Elisabeth Shue Joins ‘CSI’

Elisabeth Shue joined the investigative team just in time for one of their strangest cases on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (Wed., 10 p.m. EST on CBS). It involved at first a missing wife and a missing house. Then, the wife showed up and the house was discovered in the desert. Enter a sister, a brother and ultimately a biological father to two of the siblings -- all of them fueled by nothing but anger -- and the situation only got more and more complex the deeper the team dug.

Eventually, they uncovered the sister's long-lost father dead and buried in the walls of the house. The father of the boys had killed him decades ago. The family continued to fight over the house and who would take ownership of it until Julie "Finn" Finlay (Shue) came at it with a chainsaw, saying she'd be happy to divide the house for them.

It was a powerful and eccentric debut, rather in line with D.B. Russell's own introduction to the team when he was found lying in place of a dead body at a crime scene. It makes sense that both of them have an interesting take on their job when it's revealed that they have history. Finn worked for Russell in Seattle, and was fired by him there as well. The two have history, and at the same time a clear chemistry between them on the job. That should help make her injection into the ensemble of the series go down a little smoother.

See how Finn fits in as "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" continues Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST on CBS.

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