The actor is slated to return in an episode slated for Wednesday, Nov. 20, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Eads, one of the show's last remaining original stars, took a leave of absence from the CBS drama in August after reportedly getting into an argument with one of the show's writers over the creative direction of his character. He appeared in the first three episodes this season before he left.
His absence from the team will be addressed in the upcoming 300th episode, when old boss Catherine (returning star Marg Helgenberger ) selects Nick to receive special training in Quantico in Virginia — a good 2,000 miles from the bright lights of Las Vegas.
Eads, 46, signed on to return to the procedural as a regular along with the rest of the cast when CBS renewed the show in March. Eads and co-star Jorja Fox were both briefly fired from the show in 2004 after they tried to hold out for more money from the network and studio. Eads is one of only three stars who have been with CSI from the pilot.
CSI airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on CBS.
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