CSI: Miami

Season 6 Episode 4

Bang, Bang, Your Debt

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 15, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The team investigates the puzzling death of a student and find evidence that Tim Speedle may not be dead.

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  • A college girl named Jessica and her boyfriend are getting intimate in the boyfriend's SUV when the SUV suddenly bursts into flames. The boyfriend survives but Jessica doesn't. While investigating the scene Delko sees a man who he thinks is Tim Speedle.moreless

    I will admit that when I first heard that Rory Cochrane was going to be appearing on this episode, I thought I was going to see a rehash of that stupid episode of Dallas where Bobby Ewing rose from the dead. I'm glad to say I was wrong. Having Cochrane back for this episode actually worked well. I liked very much how the "Speedle" part of this episode was explained out. It was very plausible. I also like how the stories of the murder investigation and the Speedle subplot share a common element: a credit card. A very good episode.moreless
  • It was sad.

    A lot of people seem to be focused on Tim Speedle's "return" and/or Eric's delusion. But what I think about is what happened to Dan Cooper. He's been with the team for over 2 years and to not only see him go but also turn "bad"--when he created the website on Calleigh in the episode Ambush, but that's for another day. What he did was wrong but I don't know if he desercved to be fired. Ryan who nearly compromised an investigation because of his gambling, was fired but would eventually be reinstated. Eric also made a few mistakes himself and so far he has managed to just get his wrists slapped.moreless
  • A glimpse at memory lane and a solid crime investigation, make for an enjoyable episode.

    This is definitely one of the better CSI:M episodes to watch. And following on from the first episode, seems to buck the woeful trend of the last season. It features a solid crime story, with a few decent twists and turns. Though the real star of the show is the subplot that sees the return of a deeply missed character from the show's past - CSI Tim Speedle.

    Light on its usual Hollywood style theatrics. With not so much of Horatio to steal the limelight, this episode portray's two plots in parallel. The combination provides a mixture of drama. With the investigation providing mystery and intrigue. While Delko's visions take us on a journey of nostalgia and provides something that isn't present in many of CSI:M seasons, real emotional drama.

    This episode contains one of Delko's best storylines todate, which carries through some of the more mundane if necessary scenes to wrap up the investigation.

    There was one major issue for me. What stopped this being a superb episode, is the ending and what I can only describe as a really cringeworthy way of trimming the oversized cast. Maybe the writers wanted a big knockout ending. If so, for me this wasnt it. SPOILER BELOW


    So long Dan Cooper (Brendan Fehr) - we no not know what you did wrong....

    Still not on a par with the other CSI franchises. Yet this one comes pretty close to being a superb episode.

    If you are going to watch one, there are alot worse than this!moreless
  • I enjoyed the episode...it was moving

    This was the best episode of csi miami i have ever watched. To see Speedle back in the cast was just amaizing. It gave people the chance to find closure. And Speedle was just so cool and cute i liked the guy a lot. Dont understand why they had to kill the character.I hope they can bring him back later on it will be awesome to see him again. And the kids in the car...the heat was too much for them heyyy.. lol!! The guy must have taken some sniper lessons... how on earth could he shoot the guy on the head without some training....moreless
  • I believe this was a great episode in terms of Tim Speedle. They gave him a proper ending to his character.

    For a moment there i thought they were gonna make some way to revive Speedle's character and i wouldve been really happy. It was a great way to make up for how they killed his character. A little late but at least, they made him special to his friends, they made his passing mean something more than just moving on to another case.

    I think Jonathan Togo (Ryan Wolfe) really sucks being so so cocky while Eva Larue (Natalia Boa Vista) doesnt quite cut it for me, feels like she doesnt even know what she's doing as a CSI.

    I always believe the original cast is the best :)) First choice is usually the best choice.

