CSI: Miami--'Target Specific'

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  1. CSI Files

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    <p><b>Synopsis:</b><p>Megan Hamilton walks into her house only to be surprised by an intruder, who stabs her twice before running off. She manages to fire at him twice with her gun, hitting him once, before crawling to her phone and calling 911. She is hanging on when the paramedics arrive, though her prognosis isn't good. The CSIs begin processing the scene: Ryan notes a bullet hole in the wall while Horatio recovers the gun, noting blood drops leading to the door. Ryan follows the trail and discovers the knife the attacker used outside in the bushes, but is thwarted in his attempt to retrieve it by Megan's protective guard dog. After the knife is retrieved, Delko lifts a print off of it that he matches to a man named Patrick Garrety. Garrety, an antiques collector, claims that the knife is an ancient Roman one that was stolen from him a week before. He tells Horatio that Megan worked for him--and that he suspected her of stealing the knife from him. Horatio visits Megan, who has stabilized, in the hospital and she insists she didn't steal the knife. She tells him she thinks she was the target of a robber because of money she keeps in her kitchen and implores him to go look for the box of money. Horatio sends Calleigh, who discovers the box and notices an unscrewed light bulb. Just after she's removed the bulb, a man comes up behind her and puts a plastic bag over her head! He grabs her gun and holds it to her head, but when she identifies herself as a police officer, he runs off. Hearing the commotion, Delko comes in and helps her to store the plastic bag with gauze in order to lift any scent from Calleigh's attacker off of it.<p>Ryan retrieves a small bit of cloth from Megan's dog's tooth, which Michael Travers identifies as a bulletproof cloth not on the market yet, designed by a woman named Zoe Belle. Horatio and Natalia pay Zoe a visit and find her with her trainer, Tony Ramirez. Zoe tells them she's only supplied the cloth to a few celebrity clients--and admits that some of it was stolen from her a few weeks back. Horatio catches sight of a photographer hiding in the trees and confronts him. The man, Cameron West, claims he's just hoping to catch shots of Zoe's celebrity clients, but Horatio gets a warrant for his camera and Ryan and Delko go over the photos on it and discover shots of wealthy homeowners in the neighborhood--as well as pictures of the CSIs, both on and off duty. Delko confronts the photographer, but West denies any part in Megan's attack--or in the robberies that the people in his photographs suffered. Delko asks about the photos of the CSIs, prompting West to mention his Russian father. Realizing the photographer knows a lot about the team, Delko calls Horatio and tells him that West is working for the Russians. Horatio visits imprisoned Russian mob boss Ivan Sarnoff, who tells him that he can't prevent what's about to happen. Delko warns Calleigh about the surveillance photos--and asks her about the man with her in one of them. She tells him the photo was snapped before they got together.<p>Ryan and Natalia come up with a suspect: Zoe Bell's trainer, Tony Ramirez, who was also photographed with Patrick Garrety. When they go to question him, they find he's been stabbed, but quickly realize his wounds are self-inflicted. Tony admits that he knew he was in trouble once the CSIs showed up at Zoe's. His job was to make sure the houses were empty so that the third man involved could rob the houses. He insists that he didn't stab Megan, but he refuses to give up the name of the man working with him and West. Calleigh gets a scent hit off the gauze she left with the bag from her attacker: the man had on an antibiotic cream. Delko thinks of Megan's dog and, though the dog has been washed down, he does find human blood on her collar. The blood is a match for Sergei Patrenko, who visited Ivan Sarnoff in jail just before Horatio did. Horatio and Calleigh catch him in his car, and he tells them he never intended to hurt Megan. He was surprised to find her there during the robbery. Horatio and Calleigh arrest him but just as they're getting him into the police car, Calleigh spots a gun. She cries out, but a shot is fired, killing Sergei. Ryan is on his way to track Cameron West down when he gets a flat tire. He pulls over to the side of the road to check it and a man comes up behind him and knocks him out. While Sarnoff receives news from someone in jail, Ryan is interrogated and beaten by Sarnoff's men. He refuses to tell them anything, causing them to hit him repeatedly....<p><b>Analysis:</b><p>Poor Ryan Wolfe! The episode certainly ends on a cliffhanger, with Ryan abducted by the Russian mafia, who are apparently intent on getting something from him. Just what that is remains a mystery, at least as far as this episode is concerned. As we know from <A class="link" HREF="http://www.csifiles.com/episodes/miami/season7/and_theyre_offed.shtml">"And They're Offed"</a>, Ivan Sarnoff has orchestrated the stalking of Horatio's team, but to what end? Was he looking for the team's weak link, or some vulnerability he could exploit? He apparently thinks he's found it in Ryan, whom has been targeted for abduction. So what's Ryan's Achilles heel? His past gambling problems? His firing from the lab back at the end of season five? His wayward sponsor and the man's young son, Billy? The Russians targeted Ryan for a reason, and whatever that reason is, I'm glad Ryan was the one chosen. <font color=yellow>Jonathan Togo</font> has had far too little to do this season. It's about time he was handed something meaty to tackle, given that his last major storyline came at the end of season five/beginning of season six, when he was grappling with being let go from the lab when his gambling proclivities jeopardized a case.<p><HR ALIGN="CENTER" SIZE="1" WIDTH="45%" COLOR="#007BB5"><p>To read the full reviews, please click <A HREF="http://www.csifiles.com/reviews/csi/target_specific.shtml">here</A>.<center></center>
     
