CSI: Miami

Tuesday 21 December, 9:00pm on Five

The dramatic conclusion to the eighth season of the forensic drama series sees a serial killer taunt the CSIs with a string of cryptic clues. The longer the team takes to decode the puzzles, the higher the death toll becomes. When each CSI receives an anonymous letter containing several fragments of paper, they piece them together to form a picture of a woman standing in a window with a crosshair trained on her forehead. Walter realises that there is an address printed on the bottom of the picture. The CSIs race to the house, but are too late. Young mother Janice Potter is lying dead on her kitchen floor after being shot through the window. Jesse and Walter find the murder weapon perched on a stand in the woodland surrounding the house. Jesse realises that the rifle was fired remotely using a computer. “This lady was killed online?” Walter asks, incredulously. The victim’s husband Craig, a divorce lawyer, fears that a disgruntled ex of one of his clients might have taken revenge. “I make people angry for a living,” he admits. However, the CSIs turn their attention to the local university when they discover that Janice – a stayat- home mum -was receiving cheques from the institution without her husband’s knowledge. “Let’s figure out who this soccer mom really worked for,” Horatio declares. The paper trail leads Horatio and Delko to PhD student Melissa Walls, who tells them that Janice volunteered as a research subject for her thesis. “I have her to thank for my success,” the student beams. Before long, Craig Potter returns to the precinct with a letter addressed to the CSIs, which was delivered to his home. The envelope bears an augmented reality tag, which leads Ryan to an online image of the university’s swimming pool. “We’ve got to stop another murder,” Ryan exclaims as he races to the scene. However, once again the team is too slow, and Ryan and Delko are left to pull a man’s body from the water.

Thursday 16 December, 9:00pm on Five USA

The forensics drama continues. This week, as the investigation into the assassination of State Attorney Rebecca Nevins gets underway, the CSIs are disturbed to discover that the trail of evidence leads back to Ryan. As the team sifts through the evidence from the scene of the car bomb that killed Rebecca Nevins, Horatio becomes convinced that Delko was the intended target. He visits his ex-partner Sully, whom Delko visited the previous day regarding the thefts from the evidence store. “Somebody tried to assassinate Eric today,” Horatio growls. “Clearly, Sully, he’s getting close to something.” However, Sully denies telling anybody about Delko’s investigation. Meanwhile, Delko and Jesse discover that the car to which the bomb was attached was taken from the MDPD’s pound a few months earlier by one Steven Carmichael, an undercover cop. However, it soon transpires that Carmichael has not been seen for two years, and an imprisoned drug lord confesses to killing him at around the same time as he disappeared. “There ain’t gonna be much of him left to find,” he brags. “Maybe the anchor that went down with him.” Back at the lab, Walter and Ryan find hundreds of tiny metal sprockets of the sort used in golf carts among the bomb debris. They discover that convicted bomb-maker Drew Pollack is notorious for manufacturing explosives of the exact same style, but he refuses to cooperate and tell the CSIs who enlisted him to make the device. Meanwhile, Tom sets about performing the postmortem and removing the shrapnel from Nevins’s body. Amongst other things, he finds a chip from a satnav device, which clearly came from the bomber’s car. As the chip is still intact, the CSIs are able to insert it into another device and trace the starting point of the vehicle’s last journey. Delko and Calleigh retrace the route, and are alarmed when it leads them to Ryan’s apartment.

