CSI: Miami

Season 5 Episode 13

Throwing Heat

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Jan 22, 2007 on CBS
8.8
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After Frank steps on a land mine at a crime scene Horatio and the Bomb Technicians must deactivate the bomb. Delko gets hit with a large lawsuit after breaking up a domestic dispute.

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  • After making a long trip by boat to the US a Cuban refugee runs up a Miami beach only to be killed when he steps on a land mine. While investigating the scene, Frank accidentally steps on another mine and puts his life in jeopardy.moreless

    6.0
    This is probably the most disappointing and ridiculous episode of the season. A few questions I would like to ask. First how did the planter of the land mines on the beach know where the refugee was going to step? Also, when Horatio shot the man at close range in the back of the head, shouldn't Horatio have been splattered with blood and brain matter? Finally, what was the point of that stupid subplot involving Delko? CSI: Miami is a great show but "Throwing Heat" is definitely an episode not worth remembering. Let's hope the next episode is better!moreless
  • the team investigates who set a land mine on the beach and why?; delko gets a lawsuit

    8.4
    i found this to have a very intriguing and very original ending and episode synopsis b/c i havent seen another crime show do this yet..poor frank..he didnt know he was close to the mine but of course they helped him just fine..the road to finding out who set this up led them through many twists and turns and i was kind of shocked who set it up and his reasons for setting it up..then as always there is another case..spoiler..delko is trying to be a good citizen and for it he gets in trouble..the guy ends up dead..and then the wife was just so evil b/c she wanted to sue him still..and she could get away w/ it..how evil!moreless
  • Frank on the land mine!

    5.1
    i couldn't stop laughing when Frank was standing on the land mine - when he was rescued he didn't even have one mark on him!!!!!Not even a burn - and i loved it when he said it was getting hot! Also surely Horatio would have been asked to move away from a potential dangerous situation as the mine could have blown up at any time, yet he was standing right next to Frank all the time talking to him. Frank didn't even topple off the mine, i had been hoping he would have giving him a nice long stay in hospital.moreless
  • This was a fine episode until the end SPOILERS

    9.2
    This episode is based around a land mine that killed a Cuban refugee on the beach. This leads the team on to discover an assassin.



    Usually I would be annoyed that there is yet again a "bigger picture" based around what should be a murder and nothing more. Actually, in this episode it's fine. It works quite well and there are no complaints from me about it.



    The beginning of the episode was fantastic with Frank stepping on the mine and it was so well done.



    The really dumb part of this episode is the Delko story.



    His story is that he is an off duty police officer who goes to a bar asking for help in a case. He sees a "fight" between a husband and wife and he gets involved. This story line is so ludicrous it ruins the episode and ruins a bit of the show and here's why. The story about an off duty CSI that just came off court testifying and goes to help then getting attacked sounds familiar right? It's exactly the same as what happened to Greg in CSI Vegas. Secondly, the woman was very dim and she does lousy cons - she has a history. The bartender would have testified against that woman at the end of the episode. These two coupled together would have destroyed the woman's case. There is no way Delko would have been found guilty. Also, Miami PD would protect Delko because he witnessed a fight and helped as a police officer. There is no reason he would have settled and it is the stupidest story line ever.



    This ruined the episode.moreless
  • Frank steps on a landmine and Eric gets suckered into a lawsuit

    7.5
    Both Eric and Horatio show their morals are good in this episode - Eric basically takes a fall for the sake of the department and Horatio refuses to take cover when Frank is trapped on the landmine. But, you know what? The best part of the epi for me was when Horatio laughed! It's only happened once before - in Crime Wave - and it's lovely! Almost like a relief that he can be happy sometimes...more please, writers!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

Brandon Michael Vayda

Brandon Michael Vayda

Ario Pastano

Guest Star

Victor Webster

Victor Webster

Roberto Chavez

Guest Star

Dewey Weber

Dewey Weber

Vince Henney

Guest Star

Brendan Fehr

Brendan Fehr

Dan Cooper

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Calleigh: Hey, hot stuff. I thought this was your day off.
      Eric: Yeah, they called me in to testify, but I'm done now, so...
      Calleigh: Too guilty to take a day off?
      Eric: You're the same way, you know how it is.

    • Frank: (steps on a land mine)
      Horatio: Frank, don't move.

    • Frank: (directly after stepping off a land mine) Well that's a helluva way to start the day.
      Horatio: And it's only eight o'clock.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Guest stars Tom Kiesche and Charlie Weber reunited in this episode after working together as villains on Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the fifth season finale The Gift playing respectively a vampire and Ben, the human vessel for that season's chief enemy Glory.

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Nadhazovač snů (Pitcher of Dreams)

    • International Air dates:
      Norway: October 30, 2007 on TVNorge
      Czech Republic: November 25, 2008 on TV Nova

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • (When interviewing a suspect about the landmines)
      Ryan: You were on watch there, Paul Revere. You didn't see anyone setting them?

      This is an allusion to one of the American Revolutionary War heroes, who was used to warn his fellow patriots of the invasion of their enemies, the British. Considering Walter Dunlet's hatred of the invading Cubans, this was a very fitting allusion.

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