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CSI: Miami Episode: "Death Eminent"

Season 5, Episode 5
Episode Synopsis: A city councilman, the swing vote in an important development plan, is stabbed to death in an empty waterfront house. The investigation reveals the homeowners in the neighborhood where the victim was found are being forced to sell their properties so a wealthy land developer can build a hotel on the site. During the probe, another body turns up and Horatio attempts to link it to an old rival. Also, Nick harasses Natalia at the crime scene.
Original Air Date: Oct 16, 2006
Guest Cast Amy Laughlin: Erica Sikes William Allen Young: Chief Judge Joseph Ratner David Barrera: Lorenzo Argenta Colby French: Gary Logan Rob Estes: Nick Townsend Ben Livingston: Ethan Danbury Gregg Henry: William Preston Suzanne Cryer: Julie Wells Larry Bates: Deputy Biggs Richard Gleason: Chad Bridges Reiley McClendon: Austin Wells Jamie McShane: Timothy Nash Michael Reilly Burke: Daniel Wells
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Season 5, Episode 5
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Aired: 10/16/2006
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October 16, 2006: The Art of Popping a Bloater Season 5, Episode 5

CSI: Miami is back. It was very nice to focus on one murder without branching off into too many different directions. Even the secondary investigation (that of Marta) seemed to grow much more organically out of the main case than any of the subplots did last week. I was also a little surprised (in a good way) to see the show tackle a sensitive political issue - eminent domain - instead of the young rich kid story lines we saw so much of last season. I have to say that I'm not sure that the Wells' were the most sympathetic of victims of government takeover, but I do hope all the eagle-eyed Seinfeld fans out there noticed that Suzanne Cryer has not continued her on-screen life of crime. She played George's girlfriend Marcy and yada yada yada, I was glad to see that she hadn't slept with our bloated victim. Speaking of which, the look on Ryan's face when Alexx popped Councilman Bridges' body pretty much said it all. I would say that there are worse ways to go, but I'm not sure I believe it. Also, wasn't it gratifying to find out that decomposed human fat can turn into soap? Basically, we definitely weren't lacking for gross-out science moments in this episode. Though I know this sparked some debate in the comments, I was glad to see that Horatio had more to do this week. He seemed so superfluous last week, but in this episode, he was significantly more involved in the investigation, to the point where he basically served as the liaison between the CSIs and the court system - and our wonderfully corrupt judge. Some great Horatio lines (they're back!) in this episode: - Frank: "Not what you bargain for when you write your check for the American dream." - Horatio: "And then your dream becomes a nightmare." - "Who's gonna protect you from me?"(after Mr. Preston asked for police protection). - "The past, your honor, is my specialty." On another note, it seems Ryan has stepped up into the role of the most complex CSI this season. He's getting way too emotionally involved with his cases, and if his interaction with Biggs was any indication, we may be in for a major blow-up later on in the season. Of course, he may be in competition for screen time with Natalia and her deliciously creepy ex-husband. What are your thoughts on these two possible story lines? show less
CSI: Miami is back. It was very nice to focus on one murder without branching off into too many different directions. Even the secondary investigation (that of Marta) seemed to grow much more organically out of the main case than any of the subplots did last week. I was also a little surprised (in a good way) to see the show tackle a sensitive political issue — eminent domain — instead of the young rich kid story lines we saw so much of last season. I have to say that I’m not sure that the Wells’ were the most sympathetic of victims of government takeover, but I do hope all the eagle-eyed Seinfeld fans out there noticed that Suzanne Cryer has not continued her on-screen life of crime. She played George’s girlfriend Marcy and yada yada yada, I was glad to see that she hadn't slept with our bloated victim. Speaking of which, the look on Ryan’s face when Alexx popped Councilman Bridges’ body pretty much said it all. I would say that there are worse ... read more

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Premiered: September 23, 2002, on CBS
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: A spin-off from 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' follows a South Florida forensics team headed by the brooding Horatio Caine. Against a backdrop of simmering ethnic and cultural tensions, Caine's team probes cases similar to those of their Las Vegas counterparts.

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