CSI: Miami

Season 8 Episode 2

Hostile Takeover

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Sep 28, 2009 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Horatio takes point as the negotiator when an armed gunman storms CSI headquarters and takes hostages.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • As An LAPD Officer Enters The CSI Headquartes, An Armed Gunman Takes Hostages And Locks Them Into The Weapons Lab. Horatio Must Rescue His Co-Workers.

    10
    This review is written after the show has ended, and I found this episode to be the best episode of all times. "Hostile Takeover" was a perfect and very entertaining episode. It had everything that a CSI fan could ask for. Fast-paced investigation, action, terrific nail-biting suspense and top rate acting by all involved. Eddie Cibriani is a fantastic add to the show. He fits in perfectly. And here was great. I don't really know how to describe the opening scene but it was epic and well done. It reminded me of the "CSI NY" season three finale. Also how Horatio's actions were terrific. He carefully planned every single move. The case in this episode is one of the bests to date. It was interesting and I was hooked from the beginning. I have to admit that I liked the guy who played the gunman. He was very realistic and convincing. The motive of the case was actually sad. I also found the ending very emotional. Overall, this is the best episode they ever made and make sure you watch this episode. Even if it would the only one you'll watch!moreless
  • 8x02 "MY PERSONAL CSI MIAMI TOP TEN EPISODES"!!!

    10
    This are my personal favorite ten episodes, I just wanted tho share them with, enjoy it!!!



    -number 10 - 8x06 Dude where is my groom ?



    -number 9 - 2x06 Hurricane Anthony.



    -number 8 - 6x21 Going ballistic.



    -number 7 - 3x07 Crime wave.



    -number 6 - 8x24 All fall down.



    -number 5 - 6x16 All in.



    -number 4 - 7x24 Dissolved.



    -number 3 - 4x09 Urban hellraisers (I liked this one dispite almost everibody hated it, but remember, "this is personal").



    -number 2 - 1x02 Losing face.



    -number 1 - 8x02 HOSTILE TAKEOVER.



    REMBERMBER!!!! "this is personal"



    P.D: I´m from venezuela, I´m not an expert writing in english, please forgive my mistakesmoreless
  • We have a new member of the team [Eddie Cibian] who plays Jesse Cardoza from the LAPD

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    Who will be taking over from [Adam Rodriguez] who plays Eric Delco, will be sad to see him leave at the end of the season wish him luck for the future, does this mean that any of the other main characters will leave? Generally when one starts to leave others tend to do the same hope not. The first 23mins of the show was very exciting hostage taking of the lab then being released H is a very observant person if it hadn't been for him Jesse could have been shot. As for Tom the hostage taker He really had a bad time of it a bad business partner then the business went under the x wife and step father wore just as bad tom did it all for the sake of his son.moreless
Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

Jonathan Togo

Jonathan Togo

Ryan Wolfe

Rex Linn

Rex Linn

Detective Frank Tripp

Eva LaRue

Eva LaRue

Natalia Boa Vista

Eddie Cibrian

Eddie Cibrian

Jesse Cardoza

David Caruso

David Caruso

Horatio Caine

Robert Gant

Robert Gant

Lloyd Arrington

Guest Star

Sharif Atkins

Sharif Atkins

Mathew Sloan

Guest Star

Latarsha Rose

Latarsha Rose

Tanya Arrington

Guest Star

David Lee Smith

David Lee Smith

Rick Stetler

Recurring Role

Wesley A. Ramsey

Wesley A. Ramsey

Dave Benton

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Adam Rodriguez appears in the credits but does not appear in this episode.

    • This is the second time Rick Hoffman made an appearance in CSI: MIAMI. The first was in 2003 in the episode "Bait" as Bruno Gomez and this time as Darren Ripley. He has also been in a CSI:NY episode called Manhattan Manhunt in 2005 as Dr. Miles Feldstein and in a CSI: episode called Cockroaches in 2007 as Michael Raykirk.

    • As of this episode, Rick Stetler has been promoted to Lieutenant.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Natalia: Well,you at least got a chance to tell him that you didn't try to shoot him on purpose, though, right?
      Calleigh: But I did shoot at him. He was a suspect fleeing an active crime scene.

    • (The team is welcoming Cardoza back to MDPD and decided to visit the injured lab tech later on at the hospital)
      Horatio: (to the waiter) Ma'am, I'd like to buy another round.
      Ryan: Sorry H, but the new guy buys the next round.
      Cardoza: Technically I was here way before you, but I'll buy. What are you having?
      Horatio: A club soda.
      Ryan: Come on H.
      Natalia: We're off the clock, come on.
      Horatio: Somebody has to drive.
      Ryan: Well I would, but I'm not tall enough to reach the pedals.
      (everybody laughs)

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Ozbrojené přepadení (Armed Raid)

    • Featured Music:
      Rest Easy/Age Kindly by Lymbyc Systym
      Lately by Macy Gray

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: January 4, 2010 on Channel 9
      Slovakia: February 10, 2010 on JOJ
      United Kingdom: July 20, 2010 on Five
      Norway: September 7, 2010 on TVNorge
      Finland: September 20, 2010 on MTV3
      Germany: September 21, 2010 on RTL
      Czech Republic: June 30, 2011 on TV Nova

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Sharif Atkins played a man who committed a crime so that they would investigate something else. He played a similar character on and episode Criminal Minds, To Hell...and Back.

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