CSI: Miami

Season 1 Episode 1

Golden Parachute

12
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Sep 23, 2002 on CBS
9.0
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Megan Donner returns to the CSI unit in time to work on a jet crash in the Everglades. While searching for survivors, they inexplicably discover a female victim found five miles from the crash site. When the only survivor says the woman opened the plane's hatch in order to commit suicide, Horatio is suspicious. The team must now recreate what happened on that fatal flight, especially when the pieces don't quite fit together.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • this was a good ep

    9.0
    in this ep of csi miami the team is called to a plane crashed were there are quite a few bodys and they must figure out what happen except they find a body that is 5 miles away from the crash site and the team must figure out what happen turns out that the company was on its way to be investgated and called for quesition in washinton but they later learn that the girl found 5 miles away was trown off the plane because she sent a sheet to washingotn tellhing what they were doing as a company so the guy mureder he by throwing her off the plane but the plane went down due to all the camotion and when they went to arest the guy he killed himself. this was a good ep to begin a really good show.moreless
  • A plane goes down and Horatio and the team try to figure out how it happened and how a body ends up so far away from the crash.

    9.5
    I have seen mostly newer episodes of CSI: Miami and have just gone back to start from the beginning. This was a great way to start off this TV series. Since this was the first episode the only thing that may have made it better was a better introduction to the different characters. What really makes this episode so great is how it ends. Horacio Cane uses his entire team to figure out this crime and the episode ends with a great message which serves as a tribute to one of the passengers of the downed plane which just gave me chills.moreless
  • A different look at the world of CSI

    9.1
    Sure you may have seen Horatio and his crew in the CSI: Las Vegas crossover, but this is where it all begins for us: The Everglades. This episode has remained unique through the years not only because of its different setting (I never knew they left Miami!), but because it shows former members of the CSI Team. The plot of the episode was quite interesting and revealed a lot about each one of the characters. I initially began watching CSI: Miami from Season 4 onward, so I had no idea just how different Horatio was in this season...and I'm not sure if I like it. Meghan is certainly annoying and unneeded, as well. Overall, I was pleased with the episode.moreless
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation took television by storm in 2000 with its innovative and cutting-edge updating of a standard series concept – in this case, the cop show.

    8.2
    Megan Donner returns to the CSI unit in time to work on a jet crash in the Everglades. While searching for survivors, they inexplicably discover a female victim found five miles from the crash site. When the only survivor says the woman opened the plane's hatch in order to commit suicide, Horatio is suspicious. The team must now recreate what happened on that fatal flight, especially when the pieces don't quite fit together. And the only suvivor is the one thet pushes her out of the plane. Then he goes missing then they found him dead in his apartment dead. he had killed himself.moreless
  • I've seen the episode again and again and I am not a fan of the storyline.

    7.7
    Yeah sure there's the woman falling out of a plane, but that's not that appealing to me. The only parts that I liked are when Calleigh showed the snake cam to the NTSB guy and the version of Won't Get Fooled Again that played as the theme for this episode only. There's also the fact that Kim Delaney's character kinda' barges in like she owns the place after being gone for six months. I'm with Delko there in that she shouldn't expect to own the place after being gone for half a year...but I'm also with Speed in the fact that she was mourning her husband so give her a break. And the storyline was...I don't know...odd?moreless
David Caruso

David Caruso

Lieutenant Horatio Caine

Kim Delaney

Kim Delaney

Megan Donner (Episodes 1-10)

Khandi Alexander

Khandi Alexander

Chief Medical Examiner Alexx Woods (Episodes 1-140)

Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Eric "Delko" Delektorsky

Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

Rory Cochrane

Rory Cochrane

Tim Speedle (Episodes 1-49)

Tim Sampson

Tim Sampson

Jim Tigerfish

Guest Star

Michael McGrady

Michael McGrady

Detective Eddie Delacroix

Guest Star

Sam Anderson

Sam Anderson

Scott Erik Sommer

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Goof: In the beginning when Delko is on the phone, he has his left hand covering his ear, but when the shot changes his hand is down. When the shot changes again his hand is back up to his ear.

    • Horatio is 45 years old.

    • Goof: At the beginning as they start their investigation, Horatio and Megan go through a whole list of what people need to do in order to be safe from biohazards, including double-gloving and wearing Tyvek overalls at all times, plus no shift being longer than 20 minutes. Yet throughout the scenes that follow, nobody except Alexx wears the special stuff and they bend over and look at all the bodies with no masks or anything, even though they are decomposing and have just come from a Level 2 biohazard. And there's no way they've done all they've done in just 20 minutes.

    • Calleigh's nickname is the "Bullet Girl".

    • During the opening credits, the actors' names morph out of equations:

      4y − 1 = 3b(Nh) becomes David Caruso
      3a1 − x = (A9Xy) becomes Emily Procter
      3b + N = 7bn1(6A) becomes Adam Rodriguez
      X − T4a = (7h)3XyNh becomes Khandi Alexander
      A1b + B2c = R4 becomes Kim Delaney

    • Goof: One scene was very flawed. They pull a man out of the swamp who they believe is still alive, but not breathing, and they sit there pounding on his chest. Not only did they not check for a pulse to determine that chest compressions were necessary, but no one was giving mouth to mouth or doing rescue breathing.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Eric: What does she think? She can waltz in here after six months of being gone and just take over?
      Speed: You know ... you're an ass.
      Eric: What did I say?
      Speed: She lost her husband. What did they give her...two weeks off? She needed a little bit of time. Big deal.
      Eric: Man, I didn't know.
      Speed: Yeah, well, there's a lot you don't know.

    • Jim Tigerfish: What the hell is this?
      Speed: That's a warrant to search the premises.
      Jim Tigerfish: For what?
      Speed: For items looted from an air-crash site. What'd you think, you were going to sell them on e-bay?

    • Horatio: ...But that's not what brought the plane down.
      Eric: No... mmm... actually the shoe hit the fan, I found a piece of leather in the N°2 engine.
      (Megan cuts into their conversation)
      Megan: Let me guess, red suede $450 a pair, right?

    • Megan: Nice thing about hair, it grows at an even rate, about a half an inch a month.
      Speed: Gives us a nice time line.
      Megan: Yeah, she'd been using antidepressants for the past year, Prozac and Zoloft, six months ago she smoked some pot.
      Speed: And they say blonds have more fun

    • (Alexx is going over the bodies)
      Alexx: How are we doing on survivors?
      Horatio: Not good. How many have you got in here?
      Alexx: Four or five, depending on what pieces match.

    • (Calleigh look over the crash site)
      Calleigh: Is it as bad as it looks?
      Horatio: It's actually worse than it looks.

    • Horatio: Calleigh, the bullet?
      Calleigh: There was no bullet.
      Horatio: Well how did the pilot get shot?
      Calleigh: He didn't.
      (A close up of a rivet loosening appears. The pressure fires it through the cockpit where it hits the pilot.)
      Horatio: A rivet runs through it.

    • NTSB guy: Oh I heard of you you're the uh bullet girl right?
      Calleigh: And what does that make you air plane boy?

  • NOTES (8)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Horatio: A rivet runs through it.
      Spoken as they discover the pilot wasn't shot in a conventional way. An obvious allusion to the novella A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean, published in 1976 and later made into a film directed by Robert Redford.

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