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CSI: Miami Episode: "Internal Affairs"

Season 5, Episode 12
Episode Synopsis: Nick is murdered in his condo and Natalia is arrested for the crime when evidence at the scene suggests she killed him, but Horatio tries to clear her name. The evidence also reveals that Delko and Nick fought earlier in the day. In another case, a wealthy single man is found dead in his mansion with a granite-topped bookshelf on top of him. The investigation reveals the victim was seeing a therapist who suddenly dropped him as a patient.
Original Air Date: Jan 8, 2007
Guest Cast Gabriel Casseus: Jeff Murdock Jake Busey: Phillip Craven Josh Zuckerman: Leo Donwell Rob Estes: Nick Townsend Cynthia Addai-Robinson: Courtney Rinella Sharon Leal: Lauren Sloan
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January 8, 2007: When the Shoe's on the Other Foot Season 5, Episode 12

And so we say goodbye to deliciously creepy Nick Townsend. He is survived by his ex-wife, Natalia Boa Vista, who had him put in jail. His apartment had been described as "Grand Central Station, with women coming in and out," but he had many other redeeming characteristics as well, such as stealing and stalking. Upon further consideration, he had no redeeming characteristics whatsoever, except that he was just basically awesome. I, for one, will miss him and his alter ego, Rob Estes. Thus ends the obituary of Mr. Townsend. You knew that in the end he was either going to go to jail or be killed, but I was always of the opinion that the CSIs on this show needed a more serious nemesis, and he seemed like a good one. I suppose that over the rest of the season it'll be the terrorists, but still, I'll always have a soft spot for this guy. Also, we got an introduction to the bizarro- CSI: Miamians, aka the night shift. Of course, if we aren't counting Jake, there seemed to be only two of them, which struck me as odd. Maybe we're getting set up for a spin-off of a spin-off, Night Shift. In fact, I kind of want a flak jacket with that on it. Johnny Whitworth's Jake Berkeley was doing his best to step into Horatio's shoes, with some good lines ("Spoken like the last request of a guilty man" and "The evidence trumps your confession") and a new, very twitchy mode of presenting himself, but a second-rate Horatio isn't even as good as a first-rate Ryan, so leave me my Caruso-isms, please. It was kind of neat how the Benjamin Rhodes and the Townsend murders were tied together; for those of you who missed the ending, Jeff Murdock killed Nick because Nick had the last remaining piece of evidence that connected his wife to the murder of Rhodes, because Nick always stole from crime scenes, so it wasn't just the standard A and B plotlines. It was a particularly nice surprise to see Sharon Leal as Lauren Sloan, considering I spent most of my day listening to the Dreamgirls soundtrack, on which I got to hear her sing (she played Michelle), plus I was a fan of her character on Boston Public. We must address, though, what this means for madams Boa Vista and Valera. Should we be concerned that both of them thought that Valera had killed Nick and neither of them came forward until kind of late in the game? At the very least, one of them could have called 911. As neither of them was guilty of the crime in the end, I guess no disciplinary action will be taken, but (at least to me) it still feels like something needs to happen. I suppose we'll have to wait and see. So let's take the time to mourn a great and sinister character, one who managed to spout the best quote of the night: "What's the matter, Eric? Test tube too small?" show less
And so we say goodbye to deliciously creepy Nick Townsend. He is survived by his ex-wife, Natalia Boa Vista, who had him put in jail. His apartment had been described as “Grand Central Station, with women coming in and out,” but he had many other redeeming characteristics as well, such as stealing and stalking. Upon further consideration, he had no redeeming characteristics whatsoever, except that he was just basically awesome. I, for one, will miss him and his alter ego, Rob Estes. Thus ends the obituary of Mr. Townsend. You knew that in the end he was either going to go to jail or be killed, but I was always of the opinion that the CSIs on this show needed a more serious nemesis, and he seemed like a good one. I suppose that over the rest of the season it’ll be the terrorists, but still, I’ll always have a soft spot for this guy.Also, we got an introduction to the bizarro-CSI: Miamians, aka the night shift. Of course, if we aren’t counting Jake, there seem... 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.

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