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Posted May 22, 2006 @ 9:57 PM

Other than the lameness of the "Boa Vista is the mole" cop out and the fact that anyone doing anything wrong MUST BE from outside the lab, such as the Feds, the most horrifying part of the episode was whichever overpaid film student convinced someone to use those bizarre floating subtitles. Do you think they actually used those becuase they thought the guy was hard to understand, or was it a genuine artistic choice? ::shudder::


CSI: Brazil. Think Horatio's going to save lots of young, hot, busty Brazilian babes from their tragic lives?

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Posted May 22, 2006 @ 9:58 PM

Do you think they actually used those becuase they thought the guy was hard to understand, or was it a genuine artistic choice? ::shudder::


Maybe they wanted us to sing along, like karaoke!

I'm still giggling at "We're going to Brazil" and the jet's reflection in the Sunglasses of Justice.

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Posted May 22, 2006 @ 10:01 PM

The shooting in the beginning was so lame. Why were all the Mala Noche wearing white? That is the weirdest gang I've ever seen. They're so dainty.

Horatio is such a professional, promising Alexx he'd let her beat up someone. Such a great, ethical guy. Bravo, Horatio.

So Horatio looked sad when Jessop died, but not when Marisol died?

Wow, the feds finally make an appearance! And they're kicking ass! But why were they being treated like shady characters on the X-Files? Still, they're cool. Can we have the show be about them instead?

I freaking love Valera. I adore her. I would've been so sad if she'd been the mole. She's hilarious. Calleigh used to be my favorite, but now she's all wooden and robotic. Valera takes her place as my favorite female character. "That guy reminds me of my junior high school principal." Heh.

Like gang members would betray their bosses like that? Please.

BOA VISTA IS THE MOLE, YES! Wow, that actually made me all kinds of happy! Happy? This show made me... happy? That is so wrong. They wouldn't keep her around, right? Go away frorever, Orange Thing.

So Mah-REEEEEEEEEE-sohl was banging a Mala Noche? Oh my God, hilarious! Okay, I like her now.

Oh. MY. God. The captions. The captions. How. Fucking. LAME was that? And what was the purpose? They were speaking perfectly good English. This show gets cheesier every week. That was so... 70s.

That Peter guy is so dull. Are they really going to make him Calleigh's boyfriend? I don't understand why the guys get these gorgeous girls and Calleigh gets him.

Why were they taking Riaz for a ride... in the cemetery?

"We're going to Brazil." Run, Brazilians, RUN!!

Whatever. The whole thing was stupid and so anti-climactic. Boa Vista is the mole... but aw, she didn't want to be. The other person who died? Eh, nobody cares about that guy. Another stupid girl we don't care about stole the money. Whatever. No more episodes until September. WE'RE FREE!

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Posted May 22, 2006 @ 10:01 PM

I feel sorry for everyone in Brazil.

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Posted May 22, 2006 @ 10:10 PM

I wonder if the SoJ will clear Customs.

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Posted May 22, 2006 @ 10:21 PM

I hope that is the last we see of The Mole. She freaked me out. Too much neck, or too much orange, or too in-your-face stupid, or something. Creepy. She had creepy runaway-bride type eyes, too. Also, obnoxious and clingy is not a good combination. (Not to pile on.)

Those Feds, was is it with those guys? Always planting moles, stealing money and framing innocent, hardworking folks. And then letting horrible murderers of innocent women who try to shoot down PLANES go free, just sending them off to tropical countries without a care in the world. Why, that makes me sort of angry! What is their problem, anyway!!

Also, this show is utter ass. I love it so.

Edited by rexbanner, May 22, 2006 @ 11:28 PM.


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Posted May 22, 2006 @ 10:27 PM

So, Boa Vista is “useless”, huh? Thanks, but I think we knew that already. I wonder if she’ll keep her job and stay on the show now that it turns out she wasn’t really the problem. Ideally, though, I would like her to join Hocaine and Hocaine Jr. in the new spinoff, CSI:Brazil

Nice to see that the Malo Nochos haven’t learned anything from being massacared last week, and still have no security at thier little pool party.

And why the hell was that guy trying to shoot down a plane? Just for a good season ending explosion?

