The man that defined "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" is returning soon as promised. William Petersen quit the show in January 2009 after nine years but his character, Gil Grissom, is not dead, just "out there". The actor is now ready to revisit the Las Vegas department for a brief cameo.
According to EW, Gil's return has been paved since December last year when his long-lost mother, played by Phyllis Frelich, was introduced. This Thursday, February 3, Gil's wife, Sara investigates a murder that occurs in Betty Grissom's workplace. "A night full of celebration ends with a bang when the director of a scholarship foundation for the deaf is killed by a deadly car bomb, prompting Sara to interrogate the students and faculty of the college."
Turns out, there's more story underneath all of this, involving Betty's feeling towards her daughter-in-law. EW said Grissom's mom never felt like Sara is the one for her son. Meanwhile, a new character played by Marlee Matlin is introduced as Betty's protege and a former lover of Gil. Apparently Mrs. Grissom prefers her school colleague to Sara, and this reportedly is when Gil comes back into the picture.