CSI: Miami (2002–2012)
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If Looks Could Kill 

Investigating a male corpse found in the marina involves male models and their modeling agency, while Natalia's abusive ex-husband begins stalking her.


Scott Lautanen


Anthony E. Zuiker (created by), Ann Donahue (created by) | 3 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
Kari Wuhrer ... Janet Sterling
Rob Estes ... Nick Townsend
Joelle Carter ... Abby Biggs
Jay Kenneth Johnson ... Jason Hollings
Joseph D. Reitman ... Bob Norwood
Willie Garson ... Ian Sutton
Boti Bliss ... Maxine Valera
Brendan Fehr ... Dan Cooper


A husband who finds his wife in bed with a young hunk pulls his revolver and chases him to the marina; when he starts the yacht's motor, the water colors red from a floating corps. The victim was killed earlier in a car hit with a black Mercedes, which is leased by the agency J.A. Models for its rising client Jason Hollings, who recognizes the mutilated victim's picture as his colleague Steve Dixon, says Steve used steroids and was loaned the car to date agency employee Abby Biggs, against the firm's rule not to date clients; her panties were in the car, but she claims Steve was allergic to steroids. After examining an incident with a tiger, his murderer confesses. Then Latino model Cody Lane is found dead, probably pushed from a balcony; he slept with the agency's senior partner Janet Sterling. There are striking links with the first murder investigation. They weren't the first dead J.A. models, none other by the hand of the arrested killer, and it's not the latest victim of the plot... Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

9 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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When the second victim is found dead at the hotel on the grass the flag waving in the background is the California flag. See more »


The crime scene clean-up crew is not allowed on the crime scene until the investigators have finished their work and release it to them. See more »


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The Modeling Business: Pretty On The Outside, Ugly On The Inside
2 December 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

We get the not-untypical adultery scene in the beginning which leads quickly to a chase of the irate husband running after the male "perp" but with a different kind of finish - no shots fired and both men stunned to find a dead body being cut by an outboard motor. It turns out the guy had already been killed, run over by a vehicle, and dumped in the water next to this boat. The mystery is to find out who he is and what happened?

Also, Natalia's ex-husband gets out of jail and is there to apply for job at CSI, which freaks her out. Seeing that early scene brought two questions to mind quickly: why are the ex- husbands always portrayed to be scumbags and why are there no married people on these CSI shows. Is Hollywood that much against traditional marriage? I guess so and, off hand, I can't recall any main CSI character on any of the three shows that is married, except maybe "Flack" on CSI-New York. I'd like to see at least one of the main guys: William Peterson, Gary Sinise or David Caruso, happily married and with a family.

Anyway, this story has a lot of "catty" and obnoxious people since it deals with a modeling agency and the women, men, bosses, etc., are all portrayed as such.

The case is wrapped up by the halfway mark, which is unusual, but a then a second model is found dead. "Wow, suddenly modeling is becoming the most dangerous job in Miami," notes Alex, the medical examiner.

So, between modeling mayhem and the social problems of Natalie and her pushy ex- husband, that's this week's episode which was entertaining, as always.

CSI-Miami Season 5 Ep 5 This case is referred to as an 'eminant domain' murder by one of the CSI workers here (Eric) which means, among other things, someone (a councilman) was found in an empty house which was slated for demolition by a city developer. Have you ever noticed how developers are always the bad guys on television shows? They are always shown as heartless pigs who are needless evicting people, usually poor and of color. This is different in that fairly affluent white people are being tossed from a decent neighborhood from some bigwig named "Preston" who wants to make a killing. Along the way, writers put in a cheap shot against capitalism, too. (I wonder if they feel the same when they get their huge weekly paycheck?)

Anyway, Ryan Wolfe is the main man in this case, which begins with an interesting scene about "bloaters," people who have been dead for about four days and will literally burst from the inside out if a medical examiner doesn't "pop" them. It's gross, but it was interesting.

The story was okay; nothing extraordinary, and very computer-enhanced visually, but that's fine with me. I like the stylish look, even if it's obvious in some scenes (check the hues on the skies all the time). It's still, I assume, the most colorful show (literally) on TV.

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