CSI: Miami

Season 6 Episode 20

Down to the Wire

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM May 12, 2008 on CBS
9.0
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When a man is killed due to a fake 911 call, Horatio must face off with a private investigator who is systematically destroying the team. The Private Investigator also digs into the team's personal lives and gets both Calleigh and Eric pulled off the case.

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  • Are they kidding????

    1.0
    Almost every time I see a new episode of CSI Miami, I say to myself: okay, this is the worst I've seen up to now. Then a new one arrives and, wow, it's even worse! Does this episode have a sense? Does it have a sense that a member of a CSI team says there are no more traces a suspect used a gun because "he washed his hands" after? Does it have a sense that a detective acts like a lawyer? That four or five agents come out of the blue, unseen by the suspects, on a completely deserted wharf? That SWAT members are able to stop a person, armed only with a knife, just killing him? No please, they can't make fun of people like this. They have only to say they are kidding, I would see their absurd stories with different eyes.moreless
  • A fake 911 call leads SWAT to kill a man, but Horatio and his team discovery it was pre-arranged by a crroked PI for a client.

    8.0
    I'm a big CSI fan. This is the first CSI Miami episode I ever saw, and it really got me into the show. Horatio is tough as nails, Calleigh and Natalia are beautiful and I could see Eric as a best friend. This episode in particular is a great example of the show, but this is a really despicable episode. It's about a husband who gets killed when he suspects his wife's lover is coming to kill him, but he gets killed by SWAT responding to a fake 911. Now, the logistics in the details in pulling off this sort of caper are astronomical, but the most despicable part is the criminal posing as a detective and a lawyer trying to keep his hired employer out of jail. I don't know who I hate more: the killer or his defender. The crooked detective manipulates facts and events to stall the case, but yet Horatio still gets the guy and him. I really liked this one. It's really good writing and acting that shapes a top-notch series that I want to keep seeing.moreless
  • Finally we get some real action in here!

    9.0
    Kurt Rossi is a PERFECT hate-character. You love to hate him. Just like Horatio said he was like a rat, doing all it takes to achieve a goal. Actually it's the first time that I was on Delko's side, because he usually annoys me. Next episode is the big season finale. I assume that "you know I have a thing for you" (or something like this) was a hint that Calleigh/Eric is gonna get canon now? Well, I'm not a C/E shipper, but I do not suffer anymore seeing them together. But I still like DuCaine way more.

    I am dying to find out what discreditting footage Rossi had on H. or Julia the Jade. Probably, we're never gonna learn it...

    The last scene was brilliant. Rossi desperately trying to figure out a deal that would make H. change his mind and in the same time H. is turning his back on him and putting on the shades! As if the gesture of putting them was the greatest sign of an utter lack of respect, haha!moreless
  • An episode filled with Calliegh & Eric Scenes.

    8.1
    This episode opens with a 911 call. Police/Swat are called in to the property and when they enter, they find a man holding a knife walking towards them. So they shoot and kill him with just 2 bullets. When further investigating is done, it is discovered that the 911 phone call did not come from inside the house. It is also discovered that the victims had hired a Private Investigator to investigate his wife over possible affair. The team discover that the 911 caller was a woman. Calliegh is taken off of the case & her and Eric have a magical scene in the locker room. The phone call to 911, turned out to be a conspiracy between the man which the wife was having an affair with and 2 other men. At the end there is another Calliegh and Eric scene where they are packing up all of the Mini discs and Calliegh finds one marked Horatio. Overall a very boring episode in my mind. The only thing that kept me going in this episode was the scenes between Eric & Calliegh; otherwise I would have switched off half way through. All I hope now is that the finale is better next week.moreless
  • A bad tricky private investigator plus lawyer tried to mess with Horatio's team

    9.0
    The storyline was good above average since it is this episode might be the end of the 6th season.



    As it showed, Horatio's team is loosing their

    working creditability due to Eric's illness and Calleigh's website incident. But, at least, this

    situation made Calleigh admitted (to the CSI: Miami's fans) that she has the thing for Eric!



    Moreover, this episode also showed that Rick Stetler is not always against Horatio's team as he said he is on Calleigh's side but the department regulation is not. Thanks for finally made the team got that evil wily private investigator and his wicked hirer (because of their big mouth) at the end!



    Looking forward to the 7th season!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)

Tom Sizemore

Tom Sizemore

Kurt Rossi

Guest Star

Tom Griffin

Tom Griffin

Commander Briggs

Guest Star

Garett Maggart

Garett Maggart

Michael Maddox

Guest Star

David Lee Smith

David Lee Smith

Rick Stetler

Recurring Role

Boti Bliss

Boti Bliss

Maxine Valera

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: During the sting near the end of the episode, the character playing Charlie Decker actually messes up his lines, saying to the Private Investigator, "Decker, why don't you tell him?" What he should have said was, "Rossi, why don't you tell him?"

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Calleigh: Well, I have to say something. Because I feel for you, and you know that. But if one memory lapse allowed a killer to go free...
      Eric: I would've turned in my badge a long time ago. You know that. I'm re-training my brain, Calleigh. But I know how to do my job.
      Calleigh: What about the cheat sheet?
      Eric: Why does everyone keep calling it that? Work isn't a test that you take. It's something you do right. Every time. So what if I take a few notes? Would it make you feel better to know that I've never consulted them, not once?

    • Calleigh: (interrogating a suspect) Do you know what SWATing is, Mr Jackson?
      Neil Jackson: (ironically) Killing flies?
      Calleigh: Try people.

    • Eric: You know? I'm gonna go to Stetler myself. I'm gonna tell him everything.
      Calleigh: Don't! Here is the thing: I'm off the case but you are not. Find another way to get the guy. I know you can do that. Do that instead. For us.
      Eric: (Long pause) Alright.

    • Calleigh: You're telling me that I've been on the force for ten years and yet I still have to prove myself!
      Rick: System isn't perfect.
      Calleigh: And yet it still demands perfection!

    • Frank: No kids. No gun. He must have grabbed the knife for self defense. (pause) What the hell has happened here?
      Horatio: Frank, it's called crime scene investigation.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Osudový zásah (Fated Hit)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Denmark: June 12, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Venezuela: June 25, 2008 on AXN
      Finland: August 16, 2008 on Sub
      United Kingdom: December 16, 2008 on Five
      Norway: January 13, 2009 on TVNorge
      Germany: March 24, 2009 on RTL
      Czech Republic: January 19, 2010 on TV Nova

    • Khandi Alexander remains in the opening credits but did not appear in this episode.

  • ALLUSIONS (0)

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