CSI: Miami (2002–2012)
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A stay of execution sends the lab scrambling to reexamine evidence in order to keep the killer on death row, but he has his own plans.


Scott Lautanen


Anthony E. Zuiker (created by), Ann Donahue (created by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Caruso ... Horatio Caine
Emily Procter ... Calleigh Duquesne
Adam Rodriguez ... Eric Delko
Khandi Alexander ... Alexx Woods
Sofia Milos ... Yelina Salas
Jonathan Togo ... Ryan Wolfe
Rex Linn ... Frank Tripp
David Lee Smith ... IAB Sergeant Rick Stetler
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Assistant State Attorney Don Haffman
Christopher Shyer ... Larry Musgrave
Cindy Pickett ... Miranda Lewis
David Norona ... Joshua Greenfield
W. Earl Brown ... Jesse Kramer
Megan Follows ... Chloe Grand
Kimiko Gelman ... Dr. Nicole Talcott


The Florida High Court gives serial killer Ken 'Axe-man' Kramer a stay of execution because his conviction rests on DNA evidence, like the one more recently messed up by Valera; the investigation is reopened, only DNA goes to an external bureau. CSI soon realizes other evidence was overlooked or ignored, which clearly indicates Ken must have had an accomplice, but he refuses to cooperate. Caine guesses right the cahoot isn't done yet; DNA indicates it should be a male relative, but how can he be found? Calleigh and Ryan discover the paper-clippings in his cell, or rather the backsides, report his 'work' with various weapons and MO. Eric, who emotionally resents the questioning of his dead friend's work (the "Axe-Man" was Speedle's case), cleverly finds a link between all victims' crime scenes which leads to a logical suspect's arrest, and a dramatical reaction from Ken... Written by KGF Vissers

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When Ken is eating his final meal, the corrections officer asks, "Why no steak?" Even without anaphylaxis written into the story, Eric Roberts (who played Ken) wouldn't eat steak anyway--he's vegan. See more »

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this iab sgt is really lame
2 June 2019 | by sandcrab277See all my reviews

I can't begin to describe the lame performance of david lee smith as iab sgt rick stetler ...it seems like he's a perp, not a cop..can someone please rid this show of the infestation of diseased acting ... get a real tough guy that can turn the screws, not a mealy mouthed crook like stetler

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16 May 2005 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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