CSI: Miami: Season 1 (2002 - 2003)

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Season 1
CSI: Miami

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CSI: Miami does nothing to reinvent the original incarnation's formula, but instead coasts along with a pleasurable swagger and a deliciously campy performance by David Caruso.

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Critic Ratings: 20

59%

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User Ratings: 23

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Air date: Sep 23, 2002

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.

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Air date: Sep 30, 2002

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.

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Air date: Oct 7, 2002

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.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2002

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.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2002

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.

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Air date: Oct 28, 2002

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.

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Air date: Nov 4, 2002

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.

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Air date: Nov 11, 2002

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.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2002

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.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2002

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.

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Tv Season Info

A spin-off of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" follows a South Florida forensics team headed by the brooding Horatio Caine (David Caruso). The investigators include ballistics expert Calleigh Duquesne (Emily Procter), underwater-recovery expert Eric Delko (Adam Rodriguez), coroner Alexx Woods (Khandi Alexander) and impressions expert Tim "Speed" Speedle (Rory Cochrane).

Critic Reviews for CSI: Miami Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (13)

Something's amiss here. The new "CSI" is a little stilted, a little obvious.

Feb 11, 2020 | Full Review…
Top Critic

CSI: Miami is a sleek whodunit with a superb cast and great promise.

Feb 11, 2020 | Full Review…

CSI: Miami takes on the clichés of TV action, making heroes of those whose pleasures are mental and who work deliberately, methodically, patiently.

Feb 11, 2020 | Full Review…

The premiere episode is smart and tense, the TV equivalent of the book you can't put down.

Feb 11, 2020 | Full Review…

While everything on the original "CSI" works - the concept, the actors, the script, the direction, the characters - nothing (did I mention nothing?) works on "CSI: Miami."

Feb 11, 2020 | Full Review…

The bite: A strong cast, but even CSI die-hards will want more evidence to proclaim this show worthy of its pedigree.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…

The performances of the CSI: Miami cast are more stylish than its predecessor's.

Feb 11, 2020 | Full Review…

The plotting is crisp and involving and the performances are exceptionally strong.

Feb 11, 2020 | Full Review…

If you can accept the dramatic license, the dearth of Hispanic characters and Caruso's tendency to mumble, CSI: Miami is certainly as good as its competition.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…

When watching CSI Miami, you just enjoy the process.

Jul 6, 2004 | Full Review…

Much as these first moments suggest, C.S.I.: Miami is very slick, very clever (one cut to commercial comes just as the team discovers a survivor: "Stay with us!"), and very eager to please.

Sep 30, 2002 | Full Review…

Delaney is crisp and efficient, as always.

Sep 23, 2002 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for CSI: Miami: Season 1

  • May 26, 2015
    Not as good as NCIS or the original CSI.

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