CSI: Miami

Season 6 Episode 6

Sunblock

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 29, 2007 on CBS
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Strange events begin to happen as the CSI team tracks down a serial killer who killed during a solar eclipse.

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  • A large group of people are cavorting at a hotel pool when a sudden solar eclipse occurrs (The first to happen in Miami in centuries). When the sun returns one man at poolside is dead. The victim of an apparent serial killer.moreless

    7.0
    This attempt at a halloween related episode didn't quite work. While the episode did hold my attention to the end, I didn't find this episode all that entertaining. I think the plot element involving the character who has a wolf for a pet, and wants to transform himself into a wolf through hormone injections, is just plain rediculous. Just too implausible to be believed. Another character in this story, the female shut-in, works better. Also, the love story involving Calleigh was a distraction. If CSI: Miami tries another Halloween episode, I hope it works better on the next try.moreless
  • It's Halloween but some silliness can't be overlooked...

    4.0
    A Halloween episode so you can expect a bit of silliness, but really.



    First up, the solar eclipse: it takes hours for a solar eclipse to happen, unlike the sudden plunge into darkness shown here. And while all the bathing beauties simper "what's going on?" I can only think of Flash Gordon: "This morning's unprecedented solar eclipse is no cause for alarm!" Truth is, eclipses are big tourist draws; there's not a chance that even the dumbest of the dumb at the poolside won't have heard something about the forthcoming celestial event.



    Alexx then gets poisoned by the body because it's full of drugs. Maybe she'll take more precuations with her protective gear in future. Or most likely, not.



    But Wolfe is back! Yay Wolf. Finally another reason to keep tuning in to this poor season.



    It seems the main suspect can't have committed the murders because he has a disease that means he can't go out in sunlight; the CSIs don't bother to research his condition to find that he can actually step outside without immediately blistering. Poor protocol.



    One final word about the solar eclipse murder; it would be easier to commit a crime at night than during the eclipse for the reason I first mentioned. Eclipses take time and the totality lasts minutes. Did the murderer hover on the balcony for hours and then run down hundreds of stairs and over to the pool to commit the murder and then run all the way back in under three minutes?



    Not much of a Halloween treat.moreless
  • Loved loved loved this episode!

    10
    This episode had me sitting on the edge of my chair the whole time! It was good too see Ryan reinstated!

    I'm so glad he's back, and Alex in the beginning of the episode, lol! She's amazing, love her!

    The guy with the wolfe was quite scary actually, at least his eyes. Thye really had you guessing who the killer was, it never really suspected it to be Mr. Pike. But he really looked like a murderer once he was caught.

    And it was a sweet moment between Jake and Calliegh in the end, quite sweet!

    But I just loved the scene with Ryan and Horatio, aww!

    The only thing that bothered me there was Horatio's "Its in your blood, isn't it?" and "If we don't hand together we die alone", It just seems silly to always talk about how everyting is in Ryan's blood, just silly sometimes.

    And maybe that last line would have been better with something like "If we don't stick together we die alone", maybe?

    Anyway, I love this episode very much!!moreless
  • I hadn´t seen this show in a while.

    8.7
    Even though I hadn´t seen this show in a while, it still has the same magic and attraction that made me watch it for the first time.

    I love how all the CSI talk about team work. Caine is right, if we don´t do it, we die alone. So the case is about an alleged werewolf and the curse of being killed during an eclipse. Even when they mention the possibility, at the end they´re scientists and they have to find, yes, the scientific explanation.

    Since I´ve missed several episodes, I wish I could understand what is the deal with Delko and Calleigh. I always thought they look good together (even when she´s older than him). But I like how this CSI shows more of the personal lives of their characters than Las Vegas.

