"I think it's easy with a procedural to think people don't have that much arc to their character, but I'm hoping that [the audience will see] that we do." The flashback also provides the introduction of new cast member Eddie Cibrian. "It turns out they met on Calleigh's first day at the Miami Dade Police Department," Procter says. So they have this old, established friendship at this point, and I think their characters are very easy with one another.
" In other, possibly related news, the actress adds that we will see a shirtless Cibrian this season.Cibrian isn't the only new face on the show this season.'s Christian Clemenson joins the cast as a medical examiner and, according to Procter, Omar Benson Miller's Walter Simmons will force the CSIs to do more science and research instead of relying on databases.cast The good news: Delko may be aimlessly wandering the Everglades, but at least he's alive.That comes as a relief to fans who feared the worst when it was announced that Rodriguez would leave the show this season. "Because of how the season ended, I didn't want to leave it on that note," Rodriguez tells So we discussed making sure that I was participatory in Season 8 so that we could fade the character out the right way and give him a proper exit.
"I feel like Eric Delko has gone through so many ups and downs and has had such a great journey on the show," he says.
"There will be resolution with Eric and Calleigh, and it will be a nice, slow exit.
I think people will be happy with the way it all ends."That leaves only the bad news: Calleigh will be a bit of an ice queen before coming to that resolution. She is saying publicly that she doesn't care, but she cares very much and it's very difficult.
"Eric and Calleigh have many, many scenes to do together, but realistically, at the moment there hasn't been any closure," Procter says. But she's also such a straight arrow, and I think she believes she was just following protocol." Fall Preview: Get scoop on all the new and returning shows The premiere episode divides its focus on the cliff-hanger resolution and a flashback to 1997.
In addition to learning just how Horatio (David Caruso) came by his iconic shades, viewers will also see how the Miami CSIs first came together.
"You see everyone's enthusiasm for when they first got the job, and hopefully people will be able to notice how we've subtly changed," Procter says. Detective Jessie Cardoza, Cibrian swings into for Season 8, which could pose its own share of problems for Calleighko.