CSI: Miami

Season 6 Episode 9

Stand Your Ground

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Nov 19, 2007 on CBS
9.0
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Calleigh is involved in an off-duty shoot-out, which seems to have resulted in the death of an innocent bystander. The team must try to uncover what really happened in order to save her career.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Calliegh, enjoying a rare day off from work, is forced into a life or death situation which ends with her killing the driver of an oncoming car in self-defense. Her superiors, fearing a wrongful death lawsuit, throw Calliegh to the wolves.moreless

    9.0
    There really isn't much to say here that has not been said by the many other reviews of this episode posted here. However I just wanted to weigh with in my thoughts on what I think is the best episode of CSI: Miami this season (and in a very long time too). After seeing so many dull and mediocre episodes of this show, I keep asking myself why I bother to spend time watching CSI: Miami. When I see an episode like this one, I have an answer to that question. Emily Proctor has never been better. An excellent episode.moreless
  • Poor writing, poor delivery.

    3.5
    I think all viewers are able to forgive all of the CSI franchise for the lack of detail and procedure applied when attending a crime scene. I'm referring, obviously, to the team turning up in their party glamourous party clothes with their hair flapping in the wind and their mouths not covered, all of which would totally contaminate the crime scene.

    But this is Hollywood and it's a TV show that has to take liberties when cramming in all of the facts into a 50-minute show. So this is forgivable.

    What is so lame is how the perps now are giving themselves away. No sooner are they in the detention room and see Horatio's sad-fact face, then they are overwhelmed by grief, guilt and remorse. "Look, OK, it happened like this," says one of the criminals. Thank God he gave us the plot-line, there was only 5 minutes to go.

    Also, how many drug dealers and gang members would show remorse for their crime. None is the answer. And definately not in front of the police.

    The writing on this show now is lame and basically poor. Even giving the show some leeway on the blindingly obvious errors for star quality and time restraints, the show lacks credibility almost from start to finish.moreless
  • One of the better episode of this season

    9.0
    One of the better episode of this season



    Finally we get something more from Emily's character than the usual flirtation with the cop.



    This episode is exciting and thou i have already guessed that her judgment is correct, it's great to follow through and see that the evidence proves her innocence. It's also a nice twist when they found out later she was not to be blame on the death of the school teacher. It's good to see it being linked to drug trafficking and illegal distribution by another fellow teacher (oops spoilers ;)). Let's hope there's more 'good episodes' that are on par with this, up ahead.moreless
  • Oooh, H. being a good daddy to the whole depraved young part of the world again... gets a bit boring. He's better with Kyle, where is he, by the way?!

    6.5
    This time we get to see Calleigh acting like a Superwoman, jumping, shooting and making all the charms needed in a distress situation. At first I couldn't believe in what she was doing and kept asking myslef 'Is that for real? is that really happening?!'. And again for a second I fell for what the TPTB were suggesting that she made a mistake and overreacted but as always the Blond Bullet Girl turned out to be brilliant, haha. The fairy tale called CSI Miami, I love you so much...

    By the way, the car accident -- driving in a shop window reminded me of the French movie 'Taxi'. I wonder if the Americans watch French movies, surely the Europeans do!

    Also, what struck me, is that the Dave-guy looked suspicious to me from the first moment I saw him. He was like a Devil incarnation. Perhaps was it something in his eyes... or a face.

    And almost no Jake in this episode. Good. And weird how upset she seemed to be as she found out that it was Jake, not Delko, to save her career from Stutler, haha.moreless
  • Calleigh has to face the barrel of a gun when involuntarely witnesses a murder.

    5.5
    Time for an action-packed episode for one of the main characters of the show. Unfortunately, the episode isn't the best one CSI:Miami could offer its viewers.



    As always, whenever one of the good guys is in trouble, then, it turns out he or she was the victim of the episode and didn't do anything wrong. Not that refreshing for a show like CSI:Miami after six years. This time, was Calleigh's turn to be the one in troubles throughout the episode. Not only Calleigh Duquesne drank, she was ready to drive and she shot in the middle of the street not paying attention whether there was someone else on the street. What if a kid had passed by when she unloaded her gun? What if someone else had been mortally wounded by one of Calleigh's bullets? I really wonder what would have happened in this case, but, then again, I'm pretty sure that she wouldn't have had to pay for her actions with IAB since her "time off" last more or less 30 minutes.

