CSI: Miami: Season 7, Episode 16

Sink or Swim (2 Mar. 2009)

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Defense attorney Derek Powell's fiancée is killed during a yacht heist, but the investigation may be compromised when Delko's citizenship is questioned and he is threatened with deportation to Cuba.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Abby Dawson (as Danneel Harris)
Judge Stets
Jack Ladner


Miami star defense lawyer Derek Powell's yacht is attacked during a party, his partner Nadine Alcott is fatally shot. The stolen jewels are all found in the thief's speedboat, which is found with city contractor Ken Taber. Only Powell's notebook remains missing. It contains no major court case data, but a copy of Eric Delco's Cuban birth certificate. Horatio manages to plant a hit-woman and finds out that Russian mobster Gregor Kasparov has a contract on Eric's head. The team must solve opportunity and motives, including that of Eric's DNA-proved relative Alexander Sharova. Written by KGF Vissers

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23 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sean "P. Diddy" Combs is back once more which means the episode is not one of the best. He should forget about acting because he's clueless. Hopefully, this is the last us CSI-Miami fans will see of him. What's laughable is that he's playing the smartest defense attorney in Miami, and he sounds like a mentally-challenged person, to use the PC term.

The beginning of the episode is cool, though, especially when we learn later how a murder was executed. It's pretty clever.

A big part of this story, as it turns out, involves "Eric Delko" and his long-lost father, and the fact that the CSI investigator is on a "hit list." We also get the new love angle concerning Delko and "Calleigh Dusquense," which comes as kind of corny, considering they've been working together for years with no sparks flying until now?

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