Friday, September 23, 2005

CSI:Miami Season 4, Episode 1

Plot synopsis and analysis can be found here.

The analysis above points out something very interesting and a little aggravating about all of the CSI shows. Here's a case where the Mala Noche is identified as the "new Florida Mafia", which implies a serious group of badasses. Then, in a single episode, Horatio and his crew bring down the whole gang and H himself shoots Diablo, the leader of the gang. There endeth the new Florida Mafia.

Sometimes, I think it would be interesting to see the CSI's take on a bad guy that keeps them guessing. A baddie that builds over the season and leads to a head-to-head season finale that allows for some character development/emotional challenges to happen would be really beneficial to the shows. Once you get past the novelty of the cases and the science, there's not much there and some challenging adversaries just might freshen up the shows.

Notwithstanding, this was an exceptional episode. There was good action and a challenging storyline. It looks like we are going to spend some time this season looking into Horatio's past, as he spends time in confession at the outset of the episode and then his buddy, Rick, shows up talking about how he met some folks in NYC that know Horatio.

A good, not great, start to the season.