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Hostile Takeover 

A man desperate for justice creates a hostage situation at the Miami/Dade Police Department, and Horatio looks into his claims. One of the hostages is Jesse Cardoza, a former CSI who is returning to his old job.


Allison Liddi-Brown (as Allison Liddi)


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 (credit only)
Jonathan Togo ... Ryan Wolfe
Rex Linn ... Frank Tripp
Eva LaRue ... Natalia Boa Vista
Eddie Cibrian ... Jesse Cardoza
Sharif Atkins ... Mathew Sloan
David Lee Smith ... IAB Lieutenant Rick Stetler
Rick Hoffman ... Darren Ripley
Robert Gant ... Lloyd Arrington
Monique Gabriela Curnen ... Danielle Hansen
Wes Ramsey ... Dave Benton
Latarsha Rose ... Tanya Arrington
Judy Echavez ... Reporter


Just when Horatio's former firearms forensics assistant Jesse Cardoza returns to transfer from LAPD back to Miami Dade, he and civilian CSI staff are taken hostage by a man, who visited the building all week under the alias Tom Wells, a desperate divorcee and failed businessman. He's later identified as Mathew Sloan, after wounding a hostage, demanding $100,000 from a specific cash shop and switching places with Jesse to escape, leaving the cash behind. Horatio suspects and proves his motive wasn't money, but forcing investigation of a crime. The team finds and solves more then one, on top of Sloan's. Written by KGF Vissers

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Both Eddie Cibrian and Sharif Atkins guest starred on another CBS crime drama, Criminal Minds, one of CSI: Miami's sister shows. Cibrian played a serial killer who uses his son to lure women to his home and kill them, while Atkins played an Iraq War veteran who seeks the BAU's help into finding his missing sister. See more »


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[first lines]
Natalia Boa Vista: Hey, Calleigh.
Calleigh Duquesne: Hi!
Natalia Boa Vista: I'm sort of surprised to see you. I thought you'd be taking a personal day.
Calleigh Duquesne: Why's that?
Natalia Boa Vista: Well, didn't Eric get out of the hospital yesterday?
Calleigh Duquesne: Yeah, he did. The department lawyers have advised that he and I not have any contact until the investigation into the armory shooting is closed.
Natalia Boa Vista: Well, you at least got a chance to tell him that you didn't try to shoot him on purpose, though, right?
Calleigh Duquesne: But I did shoot at him. He was a suspect fleeing an active crime scene.
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Release Date:

28 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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