CSI: Miami

Season 7 Episode 10

The Deluca Motel

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Dec 08, 2008 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Horatio delves into Delko's past to find the killer who targets the motel Delko is staying at.

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  • Eric's life maybe in danger

    In this episode of CSI: Miami, the following happens. In the Motel where Eric is staying, gunshots re heard and a dead body is found, blindfolded and floating dead in the pool. The team soon believe that the victim was part of a hazing for a college. The evidence soon supports, what the team are told, that the hazing and the bullet/death are not connected. Soon Calliegh finds a dead body in one of the bathrooms in the motel. We soon see that his girlfriend is heavily pregnant, she found him after he collapsed and it was too late to do anything for him. She put his body in the bathtub, so that she could keep collecting his disability money, for her and the baby she is carrying. Everyone is worried about Eric, as no one knew he was staying at the motel. He soon confesses to Wolfe that he thought someone was watching him in his apartment and so he moved into the motel. The body of the man, who was helping Eric, is found murdered and so Eric is pulled off of the case. We learn that one of the other couples staying in the motel had some money, which they hid in the air vent, and has gone missing. He had his gun which accidently went off and it killed the college boy. The pregnant woman gets told that her boyfriend died of a heart attack. Soon Calliegh asks her to show her where she found his body and Calliegh discovers a bag filled with money in the ice bin. Eric asks his mother about his birth and he confronts her, that his birth certificate is a fake. He then pulls out his real one, which shows that he was born in Cuba, not America like he had believed all of his life. He also learns that his biological father is not that man who raised him. His mother apologises and he says that it's ok. The money from the ice bin has no "legal" owner and so Calliegh hands over the money to the pregnant women, all $26,000 of it. The woman gets emotional, and starts to cry and she hugs and thanks Calliegh, for changing her life and the life of her unborn child. When the killer, who killed the man in the bar, is found, we learn that she was hired to kill Eric. We learn the name of the person who put out the hit and H and Wolfe, try to learn of his location. The person, who put a hit out on Eric, is actually his birth father.moreless
  • The 10th episode of season 7 CSI: Miami. In this story a murder occurs at Erics motel. He finds out some information about his past that puts him in danger.

    The Deluca Motel was one of two favorite episodes so far this season (The other is Gone Baby Gone). In the episode A college student is found dead and multiple gun shots are fired. Another student is brought in and confesses to hazing, but denys shooting him. The shooting ends up happening by accident. Horatio finds out that Eric was staying at the motel because he thought he was being watched, and he was right. He then talks to his mother about the situation. She lied to him, he was born in Cuba, and his biological father is Alex Sharova who appears to be after him. Eric also finds out that Kate Hawkes was ordered to shoot Eric but missed, which is why there were more multiple bullet casings at the crime scene. Calleigh also works with a pregnant woman whos husband turns up dead in the result of a heart attack. She recieves some money she found by claiming it, and it leads her to a better life.

    This episode contained a lot of character development on Erics part. It also revealed a big secret. I am excited to find out what happens between Eric and his father.moreless
  • Deep Secrets Coming To The Surface.

    Delco's keeping secrets but as expected Horatio sees right through him. I love watching Calleigh think on her feet. Ryan showing concern as well as friendly teasing for Delko was a nice change over the usual barbs. The hazing scenario was including in this episode why, other than giving Dr. Price something to tell Horatio. The Reston's look and sound guilty within the first twenty seconds of their interview. Delko looking into his parentage is waking up some ghosts and they aren't happy about it. Overall, not bad, but I think that's primarily because Horatio's presence was barely felt. Calleigh as always was my hero. Our one comedic scene was a too funny Tripp giving Calleigh a boost.moreless
David Caruso

David Caruso

Lieutenant Horatio Caine

Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Eric Delko

Jonathan Togo

Jonathan Togo

Ryan Wolfe

Rex Linn

Rex Linn

Detective Frank Tripp

Eva LaRue

Eva LaRue

Natalia Boa Vista

Kayla Mae Maloney

Kayla Mae Maloney

Linda Bowen

Guest Star

Matt Funke

Matt Funke

Neil Scofield

Guest Star

J.R. May

J.R. May

Seth Copeland

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: In Eric's birth certificate it says "Necimiento" instead of "Nacimiento" (birth). Curiously the rest of the document is in perfect Spanish, even difficult words like "gravado" (taxed), which could be easily confused with "grabado" (recorded or engraved).

