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CSI: Miami

Season 6 Episode 5

Deep Freeze

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 22, 2007 on CBS
8.7
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The murder investigation of a sports legend has complications when his body is lost by the lab.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • While talking on the phone with one of his female conquests, a retired football star named Doug McClain is stabbed to death in his home. The investigation is complicated by the fact that McClain has arrranged to have his body cryogenically frozen.moreless

    8.2
    There have been better episodes of CSI: Miami this season but this episode is entertaining despite its logic loopholes. One positive sttribute is how the episode reflects popular culture and celebrity life well. Doug McClain is a very flawed man (Broke, unfaithful, turns his back on his dying son, believes in the scam that is cryogenics) but is loved by many people. That is a very accurate description in today's society (OJ Simpson is a prime example of that). This point and a well-written, but not perfect, script make this episode worth the viewer's time despite it's flaws.moreless
  • Another rocksolid investigation with a cryogenics theme. Open enough to keep you guessing until the final act.

    7.5
    A former star with a complicated life, ends up dead while on the phone, a loving wife looking to preserve her dead husbands wishes, a loyal manager looking to cash in on his client's death, a reporter after an angle and a cryogenics lab looking to service its latest client. All contribute to another decent investigative case with connotations of betrayal, forms the central thread for this good episode. The intital scene does a stand-up job at tantalising us with the hook to keep us glued. It also provides enough mysterious circumstances to generate the expected red herrings, leads and dead ends, one would expect from a very good crime story.



    The use of human cryogenic's has been done before in other shows, usually in a rather limp way. Yet it and the associated elements of the cryo-lab, are central to the entertaining nature of the story, especially stopping Alex's autopsy. Complicating matters even more, ambiguous clues add confusion to the unraveling screenplay, keeping the trail-map and suspect pool open throughout.



    The strife driven side-plot of Calleigh's and Jake's blossoming relations adds a small and welcome element of character development. Dialogue is of better than average standard, though still not comparing to the other franchises. While locations and sets are a change from the usual L.A. stereotypical sets and city pans. Something that I welcome. Overall a slicker production than in previous episodes, not as good as the last episode, but definitely better than last season.moreless
  • Good Script, Creative.

    8.5
    The pretense of the script was believable enough. Especially in this day and age. I like the different angles for suspects. The obiturary writer, was amusing in her thought process, bizarre but amusing. The longtime mistress wanting assistance for her son was also pretty believable. As a whole the storyline of freezing people to bring the back later when cures are found is right out of the headlines. The issue of "personal" relationships being brought up at the lab was interesting enough. Especially the timing of it all. I think this will bring out the true colors or even true feelings for some.moreless
  • A very watchable episode and even opened the door for more conflict. The case was petty interesting not only did the guy get stabbed his cause of death was someone else yanking the knife out. The tension between Boa Vista and Ryan ismoreless

    8.5
    A very watchable episode and even opened the door for more conflict. The case was petty interesting not only did the guy get stabbed his cause of death was someone else yanking the knife out. The tension between Boa Vista and Ryan is still hot she still comes to the range but hate him whatever that's about. The idiot then throws out her shoulder shooting a shotgun to fast. This leads to Delko having to set her arm and IAB thinking they're fraternizing and this leads Delko to let slip Calligh and Coopers relationship. Cop is leaving so they had to set it up I guess. Horatio was doing some classic cheese but it fit perfectly I have to say I haven't seen that much shade placing and hip grabbing since season one. Good episode I had fun with it.moreless
  • An ok episode, spoiled by a lack of logic in the final act.

    7.1
    A plot contrivance allows two women to kill there lover. One does it for reasons Horatio can well understand after recent events i.e. loyalty to a son. The other does it for greed. But here's the kicker: An intelligent, resourceful women, who must have consulted a lawyer, gives away her motive for murder when pleading ignorance would have saved her from a murder charge. The man was 'half-killed' by having a knife thrust in his neck but removing the knife finished the job. Why say you KNEW removing the knife would kill him? Wouldn't it be more logical to argue you removed the knife to try to save him? And poor old Delco accidently breaks up Jake and Calleigh, bet he's gutted about that!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

Rex Linn

Rex Linn

Detective Frank Tripp (Episode 98+ Recurring Previously)

Dale Midkiff

Dale Midkiff

Doug McClain

Guest Star

Dina Meyer

Dina Meyer

Elissa McClain

Guest Star

Paul Schulze

Paul Schulze

Dr. Werner Klein

Guest Star

Boti Bliss

Boti Bliss

M. Valera

Recurring Role

David Lee Smith

David Lee Smith

IAB Sergeant Rick Stetler

Recurring Role

Johnny Whitworth

Johnny Whitworth

Det. Jake Berkeley

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • (after accidentally telling Stetler that Calleigh and Jake are dating Eric tries to call her, but only reaches her voice mail)
      Eric: Calleigh, hey. It's Delko. I think I might have just put you in a jam. Give me a call back when you get the message, all right?

