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Frank Tripp (Character)
from "CSI: Miami" (2002)

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"CSI: Miami: Evidence of Things Unseen (#1.16)" (2003)
[upon finding one of their suspects dead in the water]
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: The husband is dead... the wife is dead...
Detective Frank Tripp: The Russian's dead.
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: Yes. Let's go talk to the other Russian, the cousin, before he chokes on a Twizzler.

Lieutenant Horatio Caine: [Horatio is describing what the victim is wearing] Jeans, T-shirt... K-Mart socks.
Detective Frank Tripp: Big spender.

Lieutenant Horatio Caine: He is obviously lying.
Detective Frank Tripp: Well, his lips were moving. Of course he's lying.

Lieutenant Horatio Caine: You see, I think if we connect these two cases, we'll have a shot at probable cause.
Detective Frank Tripp: The probable cause is that she's a stripper, she's a junkie, and she's a whore.
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: She's also a human being.
Detective Frank Tripp: And now she's a corpse.

"CSI: Miami: Dispo Day (#1.18)" (2003)
Enrique Rayas: You're the investigator in the dispo case that resulted in two tragic deaths. You mind if I ask you a few questions for our viewers?
Detective Frank Tripp: Yeah.

Lieutenant Horatio Caine: Five hundred dispos, we've never had a problem.
Detective Frank Tripp: You take the dope out of evidence, re-analyze it to make sure nobody pulled a switcheroo, and then cart it across town? We should just burn it at CSI.
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: Remind me to order the industrial-sized incinerator next time.
Detective Frank Tripp: Dispo route's classified. Somebody was in on the secret.
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: No such thing as a secret in Miami, Detective. Only useful information.

Detective Frank Tripp: You're not smart enough to put this thing together on your own. Who's your partner?
Paul Tomassi: I don't have one. My name is the only one on the company's paper.
Detective Frank Tripp: That's 'cause you're stupid.

"CSI: Miami: Open Water (#4.22)" (2006)
Capt. Quentin Taylor: I expected to see the FBI.
Detective Frank Tripp: Someone dies within three miles of Miami shoreline, you're stuck with us.

Lieutenant Horatio Caine: Frank, I've got blood here. And there's a shoe print.
Detective Frank Tripp: Scuff marks, too.
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: Signs of a struggle.
Detective Frank Tripp: Railing's pretty high. Looks like Mike didn't dive in there by choice.
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: So if he didn't dive, he was pushed.

"CSI: Miami: Chain Reaction (#6.7)" (2007)
Det. Frank Tripp: [replying to Ryan about why he brought him to the scene] Well, except for the amazing joy I get from irritating you...

Det. Frank Tripp: [to Ryan] So I need you, my favorite dust monkey...

"CSI: Miami: Rap Sheet (#2.22)" (2004)
Det. Frank Tripp: Tough day?
Alexx Woods: [scoffs] You don't know tough.
Det. Frank Tripp: [chuckles] Bout time one of 'em talked back to ya.
Alexx Woods: [glares at him]

Det. Frank Tripp: [to Terry Yarnell] Waters!
[Terry turns around]
Det. Frank Tripp: Dumbass. Gets 'em every time.

"CSI: Miami: Law & Disorder (#10.18)" (2012)
Detective Frank Tripp: Well, the driver's sober. He said he didn't see the victim in the alleyway.
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: We got a cause of death?
Dr. Tom Loman: Her cervical vertebrae and lateral malleoli are crushed.
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: So she's got a broken neck.
Dr. Tom Loman: Not exactly. These injuries suggest she was already on the ground when run over. And look... frothing. And... ocular miosis.
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: Which tells you what?
Dr. Tom Loman: These are all symptoms of being poisoned by a nerve agent. Odds are, she was already dead when the car hit her.
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: So what you're saying is the car was unrelated to her death.
Dr. Tom Loman: She's cyanotic. I'd say she was poisoned minutes ago at most.
Detective Frank Tripp: Maybe the killer's still inside, Horatio.
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: Frank, lock it down. Nobody leaves.

"CSI: Miami: The Score (#4.12)" (2006)
Detective Frank Tripp: The guy who calls in a murder usually knows a lot more than he's saying.

"CSI: Miami: Dead Ringer (#10.8)" (2011)
Dr. Tom Loman: [about their victim] I'm afraid I have bad news. Liver temp's eighteen degrees below normal.
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: She died within the last twelve hours.
Natalia Boa Vista: We've been following Esteban for twenty-four.
Detective Frank Tripp: So he couldn't have done this.
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: We just became his alibi.

"CSI: Miami: Seeing Red (#7.25)" (2009)
Detective Frank Tripp: Juries don't take too kindly to cop killers.

"CSI: Miami: Rush (#5.20)" (2007)
Detective Frank Tripp: [a dead body has been discovered in a car trunk] How'd he get in there? People don't just put themselves in trunks.

"CSI: Miami: Blood in the Water (#4.2)" (2005)
Horatio Caine: Not a pretty sight, is it, Frank?
Detective Frank Tripp: No, but it beats the show this morning. Twenty-year old girl gets attacked by sharks, older brother jumps in to save her. Both are missing. I think we have a better chance of finding the brother.

"CSI: Miami: From the Grave (#4.1)" (2005)
Detective Frank Tripp: So, what were the Mala Noche packin' up in here? Brand new putters and they're heavy!
Calleigh Duquesne: Hey! That's evidence.
Detective Frank Tripp: Wouldn't help my game anyway.

"CSI: Miami: Long Gone (#10.10)" (2011)
Detective Frank Tripp: [after he, Calleigh, and a patrol officer walk into an ambush] Calleigh's in there pulling rounds out of the wall. I'm glad they're not pulling 'em out of me.

