The BEST episodes directed by Scott Lautanen

No Man's Land
530 votes

#1 - No Man's Land

CSI: Miami - Season 5 - Episode 14

A truck carrying weapons that were confiscated from previous crimes are now back on the streets of Miami. An old enemy of Horatio's puts the lives of two CSI's in harms way after a confiscated missile is launched into courthouse allowing Clavo Cruz to escape during his arraignment and injuring one CSI and the fatality of another CSI.

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Under the Influence
327 votes

#2 - Under the Influence

CSI: Miami - Season 3 - Episode 3

The CSIs must find the killer after a young woman is pushed in front of a moving bus. Alexx finds a bruise shaped like a hand imprint on the victim's back, proving that she was pushed in front of the bus, and her boyfriend, Jay Seaver, is the prime suspect. When one of Jay's office rivals also turns up dead, Jay reveals that he has a psychotic stalker, Claudia, who he thinks might kill to please him. However, when Jay hires a lawyer to protect Claudia, Horatio suspects that Jay may be more involved than they thought. Later, a man's body is discovered down an elevator shaft in a nearby building, and there is evidence to link the victims to a common killer. Meanwhile, Calleigh's father seeks her help when he fears that he may have killed someone after a night of drinking, and Horatio assigns a new CSI, Ryan Wolfe, to the case.

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After the Fall
330 votes

#3 - After the Fall

CSI: Miami - Season 3 - Episode 10

The CSIs must investigate when a pedestrian is killed after a man falls from a building and lands on him. Horatio and the team find that the victim found on the sidewalk is not the same man who fell from the building, but the unfortunate person he landed on. The CSIs discover that the fallen victim is in possession of a sex DVD involving a top Miami criminal judge and a woman with a sordid sex life. When the woman is found dead, the team must delve into the complicated personal lives of those in Miami's judicial system in order to find the killer.

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Felony Flight
371 votes

#4 - Felony Flight

CSI: Miami - Season 4 - Episode 7

(Crossover episode with CSI: New York, Season 2 Episode 7.) A crossover episode that concludes on "CSI NY" begins with a convicted serial killer who escapes after sabotaging an airplane that was flying him from New York to Miami, where he allegedly buried a body. After fleeing the crash site, the man goes on a killing spree and abducts a college student. Mac Tayor arrives to help Horatio track the killer since Mac originally arrested the man in New York.

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Open Water
302 votes

#5 - Open Water

CSI: Miami - Season 4 - Episode 22

A cruise ship that is docked in Miami is the scene for a double murder. The team investigates the long list of potential suspects but soon find that the list is dramatically decreased when the CSI's find a large amount of money is missing from the victim's stateroom. Horatio and Marisol's relationship evolves.

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267 votes

#6 - Deviant

CSI: Miami - Season 4 - Episode 16

Alexx’s DNA is found throughout her neighborhood where she is suspected to be responsible for the death of a convicted child molester. The CSI team soon learns that mindset of the neighborhood could lead to any of community wanting the man gone. The team must find out who the real killer was to clear Alexx.

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Triple Threat
497 votes

#7 - Triple Threat

CSI: Miami - Season 5 - Episode 18

After a wealthy businessman is killed at a charity event the CSI's first suspect his wife who was hosting the event. The blood evidence is thought to belong to the wife or her two secret twin sisters but leads the investigators in another direction after the victim is not who they thought he was.

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Internal Affairs
434 votes

#8 - Internal Affairs

CSI: Miami - Season 5 - Episode 12

After Nick is found to have been killed with all the evidence pointing to Natalia as the killer the rest of the team has been sidelined by the Internal Affairs investigation. Horatio with the help of the night shift lab and Calleigh’s ex-boyfriend have to find the evidence to clear Natalia.

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370 votes

#9 - Shattered

CSI: Miami - Season 4 - Episode 10

A drug lord is gunned in his Coconut Grove mansion and a suspect arrested at the scene claims he sells marijuana to Delko. Stetler, from Internal Affairs, investigates and the case quickly gets personal when Horatio gets involved. As for the shooting, the CSIs learn that two gunmen may have been involved. Also, Calleigh makes a major decision concerning her job.

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Double Jeopardy
363 votes

#10 - Double Jeopardy

CSI: Miami - Season 4 - Episode 18

After a man is found not guilty of his wife's murder the CSI team finds evidence to the contrary.

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338 votes

#11 - Whacked

CSI: Miami - Season 3 - Episode 23

An axe murderer on death row is given a stay of execution just moments before it was to take place, on the grounds that there may have been tainted DNA analysis used at his trial. Now, without using any DNA evidence, the team must race against time and reexamine all of the physical evidence in the case, just as they get a call on a new double murder that looks suspiciously like the case they're working on.

Free Fall
326 votes

#12 - Free Fall

CSI: Miami - Season 4 - Episode 20

The CSI team must try to find out who is trying to kill a young couple who are released from prison. The couple was made out to be “media darlings” and soon find that not everyone though of them as darlings. Calleigh must work with her ex-boyfriend to help solve the case.