    • (after witnessing Eric and Natalia 'hugging', but Eric was really putting her shoulder back into place)
      Rick Stetler: Delko.
      Eric: (chuckles) Stetler. What are you sniffing around about?
      Rick Stetler: Horatio's got me working to supersede a court order, reclaim your frozen football star's body.
      Eric: Working with us for a change.
      Rick Stetler: You are aware of the pending new rules regarding fraternization among officers, aren't you?
      Eric: You mean 'new' as in different after you and Yelena Salas?
      Rick Stetler: Things have changed. The county's caving to the state's pressure on the issue of sexual harassment litigation.
      Eric: You know, that's interesting.
      Rick Stetler: The department's redefining its policies on fraternization of officers. You would be best served sharing that with the others, in the lab.
      Eric: Listen, Stetler, if you have something to say to CSI Duquesne or Detective Berkeley, you'd best be served telling them yourself.
      Rick Stetler: Duquesne and Berkeley? I was talking about you and Boa Vista. But, thank you.

    • Jake: I can't work this case.
      Calleigh: Why?
      Jake: Because you're on it.
      Calleigh: (chuckles) What are you talking about?
      Jake: I've just been informed of pending changes in department policy.
      Calleigh: Are you saying that we can't work a crime scene together because we've been seeing each other?
      Jake: More like we can't work a crime scene because we may have a falling out and things get ugly and job performance may suffer.
      Calleigh: You sound like you're a firm believer.
      Jake: No. I just got Rick Stetler breathing down my neck.
      Calleigh: How's Rick Stetler know anything about us?
      Jake: I don't know. Listen, I think we should just take a step back. Let things cool down a little bit, okay?
      Calleigh: Okay. (walks away)

    • Calleigh: How does Rick Stetler have even the faintest idea of what's going on in my personal life?
      Eric: It was an accident. I left you a message. I called you.
      Calleigh: I didn't get it.
      Eric: Look, I never intended for this to happen, okay? I don't like the situation with Jake but I wouldn't rat you out. You know that.
      Calleigh: Let's just work the case.

    • Eric: What's the matter?
      Natalia: I think my shoulder's out.
      Eric: Oh, boy. Okay, look. You gotta go see a doctor.
      Horatio: Hm, no I can't. This is gonna go on my record and then it's gonna get out that I can't shoot a shotgun.
      Eric: Well, it's not going back in on its own.
      Natalia: Okay, well, can you do it for me? Please.
      Eric: All right. All right, just relax, okay?
      Natalia: Okay.

    • Alexx: So we're looking at a two-part murder. Rita started the process.
      Horatio: And somebody else finished it.

    • Horatio: Okay. So, let me ask you this. If you didn't hire somebody to kill him, who called you from the crime scene?
      Elissa McClain: Martin. Doug's manager called.
      Horatio: Why would he do that?
      Elissa McClain: To tell me what happened. He wanted me back at the house before the police or the press got there, 'cause everybody thinks that Doug and I are still together.
      Horatio: Was he there when you arrived?
      Elissa McClain: No. Do you think he killed Doug?
      Horatio: Do you?

    • Wendy: Okay. So I didn't exactly tell you everything.
      Calleigh: That is the understatement of the year, Miss Legassic.
      Wendy: I did call Mr. McClain for my article.
      Calleigh: But you conveniently left out the part where you had the murder recorded.
      Wendy: I was taping the conversation so I wouldn't miss anything. At the time, I wasn't even sure what I was hearing.
      Calleigh: What exactly did you hear?
      Wendy: I can't say. I signed a non-disclosure agreement with the TV station. It's legally binding.
      Calleigh: So are handcuffs. It's your choice, Wendy.
      Wendy: He was literally talking to me one second and gone the next. I kept recording until my cell battery ran out.
      Calleigh: And so your first instinct, after you found out he was killed, was to sell the tape.
      Wendy: I'm not a monster, Officer. I just wanted to get out of the obituary business.
      Calleigh: (sighs) You thought the recording would make you a reporter at WETX. I've got an exclusive for you, Wendy. That tape is never gonna make it to TV. A judge has issued a warrant. I'm confiscating it and I'm arresting you for obstruction of justice. Your journalism career died with Doug McClain. You can write an obituary for it.

    • Eric: I think you got tired of climbing through windows, Miss Sullivan. I think you got tired of being Doug's second choice.
      Rita Sullivan: Being Doug McClain's second choice was more than any girl could ask for.
      Eric: Except being his first.

