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CSI: Miami

CSI: Miami

CBS 2002

CSI: Miami follows Crime Scene Investigators working for the Miami-Dade Police Department as they use physical evidence, similar to their Las Vegas counterparts, to solve grisly murders. The series mixes deduction, gritty subject matter, and character-driven drama in the same vein as the original series in the CSI franchise, except that the Miami CSIs are cops first, scientists second.

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The 10 Best Episodes of CSI: Miami

CSI: Miami - S10E16

#1 - Rest in Pieces (Season 10 - Episode 16)

When the Miami Taunter strikes again, Horatio meets with the matriarch of the suspected killer's family.

The episode was rated 8.38 from 110 votes.

CSI: Miami - S6E21

#2 - Going Ballistic (Season 6 - Episode 21)

As the first new medical examiner they have is shot, the CSIs learn the streets of Miami got more dangerous. Horatio must keep his team alive and restore order to his son's life. The clock runs out when one of their own is gunned down.

The episode was rated 8.35 from 91 votes.

CSI: Miami - S2E24

#3 - Innocent (Season 2 - Episode 24)

An adult film actress is found strangled in the park and the CSIs must find the killer. Blood and human tissue are found under Ashley Anders' nails and the DNA matches that of the CEO of the company that distributes her films – and he's a registered sex offender. Also, Calleigh discovers his answering machine audiotape on which he makes a threat against Ashley. However, there is an accident back at the lab with this crucial piece of evidence and Delko was the last person to handle it. Now, IAB's Rick Stetler is put on the case, much to Horatio's dismay, as the CSIs try to uncover further evidence in order to find the girl's killer.

The episode was rated 8.30 from 89 votes.

CSI: Miami - S8E24

#4 - All Fall Down (Season 8 - Episode 24)

A serial killer taunts the CSIs by leaving them cryptic hints, and the longer it takes them to decode these puzzles, the higher the death toll rises, on the eighth season finale of CSI: MIAMI.

The episode was rated 8.27 from 78 votes.

CSI: Miami - S2E12

#5 - Witness To Murder (Season 2 - Episode 12)

A diamond broker carrying two million dollars in merchandise is murdered after his car is hit by another vehicle and he gets out to confront the driver. The only witness to the crime is a developmentally challenged man who says the killer is someone named Colton. Meanwhile, outside of town, Speedle and Delko investigate the death of a teenage girl discovered at a rest stop with a broken neck. Shortly after the victim is taken from the scene, her body disappears during transport to Miami.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 107 votes.

CSI: Miami - S4E25

#6 - One of Our Own (Season 4 - Episode 25)

In this thrilling season finale, the loss of one of their own is the first hit the lab will take. Getting back to the lab to process the evidence, they find it has been taken over by Federal Agents looking for stolen money from a previous case.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 104 votes.

CSI: Miami - S3E24

#7 - 10-7 (Season 3 - Episode 24)

While investigating the murder of man hired to make dirty bombs that terrorists intend to set off in Miami, Horatio finds the bloody fingerprint of his brother, Raymond, who he believed to be dead. However, when Raymond's son is kidnapped, he emerges from deep undercover and the estranged brothers must work together to save the boy. Meanwhile, while processing a crime scene, an unknown assailant holds a gun to Calleigh's head and, after a deadly confrontation in her gun lab, she is left doubting that she can continue as a CSI.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 98 votes.

CSI: Miami - S4E24

#8 - Rampage (Season 4 - Episode 24)

The Mala Noche gang trial is obstructed when the defendant goes free with the help of the witness who is testifying. When a hit ordered by the Mala Noche gang on Horatio finds the people he loves lives are in danger. Delko finds that an ex-lover is disturbing any woman who he is now close to.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 101 votes.

CSI: Miami - S6E17

#9 - To Kill A Predator (Season 6 - Episode 17)

A lawyer is run down by a car, then a man is shot down in a cafe. The only common link was that they were both caught on camera in a pedophile sting, and the team hunts for a vigilante.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 86 votes.

CSI: Miami - S6E19

#10 - Rock and a Hard Place (Season 6 - Episode 19)

A man is murdered when someone drops a piece of slate of a bridge. The team tracks the slate to one of their own and Alexx's son becomes a suspect. Then to make matters worse Alexx finds him in a warehouse holding a bloody knife over his friend who happened to be the other suspect.

The episode was rated 8.20 from 81 votes.

CSI: Miami - S10E19
#11 - Habeas Corpse (2)
Season 10 - Episode 19

Every member of CSI is a suspect when one of the team's enemies is murdered. When the investigation becomes deadly, Samantha Owens ends up having to be rescued.

