Season 2
Number 18
Writer Anthony E. Zuiker
Director Frederick King Keller
Original Airdate March 22, 2004
Previous Episode: Money for Nothing
Next Episode: Deadline

Wannabe is the eighteenth episode in Season Two of CSI: Miami.


Horatio and Speedle's case hinges on the testimony of a forensic-evidence enthusiast who stole a blood-drenched latex glove from the scene of a man who was stabbed with a butterfly knife. When Speed tracks him down, the CSI wannabe is impressed with the ease with which Speedle was able to locate him and the two begin to bond. Meanwhile, Delko and Calleigh probe the shooting of a young woman whose body is found wrapped in a plastic garbage bag in a dumpster near the ritzy Miami nightclub where she worked.


Speedle tracks the theft of the glove to a forensic wannabe by the name of Wally. The glove Wally took is a key piece of evidence as its contains the killer's DNA and with a long trail of blood samples, they hope to get it back without tracing all the smears and the extra work. Wally had put his stuff in evidence bags and the defense is going to depose him and try and destroy his credibility. Speedle coaches him and works with him to prep for the trial, but Wally can't handle the stress and commits suicide. Speedle has DNA test every sample and gets the killer, Danny Fisch, through a single drop of blood left at the scene.

The young waitress turns out to have been attacked by two people. One sat on her while the other pulled the trigger. Delko and Calleigh are able to identify the approximate height of the person who held her down and compare it against their subjects, finding that one of the waitresses held her down. Using the burned flesh that Calleigh found on a spent casing they identify the shooter as the third waitress. The deceased had won the lottery and didn't want to share her winnings with the people in the pool and was thus hiding the ticket.


Main Cast[]

 Guest Cast[]

  • Sofia Milos as Yelina Salas
  • Brian Poth as Tyler Jenson
  • Billy Kay as Wally Shmagin
  • Salvator Xuereb as Mark Hobbes
  • Ivana Milicevic as Jen Kemp
  • Cristián de la Fuente as Sam Belmontes
  • David Ramsey as Officer Everhart
  • Nicole DeHuff as Carrie Delgado
  • Austin Tichenor as Earl Siddal
  • Melody Perkins as Barbara Nance
  • Nicholas Guilak as Danny Fisch
  • Chaim Jeraffi as Avi Golan
  • Tom Hillman as Special Agent Sackheim
  • Johanna Watts as Rachel Bailey
  • Shelli Bergh as Paula Muro

See Also[]

CSI:Miami Season 2
Blood BrothersDead ZoneHard TimeDeath GripThe Best DefenseHurricane AnthonyGrand PrixBig BrotherBaitExtremeComplicationsWitness to MurderBlood MoonSlow BurnStalkerazziInvasionMoney for NothingWannabeDeadlineThe OathNot LandingRap SheetMIA/NYC NonStopInnocent