In this episode of CSI: Miami, someone's shot, someone jumps off a building and Ryan gets a beat down - all in the opening sequence.
The shots of Eric and Calleigh getting ready for work in the morning are juxtaposed with shots of Ryan being tortured. He is told to do what they say or the Gantry boy will get hurt. Mark Gantry is Ryan's friend, the horse doctor, that walked away from dusting (giving cocaine to slow it down) one of the horses at the track that would have paid off a debt he owed to Sarnoff. Now Sarnoff is apparently out to get him. Last we saw he was leaving town with his son, but now they're back.
Exchange broker Ian Warner is shot in his office and the security guard shuts off the exits to the building. However, all the CSIs seem to think the killer went up. Ryan beats all the CSIs to the scene which means he's been released from his torturing captor to cover up the murder. Cynthia Lang, the victim's assistant, is questioned. The CSIs look for evidence and Ryan keeps a shell casing to himself.
Eric and Wolfe discuss where the jumper must have gone with all the cash he took out of the strong box from the office. They pinpoint where the parachuter must have landed and Eric finds a piece of the chute at the scene. DNA evidence leads them to Jim Colton.
"Is there any other way your DNA could have ended up on that parachute?" Wolfe asks Colton.
Colton says he packs chutes all the time and his hands are clean of gunpowder residue. Eric is mad because Ryan gave the guy an out though.
"Get your head in the case," warns Eric. Take that.
Back in the lab Ryan takes a piece from the shirt he was beaten in and examines it under the microscope. He finds sugar, but unfortunately there are a lot of sugar refineries in South Florida. That never stopped them before from finding a needle in a haystack, now did it? Mark Gantry calls Ryan and says he can't find Billy. Ryan tells him not to go after him because they will kill Billy if he does. Ryan needs to make the murder go away for the Russians before they will release Billy Gantry. Ryan tells a suspicious Calleigh he's missing a tooth because he had a crown made and the temporary fell out.
Ryan pulls up a print in the system that's from the security guard from the building. He secretly transfers it to one of the items from the area of the safe before Calleigh and Eric examine it. Eric finds a print match to Ben Porterson, the security guard Ryan just framed. Horatio joins the case and questions Ben. They find gunshot residue on his hands, and his gun is a 9 mm which matches that of the round recovered at the crime scene. They arrest him for the murder.
Meanwhile they have to let the roof-jumper go because they don't have enough evidence to keep him. Mark Gantry comes in to the offices yelling at everyone for information and Horatio speaks with him and asks why he didn't stay out of town. He explains that Ryan took over his debt and he couldn't live with that so he came back. He tells Horatio that Ryan knows that Billy was taken but won't tell him anything.
Horatio confronts Ryan about Billy and asks Ryan to explain why there's a video of Billy on his phone. He explains the kidnapping and how the boy will be killed by the Russians if Ryan doesn't help him in the Ian Warner investigation. He says when the boy is found, he'll face every review board necessary.
"What about Billy?" asks Ryan.
"Leave him to me," says Horatio. Horatio the white knight to the rescue again.
Calleigh examines the Security Guard's jacket and then tells Ryan that's it weird because the guard's gun was never fired. She questions the evidence and when Ryan picks up evidence without gloves, she's convinced he's gambling again because he's so scatterbrained. They tell Ben Porterson that they know he didn't shoot the gun and they know the gunshot residue was transferred. The only person he was in contact with was Cynthia Lang, Ian's assistant. She had pulled him into the elevator and seduced him while the office was robbed.
Horatio gets Billy's school principal to give him security footage and from it he gets a partial license plate on a van. One of the plates is registered to a sugar company. He arrives at the sugar company and Jim Colten is digging a grave when he arrives. It's not really a grave though, just a place to stash the money until the "heat is off" him. They get him to give up the location of the boy. Colton goes to where they are holding him and Horatio rides along in the back of the van.
Ryan gets a call where a voice tells him that it's too late and there's no deal because he broke it. Ryan asks him to give up the other person who did it with him. The Russian points the gun at the boy and Horatio swoops in and kills him in the nick of time. It scared the crap out of Ryan though who thought the kid has been shot.
"Mr. Wolfe - we're coming home," Horatio says into the phone.
Calleigh and Eric examine the bag of money and fund a gun in it. Ryan comes in and gives them the shell casing he was holding onto. Calleigh and Ryan are mad and ask him to leave. Cynthia Lang's fingerprints are on the shell casing. She admits to the murder because he disrespected people. She admitted to working for "others." Mark and Billy are reunited and Eric and Cynthia exchange some final words in Russian.
"H - they're trying to break us," says Ryan.
"I say - bring it on." - Horatio.
What did everyone think about this episode? Was the question satisfactorily answered as to why all the CSIs are being constantly monitored by the Russian mob?
In this episode of CSI: Miami
, someone's shot, someone jumps off a building and Ryan gets a beat down - all in the opening sequence.