CSI: Miami

Season 6 Episode 21

Going Ballistic

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM May 19, 2008 on CBS
9.2
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As the first new medical examiner they have is shot, the CSIs learn the streets of Miami got more dangerous. Horatio must keep his team alive and restore order to his son's life. The clock runs out when one of their own is gunned down.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • This was one of the best episodes, it left me guessing what will happen next.I can't belive that they shot Horatio Caine. Iam exicted to find out what happens in the season premier.moreless

    10
    CSI Miami, the spinoff from the popular CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, follows a group of crime scene investigators as they solve various crimes in the area of Miami.Miami is flashier, have amazing and well planed storylines, and these are the things which makes it enjoyable to watch.



    David Caruso as the main Horatio Caine is excellent. He seems to have fun playing Horatio as we do watching him. He doesn't play him seriously, constantly standing with his hands on his hips, sunglasses on, with his hair blowing in the wind - its awesome.He has good lines in each episode that are both funny and well siad.He is always willing to help people and keep the city safe.moreless
  • H goes out with a bang!

    9.0
    This episode opens with man being thrown out of a window and dying. The new ME turns up and then gun shots are heard, the new ME is dead. God she lasted a long time. 2 bullets barely miss Eric. She was shot right through the dead, H looks shocked and upset. He gets her blood on his face.

    The team now have 2 victims to process. There are officer o the scene with big guns. The replacement ME is called on scene, he looks shocked. Dead guy was actually dead. Manny is dead guy. Blood found at scene belongs to Evan. He is really ATF. Calliegh is back at work. H believes that Ron may have something to do with it. A print found matches Brad. He sells bullets to the government. Calliegh is then processing the rounds and answers the phone and one drops and BANG! It magically starts a fire. Then true to form, Eric turns up, he holds her hand. When the CSi's go back to Brad's they find him shredding documents. Brad followed Manny and seen him meeting the Fed (only he didn't know he was a Fed). And so he jumped out of the window. He thought he was dead until the woman shooted that he may have been alive, and so he shot him. As brad is taken to booking a drive by happens and he is shot dead. Was killed by a fused ally round, it causes one intro shoot and many outgoing shoots. Ron is on a list of interested buyers into the fused ally bullets. We learn that Ron has just got married to Julia (Kyle's mother). H goes to see her to tell her that he thinks that he is after her money and will get rid of both her and Kyle to get it. He asks her to meet him at a different location at 5 and she agrees. The vehicle used in the drive by is found and processed. A man (Colin) who worked with Brad is arrested for the murder. He admits to killing Brad, but only because a man gave him the bullet and told him to do it or he'd be next. CSI and the cops sweep and warehouse and arrest Manny's brother. Julia leaves Kyle with an hour to go before their meeting H, too and take care of meting. We see Kyle with a gun in his bag. As H waits for them (eerily similar to what he did for his sister-in-law), he checks his phone for a message. As he stands there, we hear a bang and see that H ahs been shot. He lays on the floor, bleeding with his iconic glasses, a hole in them (like John Lennon's). We then see Ryan getting a message on his cell which reads "it's done", he smiles and we are left with an image of H fighting for his life, and it looks as though he has already lost it. But the question is, Will he make it?moreless
  • As the first new medical examiner they have is shot, the CSIs learn the streets of Miami got more dangerous. Horatio must keep his team alive and restore order to his son's life. The clock runs out when one of their own is gunned down.moreless

    10
    This episode was a great episode, the storyline was excellent, the start was fantastic, and this massive mystery occured "Who shot H?" i like the way this episode ended on a cliff hanger leaving the viewers with a lot of questions, and also trying to work out who shot H and if he is dead. This season finale was certainly a lot better than season 5 however it was clever that they put the clip at the end showing ryan recieving the text "ITS DONE" The plot was a little complex but brilliant and it was a great cliff hanger scene.moreless
  • If Horatio was really dead...

    9.0
    It would have come out before the season ended or even before last season started. For example, 2 months before the season premier for CSI:LV it came out the Grissom was leaving. Just like that it would have come out the H was leaving CSI:MIAMI. They would be courting someone to take his place. I do not believe anyone currently with the show is strong enough to take over as the team leader in this show. I dont believe H is dead I believe it is fake death so H can find out who it really is selling to new ammo on the black market. But we will see.moreless
  • "Consider yourself warned." As if we did not hear that before, but this time...

