CSI: Miami

Season 4 Episode 19

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Mar 20, 2006 on CBS
8.7
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After a group of wealthy women are robbed at a luxury day spa, evidence leads the CSIs to believe that this is a part of a much larger car chopping scam and each of these women are being targeted for a home robbery. Matters become worse when Horatio discovers that Marisol was also at the spa during robbery and he must now protect her when her life is threatened. Meanwhile, Ryan must deal with the fallout after he freezes during a shootout.moreless

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  • Three masked men rob a group of wealthy women (among them Delko's ailing sister Marisol) at a day spa. One woman sprays one the robbers with pepper spray and is shot and killed. Horatio and his team soon realize there is more to the robbery.moreless

    8.0
    I enjoyed this episode from start to finish (especially the scenes of the ladies at the spa YEAH BABY!) but I did have a problem with it. When Horatio, Ryan and SWAT raid the chop shop a man, who is one of the robbers, runs out with a shotgun, loads it and then just stands there with a look on his face like his underwear is too tight for almost ten seconds. Ryan for some reason has the man in his sights but freezes up. Horatio finally shoots the man dead. Why didn't the man fire? A good, but flawed episode.moreless
  • Good episode.

    9.3
    This episode is written by Ildy Modrovich and direted by Eagle Egilsson. After a group of wealthy women are robbed at a luxury day spa, evidence leads the CSIs to believe that this is a part of a much larger car chopping scam and each of these women are being targeted for a home robbery. Matters become worse when Horatio discovers that Marisol was also at the spa during robbery and he must now protect her when her life is threatened. Meanwhile, Ryan must deal with the fallout after he freezes during a shootout. Good episode. I love it. The only thing I don't get it is why Ryan freezes during the shootout? He didn't tell us the reason, is it because of his eyes??moreless
  • More focus on the characters that the crime - murder in a health spa and theft of luxury cars.

    7.0
    The plot of this episode was secondary to what was what going on with the characters this week but none of it was particularly well done and though I hate dissing this show the writers of this episode didn't do a very good job...My list of gripes are as follows- Horatio and Marisol are apparantly dating - yet he hadn't known she was spending the day at the spa? Neither, it seemed, did Eric who is supposed to be so close to his sister. Horatio, normally so caring and understanding, won't let Eric go to the hospital with Marisol but insists he stays at the crime scene (this was the cue for Eric to act out the rest of the episode with a rather annoying "worried frown" on his face)

    Eric and Natalia had obviously had a falling out which was later edited out of the episode - therefore the reference they make to this incident later should have been removed too - it was just confusing.

    I thought Ryan's problem was with his eyes - now he's losing confidence in an armed situation too? Loved the part where Horatio lets him know he'll cover for him by saying he didn't have a clear shot, but thought in reality Horatio, as his boss, would have wanted to talk it through with Ryan afterwards - this didn't happen.

    One minute, we're led to believe Horatio and Marisol have an intimate relationship, the next they're acting like strangers as though lots of different writers are involved and they never speak to each other to reach a common goal.

    Finally, Horatio tells Marisol it's not too late to have a baby, and this scene convinced me that he does this for her because it's what he always does - helping people in distress - he has lost the real love of his life - Yelena - so he'll give Marisol what she wants in whatever time she has left - if this is not the case, then the directors have no idea how to deal with a love scene - Horatio's love for Yelena was always plain to see - with Marisol you are never sure whether he is in love with her, or just feels protective of her.

    Basically this episode should have had someone on the production side calling a meeting with directors and writers and demanding some consistency and a return to all the things that make Csi Miami so good.

    The actors do their best and are an excellent cast, but at times during this they seemed a bit weary with the silliness of it all.moreless
  • The storyline doesn't make sense.

    6.2
    This episode suffered from a major inconsistency... The timeline is completely off.



    Early in the episode Delko tracks down one of the stolen cars and questions the driver. Later on the shooter from the spa gets shot and shows signs of struggle. They compair the marks on his arm with the gloves from the guy Delko talked to earlier (Hayden I think his name was) and find that they are a match. The problem is that the only way they could have compared the glove was if they had it, which Delko says they did. He took it from Hayden when he pulled him over. But then how could Hayden have worn it when he shot the other guy, since that happened hours after he got pulled over? It just doesn't make sense.



    And something else that didn't make sense, at least not to me. Boa Vista appeared in one scene, in which she was mad at Delko over something and said that she was "only worried about Marisol". Huh? Why is she mad at him? There was no earlier scene to explain this, unless the episode was re-edited before it aired abroad.



    Oh, and one more thing that confused me. I don't really get how serious the relationship between Horatio and Marisol is. It seems to be very inconsistent. When he tells her to stay with him for a few days she reacts as if it's some huge favour he is doing her and she seems very surprised that he would want her to stay with him. Yet she obviously has the key to his place since he doesn't give her one when she gets in the car to be taken there. If she has the key she's obviously stayed there before. Plus, if she wants to have his baby and actually dares to tell him that, wouldn't they be committed enough that they would be spending the night at each other's place all the time?



