'CSI' welcomes William Petersen back, briefly


The original leader of "CSI" is coming back -- for at least a minute or two.William Petersen, who starred on the CBS hit for its first eight-plus seasons, is set to make a brief appearance as Gil Grissom in an upcoming episode -- possibly the one airing Thursday (Feb. 3). EW reports that it's confirmed Petersen's cameo (contacted by Zap2it, a CBS rep had no comment), although it doesn't say when. Examining the evidence on our own, though, it seems likely that Grissom will be back on screen on Thursday. It's a circumstantial case, but we think it's a pretty solid one.Thursday's episode is called "The Two Mrs. Grissoms," and it involves a murder investigation that takes Sara (Jorja Fox) to the school for the deaf where Grissom's mother (guest star Phyllis Frelich) works. Marlee Matlin also guest-stars as a fellow faculty member and former girlfriend of Gil's -- whom mom clearly prefers over Sara....



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