The Nebraska native, 56, who followed up her Emmy-winning role as K.C. Koloski on China Beach with a 15-year run as Catherine Willows on
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, now goes Under the Dome on CBS Thursday, June 25. You’re joining Under the Dome in its third season.
Whowill you be playing? “I play an anthropologist who becomes a leader. Everyone started turning on each other at the end of last season because there’s a lot of desperation since they’re running out of water, food and electricity. I devise a plan to share the goods.” You left CSI to have other adventures. Have you done
anything really cool? “I went to Peru to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. I’d never been to South America before, and the Andes were just spectacular. Then I went to Cuba before the sanctions were lifted. That was fascinating and the people were just amazing.” You will be going back to CSI for the series finale on Sept. 27. Are you looking forward
to it? “I’m excited to get back in the ring with Billy Petersen [Gil Grissom]. We had such a great working relationship. I don’t know any details because it hasn’t been written yet, but I am hoping this will be a nice, proper sendoff—not only for the show itself, but for the fans.”