CSI: Miami: Season 8, Episode 13

Die by the Sword (18 Jan. 2010)

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A man is chopped in half, and the lab tries to tie the case to a Japanese mobster, who seeks custody of his biological son, who was adopted by the victim. Meanwhile, Natalia's hearing loss nearly makes her a victim during the investigation.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Simmons (as Omar Miller)
Takashi Yamada
Susan Lee
Russell Turner
Dr. Marshall


A motor-biker chases social studies teacher Russell Turner and cuts him in two with a samurai sword. The fatal katana is found at his home, wielded by his gentle, terrified adopted son Kenny. He found his dad's body but fled, having been previously told to hide for his life. DNA confirms Kenny is sakuru (Japanese mob) lord Takashi Yamada's biological son, born as Yoshi. Then his biological mother Susan Lee, who fled Yamada 15 years ago, fails to abduct the boy. The next crime has the grimmest motive. Written by KGF Vissers

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18 January 2010 (USA)  »

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16 : 9
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Booboo Stewart (Kenny, the adopted boy) plays Seth, a young werewolf in the popular Twilight Saga movies. See more »


In the final shootout between Yamada and Horatio, Yamada fires his semi-auto handgun one time, and the slide locks back, indicating an empty magazine. Unless Yamada liked carrying a weapon with only one round in it, there should have been several more in the magazine. See more »


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Beware Of A Samurai Sword!
18 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Did you know that a samurai sword can cut you in two, horizontally or vertically, meaning it can slice through bone just as well as flesh? Pretty gruesome stuff, as a lot of WWII prisoners of war can tell you who survived Bataan. Anyway, here we see it when a man is sliced at the waist, becoming two half-people at once and dying on the spot in a lot of blood.

The who, what, why, etc., traces back to the dead's man son who is adopted and the real parents who...uh...well, let's just say they are all involved in here, as well as a few others.

Meanwhile, we have the continuing saga of "Natalie Boa Vista" and her hearing problem. We are left with questions so it's obvious the writers are going to stretch this sub-plot story out all season.

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