CSI: Miami

Season 4 Episode 1

From the Grave

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Sep 19, 2005 on CBS
8.7
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The team must find the connection between the two crime scenes; the killing of a drug dealer and the rape of a well-off family 's housekeeper who happens to be pregnant with her boss's child.

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  • From the grave

    9.3
    Horatio is still having trouble with the life he took. A murder took place when a man popped up in a casket and had a shootout. His own gang killed him because he sold cocaine and it was a gang rule. The gang scared her litterally to death with a grenade held against her face. The housekeeper was pregnant by her boss and he wouldn't let her in the panic room and they raped her and killed her baby. H and Delko found a hideout for the gang and they started shooting at them. The rapist was the casket shooter. Mr. Livingston import hand grenades for the Malo Noches. Diablo went back to the house keeper and H shot & killed him.moreless
  • Some good scenes but all-in-all an odd blend between boring and over the top.

    5.5
    For a season opener this was a bit too... high on itself. The first shots of Delko, Calleigh and Wolfe arriving were just over the top. One slo-mo shot of them each works nicely, but when they kept going back and forth between a normal paced conversation between Horatio, Alexx and Trip and the slo-mo shots of the other three walking it just seemed ridiculous. They looked like they were the astronauts in "Armageddon" or something.



    I didn't like the storyline with Horatio and Celia... The actress playing Celia was not very good, she was either over-acting or not acting at all. And it seems quite strange that she would get so attached to Horatio after only about 10 seconds. Frankly Celia was so annoying that I didn't care much whether she would be alright or not.



    The Mala Noche storyline was interesting though. I really liked the scene where Horatio and Delko were talking to one of the Noches and suddenly they realise Horatio is a target. I loved how Horatio calmly alerted Delko and then they dove for cover as people began to shoot at them. That transition from calm to chaos always works well. Though they kind of made it seem as if catching Diablo would meal the Mala Noche would be of no further trouble. That's not exactly true.



    Wolfe was great in this episode. Erika Sikes is really annoying, but she's a great character to love to hate. I loved when Wolfe pretended to want to make a statement in her recorder and then smashed it. Go Wolfe! There's an interesting tension between Wolfe and Sikes, not in a romantic way but in a way which makes their scenes together interesting. He doesn't like her or what she's doing, but he realises she can sometimes be of help. And from some scenes later in the season it seems like she cares a lot more about him than she's willing to admit. I hope they will keep Sikes around for a long time. She's like a mini villain, even though she's not really a villain at all. Interesting blend.



    The episode was quite boring overall, but a few scenes lifted it somewhat. And I really liked the closing scene with Horatio in the church, once again with blood on his hands, and Stetler watching him quietly before walking away. Stetler seemed likeable. That doesn't happen very often.moreless
  • i love horatio!the beginning at the burial of Mal noche member's mum;s funeral was a classic! and in H's word; HERE WE GO!

    9.7
    I think the episode was great, except for the part of them hunting down the gang people,it started out well like it was going to be an all out war but it just fizzled out just like that.I dont think a dangerous gang group should have only a hand full of members for all the problems they're causing. But it was a good episode. cant wait for the next one.
  • Gangs! Coffins! Ryan shows backbone! Horatio fires a gun. Hang on that happens most weeks.

    7.3
    Season Four. Its made it this far so it must be pretty good.



    Yeah.



    I like the way in Cop shows every so often the Detectives find themselves in the middle of a life and death situation. Unfortunately the writer of CSI: Miami keep putting Horatio in them, so much so that you start to doubt the belivability of such situations.



    The gang, Mal Noche are an unknown which gives lots of potential whilst the family attacked in their home were cruel not to let their maid into the panic room.



    The sub plot, Ryan and the reporter was well measured although Horatios sudden need for the press put unfair pressure on Ryan who has seemed on and off as being able to do no right.



    It also shows the unwillingness for many branches of Law enforcement to share information. I can't help but wonder if their was more mutual respect and sharing of information things might go more smoothly.

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  • Loads of explosions and some character stuff for Horatio.

    8.9
    From the explosive opening to the downbeat ending, the pace of this episode never lets up. It has gun battles, a surprising number of people being shot, and Horatio in a church uncertain of his actions.

    The best scene is probably when Horatio has Diablo at gunpoint. You can see in his eyes that Horatio really does not want to shoot this man, but once again he's forced to pull the trigger.

    Episodes which encompass a certain amount of character development and action always work well, and From the Grave is no exception. As a series opener this is very good stuff. More episodes like these please!moreless
Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Eric "Delko" Delektorsky

David Caruso

David Caruso

Lieutenant Horatio Caine

Jonathan Togo

Jonathan Togo

Ryan Wolfe (Episodes 54+, Recurring Previously)

Khandi Alexander

Khandi Alexander

Chief Medical Examiner Alexx Woods

Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

Jerry Adler

Jerry Adler

Cardinal Benedetti

Guest Star

Rhys Coiro

Rhys Coiro

Diablo

Guest Star

Steven Eckholdt

Steven Eckholdt

Dale Livingston

Guest Star

Eva LaRue

Eva LaRue

Natalia Boa Vista

Recurring Role

Boti Bliss

Boti Bliss

Valera

Recurring Role

David Lee Smith

David Lee Smith

IAB Sergeant Rick Stetler

Recurring Role

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