CSI: Miami – Season 7 Story and Cast Notes

Published 7 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:25 pm,

csi miami broken glasses sc CSI: Miami   Season 7 Story and Cast NotesLast season, CSI: Miami ended on a surprising cliffhanger that raised my eyebrows.

The season 6 finale of CSI: Miami was jam packed with death threats on Horatio Caine and some surprise character developments, or so it seemed.  The episode had a different pace than most because it had a lot more to tell.  (If you were planning on watching last season to catch up, the rest is a bit of a DVR spoiler.)

In the last episode, the new Medical Examiner who replaced Dr. Alexx Woods (Khandi Alexander) was shot almost within minutes of showing up!  Bummer, she was hot.

Horatio was inordinately busy tracking down illegal ammunition; dealing with his recurring nemesis, Ron Saris (Played by actor Kim Coates) and dealing with death threats to himself and his family.

After Horatio arrests Juan Ortega, the man behind the illegal ammo, he makes a phone call, giving Horatio’s name over the line and asks to be told when it’s done.

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Julia, his ex-wife, who should be scrambling to meet Horatio, disappears for a bit – leaving their son in the hotel room.

While Horatio is awaiting the arrival of his family on the airport tarmac, a shot rings out and Horatio falls to the ground; his infamous sunglasses break.  An intense symbolic representation. He seems dead.

The surprise ending that really took me for a spin was Ryan Wolfe getting a text message that read “It’s done” right after Horatio is shot.  Are you kidding me!?

Is Wolfe involved?  Is Horatio’s ex involved?  Could it be the continuation of the ongoing feud with Saris?  Or the obvious choice, Ortega?  I can’t wait for the new season to GET HERE ALREADY!  It’s a good thing I am a calm and PATIENT person.

I like some of the developments that have been occurring in the show.  We saw just how brave Callie can be under extreme duress when she was kidnapped earlier.  The direction that Horatio has been going in the last few seasons has been interesting, where he’s been dispensing his own form of wild west justice.  It’s a nice change of pace from his usual set of stoic one liners and last minute arrests.

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CSI: Miami Cast Notes
As you may or may not know, Khandi Alexander (Dr. Alexx Woods) left the show.  I really enjoyed Khandi Alexander’s portrayal of the even keeled medical examiner who always had a bit of wisdom to dispense in any situation.  I am bummed she’s leaving.  When Khandi left the show, rumors were that she was butting heads with David Caruso. But she’s recovered fine with a new gig on HBO called Treme.  (BuddyTV)

My gripe when characters leave / actors fired is that we get this quick one episode explanation.  No build up, no warning, just a sudden development that was made to look like things were always going on in the background.  I think if they spent just a little more time on Khandi’s character, it might have been harder to dispense with her.  I hate the quick explanations.

Rumors have it that Alexx may show up every now and then, but I’m not holding my breath.

The new medical examiner, who’s likely to not be shot within the first few minutes of showing up will be played by Megalyn Echikunwoke, who joins the cast as Dr. Tara Price.  Her last gig was on USA’s 4400.  (NY Daily News)

An interesting side affect with Horatio getting shot was people panicking that he was leaving the show.  CBS was going through some cast changes across all CSI shows and everyone started freaking. (TV Pop Crunch)

SPOILER (of sorts)
But let it be known that he will be back this year, don’t fret.  As Caruso pointed out with some glib humor, it’s easier to count the characters who haven’t been shot on the show than the characters who have! (ET Online)

Now if they can just get past those infamous one liners of Horatio’s in the teaser openings, things could just start looking even better.  Otherwise, look for some character development of his ex, Julia Winston this season.

Based on different tidbits around the internet, the CSI staff gets serious about finding who shot Horatio and some other interesting things are coming, but I’m not about spilling all the beans.

CSI: Miami on CBS will be starting it’s 7th season on Monday, September 22nd

Images from CBS.

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  1. I love Tim Speedle. I was sooooooooo sad when he died.

  2. Caruso/Caine is ugly as homemade sin!

  3. Vixen/Heidi – You’re STILL here? Do these posters know who you are, or care? Haven’t they figured it out yet.

    Ugly is in the soul, not the body.

    Khandi Alexander did return as Alexx Woods in “Smoke Gets In Your CSI’s” on Feb. 2nd. She was onscreen more as a guest than in most all episodes while she was a regular.

  4. Well, Caruso is ugly in BOTH – body and soul. The rest is open to interpretation.

  5. Alexx Woods short but sweet return was nice – especially since I am not fond of Baby Alexx. A highlight in an otherwise badly written/acted/edited show.

  6. But you manage to watch every episode, over and over? Your opinion is not the only opinion. You do not speak for others.

    The fans are beginning to warm up to Meg as the new ME, in spite of you, Heidi.

  7. FOLKS, keep this to commentary on the subject of the article. We’re here to have constructive exchange of opinions, not commenting on viewing habits or what not.

    Vixen: quit goading the fans!!!

    Thanks gang!

  8. And this despite my request???? Not cool Vixen.

  9. Well, Baby Alexx is a far cry from Alexx. She just doesn’t have it what it takes.
    Besides, just because a few people “warm up to her” doesn’t mean everybody else has to follow suit?

  10. The same goes for you Miki – Your opinion is not the only opinion. You do not speak for others.

  11. Sorry. I felt I needed to respond. Of course, you are right.

  12. i dont care what ppl say i still think hortio is sexi!!!!!!!!! i wish alexx would come back>

  13. A lot of people would like to see her bacK. Myself included. LOL

  14. i hope alexx comes back and horatio is a sexi beast david caruso is a bad acter but i still love him

  15. Note of interest: Vixen won’t be back here. She’s David Caruso’s stalker who was arrested in Tijuana late Thursday night. We’re now waiting to hear when she’s deported back to Austria for trial.
    We assume authorities will be wise enough not to allow her internet access.

  16. hey cant wait till csi miami tonight

  17. hey ppl i still think horatio is sexi

  18. Personally, I’m not a big fan of any of the CSI incarnations, but my boyfriend definitely is so its usually on in the background. I really like the new medical examiner– the actress who plays her– Meganlynn something or other???– is absolutely stunningly gorgeous! As for he acting, I think she’s pretty convincing– subtle, but convincing. He’s still lamenting the departure of the chick who played the old medical examiner, and like so many in this thread he thinks she’s hot and an excellent actor. I just don’t get her appeal.

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  20. hey there . i won’t consider myself a big fan of csi miami since i only enjoyed watching it after season 6 . but nevertheless , i would still consider myself as a fan of it . season 7 is currently airing in my country and i would just stop whatever i’m doing to watch csi . i think eric’s HOT ! haha , just a random thought . good night everyone :)