Tuesday 14 December, 9:00pm on Five

The forensics drama continues. This week, as the investigation into the assassination of State Attorney Rebecca Nevins gets underway, the CSIs are disturbed to discover that the trail of evidence leads back to Ryan. As the team sifts through the evidence from the scene of the car bomb that killed Rebecca Nevins, Horatio becomes convinced that Delko was the intended target. He visits his ex-partner Sully, whom Delko visited the previous day regarding the thefts from the evidence store. “Somebody tried to assassinate Eric today,” Horatio growls. “Clearly, Sully, he’s getting close to something.” However, Sully denies telling anybody about Delko’s investigation. Meanwhile, Delko and Jesse discover that the car to which the bomb was attached was taken from the MDPD’s pound a few months earlier by one Steven Carmichael, an undercover cop. However, it soon transpires that Carmichael has not been seen for two years, and an imprisoned drug lord confesses to killing him at around the same time as he disappeared. “There ain’t gonna be much of him left to find,” he brags. “Maybe the anchor that went down with him.” Back at the lab, Walter and Ryan find hundreds of tiny metal sprockets of the sort used in golf carts among the bomb debris. They discover that convicted bomb-maker Drew Pollack is notorious for manufacturing explosives of the exact same style, but he refuses to cooperate and tell the CSIs who enlisted him to make the device. Meanwhile, Tom sets about performing the postmortem and removing the shrapnel from Nevins’s body. Amongst other things, he finds a chip from a satnav device, which clearly came from the bomber’s car. As the chip is still intact, the CSIs are able to insert it into another device and trace the starting point of the vehicle’s last journey. Delko and Calleigh retrace the route, and are alarmed when it leads them to Ryan’s apartment.

Thursday 9 December, 9:00pm on Five USA

The forensics drama continues. In this episode, the CSIs uncover a family’s dark past when a suburban soccer mom is murdered. Meanwhile, Delko continues his undercover investigation into Horatio’s team. The 20th wedding anniversary party of upstanding citizens Laura and Chuck Williams ends in tragedy when Laura is bludgeoned to death. The victim was using a video camera at the time, which shows that she was drawn to the garage where she was killed by the discovery of a broken light. The tape also makes it clear that Laura caught Chuck (Mark Moses, ‘Mad Men’, ‘Desperate Housewives’) flirting with another woman at the party. The woman turns out to be their young son Cody’s teacher, who tells the CSIs that she thinks the boy is being abused. Calleigh finds an old recording of a Thanksgiving party on the same tape, in which Laura is shown violently assaulting her teenage daughter, Andrea (Olesya Rulin, ‘High School Musical’). Chuck denies all knowledge of the abuse, but admits that he was often away on business. Andrea confesses that her mother used to handcuff her to the bed to prevent her seeing her boyfriend Logan, which immediately marks the pair out as suspects. When Ryan finds a bloody baseball bat among Logan’s possessions, he is brought in for interrogation. Andrea interrupts proceedings to confess to the murder, but Horatio knows she is lying when she claims to have only struck her mother once.

Tuesday 7 December, 9:00pm on Five

The forensics drama continues. In this episode, the CSIs uncover a family’s dark past when a suburban soccer mom is murdered. Meanwhile, Delko continues his undercover investigation into Horatio’s team. The 20th wedding anniversary party of upstanding citizens Laura and Chuck Williams ends in tragedy when Laura is bludgeoned to death. The victim was using a video camera at the time, which shows that she was drawn to the garage where she was killed by the discovery of a broken light. The tape also makes it clear that Laura caught Chuck (Mark Moses, ‘Mad Men’, ‘Desperate Housewives’) flirting with another woman at the party. The woman turns out to be their young son Cody’s teacher, who tells the CSIs that she thinks the boy is being abused. Calleigh finds an old recording of a Thanksgiving party on the same tape, in which Laura is shown violently assaulting her teenage daughter, Andrea (Olesya Rulin, ‘High School Musical’). Chuck denies all knowledge of the abuse, but admits that he was often away on business. Andrea confesses that her mother used to handcuff her to the bed to prevent her seeing her boyfriend Logan, which immediately marks the pair out as suspects. When Ryan finds a bloody baseball bat among Logan’s possessions, he is brought in for interrogation. Andrea interrupts proceedings to confess to the murder, but Horatio knows she is lying when she claims to have only struck her mother once.

