CSI: Miami

Season 9 Episode 1

Fallen

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 03, 2010 on CBS
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The CSI's must catch a madman causing havoc all over Miami and the team has to mourn one of their own.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • The season finale was intense, not so much here, but still enjoyable. (And I don't even like CSI: Miami!)

    8.0
    This episode starts off with a double sided blade; it's anti-climatic that all the lab personnel wake up immediately after Horatio shoots out the glass, but it was surprising to see one of the CSI: Miami regulars not wake up: Jesse Cardoza (Eddie Cibrian). Now, I'll just say that I am no fan of CSI: Miami. But with last season's finale, I was thoroughly pleased with the very strong and captivating episode. This episode seemed to lack that very intensity the finale carried, but still contained some strong drama. Firstly, Horatio, who I've never been a fan of, seems to have lightened up just a tad with his...you know...self. And have we ever heard him swear before this episode?! He said "ass"! This is a big deal! What was also interesting, and rarely seen on CSI: NY, was actual work being done by actual people and not computers. The scene that comes to mind was Ryan Wolfe and Eric Delko actually doing some fairly complicated math without the help of a computer! We'll never see that in NY; the computers will magically have some sort of algorithm programmed just for that very occasion. (It's starting to get ridiculous on that show.) Anyway, seeing the team actually use their own brains is a welcome relief. I'm not saying I'm going to start watching Miami now, but compared to some of the other lame Miami episodes which are aplenty (the space one....ugh...), I was pleasantly surprised with this two parter.moreless
  • Plot: Okay Acting: Horrible Details: Nonexistent

    1.0
    So, the server is down, and what do they do? Hey, look at all these Mayan books we have laying around the lab. How about going to the nearest hotspot to do research, that would have been more believable.



    Horatio is such an expert lab technician that he doesn't wear gloves at any crime scene.



    "I need a piece of clear tempered glass" "How about this one?" "Well, let's put it under the microscope... umm, no it's not tempered, oh, and hey it's bright green."



    This show has gone from bad to worse. How can people still give it 9's and keep it's ratings so high??moreless
  • Fallen

    3.0
    What a disappointing start! Predictable from the beginning, did they really believe that this Blonde was telling the truth? I did not expect it to be good, but that bad ... You would think that the actors are getting better at some point, but they are all just terrible. Instead of throwing something through the window to get fresh air in, Eric waits for "H" to show up, nods to him and the savior gets to shot the window, all the (very) sudden they are awake, except of one. The computers are down and they have to "go old school" and find in a pile of books about hieroglyphs within a few minutes the meaning of the pics, written in invisible ink. They don't understand it, but one of the guys happens to be "English" and knows his Byron and tells them that's a poem, he has not a clue what it means though. And here again, Red, the savior, figures it out within seconds. After the computers are up and running again Walter gets the tech guy to restore the deleted pictures of the memory card Jesse last worked on, and finds the vital clue about the partner of the psychopath. Oh, come on, really?



    And in the end:

    Walter: "How did you know I was gonna be here H?"

    H: "Where else would you be, Walter?"

    Ryan: "That's right, we are always here for each other."



    How cheesy is that?



    And H puts his jacket on the ground, throws the basket ball and really gets it in with the words: "This is for Jesse."



    Oh, dear, one can really hope that the scripts and dialogues improve.moreless
  • The ninth season begins with the team recovering from the gas attack on the lab which killed Detective Jesse Cardoza. Horatio sets forth determined to get justice for his fallen comrade.moreless

    7.0
    This episode was a good way to start the season, though it was not the best season opener of the series. The investigation was well done and I was certainly hooked all the way though, but the main problem for me was the vallian in this murder case. As I have felt so often in recent years, the character of the killer seemed way too much of a contrivance for me to take seriously. Despite that this episode is worth seeing. The final scenes of the team playing a basketball game in tribute to Detective Cardoza was a fitting end.moreless
  • What a waste

