CSI: Miami

Season 4 Episode 4

48 Hours To Life

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 10, 2005 on CBS
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Horatio and the team are trying to figure out how to free an innocent young man after a harsh interrogation with Frank Tripp sends him to jail.

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  • Didn't believe that Toby did it...

    10
    I just love Miami. I'm currently watching all 10 seasons on Netflix just because I enjoy watching them. This episode was one of the few that had me sitting on the edge of my seat, and I just could not wait to see how it all turned out.
  • Horatio goes out of his way to make right what's wrong with the way a young boy is viewed after killing a fellow inmate. In the end we all learn killing isn't right, but in some cases, necessary when the stakes are your integrity and character.moreless

    9.6
    This episode shows a side of Horatio we sometimes see in other episodes. He has integrity and character. He stays with something he believes. He's always good with kids especially and this episode is no different although the main character in prison really isn't a "kid" anymore. However, Horatio genuinly likes this boy and wants what's best for the young man. This is the 2nd time I've seen it and this time I enjoyed it just as much as I did before. The poor kid was just embarrassed and was going to "go down with the ship" so to speak just to avoid people knowing the truth about why he killed in the first place. It's not that killing is O.K. and Horatio makes that all clear near the end when he says to the boy something like, "All I know is that in the end, all we have is the truth."moreless
  • 48 hours to life

    9.9
    A black guy is found with blood all over him. A woman is found dead in her boat. The kid confessed to doing the murder but he couldn't have. The blood was dry before he stepped in it. The girl had airebubbles around her mouth. Mrs. Bolland had an affair with the black man b/c her husband was gay. she was shot in open water. The woman who was interested in the boat says her boyfriend killed the woman. someone staged the black guy to killing the inmate. She was smoothered. The shot didn't kill her. Mr. Bolland had blood spatter on his wrist band from an airbubble. Darrell Raped toby.moreless
  • it was an exciting episode, i really tot the african american did it cos i didnt understand why he was running. i seating at the edge of my seat wondering how it was going to end. i really felt sorry for the boy he's whole life ruined.moreless

    9.0
    det frank tripp didnt do the guy any favours and i think maybe he's racist cos if he's bad mouthing cuban americans in one episode, he's doing something else. poor boy raped in jail i wish the prison institution in the United states should do something about that. its sad almoost every new prisoner is raped by a fellow stronger prison on the 1st of his or her incarceration, so where's the allowance for rehabilitation? all in all it was a great episode.moreless
  • Nasty

    7.9
    The episode depicted a very harsh image of American jails. It seems ridiculous that on a confession without any evidence that a person can be thrown straight into the deep end of a harsh jail.



    This week there was a considerable focus on the young man in jail, and it does show the prison system to be woefully inadequate but the characters of Ryan, Calleigh and Eric were underused this week whilst Frank was not a big part which seems a shame considering the crux of the story was down to him. Horatio of course had the lead but he seems to do more detective work than crime scene processing most of the time. The lad techs this week seemed even less of a part than usual. Calleighs **** to the guy in ballistics seems unfair as the guy probably has a lot of work to do, as highlighted with Calleigh in one episode. but I also see her point, she needs the evidence. I do think she was harsh though.



    It was a pretty good week all in all but if the writers increased the use of some of the lab techs as well as Calleigh, Ryan and Eric and bring the focus more to the the forensics rather the the detective side.



    Still, pretty good entertainment.moreless
David Caruso

David Caruso

Lieutenant Horatio Caine

Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Eric "Delko" Delektorsky

Khandi Alexander

Khandi Alexander

Chief Medical Examiner Alexx Woods

Jonathan Togo

Jonathan Togo

Ryan Wolfe (Episodes 54+, Recurring Previously)

Robert Ri'chard

Robert Ri'chard

Tobey Hollins

Guest Star

Skip Stellrecht

Skip Stellrecht

C.O. Winters

Guest Star

Joe Stevens

Joe Stevens

Ed

Guest Star

Boti Bliss

Boti Bliss

Valera

Recurring Role

Rex Linn

Rex Linn

Detective Frank Tripp

Recurring Role

Brendan Fehr

Brendan Fehr

Dan Cooper

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: When Horatio arrives at the scene of Darren's murder they tell him that one of the guards found the shank used to kill him. Later Calleigh claims she found the shank.

    • Goof: Having the CPU fan covered up would not make the hard drive hot the CPU fan is there to cool the CPU not the hard drive and basically all computers these days have a built in safe mode and when the CPU reaches a certain temp well before you could feel the temp through the case would shut itself down to avoid damage and it did not.

  • QUOTES (5)

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Due to his seemingly quiet and non-violent demeanor, Toby is mockingly referred to by a fellow prisoner as "Theo Huxtable", referring to one of the impossibly pleasant children on the The Cosby Show.

    • 48 Hours to Life is a reference to the time that they have to clear Toby. 48 hours is how long they have to prosecute him. Life is a reference to Toby not living as long as 48 hours.

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