CSI: Miami

Season 6 Episode 7

Chain Reaction

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Nov 05, 2007 on CBS
8.6
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The investigation into a runway model's death leads Horatio to his son and his nemesis.

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  • Are they going more down they already did? Just to know, nothing else, because the impression is exactly this one.

    2.0
    I have to admit it, I'm watching Miami by now (or probably I always did), because it makes me laugh. But the problem is that it shouldn't cause such a reaction, being supposed to be a drama. But I watch an episode like this one and I laugh because:

    1) once again, everything is tight to Horation's son. How many people live in Miami? I'm Italian, I don't know it and I'm curious, but it's a really big city, isn't it? So how is it possible that in almost every case there is a person who knows somebody who knows somebody else who could put Horatio's life in danger?

    2) that big .... something, that sort of huge computer with which they "throw" photos into the atmosphere or wherever it is: does anything of this kind really exist? Is it really so relevant if the main characters are always playing with it?

    3) why Horatio NEVER looks another person in his eyes? Not even when he's dying, like that poor man who was supposed to watch over his son. He was not dead yet and he was already standing, looking in the camera and saying: I know you did whatever you could. Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan, he drives me crazy!!!!!

    4) I don't want to talk about the other characters, the only one I like is the Cuban guy, Eric, the only normal person in the whole team!moreless
  • "Rebecca, the boy is my son."

    7.0
    I think the story was quite well written. The personal plot was presented throughout the episode and the murder of a blonde model linked to it too. There were no gripping moments but we don't need to have them all the time (if everything was gripping, nothing would be, would it?) though I did not feel bored for a second. I may not be too much of a family girl and I usually get bored by quotes like "Rebecca, the boy is my son", but Horatio is so classy in his super-important-wise-man-like-quotes and it sounded convincing to me. I like to see him being a father to a minor criminal cause that's what Kyle is, let's don't hide it, haha. He's trying hard and it's a new thing for him. He's a bit like me--good at what he's doing and being put in a new situation he does his best to just do well as always.

    I liked too the way Natalia talked to the FBI guy. She needed those tapes but she still didn't want to lose a favor the guy owed her. Genious.moreless
  • the most un-original of the CSi franchise

    4.9
    Is it me or the H tirades in the trailer are starting to get on my nerves ??? on the other half, there are still some nice aspect to csi miami: the music is always good, even great. Some characters are good: Ryan, Alex. I like some of the actors too, even if i like them in other part: emily procter to name one !!

    but i get bored really easily while watching it, something that never happens with CSI and CSi NY !

    Too bad cause the setting in Miami is great ! maybe the show just run its course, maybe we're ready to move them to another city !! why not abroad ??!!

    Aniway, the episode was average, some good things but not exciting and i really have to say it again but horatio gets on my nerve ! David Caruso is overplaying him !moreless
  • A model death leads CSI to a familiar name, Joe LeBrock. Bodyguard assigned by Horatio for his son's protection murdered, but evidences leads to... Who killed the model? and the bodyguard? How will Horatio handle the situation... when FBI intrudes.moreless

    9.8
    A bit surprising opening... and then a suprising revelation of connection between the murder and... Horatio's current enemy. Then, Kyle's become the suspect of a murder... Evidence puts him as a murder of Oscar, his assigned bodyguard... Horatio still stays cool and do his best... result? watch it! ^^ Though I'd say that I hoped they would kill Joe... So troublesome... creating all the problems now... esp with Kyle so close to him... gosh... i feel a bit of fresh bit in this episode, may be coz of the way certain things be done beyond expectation. Well, looking foward for another episode...moreless
  • Somewhat exciting but no great improvement.

    8.0
    I rated this show an 8, which is due to the fact that I didn't fall asleep. The story was somewhat predictable but I found it intersting to learn that herion can be transported in clothing. Score one for creative thinking.



    A beautiful model (aren't they all) is electrcuted during a fashion show and it's discovered that she was the wife of Horatio's nemisis, Joe LaBrock. As the story unfolds, Horatio fears for Kyles life when the man Horatio asked to look out for Kyle gets killed during a bomb blast. Kyle is then accused of setting off the bomb and as luck would have it, the phone is planted in Kyle's bunk. The one aspect of the show I did like were seeing Horatio and Kyle together. He's a good kid that has made some bad choices and I hope the writer's don't forget that. I liked how Horatio blackmailed Joe into saying that he didn't know who Kyle Harmon is. I found it hard to believe that Horatio could bring a hardened criminal like Joe to his knees but Horatio did him a favor by keeping his son's pedohphilia a secret. I can only see Joe being nice to Kyle out of fear that Horation will spill his son's secret to the wrong inmate. The one postive aspect of the show was that no romance was involved and the case seemed to be all that mattered.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)

