CSI: Miami follows Crime Scene Investigators working for the Miami-Dade Police Department as they use physical evidence, similar to their Las Vegas counterparts, to solve grisly murders. The series mixes deduction, gritty subject matter, and character-driven drama in the same vein as the original series in the CSI franchise, except that the Miami CSIs are cops first, scientists second.
#2 – Going Ballistic
Season 6 – Episode 21
As the first new medical examiner they have is shot, the CSIs learn the streets of Miami got more dangerous. Horatio must keep his team alive and restore order to his son’s life. The clock runs out when one of their own is gunned down.
The episode was rated from 91 votes.
#3 – Innocent
Season 2 – Episode 24
An adult film actress is found strangled in the park and the CSIs must find the killer. Blood and human tissue are found under Ashley Anders’ nails and the DNA matches that of the CEO of the company that distributes her films – and he’s a registered sex offender. Also, Calleigh discovers his answering machine audiotape on which he makes a threat against Ashley. However, there is an accident back at the lab with this crucial piece of evidence and Delko was the last person to handle it. Now, IAB’s Rick Stetler is put on the case, much to Horatio’s dismay, as the CSIs try to uncover further evidence in order to find the girl’s killer.
The episode was rated from 89 votes.
#4 – All Fall Down
Season 8 – Episode 24
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, on the eighth season finale of CSI: MIAMI.
The episode was rated from 78 votes.
#5 – Witness To Murder
Season 2 – Episode 12
A diamond broker carrying two million dollars in merchandise is murdered after his car is hit by another vehicle and he gets out to confront the driver. The only witness to the crime is a developmentally challenged man who says the killer is someone named Colton. Meanwhile, outside of town, Speedle and Delko investigate the death of a teenage girl discovered at a rest stop with a broken neck. Shortly after the victim is taken from the scene, her body disappears during transport to Miami.
The episode was rated from 107 votes.
#6 – One of Our Own
Season 4 – Episode 25
In this thrilling season finale, the loss of one of their own is the first hit the lab will take. Getting back to the lab to process the evidence, they find it has been taken over by Federal Agents looking for stolen money from a previous case.
The episode was rated from 104 votes.
#7 – 10-7
Season 3 – Episode 24
While investigating the murder of man hired to make dirty bombs that terrorists intend to set off in Miami, Horatio finds the bloody fingerprint of his brother, Raymond, who he believed to be dead. However, when Raymond’s son is kidnapped, he emerges from deep undercover and the estranged brothers must work together to save the boy. Meanwhile, while processing a crime scene, an unknown assailant holds a gun to Calleigh’s head and, after a deadly confrontation in her gun lab, she is left doubting that she can continue as a CSI.
The episode was rated from 98 votes.
#8 – Rampage
Season 4 – Episode 24
The Mala Noche gang trial is obstructed when the defendant goes free with the help of the witness who is testifying. When a hit ordered by the Mala Noche gang on Horatio finds the people he loves lives are in danger. Delko finds that an ex-lover is disturbing any woman who he is now close to.
The episode was rated from 101 votes.
#9 – To Kill A Predator
Season 6 – Episode 17
A lawyer is run down by a car, then a man is shot down in a cafe. The only common link was that they were both caught on camera in a pedophile sting, and the team hunts for a vigilante.
The episode was rated from 86 votes.
#10 – Rock and a Hard Place
Season 6 – Episode 19
A man is murdered when someone drops a piece of slate of a bridge. The team tracks the slate to one of their own and Alexx’s son becomes a suspect. Then to make matters worse Alexx finds him in a warehouse holding a bloody knife over his friend who happened to be the other suspect.
The episode was rated from 81 votes.