CSI: Miami (2002–2012)
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Rock and a Hard Place 

Alexx's son is a central figure in a murder investigation involving drug dealers, and Alexx does everything in her power to help and protect him.


Gina Lamar


Anthony E. Zuiker (created by), Ann Donahue (created by) | 2 more credits »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Caruso ... Horatio Caine
Emily Procter ... Calleigh Duquesne
Adam Rodriguez ... Eric Delko
Khandi Alexander ... Alexx Woods
Jonathan Togo ... Ryan Wolfe
Rex Linn ... Frank Tripp
Eva LaRue ... Natalia Boa Vista
Katherine Moennig ... Mary Landis
Jack McGee ... Agent Brad Sylvestri
Toby Hemingway ... Trey Holt
Harrison Knight ... Bryan Woods
Boti Bliss ... Maxine Valera
Scott Elrod ... Jim Farber
Matt Bushell ... Dan Kirkland (credit only)
Lamont Johnson ... Keith Farrell (credit only)




While jet-ski racing in Miami harbor with Mary Landis, who says they met that morning, Jim Farber, just released after 8 years jail, is fatally hit in the head by a fairly rare Flagstone slate from a bridge above and falls off. He was on pills, Y2K drugs which were confiscated years ago, making them got hem jailed. A marking traces the customer-made garden slate to Henry Woods, Alexx's ex who denies any knowledge, so she questions their son Bryan. Henry finds a cigarette bud there, from Bryan's white teenage friend Trey Holt, whose juvenile record shows throwing a rock trough a window. Next Brian calls in panic from a warehouse, in a pool of blood from Trey's body, saying he just pulled he knife out as his friend begged. Yet after her arrival Bryan runs, is caught with drugs he was 'just throwing away', refuses to say whom he got the poison from. The knife has Mary's DNA, she confesses the stabbing as drugs-related. Everything changes again when Trey discloses his secret deal with ... Written by KGF Vissers

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knife | loyalty | dna testing | diving | See All (4) »


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The bridge where the crime took place is on Appian Way, connecting the Long Beach, CA neighborhoods of Naples and Belmont Shore. See more »


In the teaser, immediately after the victim disappears, there are multiple slow-motion close-ups of his jet ski, which clearly has not a single drop of blood on it. Later, when the CSIs start processing the scene, it is covered in pints of blood. See more »


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Release Date:

5 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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