Adrian Wilson

Adrian Wilson

Gavin Hauer

Guest Star

Helena Mattsson

Helena Mattsson

Juliana Ravez

Guest Star

Matthew Del Negro

Matthew Del Negro

Mike Farallon

Guest Star

David Lee Smith

David Lee Smith

Rick Stetler

Recurring Role

Christina Chang

Christina Chang

Rebecca Nevins

Recurring Role

Evan Ellingson

Evan Ellingson

Kyle Harmon

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In episode 6x03 'Inside Out', Joe LeBrock's date of birth, according his profile, was 04/25/77, while in this episode it is listed as 04/25/63. Presumably it was changed because it wouldn't make sense for him to have a 26-year-old son otherwise.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Rebecca Nevins: Horatio. Look at me. What did you do in there?
      Horatio: I was sparing Joe some embarrassment.
      Rebecca Nevins: Oh, but it's okay to embarrass me? I looked like a fool in there.
      Horatio: Rebecca, the boy's my son.

    • Joe LeBrock: Why am I not surprised? You're here to stop me from testifying against your kid?
      Horatio: You killed Oscar Monahan, Joe. That's why you're not surprised.
      Joe LeBrock: But the smoking cell phone was in your kid's hands.
      Horatio: After you put it there. You like reality television, Joe? (plays the video) Take a look at that. Recognize your son behind the wheel?
      Joe LeBrock: Boy, you're really scraping the bottom of the barrel this time, Caine. How long did it take you to rig that up?
      Horatio: Joe, I don't think I have to spell out to you what this means inside. You're gonna pay for his sins, Joe.

    • Eric: So did Joe have you kill her?
      Juliana Ravez: Joe had nothing to do with it.
      Eric: So you're saying Joe doesn't know.
      Juliana Ravez: She wasn't worthy of him. But I've proven that I am.
      Calleigh: So you wanted LeBrock for yourself.
      Juliana Ravez: He treated her like a queen. I would have killed to have that.
      Eric: And you did.

    • Natalia: Calleigh says that you are the A.V. whiz.
      Ryan: Is that right? Well my, uh, reputation precedes me.

    • Horatio: Where'd you get the phone?
      Kyle: I've never seen it before.
      Horatio: They found it under your bunk, Kyle.
      Kyle: But it's not mine.
      Horatio: Kyle. They're gonna charge you for murder.
      Kyle: It's not my cell phone, okay?
      Horatio: Who had access to your bunk?
      Kyle: I don't know.
      Horatio: Did LeBrock have access?
      Kyle: You know what? I'm not your snitch. Okay, do this yourself!

    • Calleigh: You picked up the surface computing quickly.
      Ryan: Wasn't that hard. Samantha got me up to speed.
      Calleigh: So you were just using it as an excuse to hit on the new girl?
      Ryan: Yeah, she, she, uh, saw through it too.

    • Joe LeBrock: Lieutenant. Shouldn't you be out catching my wife's killer?
      Horatio: That's exactly what I'm doing here, Joe. We busted Gavin Hauer's heroin operation.
      Joe LeBrock: Now why would that matter to me?
      Horatio: Because Gavin was smuggling for you, wasn't he?
      Joe LeBrock: Good luck getting anyone to testify to that.
      Horatio: I guess somebody should have mentioned that to Alisha, huh?
      Joe LeBrock: Why is that?
      Horatio: Because Alisha found out about the smuggling, didn't she?
      Joe LeBrock: Let's just say she didn't understand the world of business. So I straightened her out.

    • Calleigh: Why are you testing for drugs?
      Eric: I helped out on this bust a few months ago in Key West. And, uh, the dealers, they torched the place. By the time the fire was put out, went back and there was this distinct smell. And there it is.
      Calleigh: It's heroin.
      Eric: That's weird because I checked before and I didn't find any drug residue on the fabric.
      Calleigh: That's because it's not on the fabric. It is the fabric.

    • Gavin Hauer: I dye my own fabric.
      Calleigh: Oh, let me ask you. Is heroin the new black? Because Alisha Reilly's clothes are made of it.
      Gavin Hauer: That's insane.
      Calleigh: Let me tell you what I know. Heroin in its purest form is a liquid. It's smuggled here, I'm guessing, from Mexico. You soak your clothing in a concentrated solution infusing it with heroin. When the clothes reach their destination they go on show. No one's the wiser. After the show, they're put in a separating vat. The heroin's extracted using a chemical process. Then you put the extracted heroin into an oven, cook the liquid into a solid which is then sold on the street. It's called heroin starching. You're smuggling drugs with your clothes.
      Gavin Hauer: In every country we've been to. No one ever checked the clothes.
      Calleigh: Except Alisha Reilly. She was going to stop you from going to Paris. That's why you killed her.
      Gavin Hauer: I told you, I had nothing to do with that.
      Eric: Yeah, well did Joe LeBrock?
      Gavin Hauer: That's precisely why I didn't kill her. You have to be crazy or stupid to kill LeBrock's girl.
      Calleigh: So you know Joe.
      Eric: That's who you were smuggling the heroin for.
      Gavin Hauer: You guys think I'm gonna roll on LeBrock? Like I said, stupid and crazy.

