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.
A private plane crashes in a swamp, killing seven of the eight passengers onboard, and Caine immediately suspects foul play. Complicating things for Caine is the return, after six months, of Senior CSI Megan Donner (Kim Delaney), whose job he now has. Calleigh: Emily Procter. Delko: Adam Rodriguez. Speedle: Rory Cochrane. Alexx: Khandi Alexander.
A necklace bomb explodes, killing a Colombian businessman and a bomb technician (Lou Beatty Jr.) who was Horatio's former mentor. The murders cause Horatio to become emotionally involved in the case, which worries Megan, especially after a second bomb is discovered. Moreno: Joe Renteria. Julisa: Jessica Ferrarone. Katrina: Mercedes Colon. Berenger: Conor O'Farrell. Lauriana: Liz Alvarado. Megan: Kim Delaney.
Horatio and his crew investigate when a man's torso is found inside a shark caught by a group of fishermen. A bullet wound on the corpse leads Megan to suspect murder. Later, a second victim is found floating in an inner tube. Sevilla: Wanda De Jesus. De Soto: Tony Perez. Estella: Alma Delfina. Pedro: Christopher Perez. Captain: Steve Dumouchel. Morton: Don Creech. Diaz: Wayne Lopez.
A dead man with a slit throat and a partially burned face is discovered on a Miami beach, along with an unconscious young girl who was beaten and thrown into the ocean. The investigation leads Horatio to a prominent Florida family and its steely patriarch, who was once involved in a mysterious case that has plagued Horatio for years. Jane: Jamie Brown. Varner: Jeremy Garrett. Hamilton: Kevin Kilner. Tyler: David Denman. Cutler: Tom Everett. Ordonez: Joe Duer.
Megan investigates the murder of a 50-year-old Cuban priest who was shot twice with a hunting rifle in a rectory. Across town, Horatio probes the death of a woman in a car accident. He suspects foul play when he learns that the woman was pregnant and that she swallowed an expensive diamond ring. Father Carlos: Bernard White. Cameron: R.J. Fenske. Iris: Ruth Zalduondo. Emilio: Johnny Michaels. Jeffrey: Mark Sivertsen. Rebecca: Marina Gonzalez Palmier.
Horatio and his crew investigate the murder of a 5-year-old girl who was lured away from an indoor amusement center's main play area and into a bathroom, where she was killed. Ruthie: Rachel Rogers. Terry: Grace Phillips. Bernstein: Michael Whaley. Repkin: Channon Roe. Nolan: William O'Leary. Bryan: Philip Daniel Bolden. Janie: Ambrosia Kelley. Calleigh: Emily Procter. Alexx: Khandi Alexander. Megan: Kim Delaney.
The naked body of a male stripper who performed during a private party at a Coconut Grove estate is found the next morning in a nearby rose garden, and the CSIs have difficulty determining the cause of death. Meanwhile, Megan investigates the case of a male swimmer who suddenly dropped dead after climbing aboard a boat seven miles out in the Atlantic. Nikki: Jamie Luner. Melissa: Sarah Rafferty. Noel: Baron Rogers. Sophia: Ion Overman. Lisa: Laura Leigh Hughes. Adam: Kris Jeffrey.
Members of a suburban Miami family are found slaughtered in their house after a blood-drenched toddler is discovered walking around a nearby neighborhood. Four of the victims were shot to death, while a fifth, the father, was wounded in the back. The investigation reveals that the mother was suffering from depression. Luke: Calvin DeVault. Stephanie: Ingrid Koopman. Jason: Albie Selznick. Timmy: Thomas Curtis. Audrey: Denice Duff. Sevilla: Wanda De Jesus.
An unseen sniper in downtown Miami kills three victims at random, each with a single shot to the head, during morning rush hour. Later, two more victims are shot and Horatio and his crew feel the pressure to find the gunman before he strikes again. Moore: Markus Flanagan. Rey: Shawn Elliott. Gustavo: Rafael Sardina. Horatio: David Caruso. Alexx: Khandi Alexander. Calleigh: Emily Procter.
A local college professor, who taught a class on violence and believed that his students should routinely experience pain, is found strung up in a tree. Evidence reveals that he was tortured with 13 different weapons for at least four hours before he died and that his eyelids were glued open. Also, a body is discovered in the trunk of a stolen car that is found submerged in a canal. Ginny: Heather McComb. Jerry: Aaron D. Spears. Teresa: Vicki Davis. Doug: Josh Kemble. Hernandez: Jesse Corti.
Horatio and Calleigh investigate the death of a 15-year-old model, whose body is found near a juvenile detention camp for girls. Across town, Delko and Speedle probe the bizarre death of a man who was apparently burned from the inside. Margie: Blair Brown. Julie: Erika Flores. Dara: Danica Stewart. Diehl: Jeff D'Agostino. Valerie: Amber Tamblyn. Alazar: Mark Adair-Rios. McCadden: Josh Stamberg. Devin: Melissa Paull. Calleigh: Emily Procter. Delko: Adam Rodriguez. Speedle: Rory Cochrane.
Horatio investigates the murder of a prostitute who is found dead under a bed in a plush beachside cottage, her naked, freshly bathed body having been stabbed 23 times. Across town, a German tourist is gunned down by a hooded man in an apparent carjacking that went awry. Susan: Janie Liszewski. Greta: Belinda Waymouth. Roebling: Larry Rippenkroeger. Bastille: Cameron Watson. Judson: D.B. Woodside. Wendy: Sarah Aldrich. Giotti: Tim Quill. Davidson: Carlton Wilborn.
