Jaime Ray Newman Cast as Mac's Wife on CSI: NY

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Jaime Ray Newman has been cast in a critical role on CSI: NY.

The actress will appear in flashbacks on the season eight premiere as Detective Mac Taylor's late wife, Claire, who passed away in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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"We're taking all of our characters back to that day," executive producer Pam Veasey told TV Guide. "You get to see them together. You see why Claire loved Mac, and why Mac loved her."

This recollection - which will take place on September 23 - might open up Mac's love life again, Veasey teases: "We've had a few women in the past pursue Mac. We like the idea of maybe seeing Mac being the pursuer."

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