    • Eric: You're running the double-sided tape from Doug McClain's window sill?
      Valera: Yeah. I already did. You had silk fibers on one side. But even better, epithelials on the other.
      Eric: And what would cause that?
      Valera: You're such a guy. Remember J. Lo's green Versace dress? What do you think held that up?
      Eric: Double-sided adhesive?
      Valera: This is wardrobe tape.

    • Frank: (about Doug) So he sold you three championship rings and an autographed team ball willingly?
      Theo Knight: Well, his manager did. Martin Wilson? He gave me a good price. I had to have it.
      Horatio: You had to have it? You were online within hours of his murder selling it, Theo.
      Theo Knight: Look I was gonna add it to my collection here but, when one of these legends dies, collectors go into a frenzy.
      Frank: Right. News breaks, your 100K investment climbs up to seven figures. Is that right?
      Theo Knight: I guess I'm a lucky guy.
      Horatio: Yes, but, not for long.

    • Natalia: Well, I'm trying to track down Doug McClain's stolen memorabilia off the internet.
      Eric: Yeah, how many sites have you been to?
      Natalia: Fourteen. So far.
      Eric: (laughs) You know how many sites there are, right?
      Natalia: Yeah.
      Eric: (laughs) Wait a minute, go back. There's some football stuff there. Championship rings, that them?
      Natalia: Looks like it. Look, championship years, '92, '93 and '95.
      Eric: Yeah. And there's the football right there.
      Natalia: Oh, ye of little faith.

    • Calleigh: According to the phone records, you were the last person to speak to Doug McClain before he was killed.
      Wendy: The closest I got to him was the phone. I was just updating his obituary.
      Calleigh: I'm sorry?
      Wendy: Newspapers like to be prepared for an unexpected death. We have obituaries of people still alive on file, so when they pass, we're ready to print.
      Calleigh: That is morbid. So I take it that you're a reporter.
      Wendy: My boss gave me a list of names and told me to update them.
      Calleigh: And people will just talk to you?
      Wendy: You figure out ways to get them to open up. Doug was a jock. It's pretty obvious what part of the ego you have to stroke.

    • Alexx: (on the phone, discussing Doug's body being frozen) Doug McClain's wife presented a signed court order, Horatio.
      Horatio: Signed by who?
      Alexx: Judge Porterson. Miami's leading advocate of progressive science.
      Horatio: You mean, leading advocate of science fiction.
      Alexx: It's gonna take a hearing before I can get Doug under my knife. By then, we could lose everything.
      Horatio: Okay. Here's what we do. Shift to Plan B.
      Alexx: I'm on my way to Pre Core now. I'll let you know.

    • Calleigh: You know, I knew that you liked football but I wasn't aware that you were so into it.
      Jake: Well, you need your mornings. I need my Sunday afternoons.

    • Jake: You find anything, CSI Duquesne?
      Calleigh: Only smudges, Detective Berkeley.
      Jake: I didn't hear you leave this morning.
      Calleigh: Well, you know, a girl's gotta keep some mystery.

    • Jake: The victim's wife and that character want the body.
      Alexx: For what?
      Jake: Cryonics.
      Alexx: They wanna freeze him?
      Jake; That's what they said.

    • Horatio: Alexx, I don't see any defensive wounds.
      Alexx: It doesn't make sense. Doug McClain was one of the best athletes of his time. A man like this would never go down without a fight.
      Horatio: 'Til today.

    • Wendy Legassic: I'm not a monster, Officer. I just wanted to get out of the obituary business.
      Calleigh: You thought the recording would make you a reporter at WETX. I've got an exclusive for you, Wendy. That tape is never gonna make it to TV. A judge has issued a warrant, I'm confiscating it, and I'm arresting you for obstruction of justice. Your journalism career died with Doug McClain. You can write an obituary for it.

    • Elissa McClain: I didn't wanna go there. I didn't want to see Doug like that. But Martin, Doug's manager, he insisted. He wanted me to play the part of the grieving widow.
      Horatio: So you kept up appearances.
      Elissa McClain: I went back to the house. I found him there. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. (sighs) I called Pre Core.
      Horatio: Which is when you realized he was still alive.
      Elissa McClain: I heard him groan. It was, it was so soft, I thought I imagined it. I didn't know what to do, I...Martin wanted to protect the estate, his reputation. But, I just couldn't pretend anymore. I mean, the way Doug was living his life, he was, (sighs) he was depreciating every day. And he was dragging me and our daughter with him. I, uh, uh, he was just gonna keep screwing up until everything just came crashing down around us.
      Horatio: He was worth more to you dead than alive. Is that what you're telling me?
      Elissa McClain: So I pulled out the knife. (flashback) And like that, it was over. He bled to death. (flashback) Pre Core takes their van for one lap around the block. Arrive shortly after you do. And I play my role one last time.
      Horatio: Mrs. McClain, I can assure you that the next several years are gonna be very real.

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