Helgenberger CSI Marg Helgenberger was very emotional about saying goodbye after her final CSI episode was filmed.
“I’ve been thinking a lot about this moment for a very long time,” Helgenberger stated. Getting teary, she said, “From the bottom of my heart, thank you for the time of my life.”
Helgenberger took home some of her character’s properties, including vest and badge. She was presented with a cake that featured edible photos of her with old and new co-stars.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Helgenberger said she was feeling “very emotional” about the exit. “It’s been a fifth of my life, and it’s been quite a ride. How can I leave this? … It’s so much more than a job and that’s why it has such an impact on me.”
Her final episode is slated to air on Jan. 25.