CSI: Miami

Season 8 Episode 7

Bone Voyage

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Nov 09, 2009 on CBS
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Horatio calls Dr. Raymond Langston and says a severed leg was found in the Everglades and it's from a girl that went missing in Las Vegas a week ago.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Very exciting!

    10
    I thought this was one of the best crossovers ever! It was exciting and it had a personal drama to it; in the way that the case effected Raymond.



    I didn't like the "Dr. Ray" thing, it was just... strange. It didn't fit him. Why not just Ray?

    Horatio and Raymond Langston were great together! What an amazing duo. I loved the scene with Ryan, Walter, Jesse and the bear. Very funny! Which is exactly what this show needs; a little more humour back.



    I missed Eric. I know he's coming back in a later episode, but still. I really missed him. (However, I still like Jesse).



    Anyway, very good start of the crossover!moreless
  • A young woman is seen trying to escape. A manhunt is set up when her car is found and a piece of her body is eventually found along with body parts of another women. Horatio calls in CSI: Las Vegas as the body is found to be a missing Nevada girl.moreless

    9.0
    The first of a three part CSI crossover between CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, and the original CSI. Really this set of episodes is an additional introduction and plug for Lawrence Fishburne who plays Dr. Raymond Langston on CSI. The whole set of series seem to have fallen a little by the wayside since William Peterson left and this is a try at a shot in the arm to revive interest.



    Once you get past the physical and mental violence to the young women which is the theme of this trilogy you get to the meat of the story. National and International trading in young women for prostitution, to surrogates, to body parts for transplants, the violence perpetrated against young runaways and abducted women has reached a fever pitch in the US and around the world. It actually has become a major problem with law enforcement agencies.



    In this opening episode we find out there is an outfit that for the most part is legit, but includes and underground network of pimps, business men, and interstate trucking networks that works and transports the young girl. As was stated in the show, one girl can be worth more than a complete shipment of produce to market.



    This is the beginning of the story of Madeline Briggs played by Amanda MacDonald who is a victim of the trafficking ring and Fishburne is bound and determined to find her one way or another.



    Currently CSI: Miami may be the strongest of the series with the weakest lead. There seems to be something contrived about the show and a little too slick at the same time. For the most part the main characters are likable. Proctor and Caruso seem to come across rather one dimensional, but the rest of the cast is pretty strong. Despite all of that, this was an entertaining beginning to the three part crossover. We'll see Part Two on CSI: NY. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • The beginning of the three-way CSI crossover. Ray Langston ends up in Miami after the Miami CSIs discovers a link to the case of a missing girl from Vegas.

    8.0
    I know I'm late to the party, but I needed to comment on this episode because it's one that finally made me re-interested in CSI:Miami again. I loved it. For the first three-way CSI crossover, this was an excellent way to kick-start the phenomenon. The team worked together so well, and I loved how they managed to include Ray so that he almost seemed like a part of the team -- without having his screentime overshadow that of any other existing character.



    The ME's fanboy-ing of Ray was extremely cute :D Calleigh seemed entertained by him; Horatio telling Langston to give Catherine his condolences about Warrick was just beautiful. It was fabulous work all around!moreless
  • Poorly executed with terrible dialogue and stiff acting. Sadly, this crossover episode was definitely not a triumph of style over substance since it was ultimately trumped by a lack of both.moreless

    2.0
    The show's opening is sadly the most compelling part of this episode. Once the missing person investigation turns into a murder investigation the whole episode deteriorates to an unapologetically bad state. Most of the actors in this episode seem to be sleepwalking through their roles. But I honestly don't know that they could have done anything differently with all the horrible dialogue they were given. Many of the lines are written and delivered as if they are being read from some kind of medical text book and seem to serve no purpose other than to give unneeded exposition that should be obvious from the scene at hand. There's very little actual characterization going on with one or two minor exceptions but those characters hardly get enough screen time to make up for the rest. This just compounds the feeling that there really is only enough material in this episode for a 30 minute episode and they have drawn it all out with needless montages. I'm not against montages when they make sense. There's one nice use of a montage in one of the search scenes giving us multiple points of view of the investigation, but flashy closeups and multiple angles don't make test tubes any more interesting or compelling especially when we've seen those exact same scenes in pretty much every other episode. It strikes as filler in an allready hollow episode. Then there's the crossover elements which really only involve Lawrence Fishburne... The actual revelation of radioactive salt linking the victim to Las Vegas was nice. I was actually thinking that it was a cool way to lead into the crossover bits... until they actually happened. They were forced and embarassing with Calleigh and the Medical Examiner being two especially bad examples. Sadly, this episode was definitely not a triumph of style over substance since it was ultimately trumped by a lack of both.moreless
  • Part one...

