Marg Helgenberger returning to “CSI” for show’s 300th episode

When CBS’ long-running hit series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation airs its 300th episode on Oct. 23, original cast member Marg Helgenberger will return as Catherine Willows. Helgenberger left CSI during Season 12, with her last regular episode airing in January 2012.

According to a CBS release, Catherine Willows will be on hand to help the team solve a cold case that has haunted them for 14 years. CSI itself will be starting its 14th season on Sept. 25, with Marg Helgenberger’s episode airing Oct. 23.

In the 300th episode of CSI, titled “Frame by Frame,” the team investigates a homicide in the home of a reclusive former casino mogul (guest star Jason Priestley) who was a suspect in a similar crime in 2000. The CSI team recalls who they were and where they were in order to solve the cold case.

After this guest-starring role, Marg Helgenberger will be a regular star in the upcoming midseason CBS drama series Intelligence, debuting Feb. 24. Intelligence is about a high-tech intelligence operative (Josh Holloway) enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain. In the series, Marg Helgenberger will play Lillian Strand, who oversees an elite government cyber-security agency that supports Holloway’s character.

The 300th episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, guest-starring Marg Helgenberger as Catherine Willows, premieres Oct. 23 at 10pm ET/PT on CBS.

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