CSI: Miami

Season 7 Episode 17

Divorce Party

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Mar 09, 2009 on CBS
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A divorce party ends in a murder investigation.

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  • Tara has a secret..............

    9.0
    In this episode of CSI Miami the following happens. We open with a divorce party, for Amy. We then see that her now ex-husband has been murdered and his body is found during the party. The CSI’s turn up to investigate and son the dead hanging body falls and the gazebo he was hanging from collapses with him.

    Luckily, Tara the ME, manages to move just before it collapse, although a piece of wood does hit her on the head. Then we see Kyle (H’s son) with his mother, as Kyle drives very fast in order to get his mother to an interview on time. Alas the cops see him speeding and pull him over. We see both of them with H and Julia puts all of the blame onto Kyle for what happened. So H puts Kyle to work in the morgue with Tara. When tests are run, the team learn that Roger, the victim, was drugged before he was killed. Therefore he did not commit suicide. We soon learn from Rogers’s son, that neither he nor his mother knew what Roger did for a living. It was something to do with the Government. Soon the team learn that Roger was also living as a man named Trent. He was leading a double life with 2 wives and 2 children. So his 2nd wife is questioned as is Amy his other wife. We soon learn that Amt knew the truth, but she and Roger came to an agreement, so that she would keep it quiet from their son. Soon the team learn that his daughter may be involved in his death. Soon the team believe that his son and daughter, both knew about each other. When they are both brought in, they admit that they know each other. The evidence tells the team that they did it together, even though they deny it at first. When asked why they did it, the son pulls out a sonogram picture, and they admit that they are having a baby together. They then admit that they committed the crime. At the end of the episode, we see that H has gotten Kyle his own apartment, so that he doesn’t have to look after his mother any more. At the end of the episode e see Tara taking pills and putting in her lab coat. What’s her secret?moreless
  • A divorce party ends in murder while Horatio is forced to protect Kyle from Julia's erratic behavior.

    9.0
    While this storyline has been told numerous times but the concept of a divorce party made the episode more enjoyable. The husband was written as a dispicable cad, but one must give him credit for keeping his second family a secret, considering that they lived ten minutes apart. In the age where children are conceived with the help of an annonymous sperm donar, having the brother and sister fall in love before learning they are actually related seems credible. The writer's could have been much more creative in coming up with a better reason for the brother and sister consipring to kill their father.



    The sub plot involving Tara, Kyle, Julia, and Horation was by far the most interesting. It was great to see Horatio finally take a part in raising Kyle, even if it meant giving his young son his independence. While Julia still is portrayed as being emotionally unhinged, she still comes across as someone likeale and truly cares about her son, dispite the fact that her actions often contradict this fact. It was great to see Kyle take a job as Tara Price's assistant, even if Horatio got him the job to teach him a lesson in speeding. He seemed to develope a stomach for the job while slowly show signs of maturity as a result. Kyle getting an apartment at the end seemed a bit unrealistic but I have a feeling that Horatio talked Julia into it as a way of getting him out from under her unhealthy influence.



    The most disturbing part of the episode envolved Tara Price and some missing medication. I was very disappointed in Tara's decision to put the blame on Julia but the writer's did a good job of showing us just which lady has the addiction problem. I'm looking forward to seeing where the writer's take this stroyline. It's certain to be one that has very unpleasant consequences.moreless
  • Both on the personal and professional front!

    8.0
    We deal with things, with both the personal and the professional front. And that a newly divorced woman, throws a part to celebrate. Her newfound freedom, only to have her ex-husband. Turn up dead. As her family, and the other family he has, been having. In particular, the sister in one family, and the brother in another. As both were dating with one another. Meanwhile, we see Kyle getting a job. As H was trying to get him, away from his mom. As his mom is, a bad influence on him. H is trying to become the father, he needs to be. Kyle gets a new apartment, along with the new job. Price, sees some drugs. As she feels like, she has been taking them. I like her, but miss Alexx so much!moreless
  • A newly divorced woman throws a lavish party to celebrate her new freedom. Events take a shocking turn when her ex-husband turns up dead at the party. Elsewhere, Horatio tries to save Kyle from being dragged down by his mother's personal problems.moreless

    8.0
    One word that certainly can't be used to describe this episode is predictable. This episode is certainly one of the best written episodes of "CSI: Miami" in a long time. The murder investigation had twists and turns that I am sure the viewer did not see coming. When it was finally resolved I had a somewhat uneasy feeling. I don't want to say why here so as to not give the ending away. Another positive aspect of this episode is the story concerning the disappearance of evidence from the lab. Just when you thought it was obvious who took it....moreless
  • A divorce party ends in a murder investigation. In the meantime, Horatio tries to save Kyle from Julia's erratic behaviours.

