CSI: Miami: Season 1, Episode 8

Slaughterhouse (11 Nov. 2002)

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A bloodied toddler walks down a street. Back at her house, her mother and three brothers are found dead. The only other survivor is her father who has a gunshot wound on his back.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Detective Adell Sevilla (as Wanda De Jesús)
Calvin DeVault ...
Luke Caplin
Denice Duff ...
Stephanie Caplin's Sister
Jason Caplin
Ingrid Koopman ...
Stephanie Caplin
Thomas Curtis ...
Timmy Caplin
Isabella Bleu Corton ...
Erin Caplin
Nicholette Alexis Corton ...
Erin Caplin
Paramedic (as Tom R. Hughes)


Blood-covered toddler Erin Caplin's wandering is backtracked to the extremely untidy parental home. Nether neglecting ma nor her three siblings survived the buckshot, not even athletic teenager Luke, who cared for the other kids more then the parents, only pa Jason Caplin pulls trough after surgery. The mess and autopsy confirm unhealthy neglect. The team soon suspects a domestic drama. Written by KGF Vissers

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In this episode Eric Delko revels his "real" last name is revealed as "Delektorsky", from his Russian father. (His mother is Cuban.) See more »


In the newspaper article about the arrest, it says "the father of a murdered toddler", when in fact the toddler was the member of the family who survived and everybody else was murdered. See more »


Tim Speedle: We can't prove that he told his wife to close the safe.
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: Yes, but any plan proves premeditation. And that means he knew exactly what he was doing.
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Written by Ernst Meinrath
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Courtesy of One Little Indian Records
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Not very good
8 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

This has got to be one of the most gruesome and sad television episodes ever! It starts with the poignant image of a toddler toddling around a neighbourhood, with blood all over her suit. The police are called and run tests on all her blood (there turns out to be blood from several people on it) but still have no idea where she's from.

Eventually, they manage to find the house, and it's a total mess. Everything is dirty and messy, and the whole family - two other sons, a baby and their mother - is dead, except for the father, who is dying. They have all been shot.

It becomes clear that a member of the family must have committed the crime but nobody seems to have self-inflicted wounds, let alone motives.

I found this very miserable and quite boring. The motive, once-revealed, was not believable at all. It wasn't very interesting and didn't take much forensic work either. Disappointing episode.

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