"CSI: Miami: Throwing Heat (#5.13)" (2007)
Detective Frank Tripp: [Tripp has inadvertently stepped on a land mine] Horatio, you should take cover.
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: I'm staying right here, Frank.

"CSI: Miami: Recoil (#3.21)" (2005)
Detective Frank Tripp: Dispatch, we gotta code 18.
Dispatcher: Hit and run, any victims?
Detective Frank Tripp: Victims, yeah me!

"CSI: Miami: Bait (#2.9)" (2003)
Detective Frank Tripp: Last guy got into my car uninvited ended up in the hospital.

"CSI: Miami: Wheels Up (#9.12)" (2011)
Vince Kessler: All right, look. I know how this looks, and what you guys might be thinking, but I did not hurt Connie.
Detective Frank Tripp: Explain, then, why you swapped out her mouth guard with one laced with ipecac.
Vince Kessler: Uh, I didn't.
Detective Frank Tripp: You molded it yourself, idiot.
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: Which means we can match it to you.
Vince Kessler: Look, not my finest hour, I will admit that.
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: It's also gonna bring you an assault charge.
Vince Kessler: Look, Connie was a monster on the track. Okay, the only chance my team had of winning is if she wasn't playing. All right? Besides, ipecac is harmless.
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: Unlike the beating you gave her.
Vince Kessler: No, I didn't. I just- I wanted to get her a little sick so she couldn't play.
Detective Frank Tripp: You got money riding on this?
Vince Kessler: No, I just want to see my team win.
Detective Frank Tripp: Well, I'm the biggest sports fan you'll ever meet, but that is just plain stupid.

"CSI: Miami: Bolt Action (#8.3)" (2009)
Det. Frank Tripp: I don't say this very often, but I think I found a lightning rod.

"CSI: Miami: Nailed (#4.8)" (2005)
Detective Frank Tripp: I've gotta admit... divorce sucks!
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: Frank... it's a killer.

"CSI: Miami: You May Now Kill the Bride (#6.14)" (2008)
Calleigh Duquesne: [noticing a GSR stain on Tripp's pants] Did you fire your weapon today?
Sgt. Frank Tripp: No. Why?
Calleigh Duquesne: You're glowing.

"CSI: Miami: Grave Young Men (#1.20)" (2003)
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: You got a minute?
Detective Frank Tripp: Thirty seconds.
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: Okay. Jeff Wilton.
Detective Frank Tripp: Who?
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: Jeff Wilton is a high school kid from Homestead that disappeared three days ago.
Detective Frank Tripp: Father's an ex-con.
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: And a concerned parent.
Detective Frank Tripp: A divorced parent. Soon as he got out, wife took off, left the kid behind. Told the neighbor she liked the guy fine enough, as long as he was in prison.
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: Okay. You think the kid did the same thing?
Detective Frank Tripp: No, I think Jeff's in the Keys with a cheerleader. I think he'll run out of money, stroll back in a couple of days with a hickey on his neck and a smile on his face.
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: What if he doesn't?
Detective Frank Tripp: Well, I've got twelve confirmed dead yanking at my chain right now.
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: So you're not interested in the kid unless he's dead?
Detective Frank Tripp: You know what I mean.
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: Okay, Frank. Why don't you let me take this one off your hands?
Detective Frank Tripp: There's no crime scene to investigate.
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: Maybe not, but that doesn't mean there wasn't a crime.

"CSI: Miami: Sunblock (#6.6)" (2007)
Sgt. Frank Tripp: It is what it is, it ain't what it ain't, don't make it what it isn't.

"CSI: Miami: Killer Regrets (#10.5)" (2011)
Detective Frank Tripp: Sometimes you gotta dance with the devil to get out of hell.

"CSI: Miami: Three-Way (#4.5)" (2005)
Detective Frank Tripp: Looks like a pint's worth of blood.
Calleigh Duquesne: I wonder who cleaned it.
Detective Frank Tripp: I know how they did it. All the towels are gone.
Calleigh Duquesne: "How" is the first step to "who".

"CSI: Miami: Chip/Tuck (#7.21)" (2009)
Detective Frank Tripp: You've racked up no less than nine complaints from your neighbors about early morning ruckus.
Steven Corbett: And every one of those was rejected. I abide by the city regs. My workers don't start till eight a.m. Besides, both my next door neighbors party till four in the morning. Nobody does anything when I complain about that noise.
Detective Frank Tripp: So you decided to throw one of your neighbors into the wood chipper?
Steven Corbett: What?
Steven Corbett: Yeah, in the middle of the day.
Detective Frank Tripp: The wood chipper guy was the only guy scheduled to work here today, wasn't he?
Calleigh Duquesne: And Mr. Corbett, you did know that he leaves it on during break? It gives you access to the murder weapon.
Steven Corbett: Well, I've been home all morning.
Calleigh Duquesne: The murder took place at your home.
Steven Corbett: I meant I haven't left my house.
Calleigh Duquesne: Is there anyone who can confirm that?
Steven Corbett: Oh, yeah. My lawyer.

"CSI: Miami: Raging Cannibal (#7.4)" (2008)
[about the murder scene]
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: You understand that this is a restricted land.
Daniel Nash: Yeah, I'm one of the few people authorized to be here.
Detective Frank Tripp: What about her? Is she authorized?
Daniel Nash: Well... I... not technically. I brought her out here.
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: To get technical.

"CSI: Miami: Bad Seed (#8.5)" (2009)
Detective Frank Tripp: Why were you running, Superfly?
Al Wayons: Because you were chasing me.
Detective Frank Tripp: Then we got a paradox, 'cause I didn't start chasing you until you started running.