'Crime Wave' Hits 'Miami'

By Caillan
October 11, 2004 - 10:06 AM

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Following in the footsteps of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation's "Lady Heather's Box", CSI: Miami is reportedly set to mark November sweeps with a special 90-minute instalment.

Currently entitled "Crime Wave", the episode will deal with a series of crimes which take place before and after a massive tidal wave hits Miami, according to CSI Files sources. The 100-metre high tsunami begins hurtling towards the Florida coastline when part of the Canary Islands' Cumbre Vieja volcano collapses into the sea, precipitating a state of emergency in Miami-Dade county.

The incoming tidal wave causes mass panic and anxious residents converge on banks and supermarkets to secure money and supplies to see them through. In the car park of one home improvement store, beefy 35-year-old Eddie Caldwell is shot dead by a mysterious assailant. A local woman, Regina Cook, who popped into a nearby store to pick up some oranges, witnesses the attack and is prompty killed by the murderer.

The Miami-Dade Crime Lab battens down the hatches as the wave approaches and staff begin to transfer key evidence to trucks. But with two murders to solve, the primary CSIs are still on the job. Tech Sam Belmontes finds greyhound hair on Eddie's body, and Horatio and Calleigh head to the dog track to snoop around. They confront one of the track workers, Manny Orantes, with a photo of the dead man. He immediately tries to escape, but Horatio catches him in time and cuffs him. Manny is clearly hiding something and, sure enough, in the maintenance shed, Horatio discovers a specially customised hurricane window. A quick call to Delko at the lab, and the window is confirmed as a match to those installed in the Golden Beach Bank and Trust.

Not all the CSIs can hang around to work the crime. Rookie Ryan Wolfe heads off to check on his elderly uncle, who lives alone. When he arrives at his uncle's apartment, Ryan discovers Mona Daniels, in her fifties but still as sexy as hell. She says she's the "neighbour". They plan to hit the road to find Ryan's uncle, but a quick glance out the window tells them that the tidal wave's about to hit.

With the wave's arrival imminent, Horatio and Delko leg it to the Golden Beach Bank, only to find they're too late. Two of the bank robbers are dead and the third has escaped with the money. The bank manager's wife lies wounded on the floor. To make matters worse, the entire crime scene is about to be obliterated by a 100-metre high wall of water. Delko hurriedly shepherds the bank patrons into the vault and Horatio scoops up the injured woman. They dash for the vault as the tsunami hits and all hell breaks loose...

In the aftermath of the tidal wave, Horatio, Calleigh and Delko will have their hands full investigating the two murders at the supermarket and the robbery of the Golden Beach Bank. Meanwhile, a landslide at a cemetary poses a challenge for Alexx and Ryan when it exposes the body of a recently murdered man. On the personal front, Horatio comes to believe that Yelina's boyfriend, IAB Sergeant Rick Stetler, has been physically abusing her and confronts his sister-in-law with the evidence.

Please note that the above plot details have not been confirmed by CBS, Alliance Atlantis or Bruckheimer Films, and until such time you should treat this information as you would any other rumour. The above information comes from early script drafts and the details and the airing order of the episodes are liable to change before the episodes are shown.

"Crime Wave" will likely air during November, 2004.

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