CSI: Miami

Season 3 Episode 9

Pirated

2
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Nov 22, 2004 on CBS
8.6
out of 10
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The team investigates modern-day piracy off the coast of Miami after five bodies are discovered floating in the ocean tied together by rope. Horatio suspects that a ship was hijacked with some of the crew killed and then dumped overboard. Evidence suggests that other crew members might have escaped on a life raft. Using radar and GPS technology, the CSIs find survivors but their stories don't match. Now, Horatio and the team must learn what really happened out in the ocean as they find themselves investigating the seamy underbelly of Miami's militias and arms dealers.moreless

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  • PART 1: wow, this has got to be the worst episode ever. it's anti- american! As soon as i saw this i was disgusted. They make the illegal immigrants look like the good guy and the AMERICANS themselves look like the bad guys.moreless

    1.0
    o wow, this has got to be the worst episode ever. it's anti- american! As soon as i saw this i was disgusted. They make the illegal immigrants look like the good guy and the AMERICANS themselves look like the bad guys. Do you know why they are the bad guys it's because they are here illegaly turning our country into United states of Mexico. If you immigrants want to live in America great!! but come here legally, for one so we can actually understand you. for two you can learn to respect this country, and last we will respect you for respecting us. GOD BLESS AMERICA!! And for you illegal immigrants go back to your country, because obviously you don't want to be here if your not becoming legal and we don't want you here either!moreless
  • The writers deal with foreigners in Florida in this episode. Accents and non-English languages are frequent issues throughout the show.

    8.4
    Let's remember folks, America is the great melting pot. This country was established by those from other countries. Many accents, many cultures, and many faiths were brought here by our ancestors.



    Anti-hispanic beliefs were hit hard in this episode. Delko and Yelina are both battered by suspects who see them as the unwanted foreigner. It is interesting to see how each reacts. Horatio certainly finds it offensive.



    It is an 'in-your-face' episode. From the divers finding the bodies on the rope to the bombing of the convenience store...the show makes the audience sit up and take notice.



    It is an issue that we need to continue to address.moreless
  • Great racism/anti-racism dialogue.

    10
    I liked this episode so much because it showed how big racism can be even when we like to think it isn't. The truth is that racism is our daly bread. I loved the part when a guy s being interrogated by Horatio and Yelina and the guy says: "I'll answer you when you learn to speak English." That was so in my face since I'm a Latina and he was obviously critizicing her accent. Then they show Horatio's face and it was just "Oscar worthy". Another part that I liked was when the "tienda" of an old man was shot down: I believe the detective and Eric are having an argument about how the old man should have known English by now and maybe this wouldn't have happened. And then Eric asks him: "How's your Spanish?" The detective had to admit that it was a little "edgy". That was genius. I remember having felt great after seeing this episode. Really a mind-opener for some people.moreless
  • Pirated

    9.8
    The team probes a piracy taken place off the coast. A scuba diver felt something pulling on him and found 5 bodies tied together. It was thought to be piracy. But they haven't confirmed it yet. At least one more body is on the sea floor. 9 men was originally on the boat, but only 2 survived. The men ate the guys leg to stay alive. A rocket is shot and almost kills H and them. The man leaves the rocket behind b/c he hit his eye with it. the student did everything for the money and one of the survivers made the dead boy on the raft drink sea water to kill him so he could eat him.moreless
  • Well it\'s all here - pirates, murder, gun-running, cannibalism and a message about the evils of racism.

    8.8
    This one\'s a bit of a rollercoaster. We start off with the discovery of the bodies of the crew of a fishing boat, all tied together and drowned (and certainly not looking their best). This leads us to the boat\'s owner, who might be doing something shady on the side, but he notes that only six bodies were found and the crew had nine people.



    The rest are found in a raft, two alive one dead - and it looks like we might have one of the survivors as going cannibal on his friend.



    Even more surprising - the pirates seem to have an agenda of their own and a whole lot of weapons.



    It\'s clever the way the story veers from piracy to racial supremacy issues. And it is extremely eerie to see the racists in action. As an Englishman, I particularly like the way one of them quotes the \'right to bear arms\' as an excuse for having rocket launchers. I really can\'t understand that kind of thinking.



    I also can\'t understand the reasoning of the kind of people who would attack others simply because they look different, speak a different language, have different customs etc. What a lot of work it is to hate. If they spent half as much time on getting to know people, we\'d have a lot fewer problems.



    The ending to this one is right for the episode, but it is a bit cheesy. Not bad overall though.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)

Paul Dillon

Paul Dillon

Owen Harrell

Guest Star

Philipp Karner

Philipp Karner

Adam Kalmenson

Guest Star

Josh Braaten

Josh Braaten

Brian Waterton

Guest Star

Rex Linn

Rex Linn

Detective Frank Tripp

Recurring Role

Boti Bliss

Boti Bliss

M. Valera

Recurring Role

Brooke Bloom

Brooke Bloom

Cynthia Wells

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • (Horatio and Tripp find a boat smugling RPG launchers)
      Tripp: That's great we've got one empty case here and 10 full ones out there.
      Horatio: The streets of Miami just got a whole lot more dangerous.

    • (The team just found six bodies in the sea)
      Horatio: The killer could still be out there.
      Tripp: Probably long gone by now. Hijack the boat, kill the crew, sell off the cargo.
      Horatio: Frank they used to have another name for that.
      Tripp: Piracy? Come on Horatio.
      Horatio: 35 billion dollars lost last year, dozens of ships gone missing.
      Coast Guard Officer: In Malaysia, Indonesia, not Miami. It's been 10 years since a Florida ship got pirated.
      Horatio: 'Til now

    • Horatio: What did you get, Alexx?
      Alexx: (Having to examine six cadavers at once) Got myself a six-pack, Horatio. I already called in the night shift.

    • Wesley Morgan: How are you gonna stop us all?
      Horatio: One animal at a time.
      Eric: We'll start by confiscating your computers: hunting down your E-mail contacts.
      And then track your credit card purchases, club memberships, magazine subscriptions…
      Everything we need to do until all of you are rooted out. Because we never close!
      Horatio: Ever!

    • Horatio: (To Wesley Morgan) You, my friend, just went from selling cars... to making license plates.

    • Horatio: Well, Mr. Morgan, with family... with family, all bets are off.

    • Alexx: So, this is what a pirate looks like?
      Horatio: You were expecting an eye patch?
      Alexx: Maybe a shoulder parrot.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • When Ryan and Calleigh are talking about the practice of cannibalism committed by one of the college students, Ryan mentions the "Fine Young Cannibals - (FYC)". FYC was an English band best known for their 1989 hits "She Drives Me Crazy" and "Good Thing". Their 1986 first album was also named "Fine Young Cannibals".

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