A former star pro quarterback is killed. But the investigation determines that the person who initially tried to kill him did not deliver the fatal blow.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Natalia Boa Vista (as Eva La Rue)
Elissa McClain
Martin Wilson
Rita Sullivan
Dr.Werner Klein
Doug McClain
Wendy Legassic


Retired star quarterback Doug McClain chokes to death during a phone call with flirt Wendy Legassic, his neck artery is cut with surgical precision, as if he didn't fight back. His widow uses a court injunction to prevent an autopsy, arguing that would compromise Doug's cryogenics, while any delay compromises an autopsy. Meanwhile several combined scans perform a 'virtual autopsy'. Only a few memorabilia were stolen from Doug's villa, and offered for sale on Internet by his former business manager Martin Wilson, who has a black eye fitting the bruises on Doug's hand, but claims an alibi. Wendy was in fact a reporter examining celebrity cryogenics and is forced to admit she was at Doug's; TV channel WTEX airs a sound recording of the murder on her phone, getting her arrested for obstruction. Horatio finds out Doug's marriage was de facto separated, but secretly in order not to offend the fans. There is also a picture of Caleb Sullivan, the recently deceased quarterback of a sponsored ... Written by KGF Vissers

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22 October 2007 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


A then-relatively unknown Stana Katic plays one of the episode's murder suspects. Two years later, she began working on the opposite side of the law as Detective Kate Beckett on Castle (2009), the role for which she has since become most famous. See more »


When Caleigh finds the photo of the young boy in the football uniform, she is shown holding it by the upper left corner with her bare hand. However, when Natalie is dusting the photo for fingerprints, there is no fingerprint indicated in that same corner. See more »


Wendy Legassic: I signed a non-disclosure agreement with the TV station. It's legally binding.
Calleigh Duquesne: So are handcuffs. It's your choice, Wendy.
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Not A Good Role Model Nor A Guy With Classy Friends
25 September 2008 | by (Lockport, NY, United States) – See all my reviews

I wonder if Dan Marino watches this show and what he thought after this particular episode as it is about an older professional quarterback. They don't mention the real-life Hall Of Fame quarterback, of course, nor the Dolphins, but there are no other pro football teams in Miami. Hopefully, Marino is nothing like the guy pictured here, whom we discover through other people's comments wasn't a really a good role model worthy of adulation. Then again, people aren't too discerning about their sports heroes, anyway. If you star on the field and lead the local teams to victories, they don't care what you do on in your personal life.

However, people in this episode cared about the quarterback......enough to rob him and kill him and try to make money off his death. That's basically the storyline here as we see the gridiron star talking to some sexy woman on the phone, who is trying to get info out of him with her sex talk. (She turns out to be an obituary writer for a newspaper who wants bigger and better things in her writing career.) The next thing you know, we see the guy collapse on the floor with a knife stuck into his neck.

As the story unfolds, we learn about that knife wound, about irate girlfriends, wives, a greedy press agent, annoying cryogenics people who are paid to freeze dead bodies thinking they will be able to be brought back to life some day.....and a bunch of other oddball topics. In other words, the norm for a CSI program. All in all, it was an interesting episode.

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