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CSI: Miami Episode: "Burned"

Season 5, Episode 22
Episode Synopsis: Horatio investigates a fatal arson that is believed to have been started by the scorned ex-lover of the victim's fiancée. During the probe, Horatio learns that Ryan has a shady connection to one of the suspects and that Yelina (Sofia Milos) is now working as a private investigator. Claire: Rebecca Gayheart.
Original Air Date: Apr 30, 2007
Guest Cast Chris Bruno: Jeff Zader David Lee Smith: Rick Stetler Rib Hillis: Brett Morrison Innis Casey: Michael Lipton Page Kennedy: Ron Cramer Rebecca Gayheart: Claire Gibbs
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Season 5, Episode 22
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April 30, 2007: I Fell into a Burning Ring of Fire Season 5, Episode 22

Let's get the simple stuff out of the way first: Everyone was guilty of something. Claire dumped the gasoline to frame Anthony (her ex-boyfriend), who then sent Ron Cramer after her anyway, and Ron accidentally created the catalyst for the fire to start. Oh, and Ryan got fired for owing money to Michael Lipton. (Sidenote: I have a good family friend named Michael Lipton. Remember that episode of The Simpsons where a TV character has the same name as Homer? That's how exciting this was for me.) However, before we get into Ryan's misdeeds, I find it necessary to point out that not only is there no way this could have taken place in under 24 hours (how could the house have cooled enough to let in people without fire suits?), police departments have special arson units who deal with these kinds of cases. The CSIs would not be involved to the degree that they were. For a show that isn't really into thematic cohesion, I was pleasantly surprised to find one major symbolic thread running through this episode. Going along with the arson, Calleigh and Eric are stoking the embers of L-O-V-E, and Ryan got burned by his past and was subsequently fired. So it's a little unsubtle; at least it was there. Mr. Wolfe. Of all the things you've done, this is really what gets you fired? It seems that, really, he was correct in saying that he did the only responsible thing, which was to recuse himself from interrogating Michael Lipton. He gave information to "the mole" last year and he screwed up numerous investigations this year trying to be a hot shot for the cameras, and they fire him for having an unsavory personal life? The scene where Horatio questioned him was priceless, though, for the simple reason that Jonathan Togo seems to be picking up acting cues from David Caruso. It was like a mirror image of uncomfortable poses and stilted lines. Heaven, really, for a CSI: Miami fan. Lest we forget, Yelina is suddenly back. The way they've set up this plotline, it certainly seems that she'll be a recurring character, but with this show, who knows? Why does she have to be a P.I.? With her history, one would think she'd want to stay as far away from anything resembling police work as possible. Of course, then she wouldn't have the chance to run into her brother-in-law. This season is definitely going out on a much stronger note than it started on, and (dare I say?) it's fun again. Next week looks to be Ryan's Revenge, so be sure not to miss it! show less
Let’s get the simple stuff out of the way first: Everyone was guilty of something. Claire dumped the gasoline to frame Anthony (her ex-boyfriend), who then sent Ron Cramer after her anyway, and Ron accidentally created the catalyst for the fire to start. Oh, and Ryan got fired for owing money to Michael Lipton. (Sidenote: I have a good family friend named Michael Lipton. Remember that episode of The Simpsons where a TV character has the same name as Homer? That’s how exciting this was for me.) However, before we get into Ryan’s misdeeds, I find it necessary to point out that not only is there no way this could have taken place in under 24 hours (how could the house have cooled enough to let in people without fire suits?), police departments have special arson units who deal with these kinds of cases. The CSIs would not be involved to the degree that they were.For a show that isn’t really into thematic cohesion, I was pleasantly surprised to find one major symboli... read more

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