CSI: Miami

Season 8 Episode 12

Show Stopper

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Jan 11, 2010 on CBS
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Episode Summary

A pop starlet bursts into flames during her concert thrusting the CSI's to investigate the dark side of the pop star world.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Lucy Hale was amazing!

    10
    Lucy Hale was amazing and what a great closing song.
  • Great episode, yet it's a storyline we've seen before.

    8.0
    I liked this episode of CSI Miami, but then again I like almost every episode of the show. This storyline is not unheard of and of course it was no surprise that it was the stand-in that was killed and not the actual star. They had a similar episode in season five, with a double being murdered. In that episode someone in the family was responsible, just like this time.



    The mother revealed to the biggest fan that it wasn't the real star on the stage and well he killed her. However, I do like the real star, the real Phoenix. She was nice and so innocent. And she was kept drugged so that she wouldn't tell the press that she wanted to quit, all because her manager wanted money. Phoenix just wanted to get out of the fame and the media attention. The saddest part, of course, was the actual murder. The young stand-in that was murdered bascially because the mother and the fan decided to kill first and ask questions later. If they had just gone to the police or maybe asked the stand-in where Phoenix were, then she might have lived. If only. There are so many if only in life.

    Instead she was murdered.



    The mother seemed so nice at first,but then she actually thought her daughter owed her because she had gotten rid of the stand-in, she became one of those mothers who want their children to be famous for their parent's sake and not their own. Overall, great episode, but still the same old storyline that we've seen before.moreless
  • While performing on stage, pop star Phoenicks suddenly bursts into flames. It's soon discovered that the person who was incinerated during the performance was not Phoenicks, but a stand in. An interesting mystery indeed.moreless

    7.0
    This episode treads on familiar territory. What helps this episode somewhat is the twists and turns the episode's storyline takes. When it's discovered that Phoenicks did not die on stage, I started asking myself questions such as, "Is Phoenicks still alive?" "Could she have faked her own death to get away from it all?" (A La "Eddie and the Cruisers."). I liked that because it helped keep my interest up. However there were some cliches in this episode (The evil manager who wanted Phoenicks to keep going at all costs, the mother who just wants to see her little girl).moreless
Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Eric Delko

Eddie Cibrian

Eddie Cibrian

Jesse Cardoza (Episode 168+)

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)

Lucy Hale

Lucy Hale

Phoebe Nichols/Vanessa Patton

Guest Star

Jackie Debatin

Jackie Debatin

Melanie Nichols

Guest Star

Brennan Elliott

Brennan Elliott

Julian Diehl

Guest Star

Christopher Redman

Christopher Redman

Michael Travers

Recurring Role

Wesley A. Ramsey

Wesley A. Ramsey

Dave Benton

Recurring Role

David Lee Smith

David Lee Smith

Rick Stetler

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Jesse: I was running a personal errand.
      Calleigh: I don't believe you. I think you're hiding something, and I know because I have seen it before, and it's making me think I can't trust you.
      Jesse: You can trust me.
      Calleigh: Then stop lying to me.

    • Julian Diehl: Phoebe Nichols didn't want to perform anymore. So, what was I supposed to do? The show's gotta go on, right?
      Horatio: Is that why you killed the replacement?
      Julian Diehl: I didn't kill Vanessa.
      Horatio: If Vanessa is revealed, Phoenicks becomes a late night joke. If Vanessa dies during performance, Phoenicks becomes a living legend.
      Julian Diehl: And you really think I'm that callous?
      Horatio: I think you're that greedy.

    • (Talking about Phoenix and her small dress)
      Walter: This dress is so tiny. She always look so much bigger on stage.
      Ryan: Oh yeah, were you a Phoenix fan?
      Walter: Weren't you?
      Ryan: No Walter, I'm not an eleven-year-old girl.

  • NOTES (4)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Vzplanutí hvězdy (Outburst of a Star)

    • This episode was based on Hannah Montana. A teen suddenly becomes a music sensation, but would rather just be herself. There were even similarities in Phoenick's pop star appearance with Hannah Montana's.

    • Featured Music:
      If That's Love by Lucy Hale

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Slovakia: April 14, 2010 on JOJ
      Australia: May 17, 2010 on Channel 9
      United Kingdom: September 28, 2010 on Five
      Norway: November 9, 2010 on TVNorge
      Finland: November 29, 2010 on MTV3
      Germany: November 30, 2010 on RTL
      Czech Republic: September 22, 2011 on TV Nova

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