    As much as a person can adore Calleigh Duquesne, it is pretty impossible to say she was right during this episode. If she really was the good person she claims to be, she wouldn't have drank, she wouldn't have shot in the middle of the street and she wouldn't have interfered with the investigations, no matter what Alexx told her about the field.



    The rest of the episode was kind of lame, not only because of Calleigh's actions or Eric and Jake's behaviour, but also because of the whole storyline behind Calleigh's attack. It was one of the most inconsistent episodes of the show, not to mention that it was full of silly mistakes like the whole left and right concept which was screwed up at the beginning.



    Such a shame, also because Emily's acting was brilliant throughout the episode.moreless
David Caruso

David Caruso

Lieutenant Horatio Caine

Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Eric "Delko" Delektorsky

Khandi Alexander

Khandi Alexander

Chief Medical Examiner Alexx Woods

Jonathan Togo

Jonathan Togo

Ryan Wolfe (Episodes 54+, Recurring Previously)

Rex Linn

Rex Linn

Detective Frank Tripp (Episode 98+ Recurring Previously)

Tanya Clarke

Tanya Clarke

Valerie Gaynor

Guest Star

Jim True-Frost

Jim True-Frost

Dave Keppling

Guest Star

Matt McTighe

Matt McTighe

Pete Morton

Guest Star

Johnny Whitworth

Johnny Whitworth

Jake Berkley

Recurring Role

David Lee Smith

David Lee Smith

Rick Stetler

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Jake: Calleigh, when I used to work undercover, I had to do a few things that... I'm not proud of, but I am not like your old man. And this morning, I was just a guy, an off-duty cop trying to enjoy himself.
      Calleigh: I just don't know that you're the on-duty cop who needs to be working this case.

    • Pete: This is about the time I ask for representation, isn't it?
      Horatio: You qualify for a public defender.
      Pete: No, I don't need one of those. I'm talking personal injury lawyer. This whole thing's messed me up real bad, whiplash, emotional distress.
      Horatio: And I'm just getting started.

    • Rick: Calleigh's blood-alcohol was a 0.04 an hour after the incident. What makes her reliable?
      Horatio: How about her near-perfect career?
      Rick: That won't hold up much in a wrongful death suit against the county.
      Horatio: So this is about the money.
      Rick: They're going to say she escalated this and she took the law into her own hands.
      Horatio: But we are going to prove she didn't.

    • Natalia: You know, I have to say, as soon as I finish my firearms training, I'm going to get an off-duty gun, because it is scary out there.
      Ryan: Not as scary as being investigated by the department for what you do off the clock.

    • Rick: Blood alcohol of 0.04.
      Calleigh: That's under the legal limit.
      Rick: Yes, but alcohol dissipates at 0.5 ounces per hour, so the question becomes what was this number during the incident? You couldn't provide a description of the suspect.
      Calleigh: He was carrying a Smith and Wesson .459, wood grain grip with an adjustable rear sight at my head, Rick! If my judgement had been impaired I wouldn't be here now, I'd be dead!

    • Calleigh: You know I'm not supposed to be down here.
      Alexx: Calleigh, honey, they said you couldn't work the field. Does this look like the field to you, baby?

    • Frank: Calleigh couldn't give us a description of the male suspect. Staring down the barrel of a gun, the mind plays tricks.
      Horatio: And we've got a few of our own.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Drž se svých zásad (Stick To Your Principles)

    • International Airdates:
      Denmark: March 28, 2008 on Kanal 5
      United Kingdom: September 30, 2008 on Five
      Switzerland: October 12 2008 on TSR1
      Austria: October 20, 2008 on ORF1
      Germany: October 21, 2008 on RTL
      Norway: October 21, 2008 on TVNorge
      Czech Republic: October 20, 2009 on TV Nova

    • Featured Music:
      I Want You by Common
      Gob Coitus by Chris Clark

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