A broker, a janitor and a secretary are expertly shot on a Miami shopping street, a fourth person in a passing-by buss with untraceable plastic-coated bullets. They aren't relevantly linked, but the team works out the sniper's position and from particles there correctly constructs his USMC-champion-MO and secret 'target-range', which ultimately yields a chilling 'motive'.
Did You Know?
Because of the October 2002 DC-area sniper killings, CBS considered delaying the broadcast of this episode. However, when the two suspects were arrested and charged with the sniper slayings at the end of October, the network reconsidered and chose to air the episode during the November 2002 sweeps as originally planned. The story's similarity to the DC-area sniper killings was purely coincidental and in no way inspired by the DC-area sniper slayings, since the script was written several weeks prior to the attacks taking place. See more
Horatio repeatedly refers to the Japanese miniature tree as a banzai. In fact it is a Bonsai, which is pronounced, "BONE-SIE". A meticulous intellectual such as Horatio should know better. Since then some airings in syndication, an on streaming services have overdubbed it, so that he now pronounces it correctly. See more
[measuring the distance of their sniper's nest
Six hundred and fifty yards.
That's six and a half football fields.
One shot, one kill. This guy's either military trained or police.
He's Marine Corps, probably. They're the best snipers in the world.