CSI: Miami

Season 9 Episode 16

Hunting Ground

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Mar 13, 2011 on CBS
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When a hunting club uses humans as prey, the team investigates.

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  • The CSIs Uncover An Exclusive Hunting Club Where The Prey Is Human.

    9.0
    The first episode Adam Rodriguez directed was a solid one. He also did a great in writing it. "Hunting Ground" is definitely one of the darkest episodes of the show. The plot wasn't the most original one, but it turned out to be great, just great. It was cool to see Walter and Horatio speaking french mainly because I'm half french. From the start of this season, Horatio has turned into a very aggressive character and in this episode we see yet another moment where Horatio threatens the suspect. But the ending is very good and the case has a satisfying conclusion. Great episode. Adam Rodriguez need to write and direct another episode like this, if not even better!moreless
  • 9x16

    8.5
    very interesting case, I have no doubt Adam rodriguez did a good job writting and directing this episode, maybe the plot is not very original but the way in wich it was developed was very good.



    I know a lot of people hate the way in wich horatio is getting answer from suspects in the last episodes, sometimes it becomes so irritating, but this time, the scene at the kitchen with frying pan was very good, for a momment I could feel the afraid that the man felt when he was going to be burned by horatio.



    A very well acted episode



    P.D: I´m from venezuela, I´m not an expert writing in english, please forgive my mistakesmoreless
  • human hunting humans

    9.5
    This one's a good episode. The story line and the direction by Adam Rodriguez were good. It is not the usual murder story line. The story portrays the reality of life - humans can be really cruel towards other humans. Even in the 21st century, slavery is still very present. This episode is very human. I also like seeing more humor between the casts. This shows the camaraderie of the casts, which I think is really good and refreshing. The humor lightens the work atmosphere and builds team work and lends support for each other. Congratulations Adam Rodriguez, work done very well!moreless
  • "Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it."

    9.5
    The beginning of this episode was delivered so well by the victims and the episode had my full attention from the start and it didn't disappoint. I think this was definitely helped by with the directing throughout ;) The victims played a big part in this episode and the ending was really beautiful.



    The choice of humans hunting humans as the story was brilliant and the actors really portrayed their disgust very well through their characters.



    Wolfe had a good episode, nice little bit with his misfortune with nature. His scenes of him and Natalia were a pleasure to watch. And his green t-shirt wasn't bad either ;) The teams anguish when they found out it was slavery was very believable and all the interviews/interrogations were entertaining to watch yet still realistic (Well bar one interrogation actually.)



    Now to the reason I can't give this 10. Once again we had Horatio (And Wolfey!) going a bit vigilante. I don't like this, especially didn't like it in the episode a few shows ago when Horatio closed the door behind him with the criminal inside :-/. This wasn't as bad by far as he didn't carry out anything (not really), but it really reminded of a scene out of '24'. And though '24' was amazing, this shows is about law-abiding CSI agents and these sort of scenes shouldn't be seen very often I don't think. I don't like this new dirty Horatio. He is NOT above the law no matter how many times he takes his sunglasses off/on ;).

    Although, maybe we could take these scenes in a different way? They could show us how appalled the team were that they would do anything to stop the trafficking/slavery and more importantly catch the murderers, to go as far as allow Horatio to act in this way, maybe?



    Little of Calleigh was seen but I presume this is either due to her wanting to spend most time possible with the baby or Adam didn't expect her to be back so had to just 'fit' her into the episode. Hope to see more of her soon.



    Oh and I loved the way the subtitles were done. Real emphasis on some of the words allowed it to be more intelligible. And it looked awesome too.



    All the characters bought their parts to the table, and helped with the excellent writing, this was a very good episode overall.moreless
  • Very good episode and you could feel that everyone had stepped up their game for Adam Rodriguez too!

    10
    First of all I love how we got to see some language skills from the charachetsr, I had no idea that Walter and Horatio spoke french, (well, I'm not sure if Horatio was fluent like Walter).

    I wish Miami had more of that; more of Eric and Calleigh speaking spanish and so on. It's always great to see that.



    As far as the story line goes; it was great and I don't think Miami has ever had humans hunting humans before. Horatio scaring Wes was just great; he didn't go too far, but almost. He did prove his point to the monster though.



    I was a bit sad to see so little of Calleigh though since Emily Procter was back from her maternity leave and I had thought that we'd finally see her without her sitting down. But maybe later.



    I think Adam Rodriguez did a great job directing and writing this episode and he should do it again; not bad for a first time!



    The humor in the episode was good too and like those flirty moments with Natalia and Ryan.



    Overall, great episode! Rodriguez should definetely direct and write again and the actors really stepped up their game in this episode for Rodriguez's sake. Good Job!moreless
David Caruso

David Caruso

Lieutenant Horatio Caine

Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Eric "Delko" Delektorsky

Jonathan Togo

Jonathan Togo

Ryan Wolfe (Episodes 54+, Recurring Previously)

Rex Linn

Rex Linn

Detective Frank Tripp (Episode 98+ Recurring Previously)

Eva LaRue

Eva LaRue

Natalia Boa Vista (Episode 98+ Recurring Previously)

Jamie Hector

Jamie Hector

Jean Guiton

Guest Star

Ronald Auguste

Ronald Auguste

Henri Guiton

Guest Star

Eddie Jemison

Eddie Jemison

Arnold Watkins

Guest Star

Christian Clemenson

Christian Clemenson

Dr. Tom Loman

Recurring Role

Christopher Redman

Christopher Redman

Michael Travers

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (Talking about all the evidence Travers has processed)
      Travers: We have a leech even.
      Natalia: We've had our share of those today.
      Travers: (amused): I heard one attached itself to Ryan.
      Natalia: He's a very likeable guy.

    • (After stepping out of the water in the Everglades)
      Ryan Wolfe:(To Natalia) You wonder why I hate wildlife? I got a leech on my leg!

    • (While talking to Natalia Boa Vista on a walkie-talkie)
      Ryan Wolfe: Needle, this is haystack come in.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: March 13, 2011 on CTV
      Australia: April 11, 2011 on Channel 9
      Slovakia: April 20, 2011 on JOJ
      Norway: October 25, 2011 on TVNorge
      United Kingdom: November 8, 2011 on Five/Five HD
      Germany: March 20, 2012 on RTL
      Finland: April 16, 2012 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: December 13, 2012 on TV Nova

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The storyline is similar to The Most Dangerous Game, Richard Connell, where a hunter, shipwrecked on a "deserted" island, is hunted himself.

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