'CSI Miami: The Complete Seventh Season'
(Adam Rodriguez, Jonathan Togo, David Caruso, et al / 7-Disc DVD / NR / 2009 / CBS - Paramount)
Overview: Join lead criminalist Horatio Caine (David Caruso) and his state-of-the-art forensics team as they investigate hot and steamy Miami crimes using cold hard facts. The evidence leads into seedy nightclubs, privileged suburbs and explosive family secrets. The stakes are higher than ever before, because this time it's personal.
DVD Verdict: What an interesting season! In the very first episode of the season, we find out who wants Horatio Caine (David Caruso) dead and in the final episode, Eric Delko (Adam Rodriguez) has disappeared with his devious father. Both Horatio's son Kyle (Evan Ellingson) and Eric get thrown into jail, a new coroner named Dr. Tara Price (Megalyn Echikunwoke) turns out to have an addiction to Oxycodone pain killer pills, Eric and Calleigh Duquesne have a blooming relationship with each other, and Yelina Salas (Sofia Milos) returns undercover.
Also, Horatio's mortal enemy Ron Saris (Kim Coates) turns out to be married to Horatio's ex Julia Winston (Elizabeth Berkley), Natalia Boa Vista (Eva La Rue) was lucky enough this season to not have so much of the drama focused on her, and Ryan Wolfe (Jonathan Togo) was forced to betray his team within the entire season's swirl and hinting of the Russian Mob's constant tabs on the team's every move.
The crimes have become more intriguing from a con man who tricked married women into sexual relations for their money, a man who cannot remember how he could have killed an entire family, and explore the world of extreme plastic surgery. Season Seven has proved itself to be one of the best seasons yet to watch and I would definitely recommend it over the tedious CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season Nine.
Don't miss a second of this hard-hitting drama with non-stop action in each episode. Episodes I recommend are: Episode 1 "Resurrection" in where Horatio has been supposedly shot, Episode 10 "The DeLuca Motel" where a shooter targets the place where Eric is staying at, Episode 20 "Wolfe In Sheep's Clothing" where Ryan is forced to betray the team by altering evidence in a case, Episode 24 "Dissolved" where Julia spins out of control and Dr. Price is fired, and Episode 25 "Seeing Red" where Eric finds out about his father's involvement in a current case and disappears to help him out. [SC] This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
The Miami Sound Machine
The AV lab
CSI: Miami - Heating Up Season 7
Audio Commentaries: Episode 706 "Wrecking Crew"; Episode 708 "Gone Baby Gone"