I think I saw a CSI: Miami episode I actually *liked*.
First, some back story:
During one of Jeff's visits earlier this year, we were channel surfing and came across an episode of CSI: Miami one Sunday night. (One of the local stations airs repeats on Saturday and Sunday nights; a Dayton station also airs a repeat on Sundays). It was the first time I had watched the show, and it was just funny... thanks to David Caruso's fine acting abilities. *snark*
(Seriously, Horatio Caine is like Master of the Obvious during investigations. Like I caught an episode last week on A&E where the victim was electrocuted in her bathtub during a party. H and Frank were checking out the dead body in the bathtub, where H says to Frank matter-of-factly, "It appears... she electrocuted herself during her party." To which I said, "No shit, you think?" I mean, come on, there's a dead body in the bathtub, and I'm sure H got word from someone that they found the dead body during the party.)
As we were watching, I said, "I wonder if there's a David Caruso drinking game."
Jeff found one
Prior to the move, I tried to play the game at least once a week. Since living with the parents, I can't--and I'm sure my liver appreciates it because A&E has CSI: Miami marathons every Wednesday night.
Last night, I go into the living room to visit with Mom. She's flipping through the channels, and comes across CSI: Miami. She couldn't find anything else to watch, so she turned it back for me since she knows I watch it for the Train Wreck That Is Caruso.
But... this episode... it got a "huh" out of me at the end.
I don't know the whole story of the Bad Guy (herein referred to as Baddie), but it seems he co-owned a company, and staged some murder to prevent an acquisition of said company. Baddie was baddie, too. Suave, smirky black guy. He oozed baddie; like he knew there was no way he could be touched.
Tom Sizemore played some private investigator hired by Baddie, who was this week's Thorn in H's Side.
But, turns out, Tom Sizemore was more like a branch shoved firmly in H's side.
He was able to get Calleigh off the case, by providing proof that she compromised the case's evidence. (It had something to do with a web site she ran, something to do with her being kidnapped, and something to do with Eric getting shot).
Calleigh and Eric had a chat about it in the CSI locker room, where they actually displayed believable emotion toward each other. Eric wanted to go tell the truth--that that notes Calleigh claimed were hers were really his, but Calleigh was like, "I'm off the case, but you're not. Go look for new evidence. Go do that."
So Eric found proof on Baddie's jacket that Baddie killed his secretary/receptionist, so him and the other CSI Young'un brings Baddie in. Tom Sizemore is there with Baddie because... not only is Tom Sizemore Baddie's private investigator, but also his lawyer.
Just when Eric and Other CSI Young'un think they can arrest Baddie, Tom Sizemore whips out a pocket voice recorder--about the size of a USB stick drive--and plays a recording of Eric's therapy session. (That has something to do with Eric getting shot). Well, now, because of Eric's mental state (by what he admitted to his therapist, about how sometimes he has trouble remembering what day it is, etc.)... any evidence he collected is questionable, and now he's off the case.
At this point, I'm screaming, "I love Tom Sizemore!"
Why? Because he was bringing H's team down. Seriously, I realized that that is my problem with the show: H's team is too damn perfect. If Eric and Calleigh can't save the day, it's guaranteed that H will at the very last minute. *yawn*
Tom Sizemore was totally gimping that up.
Even at the end, H talked someone who was connected to Baddie to wear a wire, so they could finally get Baddie. Wussy Guy shows up at some restaurant where Tom Sizemore and Baddie were dining. Conversation ensued, and Tom Sizemore knew that this guy was wearing a wire, ripped open Wussy Guy's shirt, and pulled the wire off, then proceeded to have a confessional regarding Baddie. I screamed, "H is so screwed! Yay!"
Seriously, I was hoping that was the case. Tom Sizemore made everything so believable... between him getting Eric and Calleigh off the case, and finding the wire, I honestly didn't know how this was going to end.
But H showed up anyway, to save the day, along with some members of the Miami-Dade P.D. Tom Sizemore was all like, "You've got nothing. I found the wire." H was like, "You didn't find *all* the wires." H then picks up a huge pepper shaker, unscrews it, and there's a bug.
Tom Sizemore and Baddie gets arrested, and I'm screaming, "Noooooooooooooo!"
Meanwhile, Eric and Calleigh are in some office. (I'm thinking it was Tom Sizemore's). Calleigh doesn't want to be there; she just wants to get it over with. Turns out, Eric and Calleigh had to collect CDs. Calleigh picked up one, looked at it, I don't know who the names were, but it had to have been a connection to her because... Eric then picked up a CD with his name on it... then Calleigh picked up another CD with Horatio's name on it.
There's a lingering shot of her staring at H's CD, then we see H standing silhouetted in a symbolic Miami backdrop, complete with setting sun, orangey dusky sky, and palm tree, and then the show ends.
And I was left thinking, "Huh. I may have to buy this episode."
And I actually want to know what's on Horatio's CD.Dayna
told me over at Romance Divas that she thought they were trying to go all dark this season on CSI: Miami, and wasn't sure if Caruso could pull dark off. If they didn't arrest Tom Sizemore at the end, I'm sure Caruso totally could. He would've been a killer nemesis for Horatio.