I just recieved my new TV Guide issue May 2-8, and it has a tid-bit about the finale w/ a picture of Cath, Brass and Ray~ CSI season finale 5/12~ Whether it's burying someone alive or having a shoot-out in the lab, CSI is famous for it's frenetic finales. When season 11 comes to a close, though, exec. producer Carol Mendelsohn has something different in mind. "It's going to be emotionally explosive" Those internal fireworks start sparking in the next-to-last episode on May 5, when the team travels to Los Angeles to follow a tip that serial killer Nate Haskell [Bill Irwin] is up to his old tricks. says Mendelsohn "They'll find evidence that will call into question whether or not Nate Haskell is Nate Haskell. they'll uncover who he is and how he was created" Ever since replacing Grissom [William Petersen] on the CSI team, Ray Langston [Laurence Fishburne] has been on a collision course with Haskell, and in the SEASON FINALE, he'll finally takes matters into his own hands . Mendelsohn won't say what exactly those hands do to his nemesis, but she does add that Langston's decision leaves the whole team at odds with each other. "The finale won't end with a clear slate, it'll be a cliffhanger, but more for the team in terms of their relationships and dealing with the aftermath of what Langston does"~ Footnote from Carol~ To go so dark and to get really deep into our characters is hard to do", says ex. producer Carol Mendelsohn, "but the finale will be very satisfying for the fans" OK, so says you!