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CSI: Miami Episode: "Rush"

Season 5, Episode 20
Episode Synopsis: Horatio investigates a movie star's murder inside a celebrity rehab center. The probe reveals that the actor's candid confessions while in therapy, including some damaging secrets, may have led directly to his death.
Original Air Date: Apr 16, 2007
Guest Cast Jennifer Sommerfield: Director Steve Bacic: Rod Vickers Myk Watford: Jerry Simmons Brendan Fehr: Dan Cooper Samantha Streets: Jolene Kitt Jo Anderson: Conselor Ari Graynor: Elvina John Burke: Newsman Alice Greczyn: Holly Reese Phil Morris: Peter Ashford Adam LaVorgna: Eddie Corbett Erica Shaffer: Newswoman No. 2
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Season 5, Episode 20
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April 16, 2007: They Tried to Make Me Go to Rehab Season 5, Episode 20

When Law & Order does ripped-from-the-headlines, it is so stunningly similar to real events that the disclaimers at the beginning and end seem superfluous. When CSI: Miami does the same, they take three weeks worth of Us Weekly, stick it in a blender, and see which elements survive. It makes me recall the Paris- Nicole rip-off from last year, where one of the girls ended up electrocuted in the tub by her assistant. What did we have this week? The actor from a podunk town made into a sex symbol (I'm going to pick Ashton Kutcher on this one), the starlet who goes into rehab though she's not actually addicted to anything ( Lohan with a twist), and um, Britney Spears (renamed "Elvina"). But you know what? It kind of worked for me. As always, for those of you who fell asleep before the end, it was the first person interviewed, Eddie Cabbott, who killed Brody Lasseter. Why would Eddie kill his best friend from Podunk, PA? Turns out that Brody had just confessed that he had killed Eddie's older sister in a car accident. Eddie was, understandably, upset about this, so he pushed Brody to the floor, which resulted in a hematoma. Thinking Brody was dead, he staged a suicide using Jolene's dental-floss rope, which obviously killed Brody. It is my humble opinion that CSI: Miami thrives when it takes on tabloid culture, because it's so over-the-top that it just fits the sensibilities of gossip really well. For instance, in the same hour we saw Brody possibly being gay, Holly pretending to get herself arrested for the publicity, and yes, a crazy-ass celebrity shaving her head. Based on what's happened over the last couple of months, this seems like the CSI:M scenario most likely to actually happen in real life. Is there something totally wrong about that? Probably. But it's a nice change from scalpings and courtrooms blowing up. Things we found out about our characters this episode: Delko can be just as creepy as Horatio, and Calleigh is a closet gossip-freak. The Delko thing isn't exactly surprising, but Calleigh's guilty pleasure (or should I say "addiction," heh heh) certainly was. She struck me as so no-nonsense about everything that I guess I imagined her curling up in bed with U.S. News and World Report, not Star. But it adds a new dimension to her character, and ya'll know how big I am on that. Here's to continuing character development! I'll see you all next week. Try to stay out of rehab until then. show less
When Law & Order does ripped-from-the-headlines, it is so stunningly similar to real events that the disclaimers at the beginning and end seem superfluous. When CSI: Miami does the same, they take three weeks worth of Us Weekly, stick it in a blender, and see which elements survive. It makes me recall the Paris-Nicole rip-off from last year, where one of the girls ended up electrocuted in the tub by her assistant.What did we have this week? The actor from a podunk town made into a sex symbol (I’m going to pick Ashton Kutcher on this one), the starlet who goes into rehab though she’s not actually addicted to anything (Lohan with a twist), and um, Britney Spears (renamed “Elvina”). But you know what? It kind of worked for me.As always, for those of you who fell asleep before the end, it was the first person interviewed, Eddie Cabbott, who killed Brody Lasseter. Why would Eddie kill his best friend from Podunk, PA? Turns out that Brody had just confessed that ... 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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