CSI: Miami

Season 6 Episode 17

To Kill A Predator

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Apr 21, 2008 on CBS
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Episode Summary

A lawyer is run down by a car and then a man is shot down in a cafe. The only common link between them is that they were both caught on camera in a pedophile sting. The team hunts for the vigilante.

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  • While heading to work, a partner in an upscale law firm is run over by a motorist. Elsewhere, a man is shot and killed by a sniper in an outdoor restaurant. The crimes look unrelated initially, but Horatio soon learns the crimes are connected.moreless

    When I watched the opening scene of this episode I was reminded of the campy 1977 movie The Car starring James Brolin. That aside, I found this episode entertaining, but I do not consider it one of the better ones of the season. I think that the supporting characters (Especially Mr. Weaver) overacted in their roles here. I also didn't like how the episode ended. I didn't like how Horatio decided to conduct the arrest. One thing I did like is how it was mentioned that the MDPD refused to participate in the show Predators Among Us. I like that.moreless
  • Fire the Writer!

    What could have been a good episode was ruined by two very stupid writer's mistakes:

    1st: Ryan Wolfe interviews Hannah about the missing jewel on her fingernail, which was found in the rental car. He tells Horatio he cannot connect the jewel to Hannah so she is off the hook.

    Later Delco and Ryan are in the lab where Delco relates to Ryan that Callie could not make the jewel connect to Hannah. Um, Ryan would already know this because he was the one who actually did the interview with Hannah, not Callie.

    2nd: When Ryan & Delco go to the TV Studio to meet "Tiffany" they find out that "she" is actually a computer guy posing as Tiffany.

    At the end of the show we find out that the same computer guy is a pedophile. Horatio immediately recognizes the guy from the TV Studio and even calls him by name - yet Horatio never went to the studio. How did Horatio know who the guy was having never met him?moreless
  • Quite boring I would say. But maybe it's just my huge appetite for action being too huge after last few episodes.

    I don't know what happend to the avi file I watched but I totally missed the ending, so I need to catch up on that as soon as possible, but the episode seems to be generally boring.

    The topic of pedophiles does not make a good story for me. I know that it's a terrible thing they do, but don't get me wrong -- from all the shows on tv I watch, I can't recall one desent plot concerning them.

    I just couldn't put the story correctly in my head. Everyone was spying on someone else, then killing them... then lying, pretending. I need to see it once again. And I know that Calleigh was quite a big topic lately, but I want to actually SEE her on screen. More Calleigh, please!moreless
  • This one lawyer guy is run down by his daughter when she finds out that her dad is a pedophile so to protect her daughter the mom kills another guy that was caught on the same show as the dad so that the team will suspect a vigilante...moreless

    i didn't really like this episode but it was ok. I mean it probably is kind of difficult to come up with something amazing every time. this could have been alot better than it was though. They should have added some kind of twist or something to make it better. It really disappointed me when it wasn't as good as i expected. i don't stay up til ten to watch just any show... only my favorite shows!! This is number one but i really hoped this episode would be .better.

    well i can't think of anything else to write.. oh well i have 100 words now...moreless
  • This episode reminds me why I watch this show. No ships, just case, and a good one at that.

    Probably the best episode I've seen in years. The killers were people we would never expect.

    I was definitely with Eric when he said "A problem that took care of itself." The case was really good. It showed a reality that people usually try to ignore. Lots of twists and turns, which made me love it even more.

    And the end...I don't know anyone that has seen this episode that wasn't blown away by the end. "You are resisting arrest...we'll see how long that lasts." Though I do not support what Horatio did, one has to wonder what cop (with a kid) wouldn't want to bet the crap outta that guy.moreless
David Caruso

David Caruso

Lieutenant Horatio Caine

Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Eric Delko

Khandi Alexander

Khandi Alexander

Chief Medical Examiner Alexx Woods

Jonathan Togo

Jonathan Togo

Ryan Wolfe

Rex Linn

Rex Linn

Detective Frank Tripp

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • The IP address given for AstroBoi ( is a real valid IP address assigned to Comcast Cable Communications Inc. Generally when IP addresses are usd on TV shows, they are deliberately invalid (eg one of the numbers is above 255) much like a 555 phone number. These invalid IP addresses are often noted as goofs (see the season 4 episodes Prey and Silencer for example)

    • The character of T.J. Pratt is a sex offender. On CSI NY there was a sex offender named D.J. Pratt.

    • Goof: The car's airbags would have deployed upon the first impact with the victim, much less the second. But when the car was found, there was no sign of the airbag being deployed.

    • Goof: In the hit and run case, the car is identified because of an imprint made by the vehicle's front license plate. In Florida, cars do not have state-issued front license plates (only rear ones).

      This is not the first time that this mistake has been made. Blood Moon and Tinder Box are two examples.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (Just after Horatio catches a web technician who turned out to be a pedophile)
      Horatio(while putting away his sunglasses and removing his watch):Mr. Durning, you are resisting arrest.
      Louis Durning:No, no! I'm not resisting arrest!
      Horatio:Not yet. We'll see how long that lasts. (Horatio approaches Louis as the screen fades to black)

    • Calleigh: Guess what our substance is off the dead lawyer's shirt?
      Ryan: Ah, well considering that it came from the undercarriage of his car which was pierced by his bone – which, incidentally, I'm really glad I wasn't there to see – my guess is, motor oil, 10W-30.
      Calleigh: Try soybeans.
      Ryan: Soybeans, like ethanol?
      Calleigh: No, as in biodiesel. 100% biodiesel, in fact. It rare, so it should make our hit-and-run car easy to find.
      Ryan: Well, it's nice to know that our killer cares about the environment.

    • (Looking at the victim who was run over by the car that hit him.)
      Frank: Have to be pretty cold to pull this off.
      Horatio: Not pretty cold, Frank. (puts on sunglasses) cold-blooded.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Hon na predátora (Hunt for a Predator)

    • International Airdates:
      Denmark: May 22, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Venezuela: June 4, 2008 on AXN
      Finland: July 26, 2008 on Sub
      United Kingdom: November 25, 2008 on Five
      Norway: December 16, 2008 on TVNorge
      Spain: January 12, 2009 on Telecinco
      Germany: March 3, 2009 on RTL
      Czech Republic: December 22, 2009 on TV Nova


    • The title of this episode comes from two different sources. To Kill a Mockingbird (a novel by Harper Lee), and To Catch a Predator (an NBC Dateline show that is devoted to exposing child molesters).