There was much speculation about whether or not Sara Sidle would make it out alive from her encounter with CSI‘s Miniature Killer. While the season premiere answered that question, the resolution was overshadowed by word that despite surviving, Sara is still not long for the CSI world…because Jorja Fox, the actress who plays her, will be leaving CSI.
Although it hasn’t been definitively confirmed, multiple sources have said that she will be leaving the show this November, after failing to arrive at a resolution for a new contract. Fox herself was relatively cagey in response to questions about the matter, but did recently provide some insight into the plans for her character.
Her final show is said to air November 9, in an episode titled “Hello Goodbye.” While Fox’s ability to give details is limited since she is still under contract, she does give a few teasers as to how the relationship between Sara and Grissom will develop during these last few episodes with her.
She told TV Guide, “There’s going to be a wealth of information that we’re going to find out about Sara and Grissom in season 8. We shot five episodes so far, and I think it’s going to be a really exciting, interesting season. The writers have done a phenomenal job. There have been so many twists and turns already, and little bombs that we’ve dropped, I’m already blown away. I’m like, ‘Where’s this going? We’re only in episode 5.’”
CSI producers have said that their story would conclude this season, but Jorja Fox doesn’t exactly agree. She said, “I can’t contradict what one of our producers said, but I can only tell you from my experience, I don’t think you’re going to get that. 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.”
It sounds as though her departure is a done deal, but she was also fired from and rehired to the show in 2004, so who knows? Maybe there is a chance that Sara Sidle will also escape from this untimely departure from the CSI world.
– Leslie Seaton, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TV Guide
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