CSI: Miami

Season 5 Episode 24

Born To Kill

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM May 14, 2007 on CBS
6.2
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There's a serial killer on the loose marking all of his victims with a Y on their chests and one or more of the csi's lives are in danger in this season five finale.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • The fifth season ends with Horatio and the team on the trail of a serial killer who marks his victims (all female) with a "Y". Meanwhile, Ryan Wolf struggles in his attempts to get reinstated.moreless

    7.5
    I'm sad to say this season ended the same way it began. This episode, while not terrible, certainly was nothing more than so-so. I just did not get involved with the story and did not feel for the characters. The possible love triangle that is developing betweem Delko, Calleigh and Detective Stetler seemed thrown in as filler. This is CSI: Miami not The Young and the Restless. Despite this disappointment, I am still a big fan of this show and will tune in for season six. Hopefully CSI: Miami will get back on track then.moreless
  • Didn't feel very ending-ish.

    8.7
    Oooo strike for the Hip-Huggers! I find of felt bad for Wade. I honestly don't blame him for turning into a killers. Those doctors and his family sure as heck weren't help. Poor guy, permanently screwed in the head.



    Wow, jerk or what? It's like Stetler has a bone to pick with Ryan, or something. No RaVe this time. You know, I kind of figured Yelina would show up, since she showed up two episodes ago.



    I actually thought that Jake was the one who was going to die. But no, the little devil stole Calleigh from Eric. If there's a sixth season, there's gonna be a lot of tension between them.



    The one thing that was a real sticker was when Eric said the kid wouldn't talk to anyone and Horatio was all like, "He'll talk to me." Just once I would like to see a kid not talk to Horatio.moreless
  • I think this was another great episode to and a great episode to finish off the season.

    10
    I like the part where Jake is in the van when it gets flipped. I think also it was really good to end teh season with something new that not many people would even think about. I think the shows have to many big episodes and this was a great way to wrap up the season, kind of big but not too much involvment in teh characters personal life. Also it really made me want to watch the next season. I couldn't wait for season 6 to come. It in my opinion is one of the better CSI: Miami episodes.moreless
  • As a finale, "Born To Kill" did nothing compared to the finales of CSI: Miami's counterparts in New York and Las Vegas. What, did the creators spend all the time on those finales?moreless

    4.5
    It's not like the episode was that that bad. It was a fine episode, but it was NOT a good finale. Miami's finale was nothing compared to the finales of CSI and CSI: NY. Look at CSI: NY. You have drugs, relationships, bombs, really big guns... it was awesome! CSI had that creepy Miniature Killer storyline to give it it's good finale. Miami had a car crash and a serial killer. Fantastic. You only see that on, what, every other episode? The two episodes where Eric gets shot would have done a better two-part finale job...moreless
  • CSI Miami by some fluke is still being made... how I don't know and this episode fails to provide any answers to that question... *spoilers*

    1.0
    So the finale for Season 5 (Yes it's really been that many) of CSI Miami isn't even good for it. I have given up comparing Miami to any other shows on TV in terms of quality I simply compare it within it's own parameters and even for them this is seriously a let down. The plot- so there's a serial killer going around and marking his victims by putting a Y on their chest which is all well and good and even slightly exciting for the audience... except for the fact they catch him in the first 10 minutes of the show. By finding him at apparently the only place in Miami where anyone fishes... now I haven't been to Miami but I find this VERY hard to swallow. So after the show has failed to build up suspense the suspect is interviewed etc and another murder is committed which everyone dismisses as a copycat murder. And here's my favourite part of the episode that goes something like this:



    Tripp: Only the boy saw and he's not talking to anyone

    Horatio: He'll talk *puts on sunnies + pause* to me

    *outside now* Horatio: Tell me what happened

    Boy: well... blah blah... What I love about this is they have given up even giving him any encouraging dialogue Horatio's mere presense can turn silent witnesses into chatterbox's... *sigh* anyway the "plot" progresses and everyone knows the guy they have did it.. a bikie helps him so does his sister- drama ensues and then suddenly it's found that his sister killed someone which apparently makes it easier to kill a second time even though the first time was an accident that happened like 20 years ago... *again logic- escapes me*



