CSI: Miami

Season 5 Episode 7

High Octane

2
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Nov 06, 2006 on CBS
8.6
out of 10
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211 votes
10

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After an accident where the driver was decapitated during a dangerous stunt, the evidence leads the CSI's to believe it was more than an accident. While gathering the evidence, the CSI's find they must go into the world of sideshows.

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  • OMG greatest episode yet (i.m.o.)!

    10
    Wow, I loved this episode. I don’t normally notice the back ground music they play, in this episode, I really noticed and liked it. When that TV camera dude showed up, saying he had the mayor’s permission to tape the CSIs work, I was thinking, “Oh no, please don’t be like CSI! They did this already!” But, instead of filming in this episode, it’s being saved for another episode. And the reason to film is actually not a bad one, either.



    99 bottles of beer on the wall…lol, I liked how Eric used his superiority over Ryan and ended up with his specialty; fingerprint analysis. I noticed Eric was wearing a suit (with the exception of the tie and shirt). OMG he’s becoming like Horatio! Ha, ha, yeah no, I think he should only wear a suit on important events. Anyway, back to the episode. I saw there were multiple fingerprints on the bottles and I was glad to see that because before whenever the CSIs fingerprinted something, there was usually only one print, which, in my opinion was stupid because they should be more than one print.



    They see me rollin’, they hatin’ patrollin’ they tryin’ ta catch me ridin’ durty!



    Ha! I laughed my @$$ off when they started playing this. When the Steve Dunlar’s partner rated him out and wasn’t all too sure where he was going to be and Horatio was all like, “I think I know,” I was thinking, “Yes! Plane chase scene!” Well, the chase scene didn’t happen, but that’s cool, ‘cause they still got their man! Definite 10/10!moreless
  • What stupid person puts jet fuel in a car?

    4.4
    I'm sorry but that kid should have been able to smell the fuel was different from normal unleaded gas. This episode had to be the worst. And how many times were they going to keep playing the video clip of the guy getting his head cut off? I don't see the documentary film maker story going in a very positive direction.
  • Worst writing ever

    1.4
    Most disappointing to date. Video illustrates the suspension lift repeatedly at 3" but they call it 13" or more. CSIs repeatedly called receiver hooked to the car a transmitter. The car busting through the garage door because Jet-A was in the tank was totally lame. Jet-A is kerosene, gasoline powered car engines won't even run on Jet-A. They close the episode with the totally stupid “You know what they'll pay for these cars in Venezuela? Almost three times the sticker.” If that was true, why steal, just buy them in Miami, sell them in Venezuela. LAME, LAME, LAME stick a fork in it, Miami's done.moreless
  • Nothing amazing about the case but a fairly interesting murder. SPOILERS

    8.9
    The episode this time starts with a street car event which I've already forgotten the name of. The driver on display puts his car on cruise control, stands on his seat out the sunroof and steers with his feet. He them gets decapitated by a cable. Murder? Yes, the height of his car's air suspension was increased by mobile phone. Meanwhile, there is a subplot about aviation fuel and a sub, subplot about stealing cars.



    The story was way too ambitious for CSI and it showed. The story was confusing and didn't really connect very well. The murder ended up being really easy to solve and it just showed how stupid the murderer was not to remove the chip after the event.



    I have to say congratulations for coming up with an interesting way of murdering someone but other than that, it was not the best CSI Miami episode.moreless
  • A strong showing for a season that has been so-so.

    9.0
    My biggest disappointment was the truly poor special effects of the decapitated neck, it looked like cardboard painted with maroon paint. Beyond that the online video of the head popping off was a nice touch. Otherwise, this was a good solid CSI episode without the goofy editing effects and completely overacted. The story was good with some unexpected twists, not a common occurance on CSI:Miami these days. It was a nice touch how the A plot spawned the B plot. In fact, we are will into the episode before we even realize there is a B plot of the jet fuel theft. The episode was clean and much like the early seasons that I liked more than many of the recent ones.moreless
David Caruso

David Caruso

Lieutenant Horatio Caine

Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

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)

Chad Faust

Chad Faust

Mike Doyle

Guest Star

Samaire Armstrong

Samaire Armstrong

Brynn Roberts

Guest Star

Bug Hall

Bug Hall

Evan Dunlar

Guest Star

Boti Bliss

Boti Bliss

Valera

Recurring Role

Brendan Fehr

Brendan Fehr

Dan Cooper

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Ryan and Delko try to pull Mr. Dunlar out from the car, the fire is visible on the car engine. But when it change into the next shot, the fire is no longer there and only smoke can be seen.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Ryan: Well if this was a stunt gone wrong, then why did everyone take off?
      Horatio: Because this... was not an accident.

    • (The Team processes a beheaded driver's car)
      Eric: Wolfe you got the head over there?
      Ryan: Yeah, but how did it get 15 feet away from it's body?
      Horatio: Maybe gentlemen... maybe it had some help.

    • (Cooper goes over the beheaded driver's footage)
      Cooper: Yeeesh! I wish I could un-see that.
      Calleigh: I'm sorry can you play it again?

    • Steve Dunlar: You know what they'll pay for these cars in Venezuela? Almost three times the sticker.
      Horatio: Now, your son's an orphan, what's the price tag on that?

    • Natalia: (When Ryan hits the hydraulics) Little warning, please!
      Ryan: Yeah… Sorry about that.

    • Frank: Take Tweedledee and Tweedledum here for a ride.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Eric: Yeah, some Michael Moore wannabe.
      Michael Moore is a well known controversial documentary film-maker known for his hard-hitting and divisive exposes including Roger and Me, focused on General Motors pulling out of Flint, Michigan and the impact on the city, Bowling for Columbine about violence and guns in the US, and recently Fahrenheit 9/11 detailing the aftermath of the September 11 attack and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    • Ryan: Our Headless Horseman decided to utilise them in his act.
      Believed to have originated from the US War of Independance around the village of Sleepy Hollow, New York when a message rider had been decapitated in battle, supposedly by a cannon ball but remained in the saddle. His horse, knowing where it was going, continued to run with his rider now dead on his back until he reached his destination. This legend was turned into a short story called The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving in 1839 and subsequently into various film and television adaptations.

    • Frank: Take Tweedledee and Tweedledum...

      This is a reference to two characters in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass. The brothers, twins, were very argumentative both with themselves and others.

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