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Posted May 22, 2006 @ 10:43 PM

So, the Mala Nacho dude with the pretty karaoke subtitles was evil how, exactly? And I thought the mole was someone we were supposed to care about; instead we get Orange Julius and some Rose McGowan look-a-like. Although Robert LaSardo kicks ass, I LOVE him! One word for the people of Brazil: RUN.

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Posted May 22, 2006 @ 10:46 PM

somehow the Bad Nachos were not the most terrifying gang that I have ever seen portrayed.

They're going to Brazil. Okay! Wait, what the f***? <sigh> Alright, going to Brazil. Sure that will be great.

David Caruso's face, I don't want to be mean, has become terrifying. That man needs to stay out of the sun! His wrinkles or whatever threaten to totally fold down over his eyes so that they are invisible. It does make it hard to take your eyes off of him, though. What a fascinating specimen of something he is.

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Posted May 22, 2006 @ 10:53 PM

Why do I watch this show? Why oh why? I mean, stuffing every conceivable cliché in is one thing, but then floating subtitles? with variable size fonts? I mean, WTF?

I think a part of my sould dies every time I watch this.

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Posted May 22, 2006 @ 11:26 PM

The seemingly senseless floating subtitles I thought was an homage to Kurosawa.

(not really).

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Posted May 22, 2006 @ 11:35 PM

I mean, stuffing every conceivable cliché in is one thing, but then floating subtitles? with variable size fonts?

Even worse, the subtitles were closed captioned. (I thought it would have be truly hysterical if the closed captioning DIFFERED from the dialog and/or the floating subtitles, but as it blocked most of it, I couldn't tell.

So, yeah, we get to keep Calleigh and Valera, but I thought they said BoaVista was going to be in the opening credits next year AND that "the mole" wasn't.

That Peter guy is so dull. Are they really going to make him Calleigh's boyfriend? I don't understand why the guys get these gorgeous girls and Calleigh gets him.

I think Calleigh's over him. I don't think she would have strong-armed him into wearing a wire to trap his girlfriend into confessing that she set the lab up if she still had any feelings for him. Calleigh should get out more...paint the town red with girlfriends, pick up guys who have no connection to law enforcement. Resume talking with a southern accent.

So, they're going to Brazil. Any chance they're going to run into Ray & Yelena?

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Posted May 22, 2006 @ 11:36 PM

Yes, I'm hopping on the stupid subtitle train. I thought it was reminiscent of the Electric Company. I was waiting to see two facial silhouettes combining syllables to make a word. Ho....Caine....Hocaine....

And why oh why can the Douchebag not speak or look at another person straight on? WTF is that about? Is he a relative of the stapler guy from Office Space or is he just missing a few chromosomes and therefore has some congenital defect?

However, I did notice something drastically new this episode. Nary a one instance of Douchebag of doing the sunglasses on/off move. Praise Be!

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Posted May 22, 2006 @ 11:40 PM

why oh why can the Douchebag not speak or look at another person straight on? WTF is that about


This is a great question. To me this is by far the most fascinating and bizarre thing that he does. I am convinced that he thinks that if he LOOKS at another person while he is being ultra-intense, it would kill that person, perhaps in a fiery explosion of eyeball-based molten intensity.

Or, maybe he just would really prefer not to have to make eye contact with any lesser-billed cast or crew. The man did once work with Meg Ryan, after all.

Edited by rexbanner, May 22, 2006 @ 11:48 PM.


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Posted May 22, 2006 @ 11:49 PM

Aside from the fact that the scene in the graveyard needed the Charles Bronson touch (shoot the smirk off of the bad guy's face with a missile launcher), this episode was pretty much standard fare.

What is the deal with these Mala Noche guys? All they do is sit around and smoke cigars and drink liquor living the life of Reilly? Are the guards drinking on the job, because isn't this the 2nd week of someone just walking in there and shooting the joint up?

I had earplugs in when watching (you can still hear the cornball) and noticed the floating captions. You mean to tell me they were speaking English and they still had the captions??!! Why, oh, why was that needed? (Besides being a film student's big idea, as mentioned above.)

The Simpsons are...er, HoCaine's going to Brazil! More wacky hijinks to come this fall!

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Posted May 23, 2006 @ 12:05 AM

The captions reminded me of those Oompa Loompa songs from Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. As they sing the text comes on and it's all floaty and it waves around. It also supports my theory that Boa Vista is a former Oompa Loompa. I wonder why they kicked her out of the factory.

