Calleigh is in a coma after a smoke inhalation injury sustained while investigating a case involving a dead doctor, drug dealers, and black market organ transplants.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Astor
Jeff Peralta
Wendy Kramer
Kevin Landau
Ricky Gannon
Teresa Vance
Dr. Donald Phelps


Ryan Wolfe and Calleigh, are shot at and trapped in a fire on a crime site, and develop a serious respiratory condition after they are rescued. Only the prospective home buyer Jeff Peralta is linked to the site. The victim, heroin addict 'Elbows', played basketball with Colin Astor, and has Jeff's DNA under his fingernails. The bullets lead to drug dealer Ricky Gannon, who supplied the victim, which he referred to as 'Doc' because he was paid in pills: Dade General surgeon Donald Phelps stole the pills from his hospital girlfriend and has a 'private practice' with an amateur assistant. Written by KGF Vissers

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2 February 2009 (USA)  »

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| (Dolby 5.1)


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16 : 9
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Alexx Woods: Heart rate?
Man: Was 101, dropping to 84.
Alexx Woods: Heard she was en route. What happened?
Eric Delko: There was a fire this morning, and she was fine at the scene. She just crashed.
Alexx Woods: Smoke inhalation's a quick-change artist. Patient seems fine initially, and then crashes. We need to intubate her. Stay with me, Calleight.
ER Technician: Ready? Here we go. One, two, three.
Eric Delko: Be careful with her.
Alexx Woods: Eric, let us do our jobs.
Phlebotomist Nurse: I'll run the arterial blood gas.
Eric Delko: Why don't you do that in her arm like normal? That looks like it hurts.
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Great Beginning
22 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this episode, "Calleigh" nearly bites the dust and a renegade surgeon messes up and pays for it big-time. This episode ain't "General Hospital," but it could have been called that.

The best part was the dramatic opening when Calleigh and "Ryan" were investigating a complaint about a foul smell emanating from a foreclosed house. They wind up in the attic with a dead body but then someone starts shooting at them and starts a fire in the house. It turns out really dramatic with the two CSI agents trying to get out with their lives. All the smoke puts Ms. Dusquense (Emily Proctor) in the hospital where a lovesick "Eric" watches over her.

Meanwhile, the team tries to put all the pieces together, and there are quite a number of them. Along the way, we get an old visitor, Khandi Alexander ("Dr. Alexx Woods), who is now working part-time at the hospital. Heck, she gets more lines in this one episode than the new girl who is playing the ME this season, has received almost all year. It's a shame Megalyn Echikunwoke (Dr. Tara Price) doesn't have a bigger role in this show, as Khandi did.

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