Horatio investigates the death of a man who accidentally inhaled a lethal combination of chemicals in a neighboring house after he went inside to retrieve his cat. Elsewhere, a resident of a retirement community is found dead in a pool of blood, an apparent victim of a vicious attack. Pearl: Betty McGuire. Betty: Mary Boss. Caldwell: Aaron Seville. Beverly: Victoria Platt. Laura: Salli Richardson Whitfield. Kimble: Toby Moore. Sewell: Pat Healy. Ramirez: Al Rodrigo. Welmont: D.W. Moffett.
A nude man is found tied to his bed, having suffocated on a rag stuffed in his mouth while he was being sexually assaulted. Also: a crematorium owner is murdered. When the CSIs investigate, they discover dozens of bodies that were never cremated. Calleigh: Emily Procter. Alexx: Khandi Alexander. Delko: Adam Rodriguez.
The discovery of a junkie's body that was exposed to liquid radiation leads Horatio to a woman who has also been exposed to the deadly substance by an unknown killer. Now, it is up to Horatio to find the murderer before she dies. Belle: Karen Sillas. Matt: Adam Baldwin. Boyd: Eddie Jemison. Nancy: Maria Teresa Rangel. Carver: Jeremy Roberts. Janet: Rachel Singer. Risher: John Getz. Carl: Greg Crooks. Bernstein: Michael Whaley.
Horatio and his team investigate after a Russian immigrant is stabbed to death in a peep-show booth. And the only witness to the crime is the stripper who was performing for him. Amy: Shelby Fenner. Victor: Pasha D. Lychnikoff. Rick: David Sutcliffe. Davis: Tomas Arana. Vadim: Boris Krutonog. Infante: J.C. MacKenzie. Laura: Salli Richardson-Whitfield. Tripp: Rex Linn.
Shortly before Horatio is set to testify at a high-profile murder case in which the defendant is the husband of a city councilwoman, he's given new facts that could prove the man is innocent. The information revolves around the discovery of a second victim who matches the profile of the first one and was killed in a similar manner. If the man on trial isn't guilty, then Horatio fears that a serial killer may be on the loose. Calleigh: Emily Procter. Alexx: Khandi Alexander.
Thieves kill two cops while hijacking an unmarked police truck filled with confiscated drugs being taken to a solid waste incinerator facility to be destroyed. The local media immediately draw comparisons to the killing of Horatio's policeman brother during a similar heist 10 years earlier. Also: Internal Affairs is convinced someone in CSI is a mole who tipped off the robbers about the convoy's route. Rayas: Don McManus. Yelina: Sofia Milos. Nicki: Annika Peterson. Seeger: Nick Searcy.
Horatio battles the FBI and U.S. Marshals as he tries to uncover why a beautiful woman was murdered poolside at a ritzy hotel. Evidence suggests it was a professional hit, and the case grows more puzzling when the Feds take an interest and U.S. Marshals show up. Plus, the murder weapon may be linked to a cold case once investigated by Horatio's sister-in-law (Sofia Milos). Elsewhere, Calleigh (Emily Procter) confronts her dad about his drinking problem.
Horatio is approached by a parolee he helped put away several years ago, who begs for the lawman's assistance in finding his missing teenage son. As the investigation gets underway, Horatio discovers that the boy may be planning a deadly assault. Also: Speedle becomes attracted to a sexy model who may be involved in her boyfriend's death. Wilton: Chris Penn. Alison: Rena Sofer. Jeff: Eric Ladin. Adams: Dayton Callie. Gordon: Whip Hubley. Ben: Aaron Paul. Mark: Chad Gordon.
Horatio and his crew investigate the deaths of two college students who were in Miami on spring break. The first is a teen girl found dead on a beach with her neck broken and human bite marks on her legs. The second is a young man found on the bottom of a motel swimming pool who apparently died before he hit the water. Carson: Sean Maher. Tiffany: Michelle Morgan. Ted: Adam Kaufman. Marie: Lauren Stamile. Amy: Maggie Grace. Jon: Stephen Mendel. Welch: Troy Winbush. Jack: Riley Smith.
Speedle and Delko are present when a trendy nightclub catches fire, apparently from a deejay's pyrotechnics display, killing 16 people and injuring dozens of others. But the ensuing investigation reveals it may have been arson to cover up a murder. Also: Horatio probes the death of a prostitute who is found dead in a judge's bathroom in his home. D.J.: William Lee Scott. Danny: Ben Browder. Haid: Richard Edson. Veronica: Lisa Gerber. Connie: Jaclyn Gutierrez. Jameson: John F. O'Donohue.
An explosion in a rundown barn nearly kills Horatio and his crew just after they find a dead man inside, bound with duct tape. The case gets personal for Horatio when it's discovered that the leading suspect knew his late brother. At the lab, Alexx is shocked to learn that her best friend's husband has been murdered, apparently the victim of a random shooting. Alexx: Khandi Alexander. Tripp: Rex Linn.
Three convicts escape from a massive Miami prison complex. The trio make a daring escape when a helicopter appears above the correctional facility and they hop aboard the chopper. As the investigation gets underway, the identities of the fugitives become known and a horrible realization sweeps over Horatio: Two of the escapees are cold-blooded killers who already have their next victims picked out.