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CSI: Miami: Bad Seed

When a virus from E. Coli strikes in Miami, it kills a young woman and her boyfriend, prompting Eric Delko and Alexx Woods to return to help their team. The CSIs split up to track down the source for the virus, leading Calleigh to a restaurant where the couple ate and Jesse Cardoza and Ryan to a farm where the virus grows on plants. Meanwhile, Eric tries to save a man who died from being brain dead, but when the rescue doesn’t go successfully, the death influences Eric so much that he decides to quit his job.

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x5
Airdate: Monday October 19th, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

NL (RTL 5) Apr 02, 2010
UK (Channel 5) Aug 10, 2010


Guest Stars
Charles ParnellCharles Parnell
As Gavin Webb
Khandi AlexanderKhandi Alexander
As Dr. Alexx Woods
Omar Benson MillerOmar Benson Miller
As Walter Simmons
Ajay MehtaAjay Mehta
As Doctor
Bobby CampoBobby Campo
As Ethan Durant
Caroline AaronCaroline Aaron
As Dr. Miller
Craig AntonCraig Anton
As Sheldon Parks
Evan LaiEvan Lai
As EMT Nurse
Jack ConleyJack Conley
As Seth Ellers
Katy StollKaty Stoll
As Lucy
Lance BarberLance Barber
As Al Wayons
Steven CulpSteven Culp
As Jerry Mackey
Main Cast
David CarusoDavid Caruso
As Lieutenant Horatio Caine
Emily ProcterEmily Procter
As Calleigh Duquesne
Adam RodriguezAdam Rodriguez
As Eric 'Delko' Delektorsky
Jonathan TogoJonathan Togo
As Ryan Wolfe
Rex LinnRex Linn
As Detective Frank Tripp
Eva La RueEva La Rue
As Natalia Boa Vista
Eddie CibrianEddie Cibrian
As Jesse Cardoza
Episode Notes
Rating: 12.65 million viewers.

The title ("Bad Seed") obviously refers to the CSIs finding traces of E. Coli on the leaves at a farm, referring to E. Coli as precisely a "bad seed".

This episode marks the first time in CSI: Miami history where Eric Delko leaves the CSI team. Fans are not sure when or if he will be returning, and this episode is also the last where the name of Adam Rodriguez is featured in the theme song intro.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
DragonetteFixin to ThrillNatalia Boa Vista running tests
Greg LaswellWhat a DayEnd of the episode

Cultural References
Plotline of episode: People die after eating at a restaurant where the food is poisoned with the virus called E. Coli.

E. Coli, short for Escherichia coli, is a Gram negative bacterium that is usually harmless, but can cause serious food poisoning for humans.

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