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Ryan: Is that a field explosives kit? What are you doing with it?
      Eric: I brought new tech home. Are you questioning my work ethic?
      Ryan: No, I'm questioning your out-of-work ethic.

    • Eric: This isn't even your lab, Wolfe. What are you doing in here?
      Ryan: Oh, just crossing my T's and dotting my I's.
      Eric: And since when does that include meddling in my life?
      Ryan: It included meddling in your life when we started working together. Pal.

    • (Delco is staying in a seedy motel where a shooting occurs)
      Horatio: Why are you here, Eric?
      Eric: I thought I told you. Uh … middle of a condo remodel. I just figured I'd live on the cheap till it's done. I'm fine, H. Just a … It's an excuse to get away for a little while.
      Horatio: I guess that didn't last long, huh?

    • Calleigh: There's no telling what happens in these rooms.
      Frank: I'd rather sleep in a gutter than lay my head on one of these sludge sponges. At least the gutters get cleaned once a week by the city.
      Calleigh: I think that may end up being our problem in trying to process this motel room. It's gonna hit on every criminal that's walked through the door.

    • Ryan: This is a really nice place, man. It's very classy. It's got a sort of nice rustic vibe. I bet the ladies love coming here.
      Eric: It's temporary, Wolfe.
      Ryan: Oh, it's temporary? So you're looking for a vacancy in a hotel where they don't blindfold you and shoot you in the chest?

    • Horatio: He was tortured. He's got parallel contusions consistent with whipping.
      Dr. Price: And you see these puncture wounds here. Someone stabbed him with pins or needles several times. Maybe someone had an S & M appointment there.

    • Horatio: Maybe we shouldn't interfere.
      Ryan: You know, when I was running bets, I was very good at bending the truth. So I know the signs.
      Horatio: I understand. Okay, why don't you go back to the case, and I'll look into it.

    • Horatio: What did he want?
      Moldano: Something that could only be found in Cuba. He knows I have connections down there for legal documents.
      Horatio: What kind of documents?
      Moldano: Ask him yourself.
      Horatio: I'm asking you.
      Moldano: I ain't saying anything more.
      Horatio: If anything happens to Eric, I'm going to hold you personally responsible. You understand me?
      Moldano: Is that a threat?
      Horatio: That's a threat.

    • (Calleigh looks down from the ceiling vent to see a body covered in ice)
      Frank: Calleigh, what happened to you? You freeze up?
      Calleigh: Um, not me exactly.

    • Linda Bowen: I can see how this looks bad … my boyfriend dead in the tub.
      Frank: It does look bad, Linda. Looks like you killed him. Shot your neighbor to keep him from telling the cops.
      Calleigh: Did you, Ms. Bowen?
      Linda Bowen: I … No … I never killed anyone.
      Frank: So I won't find a gun in here?
      Linda Bowen: You're welcome to look.

    • Ryan: Carl Reston's gun, along with the tire treads, puts you at the original crime scene. Also puts you there at the exact moment there was an attempt on Eric Delko's life.
      Kate Hawkes: I shouldn't have missed. I didn't count on any...distractions.
      Horatio: Distractions like Seth Copeland's murder.

    • Eric: I guess I was on her list.
      Horatio: Not her list, Eric. His list.
      Eric: You mean my real father?
      Horatio: He's not going away. This is just the beginning.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Denmark: March 27, 2009 on Kanal 5
      Finland: May 9, 2009 on Sub
      Australia: June 14, 2009 on Channel 9
      Germany: October 13, 2009 on RTL
      Norway: October 20, 2009 on TVNorge
      Czech Republic: September 23, 2010 on TV Nova

    • This episode was originally titled, No Tell Motel.


    • Ryan: You know, when I was running bets, I was very good at bending the truth.

      This is reference to the episode "Burned" from season 5, where Ryan lies to Horatio about his gambling problems and gets fired later because of the lies.

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