    LGmoreless
  • Great episode

    9.0
    I think this was a great episode because it made some statements. Ryan was back on duty, Calleigh is having problems with her relation, Delko must find himself another girl because Calleigh is busy with the detective. Here also showns that Ryan must be a good jobmate with the rest of the people, and stop being such an ass trying to be better than everybody. Delko must be friendly-er with Ryan, Natalia should become a field CSI entirely (we never knew what happened with her firing test)- There would be nice if sometime the cast homes are shown in the show, as they all are normal workaholic people......but at the end, great showmoreless
David Caruso

David Caruso

Lieutenant Horatio Caine

Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Eric "Delko" Delektorsky

Jonathan Togo

Jonathan Togo

Ryan Wolfe

Khandi Alexander

Khandi Alexander

Chief Medical Examiner Alexx Woods

Rex Linn

Rex Linn

Detective Frank Tripp (Episode 98+ Recurring Previously)

Tyler Hoechlin

Tyler Hoechlin

Shawn Hodges

Guest Star

Jay Haggis

Jay Haggis

Ronnie Temple

Guest Star

Fiona Loewi

Fiona Loewi

Diana Long

Guest Star

Johnny Whitworth

Johnny Whitworth

Det. Jake Berkeley

Recurring Role

Jessica Szohr

Jessica Szohr

Samantha Barrish

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Calleigh: He injects wolf hormones? Why?
      Eric: The guy wants to turn himself into a wolf.
      Calleigh: Well, Mario made bail. And he's gotten a big firm to represent him.
      Eric: Lawyers, vampires and werewolves they all run in the same circles.

    • Nicholas Pike: They were never really alive. I was doing them a favor.
      Horatio: But that's not for you to decide, is it, Mr. Pike?

    • Calleigh: What are we not seeing?
      Jake: And you say that I take everything at face value? Think outside the science for a minute. Twice this killer's struck at night.
      Calleigh: And the other time it was during an eclipse.
      Jake: The only time he can go out without risking sun exposure.
      Eric: What about Nicholas Pike? The guy who met Diana Long online? He's a night club owner.
      Calleigh: Which makes him a night owl.

    • Ryan: Hey, looks who's back.
      Alexx: There's my hero. Did you get a nice homecoming, baby?
      Ryan: Hey, I don't wanna talk about that. You know what I wanna talk about?
      Alexx: Hm?
      Ryan: What happened to you?
      Alexx: He is what happened to me. Ronnie Temple.
      Ryan: Our drug dealer.
      Alexx: Apparently, he took them too. His coffin nail of choice. Crystal meth.
      Ryan: So that explains why the stomach looks like that.
      Alexx: This is what knocked me out. Crystal meth is cut with ammonia, drain cleaner, even chloroform. Massive use can cause a build up of phosphene gas.

    • Ryan: So this is Diana Long's computer desktop.
      Samantha: More like her lifeline. There's an icon for absolutely everything.
      Ryan: Well, it's modern living, I guess.
      Samantha: If you call being a mouse potato living? Sure, I guess so.
      Ryan: Says the girl who gets her paycheck from standing in front of a computer screen all day.
      Samantha: Wow. First day back and you're already feisty.

    • Eric: All right, well something I need to say to you, so just let me say it. Thing with you and Calleigh, Stetler, I never meant for that...
      Jake: Save it. She's obviously not too bothered by it. It means I'm not too bothered by it.

    • Eric: Alexx's doctor called. She's regained consciousness. CT scan came up normal. Doesn't seem to be any internal cause.
      Natalia: So it was environmental.
      Eric: You'd think. But Hazmat cleared the room.
      Natalia: Yeah. There's nothing showing up on the Minirae. I don't know. Maybe Alexx is right.
      Eric: About what?
      Natalia: The eclipse and somebody dying during an eclipse.
      Eric: Yeah, they don't rest until they've taken the soul of someone else. (Eric opens the drawer and finds an autospied female with smiliar ligature marks as the other victim) I think we found our other soul.

    • Eric: Still, uh, angry with me about the thing with Jake, right?
      Calleigh: No, I'm not. You know what? It, it probably would have gotten out eventually even if you hadn't have told Stetler and you probably just sped up the inevitable.
      Eric: If it would a been me, I would a transferred to the night shift.
      Calleigh: That's sweet.