    Too many things that didn't make sense in this episode... Not one of my favorites!moreless
  • In a luxurious spa, all the women are robbed. One woman, Victoria protests by using pepperspray against a carjacker. She gets shot. Ryan freezes when he has to do a routine job.moreless

    9.4
    I really liked this episode. It had more emotions and personal stuff in it than usually. I liked that. They don't that very often, they actually do it seldom, but then again that's one of the reasons why I keep watching CSI Miami. I liked the fact that there were conversations between Marisol and Horatio, but I want more. It's was not very clear if there something more going, until Horatio said that it wasn't to late to have a baby. I loved that! Although I loved the scene between Calleigh and Ryan, I again thought that the meaning of it was not very clear. But since they showed the scene, it was clear that it meant something, otherwise they don't show that kind of scenes. I really really liked it, but I always have the feeling that calleigh has to take the lead. Is that just me? I mean, she's the one that asked Ryan to go out for a drink and she was the one that flashed him such a beautiful smile. And with the episode today, it was the same thing. She looked right thrue him, she just knew that it wasn't his sight. God I am happy that Horatio said to Wolfe what he had to do. When he said thanks (that was so silent, I almost thought he didn't want to say it) and she said "you would've done the same thing for me", it was like he didn't agree with her. He is always so hesitant, I mean man, she obviously cares about you! I almost doubted if he liked her! I know that's really bad, but hey cut me some slack, his behavious was strange. She was very clear, but Ryan... I'm not so sure anymore. BTW, I loved it when he went all mad at Cooper!!! That was fun!moreless
Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Eric "Delko" Delektorsky

David Caruso

David Caruso

Lieutenant Horatio Caine

Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

Jonathan Togo

Jonathan Togo

Ryan Wolfe (Episodes 54+, Recurring Previously)

Khandi Alexander

Khandi Alexander

Chief Medical Examiner Alexx Woods

Jason Matthew Smith

Jason Matthew Smith

Greg Everest

Guest Star

Eamon Behrens

Eamon Behrens

Billy Robinson

Guest Star

Lacey Toups

Lacey Toups

Victoria Menendez

Guest Star

Boti Bliss

Boti Bliss

Valera

Recurring Role

Rex Linn

Rex Linn

Detective Frank Tripp

Recurring Role

Brendan Fehr

Brendan Fehr

Dan Cooper

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (14)

    • (Calleigh is in the locker room, Ryan enters) Calleigh: Hey, we got our guy. Good job with the viper. Ryan: Thanks. You, uh, you're headed out? Calleigh: Yeah. (pause) Hey Ryan, I promise I'm only gonna ask you this once, but the... shooting had nothing to do with your eye, did it? Ryan: I wish it did. Calleigh: You know, when I first started patrol, I was on nights and then they moved me to days and after about a year they put me back on nights. Ryan: I don't follow. Calleigh: Well in all that time on days I had lost my night eyes. And I never said anything to anyone about it, cause I was scared. I couldn't see. Ryan: You know, that was broad daylight this afternoon. Calleigh: (moving closer) What I'm saying is that sometimes, change can throw you off. You were on patrol, you went into the lab. It's easy to forget how to be in the field. Ryan: (downhearted) Did you ever freeze? Calleigh: Not yet. But it could happen to any of us at any time.

    • (Going over the body of Greg Everest)
      Calleigh: I can't believe I let this guy go.
      Alexx: At the car place? Don't beat yourself up, Calleigh. The boy looks like Charlie Brown.

    • Cooper: Speaking of...what happened at the chop shop, dude? Heard you pulled a Statue of Liberty.
      Ryan: Who told you that?
      Cooper: Just thinking it was funny because you told me to hang back at the dock.
      Ryan: I told you, you didn't have a weapon.
      Cooper: And I would have used one if I had one.
      Ryan: (angry) You got one damn case, you think you're Serpico? I didn't have a clean shot. Okay? That's it.

    • Billy: It's better to be in jail than dead!
      Horatio: Then jail it is.

    • Marisol: I've never had a baby.
      Horatio: It's not too late.
      Marisol: What did you say?
      Horatio: I said it's not too late.
      Marisol: When you say that... I believe you.

    • (Watching the pictures the voyeur took at the spa)
      Cooper: Not that I'm not enjoying this, but this guy's gross!

    • Hayden Cruise: I couldn't let him get away with that! A street punk like him pulling a gun on someone with my background?
      Horatio: Well, now, Hayden, you can add "killer" to your resume!

    • Carvell Watson: I told you I'm being messed with…
      Calleigh: You know, I feel exactly the same way. Book him!

    • Ryan: H, I don't know what happened.
      Horatio: Mr. Wolfe you didn't have the shot.
      Ryan: I just froze.
      Horatio: Mr. Wolfe you didn't have the shot, do you understand?
      Ryan: Yes, sir.

    • Hayden Cruise: But I gave him like an hundred grand cash. That's a big chunk of my trust fund.
      Eric: Well that big chunk is about to be impounded, Hayden.

    • Eric: You got an excuse for going 150 miles per hour?
      Hayden Cruise: Too much caffeine?

    • Ryan: Great! Let's divide and conquer.

    • Tripp: Well I guess that clears up the car thing... since you've got the keys!

    • Ryan: Okay the thing with the towel on it....
      Cooper: Nice okay... it's called a coat rack by the way.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • When Hayden Cruise is pulled over in one of the cars stolen from the spa (which he was driving at 150 MPH) Delko asks him "So where'd you get the Lamborghini, Andretti?" Delko is referring to legendary racing champion Mario Andretti.

    • After Dan teases Ryan about freezing during the shootout, and claims he'd have done better, Ryan darts back, "you go on one case, you think you're Serpico?" Serpico, based on a true story, is a 1973 Al Pacino movie about a tough NYC cop who blew the whistle on departmental corruption.

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