Oct. 15 2008, Published 9:00 a.m. ET

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If you loved the character Yola from the Showtime sitcom The Chris Isaak Show, then you'll definitely want to tune in to CSI tomorrow night.

Kristin Dattilo, who played Yola from 2001 to 2004, is guesting and my L.A. counterpart, OK!'s Carole Glines, got the scoop!

“It’s quite a departure from all the comedic roles I’ve been doing,” Kristin says.  “I play a drug and gambling addict.  She dies three quarters of the way through the episode and it’s finding the killer in flashbacks."

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She got to work with the show's leading man, William Petersen. “We had two different scenes and I was dead in both. I kept thinking just don’t breathe, because dead people don’t breathe," she laughs.

"On one of his close-ups, I said , ‘I’m going to sit up and say boo during this take’ and he’s like, ‘please, don’t.’ We made jokes about that."

There must be some deja'vu casting going on in Kristin's life.  She's got a recurring role on Showtime's killer series, Dexter.


She plays Det. Barbara Gianna, a vice cop who gets Angel mixed up in her sting. Why can't he meet a nice, normal gal?

Catch Kristin on CSI Thursday, Oct. 16 at 10 p.m. on CBS. And look for her on Dexter Sundays at 9 p.m. on Showtime.


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