|Original Airdate||February 2, 2004|
|Previous Episode: Witness to Murder|
|Next Episode: Slow Burn|
Blood Moon is the thirteenth episode in season two of CSI: Miami.
A cigar maker is found in his store tied up, beaten, mutilated, and murdered with a chaveta, a cigar-making tool featuring a rounded blade. The investigation leads Horatio to a group that helps Cuban refugees. Across town, a 25-year-old man is gunned down while withdrawing money from an ATM, but the motive doesn't appear to be robbery since the cash he withdrew is left behind.
Further identification reveals the cigar maker is actually an infamous torturer and rapist from the Cuban regime with his wounds matching his own methods. Earlier he had received a phone call from a cellphone owned by Marisela Gonzalez, the owner of a refugee rescue project, she confesses to have given it to a young man. Later they discover the man is Marisela's own son, Carlos, and that she's a former torture victim. Carlos confesses the murder motivaded by revenge, but is himself shocked when Horatio reveals the dead man was his father.
Meanwhile, Speed and Calleigh investigate a middle-aged male gunned down at an ATM. Using the ATM's camera, they find a BMW belonging to a Melanie Hines, reported stolen one hour after the murder. She claims she attended an outdoor cinema, and found her car stolen after the act, but the cinema manager tells he ousted her with the vic, and her car is found with key marks and a front window blasted from inside out. Her gun—a specific .22 piece, with retrograde bullet marks—is found by Homicide, and although it has no prints, Speed finds traces of skin lotion that matches Melanie's lotion from her fingerprint on a soda bottle, originally given to her to acquire her prints. Faced with new evidence, she confesses, but claims it was an accident, which is supported by the low pulling force the pistol needs to be triggered. Although both Speed and Calleigh has bad feelings about Melanie, the prosecutor lets her walk.
- David Caruso as Horatio Caine
- Emily Procter as Calleigh Duquesne
- Adam Rodríguez as Eric Delko
- Khandi Alexander as Alexx Woods
- Rory Cochrane as Tim Speedle
- Sofia Milos as Yelina Salas
- Boti Ann Bliss as Maxine Valera
- Maria Conchita Alonso as Marisela Gonzalez
- Emily Bergl as Melanie Hines
- Jeremy Ray Valdez as Carlos Gonzalez
- Bart Johnson as Matt Bolton
- Niklaus Lange as John Pine
- Judd Omen as Juan Marco Varon
- Rueben Grundy as Agent Rice
|CSI:Miami Season 2|
|Blood Brothers • Dead Zone • Hard Time • Death Grip • The Best Defense • Hurricane Anthony • Grand Prix • Big Brother • Bait • Extreme • Complications • Witness to Murder • Blood Moon • Slow Burn • Stalkerazzi • Invasion • Money for Nothing • Wannabe • Deadline • The Oath • Not Landing • Rap Sheet • MIA/NYC NonStop • Innocent|