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CSI: Miami Episode: "Born to Kill"

Season 5, Episode 24
Episode Synopsis: Horatio hunts for a serial killer who brands his victims with a “Y” mark. When an arrest is made, the alleged culprit is found to possess a supposed “killer gene” due to an extra Y chromosome. But just as the CSIs believe they've closed the case, the killings begin again.
Original Air Date: May 14, 2007

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May 14, 2007: Y? Season 5, Episode 24

Well, it was no, "We're going to Brazil." In fact, it didn't even feel like a season finale. Where was the cliff-hanger? Where was the oh-my-god moment? It's a sad indicator of the state of CSI: Miami when the scariest aspects of an episode are the fashions. Was there ever a more disturbing haircut than that sported by Mama Wade? And was Ryan wearing a pseudo-Members Only jacket? It's depressing, really, because this one had potential. In the end, both Lucas and Lindsay Wade were murderers. She killed their other sister by pushing her down the stairs when they were all children, and everyone blamed little Lucas because he was supposedly genetically predisposed to violence. He took this to heart, and as an adult just started murdering women. Because it was her fault that Lucas did this, Lindsay decided to kill another woman to get her brother off the hook. Oh, and back in his corrupt traffic-cop days, Ryan pulled Lucas over, but had no reason to suspect he was a murderer. (I'm not sure that that can be determined simply by the way one drives, but then again, I'm from New Jersey, where no one drives well.) Still, Ryan could not forgive himself. "Who knows how many women I could have saved?" he lamented. That's a very noble thought, Ryan, but it's time to realize that you are not the nexus of the universe. The shocker of the episode? Calleigh got kissed. And not by Eric, but by ex-boyfriend Jake. It seems as though the writers might have forgotten that Calleigh and Jake were supposed to have dated in the past, or maybe they just chose to ignore it. Either way, it certainly allowed for some serious drama when Eric was forced to watch Jake kiss Calleigh. That look that the potential soul mates shared across the hallway after? Definitely the highlight of the night. And maybe that was the problem. We had all the requisite pieces of a good CSI: Mepisode, but none of it really came together. The only story line that we could care about was Eric and Calleigh's. Ryan's continuing redemption was abbreviated and hollow, Natalia just seemed to appear places, Alexx didn't have much to do, and no matter how guilty a pleasure that final shot of Horatio on a rooftop was, there just wasn't enough worth caring about to make this a good regular episode - let alone a decent season finale. I'm looking forward to reading all of your thoughts on this episode and on the season as a whole. Many thanks to all of you readers who stuck with me this season through the voodoo practitioners, exploding courtrooms, gambling addicts and all the many, many Hummer chases. Check out great clips and full-length episodes of CSI: Miami in our Online Video Guide. show less
Well, it was no, “We’re going to Brazil.” In fact, it didn’t even feel like a season finale. Where was the cliff-hanger? Where was the oh-my-god moment? It’s a sad indicator of the state of CSI: Miami when the scariest aspects of an episode are the fashions. Was there ever a more disturbing haircut than that sported by Mama Wade? And was Ryan wearing a pseudo-Members Only jacket? It’s depressing, really, because this one had potential. In the end, both Lucas and Lindsay Wade were murderers. She killed their other sister by pushing her down the stairs when they were all children, and everyone blamed little Lucas because he was supposedly genetically predisposed to violence. He took this to heart, and as an adult just started murdering women. Because it was her fault that Lucas did this, Lindsay decided to kill another woman to get her brother off the hook. Oh, and back in his corrupt traffic-cop days, Ryan pulled Lucas over, but had no reason to suspect... 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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