CSI: Miami

Season 9 Episode 20

Paint It Black

2
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Apr 17, 2011 on CBS
AIRED:
9.1
out of 10
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154 votes
4

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Episode Summary

When the CSIs find a co-ed dead in a hot tub, they investigate a case marked by jealousy, psychosis and a college roommate who is not all she seems.

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  • Horatio and the team investigate a murder of a female student at Dade University. In the course of interviewing the deceased's roommate Monica, Horatio soon finds out that Monica may be hiding a secret.moreless

    7.0
    Once I found out what Alexis/Monica's secret was, I predicted that the episode would be a retread of a plot device we have seen an infinite number of times. One personality is the nicest person in the world, the other is a total nutcase who would kill you if you looked at them funny (So therefore the killer has been found.). Thankfully I was wrong. "Paint it Black" avoided the aforementioned cliches and delivered one of the most entertaining episodes of the season. It has a very sharply written script that did a very good job of holding my interest.moreless
  • 9x20

    8.0
    good, but not exellent, I mean, I totally agree with all of the people who says this is one of the more interesting plots ever, it was original and very creepy but, the problem here is the way in wich it was developed, for the first twenty minutes, I found this episode very boring, it becomes catchy very late so that´s the main reason why I´m not giving it a good score. however, I liked the split personality plot and I would like to see more thins like these in future episodes.



    P.D: I´m from venezuela, I´m not an expert writing in english, please forgive my mistakesmoreless
  • Really freaky and really, really good!

    10
    This was really great! I jumped from suspecting that the boyfriend was the killer to Monica simply lying and pretending to be innocent and sweet. Then I really thought that Alexis was the killer. As usual I was wrong. However, using the whole schizophrenia was cool and will make this episode memorable.



    I also like how Delko bonded with Monica/Alexis rather than Horatio, like usual. Sure, he bonded with her too but for once he wasn't the only one.



    I would have loved to see more Calleigh, but maybe the writers are going easy on her still (because of Emily Procter's quite recent child birth). I just hope they start giving her more time soon, because it's almost so little that you forget that she's even in the episode.



    I really wish Miami could do more freaky episodes like this, it put some extra "spice" on the show!moreless
  • painters

    9.5
    Story line was different and interesting, directing and acting were good. It is always sad when a life is lost because of someone else's selfish reasons. In this episode, a girl was murdered helping Alexis (her friend and roommate) overcome the mental illness but someone in their school didn't want Alexis (the painter) to get well.. It is a story of misplaced value. In this case, talent was valued more over the life of the painter, and at the cost of a life. Acting was good because you can see and feel the passion expressed by Bonavista towards the case when she called one of the suspects 'you stupid fool!'. It was a good episode.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)

Kristina Apgar

Kristina Apgar

Monica Dow/Alexis Taymor

Guest Star

Jessica Heap

Jessica Heap

Corinne Palmer

Guest Star

Beau Mirchoff

Beau Mirchoff

Jared Hatch

Guest Star

Christian Clemenson

Christian Clemenson

Dr. Tom Loman

Recurring Role

Christopher Redman

Christopher Redman

Michael Travers

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: At the very beginning of the episode we see Corinne and Monica in the hot tub in what looks like the dead of night. When Monica finds Corinne dead, she calls 911 and then we see the Police responding to the murder scene in broad day light.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Jared: I swear, when I left Corinne she was alive. I didn't know it would be the last time I'd see her.
      Horatio: You know, Jared, if you killed this girl, it's going to be the last time anybody sees you.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: April 17, 2011 on CTV
      Slovakia: May 18, 2011 on JOJ
      Australia: May 23, 2011 on Channel 9
      Norway: November 22, 2011 on TVNorge
      Germany: April 17, 2012 on RTL
      Finland: May 14, 2012 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: January 17, 2013 on TV Nova

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

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