CSI: Miami (2002–2012)
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Dead Air 

A misdialed cell phone number sends the team on a desperate search for a kidnapper.


Sam Hill


Anthony E. Zuiker (created by), Ann Donahue (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Caruso ... Horatio Caine
Emily Procter ... Calleigh Duquesne
Adam Rodriguez ... Eric Delko
Khandi Alexander ... Alexx Woods
Jonathan Togo ... Ryan Wolfe
Rex Linn ... Frank Tripp
Eva LaRue ... Natalia Boa Vista
Alana De La Garza ... Marisol Delko
Blake Gibbons ... Rick Miller
Brendan Fehr ... Dan Cooper
Boti Bliss ... Maxine Valera
Kiko Ellsworth Kiko Ellsworth ... Jack Hilson
Kevin Gage ... Charlie Pelson
Arianne Zucker ... Brenda Collett
Sara Downing ... Kelly Simms


Brenda Collett is kidnapped but manages to miss-dial a stranger on her cellphone. Her husband, accountant Mitchell Collett, didn't dare inform the MPD. SWAT traces the call and shoots an armed man storming out, but unrelated, his partner just found the phone, which was automatically recorded in secret by Mitch's employer. A fingerprint leads to Brenda's former lover, who engaged someone just to scare her, but alleges this partner decided to ask a $5,000,000 ransom. Mitch brings in a ransom note with a severed ear, but it's from an anonymous corpse. Meanwhile Ryan asks Eric about dating Natalia. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

24 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Hawthorne, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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When the gunman is shot down by SWAT, he is wearing earplugs. Moments later, when they notice his jaw is wired shut, the earplugs are gone. See more »


Lieutenant Horatio Caine: Here's what I need you to do. Call this in. We've got a female kidnap vic, location unknown.
Officer Aaron Jessop: Anything else to go on?
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: All we've got is that phone.
Officer Aaron Jessop: What's her status?
Lieutenant Horatio Caine: She's either dead or dying.
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Finding The Kidnap Victim & Soap Opera In The CSI Office
26 December 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Some bimbo sipping her cocktail at an outdoor restaurant table gets a call on her cellphone from a desperate woman. She almost hangs up but stays on and hears this woman pleading for help, asking "Mitch" to save here. She obviously dialed the wrong number but at least the bimbo - who is shown to be really shallow - does the right thing by going to a nearby policeman. "Lt. Horatio Caine" (David Caruso) conveniently is nearby and he takes the phone from her and hears a man threatening the woman followed by a shouts from a male and then a gunshot.

The CSI quickly finds out who she was really calling. (It's a little too quick for believability considering all the numbers involved.) They discover that "Mitch" is her husband she was trying to call him. He knows about the kidnapping because he'd received a ransom and death threat if he called the cops. He's frantic, but cooperates with Lt. Caine.

The rest is the usual: every suspect they have who looks like the guilty party only leads them to the next step. This is typical for the CSI shows where you usually don't see the real killer until the end.

Anyway, nothing special but a decent show. A quick sidebar as "Ryan Wolfe" (Jonathan Togo) trying to date "Natalia" (Evan LaRue Callahan). She was Eric Delko's (Adam Rodriguez) former girlfriend who still, obviously, has feelings for the latter. It's all very soap opera stuff but the writers like to fit this kind of stuff in every show.

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