CSI: Miami

Season 3 Episode 2

Pro Per

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Sep 27, 2004 on CBS
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Episode Summary

A woman is killed during a party at a Star Island estate when a man opens fire on the proceedings from a cigarette boat. When a former con is arrested, he acts as his own lawyer and proves to be smarter than he appears. Complicating matters is the fact that the leading witness in the case is the dead woman's young son, who Horatio wants to protect, refusing to let him testify.moreless

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  • A mother died suring a rampage shooting in a party close to the sea. The boat used in the shooting then found and the man driving is investigated. The guy who hated the party host then and brought to court without any attorney. How will it end??moreless

    This is the first case after Timmy's death. A bit of argument between Calleigh and Eric in the middle of the case. While, a boy lost his mom during the shooting. The boy knows the face of the murderer but he has psychological reaction to his picture. H tried to protect the boy to prevent him being a witness. WHile another body found, the driver. Party host might be a murderer? Eric and Calleigh has to found further information as H requested. Will the boy then brought to the court? Since the report is written as 'witnesses' Yulina is in danger! WHo killed the driver? A great ending!moreless
  • Pro Per

    A shoot out happens at a party and the boys mama is shot in the time trying to save her son. They had a drive-by Miami style. She was killed by a single gun shot. Stevie thought that this was his fault. The little boy saw the shooters face and identified him from mug shots. Stevi got so scared he urined on himself. H kept the little boy out of the report so he wouldn't be brought into the case. The witness was found dead int he prision before he was transferred. The drivers blood was found ont he boat. The driver was dumped. The shooter had tunnel vision and shot the driver by accident.moreless
  • Why kids touch Horatio's heart

    Another reason why Horatio loves kids

    As he tries to protect a little boy

    Who sees his parents gunned down in front of him

    He is so afraid to testify that the murderers will come and get him

    But Horatio swears on his heart to protect him

    The creep murderer then acts as his own lawyer

    And I will admit that he had me fooled a bit

    But he appeared as smarter as he seemed to be

    Tried to not let the boy testify

    Well-done for Horatio & the team

    For putting the murderer away!moreless
  • Horatio to the rescue once again as a Kid is in need of rescuing!

    An interesting episode this, one I am still not certain about 24 hours after watching it! I thought the story had too many holes in it and some points made absolutely no sense at all. Horatio protects another child in the episode following the murder of his mother at a fashion label’s water front party. Champagne glasses and bullets fly as an ex con opens fire on the party with the sole intent of killing a number of party goers.

    You have to laugh at the way Horatio talks to the children he comes up against, he seems to change his persona and only has one thing on his mind, to make sure the kid is safe and the murderer brought to justice. With the death of Speedle in last week’s episode, you’d be forgiven in thinking a reference however small would have been made but it appears he and his character have been thrown to the great crocodiles in the everglades and will never more be mentioned!

    IAB detective is once again involved, this time giving us a timely reminder about his relationship with Horatio’s sister in law, much to Horatio’s disappointment and anger. Why on earth did he not put the kid in a well guarded safe house? The whole “leaked information” on the whereabouts of the kid didn’t sit right either. Come on, the blonde court clerk looking after the main con couldn’t fight her way out of a wet paper bag but somehow put two and two together when she overheard a conversation regarding an addition witness (the kid).

    I did have to laugh at the con defending himself after spending three years in the prison law library!!! He did a good job but he was aided my manipulation of some of the other main characters! Why wasn’t the blood tested on the shirt when it was found rather than 50 minutes into the programme?!

    All in all, worth viewing but not one of the best episodes I’’ve had the pleasure to watch.

  • Haratio saves another boy

    What is it with Haratio and little boys? , last week episoide he rescued a little boy from crododiles and this week he kind of protects a boy from being killed after he witness the person who was shooting at people , what i found intresting is that the boy survived, that was pure luck. Still you got love the fact they said drive-by shooting Miami style, i didn't know each states had style?.

    Don't you love when bad guy think they so smart they can defend themselves in court?, i just knew at the end he would get caught, not matter how fancy his suit at the end of day he is a criminal, he's quite smart guy but it shame he doesn't know how to control a machine gun, techinically all he had to do keep the gun in one position while driver drive by, the fact he moved it from side-to-side caused him to accidental kill the driver. That was a stupid mistake.

