CSI: Miami

Season 5 Episode 20


Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Apr 16, 2007 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

After a movie star is killed at a celebrity rehab center, the CSI’s investigate the secrets that the star was about to reveal and if this is what caused him to have been killed.

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  • Celebrities in rehab. Good episode.

    This was an awesome episode. I really enjoyed the Britney Spears thing at the end. The story line made sense, which doesn't ALWAYS happen. lol

    But overall I really enjoyed the episode. And did anyone see the preview for next week? Calleigh and Eric are supposedly gonna kiss. Now that is the episode that I can't wait for :D
  • Britney Spears thing in the end

    A famous actor is killed but it wasn't on the

    Set that made it looked like it was but it

    Was in rehab. As his personal assistant and friend felt he

    Had to killed the actor in order to prevent him from Revealing any secrets. In the end, it showed this woman

    Shaving her hair like Britney Spears did a few months ago.
  • Celebrities in rehab! Woo Hoo!

    This episode was quite average. The writers finally move the goody-too-shoes characteristics to Delko and at the same time he gets to show his vulnerable side.

    The team seems a bit too big for this one case. Boa Vista was there earlier, found a hair, then didn't do much the rest of the episode. I guess because it was a high profile case, everyone would be on it, but it didn't look as if a lot of people were busy.

    What is the deal at the end of the episode with the Britney Spears reference? Totally useless waste of airtime. It did nothing to advance the storyline and all it did was fill the remaining 30 seconds of the episode. I would have score this episode higher, but because of the frivolous ending, I had to dock the score to under 8.0.

    Four more episodes left!moreless
  • A famous actor is killed- but not on set but in rehab ...

    Very good episode.....interesting plot-line. Clean story..no B story this time, which makes it easier to follow. Famous actor is found on set in the trunk of a car. Turns out he was killed in rehab by his best friend. Did't see that one coming. The rehab twist was done well. Performances of stars and guest stars were good. Saying that one has to mention the scenes between Eric and Jolene - which stand out. Very well playe well on both parts - complements to the actors. Horatio is seen with less of his mannierisms, almost no glasses or hands on the hips. Only a couple of one-liners...

    All in all - pretty good episode. Entertaining all the way.moreless
  • Still not at it's best, but a pretty good episode.

    I'm glad Miami seems to be picking itself up again after a few bad episodes eariler on. It means we're probably going to get a good finale, which is always positive.

    As for this episode, the drug thing has been done to death but doing it from the point of view of people in rehab was an interesting new twist, and I really loved the continiuity and interaction between Jolene and Eric. It was just a really sweet touch.

    Horotio was minimal in this episode, but he still got his one liners in, of course. Ryan was still annoying me, I must say, but I quite liked Natalia in this one. No enough screentime for Calleigh, but she has some good lines with Alexx.

    Pretty great episode.moreless
Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Eric "Delko" Delektorsky

David Caruso

David Caruso

Lieutenant Horatio Caine

Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

Eva LaRue

Eva LaRue

Natalia Boa Vista Episode 98+ Recurring Previously)

Jonathan Togo

Jonathan Togo

Ryan Wolfe (Episodes 54+, Recurring Previously)

Khandi Alexander

Khandi Alexander

Chief Medical Examiner Alexx Woods

Steve Bacic

Steve Bacic

Rod Vickers

Guest Star

Alice Greczyn

Alice Greczyn

Holly Reese

Guest Star

Nick Steele

Nick Steele

Brody Lassiter

Guest Star

Brendan Fehr

Brendan Fehr

Dan Cooper

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: Upon examining the body, Alexx discovers that Brody scratched and cut himself underneath his ears and the side of his neck while trying to free himself from the rope. During the reenactment of the murder, Brody only grabs for the front part of the rope.

    • How is the centre director supposed to have lowered Brody's hanging body by lifting it by himself? This is not possible as another person would be needed to untie the knot, and there is no indication the rope was cut.

    • The episode refers to the murdered actor as having "reached level six" in his recovery. The "twelve steps" themselves are never mentioned by name. Incidentally, it is step nine where one starts making direct amends.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Eddie: Look man, I didn't do anything.
      Horatio: Everybody's done something, Eddie.

    • Rod: Look, I told you, I had nothing to do with Brody dying.
      Eric: Well we're gonna hold you here for a little while, just to make sure of that… I don't trust you actors.
      Rod: I'm a stunt guy!

    • Natalia: I guess it's true, everybody has a secret.
      Horatio: Some of us more than one.

    • Eric: You're not going to let them down. They want to help you.
      Jolene: How do you know?
      Eric: A couple of months ago I got shot. (points to his head) Back here. And I was scared to come back to work
      Jolene: You were?
      Eric: Yeah. I didn't want to ask for anybody's help. I ended up making a few mistakes. But every day it gets a little better. And it'll get better for you too. Your friends and your family, they just want to be there for you. You're going to be okay, Jolene.
      Jolene: I guess I'll have to be. Somebody stole my other option.

    • Calleigh: I think it's a good thing that you can't leave.
      Holly: I know, this place is like prison.
      Calleigh: (laughs, looks around) Trust me, it's nothing like prison.

    • Holly: I passed out.
      Calleigh: From… what? This is rehab.
      Holly: Uh, yeah, side effect, from being an addict. Sometimes I get blackouts.
      Calleigh: When you need an alibi?
      Holly: No! No, I cared about Brody.

    • Calleigh: It's a guilty pleasure. (Calleigh opens her locker and removes a gossip magazine) I've not read it yet, but Holly Reese is on the cover. She just went to rehab.
      Ryan: Is that right? I thought she was the one celebrity with a good reputation.

    • Natalia: I found something.
      Ryan: Oh yeah, what's that?
      Natalia: It's a hair, black, but it's too long to be Brody's.
      Ryan: Bet you it's female.
      Natalia: Well, yeah! Big star, probably had his pick of any of the girls in here.

    • Mr. Ashford: You are wasting your time, gentlemen. White Sands saved Brody's life. He couldn't have been killed here, trust me. This is a safe place.
      Ryan: Well, we looked into the history of this place. It's uh... it's not that safe.
      Mr. Ashford: Well, what do you mean by that?
      Horatio: Two people died here, Mr. Ashford.

    • Ryan: Thank you Alexx. I knew you could do it.
      Alexx: Do what, honey?
      Ryan: Get me probable cause for a warrant.

    • Calleigh: Brody Lassiter, I don't believe it.
      Alexx: You're a fan?
      Calleigh: I only saw Blitzed three times. It's that whole "bad boy" thing; I guess I like it.

  • NOTES (3)


    • At the end of the episode when the supposed pop singer shaves her head is a reference to real pop singer Britney Spears who checked herself into rehab and shaved her head.