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The CSI: Vegas Season 1 Episode 3 Scene Fans Couldn't Help But Love

Contains spoilers for "CSI: Vegas" Season 1, Episode 3

"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" may have ended in 2015, but as the new "CSI: Vegas" revival has proved, the audience still has plenty of love for its main characters. The sequel show features a brand new Las Vegas Crime Lab team led by Max Roby (Paula Newsome), but that's not all. Much to the delight of fans, the show's events goad the husband-wife team of Gil Grissom (William Petersen) and Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox) out of retirement. 

Grissom and Sidle are among the most memorable characters in the original "CSI," and the ups and downs of their relationship form one of the show's major emotional cores. As such, the skilled investigators' return to active duty is a fantastic treat for longtime fans of the "CSI" franchise. "CSI: Vegas" uses the characters to great effect, both in their own right and as a way to help establish the new team. Episode 3 of the show demonstrates this when Sara casually points out that the budding romantic pairing of Josh Folsom (Matt Lauria) and Allie Rajan (Mandeep Dhillon) is basically a callback to her own early chemistry with Gil. However, the episode features another, even more endearing moment that fans can't help but love. 

Fans love the tender moment between Gil Grissom and Sara Sidle

During the episode, it's clear there's something wrong with Gil, and he eventually admits that he's suffering from land sickness — a disorienting condition that's also known as Mal de Débarquement syndrome (per MdDS Foundation). Sara's response to her husband's struggles is overwhelmingly positive. "We'll figure it out, okay?" she tells Gil as the two embrace. "I'll never go away. If you need to hold on to something, hold on to me." 

When the "CSI: Vegas" Twitter account shared the clip, fans' hearts promptly melted. "Aw my little heart," one fan tweeted in reply. "I love how much GSR loves each other. They are meant to be," another wrote. It's a pretty great scene for fans to be impressed by, too, because the show's executive producer Anthony Zuiker has told TV Insider that there's way more going on here than you might initially assume. 

"The land sickness is a metaphor for the relationship between Gil and Sara," Zuiker revealed. "One character wants to be on the water where he's comfortable, and one person is getting her feet back on the land, which is Sara," Zuiker explains. "So the sudden land sickness for Grissom is more metaphorical, which is where do I truly belong — back in my comfortable place on the sea where I have a compass of what tomorrow is or do I belong back on land where we've built this monument of truth? The sickness does come and go as his opinions of where he belongs comes and goes."