  2. Faylinn

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    Excellent review, as usual.

    I'm interested to see how the storyline goes with Ryan, but I have to say I was a bit disappointed by this episode after seeing the promo - the promo made it look like Ryan was going to be in trouble during this episode, but instead they used the final minute of the show for the promo. It was misleading, and I'm getting a bit tired of misleading promos - if you can't intrigue me with what ACTUALLY happens, maybe that is a sign.

    Delko's jealousy over the picture of Calleigh with the guy from "And They're Offed" was kind of silly. When he found out the timeframe, he should have let it go - honestly, after knowing Calleigh for so long, does she really seem like the type to cheat? And then after she tells him it was nothing and that it was before they got together - he asks her why the guy's phone number is in her phone? Trust, Delko, it's called trust.

    Him being fixated/obsessed would be an interesting storyline, should they go there, but I seriously doubt this show would do that.

    I dare to hope that they will start to include more subtle scenes between the two if their relationship is meant to last longterm.

    As for the storyline itself - I thought it was kind of lame, the whole thing with the three guys working together to steal from the wealthy clients. And if you steal an antique Roman dagger, why wouldn't you sell it instead of carrying it around like a common weapon? :rolleyes: It was all just kind of silly, IMO.
     
  3. selvis

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    I agree with the review that Boa Vista hasn't had much to do this season. But, she had alot to do in season 5 and 6 and more Kandhi Alexander was really underused. No wonder she left! Her only really meaty storyline was her last episode.

    Now I am really going to be unpopular. I don't see Delko and Ducaine as a couple, i don't see any chemistry. I do like the characters, although Calleigh was much nicer in the early seasons. She is kind of cold now.

    I though this episode was king of boring. Everything leads up to next week's episode I guess.
     
  4. Top41

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    Yeah, it kind of reminds me of the episode where Calleigh was kidnapped--that happened at the very end, too. It's a lot of filler to get to the interesting stuff.

    I, too, doubt that the writers are actually going to go that route...but then what's the point of showcasing Delko's jealousy and fantasies? At this point, I'd expect mostly happiness and fun--after all, they've just gotten together.

    Yeah, Alexx was definitely underutilized as well! I hope the same won't be true of Tara.

    Nothing wrong with a contrary opinion! I like the two as a couple, but I'm not entirely sure where they're headed.
     
  5. koshi700

    koshi700 Dead on Arrival

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    This episode was good! I actually enjoyed nearly everything about it. I felt the "jealous" scene between Calleigh and Eric fell flat, it just makes Eric look like a insecure, possesive idiot, and Calleigh an insensative bimbo.

    But I enjoyed the rest of the episode, it was very interesting and for the first time in a long time I was glued to my screen. Normally, anymore, I'm only half watching because the plots are so bad, but whoever wrote this episode should write more. (minus the romance, though, please)

    Poor Ryan! I got spoiled for some of next weeks ep so I know what the Russian Mafia want from him, and lets just say, the team better come to bat for him, or I swear I'm going to fly to Miami and beat some sense into them. ;) Poor Ryan has been left to hang by himself too many times by his so called team mates, they need to show him they have his back.

    Anyways, I'm looking forward to next weeks ep. I'm crossing my fingures that it doesn't dissapoint. Lately that has seemed to be the tradition of Miami, I get an ep that makes me think they're getting their groove back and than the next episode is an epic fail. *sigh*
     
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  6. NattyWoohoo

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    Ryan has worked so hard to gain back everyone's good graces, and with that stink eye from Delko and Calleigh, it's all crumbling down. And they didn't even let him explain. *sigh* I hope Horatio has his back. Think there will be a ton of IA emphasis?
     

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