‘CSI: Vegas’ Showrunner Is ‘Excited’ To Tell New Characters’ Stories

by Jonathan Howard

The reboot/new series of CSI: Vegas was a success and that means we are going to see a Season 2. Showrunner Jason Tracey is excited.

Season 1 was just a taste of the new series. 10 episodes, case of the week style storytelling, and one season-long arc that was resolved in the finale. The writers got things right. Now, fans can’t wait for the next season to get here so they can get more of what they love.

Jason Tracey talked with TV Insider. The show brought on characters that were new as well as familiar faces. The writer’s room was all new. And, he revealed a little bit about season 2.

“I will say that there’s a lot more story to tell with all these folks that we’re excited to dig into in Season 2,” Tracey said. “I wouldn’t want to spoil too much too soon, but there were great ideas for everybody that you can’t get to because time is finite. And I’m excited to get back into the room with writers.”

One of the biggest storylines on the show this season had to be Sara and Gil’s relationship. The two are clearly close with one another. However, there have been intimate moments between the two. Nothing has ever gotten too intimate, though. The CSI: Vegas writing team made sure to not show their hands too much.

Moment Between Sara and Gil Cut Short on ‘CSI: Vegas’

There was a moment in episode 4 of this season that had fans excited. Gil and Sara have had a very checkered past. A very private past as well with one another. However, fans are excited that there has been some development in the couple’s relationship.

Back during episode 4, during that intimate moment that had fans excited, the two were supposed to kiss. That scene was scrapped though. Tracey talked about why that scene didn’t make the final copy of the episode.

“When you shoot something and the folks at [the] promo [department] get a hold of it, it’s a very enticing moment [to include],” the CSI: Vegas showrunner said. “But from a storytelling standpoint, I think that when the audience sees where we left things [with the season finale] and how we kind of brought it all home for those two characters, sometimes rewards are sweetest if you kind of have to wait. We like the shape of the story that we told. I hope people don’t feel too cheated, but we’ll see how they feel when they’ve gotten to absorb the finale and see that maybe we saved the best for last.”

Not letting the audience see that peak, not allowing them to see what they want to see lets the show have room to grow. If you hit your loudest note to start the song, everything else is going to sound muted compared to it. The same goes for storytelling on TV.