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Posted May 23, 2006 @ 12:04 AM

Subtitles. Powered by Micro$osft PowerPoint.


(you just KNOW someone wanted to put a star wipe in there somewhere.....)

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Posted May 23, 2006 @ 12:33 AM

Who played the lead fbi guy?

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Posted May 23, 2006 @ 12:35 AM

Sometimes I wonder why I subject myself to this torture every Monday night. Oh, but the Caruso "tears" make it so so worth it. I can't be the only one who almost cracked a rib laughing watching that scene.

I was watching eTalk Daily (oh, you Canadians know what I'm talking about), which had a special "behind the scenes" feature a couple of days ago, and I noticed that DC doesn't look quite so wrinkly and gross. I wonder what it is that the CSI SoJ is doing to him. Poor guy.

HoJr is looking pretty good, though. Especially when he's getting all homoerotic with that lab tech guy. What? Stop looking at me like that.

Loved the Power Point text animation and the MS Paint collage slash 24-style montage they had of the lab work. And I thought the 24 montages couldn't get any worse.

CSI Brazil? I can't wait to see Ho & the SoJ in the black wool suits south of the border.

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Posted May 23, 2006 @ 1:09 AM

Why would anyone think HoCaine runs a shoddy lab? He's never there. He's always leading SWAT raids, drug busts, bomb squad details....

...the most horrifying part of the episode was whichever overpaid film student convinced someone to use those bizarre floating subtitles.

The over-used tobacco filter gets my vote.

Edited by ConanGrammarian, May 23, 2006 @ 1:09 AM.


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Posted May 23, 2006 @ 1:25 AM

Why does HoCaine even need a lab? After all, he can just look at a plastic bag on a hanger and tell that it contained a hand-held SAM...and that the perp was going to take down a plane...and find the right airport and the exact location almost immediately.

And I noticed Delko was using the infamous ESP Computer again. It can read his mind--it always knows what search he is going to make (often even before he does) and gives him a handy white box so all he has to do whenever someone walks in and asks him a question is type in a keyword. The subject can range from IDs to bank blueprints--he never has to change databases. His ESP Computer has already done it for him.

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Posted May 23, 2006 @ 2:00 AM

This show sucks. I mean it has always sucked, but tonite it sucked even more than I ever dreamed possible. The DA took the money? Whaaauhh? So Boa Vista was the mole, but not a really good one so does that mean that she is coming back next season? I pains me to think of it but there is a next season right? I usually only tune in to watch for Delko, but tonite all of his nostril flairing ruined even that small part for me.

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Posted May 23, 2006 @ 2:09 AM

And why oh why can the Douchebag not speak or look at another person straight on? WTF is that about? Is he a relative of the stapler guy from Office Space or is he just missing a few chromosomes and therefore has some congenital defect?


I think that is just shyness on DC/HC-part. Caruso once said in an interview - "only if a person is "cleared" of any wrog-doing he looks him into the yes. Until so the person next to him will hav eto do with the look through his sunglasses"

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Posted May 23, 2006 @ 2:22 AM

CSI Brazil? I can't wait to see Ho & the SoJ in the black wool suits south of the border.

This is probably the one and only time that I’ll give HoCaine a pass for wearing a black suit in the hot Miami sun. He was in mourning after all, what with the death of the woman he married off screen just a few days ago.

Why, oh why would anyone shoot Marisol when they had a clear shot at HoCaine? This reminds me of the old Glen Beck qoute....why would anyone shoot John Lennon when they had a clear shot at Yoko Ono?

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Posted May 23, 2006 @ 2:41 AM

thought it was going to get really good when they caught the photo of Aerosol riding with and talking to Riaz. But they didn't really do anything with it. It looks like she wasn't actually deliberately setting up Horatio - she was just stupid Aerosol right to the bitter end, and didn't realize who Diego really was. (Plus, isn't it a little unlikely a mobster like Riaz would be selling little baggies of pot on the street to people like Aerosol? I had him figured as a bit more bigtime than that.)

