The 'CSI' Franchise Case File: Big Screen Version Confirmed, Plus the Usual (Season Finale) Spoilers


This week we only had the folks at Las Vegas to keep us company--well, Miami and New York were on rerun mode, but you get the gist--but the season finales of all three CSI shows are coming forward, so things must pick up anytime within the next month. Oh, but we're still here with the weekly round-up, including bits (and spoilers!) from the season finales in question, plus William Petersen talking about the possibility of a CSI film. Thing is, it's pushing through.


Item one: There will be a movie. In an interview with British magazine Radio Times, Petersen--who still acts as CSI executive producer despite bowing out as Grissom early in the year--confirmed long-running rumors about a movie version of the (similarly) long-running crime series.


"Yes, there will be a movie," he said. "I can understand people are a little trepidatious because of the franchise around the world and how well it's doing. Usually people leave it until a series has finished ... But it's about finding the right story. There has got to be a real reason to do it. You don't just do it because you want to make money. You do it because there's a story that can't be told on TV and needs to be told from CSI's perspective and the audience wants it. And we can't wait for CSI to end or Grissom will be about 90."


So does that mean Grissom will be around for the movie? The key's in a previous interview he made. "That's the reason Grissom isn't going to die of a brain tumor," he said. At this point though, there's no word yet on what's going to happen, or when it will get swinging, or who else will appear.


Item two: Season finale plot details! We've had some idea about what will happen to the season finales of all three CSI shows--about the Las Vegas team doing poker, or someone from the New York team dying. CBS has finally released official plot details for all three episodes, as well as when they are airing--and, yes, they're closer than you think.


CSI will be the first to conclude its season, with the finale airing on May 14. We've mentioned this before--the team will look into a series of murders tied into a scam involving valuable poker chips. Langston (Laurence Fishburne) will find himself in a different position: for the first time in his career, he'll have to use deadly force.


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