    • Alexx: Look, I just wanna be put on record. This, right, this is some bad mojo.
      Jake: (scoffs) How do you figure?
      Alexx: My grandmother was into astrology. And the saying goes, if someone dies during an eclipse, they can't rest until they take another soul with them.
      Jake: That's ridiculous.
      Alexx: Hey. I'm gonna do my job. But mojo is mojo, honey.
      Calleigh: Just ignore him, Alexx. He takes everything at face value.
      Jake: Well, call me if you get anything. If you still remember the number. (walks away)
      Alexx: I heard you two had to break up because of department rules.
      Calleigh: That's the story. Speaking of stories, I heard on the radio this morning that there had not been a total eclipse in Miami since the year 1637.
      Alexx: The path of totality. (chuckles) It's the one time when God himself looks the other way.
      Calleigh: I don't know this side of you, Alexx, but I like it.

    • Jake: Hey, Calleigh. (Calleigh ignores him) Okay. That's not your usual passive/aggressive. Now, that was aggressive/aggressive.
      Calleigh: Not now, Berkeley.
      Jake: I know that tone. I mean, that's, us taking a break was a mutual thing, right?
      Calleigh: It was...it is.

    • Horatio: Any witnesses?
      Jake: A couple dozen people hanging around the pool but nobody saw a thing.
      Horatio: That's because they were watching, the eclipse.
      Jake: All eyes on the sky. I think the killer counted on the distraction.
      Horatio: But he didn't count on us.

    • Horatio: Good to have you back, Mr. Wolfe
      Ryan: It's good to be back. (pause)You went to bat for me. I'm never gonna forget that.
      Horatio: It's in your blood, isn't it? Never forget that.
      Ryan: (determined) I won't.
      Horatio: Mr. Wolfe, at the end of the day, if we don't hang together, we'll die alone.

    • Horatio: Shawn, you're a pool boy at the Woolrich Hotel and we recovered your employee badge at our victim's body.
      Shawn Hodges: Well, someone broke into my locker, took my badge.
      Frank: Hmm. Why don't you show him your hands there, sport?
      Shawn Hodges: (about the cuts on his hands) It's not what you think, it happened on the job this morning.
      Frank: I think you've hit your quota of cockamamie excuses today.

    • Natalia: Let me ask you something, Frank. Do you believe in all of this, you know, eclipse affecting people?
      Frank: No. I don't believe in that hocus pocus. It is what it is. It ain't what it ain't. Don't make it what it isn't.
      Natalia: Okay.

    • Shawn Hodges: (about Ronnie Temple) Look, I didn't care what the guy did, to be honest. I just didn't want to be on his bad side.
      Horatio: And you don't wanna be on mine either, I can assure you.
      Shawn Hodges: But you have to believe me. I'm innocent.
      Horatio: Mr. Hodges, I don't have to believe anything.

    • Natalia: His DNA is mutating. These peaks mimic a specific canine profile.
      Eric: Like a dog?
      Natalia: Like a wolf. A wolf.
      Eric: Okay, well, I guess I'm going to need a leash to bring him in. (chuckles) Thanks.

  • NOTES (4)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Krém na opalování (Sunscreen)

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: March 7, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Venezuela: March 19, 2008 on Sony Entertainment Television
      Australia: September 7, 2008 on Channel 9/NBN
      United Kingdom: September 9, 2008 on Channel 5
      Austria: September 29, 2008 on ORF1
      Germany: September 30, 2008 on RTL
      Norway: September 30, 2008 on TVNorge
      Estonia: February 9, 2009 on TV3
      Czech Republic: September 29, 2009 on TV Nova

    • Featured Music:
      Boys by M.I.A.
      Gravity by You Are I Am
      Damn by Nightmares On Wax

    • Tyler Hoechlin is the third 7th Heaven cast member to appear in this series. The first person was Adam LaVorgna who appeared in the season 5 episode Rush. The second person was David Gallagher who appeared in the season 6 premiere episode Dangerous Son.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The wrist watch Pike used to kill his victims was similar to what the character Grant in the movie From Russia with Love used to try and kill James Bond.

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