CSI: Miami (2002–2012)
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Wet Foot/Dry Foot 

A man's torso is found inside a shark.



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Episode cast overview:
Detective Adell Sevilla (as Wanda De Jesús)
Joe De Soto
Christopher Perez ...
Pedro De Soto (as Christopher Pérez)
Captain Bob Morton
Alma Delfina ...
Estella De Soto
Marin Diaz
Steve DuMouchel ...
Captain Rick
Elena De Soto


Anglers catch a shark whose belly contains half the corps of a man who was shot. The team works out it was dumped from an abandoned yacht which contains a secret smuggling compartment for cocaine, but probably took aboard the victim and at least one relative, who also left a blood trace, both being Cubans trying to immigrate illegally. Anti-Castrist barrio patriarch Basilio helps Horatio's team work out the details. Written by KGF Vissers

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dna testing | contraband | monster | See All (3) »


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Release Date:

7 October 2002 (USA)  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The tiger shark that contained an entire arm and part of the torso of a hapless Cuban is in fact a sand tiger shark which has only been responsible for two (provoked) fatalities since records began. Also Delko says the shark will eat anything as long as it is alive, this is also inaccurate as tiger sharks are known to also eat carrion. See more »


Eric Delko: Coke wrapping must have picked up some blood when it was being loaded off of the boat.
Horatio Caine: Locard's theory. Primary transfer.
Eric Delko: Kind of like going to the bathroom: You can never wipe enough.
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Referenced in CSI: Miami: Blood Moon (2004) See more »

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CSI: Miami - Wet Foot / Dry Foot
21 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

To tell you the truth, this episode of CSI: Miami is more of an outcry for desperate immigrants (in this case, from Cuba) wanting freedom in America masquerading as a detective story. Or the detective story places a spotlight on how desperate Cubans (immigrants from other countries lacking certain freedoms in America) will about do anything (rough it on turbulent waters at night in a drug-running boat; take a bullet in the leg hoping to earn rescue from the Coast Guard, a tourniquet doing little to keep the voluntary victim from dying) to get across onto Miami beach. A Cuban community stands up in protest as Caruso and Delaney must detain a kid who came across the boat and knows details pertinent to the investigation regarding a girl found in an inner tube who bled out. There's a boat discovered tied to the upper torso/arm of a Cuban man (a specific upside down flag tattoo provides this clue) found in a shark (!) with a secret passage uncovered by Horatio considered against the law (and obviously the place to hide drugs, tested by H, a hit for cocaine), and a bullet hole (later confirmed by H and Caleigh (Emily Proctor) to be from a Colt .45) in said chest of torso. The rest of the episode (finding the brother of the girl found dead by testing the tourniquet, going to a reliable source who can help the detectives identify the girl, testing bullets against each other for a match, looking for the boat, attempting to find the owner of the boat, etc.) is window-dressing for the message regarding the difficulties for passionate immigrants yearning to land on American shores for a new life, with H and Delaney's Megan Donner sympathetic to their cause...there's an especially emotionally potent scene involving H and Megan having to inform the parents of the dead girl that she didn't make it to their home alive.

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