Kill Switch
512 votes

#13 - Kill Switch

CSI: Miami - Season 5 - Episode 23

After the murder of a suspected carjacker the team discovers that he may have been involved with a formidable drug lord and was suspected of drug running off Miami's shores.

Fade Out
307 votes

#14 - Fade Out

CSI: Miami - Season 4 - Episode 14

When evidence shows that a series of murders is linked to organized crime, Horatio and the team are instead lead to a pair of film students who have screenplay that contains the details of the crimes.

Blood Moon
473 votes

#15 - Blood Moon

CSI: Miami - Season 2 - Episode 13

A cigarmaker 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.

Hammer Down (II)
845 votes

#16 - Hammer Down (II)

CSI: NY - Season 6 - Episode 7

(Crossover episode with CSI: Miami, Season 8 Episode 7 and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Season 10 Episode 7.) Which presumably seemed to be a traffic accident, turns out leading to homicide and illegal organ harvesting. The chase of those involved in the slaughter chain makes all three NY, Vegas and Miami CSI teams put their efforts together to put an end to the crimes. Hawkes, in particular, is very upset about the case.

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Money Plane
337 votes

#17 - Money Plane

CSI: Miami - Season 3 - Episode 17

Someone uses a laser light to blind a pilot and bring down a jet, which carries $1.2 billion in checks to be delivered to banks on the eastern seaboard. The crime scene evidence reveals a victim, a young fundraising socialite, who was inside the plane but killed prior to the crash. Now, although the team has little to work with since the victim's wealthy family is opposing an autopsy, Horatio must follow the money trail. Meanwhile, Calleigh works on the case with her ex-boyfriend, Detective Hagen, and their romantic history could cause problems for both of them.

549 votes

#18 - Blackout

Numb3rs - Season 3 - Episode 7

Blackouts leave Los Angeles in the dark. Don must work with his entire team to figure out if the power outages are a catastrophic accident or the sinister plot of terrorists.

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Hell Night
296 votes

#19 - Hell Night

CSI: Miami - Season 3 - Episode 6

The wife of a famous baseball player is brutally killed in her home and her philandering husband is charged with the crime. The jury on the case, as well as the accused and his defense, visits the house to examine the crime scene, but when the lights are dimmed, as they were when the victim was killed, and then turned back on, the ball player is found dead with a meat clever in his back and a note that reads "guilty." Now, as Horatio and the team find that the husband's defense team tampered with the crime scene, they must examine the evidence to find the couple's killers. Meanwhile, Horatio gets a call from Yelina, who tells him that her son, Ray, Jr., is missing.

Kill Clause
588 votes

#20 - Kill Clause

CSI: Miami - Season 8 - Episode 9

Deadly jellyfish are used as a murder weapon, and a mysterious woman from Jesse's past returns.

Chain Reaction
433 votes

#21 - Chain Reaction

CSI: Miami - Season 6 - Episode 7

The investigation into a runway model's death leads Horatio to his son and his nemesis.

Oedipus Hex
292 votes

#22 - Oedipus Hex

CSI: NY - Season 3 - Episode 5

The CSI's handle to puzzling cases; Carensa is a young Suicide Girl who at 17, wanted a change of scenery and to become a Suicide girl, at 18 she gets her wish only to lose her life. Chopper, a rising street basketball star, a homeless man trying to change his life for the better is killed and leaves a painful trail of blood which leaves Mac to figure out where and how he died.

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143 votes

#23 - Crash

The Pretender - Season 2 - Episode 17

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - While waiting for his plane, Jarod meets a young man who is bumped to a later flight. Jarod offers an exchange of tickets to the boy, who thanks him for helping. But Jarod is horrified when he hears later that day that the plane has crashed. Guilt ridden, Jarod sets out to find the cause of the accident. Meanwhile, Miss Parker is put in charge of find out everything on Mr. Lyle. And with aid from Jarod; Sydney, Broots, and Miss Parker are going to get all the information they need.

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The Man in the Mud
2282 votes

#24 - The Man in the Mud

Bones - Season 3 - Episode 10

A body discovered in a hot spring turns out to be that of Tripp Goddard, a sexy motorcycle racer who had disappeared two weeks earlier. Sweets talks Booth and Bones into going out with him and his girlfriend.

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Dr. Feelgood
557 votes

#25 - Dr. Feelgood

Moonlight - Season 1 - Episode 3

You'd think that Beth would run for the hills now that she knows the truth about Mick's secret identity. Instead she decides to help the undead PI locate and stop a newbie vampire who can't control his bloodthirst. Mick hunts a renegade vampire who can't control his urges to kill.

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459 votes

#26 - Complications

CSI: Miami - Season 2 - Episode 11

An anesthesiologist who worked in a beauty clinic is discovered swinging from a rope in his two-story condo, but the investigation points to murder, not suicide. The case intensifies when it's learned that the doctor lost a patient the week before during routine plastic surgery and that the victim's husband believes she was killed.

Blood, Sweat & Tears
417 votes

#27 - Blood, Sweat & Tears

CSI: NY - Season 1 - Episode 14

The body of a young trapeze artist is found folded into a box on Coney Island, leading Mac and Stella to the circus where they find themselves embroiled in a real-life Romeo and Juliet story between the dead contortionist, Lukas, and a trapeze arist, Anasuya. Danny and Flack find a woman's body in a laundry chute and learn that she was actually the former sorority sister of the woman who lived in that building, and turn their suspicion to the abusive husband the woman was hiding from.