    In terms of the storyline though, thought it wasnt that good. How can Delko not check the entire area for clues? How can a burn patient just leave the hospital and where'd he get the gun he used at that little time? How'd he know where the insurance agent was? How can they blame him for their own expenses? We are all responsible for out lives, especially financially. Suicide or murder isn't the answermoreless
David Caruso

David Caruso

Lieutenant Horatio Caine

Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Eric Delko

Khandi Alexander

Khandi Alexander

Chief Medical Examiner Alexx Woods

Jonathan Togo

Jonathan Togo

Ryan Wolfe

Rex Linn

Rex Linn

Detective Frank Tripp

Colton Hanyes

Colton Hanyes

Brandon Fox

Guest Star

Arielle Vandenberg

Arielle Vandenberg

Jessia Taylor

Guest Star

Yusuf Gatewood

Yusuf Gatewood

Keith Ward

Guest Star

Brendan Fehr

Brendan Fehr

Dan Cooper

Recurring Role

Johnny Whitworth

Johnny Whitworth

Jake Berkeley

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • GOOF: Delko photographs the finger prints, on the master cylinder, with the camera overhead. However the finger prints are on the side of the cylinder.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Eric: Took your advice. I went to go see someone.
      Horatio: What'd he tell you?
      Eric: That I'm having transitory hallucinations. Brain's building new pathways, uh, around the fragment that's still there. Chemistry's all shook up.
      Horatio: And that your condition would be ongoing.
      Eric: Yeah, as long as the fragment's still in there. He gave me some medication. I'm, I should be okay.
      Horatio: Eric, come to me next time. Okay?
      Eric: Yeah, I will. (sighs) It's just, uh, I thought Speedle was back. And now I'm saying goodbye all over again.
      Horatio: Never gets any easier, does it?
      Eric: No. You ever seen him, H?
      Horatio: Every day. Every day.

    • Calleigh (after Eric and she catch Dan using Tim's credit cards): You know what? I would ask you for an explanation but I just don't think I'd get one.
      Dan: You know I want to be a CSI. And you guys, you speak so highly of the guy. Now, I just thought I'd check out Speedle's locker, see what he was all about and, saw the credit card and it's just, it's not like he'd miss it.
      Calleigh: Why'd you use it?
      Dan: There was $200 credit on there. It was free-- But it's free money.
      Calleigh: You've charged over $2,300.
      Dan: I, I know. It got, it got out of hand.
      Calleigh: It's fraud.
      Dan: No, it, it was a mistake. Calleigh, it was a big mistake. It won't happen again.
      Calleigh: I know. It's over.
      Dan: Wait, what are you saying? The, the lab, they gave Ryan another chance.
      Calleigh: Ryan broke protocol. You have broken the law.
      Dan: Calleigh, Speedle's dead. I mean, no one got hurt.
      Calleigh: You don't think Eric got hurt? You don't think I'm hurt? What about the people that Speedle gave his life for? You have until tomorrow morning to turn yourself in. After that, I'm gonna put out a warrant for your arrest.

    • Horatio: You're looking in Speed's locker, Eric.
      Eric: Out of respect, I haven't touched it since he was shot. Now his wallet's missing.
      Horatio: What do you think happened?
      Eric: I don't know, maybe he took it. And there's been some activity on his credit card.
      Horatio: Eric, when someone that is important to us leaves us, it can be difficult to accept they're gone.
      Eric: No, this is different. I know this sounds crazy but he pointed me in the direction of that tube. He solved this case.
      Horatio: You solved the case. You did. Eric. Speed is gone. He's gone.
      Eric: What if I told you I talked to him?
      Horatio: I'd say, I'd say that it's time to get some help.

    • Calleigh: It says here that he gave him a free gift when he signed up. It's a party drink dispenser. (Cooper laughs) What is that?
      Cooper: Oh, come on. You forgot your college days already? It's a beer bong.