Thursday 2 December, 9:00pm on Five USA

The forensics drama continues. In this episode, the CSIs attempt to catch the culprits behind an armed robbery that left a bystander dead. Elsewhere, Delko returns to the fold, but Natalia inadvertently discovers that he is working undercover to spy on the team. A customer at an upmarket jewellers is shot dead during an armed robbery, but the culprits escape along with a haul of valuable diamonds. After she develops a ringing sound in her new hearing aid, Natalia discovers that the criminals used a signal jammer concealed in a plant pot to shut down the security cameras. Meanwhile, Calleigh catches a glimpse of her ex-boyfriend Jake Berkeley, who is an undercover cop, at the scene. Shortly afterwards, she finds a crucial piece of evidence that she is certain was not there before. Using this evidence, Tripp and Calleigh are able to trace the address at which the thieves stored their getaway car. At the scene, they find that the floor is littered with diamonds. “Who the hell would throw away diamonds after they went to the trouble of stealing them?” the captain asks. Suddenly, the pair hear gunshots inside the building. They race in to find Jake, who is standing over a man’s body. Jake admits that he had infiltrated the gang in order to bring it down, and that he acted as the getaway driver after the heist. He claims that he shot his accomplice because he drew his gun on him after he guessed his true identity. However, Jake claims that he never met the two people responsible for carrying out the actual robbery. As the investigation proceeds, the CSIs discover a memory card with surveillance photos of the jewellery store in the pocket of the man Jake shot dead. The pictures appear to have been taken from the window of a nearby office, which Natalia and Ryan soon realise belonged to the casualty, Ben Rooney. “Maybe our victim wasn’t so innocent after all,” Ryan realises.

Tuesday 30 November, 9:00pm on Five

The forensics drama continues. In this episode, the CSIs attempt to catch the culprits behind an armed robbery that left a bystander dead. Elsewhere, Delko returns to the fold, but Natalia inadvertently discovers that he is working undercover to spy on the team. A customer at an upmarket jewellers is shot dead during an armed robbery, but the culprits escape along with a haul of valuable diamonds. After she develops a ringing sound in her new hearing aid, Natalia discovers that the criminals used a signal jammer concealed in a plant pot to shut down the security cameras. Meanwhile, Calleigh catches a glimpse of her ex-boyfriend Jake Berkeley, who is an undercover cop, at the scene. Shortly afterwards, she finds a crucial piece of evidence that she is certain was not there before. Using this evidence, Tripp and Calleigh are able to trace the address at which the thieves stored their getaway car. At the scene, they find that the floor is littered with diamonds. “Who the hell would throw away diamonds after they went to the trouble of stealing them?” the captain asks. Suddenly, the pair hear gunshots inside the building. They race in to find Jake, who is standing over a man’s body. Jake admits that he had infiltrated the gang in order to bring it down, and that he acted as the getaway driver after the heist. He claims that he shot his accomplice because he drew his gun on him after he guessed his true identity. However, Jake claims that he never met the two people responsible for carrying out the actual robbery. As the investigation proceeds, the CSIs discover a memory card with surveillance photos of the jewellery store in the pocket of the man Jake shot dead. The pictures appear to have been taken from the window of a nearby office, which Natalia and Ryan soon realise belonged to the casualty, Ben Rooney. “Maybe our victim wasn’t so innocent after all,” Ryan realises.

