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Who Shot JR? ...errrr, I mean Horatio Caine?,
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This review is from: CSI: Miami: Season 6 (DVD)
CSI Miami, the #1 watched show in the world, has the ultimate "cliff hanger" in it's 6th year. David Caruso, as Lt Horatio Caine, has helped to create a cult-type following for the show by creating a very memorable and fan-loved character. Feeding on that frenzie, the writers found a way to get us all coming back for more in the up-coming 7th year: they've recreated the whole "Who-Shot-JR" hoopla that the retro-show Dallas once had.
That's right: season 6 leaves Miami's Horatio Caine laying on a run way, with the sunglasses-of-justice broken in front of him, after a single shot rings out thru the air. Is he dead? Well that's what they'd like you to believe. And in all honesty, Mr Caruso does a staggering job of acting a "death rattle" in this final scene. Frankly, it's disturbing to any fan of the redhead. Rumor has it (as does a behind-the-scenes interview with Caruso) that it is merely a set-up, a faked death, to enable Caine to go after his arch-nemisis of season 6 in year 7.
All in all, Season 6 survived the writer's strike rather successfully...
Casually running thru-out the whole season are snippets of Eric Delko's fight to overcome his head injury... Ryan Wolfe's struggle to get his job as a CSI back after his season 5 foul up... and an entirley new storyline to boot: a new enemy has entered the playing field for Horatio Caine. This time it's one who has found a way to steal his family. That's right... I said family: Horatio has a long lost son. One he didn't even know existed. One who has gotten himself into a bit of trouble. And unfortunatley the mother has turned out to be a con-artist that he met while he was doing undercover work 17 years ago. I guess that explains why she disappeared before Horatio even knew she was pregnant. To make matters worse, Ron Seris, the new enemy at large, has found a way to get right in the middle of all of it.
The season was also filled with episodes that were very memorable.
"Bang Bang Your Debt" was an episode done earlier in the year that brought back a long-since-gone CSI favorite, Speedle. "Gurillas in the Mist" implied a frightening point about how easily death can be calculated certainty when computer technology is mixed in with ballistics. The season's 2-parter ("Ambush" and "All In") showed us just how tough Calleigh Ducaine really is when she gets kidnapped... and what happens when Horatio get's extridited to Brazil on a murder charge. "To Kill a Preditor" gave us a bird's eye view of online child preditors and how the world has changed because of them. "Rock and a Hard Place" forced us say goodbye to an original cast member, Alexx Woods. Lastly, the finale, "Going Ballistic," left us hanging on the edge of our chairs wondering if Horatio was alive, if his family was safe, why his son packed a gun in his duffle bag, and what CSI Ryan Wolfe had to do with it all.
Put this one on your pre-order list OR toss it in your Amazon cart if your reading this after the S6 release... it will surely become a staple in your TV DVD collections.
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C.S.I. Miami - Season 6
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Initial post: Sep 9, 2008 2:17:39 PM PDT
Paul K. Fujimoto says:
It has to be the best season if they got rid of that no talent Caruso.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2009 10:52:16 AM PST
man, that ending messed with me, because I work nights, I am unable to catch this show, waiting for Season 7 on DVD, which I suspect will come in Sept/Oct is one long wait, fortunately I know it was a faked death, but seeing how it unfolds is one long wait!!!
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