    9.5
    Well, I don't know about Ryan. At the moment I do not have my own theory about him being bad/good or at all involved in shooting H. The thing is that as I watched the ending of Going Ballistic for the first time I did not think that Ryan being texted "It's done" had anything to do with it. I thought it was just sent to him to, i don't know, maybe to scare the team. Or the shooter, whoever it was, wanted them to know that the promise was kept? But well, wouldn't it be to notify Eric rather than Ryan, as Eric heard the guy warning H. that he pissed off a lot of people. At first his face seemed to be like "WTF?!", so... maybe he was indeed surprised and did not know what it was about. And maybe it's not about that at all?! What if...? Anyway, I ended watching 6x21 at 6am after the night full of CSI Miami, so I might have seen things differently, haha.

    And Ryan was shown this season that he'd do much for money when he's broken (as Natalia said "I had a friend turn down on me"). I think that we're being suggested to think so, that he did it for money. My guess -- he's clean on that.

    I don't think H. was wearing a bulletproof vest. I kind of freaked out as I watched him lying down there, trembling as if he was paralized. To tell the truth I am more concerned now that he won't be able to work in lab in S7 rather than be dead, because hmmm, would the TPTB really, I mean REALLY, kill Horatio? I don't think so. I just wish it wasn't that new ultra-killer-kind-of-ammo that he got hit with...

    I feel bad for the new M.E. She did not even get started with the job and it's over... I do, like others, hope that Alexx will come back to the show, but the new girl could at least show how it would be with someone else. But killing her was a total shock, so it somehow fitted the episode...

    Oh, I am happy that Calleigh and Eric did not get together just because it was the season finale. You know, once they confess to one another, it's all done, it's gone. So, dear TPTB, do not blow it because I see that they will get together finally... not my fav shipper though.

    And I am wondering one more thing which is if Kyle had anything to do with H's shooting. I mean, I love the fact that he is H's son and I like to see how H develops with Kyle around, but the boy is kinda weird. Plus he took his mother's side, as if it was against Horatio. He told him to leave Julia alone (haha, it only shows how little he knows both mom and dad). But I hope it was just to make us think so.moreless
David Caruso

David Caruso

Horatio Caine

Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Dequesne

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)

Steve Braun

Steve Braun

Brad Gower

Guest Star

David Keith

David Keith

Agent Evan Caldwell

Guest Star

Lyriq Bent

Lyriq Bent

Colin Madison

Guest Star

Elizabeth Berkley

Elizabeth Berkley

Julia Winston

Recurring Role

Kim Coates

Kim Coates

Ron Saris

Recurring Role

Evan Ellingson

Evan Ellingson

Kyle Harmon

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: Before the fire in the lab, the cotton bud rolls along the table and hits the bottom of the bullet, but in the next shot the bullet is parallel to the bud.

      Also, the table appears to change between shots, from transparent glass to another opaque surface and back again.

    • Jose Zuniga (Juan Ortega) is a CSI alumnus having previouly had a recurring role on the original CSI as Det. Cavaliere in the early seasons.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Natalia: Just thought I'd come in and check on you.
      Eric: Check on me? Why? Oh. Right. Bullets fly and everyone thinks I'm supposed to have some sort of Vietnam flashback? It goes with the job.
      Natalia: Yeah, but it doesn't mean you have to get used to it.

    • Ron: You play the hero, but it's gotta kill you. Huh? Deep down that you're so bound by the law.
      Horatio: You know Ron, justice comes in many forms.
      Ron: So the self-delusion.

    • Ron: (to Horatio, at the interrogation room) Hey, good to see you again, Red. It really is. This place is starting to feel like a second home to me.

    • Dr. Hill: Call for a rescue! We may have a live one here! (referring to the victim on the ground)
      (Horatio goes to Dr. Hill after the shooting settles down)
      Horatio:(checks if she is breathing)She's...gone.

    • Calleigh: (To Eric after he finds the bullet) You are my hero!

  • NOTES (4)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Munice za všechny prachy (Ammunition for All Cash)

    • Guest star David Keith and David Caruso appeared together in the film An Officer and a Gentleman.

    • Although credited, Khandi Alexander (Chief Medical Examiner Alexx Woods) does not appear in this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Denmark: June 19, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Venezuela: July 2, 2008 on AXN
      Finland: August 23, 2008 on Sub
      United Kingdom: December 23, 2008 on Five
      Norway: January 20, 2009 on TVNorge
      Germany: March 31, 2009 on RTL
      Czech Republic: January 26, 2010 on TV Nova

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