CSI: Miami

Season 8 Episode 3

Bolt Action

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 05, 2009 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Calleigh's testimony may harm Delko's future, meanwhile three volleyball players die on the court and the CSI team investigates.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • A 10!...until the last 5 minutes...

    8.5
    This episode was filled with drama and intensity, especially the dealings between Calliegh and Delko. However, I felt that the ending, like the episode's victims, fell flat. The discovery of the culprit was forced upon the audience with the character Jesse as if the writers were trying to show how great a detective he is. It is like they are trying to get us to like him instantly rather than easing him in and giving us the chance to find what we like about him ourselves. However, not all of the new characters are an inevitable force of nature. The addition of Walter, played by Omar Benson Miller, was an instant hit in my eyes. His flair of trying to move the spotlight toward himself only for the power to be cut off is great to watch...moreless
  • Could they make CSI:Miami any sillier? Death by planned lightning on a sunny day? (SPOILERS)

    2.0
    You have to be kidding me. I stopped watching this program a while ago when I realized I was only in it for the comedy. Horatio's William-Shatner style of acting will only take you … … … … so far (take off sunglasses).



    With all the ads on TV showing three beach volleyball players collapsing at once and dying, I was curious enough to see what it was all about. It's not bad enough that "H" knows everything about everything ("That leaf comes for a tree that only grows on Biscayne Boulevard between 5 and 6th so now we know where the murder took place") but now he's taken over for an apparently incompetent medical examiner. Excitedly, about three people who died at the same time, the doctor says: "This one had a heart attack! This one died of a brain aneurysm! This one died of West Nile virus! (or something.)" Horatio corrects this raving lunatic: "Doc. They have burn marks on their … … … … feet. These guys were … … … … electrocuted."



    So they learn that the bad guy laid out a metallic netting/wires under the volleyball sand, laid out conductive cupric (blue) stuff on top of it that no one noticed, ran wires under the sand all the way to the lifeguard stand, where he put up a lightening rod made out of golf clubs, then waited for a lightening bolt to show up on a sunny day to strike and injure ("I didn't mean to kill them") these players in front of everyone. This is all with no one seeing him do the setup and no lifeguard seeing the lightening rod or getting shocked. Then he removed the lightening rod/clubs without being seen too.



    I find this way too realistic for my taste. Dumb!moreless
  • a wealthy married woman has a multitude of young lovers, three die by electricution while playing beach volleyball while calleigh is defending her decision to shoot at delko as he drove towards her.moreless

    1.0
    this has got to be one of the worst if not the worst episode ever...on any show!!! dreadful acting on everyone's part and it felt like a script reading. and then murder by lightening... puleeze!!!! one more like this and csi:miami will need a csi to examine the reason for its demise. hopefully the regular writers were out with the flu or something more fruitful. csi:miami is usually a fun show with interesting crime challenges and good story lines...it is becoming corny and puerile. and enough with the calleigh/delko romance, it reads as weak, there is no attraction between them. they make good friends...not lovers!moreless
  • Predictable.

    8.5
    The killer was so obvious since the start of the episode. Genius H strikes again. He's so smart. Why is that always the case? Why he must always have the bright lines especially with the new ME? I recalled another episode in which he outsmarted Alexx. The new ME seemed so nervous and lacked confidence. He should stand up and show everyone that he deserves to be in that position. I like Walter. He's funny and because of him and Caleigh, I give this episode an 8.5. The case is ok. The method of killing? Duh, never mind. Very lucky killer huh? Very smart too, using the blue substance whatever it is. Caleigh, as always, is great! Hope she stays on the show for many more years.moreless
Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

Eddie Cibrian

Eddie Cibrian

Jesse Cardoza

Jonathan Togo

Jonathan Togo

Ryan Wolfe (Episodes 54+, Recurring Previously)

Rex Linn

Rex Linn

Detective Frank Tripp (Episode 98+ Recurring Previously)

Eva LaRue

Eva LaRue

Natalia Boa Vista (Episode 98+ Recurring Previously)

Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Eric Delko

Cheryl Ladd

Cheryl Ladd

Amanda Collins

Guest Star

Kate Lang Johnson

Kate Lang Johnson

Hailey Collins

Guest Star

John Terry

John Terry

Dean Collins

Guest Star

Omar Benson Miller

Omar Benson Miller

Walter Simmons

Recurring Role

David Lee Smith

David Lee Smith

Rick Stetler

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Calleigh: So, we're working together again.
      Eric: Yep. I have a series of medical clearances to get first, but it looks that way. Despite the fact that you shot at me.
      Calleigh: Well, you drove a car at me.
      Eric: I didn't aim a gun at you, though.
      Calleigh: You drove a car at me.
      Eric: (laughs) Okay. Truce.
      Calleigh: (laughs) Truce.

    • Calleigh: I hear we have a little mother-daughter love triangle going on.
      Ryan: Yeah, apparently, the electricity isn't the only shocking thing about this case.

    • Jesse: (about the murders) So if it wasn't chemical or bioterrorism, what the hell are we dealing with?
      Horatio: Something more personal.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Blesk z čistého nebe (Bolt from the Blue)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Slovakia: February 17, 2010 on JOJ
      Australia: March 1, 2010 on Channel 9
      United Kingdom: July 27, 2010 on Five
      Norway: September 14, 2010 on TVNorge
      Finland: September 27, 2010 on MTV3
      Germany: September 28, 2010 on RTL
      Czech Republic: July 7, 2011 on TV Nova

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Natalia: Whoa, easy, Tarzan.
      Tarzan is a fictional character, an archetypal feral child raised in the African jungle by the Mangani great apes; he later returns to civilization only to largely reject it and return to the wild as a heroic adventurer.

    • Walter: You're a Die Hard.
      Walter: John McClane, can I get a little breathing room?
      Die Hard is a 1988 American action film. It stars Bruce Willis as NYPD officer John McClane.

    • Allusion:

      When newly returned CSI Cardoza confronts Mrs. Collins in a cougar bar, the opening shot in the scene is shot under Mrs. Collins leg. This is clearly recalling the classic shot from the 1967 movie "The Graduate" in which Dustin Hoffman confronts his cougar, Mrs. Robinson.

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