Elisabeth Shue: 'CSI's' Finlay Won't Join Cast for 2-Hour Fall Finale Movie

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Elisabeth Shue has played the role of Julie Finlay on the CBS hit drama CSI since 2012, but that doesn't mean she will appear in the show's movie finale.

CBS has plans to air a 2-hour finale to wrap CSI in a special this fall. Elisabeth Shue has no plans to take part in the filming of the TV movie.

Several CSI regulars plan to continue or reprise their roles for the show's finale. Marg Helgenberger will reprise her role as Catherine Willows. William Peterson will return in his role as Gil Grissom. Ted Danson, who will appear in the finale, is staying with the CSI franchise. He will move over to the network's newest CSI spinoff, CSI: Cyber.

It's uncertain how CBS plans to handle the absence of Elisabeth Shue in the CSI finale. Julie Finlay has long been an integral part of the story lines. It will seem odd without her in the show's last hurrah.

Elisabeth Shue appeared in CSI's season 15 finale. Called The End Game, that episode was shot before the network announced the cancellation of the show. Julie Finlay was in a coma when fans last saw her on CSI. Will the 2-hour special find her counterparts mourning her passing?

Why do you suppose Elisabeth Shue won't appear on the series finale of CSI? Might there be some unreported bad blood there--or has the actress got something new and even more exciting up her sleeve?

The 2-hour CSI finale will air on CBS on September 27.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.