CSI: Miami

Season 5 Episode 19


Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Apr 09, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

After a scalped body is found near a Native American casino, Horatio believes that the owners of the Casino and the County Supervisor may have had some involvement in the murder.

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  • Damsel in distress, enter David Caruso, the most wooden knight in shining armour that every lived...

    This was a really truly bad episode, I nearly didn't finish it! As if it's not enough to have the very questionable acting "abilities" of David Caruso in this show, now they bring in Ed Begley Jr, who obviously went to the same acting school as David (or rather, cut a lot of classes at the same acting school). Was the producer asleep when this was filmed? At the beginning with Horatio yelling at the girl to "stay there, don't move" or something along those lines, when she was sitting but three feet away from him and wasn't going anywhere, that was bad enough. Then we see a cowboy boot stepping out of a car and Ed Begley walking towards Horatio in a very girly (for want of a better word) fashion was just laughable. The story was also laughable and the plot had many holes. All in all, a real let-down for CSI: Miami!moreless
  • Meh...

    Wasn't really all that interesting to watch, nothing really new in the plot line. Usually I do enjoy continuing plot lines, but this one just bored me more than anything.

    And instead of reducing the flashy, fast, cut scenes in the lab, they increased them and the number of frames on the screen at any given moment. That is suppose to be an improvement?

    I'd say this episode was just average. I think you could take a large number of episodes from CSI:Miami, change who the victim worked for, maybe change the age of a couple suspects and it's the same story rehashed to fill in the gaps in the season.

    I had taped this last monday and it took me 6 days to get to it. That was how excited I was to watch this show.moreless
  • Another Horatio saves the damsel in distress...

    Enough of this! Horatio and his damsels in distress. I admit I haven't been watching this season (Studio 60 and What About Brian took me away) but it's not so nice to see that some things never change. There was no wow factor.

    As for Boa Vista...eek...I thought she was going to get better. I was actually happy to see her move up to CSI, though I didn't see it coming. Her character didn't show any CSI ambitions last season so her jump didn't make sense. Still, I had hopes for her. And I don't really see anything that impresses me. Maybe my views will change when I catch up and watch the missed episodes, instead of just reading summaries, but I can't say this episode was that good. However, the issue of Native American exploitation revolving around casinos is an important one. Casinos in New England suffer the same issues. Money certainly goes to the Native Americans but just how much? Who else gets their wallets greased?moreless
  • Much better. Much better.

    This is the writing I've come to except from Miami. Much more on track with solving crimes as realisticly as possible given dramatic license. I thought the whole scalping aspect was too cliche but I'll let that slide. I loved the characters. The return of Scott O'Shay was timely. I love Ed Begley Jr. as a bad guy. He does it so well. Corruption within the Indian Community's Casino, not too far fetched. I appreciated how the writers handled Anna's involvement in the case. Horatio recognized the implications but still did his job and still saved the girl. That being said my only issue is and it's not a huge one, is why does Horatio have to be the "girl's" saviour. How about letting Calleigh be the compassionate one for a change.moreless
  • Obvious mistake in the scene when photographing the blood on Anna. A body double was used for the close up cause they were wearing two different bra's. I expect better from my CSI shows. That mistake was sheer laziness.moreless

    This episode lacked punch. I am sick of these storylines that drag on across multiple episodes. Why can't they just resolve things within one or two consecutive episodes?

    And what is it with Horatio helping yet another "helpless" female get her life back on track? He has a string of women indebted to him, women he hardly knows. I don't mean he shouldn't help people out, but please. You don't see him helping males out like that, do you?

    The one thing I do like is that they are showing Eric struggling with his rehabilitation. I am glad he didn't recover miraculously.moreless
Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Eric Delko

David Caruso

David Caruso

Lieutenant Horatio Caine

Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

Eva LaRue

Eva LaRue

Natalia Boa Vista

Jonathan Togo

Jonathan Togo

Ryan Wolfe

Khandi Alexander

Khandi Alexander

Chief Medical Examiner Alexx Woods

Josh Zuckerman

Josh Zuckerman

Leo Donwell

Guest Star

Matthew Morrison

Matthew Morrison

Jesse Stark

Guest Star

Corey Reynolds

Corey Reynolds

Steve Gryson

Guest Star

Ed Begley Jr.

Ed Begley Jr.

Scott O'Shay

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: When Ryan comes in to see the body Alex puts the dish with the scalp on top of a tray. In the next shot where she wants to show it to Ryan she picks it up from beside the victims head again.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Supervisor O'Shay: Guilty? Where are your prints, DNA? Your lab runs on money. Everyone on your team has a salary. Harassment is not without consequences.
      Horatio: My team thrives on consequences.
      Supervisor O'Shay: Everyone has a price.
      Horatio: Yeah, even you.

    • Supervisor O'Shay: You can't pull me in here for every crime in Miami.
      Horatio: Not every crime, just the ones you're guilty of.

    • Ryan:(on walking into a casino) You know this place is actually uh... kinda hip.
      Calleigh: There's a lot of money that flows in and out of here, I would expect nothing less.

    • Ryan: Can we get a better look at his face?
      Leo: No. Our camera man was hiding, he had a lousy vantage point.
      Ryan: Huh. Yeah, I can't help but feel that Cooper would find a way, but...
      Leo: Hm. Working the new guy.
      Ryan: Yeah, that's right.

    • Calleigh: Ah, more food.
      Eric: Hm. Yeah, we moved on to the mini bar.

    • Ryan: So, a little piece of advice... Skip the turkey club at the Tierra Bay hotel.
      Natalia: Yeah, right. I heard Anna and the vic were both drugged, then someone comes in and scalps the guy.
      Ryan: Yeah, I saw the scalp.

    • Calleigh: (seeing a table of food Eric is processing in the lab) Break room is down the hall, on the right.
      Eric: Cute.

    • Alexx: What d'ya find?
      Ryan: The rest of his head.
      Alexx: Hey!
      Ryan: Yeah?
      Alexx: CSI Wolfe, mitts off honey. Body parts are mine. Stick to the physical evidence!

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Odkaz předků (Legacy of Ancestors)

    • International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: November 20, 2007 on Channel 5
      New Zealand: November 25, 2007 on TV3
      Norway: December 11, 2007 on TVNorge
      Czech Republic: January 20, 2009 on TV Nova