Rory Cochrane and Adam Rodriguez, CSI: Miami
(10 pm/ET, CBS) apparently has as many fans in the hereafter as it does on earth. Although crime-lab expert Tim Speedle (played by
) died in Horatio Caine's arms after taking a bullet in Season 2, the character is about to make an encore. "Call it 'The Miracle on South Beach,'" says executive producer Ann Donohue. "Good old Speedle is back." "Specter" Speedle is more like it. Cochrane shows up in tonight's episode as a vision that haunts former colleague Eric Delko (
), who's suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. "It's very touching," Donohue says. "Speedle and Delko were great friends and now Speedle shows up to help solve a mystery involving a dead girl in an SUV at the beach. Speedle ends up leading Delko to the answer." Cochrane left the show in 2004 to pursue movie roles, although he has yet to repeat the early success he had with the film Dazed and Confused
. Says Rodriguez, "It was just fun to have my friend back on the show."
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