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CSI: Miami Episode: "Head Case"

Season 7, Episode 12
Episode Synopsis: A man is found wandering a downtown street covered in blood but has no knowledge of what happened to him, so the CSIs attempt to unlock his memory. Their probe reveals the blood isn't from the man but is from three other people who belong to the same family and are feared to be dead.
Original Air Date: Jan 12, 2009
Guest Cast Michael Copon: Walter Leeson Laird MacIntosh: Mitch Crawford Thomas Guiry: Doug Benson Christopher Redman: Michael Travers Brian White: Kurt Sabin Ernest Waddell: Officer Sandra Vergara: Pretty Woman Glen Powell Jr.: Logan Crawford
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CSI: Miami Episode Recap: "Head Case" Season 7, Episode 12

On this episode of CSI: Miami, a family is murdered and the CSIs seek to determine whether the guy who claims to have had amnesia did in fact commit the crimes. Behind the scenes, Eric and Calleigh have a moment and try to determine what's really going on between them.

A guy is staggering down the middle of a busy road covered in blood. Cars swerve to miss him and a policeman eventually pulls him off the road. The CSIs flock to the scene and the guy claims not to know his name. However, his tox screen is negative and there are no matching prints or DNA in APHUS. The blood on him was fresh but they couldn't find any crime scenes in the vicinity. But then they discover he has the blood of three people on him - a father, mother and daughter that are not related to him. 

They trace the blood to the Crawford family and get to their family home to find a guy there using their pool to impress a girl. He says when he arrived in the morning to drop off some legal documents the family was pulling away in a car. Mitch Crawford was a financial advisor who'd taken his clients money and many were suing him. Meanwhile, Eric tries to coax the memories from the guy with amnesia who then remembers hearing school children on a bus.  

Based on that memory, they track down the scene of the Crawford murders and find evidence that might tie Doug Benson, amnesia guy, to the crimes. Eric and Calleigh take Doug to a memory loss specialist, but images of the murders don't jog anything at first. However, he then remembers part of the murder, specifically seeing the knife in Mitch's chest and pulling it out. A background check revealed he had a father that was murdered with a knife, as well.  He was a child and he also suffered amnesia at that time, so they don't know which murder he was remembering.  Not believing the story, Wolfe takes to the lab to prove that Benson committed the murders and was lucid when he did it. 

Horatio approaches a Mr. Sapin at his club who apparently had it out a few days prior with Mitch Crawford over his money that he had lost. Back in the jail, Doug confesses to another detainee that he killed three people and Calleigh hears it, but Doug claims he just said it to get the guy off his back and everyone thinks he did it anyway. Wolfe finds out that the boot print he found at the murder scene could have been military, but most likely would have been 6 feet tall, which didn't match Doug's description.  The Crawford's son Logan, who was at military school, admits to having had snuck home to see his dad and to have seen Doug killing his family.  He also mentioned the killer was wearing a red hat. Upon questioning, Doug says he'll do the time if he did the murder, but didn't want to remember it if that were the case.

Calleigh comes upon Eric who says he is sad for Doug because he is alone and Calleigh says to him that he's not Doug.

"Your friendship means a lot to me Calleigh," says Eric.

"I didn't know you felt that way."

"How can you not know that? You read my file."

"That was an unrelated case and it's important for me to respect your privacy."

Tripp breaks up their "picnic." The three of them search the area where Doug was pulled off the road and Eric finds a red hat under a street cover. He rushes it to the lab for DNA. He runs into Calleigh in the hallway again.

"I didn't mean to put you on the spot."

"Forget it," says Calleigh

"What if I don't want to?"

"Eric! I am so confused. What DO you want? You are going to have to tell me because until I actually hear you say the words, I don't know if you believe it yourself. Do you know what I'm saying?"

NO - I don't know what you're saying. Enough with this already - just get together! That's my mini rant for this episode.

Nitrocellulose was found on the red hat, which was pinned to Doug. That's gunshot residue. Horatio thinks he was forced to do it. They go straight to Logan Crawford and ask him to tell the truth. He says he came home to find money his father left him in the fire pit before the family went on the run, but that it was gone when he arrived. Natasha finds a print on the fire pit grate belonging to Mr. Sapin. He admits to taking the money but says it didn't prove he killed anyone. A fiber on a shotgun they found in his office was from Doug's hat.  He finally admits to killing the wife and daughter to get Mitch talking, but says the money wasn't enough to save his club. He then went back in and saw Doug and at that point made him kill Mitch. 

Will Eric and Calleigh ever get a chance to give it a go? Should they?

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On this episode of CSI: Miami, a family is murdered and the CSIs seek to determine whether the guy who claims to have had amnesia did in fact commit the crimes. Behind the scenes, Eric and Calleigh have a moment and try to determine what's really going on between them.

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