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CSI: Miami Episode: "Throwing Heat"

Season 5, Episode 13
Episode Synopsis: A Cuban refugee is killed when he steps on a land mine shortly after arriving on U.S. soil and Tripp accidentally steps on another one while investigating the case. Fortunately, he didn't step off of it and a bomb squad works to defuse it. The probe reveals the victim didn't enter the U.S. alone and Horatio learns an assassin may be involved. Also, Delko is sued for $250,000 after defending a woman in a bar who was being abused by her husband.
Original Air Date: Jan 22, 2007
Guest Cast Walter Perez: Jorge Zamareno Alejandro Furth: Miguel Santora Tom Kiesche: Walter Dunley Byron Quiros: Guillermo Dewey Weber: Vince Henney Maury Sterling: Barry Ellis Victor Webster: Roberto Chavez Eve Mauro: Carmen Henney Juan Fernandez: Alejandro Moyano Charlie Weber: Lou Pennington
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Season 5, Episode 13
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January 22, 2007: We Both Try to Make Miami a Better Place Season 5, Episode 13

I got so excited when I read the description of tonight's episode and found out that it involved Frank and a land mine. I was then crushed when I found out that it was not going to be an emotionally wrenching hour of bomb-squad awesomeness à la Grey's Anatomy, nor perhaps a friendship forged around a certain death due to a subway accident (we miss you and your Baltimore ways, Frank Pembleton of Homicide: Life on the Street). Instead, I learned to stay away from con artists and received a lesson in the politics of Cuban exiles. What now? That doesn't really have anything to do with bombs and Detective Tripp, you say? Yeah, tell me about it. It took me pretty much the whole commercial break after they saved Frank to recover. Once I did recover, I was confused. Why would the past-his-prime pitcher randomly set land mines on a beach? I'm aware that he knew that's where his rival would be landing, but wasn't it kind of lucky (or unlucky, depending on how you look at it) that the victim just happened to step on one? I managed to follow this story line with relative ease, but I got totally lost when it morphed into a tale of Cuban exiles, and assassins with promises to Fidel Castro (and speaking of Castro, did you know that he apparently tried out for the Cincinnati Reds in 1941? I wouldn't put money on it, but that's what the shady sports agent said). As far as I can figure out, it was just that the CSIs were able to identify a shell casing as Cuban that led them to discover a plot on a prominent exile's life. That's some good sleuthing. (Warning: rant ahead) I have found the focus of CSI: Miami this season to be, at best, schizophrenic - as well as misguidedly centered around American foreign policy. Nowhere is this more evident than with Delko's new personal plotline. At the beginning of the season, we paid attention to him and Horatio as they brought Marisol's (and Ray's) killers to justice. Then we needed to endure Ryan's self-destructive tendencies and Natalia's ex-husband, with some Calleigh mess thrown in there, too. Now it's cycled back around to Delko. I'm all for character development - in fact, in the past I've practically begged for it - but this is getting to be too much. I care about each of these characters, but please, follow through on a story before starting a new one (and don't end one too early, like what happened with Nick Townsend). What happened to Ryan's documentary? That just disappeared! Suddenly, Delko was facing what could have been a real character expansion story line, and it ends up with him settling because he doesn't want too much focus on the lab. It's enough to make my head explode like those land mines did. Is it a crime to want to know more about what makes my Miamians tick? (Rant over) According to the listings, we have yet another rerun next week, and then a new episode on Feb. 5, which will be the first of two parts. So, until then, my friends, and as always, I'll leave you with some classic lines from this episode: - Frank: Well that's a hell of a way to start off a day! - Horatio: And it's only 8 o'clock. - Agent: I have a signing meeting this afternoon. - Horatio: The only thing you'll be signing is a booking slip. show less
I got so excited when I read the description of tonight’s episode and found out that it involved Frank and a land mine. I was then crushed when I found out that it was not going to be an emotionally wrenching hour of bomb-squad awesomeness à la Grey's Anatomy, nor perhaps a friendship forged around a certain death due to a subway accident (we miss you and your Baltimore ways, Frank Pembleton of Homicide: Life on the Street). Instead, I learned to stay away from con artists and received a lesson in the politics of Cuban exiles. What now? That doesn’t really have anything to do with bombs and Detective Tripp, you say? Yeah, tell me about it. It took me pretty much the whole commercial break after they saved Frank to recover. Once I did recover, I was confused. Why would the past-his-prime pitcher randomly set land mines on a beach? I’m aware that he knew that’s where his rival would be landing, but wasn’t it kind of lucky (or unlucky, depending on how y... 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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