CSI: Miami (season 8)

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CSI: Miami Season 8
DVD Cover Art
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24
Original channel CBS
Original run September 21, 2009 (2009-09-21)[1] – May 24, 2010 (2010-05-24)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 October 12, 2010
Season chronology
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CSI: Miami (season 7)
List of CSI: Miami episodes

The eighth season of CSI: Miami premiered on CBS on September 21, 2009 and ended May 24, 2010. Eddie Cibrian joins the cast in the season premiere, along with Omar Benson Miller in episode 6. Christian Clemenson joins the show as the team's new medical examiner. Adam Rodriguez was only a regular for five episodes and eight episodes as a special guest star. Khandi Alexander returned for two episodes also as a special guest star.


Actor Character Main cast Recurring cast
David Caruso Horatio Caine entire season N/A
Emily Procter Calleigh Duquesne entire season N/A
Adam Rodriguez Eric Delko episodes 1-5 eight episodes (as special guest star)
Jonathan Togo Ryan Wolfe entire season N/A
Rex Linn Frank Tripp entire season N/A
Eva LaRue Natalia Boa Vista entire season N/A
Omar Benson Miller Walter Simmons 19 episodes 3 episodes
Eddie Cibrian Jesse Cardoza entire season N/A
Christian Clemenson Dr. Tom Loman N/A 20 episodes
Christopher Redman Michael Travers N/A 6 Episodes
Khandi Alexander Alexx Woods N/A two episodes (as special guest star)
Laurence Fishburne Ray Langston N/A episode 7


No. in
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
168 1 "Out of Time" Sam Hill Tamara Jaron September 21, 2009 (2009-09-21) 14.20[2]

The continuation of last season's story; the team searches for Delko. Meanwhile, there is a flash back to 1997 when H brought the team together.

First appearance of: Jesse Cardoza.
169 2 "Hostile Takeover" Allison Liddi-Brown Corey Evett & Matt Partney September 28, 2009 (2009-09-28) 13.96[3]
A gunman attacks the Miami lab and holds four people, including Cardoza, hostage. Horatio is to serve as the negotiator, where the gunman has a rather unique request in exchange for the hostages.
170 3 "Bolt Action" Gina Lamar Melissa Scrivner October 5, 2009 (2009-10-05) 13.43[4]

Calleigh's testimony before IA may threaten Delko's future. Meanwhile three volleyball players mysteriously die during a game.

First appearance of: Walter Simmons and Dr. Tom Loman.
171 4 "In Plane Sight" Larry Detwiler Robert Hornak October 12, 2009 (2009-10-12) 13.27[5]
The CSI team are on the case of a repoman discovering a dead body on the plane he was supposed to repossess for his client.
172 5 "Bad Seed" Matt Earl Beesley Brian Davidson October 19, 2009 (2009-10-19) 13.16[6]

A lethal outbreak in Miami that is linked to deadly farming practices is investigated as murder. Alexx returns to help the team with the case.

Final appearance of: Alexx Woods
173 6 "Dude, Where's My Groom?" Carey Meyer Brett Mahoney November 2, 2009 (2009-11-02) 12.52[7]
A groom goes missing, and the CSIs recreate his debauched bachelor party to solve the case and a murder. In the meantime, former lab tech Walter Simmons joins the group as a new CSI.
174 7 "Bone Voyage"[8] Sam Hill Barry O'Brien November 9, 2009 (2009-11-09) 14.38[9]
Raymond Langston (Laurence Fishburne) from Las Vegas travels to Miami to aid a murder with possible ties to a human leg that was discovered in Vegas. This is the first part of the CSI: Trilogy.
175 8 "Point of Impact" Eric Mirich Krystal Houghton November 16, 2009 (2009-11-16) 13.26[10]
The CSIs investigate a horrible car crash to discover who or what caused it. The probe reveals the darkest secrets of the drivers involved.
176 9 "Kill Clause" Scott Lautanen Jeremy R. Littman November 23, 2009 (2009-11-23) 13.22[11]
Horatio and his team investigate when deadly jellyfish are used as murder weapons. Meanwhile, a mysterious woman from Jesse's past unexpectedly shows up.
177 10 "Count Me Out" Marco Black Marc Dube December 7, 2009 (2009-12-07) 12.72[12]
The CSIs investigate the death of a census worker, which leads to a high-speed car chase and an explosion that puts Ryan and Natalia in danger.
178 11 "Delko for the Defense" Gina Lamar Tamara Jaron December 14, 2009 (2009-12-14) 14.18[13]

The team discovers that Delko is working for an attorney defending a homeless man accused of raping and killing a wealthy woman.

