A Horrible Mind
Season 1
Number 10
Writer Ildy Modrovich,
Laurence Walsh
Director Greg Yaitanes
Original Airdate November 25, 2002
Previous Episode: Kill Zone
Next Episode: Camp Fear

A Horrible Mind is the tenth episode in Season One of CSI: Miami.


Horatio, Speedle and Calleigh root through the evidence in the homicide of a strange, unorthodox college professor when they find him tortured and tied to a tree. Their suspicions are immediately directed towards his thirteen cult-like students. Elsewhere, Delko and Megan investigate a car found in the water with a dead body in the trunk, and immediately suspect an insurance scam.


A much-hated college professor is found strung up a tree, mirroring that of a lynch. Horatio investigates and finds out that the professor taught much about racial and religious hatred, and frequently physically and verbally abused his students as a project, even to the point of stripping down a boy in front of his classmates and tying him to a tree. Meanwhile, Eric investigates the mysterious drowning of a man inside of his car trunk that rolled down the hill into the lake. Horatio finds out that a student of the professor's killed him, ridiculing her to the point of her snapping. Eric finds out that the man was reaching into his trunk and fell in, as the trunk door shut and the car rolled down the hill.


Main Cast[]

Guest Cast[]

  • Wanda De Jesús as Detective Adelle Sevilla
  • Michael Whaley as Detective Bernstein
  • Lenny von Dohlen as Professor Adam Metzger
  • Vicki Davis as Teresa
  • Heather McComb as Ginny Taylor
  • Ian Reed Kesler as Ned Sante
  • Paolo Seganti as Lorenzo 'Larry' Castanotto
  • Diane Mizota as Jade Horowitz
  • Aaron D. Spears as Police Diver Jerry
  • Jesse Corti as Dean of Students
  • Eduardo Yanez as Colombian Interrogator
  • Damian Perkins as Damon Wyatt
  • Christina Souza as Caroline Lorente
  • Josh Kemble as Doug Reid
  • Randy Hunter Johnson as Safety Driver

Major Events[]

  • It's revealed that Calleigh can speak Spanish.


  • This marks Kim Delaney's final contact appearance as Megan Donner respectively.

See Also[]

CSI:Miami Season 1
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