In this week's episode of CSI: Miami, we learn what Julia (played by Elizabeth Berkeley) and Kyle have been up to since the death/disappearance of Ron Saris and the lengths that teenage girls will go to in order to get expensive clothes. There were two cases to be solved in this episode, the first involving Horatio's family and the second involving the death of a teenage girl at a high end clothing store. We learn a little more about Julia's past and of her recent downward spiral. There's also a guest appearance by Chad Allen who we haven't seen in, well, forever.
This episode opens to two girls in a high end clothing shop where they are trying on outfits in the dressing room with a crazy computerized wall that helps them pick out outfits. They love their hi-tech computers on this show. The scene cuts back and forth between somebody sewing something and the girls trying on bathing suits in front of a simulated beach screen. One of them goes to put a dress on and there's a sudden explosion and the other girl runs out of the dressing room covered in blood. The girl we saw trying on the dress is dead on the ground. The victim is Kim Walderman who is 17 yrs old.
"Why target a fashion boutique? It's seems so random." asks Dr. Price (the new Miami Dade Medical Examiner).
"On the contrary. It's by design." Horatio. (Ba dum cha.)
Eric asks the owner some questions about the store and meanwhile outside, Julia runs own of a nearby store where Horatio happens to be standing and a policeman follows. She was trying to pass a bad check for $6000. She claims a guy named Leonard is stealing from her and so Horatio goes to confront him. He tells H she squandered all of her money and that she's on a downward spiral.
Calleigh and Eric are in the store trying to get to the bottom of the explosion and decide to use the LCD screen to trace backwards to the blast.
Dr. Price explains to Wolfe what she thinks about the explosion and shows him two copper wires attached to the dress that the girl was trying on. Wolfe finds a watch battery attached to the zipper which when closed, completed the circuit and triggered the explosion.
"She was wearing the bomb!" exclamined Wolfe.
Calleigh questions the store owner again. He claims to have not handed Kim the dress and that it wasn't even made by him, as it was suede and he had only animal friendly clothes. So now they need to figure out who delivered the bomb to the store.
Horatio drives up to Julia's house to find Kyle in a fight with the neighbor. Horatio yells at him and asks where his mom is. Kyle says he's worried about her and that she's not been acting normal.
Tripp brings Natalia a wallet found in between floors in the store's building that must have been displaced by the blast. There's $5k and a knife for shoplifting. They bring her injured friend Amy in to talk at the station. Eric asks Amy to life up her shirt. I mean I know he hasn't gotten some on this show in a while but whoa... No actually, it's just to see the tag from the stolen shirt she was wearing. The girls were selling the clothes to college students and so they arrest her for grand theft.
Horatio and Julia talk and Horatio asks her why she's selling her house and when was the last time she took her medication. I can't remember if we ever knew what she was even on medication for. She says she's not herself on the meds and he asks her if she's consulted a doctor. She says she'll deal with it on her terms.
Eric is in the lab examining the money from Amy's wallets. There are two sets of matching prints on the money, one belonging to Kim Walderman and the other to Dr. Robert Langley who had been accused of sexual misconduct with a patient. They bring him in for questioning. The doctor says Kim wanted a breast enlargement and offered to pay cash. He told her to come back in a few years and gave her back her money. He says he has a daughter the same age as Kim and that her allowance is much smaller.
Horatio and Tripp discuss a hit-and-run that's just been phoned in and Horatio asks where Kyle is and runs out to the scene of the hit-and-run. We see Julia and Kyle's neighbor lying dead in a pool of blood. The bipolar meds for Julia are in his possession. Julia is inside crying and asks Horatio - is that you John? John was the name H used undercover when he first knew Julia so she's clearly out of it. He asks where Kyle was and she says she doesn't know and that there was a fight between her, Kyle and Bryce, the dead neighbor. He asks Julia if she or Kyle had anything to do with the death. She says he was just trying to protect her and asks who's going to protect him now.
Horatio questions Kyle and asks him if he did it and he swears he didn't. He says he didn't tell H about it before because he thought he could handle it himself. He says there's only one other set of keys - his mom's. Julia says that if it comes to that she wants to take the blame and H says that's not the way it works. H does an examination of the car that hit Bryce and Eric comes to help. H says he can't find anything and Eric forces him to keep going. Eric finds a crab shell under the pedal and H remembers Leonard eating crabs at lunch. Leonard had stolen the car to ensure he got payment from Julia who was running out of money. He says "the guy came out of nowhere."
"I am not a criminal," says Leonard.
"You are now Leonard."
"You be care of Julia, Lieutenant, she'll bring you down."
Calleigh and Wolfe are going over the bomb and talking about how the bomb was sewn in to the dress and wondering if the sewer may have left anything behind. They found a drop of blood and traced it to Stan Carlisle. They go to his house and Chad Allen (blast from the past) opens the door - he's Stan's roommate. Eric asks to take a look around – the other room is padlocked and they bust in with guns. There's tons of bomb making materials and some thread that matches the thread in the dress. There's a bag of clothes from the store across the street from the bomb site.
Calleigh goes to the store across the street - Feretelli's. They question Ms. Feretelli and show her a dress that was stolen from her by a girl using a baby carriage as a decoy. Natalia examines the stroller.
"I didn't know you were expecting," says Eric as he walks in. Haha.
They examine a blanket from the carriage and there's aluminum foil inside which they use to shield clothes from the store security systems. They know who to talk to.
"Let me guess, you want me to take my pants off this time?" asks Amy sarcastically.
They ask her if she knows Stan Carlisle. She says no and that Kim was the one stealing clothes from a list from Ocean Drive Magazine. They take her cell phone to examine it. They find a photo of the murder victim at the crime scene.
"I've got everything I need," says Wolfe.
Wolfe brings in Chad Allen, I mean Stan's roommate Barry. Wolfe says he is actually Stan and that his fingers didn't leave any prints because he had severe burns from bomb making to his hands and face. He had his face reconstructed. Are you following this?
Stan aka Barry gives a sob story about how the man who gave him a face saved his life.
"So your doctor put you up to this?" asks Wolfe?
"He asked me to custom make a bomb. How could I say no?"
"Well Barry, you should have said no."
Calleigh goes to question the doctor and shows him a photo from Ocean Drive Magazine and his daughter wearing the dress the bomb was sewed into.
"With the economy, elective surgeries are the first to go," says the doctor. Boo hoo.
He had recruited Kim to help him get stuff for his daughter. She got greedy and threatened to sue him for sexual harassment, as had been done to him once before.
"You took in a life," says Calleigh.
"I called in a favor. To shut her up."
"You're under arrest, Doctor."
Julia is sitting outside her house, staring at her bottle of meds and in swoops Horatio. He slowly removes his sunglasses and walks over to Julia and gives her a kiss on the head. He sits down and smiles at her and she smiles back.
How does everyone feel about this Horatio and Julia storyline?
In this week's episode of CSI: Miami
, we learn what Julia (played by Elizabeth Berkeley) and Kyle have been up to since the death/disappearance of Ron Saris and the lengths that teenage girls will go to in order to get expensive clothes. There were two cases to be solved in this episode, the first involving Horatio's family and the second involving the death of a teenage girl at a high end clothing store. We learn a little more about Julia's past and of her recent downward spiral. There's also a guest appearance by Chad Allen who we haven't seen in, well, forever.