CSI: Miami

Season 8 Episode 11

Delko for the Defense

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Dec 14, 2009 on CBS
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Delko must go up against his old team when he is brought in as an expert defense witness.

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  • Why was Eric Delko even there?

    6.0
    This episode made no sense to me at all. Why was Eric Delka back in a capacity that I have never noticed before? He was a guest here and there seemed to be no setup for a return. A former lead character in this capacity full time would just be too annoying.



    There was no real friction that went anywhere at all. Just a bit from the always troubled Ryan Wolfe and of course something from the always annoying Frank Tripp. CSI Tripp is someone who should really get back onto his meds; he is always just so mad at everyone.



    Well at least this episode did give new meaning to that famous movie quote "you complete me"!moreless
  • Another great episode, season 8 just continues to pump out top quality episodes.

    10
    Really interesting episode, given that we see a slightly different angle on things with Delko turning up as a Forensics expert for the defence of the lead suspect. The suspect was chased from the scene at the beginning of the episode by Calleigh and Ryan. He is proved innocent after the team find evidence that the victim was raped and the suspect has a medical condition that prevents him from having sex. The team then start to look for similar cases and link it to another attack in another county. The attacker has the weird fetish of wanting the victim to cook him breakfast of scrambled eggs before killing his victim with a knife. The attack in another county was unsuccessful with the murder part due to someone turning up at the door at the vital moment, saving the victim. This gives the team vital information when they question her and leads them to a key discovery and an interesting twist at the end.moreless
  • A homeless man stands accused of the murder of a wealthy woman in her home. As soon as the man is arrested, an arrogant female defense attorney shows up on the scene to represent him. She has a forensics expert working for her: Erik Delko.moreless

    7.5
    I like how this particular episode managed to take an old formula and steer it in a new direction. I will admit it had me fooled. I was certain the homeless man was innocent because all the cliches were there. Horatio and the team were convinced he was guilty and his prospects for acquittal were slim to none. However the plot twists along the way certainly helped to keep this episode interesting and entertaining. The unexpected discovery made about the accused will certainly make this episode stick out in your mind for a while. "CSI: Miami" once again delivers entertainment.moreless
  • Is it me or the writing has gone downhill?

    4.0
    Is there really a point in Delko's return? And so soon? Why bother leaving to being with?



    The scene I found the most ridiculous is when the laptop was being accessed by the rapist, from within a secure police location. Um, hello? Firewall anyone? Or maybe all of their computers are connected to the local Internet cafe. Argh!



    The writing for this series has seriously gone downhill. The stores are no longer believable and far fetched at best. They used to have great storelines, H always pleases with a corny opening liner. Is he too good for that now? I want the corny H back! Oh, and how about the old writers too?moreless
David Caruso

David Caruso

Lieutenant Horatio Caine

Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

Eddie Cibrian

Eddie Cibrian

Jesse Cardoza (Episode 168+)

Jonathan Togo

Jonathan Togo

Ryan Wolfe (Episodes 54+, Recurring Previously)

Rex Linn

Rex Linn

Detective Frank Tripp (Episode 98+ Recurring Previously)

Eva LaRue

Eva LaRue

Natalia Boa Vista (Episode 98+ Recurring Previously)

Eric Jungmann

Eric Jungmann

Zach Finley

Guest Star

Jo Champa

Jo Champa

Adrianna Villani

Guest Star

Gretchen Egolf

Gretchen Egolf

Ellen Stafford

Guest Star

Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Eric Delko

Recurring Role

Wesley A. Ramsey

Wesley A. Ramsey

Dave Benton

Recurring Role

Boti Bliss

Boti Bliss

Maxine Valera

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Featured Music:
      Freedom by Akon
      Gluetooth by Hudson Mohawke
      Sober by The Resistors

    • Goof: Dave says to Jesse: "The RAM on a computer keeps a volatile record of every action taken and every communication made." Actually, RAM is where a computer stores any programs or other data that is currently in use. Because RAM is volatile, when you turn your computer off, the RAM is erased. So Dave could not have used RAM to find any useful information.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Calleigh: What are you going to do, go back to Puerto Rico?
      Eric: You know, I love it there, but, uh, I missed Miami.
      Calleigh: Miami missed you.

    • Ryan: Hey, Delko, want to come over and take a picture of me doing this? Make sure I'm doing it right?
      Eric: It's not about you making mistakes, Wolfe. It's about how I interpret what you find.
      Horatio: Mr. Wolfe, Eric has every right to be here. We have nothing to hide.
      Ryan: Yeah, but H, while he's watching us, who's watching him?
      Eric: That's really funny.

    • Eric: Look, I know I don't have to say it, but, uh, thanks for all the calls.
      Horatio: You're still family, Eric.

    • Calleigh: There's our expert witness.
      Eric: I'm sure you heard Tripp thinks I went over to the dark side.
      Calleigh: What do you think?
      Eric: I didn't go looking for the job; Villani got my name off a list of former CSIs.
      Calleigh: But you said yes.
      Eric: Seemed like a good chance to help people.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Delko na straně obhajoby (Delko on the Side of the Defense)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Slovakia: April 7, 2010 on JOJ
      Australia: May 10, 2010 on Channel 9
      United Kingdom: September 21, 2010 on Five
      Norway: November 2, 2010 on TVNorge
      Germany: November 16, 2010 on RTL
      Finland: November 22, 2010 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: September 15, 2011 on TV Nova

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Delko for the defense alludes to Judd for the Defense. Carl Betz played Clinton Judd who was criminal attorney defending rich people.

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