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CSI Finale: Fan Favorite Stars Return, Nostalgic Ending Made For Successful Run

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The CSI finale last Sunday on CBS brought a fitting and satisfying end to the shows? 15-year run. The two hours finale titled ?Immortality? brought almost all original and fan favorite stars from CSI, enabling the TV show to propel its viewership and reach almost the same amount of viewers as it did before.

The finale of ?CSI: Crime Scene Investigation? was a big fan service for loyal viewers. The show conveniently sees original cast members Catherine Willows (Marg Helgenberger), Gil Grissom (William Petersen), and Jim Brass (Paul Guilfoyle) to return and solve the final case.

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The last episode also gives closure for both Sara Sidle and Gil Grissom. The show hooked-up both characters and ensured that fans of the series will feel joyous of their awkward reunion. But it wasn?t a mere reunion as both of them stayed and literally sailed together towards the sunset, possibly hinting that the two will have a long-time relationship with one another.

?This one really was for the fans,? CSI creator Anthony Zuiker told Deadline in an interview. While Zuker said they have long planned the both of them to hook-up, he revealed that they had to complicate the story of Grissom and Sara by introducing Lady Heather:

?We had to complicate that fantasy, and that was the reason to put Lady Heather in the idle because she suddenly became this other option that Grissom had been wranging with over the course of so many seasons, much to the point where a lot of the audience was convinced, and maybe even Grissom himself, that Lady Heather is the one that actually has his heart. As it turns out, Grissom had to make a choice by the end of the show, and I think the audience would be happy he chooses Sara and we finally put them together.?

The last episode of the crime forensic show garnered a total of 12.1 million viewers, the biggest audience they drew since January 2012, Deadline reported. It was also the most watched show during the time, the report said.

Sources: Deadline, Moviepilot, The Atlantic

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