    Haratio face when he saw Yasmin new man was priceless, he really needs to get over it, if she can move on with her life so should he.

David Caruso

David Caruso

Lieutenant Horatio Caine

Khandi Alexander

Khandi Alexander

Chief Medical Examiner Alexx Woods

Sofia Milos

Sofia Milos

Yelina Salas

Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Eric Delko

Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

Laz Alonso

Laz Alonso

Dennis de Labeque/Deuce Deuce

Guest Star

Noah Gray-Cabey

Noah Gray-Cabey

Stevie Valdez

Guest Star

Karla Osella

Karla Osella

Jennifer Valdez

Guest Star

Rex Linn

Rex Linn

Detective Frank Tripp

Recurring Role

Stephen Tobolowsky

Stephen Tobolowsky

Assistant State Attorney Don Haffman

Recurring Role

Boti Bliss

Boti Bliss

Maxine Valera

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: During the trial, when Byron gives his "Bo-Yeah," line, he turns and walks away from Calleigh. But when the shot changes to her, he is visible at the left repeating his actions and walking away, again.

    • Goof: At the beginning of the episode, Alexx examines the victim's body and turns it over to disclose a large exit wound. However, there is no hole, bloodstain or otherwise on the victim's shirt, which is pulled up to reveal the wound!

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Calleigh: My pro per's putting me on the stand. He's some sort of legal Neanderthal, he thinks he's Johnnie Cochran.

    • Defense Attorney: I informed my client of a potential eye-witness, I won't apologize for that.
      Horatio: Our eye-witness is a boy, who was almost killed in a drive-by, two guesses who arranged it.
      Defense Attorney: I can't be responsible for what a client might arrange.
      Horatio: Is that how you sleep at night?
      Defense Attorney: Hey, I was just doing my job.
      Det. Tripp: Well we're going to do everything in our power to get you disbarred, what do you think of that?
      Defense Attorney: Are you guys serious?
      Horatio: We're just doing our job Monica... You can relate to that.

    • (Det. Tripp and Eric investigate a speedboat drive-by)
      Det. Tripp: Someone was getting busy, must be at least 30 cartridges down there.
      Eric: Yeah, it's all 9 mil, the guy thought he was Tony Montana.

    • Calleigh: It's a "be there subpoena", what should I do?
      Valera: I don't know... be there.

    • Frank Tripp: You're under arrest, Slick.
      Horatio: Byron, have a nice stay.

    • Horatio: Drive-by. Miami style.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Title: Pro Per

      Pro se legal representation refers to the instance of a person representing himself or herself without a lawyer in a court proceeding, whether as a defendant or a plaintiff and whether the matter is civil or criminal. Pro se is a Latin phrase meaning for oneself. This status is sometimes known as propria persona (abbreviated to pro per).

    • Johnnie Cochran
      Calleigh: He thinks he's Johnnie Cochran.

      Johnnie Cochran was an American lawyer best known for his leadership role in the defense and criminal acquittal of O.J. Simpson. He had achieved a reputation as a go-to lawyer for the rich as well as a successful proponent of police brutality and civil rights cases.

    • Vanilla Ice

      Horatio: The boat thief?
      Det. Tripp: Vanilla Ice?

      Vanilla Ice, was the artistic name of a white rapper, who became famous in the eighties. The allusion, is made by Det. Tripp, about a white man who stole a speedboat, and was dressed in rapper fashion clothing.

    • Tony Montana

      Det. Tripp: Someone was getting busy, must at least 30 cartridges down there.
      Eric: Yeah, all 9mm, they guy thought he was Tony Montana

      Tony Montana A.K.A. "Scarface", was the main character from Brian DePalma's movie "Scarface". He was renowned for his brutality when committing crimes, killing rival drug lords, and a journalist blowing up his car in front the UN building.

    • Det. Tripp aprehends a white man driving a stolen speed boat, he refuses to help out, so Tripp while he handcuffs him, says: "suit yourself 8 Mile"

      The 8 Mile reference comes up because the man Tripp takes into custody, was a white man dressed in rapper fashion clothing, much like the rapper Eminem, who made a biographic film titled "8 Mile"