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CSI: Miami Episode: "High Octane"

Season 5, Episode 7
Episode Synopsis: A 19-year-old man is decapitated while performing a dangerous stunt with his tricked-out car during a sideshow where drivers and spectators gather to see unique autos and stunts. The man is beheaded while driving with his head sticking out of his car's sunroof under a row of tension cables strung between lamp posts. Although the incident appears to be an accident, Horatio believes the man was murdered. Also, Ryan agrees to allow a documentary filmmaker to follow him at work.
Original Air Date: Nov 6, 2006
Guest Cast Marcus Coloma: Luke Baylor Bug Hall: Evan Dunlar Samaire Armstrong: Brynn Roberts Brendan Fehr: Dan Cooper Alicia Leigh Willis: Anna Mark Kiely: Steve Dunlar Chad Faust: Mike Doyle
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November 6, 2006: Jet Set Season 5, Episode 7

So, in the wake of "Burn, baby, burn" from two weeks ago, we got exploding cars yet again. We also had plenty of questionable plot points. First off, I'm not totally sure I can believe that even our vaunted Miami-Dade CSIs can identify jet fuel purely by the smell. Secondly, they solved that whole murder in less than 24 hours? Wow. I didn't even realize this until they were running the call log on the dismantled phone/hydraulic transmitter and said that this week's evil blonde had called it at 6 am that same morning. I know everyone was griping about Horatio getting the car from the lab out to a completely deserted area in under four minutes in the previous episode, but in terms of plot holes, I think this might be the big winner. We didn't have nearly enough Alexx this week, as this was a wound they didn't even need her to identify. I suppose decapitation isn't very exciting for an ME, as it doesn't exactly leave room for interpretation. However, she did give us one great line: "A soup spoon can kill you with enough velocity!" Thus concludes this week's installment of Crazy CSI Science Facts. It was pretty clear that our super-concerned ideal dad would turn out to be evil, though I think I missed why someone would fill his son's car with jet fuel (maybe someone would like to clear that up in the comments?). Furthermore, I think we all learned a valuable lesson last night from Bryn: Don't demand to see a warrant and then subsequently post the video proving your involvement in a decapitation on YouTube for the entire world to see. I'm not sure how I feel about the prospect of a film crew shadowing Ryan, even if the director is Chad Faust, who plays Kyle on The 4400. While it seems that we'll be seeing alternating Natalia- and Ryan-drama, I think I'd rather see more of Natalia and her creepy ex-husband. What happened to him? He hasn't been in the last few episodes, and, after my initial hesitation, I was definitely starting to get into his story line. All in all, not one of the stronger episodes this season, but not one of the weakest, either. I'm finding that I definitely prefer episodes that involve personal conflicts, as opposed to those with no real motive. But I can't complain about getting a little more lab-centric drama each week that actually doesn't involve Horatio and his family. show less
So, in the wake of “Burn, baby, burn” from two weeks ago, we got exploding cars yet again. We also had plenty of questionable plot points. First off, I’m not totally sure I can believe that even our vaunted Miami-Dade CSIs can identify jet fuel purely by the smell. Secondly, they solved that whole murder in less than 24 hours? Wow. I didn’t even realize this until they were running the call log on the dismantled phone/hydraulic transmitter and said that this week’s evil blonde had called it at 6 am that same morning. I know everyone was griping about Horatio getting the car from the lab out to a completely deserted area in under four minutes in the previous episode, but in terms of plot holes, I think this might be the big winner.We didn’t have nearly enough Alexx this week, as this was a wound they didn’t even need her to identify. I suppose decapitation isn’t very exciting for an ME, as it doesn’t exactly leave room for interpretation... 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.aa Against a backdrop of simmering ethnic and cultural tensions, Caine's team probes cases similar to those of their Las Vegas counterparts.a

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