Exclusive: ‘CSI’ Finale Promises To Be ‘Dark’

Posted on March 25, 2011

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When CSI wraps up its 11th season in May, the Nate Haskell (Bill Irwin) and Ray Langston (Laurence Fishburne) showdown comes to a head. How does the show plan to wrap-up the three season storyline? Well, read on!

Laurence Fishburne and Bill Irwin in CSI (photo: CBS)

While I am not at liberty to divulge everything (who in Hollywood would be crazy enough to do that!), sources confirm to me that major events happen at the conclusion of the season. The finale, titled “In A Dark, Dark House” (and written by Tom Mularz) puts Langston front and center as he finally vanquishes Haskell once and for all. Things get personal for The Doc when Haskell places his ex-wife Gloria Parkes (Tracee Ellis Ross) in a dangerous situation, thus making the case a conflict of interest.

All of the Langston/Parkes/Haskell drama brings Gloria’s mother to Las Vegas, and while never the fan of her ex son-in-law, a heart-to-heart conversation with CSI supervisor Catherine Willows (Marg Helgenberger) calms the situation and allows the strong and sympathetic mother to see Ray with some sympathy and warmth. Sources tell me that while viewers will be seeing the backstory of Langston, one should also expect to see Haskell’s evolution of becoming a serial killer. I’m told producers are currently looking for someone to fill the roles of “Mrs. Haskell” and two young versions of “Warner Thorpe,” who just so happens to be the devious Nate Haskell many years ago.

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