CSI: Miami

Season 1 Episode 5

Ashes to Ashes

3
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 21, 2002 on CBS
8.8
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When a priest is found dead in his rectory after being brutally shot, Megan, Calleigh and Speedle must untangle a messy web of familial issues that lead to his death. Elsewhere, Horatio and Eric attempt to solve the emotional case of an exploded vehicle, which was home to a mother with child.moreless

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  • this was a good ep

    9.0
    in this ep of csi miami a preast is found murder in his office shot a few times.and they go to work and start to question and look over the crime scene and see that the person left a shoe mark. and they match it to his shoe mark so then they question the mother and son. and they think the son did it. thin was they later learned that the son was having problems with his father and he hit the father over the head and he died he later buried the father also they learned that mother went to the church and she shot the priest due to the fac that she wanted to protect her son this was a great ep i thought and it was really good.moreless
  • Ashes to Ashes

    8.3
    This episode revealed a lot of emotions in it. It showed how people aren't even surprised anymore that somebody would kill a priest. It also showed that even though the CSI's have seen a lot of bad stuff, they still get affected by it. For example, how Alexx and Horatio had such a hard time taking the fetal tissue to determine who the father was. It was a great episode to show that they were still human and felt for their victims. You started to get an idea what they were all about and how they delt with their pain.moreless
  • Ashes To Ashes

    9.6
    A priest is murdered in his house. The house keeper found him when he didn't show for his surmon. No sign of a break in. Speed says the last time he was in a church was when KURT COBAIN died. DVS shoes were worn by a lefty. A quior boy wore DVS's and was a lefty. The mother had strangle marks around her neck. The dad has a riffle rack. Brain matter was found in the wrench. The father is dead. He killed his father to protect his mother. A female driver is found burnt to death. She ate a diamond ring and she was 7 weeks pregnant, but the team couldn't find any hard evidence to the father so therefore they couldn't arrest him.moreless
  • A dead priest, a woman found dead (and burned) in a car - it's not all rosy in the CSI lab!

    8.9
    Two different cases - a priest shot dead in his room and a murdered pregnant woman in a burned out car. Both very different in reasoning and style and both that end up with dissatisfying endings - not in terms of bad writing, but in terms of human suffering and the lengths people will go to. It's basically just very sad.



    The priest case I enjoyed, though as I say once the culprits and the reasons became obvious it's difficult to not feel sorry for them. It follows a slightly stereotypical path at first - priest, young boy: maybe molestation? But it goes on a different course which I liked. I also thought the scene where they try to work out why he has three bullet holes when they've only found two bullets was horrible and almost hilarious. Poking those sticks into dummies I can just about handle, but this was either a real guy playing dead or a fabulous looking false corpse. I know it's all kind of done with mirrors, clever editing and CGI, but it looks a feels real, which is very disturbing.



    More disturbing was the motive behind the other case. I won't give it away because it would be a spoiler, but it's purely evil. I wasn't convinced by the very end scene with H and the culprit.



    Oh and another special mention for Khandi Alexander as Alexx. I think ANYONE would want this to be the woman who did their autopsy!moreless
  • Two cases to solve in one hour

    8.1
    A van explodes and the child of the mother who got killed

    Must identify his killer and thinks that he knows who did it

    As a priest on the second case is murdered and Speedle, Calliegh, and Megan must find out what was behind his murder and who did it

    Loved Kim Delaney in NYPD Blue but not on CSI Miami as she was miscast badly!
David Caruso

David Caruso

Lieutenant Horatio Caine

Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

Khandi Alexander

Khandi Alexander

Chief Medical Examiner Alexx Woods

Kim Delaney

Kim Delaney

Megan Donner (Episodes 1-10)

Rory Cochrane

Rory Cochrane

Tim Speedle (Episodes 1-49)

Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Eric "Delko" Delektorsky

Marcia Jeffries

Marcia Jeffries

Clara Denize

Guest Star

Johnny Michaels

Johnny Michaels

Emilo Medina

Guest Star

Lisa Arning

Lisa Arning

Lisa Valdez

Guest Star

Wanda De Jesus

Wanda De Jesus

Detective Adell Sevilla

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: When Horatio cuts into the melted rubber, it is obvious it was already cut open. He is using his other hand to hold the cut closed.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Speed: What'd you got?
      Eric: Car explosion, burn victim, checking for cognac used as an accelerant. Beat that?
      Speed: Yeah. I got a priest shot with a rifle, dead, in a church.
      Eric: Not bad.
      Speed: Not bad?
      Eric: Not bad.
      Speed: It's at least a draw, you're not gonna beat me with a burned-out car.
      Megan: Boys and their measuring sticks.

    • Megan: Who would want to kill a priest?
      Horatio: Nowadays...anyone.

    • (Delko and Horatio discover a strawberry scented teddy)
      Horatio: So, what do you get when you cross strawberries with rubber?
      Eric chuckles
      Horatio: Uh-huh.
      Eric: A guaranteed good time.
      Horatio: Here is what we're gonna do. Go to this address, with a photograph of Douglas and ask Artie if he has recently sold any strawberry scented rubber teddies.
      Eric looks at the paper Horatio hands him
      Eric: (Chuckles) Artie's Adult Playground?
      Horatio: You know Artie?
      Eric: Do you know Artie?
      Horatio: Just go to the address, Eric.

    • (Horatio talking to Jeffery Douglas)
      Horatio: Before you go...I wanted to...show you...a photograph. Take a look at that. Do you know who that is? That's your daughter. This is what she would have looked like on her second birthday had you not killed her and her mother. Know this, my friend, every year on this child's birthday, I am going to haunt you. I am going to be all over you till I get what I need to put you in jail. Understand?
      (Douglas stares at Horatio and says nothing)
      Do you understand what I'm saying?
      (Douglas and his lawyer walk out)

    • (Eric asks Horatio to look at the diamond under the microscope)
      Horatio: Okay, I can tell you that this was done with an excimer laser and its inscription point was no more than three microns in diameter.
      Eric: (Chuckles) Okay, how do you know that though? Were you a jewel thief in another life or what?
      Horatio: Well, in another life I incarcerated many a jewel thief.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • When Horatio tells Eric he incarcerated "many a jewel thief" in another life, he was refering to the fact that he was a cop on NYPD Blue.

    • The title of this episode Ashes to Ashes is also the name of a David Bowie hit, as is Ch-Changes from the original CSI.

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