CSI: Vegas Season 2: Release date for season finale episode confirmed

CSI: Vegas Season 2: When will the finale episode premiere on CBS?
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When will this beloved crime drama’s second season end? Here is everything we know so far about the finale episode of CSI: Vegas Season 2.

Attention readers! The good news has arrived earlier than you anticipated, which makes the upcoming weeks even more cheerful than before. We are delighted to inform you that the final episode, whose title has yet to be disclosed, is all set to premiere on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at the same time slot of 10-11 p.m. on CBS and later on Paramount Plus.

We would like to highlight that CBS has not released the official synopsis of the majority of the upcoming episodes to avoid early spoilers. But, it is expected to conclude on the basic premise of the second season which follows, “A new threat has enshrouded the neon streets of Sin City, and it’s going to take some familiar faces to stare it down. Old friends meet new enemies – and the latest forensic techniques – in CSI: Vegas.”

CSI: Vegas Season 2: When will the finale episode premiere on CBS?

Details about what else fans can look forward to in the season finale were revealed in a report with tvinsider.com, particularly since CSI: Vegas recently wrapped up its ongoing silver ink case, which was introduced at the end of Season 1. The issue that now arises is whether Season 2 will continue to feature only cases of the week. We’d like to warn you that the following passage contains some major spoilers for the anticipated season finale.

“We’ve got some cases, we’ve got another little arc coming to do within this season, we’ve seen how difficult it is for Folsom [Matt Lauria], who grew up in Vegas around some very rough stuff, and he’s got some challenging family members and that’s going to come to the fore,” showrunner Jason Tracey. Further adding, “We do have plenty of big cases of the week, but we also have the rumbles of and a ramp-up to a very personal finale and I think it might be time to focus on Folsom.”

CSI: Vegas Season 2: When will the finale episode premiere on CBS?

“It’s a little different,” Tracey said. Also stated, “We’re going to ramp to a very personal place at the end of this season. It’s a little bit less a puzzle box and a lot of moody speculation about a big case and it’s a lot more with our characters. What you’ll find with the finale is it couldn’t be more personal.”

And even though that case was mentioned in the Season 1 conclusion, it took some time before the attention really shifted to it. That doesn’t seem to be something that will happen again. “It’s going to be a little bit of more direct connections between Seasons 2 and 3 than there existed between 1 and 2,” according to the showrunner.

CSI: Vegas Season 2: When will the finale episode premiere on CBS?

In addition to that personal story for Folsom, there’s the matter of his relationship with Serena and will they/won’t they be with Allie. “There’s no question triangles are fun,” Tracey acknowledged, “but then there’s also the question of, are two people just meant to be? Are they star-crossed?”

He continued, “I think what we in the writer’s room try to do is just invest in the reality of two people who feel a connection, it’s mostly that they exist through work, we saw that in Season 1 between Folsom and Allie, but ships do sometimes pass in the night. I don’t want to say too much about what is coming next because I feel like it’s one of the most organic developments that you owe to the fans, to let it all unspool. They are three characters we all love to write and they offer each other different things. It’s fun to watch them bounce off each other.”

CSI: Vegas Season 2: When will the finale episode premiere on CBS?

CSI: Vegas Season 2: When will the next episodes premiere?

The wait is finally over! CSI: Vegas Season 2 is back with new episodes after the midseason break. Here is the official episode guide for the next two episodes as released by the CBS network, which is as follows: 

Season 2 Episode 17: The Promise – March 30, 2023: The episode is directed by Brad Tanenbaum, and written by Alex Berry, and Anthony Zuiker. The official synopsis of the episode states, “When the body of a young girl who was killed over 40 years ago is discovered at the bottom of Lake Mead, Max Roby promises her mother that the CSI team will finally find justice for her daughter.”

Season 2 Episode 18: Fractured – April 13, 2023: The official synopsis of the episode states, “Facing an existential threat that could bring down the crime lab, a brilliant new team of forensic investigators welcomes back old friends and deploys new techniques to preserve and serve justice in Sin City.”

The main cast members who will return include Paula Newsome as Maxine “Max” Roby, Matt Lauria as Joshua “Josh” Folsom, Mandeep Dhillon as Allie Rajan, Marg Helgenberger as Catherine Willows, Jay Lee as Christopher “Chris” Park, Lex Medlin as Beau Finado, and Ariana Guerra as Serena Chavez. Moreover, this show is a follow-up to the long-running series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and the fifth series in the CSI franchise. 

CSI: Vegas Season 2 will be available on-air on the CBS channel on Thursday at the time slot of 10/9c. Moreover, the first season of CSI: Vegas is currently available to stream on Apple TV, Paramount+, and FuboTV. The series is also available to rent or buy on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu, based on the viewer’s location with preferred membership plans.

While you wait, take a look at the newly released promo of a brand new episode scheduled to release this Thursday, below: 

Catch up on the previous episodes while you wait for the CSI: Vegas Season 2 finale to premiere in a few months on CBS.