Final appearance of: Maxine Valera.
179 12 "Show Stopper" Sam Hill Corey Evett & Matt Partney January 11, 2010 (2010-01-11) 13.65[14]
When America's sweetheart (Phoenicks) bursts into flames during a concert, the CSIs expose the dark side of pop stardom.
180 13 "Die By the Sword" Matt Earl Beesley Melissa Scrivner January 18, 2010 (2010-01-18) 13.16[15]
A man is chopped in half, and the lab tries to tie the case to a Japanese mobster, who seeks custody of his biological son, who was adopted by the victim. Meanwhile, Natalia's hearing loss nearly makes her a victim during the investigation.
181 14 "In The Wind" Allison Liddi-Brown Brett Mahoney February 1, 2010 (2010-02-01) 13.44[16]
Horatio and the CSIs have just 24 hours to find out if a man on death row is truly guilty of killing his wife and young daughter.
182 15 "Miami, We Have a Problem" Sam Hill Brian Davidson February 8, 2010 (2010-02-08) 13.46[17]
A dead body falls from the sky, and the team discovers that he had been a passenger on a private commercial space flight.
183 16 "L.A." Rob Zombie Barry O'Brien March 1, 2010 (2010-03-01) 12.07[18]
Horatio and Delko travel to Los Angeles to clear Cardoza of an evidence tampering allegation that threatens the prosecution in a current Miami murder case.
184 17 "Getting Axed" Carey Meyer Krystal Houghton March 8, 2010 (2010-03-08) 11.93[19]
The team does not have any difficulty finding suspects when a hated receptionist is murdered with an axe and her body is pushed down a evelvator shaft. The real difficulty is finding out who did it.
185 18 "Dishonor" Sam Hill Marc Dube March 22, 2010 (2010-03-22) 10.80[20]

Horatio's son, Kyle, seeks his father's help in solving a murder.

Final appearance of: Kyle Harmon
186 19 "Spring Breakdown" Larry Detwiler Corey Evett & Matt Partney April 12, 2010 (2010-04-12) 10.78[21]

The CSIs work on solving three separate homicides that occurred during Spring Break vacation.

NOTE: Natalia wasn't seen at all throughout episode
187 20 "Backfire" Don Tardino Tamara Jaron & Melissa Scrivner April 19, 2010 (2010-04-19) 11.66[22]
The spirit of a victim haunts Calleigh until she is able to solve his murder.
188 21 "Meltdown" Matt Earl Beesley K. David Bena & Brian Davidson May 3, 2010 (2010-05-03) 9.62[23]
Evidence is stolen from the lab following a diamond heist and Eric Delko returns.
189 22 "Mommie Deadest" Gina Lamar Krystal Houghton & Brett Mahoney May 10, 2010 (2010-05-10) 11.10[24]
When a suburban soccer mom is murdered, the CSIs uncover her family's dark past, while Delko continues his undercover mission. At the end of the episode, Caliegh confronts Delko of what's going on and an explosions happens soon after.
190 23 "Time Bomb" Sam Hill Corey Evett & Matt Partney May 17, 2010 (2010-05-17) 10.52[25]

When Horatio's ex-girlfriend is killed in an explosion, the team looks within their own department to find the killer. The team is uneasy as Eric returns to do some undercover investigation and evidence leads to the discovery of stolen diamonds in Ryan's house. They must find the real culprit and exonerate Ryan before things get out of hand.

Final appearance of: Rick Stetler.
191 24 "All Fall Down" Joe Chappelle Barry O'Brien & Marc Dube May 24, 2010 (2010-05-24) 12.39[26]
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. In the opening sequence the daughter of the first victim can be heard singing the "Ashes ashes all fall down" chorus from the Grateful Dead's "Throwing Stones".


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