    • (Calleigh and Eric get in the Hummer, and she's trying to buckle her seat belt)
      Eric: Buckle up.
      Calleigh: I'm trying.
      Eric: What, are you digging for change?
      Calleigh (pulls out a credit card and laughs): Ooh. I think I found something even better. (sees the name on the card) Oh, my God.
      Eric: What is it, a platinum card?
      Calleigh: This is Speedle's credit card.
      Eric: I knew it.
      Calleigh: What is going on?
      Eric: Nothin'.
      Calleigh: Look. Eric, if we are going to be working together, you have to talk to me.
      Eric: Look, I said it's nothing.
      Calleigh: Does it have something to do with me and Jake? Is there a problem?
      Eric: No, Calleigh. Don't be ridiculous.
      Calleigh: Well, you've been acting strange with me all day. So what else am I supposed to think?
      Eric: Let's just forget about it. Can I have Speedle's card, please? (Calleigh gives him the card)

    • Keith Reynolds: You got a warrant?
      Frank: We will in one phone call.
      Keith Reynolds: Good. Place is loaded with phones.

    • Calleigh (while looking for evidence at a home): Hey, you know what? I know that this is a complete sidebar, but this is the coffee machine that I want. It makes espressos, macchiatos, cappuccinos, everything.
      Jake: When would I ever make a macchiato?
      Calleigh: Well, you would make one every morning... after we buy the machine.

    • Calleigh: I thought you looked like you saw a ghost out there.
      Eric: Don't worry about me.
      Calleigh: You don't have to be embarrassed. The doctor said after your injury that you might be up and down, possibly for years.
      Eric: Well I guess I'm right on target.
      Calleigh: Come on, Eric, it's me. What'd you see out there?
      Eric (long pause): I saw evidence of arson.

    • Alexx: Well, look at you, with a nice, new suit. Okay, so you're either getting married or you have a job interview.
      Ryan: I've got a job interview actually. Um, hopefully with you. I mean, look, I shaved and everything.
      Alexx: I thought you were working. At the gun range. At least until your review is over.
      Ryan: Yeah, the money sucks and, uh, I don't wanna be living off my credit cards.
      Alexx: So now you wanna be an M.E. investigator?
      Ryan: Well, I'm qualified and, uh, your guys are stretched a little thin.
      Alexx: You know, Ryan, I'm all for you making a living. But I just don't have it in my budget.
      Ryan: Alexx, and I miss the job. I miss the team.
      Alexx: We miss you too, Ryan.

    • Keith: Hey beautiful.
      Calleigh: Hi.
      Keith: My name is Keith. How would you like to buy a new wardrobe today? You're pre-approved for $2,000.00 dollars your minimum payment is $70 dollars a month.
      Calleigh: I don't know...does your card offer a sexual favour payment plan or is that just a side business Keith?

    • Brandon: (to Horatio) Even if I had Paris Hilton's money I still wouldn't be able to pay it off.

    • Natalia: Too bad the car's burnt so badly you'll never get a print.
      Eric: Never say never.

    • Jake: (picks up a condom wrapper) Now there's the dorm room I remember. (walks over to the trash can and sees the used condom) And there's the rest of it.

    • Brandan: He deserved to die.
      Horatio: On the contrary, Brandan, no one deserves to die.

    • Speed: Well, I figured you could use my help. I mean, you always did, right?
      Eric (laughs): All right then. Help. What am I missing?
      Speed: What's the first thing you learned on the job?
      Eric: How to pad my time card.
      Speed: The second thing.
      Eric: Every person who enters a crime scene brings something in and takes something away.
      Speed: Even before we call it a scene.
      Eric: What are you saying? Someone took evidence before we even arrive? How do I find something that's not even here?
      Speed: Just because you can't see something doesn't mean it's not there.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Titles:
      Czech Republic: Bum prásk, teď dlužíš ty (Bam wham, now you owe)

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: February 22, 2008 on Kanal 5
      United Kingdom: August 26, 2008 on Channel 5
      Austria: September 15, 2008 on ORF1
      Norway: September 16, 2008 on TVNorge
      Germany: September 16, 2008 on RTL
      Estonia: January 26, 2009 on TV3
      Czech Republic: September 15, 2009 on TV Nova

    • Featured Music:
      Anything But This by Static X
      Drivin' Me Wild by Common


    • The title of the episode Bang, Bang, Your Debt is an allusion to the title of the play Bang, Bang, You're Dead written by William Mastroimon. The play is about a boy who shoots his parents and five kids at school and the kids have come back to ask him why he did it. The script can be read at bangbangyouredead