After 20 years, CSI series Georgia Fox confirms her relationship with William Petersen
The CSI: Crime Scene Investigation series often tackles dark themes, but it also sheds light on the personal lives of the team members. Fans have especially loved the complicated relationship between Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox) and Gil Grissom (William Petersen), whose blossoming romance we followed throughout the show's run and his most recent return. The couple's love story, titled "GSR," quickly became a hit for viewers, who had been waiting for the big moment between them for a long time.
If your show is good and your stars are still happy, you can afford to let time pass at its usual pace. Viewers get to grow and age with the characters, spend hours a year with them, and watch them go through a longer span of life than the film allows. The narrative can expand and fill the void.
As Jorja Fox explains, it was this aspect of the show—the long-running relationship between her character Sara Sidle and her co-star Gil Grissom—that inspired her to come back and reprise her role on CBS's sequel CSI: Vegas in 2021. Now, after a six-year break from the show, they're back on the screens, a bit rusty as an investigator, orja Fox has decided to open up about her relationship with her co-star and her characters.
On CSI: Vegas , former lab partners find their years of work catching criminals thrown into question, which could lead to hundreds of convictions being voided. The couple returns to their old grounds on their second marriage attempt to find out who is trying to undo their work, allowing viewers to see the couple from a different perspective.
"It's a tribute to long-term love and what it means to be with someone through thick and thin over a long period of time,"Fox said of Petersen's return to the series.
"I'm a romantic and I believe in love, and I've never had the chance to play a long-term relationship like this."
Jorja Fox and William Petersen are great friends on and off the set of CSI
In fact, few relationships have gone through as much turmoil as Sara and Grissom's. As Jorja Fox puts it , "they had a relationship, broke up, got married, got divorced, and got back together." They have a lot of history behind them, although they seem to be on the mend. However, their great performances have surprised many CSI fans, who say that in real life the stars were romantically involved and that is why they had so much chemistry on screen.
Sadly, Jorja Fox and William Petersen only appeared in the first season of CSI: Vegas , and it's been confirmed that they won't be returning unless both of them agree to do so. This confirms the friendship that both stars have developed on and off the filming set of the show.