    1.5
    Although it was not a surprise that Jesse Cardoza didn't survive the attack on the lab, it's still sad that he's gone. When I first heard that Adam Rodriguez who played Eric would be leaving the show after 7 seasons; I feared that the show would be jumping the shark--going downhill, because with him gone that leaves only David (Caruso) and Emily (Procter) as the only remaining original actors. And after the debacle with Megalyn Echikunwoke who replace Khandi Alexander as the M.E. so I was incredulous as to if Eddie Cibrian who played Jesse would fit in. And I was amazed at how efficient and adept a CSI he is. He records his findings which is something that I don't thinks anyone on this show or any of the others in the franchise does that with the exception of another newbie Ray on CSI. Later on in the episode Delko for the defense, when he and Calleigh and Ryan were processing the crime scene all three of them used recorders. And unlike the others I don't think he needs Horatio to watch his back. In the episode, Count me out, when he and Walter checked out a crack house; Horatio learned it could be booby trapped and treid to warn them but couldn't make contact but Jesse saw it and disabled it on his own. If anything I thought Jesse is a potential Horatio and by that I mean if Horatio wants to take a break I think Jesse would have been ok being in charge like the time Warrick was in charge on CSI episode Ellie when both Grissom and Catherine were not there. And I have always been worried if David leaves the show like William Petersen left CSI that who would be a suitable replacement and sorry to say that I don't think Calleigh, Ryan, Natalia, or even Eric if he was there would be but Jesse as I said is. It's been specualted that the reason for Eddie Cibrian's departure was because of his personal life but I feel that shouldn't be a factor. I think that with Adam Rodriguez returning full time they had to make room. But why couldn't they like put him in a coma like Eric was at the beginning of season 8 and see if Adam will be accepted by the audience. Sometimes former regulars returning to the show they left doesn't slways work out. Or they could have let Jesse get the job that Eric had--working for the State Attorney. Or they could have let him take charge of the day shift team. It's too bad.moreless
David Caruso

David Caruso

Lieutenant Horatio Caine

Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

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)

Omar Benson Miller

Omar Benson Miller

Walter Simmons (Episode 173+ recurring previously)

Alexandra Adi

Alexandra Adi

Nikki Vega

Guest Star

Channon Roe

Channon Roe

Keith Garwood

Guest Star

Melanie Laenani Lewis

Melanie Laenani Lewis

M.E. Assistant

Guest Star

Eddie Cibrian

Eddie Cibrian

Jesse Cardoza (Episode 168+)

Recurring Role

Wesley A. Ramsey

Wesley A. Ramsey

Dave Benton

Recurring Role

Christian Clemenson

Christian Clemenson

Tom Loman

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In this episode, Horatio sent Melissa to try and get Starling to incriminate himself. He figured out that Melissa was wired and took it off her. But she had a second wire. In the episode Down to the Wire, Horatio sent Charlie Decker to try and get Kurt Rossi to incriminate himself but Rossi knew he was wired and took it off him. But Horatio planted a second one.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • After Natalia learns he has memorized a poem by Lord Byron
      Travers: I'm English, Byron's my blood.

    • (at the beach court)
      Walter: How did you know I was gonna be here, H?
      Horatio: Where else would you be, Walter?
      Eric: That's right. We're always here for each other.
      Ryan: I'm on Walter's team, 'cause frankly, uh, Calleigh and I bet money on this, and I want to throw the game.

  • NOTES (6)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Tém dokonalý plán (Almost Perfect Plan)

    • This the first episode of CSI: Miami to air on the Sunday timeslot at 10pm

    • Scenes from the episodes (8x10 Count me out) and (8x24 All Fall Down) can be seen in this episode

    • This episode features the final appearances of Eddie Cibrian as Jesse Cardoza.

    • Adam Rodriguez (Delko) returns to the opening sequence, replacing Eddie Cibrian (Jesse) in the final position.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 3, 2010 on CTV
      Australia: October 25, 2010 on Channel 9
      Slovakia: February 8, 2011 on JOJ
      Norway: July 12, 2011 on TVNorge
      United Kingdom: July 26, 2011 on Five/Five HD
      Germany: September, 13, 2011 on RTL
      Finland: December 26, 2011 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: August 30, 2012 on TV Nova

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