CSI: Miami

Season 2 Episode 3

Hard Time

2
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 06, 2003 on CBS
9.0
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Horatio hunts for the person responsible for a vicious attack on a woman who was lured to a vacant condo and beaten with a piece of lumber.

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  • Season 2 Episode 3

    8.5
    This episode has a really cool beginning, although quite disgusting. Starts off with a guy enjoying a relazing afternoon in his apartment, reading, and he hears a strange noise coming from above. When he pulls back his lamp shade, maggots fall onto his bed - horrible. Turns out theres a body upstairs, and maggots have been eating away at the dead flesh.

    When Alex arrives, it is discovered that the woman is actually still alive, and is rushed to hospital. The team discover that she testified at a trial 3 years prior, for an inmate who is just about to be released on parole. Horatio finds this suspicious and sets out to prove that the inmate had a hand in the woman's attack, and deny him his parole, leaving him in prison for an even longer period of time.moreless
  • Hard Time

    9.6
    A woman is found beaten almost to death the maggots that were parasitic to her, is the only thing that kept her alive. The rapest used a 2x4 and expected to kill her. A man that she testified against is believed to have something to do with it. The man that raped her before broke both her arms and had her eye ball litterally out of the socket. She was in a defense class. He paid off his C.O. to kill her. The son brought him money to protect him from the guards. The maggots ate away all infections, thus keeping her alive.moreless
  • Maggots can keep you alive!

    9.0
    A woman is found apparently dead in an abandoned apartment. She's been brutally beaten with a piece of wood. She's discovered because the guy in the apartment below who was just settling down with a copy of Playmate was interrupted by a shower of maggots. It's a heck of an opening, and gets better when we discover that, despite the maggots feeding on her headwound, she's not actually dead! The maggots have been eating the bacteria in the wound and this is what kept her alive! I love the minds of the CSI writers.



    From there we enter the world of the parole hearing. The victim was raped by a guy who's now up for parole. Her being out of the way helps his case, but who might have carried out the attack? It's cleverly written to keep you guessing all the way through and the ending is very satisfying.



    I was annoyed that it was written for H to realise the body wasn't dead. Alexx is an ME after all, and even though there's a reference to her wishing she'd noticed because she's trained to do so, there are too many of these scenes these days, where H notices something obvious that it should be left for Alexx to tell him.



    It's a good episode though and very well plotted.moreless
David Caruso

David Caruso

Lieutenant Horatio Caine

Khandi Alexander

Khandi Alexander

Chief Medical Examiner Alexx Woods

Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Eric "Delko" Delektorsky

Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

Rory Cochrane

Rory Cochrane

Tim Speedle (Episodes 1-49)

Matthew Lawrence

Matthew Lawrence

Chuck Shaw

Guest Star

Don Michael Paul

Don Michael Paul

Mason Shaw

Guest Star

Eden Rountree

Eden Rountree

Peg Donovan

Guest Star

Holt McCallany

Holt McCallany

Detective John Hagen

Recurring Role

Brian Poth

Brian Poth

Tyler Jenson

Recurring Role

Cristian de la Fuente

Cristian de la Fuente

Sam Belmontes

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: When Horatio and Yelina are doing a state-wide search, trying to find out if Peg had been raped before, you see two mouse-cursors on the screen.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Calleigh: Self defense and self preservation. We all know what that means.
      Horatio: Means she is a rape victim.
      Calleigh: Two times a victim. She doesn't have bad luck. She's got no luck at all.
      Horatio: You know what? Nobody could be this unlucky.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The Parole Officer tells Horatio, "What we have here is a failure to communicate". Both smile and say they liked the movie.

      This is a reference to the famous jail movie Cool Hand Luke, spoken first by Strother Martin and later on by Paul Newman to mock him.

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