CSI: Miami

Season 3 Episode 15

Identity

1
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Feb 14, 2005 on CBS
8.4
out of 10
User Rating
163 votes
6

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
When the CSIs find a woman swallowed whole and killed by a gigantic snake, they uncover a covert drug smuggling operation. Evidence leads Horatio and the team to a drug smuggling operation where large snakes are suspected of be being used to bring illegal drugs into the country to avoid detection by customs. However, when Horatio finds that Clavo Cruz, a nemesis of Horatio's who hides behind his diplomatic immunity, may be behind the operation, the team must find a legal way to put the criminal behind bars. Meanwhile, Wolfe must find the truth when two women each claim that they are the real victim of identity theft and the other is the culprit.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Today
1:00am
WE
2:00am
WE
3:00am
WE
4:00am
WE
12:00pm
A&E
1:00pm
A&E
4:00pm
WE
5:00pm
WE
6:00pm
WE
7:00pm
WE
8:00pm
WE
9:00pm
WE
10:00pm
WE
11:00pm
WE
12:00am
WE
Tuesday
1:00am
WE
2:00am
WE
3:00am
WE
4:00am
WE
5:00am
AMC
12:00pm
A&E
1:00pm
A&E
Wednesday
12:00pm
A&E
1:00pm
A&E
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • suck shit clavo and i feel sorry for the girls identity who was stolen :(

    1.0
    HAHAHHAHAHA laughed so fucking hard when Clavo's "dad" rejected him ahahahhahaha loved it. Cocky son of a bitch can rot in jail hahahhahahah



    now to the other storyline :identity theft feel sorry for the girl's identity that was stolen i would kill someone if they did that to me because the justice system is FUCKED and they would do nothing, like portrayed in this episode so her only real choice was to kill her but that would've been too obvious so she went for her ex and tried to frame the con artist. Honestly she should have just killed the bitchmoreless
  • A roberry lead to a body found. The killer might not be a human... a reptile? How to find it? Then unexpectedly the purse found has two owners... who blamed each other for fraud. WHo is the real owner? and who put the snake in the scene?moreless

    8.3
    Eric is so cool when trying to reveal the snake's hide out place. So big snake!! Eric said "apprehending the suspect" and I cant believe someone will check that big snake in! Another reptilian teeth found!! And the snake's stomach got something interesting... And then another familiar name pop up in the screen... Cruz... i hate that man... but well... not bad ending for him... disowned by his dad... wonder whether he gonna do some revenge on H or not...

    I cant believe there could be identity theft that could be that similar... has everything... name, address, other id... have to be very careful when throwing trash which containing id.moreless
  • just like csi miami

    7.8
    It was nice to watch because I work midnight shift and I watch weekend miami it comes on about 1am just something to do when I aam working to make the time go by THe truth is I like all of them I even watch them on demand everymorning i get off work
  • Identity

    9.3
    An operation uses large snakes to smuggle drugs in the country. A woman is found with slime all over her. A python or a Boa ate her. He squeezed the life outta her. The snake was under a bed, but when Delko got it he was dead. Probably of a drug in his system. The tooth was a lizard tooth. A quarantine exemption means that anything can get past authorities. Snake overdosed on pills. Same place as the Cruz brothers. Male overdoses of unknown substance. Clavo was the dealer. That's not Clavo's real father. The mother didn't deny it though.moreless
  • Weird and wonderful - death by snake! Plus a case of identity theft, but who stole who?

    7.5
    Not a classic by any means, but watchable.



    A body is found in a cabana, covered in strange gunk. Turns out she's been digested by a large snake, which is subsequently discovered dead. The CSI storywriters are nothing if not daring, coming up with a fairly outrageous plot here!



    The snake is actually a mule - used to transport drugs, and all roads lead to... Clavo Cruz, one of Horatio's targets who he could never put away because of diplomatic immunity.



    Meanwhile a bag theft that led to the discovery of the body leads further to a case of identity theft - but it's not clear who is the thief and who is the real person. It's cleverly done, because it takes a while for the truth to out, and both women are very believable in their stories.