    8.0
    In my opinion, another well written episode. I was surpirsed with the outcome of who the killer was. I'm not sure anyone suspected the two children, and I think it was an even bigger shock when it turned out that the two involved were his half-sibling children, aswell as another intriguing secret.

    I'm sure a number of us suspected the ex-wife at first. Her personality certainly wasn't helping her. Somewhat snobbish, I wouldn't have been surpirsed if she were arrested just for denying her knowledge of his murder. And then the other wife appears, a little timid and shaken from her husband's death. From the moment I saw her daughter, I had a strong feeling she would have something to do with it. Also, I didn't know before that chloroform could be made at home.



    The bits with Horatio, Kyle, and Julia were played out well. I really wanted to jump into Kyle's car and just slap Julia (hey, that's my sister's name) upside the head. She shouldn't be depending on Kyle to get her to her interviews. My reaction to when Horatio gave Kyle to Dr. Price as her new intern was this: all I could think of was how mad I would be at my father if he got me a job in an autopsy theatre without asking me. I wouldn't mind if, of course, but still. Also, at the part when Julia and Horatio met up to talk about the missing narcotics, I found myself silently hoping that she would slap him. Nice part at the end when Horatio gave Kyle the apartment. It shows that Horatio trusts him enough to give him a place of his own.



    Right at the end with Price. I had some suspicions about her. Although, I am wondering if she took the narcotics because she had hit her head earlier on, or for some other reason. Seems interesting...moreless
Megalyn Echikunwoke

Megalyn Echikunwoke

Dr. Tara Price (Episodes 147+, Recurring Previously)

David Caruso

David Caruso

Lieutenant Horatio Caine

Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Eric Delko

Jonathan Togo

Jonathan Togo

Ryan Wolfe (Episodes 54+, Recurring Previously)

Rex Linn

Rex Linn

Detective Frank Tripp (Episode 98+ Recurring Previously)

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Amy Lansing

Guest Star

Andrew James Allen

Andrew James Allen

Heath Lansing

Guest Star

Bruce Thomas

Bruce Thomas

Roger Lansing

Guest Star

Elizabeth Berkley

Elizabeth Berkley

Julia Winston

Recurring Role

Christopher Redman

Christopher Redman

Michael Travers

Recurring Role

Evan Ellingson

Evan Ellingson

Kyle Harmon

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Roger Lansing told his family that he's a government agent to explain his absences. Roger Dunbar, the bigamist in the CSI episode Grissom versus the Volcano said the same thing.

    • Goof: When Roger's body drops from the trap, his eyes are open. However in the next scene, his eyes are closed.

    • The Bible verses that are read during the Divorce Party are from 1 Corinthians 13, what is often referred to as the Love Chapter.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Amy: Besides, if I killed Roger, I'd get nothing. Why would I do that?
      Calleigh: Hell hath no fury, Mrs. Lansing.

    • Glenn: Look, I didn't like Roger for the way he treated Amy, but I didn't kill him.
      Frank: You know, I think you're in love with Amy. This whole gay thing's not working for me.
      Glenn: Believe me, honey, I'm not that good an actor.
      Horatio: No, but you may be that good a killer.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Rozvodová párty (Divorce Party)

    • Featured Music:
      Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) by Beyonce

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Finland: June 27, 2009 on Sub
      Slovakia: July 26, 2009 on JOJ
      Australia: September 6, 2009 on Channel 9
      Norway: December 8, 2009 on TVNorge
      Germany: March 16, 2010 on RTL
      United Kingdom: May 11, 2010 on Five
      Czech Republic: October 19, 2010 on TV Nova

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