    • Scott LeBrock: My father is not an easy man to get along with. I don't see him anymore. Horatio: Yes, but Scott you just visited him in jail the other day under a false name, didn't you? Scott LeBrock: You try carrying around LeBrock, as a last name. That's the only reason you dragged me in here, because of my father. Horatio: I dragged you in here because your stepmother, Alisha, is dead. Scott LeBrock: I didn't know the chick. My father never talked about her to me. Horatio: What did you guys talk about then? Scott LeBrock: It's between me and him. Horatio: Not anymore.

    • Horatio: You staying out of trouble?
      Kyle: Hasn't been too easy.
      Horatio: It's about to get more complicated.
      Kyle: What do you mean?
      Horatio: Trust no one.
      Kyle: What about Oscar?
      Horatio: Oscar has a problem. Take care, son. (Kyle walks away. To Oscar) You've got a pair of eyes on you.
      Oscar: What, you think I don't know that?
      Horatio: Watch your back.

    • Horatio: Alisha was killed this morning.
      Joe LeBrock: And you came all the way out here to tell me yourself? I am so touched.
      Horatio: I don't get the connection, Joe.
      Joe LeBrock: To be crude? A conjugal's a conjugal.
      Horatio: Right. But what's in it for her?
      Joe LeBrock: I set her up as a model.
      Horatio: Okay. So that's how she met Gavin Hauer.
      Joe LeBrock: I know a lot of people.
      Horatio: Yes, from your heroin dealing.
      Joe LeBrock: When I first met Alisha she was straight off the bus, she needed my help. I made her dreams come true.
      Horatio: But she left here the other day in tears.
      Joe LeBrock: Oh, I see. So you think I killed my wife. Bit difficult for a man in my situation.
      Horatio: Well you have people on the outside.
      Joe LeBrock: Like you do in here? By the way, Oscar's a great choice as a bodyguard for your son. Loyal, not too smart.
      Horatio: I'm glad you approve. What happens now?
      Joe LeBrock: Dunno. I get the sense, the balance of power's about to shift.

    • Eric: So who is she married to?
      Natalia: Joe LeBrock.
      Eric: LeBrock. That's the guy who kidnapped Horatio's son.
      Natalia: Yeah, no wonder why Alisha was keeping her personal life a secret?
      Eric: Yeah, well, I would too if I was married to one of the most dangerous men in Miami.

    • Ryan: (walking into the prison visiting area) Please tell me there's a good reason you dragged me into this charming little establishment.
      Frank: Besides the amazing joy I get from knowing you've been inconvenienced, I need you to do something for me. I need you to do something for me.
      Ryan: And what is that?
      Frank: We need to find out who LeBrocks giving orders to on the outside. Maybe he had one of his goons kill his wife for him. I've been checking the jail's visitation log.
      Ryan: Okay, so you need help reading.
      Frank: That's cute. Besides from Alishia, he's had only one visitor which is a guy named Scott Garnett.
      Ryan: Okay, so why exactly do you need me to be here?
      Frank: Scott Garnett doesn't exist. The address and phone he left were fake. Now he met LeBrock here shortly after Alishia left, so I need you, my favorite dust monkey to lift prints off visitor stall number four.
      Ryan: Yeah, but there is going to be dozens of prints over there.
      Frank: Yeah, means you better get busy. (Frank leaves Ryan alone with a big grin on his face)

    • Horatio: You lied to me, Kyle.
      Kyle: I don't know what you're talking about.
      Horatio: The phone belongs to you. All of the calls were made to a number in Pensacola. I know that number. It used to belong to your mother.
      Kyle: I wanna find her!
      Horatio: Did you make the call that detonated the bomb?
      Kyle: I need you to believe me. I didn't do it.
      Horatio: Who gave you the phone?
      Kyle: Joe LeBrock. He said it was a peace offering. I'm sorry.
      Horatio: There is a way out of this, but you can't lie to me. (Kyle nods) Never lie to me again.

    • Alexx: Not a very private place to kill someone.
      Horatio: Because the killer wanted it to be seen.
      Alexx: Think someone was sending a message?
      Horatio: I do Alexx…and I just got it.

  • NOTES (4)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Řetězová reakce (Chain Reaction)

    • International Airdates:
      Denmark: March 14, 2008 on Kanal 5
      United Kingdom: September 16, 2008 on Channel 5
      Austria: October 6, 2008 on ORF1
      Norway: October 7, 2008 on TVNorge
      Germany: October 7, 2008 on RTL
      Czech Republic: October 6, 2009 on TV Nova

    • Greg Rikaart (Scott LeBrock) is credited as 'Greg Rikaar' (without a t).

    • Featured Music:
      D.A.N.C.E. (MSTRKRFT Remix) by Justice
      Shut Up and Drive by Rihanna
      Battle Flag(Feat. Pigeonhead) by Lo Fidelity Allstars
      Kasparov's Revenge by Lo Fidelity Allstars
      Idealistic by Digitalism

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