CSI: Miami

Season 8 Episode 22

Mommie Deadest

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM May 10, 2010 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

A suburban soccer mom with a dark past is murdered.

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  • Things arent as they seem......

    In this episode of CSI Miami, the following happens. When a mother is killed after a party at her house, the CSI team are called in. They soon find evidence that she wasn't the perfect mother that everyone thought she was. She had been abusing her children for years and they were frightened to death of her. Soon they get a suspect, the daughter's boyfriend, only soon they find evidence that exclude him. Soon evidence shows them who the true killer is, her young son. We also learn that she had another son, who died when he was 5 years old after she was punishing him. Overall a really food episode, which showed that sometimes appearances aren't always what they seem. As the episode ends, a car explodes and Eric is nearby but luckily is ok. Calleigh races to his side and then screen fades out to black.moreless
  • Mom gets killed. Husband is suspect number one. However as the team looks behind closed doors, there is much to be said for a family that looks perfect on the outside. As a side story, we find more out about Delco, and what he is doing.moreless

    As a fan of the CSI family. CSI: Miami has become one of my number one shows that I always try to catch up on. This weeks episode Mommie Deadest... Wow, wonderful story, excelent lead in to the next few episodes. Makes me look forward to Monday's all over again. I want to see the love affair, the mystery, and the murder. Just so that I can figure out who did what to who before the show ends. Then there is always the side story about the CSI's themselves. LOVE IT! Thank You bring in these characters into our homes every monday night.moreless
  • Emotional, intriguing, perfect!

    I loved how this episode wasn't about the classical father being the monster. Instead it was the mother who was the monster and the abuser. It shows that even women can be the cause of domestic violence.

    My suspicion of who the killer was turned out to be right, but it doesn't make it less sad. I don't think a jury would convict him though, not with the family history that the family has.

    Eric is lurking around, looking in to old cases and the CSIs bank accounts. I can sense something bad coming out of this. I don't think Eric will have many fans in the lab after this, even if his intentions are good. And what an ending! Which will also be start of next week's episode, I can't wait to see it!moreless
  • This episode had me glued to the screen. A must watch! It gives the Season 1-3 vibe with a shocking family scene and a build-up to the episodes to come.

    We haven't had a domestic scene for a while on CSI Miami... We have an abusive mom who comes up with creative punishments for her kids, and she winds up being murdered.

    I think the best part were the CSIs' reactions to the crime. I mean they see things like this all the time, but the shock on their faces when they see and later, hear about the things the kids went through were well done by the actors/actresses. Natalia shines during this episode, especially when she finds out that the son did it - her expression was really good. Of course, Horatio + kids = always good interactions.

    I kind of feel bad for Rebecca Nevins and Eric Delko... they both gotta do what they gotta do. I'm kind of confused with the explosion though. Why is Calleigh there? From the photos for next week's episode, does that mean they are gonna flash back to what happens before the explosion?moreless
Olesya Rulin

Olesya Rulin

Andrea Williams

Guest Star

Colin Ford

Colin Ford

Cody Williams

Guest Star

Fay Masterson

Fay Masterson

Laura Williams

Guest Star

Brad Leland

Brad Leland

John Sully" Sullivan

Recurring Role

Christian Clemenson

Christian Clemenson

Tom Loman

Recurring Role

Christina Chang

Christina Chang

Rebecca Nevins

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: Laura Williams is struck with a black rod, not a silver baseball bat. The attacker was an adult, wearing all black clothing, not matching the killer revealed in the end. Also, the dialog shown on the tape at the beginning doesn't match what's said in the end flashback.

    • Featured Music: Never Forget You by The Noisettes

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Ryan: Well, it's justifiable homicide, if you ask me.
      Natalia: I agree. But we're just supposed to analyze the evidence, not pass judgment.

    • Andrea: ...I burnt the carpet. And she blamed Bradley. I didn't stand up for him. It should've been me.
      Natalia: No, it should not have been either one of you. Your parents are supposed to protect you, honey. They're not supposed to hurt you.

    • Jesse: Mr. Williams, you don't seem very sad about losing your wife.
      Chuck: Is there a handbook on how a grieving husband should act?

    • Horatio: You're a talented artist, Cody.
      Cody: I control everything in these pages.
      Horatio: Shame it doesn't work like that in real life.
      Cody: In my book, the bad guy always gets caught.
      Horatio: Well, we have a pretty good record, too, son.

    • Rick Stetler: I'm not gonna lie Delko, I do look good on camera.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Nejdražší maminka (Mommy Dearest)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: May 10, 2010 on CTV
      Slovakia: June 23, 2010 on JOJ
      Australia: July 26, 2010 on Channel 9
      United Kingdom: December 7, 2010 on Five
      Norway: January 18, 2011 on TVNorge
      Finland: March 7, 2011 on MTV3
      Germany: May 3, 2011 on RTL
      Czech Republic: December 1, 2011 on TV Nova