The Las Vegas Police Department just lost one of their best detectives in their Crime Scene Investigations Bureau. This week, it became official: Jorja Fox
, who plays Sara Sidle on the hit CBS show, CSI
, is leaving. Her character had been in a relationship with co-worker Gil Grissom for the last few seasons and rumors suggested the two would get married in an upcoming episode. Yet, in interview surrounding her exit, Fox makes comments suggesting that a full resolution will not occur between the two characters. She also talked about her reasons for leaving the show.
In an interview with EW, Jorja explained her reason for leaving the show. "There are all these things I want to do. Some are personal. Some are professional. And I really need to do some of them before I get too old." She has had previous issues with the show in the past, and was even temporarily fired when contract negotiations broke down in 2004.
Fans have done all they can to show their support for Jorja Fox and try to keep her on their favorite show. As BuddyTV reported
, fan websites have gone up, petitions have been signed, and letters and balloons being sent to CSI execs. Still, all the support in the world couldn't keep Sara Sidle in Vegas. Now that it's official, BuddyTV fans have mixed reactions. BuddyTV member Jokerman2681 posted his support, saying, "This is so cool that all of this support has come out for her. I have always loves her on CSI." On the other hand, BuddyTV member Greenmonstah will be okay without her. "I really liked the character of Sara the first couple of seasons, but, I don't know, she lost me after that. But the show needs a shake up, maybe this will do it."
Fox will continue appearing on the show through mid-November. As TV Guide is reporting, fans may not get the ending they were hoping for between Sara and Grissom. "This might sound vain, but the story of Sara and Grissom is a little like a fable, and most great fables don't really have 100 percent resolution," she said.
- Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer
Source: EW, TV Guide
(Image courtesy of CBS)