CSI: Miami

Season 5 Episode 8

Darkroom

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Nov 13, 2006 on CBS
8.9
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A murder and kidnapping becomes personal when DNA from a crime scene reveals that Natalia’s sister Anya is one of the kidnapped women they are looking for. The team finds a safe full of photos of missing women and they must find the photographer who was using his camera to lure the unsuspecting women.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Amazing

    10
    Oh my god could CSI MIAMI get any better? This episode was so amazing I wish I could watch it over and over again. I was shocked when I read the trivia for this episode that it was based on real life events that coincidentally affected Eva La Rue just like this episode affected Natalia Boa Vista. I have never been a huge Natalia fan but I found this episode nice because we get to learn more about the character with a gripping storyline to help out. Loved seeing Ryan (I always do) in this episode. This episode was definitely CSI MIAMI at it's best.moreless
  • This is one of the best episodes of late SPOILERS

    9.1
    This episode is about missing women and it centres roughly around Anya, Natalia's sister. It starts off with a tip off about a missing woman and then moves on to find more and more missing women.



    The main thing to say about this episode is that it is original for CSI Miami and it's fairly good at story telling. The bad parts are Natalia Boa Vista's acting which isn't great this time. The other thing is that it is a bit confusing. Why have the countless other missing women not been reported?



    Another quip about this episode is that it doesn't explore the villain very well, usually with CSI they make a good job of getting to know the killer, this time he appeared on screen for under 3 minutes.



    The story is good and the characters are great in the episode so it's a pretty good episode all together!moreless
  • On a note that is given at a toll station, is written: He's going to kill me and there is blood on it. The case gets personal when the blood is from Natalia's sister, Anya!moreless

    8.2
    I'm kinda sick of the whole Natalia I-am-new-give-me-a-storyline-thing. She has had more personal affairs in the whole series than everyone except Horatio. I said it in my review on 'If looks could kill' too: just because she's in it, doesn't mean she has to become the leading character now. I mean, she's the last one in the credits, then I expect that she's the last one that deserves that much attention. That bothers me a lot. I mean regular characters like Calleigh and Eric don't get that much attention. Off course Eric was important at the end of S4 with Marisol, but that was all tied to Horatio again and even then Natalia became this important person. hello! She's the mole! I would like to know something more about other characters, I mean what do we know about Ryan? He gambled once and has/had a girlfriend who is btw a very annoying journalist. I loved the way Calleigh just kicked her butt; verbally then! I was like rewind, rewind and play again! It was totally Calleigh, with the southern accent and the friendlyness and the beautiful smile when she walked of. I mean, who can hate that girl? She's so smart; she prevented Natalia from saying even more stupid things, since she gets way too emotional in every case. I mean, okay it's her sister but she's lucky that Calleigh's always around to save her! And this was not the first time. Calleigh has always been extremely nice to her although the woman has a horrible sense of fashion. God, what was she wearing?! The story was just weird, but it was good that they let people know that this still happens; that's really important. That Jill girl was really unbelievable btw, you'll see! Average episode, yet it was a very thrilling/exciting episode! You should see it, if alone for the action and thriller-factor, really!moreless
  • Great episode, I just wanted to give props to Natalie Morales!

    10
    The girl who played Anya Boa Vista was so great, her name is Natalie Morales and shes orignally from miami,Fl but currently lives in L.A pursuing her passion and frankly shes doing an amazing job. I hope we see her again on another episode soon. She added a real and exciting aspect to the episode. My favorite part was when she was in the car and she cut her finger. Her facial expressions were right on and not to mention the fact that shes beautiful. She should be brought into the show regularly it would add some good family touches between her and her sister. Great Job Nat!moreless
  • Killer posing as a photographer

    8.2
    The plot was good but could have been much better. I'm getting very tired of the blond news chick. Would someone please shoot her already? Why is Natalia suddenly the new star of the show? Kind of getting sick of the episodes revolving around her and her issues. First there was the new lab, pregnacy scare, mole in the lab, crazy ex-husband, and now her little sister. Enough already.
Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Eric "Delko" Delektorsky

David Caruso

David Caruso

Lieutenant Horatio Caine

Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

Eva LaRue

Eva LaRue

Natalia Boa Vista Episode 98+ Recurring Previously)

Jonathan Togo

Jonathan Togo

Ryan Wolfe (Episodes 54+, Recurring Previously)

Khandi Alexander

Khandi Alexander

Chief Medical Examiner Alexx Woods

Amy Laughlin

Amy Laughlin

Erica Sikes

Guest Star

Natalie Morales

Natalie Morales

Anya Boa Vista

Guest Star

Jonathan Cherry

Jonathan Cherry

Gavin LaPorte

Guest Star

Boti Bliss

Boti Bliss

M. Valera

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Calleigh: You didn't just report the news; you chose a salacious angle. That's more attention for you.
      Erica: I'm a journalist. I want my attention on my stories.
      Calleigh: If that were true, sweet pea, you'd be writing for a newspaper not planting your face on the evening news. Have a nice day.

    • Ryan: (about the model girls) All these girls, they have the wrong dreams.
      Calleigh: I don't know that their dreams are bad, just the people who promise to make them come true.

    • Ryan: John Stockman?
      Stockman: Yeah, what do you need?
      Calleigh: Your DNA.
      Stockman: What?
      (Ryan shows him a swab)

    • Ryan: Your DNA matches the semen we found on Leslie Anderson's underwear, feeling pinned?
      Stockman: That proves I had sex with her, that's a photographer's perk.

    • (Horatio interrogates a suspect)
      Suspect: You should really be talking to Stockman, he's the one doing all the models.
      Horatio: You have quite a history too, which includes a rape charge.
      Suspect: I was acquitted.
      Horatio: Yeah, but that doesn't mean you're innocent, does it?

    • Tripp: Hands mister. I'll shoot you where you stand!!

  • NOTES (4)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Temná komora (Darkroom)

    • International Air Dates:
      Norway: September 25, 2007 on TVNorge
      Czech Republic: October 21, 2008 on TV Nova

    • Featured Music:
      Our Hell by Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - played at the end of the episdoe

    • This episode was inspired by the real-life crime story involving series star Eva La Rue's sister, Nikka La Rue, who guest stars. The actress' little sister Nikka was photographed by snapper Bill Bradford as she embarked on a modeling career years ago. Bradford is now on death row for killing two aspiring models in the early 1980s.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Ryan: Shoots in black and white, thinks he's Ansel Adams.

      Ansel Adams was a world famous American photographer and conservationist known for his depictions of the American wilderness, in particular his black and white photographs of the Yosemite Valley in California, USA.

    • Ryan: So, the runaway bride, Jill, went Stockholm on us.
      This is an allusion to the Stockholm Syndrome, a psychological term. This term refers to a situation at a bank robbery that occurred at Stockholm, Sweden, in 1973; the bank employees became emotionally attached to the robbers who held them hostages inside the bank from August 23 to August 28, to the point that they even defended them.

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