    And an interesting sidebar suddenly Wolfe who was fired and then got in trouble from Calleigh for the fact his cases would have to be reviewed is now reviewing his own cases... cause clearly if you're fired that totally qualifies you to review the cases that you got in trouble for... To top it off Horatio gets air lifted (We have to assume) to the top of a building and onto a helipad... hopefully to get hit by a helicopter before season 6... the writers on CSI have clearly been on strike for longer than we'd imagined...moreless
David Caruso

David Caruso

Lieutenant Horatio Caine

Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Eric "Delko" Delektorsky

Khandi Alexander

Khandi Alexander

Chief Medical Examiner Alexx Woods

Jonathan Togo

Jonathan Togo

Ryan Wolfe (Episodes 54+, Recurring Previously)

Rex Linn

Rex Linn

Detective Frank Tripp (Episode 98+ Recurring Previously)

Johnny Whitworth

Johnny Whitworth

Jake Berkeley

Guest Star

Wynter Kullman

Wynter Kullman

Rita Bolton

Guest Star

Daniella Alonso

Daniella Alonso

Alexis Dawson

Guest Star

David Lee Smith

David Lee Smith

IAB Sergeant Rick Stetler

Recurring Role

Brendan Fehr

Brendan Fehr

Dan Cooper

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Goof: While Ryan is going through his old cases in an attempt to get his job back, Stetler comes in and asks him about a very specific deposit for $6,400 he made while he was a patrolman. Stetler adds that Ryan had better have a good explanation for it -- which of course implies that this is a major plot line in this episode. But it's never mentioned again, so we never find out what the $6,400 was for!

    • Guest star Taylor Handley has now appeared in two CSI series. He appeared in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation's Season Three episode "Let The Seller Beware" and now "Born To Kill".

    • The condition of having an extra Y chromosome is called XYY syndrome and it's debated whether it really causes psychological problems. About 0.1% of the population has it (females as well, in their case it's triple X syndrome.

    • Goof It is stated that the killer uses a serrated knife to kill. However, when Frank is using the computer to find similar murders, in the images of the Boston killings, a clean edged knife is used to kill.

    • Goof: The first time that Travis Peck is being questioned, Horatio told Detective Tripp to check Travis's knife that he had strapped to his boot underneath his pant leg. Wouldn't he have been searched for weapons when they brought him in and confiscated it already?

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Jake: With Lucas Wade in custody, looks like we can finally have that dinner.
      Calleigh: (chuckles) Well, those are famous last words. You know every time we try, something happens. Should we just say it's a sign?
      Jake: Uhh, I'm just gonna have to work harder to finish earlier.

    • (A suspect explains that he uses a special tool(tool for cars) to repair his motorcycle)
      Frank: Well, that's a miracle since motorcycle's don't use them.

    • Mrs. Wade: What about my baby?
      Calleigh: Don't worry Mrs. Wade, we actually know how to save people.

    • Calleigh: I have a hard time feeling sorry her since she killed Jennifer Royce... And I think she's probably covering for him.
      Eric: He has a little girl, Calleigh.
      Calleigh: Yeah, but still she's a murderer.
      Eric: Family psychologies run deep, they make you do things you didn't know you were capable of.

    • Travis: Wonder what it feels like to kill a person?
      Horatio: Well, you're in luck.
      Travis: Why?
      Frank: A police officer died in that van, makes you guilty of felony murder.
      Horatio: So, how does it feel?

    • Wade: I can't, I have to protect her from Lindsay.
      Horatio: And I have to protect her from you.

    • Calleigh: I spoke to the ER. Jake's gonna be alright.
      Eric: Oh, I'm sure he'd love for you to go visit him in the hospital.
      Calleigh: (pauses) Yeah, you know what, I came to see you at the hospital too.
      Eric: (pauses) Yeah. That was different.
      Calleigh: It is different. Because you and I work together.
      Eric: You work with Jake too.
      Calleigh: He's in homicide. You and I are in the lab day and night. (pauses) You know that I trust you with my life. I don't even know how I feel about Jake yet.
      Eric: (pauses) Alright, maybe we should get back to work.

    • Jake: (panting) Sorry… I didn't see that comin'.
      Horatio: Okay. Neither will he, brother, neither will he.

    • Jake: Oh, you're working my case now.
      Frank: I'm working a homicide.
      Jake: My homicide.

    • Horatio: So he used one blade for killing, and one for leaving a message.

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