Thursday 25 November, 9:00pm on Five USA

The forensics drama continues. In this episode, the CSIs are called upon to investigate a house fire that killed a teenager. While Calleigh lies in a coma after sustaining injuries trying to rescue the lad, she has an out-of-body experience that allows her to communicate with the victim. Supported by a local police officer, Calleigh and Ryan burst into a burning house to save a boy trapped inside. Ryan manages to grab the lad and escape unharmed, while Calleigh and the other officer suffer the effects of smoke inhalation and are rushed to hospital. Despite the heroic efforts of the would-be rescuers, the boy is pronounced dead at the scene. Henry Dawson, the owner of the home, arrives distraught to find that the victim is his 15 year-old grandson Patrick. Upon noticing burns on the victim’s hands, the CSIs suspect that he may have started the fire – a possibility his grandfather dismisses. The autopsy reveals that Patrick died of smoke inhalation. A chemical residue from highly flammable turpentine is located on Patrick’s hands, adding weight to the theory that he started the fire. Meanwhile, Calleigh returns to duty after being cleared by the hospital, but finds a cold reception from Ryan. She later calls at the ruined house, only to encounter the ghost of the victim, who vehemently protests his innocence. Tripp informs Horatio of a 911 call that could hold some significance. It emerges that Henry Dawson’s neighbour, Stephanie Hollister, set fire to his lawn because she was angry about the noisy renovation work he was carrying out. Under questioning, Stephanie denies having anything to do with the house fire, but Horatio is certain she is hiding something. Could a disgruntled neighbour have committed arson – and murder – all because of a bit of noise?

Tuesday 23 November, 9:00pm on Five

The forensics drama continues. In this episode, the CSIs are called upon to investigate a house fire that killed a teenager. While Calleigh lies in a coma after sustaining injuries trying to rescue the lad, she has an out-of-body experience that allows her to communicate with the victim. Supported by a local police officer, Calleigh and Ryan burst into a burning house to save a boy trapped inside. Ryan manages to grab the lad and escape unharmed, while Calleigh and the other officer suffer the effects of smoke inhalation and are rushed to hospital. Despite the heroic efforts of the would-be rescuers, the boy is pronounced dead at the scene. Henry Dawson, the owner of the home, arrives distraught to find that the victim is his 15 year-old grandson Patrick. Upon noticing burns on the victim’s hands, the CSIs suspect that he may have started the fire – a possibility his grandfather dismisses. The autopsy reveals that Patrick died of smoke inhalation. A chemical residue from highly flammable turpentine is located on Patrick’s hands, adding weight to the theory that he started the fire. Meanwhile, Calleigh returns to duty after being cleared by the hospital, but finds a cold reception from Ryan. She later calls at the ruined house, only to encounter the ghost of the victim, who vehemently protests his innocence. Tripp informs Horatio of a 911 call that could hold some significance. It emerges that Henry Dawson’s neighbour, Stephanie Hollister, set fire to his lawn because she was angry about the noisy renovation work he was carrying out. Under questioning, Stephanie denies having anything to do with the house fire, but Horatio is certain she is hiding something. Could a disgruntled neighbour have committed arson – and murder – all because of a bit of noise?

Thursday 18 November, 9:00pm on Five USA

The Miami-based forensics drama continues. In this episode, the CSIs are called to investigate the deaths of three students whose bodies were recovered in and around the same hotel during the spring-break party season. As they investigate each case, Horatio and the team realise that all three murders may have been carried out by another student seeking revenge for a humiliating assault. As the spring-break parties hit full swing in Miami, Horatio and the CSIs are called in when the bodies of three young revellers are found. The locations and causes of death differ with each victim, but the team suspects there may be a connection between the trio. The team splits into pairs to tackle each case. Horatio and Walter investigate the death of a man who has fallen from a hotel and become impaled by a sculpture on the ground below. Calleigh and Tripp are assigned the body of a young woman found in a giant washing machine at an industrial laundry used by the same hotel. And Ryan and Jesse are presented with a dead young man buried up to his neck at a nearby beach. Ryan and Jesse’s victim appears to have been drowned by the incoming tide, unable to free himself from the sand. Ryan is convinced that the man’s death was merely the result of a drunken prank gone awry, but Jesse reminds his colleague that accident or not, the culprits need to be found. It soon becomes clear to Calleigh and Tripp that the young woman was dumped in the washing machine postmortem. The machine’s filter yields several potential clues for the pair to follow up, leading them back to the hotel. As the impaled body is removed and taken back to the lab for examination, an intriguing detail is discovered. A burn is found on the young man with chemical residue that indicates he was shot by a flare gun prior to death.

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