CSI: Vegas Season 2 Finale: Release date, plot, cast, promo and other details

CSI: Vegas Season 2 Finale: Release date, plot, cast, promo, and other details
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The clock is ticking! Here is what we know about the finale episode of CSI: Vegas Season 2.

Attention readers! The countdown for the anticipated CSI: Vegas Season 2 finale episode has officially begun, especially after how, in the second season, the viewers saw how a new threat has enshrouded the neon streets of Sin City, and it’s going to take some familiar faces to stare it down. As old friends meet new enemies and the latest forensic techniques in CSI: Vegas. 

Since then, the anticipation of seeing what happens next has been at an all-time high! So, if you are one of those who is wondering about what happens next, then you have reached the right place, as we have compiled all the necessary details about when the finale episode of CSI: Vegas Season 2 will premiere on CBS. Continue reading to find out more. 

CSI: Vegas Season 2 Finale: Release date, plot, cast, promo, and other details

CSI: Vegas Season 2 Finale: Release Date and Time Slot

The final episode, simply titled, “Dying Words,” is now confirmed to air later this month on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at the same scheduled time slot of 10/9c on CBS and later available on Paramount Plus. The episode is written by Jason Tracey, and the official synopsis of the episode states:

“The team investigates a murder case that hits close to home for Folsom. When he is forced to sit this investigation out, he does his own digging with help from Trey. Worried that Folsom will do something he regrets if he gets his hands on the killer, the team finds themselves racing to arrest the suspect first.”

Moreover, this episode will conclude this crime procedural, which follows the investigations of the newly formed Crime Scene Investigation team in Las Vegas, and continue the plot further into the already renewed third season, which is set to return sometime during the fall of the 2023–24 television season. 

That’s not all, as the details about the penultimate episode, “Shell Game,” have also been revealed!

It will air next week on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at the same time slot. The official synopsis of the episode reads, “The CSI team investigates a case where an ambitious investigative reporter is found dead at a peanut factory; everyone in the crime lab buzzes over who Max will promote to day shift supervisor.” The episode is directed by Omar Madha, and written by Marisa Tam. 

While you wait, take a look at the newly released 24-second official promo for a brand new episode, “Shell Game,” below:

CSI: Vegas Season 2 Finale: Plot Explained

Apart from the official synopsis, details regarding what else viewers may anticipate in the season finale were disclosed in an exclusive report with tvinsider.com. The question that now has to be answered is whether Season 2 will still just include cases of the week. We’d like to warn you that the following passage contains some major spoilers for the anticipated season finale, so read it on your own accord if you don’t want to get details beforehand. 

Will the rest of Season 2 be devoted to cases of the week alone from this point forward? To which showrunner Jason Tracey confirmed, “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.”

CSI: Vegas Season 2 Finale: Release date, plot, cast, promo, and other details

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.” “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.”

“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. Folsom also has to deal with his relationship with Serena and whether or not he will be with Allie, in addition to his own personal tale. “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 Finale: Release date, plot, cast, promo, and other details

CSI: Vegas Season 2 Finale: Cast and Crew

The main cast members who are expected to return in the last episode are as follows: 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. 

The recurring cast members include Kathleen Wilhoite as Dr. Diane Auerbach, Sarah Gilman as Penelope “Penny” Gill, Sean James as Will Carson, Kat Foster as Nora Cross, Robert Curtis Brown as Undersheriff Cade Wyatt, Sara Amini as Sonya Nikolayevich, Joel Johnstone as Jack Nikolayevich, Sherri Saum as Jodi Wallach, Katie Stevens as Lindsey Willows, Eric Szmanda as Greg Sanders, and Derek Webster as Dr. Milton Hudson. 

CSI: Vegas Season 2 Finale: Release date, plot, cast, promo, and other details

CSI: Vegas Season 2: What has happened in the season so far?

This season started with Catherine Willows persuading Maxine Roby to let her rejoin the team; a dominatrix is found murdered near her secret sex dungeon. The CSIs investigate when a creepy mannequin prop inside a popular haunted house turns out to be a real dead body; Catherine enlists the help of Folsom to search for her friend who disappeared. The team investigates after a group of teens discovers a dead woman behind the wheel of an abandoned car in a Nevada ghost town. 

When three masked assailants invade a home and murder an entire family, the team is called to the scene to investigate; Catherine leads the team through the emotional case, which intensifies her own longing to reconnect with her estranged daughter. After all the guests attending an upscale fundraising soiree for the science department at a local university fall ill, the CSI team gears up to investigate; Catherine enlists Grace’s roommate to help her find clues after Grace disappears. 

CSI: Vegas Season 2 Finale: Release date, plot, cast, promo, and other details

Max leads her team to investigate the death of a prestigious Michelin-starred chef found hanging in his restaurant’s walk-in freezer. A mysterious bigfoot-like footprint found near a crime scene puzzles the CSI team as they work to uncover who – or what – killed a father and son. Catherine’s frustration intensifies when a lead suspect in Grace’s disappearance is found murdered. The team exhausts all their skills to figure out who killed the suspect, and if his death will lead them to Grace.

When the bodies of two Regency Romantic Festival attendees are discovered, the CSI team uncovers a shocking link between their murders and previous cases. A social media influencer party ends with the brutal murder of a popular guest; Chris Park’s side hustle makes him uniquely qualified to lead the CSI team in their investigation. When a young, non-verbal boy is found hiding in a stranger’s garage, the CSI team searches for his missing mother. 

Max receives a strange letter with symbols in silver ink that Folsom and Allie recognize from prior crime scenes. Catherine’s day off with her granddaughter gets interrupted when a woman wakes up from a four-year coma and remembers details from the night her sister died. The CSI team investigates the death of an archaeologist found near the breakthrough discovery of an ancient civilization.

CSI: Vegas Season 2 Finale: Release date, plot, cast, promo, and other details

Max locates another cryptic note written in familiar silver ink after a mentally distressed woman kills her attacker. The team investigates the mysterious death of a competitive eating contestant; Chavez partners with Allie to prove where the mysterious silver ink notes have been coming from. A silver ink note threatening Maxine Roby’s life is found at the crime lab, sending the entire CSI team to crack who is behind the notes and how they connect to other murder cases.

Medical examiner Sonya’s life is in jeopardy when she is exposed to a mysterious poison as the CSI team races to find the antidote. Later, Max Roby’s ex-husband, Daniel, as he returns to make sure she and their son are safe. When the body of a young girl is found at the bottom of Lake Mead, Max promises justice for her daughter. In the latest episode, we saw that the CSI team investigates a bomb that detonated during a masquerade party and Gene Farrow’s story of a macabre party with a fatal ending.

CSI: Vegas Season 2 Finale: Release date, plot, cast, promo, and other details

CSI: Vegas Season 2: Where to stream?

All episodes of CSI: Vegas Season 2 are available on-air on the CBS channel. Moreover, the first season 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, depending on the viewer’s location and preferred membership plans.

Take a look at the official trailer of the season to recap all the events which have happened so far: 

CSI: Vegas Season 2 Trailer

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