May 26th, 2006 12:50 EST
Season four of CSI: Miami offers suspense, excitement
For the past four years, CSI:Miami has went from being the older offspring to parent CSI to becoming the No. 1 show on Monday nights. Yet, season four will continue to make the series become one of its own.
What makes this season great is the characters are both being fleshed out and human, knowing a little bit more about their lives and themselves. Another is adding sexiness to the show such as the Delko/Natalia/Wolfe triangle. CSI:Miami is also great because of David Caruso, who plays Horatio Caine. Love or hate him, you can't imagine any other actor playing him.
Horatio Caine is such a wonderful protagonist because he fights not only for justice, but he also fights for his team and the victims of crime-- especially women and children. This season shows what made H who he is, and why. He can be a tragic hero because, at the beginning of the season, Horatio is someone seeking absolution for his sins. However, he is someone who is willing to go bat for you.
Season four has been also good due to the Mala Noche arc, the crossover with CSI:NY ("Felony Flight/Manhattan Manhunt"), the romance between Horatio and Delko's sister Marisol and discovering the identity of the mole out to tear the crime lab apart.
The two-part finale has been well-written and excellent because of the relationship between H and Delko (Adam Rodriguez) that goes from being colleagues to being friends and now family that are driven to avenge the death of Marisol. Another is the final battle with the Mala Noches. What makes it also good is the cliffhanger when Horatio decides to cross international waters to bring his wife's killer to justice back home in Miami. Maybe next season will be CSI:Brazil.
But for now, it is CSI:Miami.
When it comes to Horatio Caine, it's not business-- it's personal.