Then it looked as if Riaz was about to tell us something important - he'd snared Aersol, then found out her brother was in the crime lab, then she started dating Horatio, and...then what? He never said just how he was using any of this great access. It doesn't seem as if she was helping him do anything. Did she send him an invitation to their wedding, so he knew where to find Horatio?

Aerosol was sleeping with the Mala Noche and Horatio gos off to Brazil to avenge her death? What a b***h!!

Edited by Taylor Ann, May 23, 2006 @ 3:19 AM.


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Posted May 23, 2006 @ 6:30 AM

I was at a friend's house so, unfortunately, I was subjected to this atrocity.

I had read some interview with Ann Donahue, regarding this ep, and really her spoilers were ass. I used to give her some leeway because she is stuck with the worst cast of the three shows, but now I think she is in a crack induced haze.

I used to watch this show, I never loved it, but if I ignored David Caruso, I did enjoy it during seasons 1 and 2. Now, just, ugh.

All I keep thinking is: Rory Cochrane is probably laughing his ass off since he is no longer on this show. Good for him.

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Posted May 23, 2006 @ 7:51 AM

I admit I was not able to keep my attention focused solely on this show (I used to enjoy it for the cheese factor, but last night? Wow, new levels of low!). But I am totally confused:

Marisol is buying chemo-nauseu pot from a Male Noche guy. She does or doesn't know he is Male Noche? Is she sleeping with him also?

I guess part of this is that I never understood their marriage. Why did she and HoCaine get married? Just because they loved each other? The proposal seemed odd to me. I kept waiting for the "Does this include marriage?" "It does" "good, because I need your health insurance" And then to get married right away? I missed an episode; please tell me it was all explained then!

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Posted May 23, 2006 @ 7:56 AM

Marisol must have been the unluckiest girl on tv. She gets cancer, marries Horatio and gets shot. What a tragic life.

Why the subtitles? Wasn't Riaz speaking English, or was imagining that?

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Posted May 23, 2006 @ 7:58 AM

CSI: Brazil. Think Horatio's going to save lots of young, hot, busty Brazilian babes from their tragic lives?

Don't forget the little whispy dresses.

Did they ever explain why Mr. Floating Subtiltles was trying to shoot down a plane? Cause, like WTF? And if they're going to Brazil, they'll have to learn Portugese since that's the language that's spoken there. But then I'm sure that the SOJ have magic interpting powers.

And just for the record, Secret Service agents don't use powered gloves either. They do fall for idiot women just like all men do tho'.

I've also got to point out that the Miami lab has got to have the worst security in the world. I've worked in state labs, city labs and federal labs and you always have to be escorted whether you work for the FBI or not. Anyone should be escorted if they don't work in the lab (which means that HoCaine should be escorted too don't you think?), that's lab protocol according to accredidation rules. And where was the lab director anyway? Apparently Miami Dade doesn't need one since they have HoCaine.

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Posted May 23, 2006 @ 8:08 AM

All I could think when Ho was staring at Marisol's gravestone, was that she was born in 1978?? Wow. She could've done so much better. Even the mumbling pot-selling plane-bombing mobster would've been a step up.

As for the crappy pointless subtitles, if their purpose was to clarify the mumbling mobster, why not get a better actor. Yes, subtitles are fine on Lost and 24, but the guy here was speaking freaking english for chrissakes.

Yes, I'm hopping on the stupid subtitle train. I thought it was reminiscent of the Electric Company. I was waiting to see two facial silhouettes combining syllables to make a word. Ho....Caine....Hocaine....

That is hilarious. And so true.

And why oh why can the Douchebag not speak or look at another person straight on? WTF is that about?

This bugs me as well. I'm from the old school and was taught that its rude to not look directly at the person you're talking or responding to.

And I noticed Delko was using the infamous ESP Computer again. It can read his mind--it always knows what search he is going to make (often even before he does) and gives him a handy white box so all he has to do whenever someone walks in and asks him a question is type in a keyword.

It must also have voice recognition built-in, since it highlighted "Deigo" for him when all he typed was the mobster's real name to access his list of aliases.

CSI: Brazil. Think Horatio's going to save lots of young, hot, busty Brazilian babes from their tragic lives?

And before marrying one of them, released Male Noche guy will carry out his threat and kill her, because Ho loves her. It will also probably happen on their wedding day this time.

Who played the lead fbi guy?

Mark Rolston.