The episode was rated from 136 votes.
CSI: Miami - S7E20
#12 - Wolfe In Sheep's Clothing
Season 7 - Episode 20

Wolfe faces a terrible dilemma when he's forced by an unknown assailant to cover up evidence in a murder/robbery, or else the kidnapped Billy Gantry will be killed....

The episode was rated from 83 votes.
CSI: Miami - S10E18
#13 - Law and Disorder (1)
Season 10 - Episode 18

A corruption scandal is uncovered by the CSI team which forces Horatio to face an old adversary. Malcolm McDowell returns as Darren Vogel.

The episode was rated from 132 votes.
CSI: Miami - S10E17
#14 - At Risk
Season 10 - Episode 17

When a beloved tennis coach is nearly killed, Calleigh discovers a personal connection to the case.

The episode was rated from 105 votes.
CSI: Miami - S5E14
#15 - No Man's Land
Season 5 - Episode 14

A truck carrying weapons that were confiscated from previous crimes are now back on the streets of Miami. An old enemy of Horatio's puts the lives of two CSI's in harms way after a confiscated missile is launched into courthouse allowing Clavo Cruz to escape during his arraignment and injuring one CSI and the fatality of another CSI.

The episode was rated from 103 votes.
CSI: Miami - S3E15
#16 - Identity
Season 3 - Episode 15

When the CSIs find a woman swallowed whole and killed by a gigantic snake, they uncover a covert drug smuggling operation. Evidence leads Horatio and the team to a drug smuggling operation where large snakes are suspected of be being used to bring illegal drugs into the country to avoid detection by customs. However, when Horatio finds that Clavo Cruz, a nemesis of Horatio's who hides behind his diplomatic immunity, may be behind the operation, the team must find a legal way to put the criminal behind bars. Meanwhile, Wolfe must find the truth when two women each claim that they are the real victim of identity theft and the other is the culprit.

The episode was rated from 104 votes.
CSI: Miami - S3E16
#17 - Nothing to Lose
Season 3 - Episode 16

Evidence leads the CSIs to believe that someone started a massive fire in the Everglades in order to cover up a murder. Local prisoners are brought in as free manpower to help fight the wild fire in the Everglades. However, when a serial killer escapes the scene, Horatio must track him down before he strikes again. Meanwhile, the body of a local college student is found shot to death and the fire has destroyed the crime scene and the evidence. However, when the team uncovers an illegal moonshine operation and homemade ammunitions in the vicinity, the CSIs uncover the real reason why the boy was out there.

The episode was rated from 99 votes.
CSI: Miami - S6E18
#18 - Tunnel Vision
Season 6 - Episode 18

After a body is found in a sinkhole, the team's investigation into the victim's death leads them to a robbery where the target is keeping a shocking secret.

The episode was rated from 87 votes.
CSI: Miami - S6E16
#19 - All In
Season 6 - Episode 16

In the second part of the two part episodes, Horatio deals with his past and the rest of the team works to rescue Calleigh from kidnappers.

The episode was rated from 93 votes.
CSI: Miami - S7E16
#20 - Sink or Swim
Season 7 - Episode 16

When pirates take over a luxury yacht, Delko's future as a CSI is threatened just as his relationship with Calleigh moves to the next level.

The episode was rated from 79 votes.

Last updated: dec 08, 2022



Until now I hadn´t watched CSI: Miami from start to finish. The first four seasons were really good. With the fifth something changed. Writing dropped at leats two steps. Some of the cases were not only unbelievable sometimes they seemed to have forgotten how to use their evidence. The started story arcs left, right and center only to close them down quickly because they didn´t work. Alltogether the whole show became to flashy. I might have stopped there but I wanted to know how the story around Horatio evolved. Unfortunately it didn´t really. In general the show became better towards the end but CBS cancelled about 4 weeks after the final episode of season 10. So they never got to close out the show. As a whole it still is a good show. I don´t like the comparisons between the different CSI branches. I think you should see them all independently. And to those who are always complaining about stuff like how it is not possible to get DNA result within minutes: you´re right. But would you rather wait until next season for the conclusions ?


This is my favorite CSI, I watch all but also love the original. However, Miami is something special. I'd consider it in my top 5 TV shows of all time. I even named two of my pets Horatio & Calleigh since they're my favorites. But there's not a single pairing or character I hate in this show.


I was quite happy to get rid of Wolfe and now they had to drag him in again. Crap!


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