The cool, drizzly weather is most un-Miami-like in Manhattan Beach, Calif., on the set of CBS' Sunday crime drama ‘‘CSI: Miami.”
Just before boxes of hot pizza arrive to drive away the chill, stars Emily Procter and Adam Rodriguez take a break from filming to contemplate the on-again-but-mostly-off-again romance between their respective characters, Calleigh Duquesne and Eric Delko.
Procter, back in fighting trim after having her first child last season, relates the long will-they-or-won't-they wait to a similar situation between two of the characters — Lady Mary and Matthew — on her beloved British period drama “Downton Abbey,” which airs on PBS' “Masterpiece.”
“It really bothered me,” she says, “until I saw ‘Downton Abbey,' and I realized, as a viewer, I loved the carrot on the stick of Mary and Matthew. You're watching people who are right for each other and have been through enough, that you know are eventually going to get together, with just a little ‘Eek!' that they might not.
And for those viewers who wonder when it was exactly that Calleigh and Eric broke up — which apparently took place sometime in the fall of 2010 — Procter says it happened, “when Emily Procter got pregnant, and she couldn't go out in the field, when I didn't really work for a year. I didn't know they'd broken up either.
“I actually was in the writers' office a couple of episodes ago, and I'm like, ‘Are we broke up?' But it's ‘CSI: Miami' time, and you don't know how long it's been. It's probably just been a week.”