past of Greg Sanders (Eric Szmanda) and introduce an influential man from his childhood.
"It turns out that as a young boy, Greg was into chess and had a mentor," reveals executive producer Carol Mendelsohn. Filling the mentor role is Emmy nominee Ron Glass, who played Det. Ron Harris on Mendelsohn's favorite '70s comedy, Barney Miller.
Wednesday's episode of CSI marks the CBS procedural's 300th episode, and no matter how you slice it, that's a lot of murder.
"We figure we've killed thousands of people," executive producer Carol Mendelsohn says with a laugh. "Which probably isn't something to be proud of, but... most shows never get to 300 episodes. Everybody's just so proud."
The CSI cast reflects on the show's finest hours
Indeed, reaching such a milestone is rare in today's increasingly fragmented television landscape...
Over 14 seasons and 300 episodes, CSI has concocted some wild plots and brought in memorable guest stars to keep the body-bagging business fresh and fun. We asked the cast — including Marg Helgenberger, who reprises her role as Catherine Willows for Wednesday's landmark 300th episode, which flashes back to a case the team failed to crack in 2000 — to reflect on the show's best installments, selected by longtime executive producer Carol Mendelsohn.