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431 votes

#28 - Click

Moonlight - Season 1 - Episode 14

Mick is hired to help protect a rising Hollywood starlet who feels threatened by paparazzi, but she ends up murdered. Meanwhile, Beth gets a new boss at BuzzWire.

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The Priest in the Churchyard
2077 votes

#29 - The Priest in the Churchyard

Bones - Season 2 - Episode 17

A broken water main uproots multiple coffins in an old graveyard. When the team is brought in to identify the bodies for re-interment, they discover a newer skeleton that should not be in the graveyard, which has not been used for 50 years.

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The Best Defense
525 votes

#30 - The Best Defense

CSI: Miami - Season 2 - Episode 5

The two young owners of a city bar are gunned down after hours and another man is wounded in the attack, which was allegedly committed by a masked gunman. Meanwhile, Calleigh's dad announces he is now a public defender and needs her help with a murder case in which a woman allegedly stabbed her boyfriend to death in his car with a screwdriver.

349 votes

#31 - Prey

CSI: Miami - Season 4 - Episode 3

The search of a missing 17-year-old girl, whose trip to Miami turns into an ongoing nightmare.

Murder 101
108 votes

#32 - Murder 101

The Pretender - Season 3 - Episode 9

Jarod takes over a criminal psychology class and teaches a lesson in committing a flawless murder before tracking down three suspected killers.

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Grand Murder at Central Station
350 votes

#33 - Grand Murder at Central Station

CSI: NY - Season 2 - Episode 2

Stella and Danny are heading into the world of cuddle parties: non-sexual events were adults learn to touch and hug each other. Meanwhile, Mac, Hawkes, and Flack investigate the death of a hated plastic surgeon found covered with lye with thousands of eyewitnesses during rush hour at Grand Central Station. While Mac and Stella assist Aiden in a rape case, after she breaks an evidence seal, Mac must come to terms with Aiden's action and work up the nerve to fire her.

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164 votes

#34 - Extreme

The Pretender - Season 4 - Episode 6

Jarod Pretends to be an extreme sports enthusiast in order to learn what happened to a comatose young man. Meanwhile, Miss Parker, Sydney, and Broots follow Jarod's "game show" clues, and find themselves investigating Mr. Lyle.

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Thicker Than Water
29 votes

#35 - Thicker Than Water

Pacific Blue - Season 4 - Episode 18

After a young Mafia lawyer and his wife are murdered in their home, Cory catches up with the unharmed six year old boy who's on the run with his real mother, a stripper with whom the Mafia lawyer had a previous affair. Cory is reluctant to bring the pair to the authorities after she learns that the FBI agent working the case is actually the man that the boy identified as the killer who came to their home.

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Subject: Desert Squid! Myth or Legend?
29 votes

#36 - Subject: Desert Squid! Myth or Legend?

Freakylinks - Season 1 - Episode 5

A mysterious tentacled animal is mutilating livestock in the New Mexico desert. Although the local police decide to treat the "Desert Squid" as a hoax, Derek and the Freakylinks crew suspect that there is something behind the mutilations.

112 votes

#37 - Stolen

The Pretender - Season 2 - Episode 18

SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA - After taking down a corrupt doctor, Jarod unexpectedly gets involved in a kidnapping when the father of the kidnapped ends up in the hospital. Back at The Centre, Miss Parker sides with Mr. Raines on the fact that Sydney is becoming too attached to Jarod. To the point, even, that it's complicating the search for him.

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Some Must Watch, While Some Must Sleep
1588 votes

#38 - Some Must Watch, While Some Must Sleep

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Season 2 - Episode 16

Haunted by nightmares of the man she killed in the factory, Sarah checks in to a sleep clinic. When suspicious things begin happening, Sarah suspects Skynet may be using the facility for brain-mapping.

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Just a Gigolo
0 votes

#39 - Just a Gigolo

Pacific Blue - Season 5 - Episode 8

After saving a woman who was about to kill herself, Granger learns that she's being blackmailed by a male escort service she used. While she won't testify, she tells him that they pose as auto servicemen. Granger and Cruz convince Cory to let them work undercover. They find out that one of the men who work there has a record and convince him to introduce them to the boss. The boss gives them a job. Cruz learns that one of the guys wants to leave and open his own escort business. The woman who saved takes a liking to him so much that she is practically splurging on him. When the boss catches the guy who wants to leave, stealing the client list, he kills him. When Granger and Cruz can't get anything on the operation, Cory wants to pull the plug. But they convince her to be the next mark. She goes to the service center, hoping to snag the boss but the boss sends Granger instead. While having dinner, the woman who like Granger sees them and blows his cover. The guys then grab her and Cory

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0 votes

#40 - Gaslight

Pacific Blue - Season 5 - Episode 10

While working on a Haitian whom they suspect is smuggling in drugs Bobby sees a man whom he arrested a few years ago who is still in prison.

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