CSI: MIAMI “Manhunt” Review


CSI: MIAMI “Manhunt” Season 9 Episode 4 – CSI: MIAMI continued Sunday with “Manhunt”. Last week, Horatio and crew were left searching for five escaped convicts which is exactly where we pick up this week.

Horatio and Eric have a particular grudge against the episode’s main target- Memmo Fierro (Robert LaSardo)– this prisoner was the cause of Marisol’s (Eric’s sister and Horatio’s wife) death.

I really enjoy how the last two episodes of CSI: Miami have tied back into earlier seasons. As a fan it is always fun to revisit old characters and have those grudges that have festered play out.

Like last week, “Manhunt” had me hooked from the moment the episode began. The story was quick, it kept me engaged, and didn’t waste time with random cut scenes like some episodes of the series tend to do.

The flashback sequences that we WERE shown were just enough to give us, as an audience, the memory jog we needed to know exactly where we knew certain characters from.

Not to mention it made me feel REALLY horrible for Horatio all over again.

In addition to the fast pace of the episode, there were a few “what just happened” moments as well, which I appreciate. I NEVER saw Memmo opening fire inside a hospital, nor did I suspect the motivations of his killings until it was pretty much spelled out for me.

At the end of the day, Horatio once again saves the girl (come on now, we all saw that coming), but we’re still left with Memmo at large.

This begs the question – how is Horatio going to find him? It wasn’t even detective work that led the team to Memmo in this episode; Memmo pretty much just showed up at the scene of the action himself!

While “Manhunt” was good, of course there was the technology that would never happen that fast in real life scene… which I understand that I just need to get over. But since that’s all the negatives that I can think of to mention, “Manhunt” was one of the strongest episodes of this season of CSI: Miami.

What say you?

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