Allie Rajan and Josh Folsom have been teasing a sweet little office romance on “CSI: Vegas” since nearly day one. They flirt constantly, and always seem to be by each other’s side. At first, it seemed like they may have a buddy cop type of relationship, but almost immediately, they gravitated towards one another and created a will-they-won’t-they dynamic to rival Sara and Grissom’s from the original series.
Mandeep Dhillon spoke to Hollywood Life recently about her character’s motivations and personal life, and Dhillon’s own aspirations as a child. When asked if Allie and Folsom think about each other romantically, Dhillon replied, “Absolutely! I think they think about that quite a bit. Allie does for sure.”
She went on to say that because Folsom is a level above Allie, he “refuses to go there. They also know they have a real friendship and make a great team, which is not worth the risk if things went sour.” She then threw in a cheeky, “or is it?”
The thing that throws a wrench in the plan for Allie and Folsom to get together, is that Allie has a boyfriend whom she lives with. In the first few episodes, fellow CSI Chris Park hinted that Allie and Folsom had a past, but that they had put it behind them for the sake of the work. Park says that Sara and Grissom were the “star-crossed lovers” of the crime lab before Josh and (supposedly) Allie, but Allie stops him before he can say her name. With the way things are going, she probably still has feelings for Folsom that she hasn’t really worked through.
‘CSI: Vegas’ Will Delve Into Allie’s Personal Life
According to Dhillon, “CSI: Vegas” is going to explore Allie’s personal life with her boyfriend, Mark. Based on promo photos, the season finale seems to be pretty Allie-centric; “Allie’s personal life towards the end of season one sort of turns more directly to her boyfriend,” Dhillon said.
Hopefully, Allie won’t be used just as a prop for a love triangle. She has the potential to be a much deeper character. First, she’s a woman in a scientific field. Second, she has a rich cultural background. Those are things that can be highlighted as important aspects of her character, and not just who she’s in love with. We barely know Allie as “CSI: Vegas” stands now, and it would be nice to get to know her outside of which man is fighting over her.
As for Allie and Folsom, Dhillon said, “Towards the end of the season, I think their work dynamic just gets stronger. There may be some personal stuff that might pop up and throw a few questions in the air though.” Potentially, that “personal stuff” is our first look at Mark, Allie’s boyfriend. How can she reconcile her two relationships? Her working one with Folsom, and her romantic one with Mark? We’ll just have to wait for the next few “CSI: Vegas” episodes to find out.