    The outcome of both stories is satisfactory but awkward. Clavo and the DNA stuff is especially forced, even though it is good to see such an out an out egomaniac get his comeuppance.



    The identity theft ending is a little obvious and I don't think it's too sad. It seems that greed was as much of a motive as the frameup. What I don't get is the way they can show the nailfile in the eye. Time was when that kind of scene was only for cert. 18 movies! Now we get some very convincing gore at primetime. I'm not complaining, I'm just surprised it's allowed. There's even the scene with him being stabbed in the eye!



    So it's a good episode, but no classic.moreless
David Caruso

David Caruso

Lieutenant Horatio Caine

Khandi Alexander

Khandi Alexander

Chief Medical Examiner Alexx Woods

Sofia Milos

Sofia Milos

Detective Yelina Salas (Episodes 49+, Recurring Previously)

Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Eric "Delko" Delektorsky

Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

Jonathan Togo

Jonathan Togo

Ryan Wolfe (Episodes 54+, Recurring Previously)

Ashleigh Ann Wood

Ashleigh Ann Wood

Hillary

Guest Star

Gonzalo Menendez

Gonzalo Menendez

Clavo Cruz

Guest Star

Mary Castro

Mary Castro

Latina Hottie

Guest Star

Rex Linn

Rex Linn

Detective Frank Tripp

Recurring Role

Armando Valdes-Kennedy

Armando Valdes-Kennedy

Aaron Price

Recurring Role

Boti Bliss

Boti Bliss

M. Valera

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: More on snakes -- the anaconda is the only snake large enough to swallow a small human; but only one exceeding a length of 25 feet. The large live python seen in the beginning of the episode might be able to ingest the arm of the dead victim, but certainly not the head. The animatronic/CGI/dummy seen later does resemble a boa but from the distance shown, it's hard to say for sure. As for the slime trail, anyone who has ever owned a snake knows they are anything but slimy. However, a slime-like substance can be seen on the rare occasions when they regurgitate.

    • Goof: When Clavo is arrested, we see the police officer handcuff him. When we cut to the wide shot, however, he is not cuffed.

    • Goof: The snake in this episode is obviously patterned after an anaconda, yet they identify it as a boa.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • (Alexx and Eric discover the snake they caught was packed with drugs inside)
      Eric: So our snake was a mule.

    • (Horatio and Eric question Clavo Cruz)
      Eric: A quarantine exemption makes it easy to pass anything past customs.
      Horatio: And by anything Mr. Delko means drugs.

    • Det. Tripp: A friend identified her as Tanya Furman from Chicago, here to celebrate her 21st birthday.
      Horatio: She won't have a 22nd, will she?
      Det. Tripp: Her friend said she came down to drink mojitos and catch some sun.
      Horatio: Well it looks like... something... caught her.

    • Frank Tripp: (Talking about the killer snake) So we know how it found her. How do we find it?
      Eric: Well, unlike humans, snakes don't go far from the scene of a crime…

    • Frank Tripp: What the hell are you doing?
      Eric: (Catching a giant Boa hidden under a sun bed) Apprehending the suspect.

    • Clavo Cruz: You're not gonna catch me floating around in international waters, Caine!
      Horatio: But you know what? I'm gonna catch you doing something…
      Clavo Cruz: You're threatening me, Caine?
      Horatio: That's not a threat. That's a guarantee!

    • Horatio: Can I count on your testimony in court, Billy?
      Billy Palmero: No way. I do that… I'm a dead man!
      Horatio: Another one of these kids dies; you may wish you were…

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Germany: Würgeschlange (Constrictor Snake)
      Czech Republic: Totožnost (Identity)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: November 20, 2007 on TV Nova
      Greece: June 14, 2008 on SKAI

    • Music Club Foot - The music heard playing when Horatio goes to meet Clavo Cruz at the Pier collecting his new Lamborghini is the track 'Club Foot' by the band 'Kasabian'.

  • ALLUSIONS (0)

More
Less