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Unforgettable Exclusive: Elias Koteas to Guest-Star in Season Finale As [Spoiler]!

Film vet and Combat Hospital alum Elias Koteas will guest-star in the season finale of CBS’ Unforgettable as a man whom Carrie Wells comes to believe killed her sister all those years ago, TVLine has learned exclusively.

As viewers of the freshman drama know, Carrie (played by Poppy Montgomery) saw a man in the woods the day of Rachel’s murder but has never been able remember his face — ironic for someone otherwise boasting a super-memory.

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But as Carrie follows clues to be laid by the mysterious Walter Morgan (played by James Urbaniak) in the weeks to come, she will be pointed to Koteas’ character: Sam Rhodes, a onetime Syracuse cop who left the force 27 years ago.

Fueling Carrie’s suspicion of Rhodes is the fact that circumstantial evidence links him to the recent murder of a 14-year-old Syracuse girl. Because of the similarities between that killing and Rachel’s, Carrie travels to Solvay Syracuse to confront the former lawman.

Koteas, whose film credits include The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Thin Red Line and Crash, most recently appeared on TV in the ABC summer series Combat Hospital and FX’s Lights Out.

Unforgettable, which was not among CBS’ initial batch of early renewals for the 2012-13 TV season, airs its season finale on Tuesday, May 8.