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CSI Miami - S05E08

Crime . Action . Drama . Mystery

A murder and kidnapping becomes personal when DNA from a crime scene reveals that Natalia’s sister Anya is one of the kidnapped women they are looking for. The team finds a safe full of photos of missing women and they must find the photographer who was using his camera to lure the unsuspecting women.

Episode Title: Darkroom
Airs: 2006-11-13 at
  • Ann Hodges

    With a little TLC, the clone could turn out to be better than the original. [23 Sep 2002]

    Houston Chronicle Full Review
  • Mike Duffy

    Caruso is terrific as ex-homicide detective Caine, the red-haired actor's comfortable, moodily soulful new crime drama alter ego. He's the charismatic point man in CBS's superlative, tautly crafted "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" spin-off. [22 Sep 2002]

    Detroit Free Press Full Review
  • Robert Bianco

    Fans can relax; the franchise is in good, and possibly even better, hands. [23 Sep 2002]

    USA Today Full Review
  • Ed Bark

    Flexing the foolproof formula and first-rate production values of its predecessor, this spinoff quickly proves to be a turn-on. [23 Sep 2002]

    Dallas Morning News Full Review
  • Hal Boedeker

    A sleek whodunit with a superb cast and great promise. [22 Sep 2002]

    Orlando Sentinel Full Review
  • Jonathan Storm

    As TV art, CSI: Miami has a fatal flaw. The spark of originality is missing. But who, besides a few critics and professors, is going to worry about such things? As a viewing experience, it's as good as any series on television. [23 Sep 2002]

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Aaron Barnhart

    This just feels like the show "CSI" should have been all along. [23 Sep 2002]

    Kansas City Star Full Review
  • Glenn Garvin

    A very watchable hour of TV. [23 Sep 2002]

    Miami Herald Full Review
  • Tom Shales

    The premiere episode is smart and tense, the TV equivalent of the book you can't put down. [23 Sep 2002]

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Tim Goodman

    What's partly holding "CSI: Miami" back from being great is that, as in the original "CSI," the whole premise is too pat.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Tom Long

    While it's certainly not the most innovative new show this season, it knows exactly what it wants to be, which isn't a full-on copy of "CSI" but close enough to seem familiar. And it delivers the same slick, well-produced, well-acted sort of analytical whodunit as the original. [23 Sep 2002]

    The Detroit News Full Review
  • David Bianculli

    The acting is first-rate. [23 Sep 2002]

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Charlie McCollum

    There is more tension to the interaction between the characters and more emotions in play. [23 Sep 2002]

    San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times Full Review
  • Terry Kelleher

    Taut and stylish.

    People Weekly Full Review
  • Ken Tucker

    I like Caruso as leader Horatio Crane; the actor's way with quiet anguish is suited to his role as a grim, relentless crime-scene examiner. But after that, my reservations begin.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Michael Speier

    Taut and tense, show boasts the twists, turns, gadgets and gimmicks made famous by its Las Vegas-set progenitor. It could, however, use a dash of personality --- everybody is relentlessly dour. [20 Sep 2002]

    Variety Full Review
  • Matthew Gilbert

    Not surprisingly, the stylish "CSI: Miami" is as engaging as "CSI," if you can't get enough of the science of mortal disaster. [23 Sep 2002]

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Howard Rosenberg

    Step by step, it's all very fascinating and as well-produced as television gets.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Rob Owen

    "CSI: Miami" is a carbon copy, for sure, but it's a copy of an efficient show millions of people enjoy watching. [23 Sep 2002]

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review
  • Phil Rosenthal

    The quality simply did not go in before the "CSI" name went on. [16 Sep 2002]

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Preston Turegano

    Despite its good cast, "CSI: Miami" is just too familiar and cookie cutter. [22 Sep 2002]

    San Diego Union-Tribune Full Review
  • John Levesque

    If you can accept the dramatic license, the dearth of Hispanic characters and Caruso's tendency to mumble, "CSI: Miami" is certainly as good as its competition. [16 Sep 2002]

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer Full Review
  • Steve Johnson

    The dialogue, when it's not establishing authenticity with technical terminology, offers up bad puns and trite truisms unworthy of an otherwise crisp production. [22 Sep 2002]

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Marc Peyser

    There's no question that the new show looks different. ... That said, there is something familiar about "CSI: Miami," maybe too familiar. [30 Sep 2002]

    Newsweek Full Review
  • Cynthia Fuchs

    C.S.I.: Miami is very slick, very clever, and very eager to please.

    PopMatters Full Review
  • Marisa Guthrie

    It's strangely devoid of drama. [23 Sep 2002]

    Boston Herald Full Review
  • Noel Holston

    Something's amiss here. The new "CSI" is a little stilted, a little obvious. [23 Sep 2002]

    Newsday Full Review
  • Gail Pennington

    Caruso is stiff and grim, and the crew doesn't click with him or one another. [23 Sep 2002]

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Full Review
  • Alan Sepinwall

    The new show doesn't feel like a clone, but it also seems to be missing the spirit of what made the original such a success. [23 Sep 2002]

    Newark Star-Ledger Full Review
  • Linda Stasi

    While everything on the original "CSI" works - the concept, the actors, the script, the direction, the characters - nothing (did I mention nothing?) works on "CSI: Miami." [23 Sep 2002]

    New York Post Full Review