CSI: Miami

Crime Wave - S3-E7

Corrected entry: When Calleigh Duquesne is being told by a lab worker that the victim's rental car had greyhound hair, she says "Thanks, Harry" to him. The name on his lab coat says A. Peters. (00:13:30)

Correction: Calli says "thanks Aaron". Aaron Peters.

Game Over - S3-E18

Corrected entry: They find a sticky substance which turns out to be a soft drink made with cane sugar rather than corn syrup. Ryan pronounces that no sodas are made in the US with cane sugar and they would have to be ordered from Mexico. The Dr. Pepper plant in Dublin, Texas makes its product with Imperial Cane Sugar year round and many brands (Coca-cola for one) produce limited quantities around Passover as corn syrup being a grain product is not considered "kosher for Passover" (it might have been exposed to leavening). While the show's premise that the drinker must be an aficionado still holds, he certainly wouldn't have to order them from outside the country as is stated.

Myridon

Correction: Ryan doesn't exactly say that. Kelly is under that impression when she says, "I thought all soft drinks were made of high fructose corn syrup," and Ryan simply doesn't tell her she's mistaken.

Knever

Correction: I have the DVD, in addition to a digital version of this episode. Natalia's mouth is perfectly in-sync with the words she says in both my versions.

Golden Parachute - S1-E1

Corrected entry: They pull a man out of the swamp who they believe is still alive, but not breathing, and they sit there pounding on his chest. Not only did they not check for a pulse to determine that chest compressions were necessary, but no one was giving mouth to mouth or doing rescue breathing.

Correction: Depending on the situation, and the levels of protection the first responders have, it has been approved to not give the mouth-to-mouth part of CPR. Especially if there is a risk of the first responder becoming ill (or ingesting swamp).

From the Grave - S4-E1

Corrected entry: Right at the beginning of the funeral ceremony, we see the prisoner exit the police car and he asks the officer to remove his handcuffs to go pay his last respects, in which the officer replies that he cannot do that. Only a second or two later, the prisoner can now be seen walking toward the coffin (not knowing there was a shooter hiding inside) and he suddenly is no longer handcuffed.

Correction: He beats up the police officer and gets the key to undo his handcuffs.

Season 6 generally

Corrected entry: In Episode 6-6 "Sunblock": When the solar eclipse is happening you see everyone looking up at it. Everyone knows you can't look at the sun during a total eclipse.

Boobra

Correction: There are lots of thing we are not suppose to do, that we do, even though we know they are bad for us. Also I am sure there are some people who do not know it is dangerous to do that.

pross79

Show generally

Corrected entry: In Episode "Broken Home," Natalie and Ryan ask Dave Montavo if they can have a DNA sample. They would have already had his DNA from when they did the blood alcohol level test to check why they passed out in the car.

Boobra

Correction: By law, they still would have to get his permission to use his blood for DNA since the blood was taken for a blood alcohol level.

Dedderbot Premium member

Show generally

Corrected entry: In episode Broken Home, the drinking glasses collected from the party home after the caterer picked them up still have alcohol in the bottom. The liquid would have dried overnight if it wasn't spilled out by the caterer collecting the glasses. No one would transport glassess full of liquid.

Boobra

Correction: The liquid in the glasses is the sterile water used in the lab. Residue would still be on the glasses and Boa Vista would have used sterile water to be able to test for drugs etc.

Dedderbot Premium member

Body Count - S1-E24

Corrected entry: In this episode, a traffic surveillance camera is used to identify the person responsible for a car jacking. The camera was facing the oncoming lane, presumably to capture the front license plate of the red light violator. But FL doesn't have license plates on the front. The camera should have only seen the back of the vehicle, not the front.

Correction: The key word is PRESUMABLY. it could be possible that they are trying to capture the driver of the car which is why the camera, in this case, took TWO pictures, one when the car ENTERED the intersection and one when it was half way through.

Urban Hellraisers - S4-E9

Corrected entry: Wolfe was shot in the eye with a nail gun in the previous episode. Yet he has no wound or scars anywhere near his eye, not even in the extreme close up we get of his eyes. That's some fast healing, eh?

Correction: Not all episodes take place as soon as the previous one has finished. Sometimes there are little clues in the episodes as to how long the case has been taking, for example in the CSI episode about the Strip Strangler Sara tells Grissom that they've been after the killer for about a month.

Kill Zone - S1-E9

Corrected entry: At the scene of the first sniper shootings, Calleigh finds a bullet and calls for David to come over. Not Horatio, but David, the first name of the actor who plays Horatio.

Correction: Actually, what she says is: "I've got one divot over here."

MoonFaery Premium member

Spring Break - S1-E21

Corrected entry: The mould taken off of the girl's bitten leg was indented, but on the skin a bite would be indented, so the mould should be reversed

Correction: The presumption must be that they moulded and cast it again, getting back to the original shape. This would be useful for when they came across the original teeth later, so they could settle them into the bite shape for comparison.

Rooster of Doom

Show generally

Corrected entry: Although the show takes place in Miami, very little of it is actually filmed here, most in done at Manhattan Beach, a suburb of Los Angeles in California. This is most evident when they have a beach scene. The large waves that you see on the beach are from the Pacific ocean. The waves in Miami are very small and nowhere near as large.

Correction: Actully I have been near Miami beach where alot of surfers like to ride these kinda waves, the further you go out the bigger they can get, and on some days like days with alot of wind they can reach "California" scale waves.

Slaughterhouse - S1-E8

Corrected entry: It's stated late in the show that the toddler has blood on her "from all the family members" - but the eldest brother grabbed her up and ran with her after she was standing in her mother's blood and while the father was killing brother 2 (computer and headset). She seems to wander back into the living room and acquire blood from the eldest brother, the infant (who is under brother 1 - this is weird too) and Dad, but I don't recall a scene where she goes into the room of brother 2. Can we assume that she wandered into brother 2's room at some point before leaving by the front door and there just wasn't time to write in a line and a shot to this effect, or did she in fact not carry blood from brother 2 away on her excursion and is the statement "all the family members" incorrect.

Correction: Brother 2 was shot in the back at very close range by his father, using a shotgun. The father would have been covered with the son's blood, as well as his own. When the toddler wandered back into the house from the back yard, where brother 1 took her for safety, she would have had ample opportunity to come in contact with the blood. As has been established repeatedly on the show, the lab needs only a tiny sample of blood to identify who it came from via its DNA. Therefore, the statement that she had blood on her "from all the family members" should be taken at face value.

Show generally

Factual error: Calleigh Duquesne frequently wears completely inappropriate clothing throughout the whole series. She often wears blouses that are so low cut that the neckline is below the lower curve of her breasts. No officer of the court in the US would be allowed to dress this way. There is no grey area here, and this is not a character mistake - first time a CSI turned up at work dressed like that, she'd be sent home to change. Second time, she'd be on suspension until she agreed to change her dress standards. Also (and this regularly happens in CSI: NY as well) she is regularly wearing high heels - also a certain no-no for as CSI. Incidentally, male CSIs have equally strict dress standards.

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Darkroom - S5-E8

Trivia: In the real case on which this episode was based, one of the women photographed was Nikka La Rue, whose sister Eva plays CSI Natalia Boa Vista.

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Answer: Earlier in the episode, Horatio tells Mac that Penrod was seen in Tribeca getting his leg set, only to bolt when he learned a nurse wised up the cops. Caine and the NYPD probably got Penrod's address from the hospital.

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