CSI: Miami

Season 3 Episode 23

Whacked

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM May 16, 2005 on CBS
8.8
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An axe murderer on death row is given a stay of execution just moments before it was to take place, on the grounds that there may have been tainted DNA analysis used at his trial. Now, without using any DNA evidence, the team must race against time and re-examine all of the physical evidence in the case, just as they get a call on a new double murder that looks suspiciously like the case they're working on.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Wow! What gems! A rare opportunity to see the unique relationships that are the team of CSI's from Miami!

    9.5
    I adore this episode! So much occurs beyond the simple reviewing of an old case! We get to see Delko and Wolf go at it and Calleigh, in her lovely charming way, level with Delko.



    Calleigh: "Eric, I trust you with every fiber of my being. You know that. . ."



    How sweet! Calleigh is so calming and doesn't mean to cause Delko any more distress, but talks to him as a concerned friend. What she has to say isn't something he wants to hear, but needs to be said. I love her character.



    Then when Horatio gets a frantic call from Ray Jr. and he rushes off to save Yelina, everyone just holds their breath expecting Horatio come to the rescue. When he arrives, though she's already punched Stetler and kicked him out of the house. Horatio: "Looks like you didn't need me after all."



    Yelina: "That's not true. And that will never be true."



    So much for such a short episode! Thank you to the writers for allowing so much to happen, it was a joy to watch! It was nice to see the relationships grow even closer!moreless
  • When a condemed ex-murdered on death row appeals for his life CSI investigates

    9.7
    B/c Valaria was on the case ahs she could have made a mistake. The killer savedthe man for what? He was the biggest threat. He had a high concentration of Cobalt on him. The killer had Cobalt on his hands. He had an accmoplice. The man killed people and sent it to the killer. People are all still alive besides the last one. The same M.O. The mans finger was cut off but the woman survived. The accomplice tried to strangle first. The brothers tape matches the 5 yr. old murder. Larry makes pool tables . Killed himself by eatting peanut butter.moreless
  • Shades of the Lizzie Borden in this one - axe murderers, death row, new evidence and some very creepy scenes.

    8.6
    I've never liked axe murders as a subject - there's something about the use of an axe as a weapon that's really really creepy. So I guess it works to freak us out - it's the stuff of horror stories and nightmares.



    And it's a major part of this episode. A convicted axe murderer might be let off death row because of new evidence - and a new murder that bears startling similarities to the first.



    Eric Roberts is terrific as the convicted killer. His disgust at the fact that his accomplice couldn't carry out the tasks is chilling, as is the mind of the accomplice who is trying to please. Roberts is rather an underrated actor, who was destined for greatness before being eclipsed somewhat by his suddenly megafamous sister Julia. He's done some very B movie roles, but shows like this prove what a good actor he can be.



    The violence in this episode is incredible, even though it's mostly suggested not seen. The mind fills in the details and the scenes of the axe coming down and the blood spatter suddenly make you feel like you can see every cut.



    Boy there are some sick minds out there, and the CSI writers certainly plumb the depths of human depravity - thankfully, because it makes for great TV.moreless
  • What starts off as a classic, goes kind of sour.

    8.0
    I couldn't figure out where I had seen Eric Roberts before... then I remembered I used to watch Less Than Perfect religiously until they screwed with the line up. He's pretty quirky as Will Butler.



    I HATE Ryan. I hate the way Horatio calls him "Mr. Wolfe", I hate the way he questions everybody. These guys have been doing CSI work for a lot longer than him, and he acts like a pomous jerk. Arrggh...



    I'm watching this episode on a Tuesday. I'm trying to figure out what they've replaced this third season rerun with. Probably some reality thing. I guess it doesn't really matter.



    I like how they've brought the memory of Speedle in this episode. It's rare for shows to keep storylines running throughout the season. It would have been so easy for Speedle to be mentioned once or twice and then never again.



    All these axe sharpening scenes are really creepy. I can't help but think of Lizzie Borden.



    Oh, the cousin was an accomplice... this episode started off pretty good, but then went downhill kind of. What was the deal? 8/10moreless
  • Probably the creepiest CSIM episode. Something new for the show.

    9.0
    I was happy to see that writers can do different kind of episodes. Episode gave creepy feeling and Eric Roberts was just wonderful. Some confusions, but I think you can understand everything better when you watch the episode couple times.

    Did you notice how much the same coffin maker looked than the first male victim?



    I'd like to see episodes like this more often, so CSIM wouldn't go to "All episodes are the same" -category. One of the best episodes of season 3.moreless
David Caruso

David Caruso

Lieutenant Horatio Caine

Khandi Alexander

Khandi Alexander

Chief Medical Examiner Alexx Woods

Sofia Milos

Sofia Milos

Detective Yelina Salas (Episodes 49+, Recurring Previously)

Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Eric "Delko" Delektorsky

Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

Jonathan Togo

Jonathan Togo

Ryan Wolfe (Episodes 54+, Recurring Previously)

Eric Roberts

Eric Roberts

Ken Kramer

Guest Star

Cindy Pickett

Cindy Pickett

Miranda Lewis

Guest Star

Megan Follows

Megan Follows

Beth Grand

Guest Star

Rex Linn

Rex Linn

Detective Frank Tripp

Recurring Role

Stephen Tobolowsky

Stephen Tobolowsky

Assistant State Attorney Don Haffman

Recurring Role

Shelli Bergh

Shelli Bergh

Paula Muro

Recurring Role

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