'CSI: Miami's' Emily Procter on Calleigh's complicated love life

emily-procter-csi-miami-large.jpgAs fans of CBS' Monday hit "CSI: Miami" know, CSI Calleigh Duquesne ( Emily Procter) and former CSI Eric Delko (Adam Rodriguez) have consummated their long-simmering relationship. With Rodriguez returning to the show full-time next season, there should be plenty more opportunities for romance.

Procter isn't surprised the two came together.

"We both watch TV," she tells Zap2it. "There's wish fulfillment in entertainment. Let's face it, we, the humans, watch other humans being human for entertainment. It's a big, fat zoo. Why wouldn't you want to see love in there? I mean, it's the most powerful thing of all.

"We were just the last two left."

Rodriguez recently dubbed the relationship "Delquesne."

"That's pretty good," says Procter.

While fans have mixed feelings about the pairing, it is a step up from some of Calleigh's previous choices.

"Calleigh has poor taste in men," Procter says. "She's the child of an alcoholic. She has an alcoholic father. She picks terrible people for herself.

"One's dead; one got married. Jake disappeared, but I think he's coming back. Then there was the guy that I rode out into the sunset with, that we never saw again. He rode off into 'Cougar Town.' That's true, he did."

Calleigh and her boss, Lt. Horatio Caine (David Caruso), have a nice rapport, but Procter doesn't anticipate any sparks there.

"The only reason," she says, "I could guess that they didn't put the two of them together would be that he's a really mystical character. If you had him in a personal relationship, inevitably he'd have to expose some of himself, and I just don't think that, as a character, it works.

"Or I thought maybe it's because it was important that he always have really beautiful girlfriends that got killed.

"If I were a Floridian, I would not date either Horatio or Calleigh. It would not be a smooth move."

Asked if she thinks Calleigh and Eric should one day wed, Procter says, "I think it would be fun if it turned into a 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith' thing. It'd be nice to see them at home, with children, trying to balance having a job like this.

"I always think that when you can take the reality of a situation and add the fantasy to it, it's good."

As for the wedding itself, Procter says, " Well, it should have lots of Cuban influence. Outside, because it's Miami. I imagine there would be an infinity pool, and we would stand on top of some sort of platform, watching the water go into the ocean. Maybe all the CSIs would have to wear white."

This being "CSI: Miami," perhaps drug lords would then attack.

"People would go down," Procter says. "Either Delko or Calleigh would be killed, no doubt about it. Maybe this will be the finale of the series."

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