    8.5
    So.. I realized that all those years of CSI and I do not remember any episode of Miami I had watched from start to finish but now I did it, and I most say, I liked it. I mean, they have so much more "high tech" feeling than other CSI-s, specially original one (what is the only one I have been watching). So, I really liked the change of atmosphere, that gorgeous sunny feeling.



    And they had amazing work on camera work. I mean: that really was a different way of telling story than in original csi. And in some way became for me as the "signature". Anyway.. the story, episode.. As it was a start of the story, in some way the real picture was not got. It was good, ok CSI episode.. something you expect. I think the idea itself to have 3-show arc was stunning and to have Langston as the middle point, to get him more familiar, good marketing trick.moreless
Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Eric Delko

Eddie Cibrian

Eddie Cibrian

Jesse Cardoza

Jonathan Togo

Jonathan Togo

Ryan Wolfe

Rex Linn

Rex Linn

Detective Frank Tripp

Eva LaRue

Eva LaRue

Natalia Boa Vista

Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne

Dr. Raymond Langston

Guest Star

Danielle Savre

Danielle Savre

Ashley Tanner

Guest Star

Louis Mandylor

Louis Mandylor

Jimmy Burris

Guest Star

Christian Clemenson

Christian Clemenson

Tom Loman

Recurring Role

Christopher Redman

Christopher Redman

Michael Travers

Recurring Role

Wesley A. Ramsey

Wesley A. Ramsey

Dave Benton

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Featured Music: Why So Serious? by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard
      Flower Duet from the opera Lakme (Leo Delibes)

    • Goof: The bear shown charging the CSIs was a grizzly bear, which is not found in the wild in Florida. It should have been an American black bear.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Walter: If these tracks get lost in the water I'm a little out of my element here any tips on how to conduct the search?
      Dr. Ray: Easy. (smiles) Think like a bear.

    • Ryan: What's this? Tequila bottle. Cigar. Looks like you guys had a time.
      Jimmy: (smirks) It wasn't a party for kids, okay?

    • Calleigh: Tripp said you put out a BOLO on a young lady.
      Horatio: Have we found her?
      Calleigh: We found her car in the glades. Apparently, there's blood at the scene.
      Horatio: Okay, so, let's go back to the scene and turn over every rock.
      Calleigh: You want to work it as a murder?
      Horatio: I'm trying to prevent one.

    • Ryan: What do you got?
      Walter: Possible skull fragment.
      (Ryan picks it up and looks at it)
      Ryan: Walter, this is a turtle shell.
      Walter: Turtle shell?
      Ryan: Yeah, this is a turtle shell... Those are your shoes... That's the sky...
      Walter: (embarrassed) Okay, okay, go back to your quadrant.

    • Jimmy Burris: (to Natalia) Hey, you are one smokin' lady. I could get you a magazine cover like that.
      Natalia: Awesome. (to Ryan) Can you get this dirtbag out of here and I'll bag everything up?
      Ryan: Let's go, Hef.

    • Ryan: How'd it go with the valet?
      Walter: He remembers her driving out but besides that, he's dumb as a spoon.
      (The valet hears and glares at Walter)

  • NOTES (5)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Šťastnou cestu (Bon Voyage)

    • The episodes of the trilogy, Bone Voyage of CSI: Miami, Hammer Down of CSI: NY and The Lost Girls of CSI, aired on the same night in Slovakia. All of them out of the production and network schedule. The episode of CSI: Miami was postponed for half a year, the episode of CSI: NY was aired before the official premiere of season 6 and the episode of CSI was also aired before the official premiere of season 10.

    • Louis Mandylor who plays Jimmy Burris in this episode, appeared in the episode Crime Wave playing a different character.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: November 19, 2009 on Channel 9
      New Zealand: July 3, 2010 on TV3
      Norway: August 23, 2010 on TVNorge
      United Kingdom: August 24, 2010 on Five
      Slovakia: September 1, 2010 on JOJ
      Finland: October 25, 2010 on MTV3
      Germany: November 23, 2010 on RTL
      France: March 13, 2011 on TF1
      Czech Republic: August 4, 2011 on TV Nova

    • This episode is a crossover of all 3 CSI franchises and continued in the CSI: NY episode Hammer Down and CSI episode The Lost Girlswhich both air later in the week.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Tom: And circle gets the square.

      This phrase, originally from the television game-show The Hollywood Squares (which first aired in 1966), is used in popular culture to acknowledge that someone has made a correct observation.

    • Ryan: Let's go, Hef.
      This is a reference to famed founder of Playboy magazine Hugh Hefner. Ryan calls a the suspect Jimmy Burris this because he is a bigshot modeling agent who exploits young women.

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