CSI: Miami

Season 1 Episode 6

Broken

3
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 28, 2002 on CBS
9.1
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The whole team investigates the crime scene of an indoor amusement park when a young girl is found dead in the bathroom. They must track down the relentless man responsible for the heinous crime quicker than usual, as everyone on location has been detained until they can be cleared. What looks to be like a regular attempted kidnapping turns out to be much more than any of the detectives had bargained for.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Dark.

    9.0
    This one was dark and disturbing even more than usual. The crimes about kids are probably the most memorable and sad episodes of all CSI's. I hate the guys who can hurt little people. In this episode, I really want to shoot and kill that psycho. We all know this kind crimes are devastating and stealer of hope for a better world. They are out there, the sick ones, we know that, and we always want to protect our children. Unfortunately, we don't know how we can do it. No matter what we don't allow sociopaths to terrify us.

    This is a effective dramatic episode. After watching, it feels so mad, bad and sad.moreless
  • When I first read that this episode was going to be based around child molesting, I was a bit worried...

    9.5
    When I first read that this episode was going to be based around child molesting, I was a bit worried as it can be very disturbing. However I think CSI Miami portrayed it very well and Broken is one the best episodes of the first season. I loved the way you got to see how it affected Alexx and Horatio, and loved the scene with Alexx and her children. I also loved how they caught him eventhough he covered his tracks well and even when as far as to cut off his fingerprints. Overall despite my initial concerns it was a great episode and I loved how they showed criminals that no matter how hard you try to cover your tracks you will always be caught in the end.moreless
  • Broken

    10
    A little girl is taken from a ball pin. She was found by an employee in a bathroom. The ambulance pronounced her dead. Ruthy was her name. He cut her hair adn put on boys clothes and he didn't plan to kill her there. He used the clothes of his last victim. The killer made a suit and that's how she trusted him. The killer took her underwear. He gave her a seditive with her candy. She was convulsing. She went into shock. Guy is a registered sex offender. He was playing pocket pool before the alarms went off. the killer cut off his fingerprints and reattached them. Stuart Otis was his name.moreless
  • A child molester/killer and some very disturbing stuff. It's painful to watch but for all the right reasons.

    9.5
    A young girl disappears in a kiddie emporium right in front of her mother, who is distracted for just a moment. She's then found murdered in the bathroom of the place. Since it was packed with parents and children at the time, everyone has to be a suspect.



    Child molesters and child killers are an obvious choice for a perpetrator that EVERYONE will want caught and punished. There are no half and half motives here, no 'well I had a good reason for doing what I did even though it was wrong'. This is purely wrong - there can be no rational reason.



    I think this is why the episode works so well. You're already up in arms by the nature of the crime - as the rest of the horror unfolds, it's almost unbearable to think about what someone could do to children, how... why...? This guy is not just someone who is sexually attracted to children either (bad enough) but he kills them, buries them, keeps their bodies in his 'play' space. There was a time when this kind of subject would be 18 (R) rated, not even a suitable plot for a mainstream, prime time TV show. It need to be there though, both as a wake up call to the evil of some people, and to how quickly normality can change. The parent looks away for a few seconds and the child is gone (I think a couple more seconds would have been more realistic actually to show that there would have been time and for no-one to realise anything wrong was going on - but I think the message is clear: you can't afford to look away)



    The culprit is, however, a great character - disgusting yes, but in terms of a hell of a good story, perfectly written.



    The fingerprint 'Frankensteining' was incredibly difficult to watch - again these scenes are so well done and have made new ground in terms of what TV will show.



    Great, horrible, intriguing, disturbing episode.moreless
  • Hunt them down

    9.0
    This episode was very upsetting and therefor a jewel. I think that i share the feelings of most parents when a child is in danger. This episode shows a dark side of some people and how they do get hunted down.

    It is upsetting because this episode tells us that the danger to our children can be anywhere, and the fact that the best tools to safeguard iour children at times is not enough. The way that the CSI team hunts down every clue is compellingly written and the way that the man is found in the end seems to be extremely believable.



    The episode is a disturbing eye opener to every parent, and even though we should never expect this, not thinking of these dangers is even more unacceptable.moreless
David Caruso

David Caruso

Lieutenant Horatio Caine

Kim Delaney

Kim Delaney

Megan Donner (Episodes 1-10)

Khandi Alexander

Khandi Alexander

Chief Medical Examiner Alexx Woods

Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Eric "Delko" Delektorsky

Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

Rory Cochrane

Rory Cochrane

Tim Speedle (Episodes 1-49)

Suzette Craft

Suzette Craft

Black Reporter

Guest Star

Grace Phillips

Grace Phillips

Mrs. Crighton

Guest Star

Austin Priester

Austin Priester

Preppy Black Guy

Guest Star

Michael Whaley

Michael Whaley

Detective Bernstein

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    • Reporter: Is there any indication that the killer will strike again soon?
      Horatio: I'm not going to comment on evidence but what I will say is that this animal has provided us with a mountain of evidence, and we will not sleep till we've been all the way through it because we know beneath that mountain lies his grave. Thank you very much.

    • (Horatio and Bernstein look at the crowd)
      Bernstein: 50 witnesses.
      Horatio: 50 suspects.

    • (When a suspect tries to leave Zany Town)
      Speed: No, no you can't. You know why? Because now you're a suspect, so go ahead and get comfortable. Legally.

    • Stewart Otis: I never even got to play with her.
      Horatio: Life Stewart is filled with disappointment.

    • Horatio: What do we have here, stolen uniforms? 'Sir golf-a-lot' you on to your next victim Stewart?
      Stewart Otis: That's not mine.
      Horatio: Really? Whose is it, mine?

    • (Horatio has found Calleigh sleeping in the lab, and they've just talked about a footprint)
      Horatio: Good. (whispers) What would you like in your coffee?
      Calleigh (smiling): Sugar.
      (Horatio chuckles in the background)

    • Law Student: Excuse me.
      Speedle: Yeah, can I help you?
      Law Student: Look, I'm a third-year law student from U. of M.
      Speedle: Congratulations.
      Law Student: And I know that it's illegal for you guys to keep us here.
      Eric: You know what? You're right, actually, but as a human being, I think you have an obligation to cooperate like everyone else. So why don't you get back in line for me, okay? Thank you.

    • (About Zany Town)
      Horatio: This place is a buffet for these creeps.

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