Freaks and Tweaks
Season 1
Number 23
Writer John Hanyes,
Elizabeth Devine
Director Deran Serafian
Original Airdate May 12, 2003
Previous Episode: Tinder Box
Next Episode: Body Count

Freaks and Tweaks is the twenty-third episode in Season One of CSI: Miami.


The corpse of a drug addict is found in an abandoned barn and when the CSI team investigates, they are nearly killed when the barn explodes. The body of a man is found shot in a car, it turns out that the man was a friend of Alexx's.


During the initial investigation Horatio sees a bomb wired in the barn and has everyone empty it before the explosion. Later they find their prime suspects in a group of drug addicts; their leader Chaz confronts Horatio by displaying knowledge of his brother while a search reveals a kidnapped woman, Susie Barnham, hidden in a dog house. Susie reveals Chaz killed the victim after a drug binge but her testimony is denied because she's unreliable as another addict. Going back to the evidence Horatio is able to prove Chaz was also the one who wired the bomb and thus arrests him for their attempted murder.

In another case, a friend of Alexx is killed in a apparent carjacking, however further evidence leads into a surprising revelation: the victim's wife, also Alexx's friend, had an affair with a young man who came to believe she wanted him dead. Though the woman isn't arrested, as there's no evidence of a direct involvement, Alexx decides to end their friendship.

Main Cast[]

Guest Cast[]

  • Rex Linn as Frank Tripp
  • Holt McCallany as John Hagen
  • Azura Skye as Susie Barnham
  • Stephen Tobolowsky as ASA Don Haffman
  • Troy Winbush as Welch
  • Debrah Farentino as Julie Harmon
  • Clayne Crawford as Chaz
  • Mark Harelik as Valenta
  • Billy Rieck as Tommy Lee Harkins
  • Sean Douglas as Officer Lyle
  • John Eric Bentley as Officer Gorman
  • Dan Warner as Bomb Tech
  • Chopper Bernet as Dennis Harmon
  • S.E. Perry as SWAT Leader
  • Craig Gellis as Hairy Tweaker
  • Patrick Flueger as Brad Kenner
  • Allen G. Di Gioia as Medical Examiner

See Also[]

CSI:Miami Season 1
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