01: Horatio Caine

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Played by: David Caruso

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CSI Miami - Horatio Cane

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Personal Information:

Function: CSI Level Three/Lieutenant / Head of the Miami-Dade Crime Lab
Height: 5' 11.5"
Weight: 182 lbs
Hair: Red/Ginger(originally strawberry blonde)
Eyes: Blue
Race: Caucasian
DoB: April 07, 1960
Education: B.S. in Chemistry, Florida State University
Special Skills: Arson, Explosives
Marital Status:Widower
Children: Kyle Harmon (18)
Cell phone: (305) 555-0133 (not in real life)
Wife: Marisol Delko Caine (died in 2007)

Characterization: Born April 7, 1960, Caine is an Irish-American supervisor at the Miami-Dade crime lab, a forensic analyst and former homicide investigator and bomb squad officer (his forensic specialty is arson and explosion evidence). He's very protective of his team, who affectionately call him "H". He is very concerned about the reputation of his lab, and takes great care to keep them clean, perhaps because of his experience with his tarnished younger brother, Ray. Horatio takes his job very seriously, and is almost a soldier in the war against crime in Miami. Unlike his counterpart in Las Vegas, Gil Grissom (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), he does not hesitate to carry a weapon (or use it). In the first two seasons, Caine carried a nine-millimeter Beretta Cougar on the job. Since the beginning of season three, he has been shown carrying a SIG-Sauer P229. Horatio is very insistent on gun maintenance, insisting that his team keep clean firearms, especially after CSI Tim Speedle is killed in a shootout after he froze when his gun misfires. One of Caine's reasons for selecting Officer Ryan Wolfe as Speedle's replacement is Wolfe's compulsive care of his firearm.

David Caruso portrays Horatio Caine in a very idiosyncratic manner, sometimes resulting in parodies of the character (the most well known of these is probably Jim Carrey's on the Late Show with David Letterman). Caine is often seen putting on a pair of Silhouette Titanium Model 8568 sunglasses (with special polarized lenses), which online fans have started referring to as 'The Sunglasses of Justice' or 'Justice Shades'. He often stands sideways to the person with whom he is speaking and has a tendency to cock his head to one side (after removing his sunglasses) so that he can address vulnerable people with steady, but not intimidating eye-contact. He tends to do this more with women he has affection for, in a more avuncular than overtly sexual manner. Worth a notable mention (though not a quirk of his character) is that he has a habit of clearing frame after saying his lines. Beyond this, Caruso's CSI is an incredibly persistent, dogged, and at times a ruthless crime fighter who has suffered a great many personal losses before, during, and after the events of CSI-Miami (see especially episodes 424, 'Rampage', 501, 'Rio', & 603 'Inside Out'). He vigilantly maintains the integrity of the lab and his team, showcased in episodes like 'One Of Our Own' (425) and 'Burned' (522). In addition Caine remains extremely protective of crime victims, often going so far as to give them his phone number should they need to talk. He also goes out on a limb to back team members who are going through rough times, as long as they keep him in the loop. He also renders financial assistance to his late brother's mistress as she needs it, both to help her out and to protect his niece.

He remains close to some of the victims of crimes that he has investigated. Caine's protective behaviour is perhaps portrayed most clearly in cases with children involved, and he reserves a special wrath for those who would hurt them, even when confronted with heavy opposition. He is extremely protective of his family, particularly his son and nephew.

Horatio Caine's catchphrase, said many times throughout the series is 'We never close'. At first, it was seen as a threat to felons, but as the seasons have progressed, it's also become a mantra for victims, because "We never close," means that Horatio won't stop searching for justice for families who haven't gotten it yet and that he'll do whatever it takes without jeopardizing pending cases to assure that guilty parties are arrested, jailed, tried, and imprisoned for their crimes against his beloved Miami.

Head of the crime lab:
In the CSI continuum, Caine is (and has been throughout the show's development) a supervisor at the Miami-Dade crime lab and a former homicide detective and bomb squad officer (his forensic speciality is arson and explosion evidence). He is very protective of his team, who affectionately call him H. He is very concerned about the reputation of the lab, and takes great care to keep them green, perhaps because of his experience with his tarnished younger brother Ray.

Unlike Gil Grissom, his counterpart in Las Vegas, he does not hesitate to carry or use a weapon. In the first two seasons Caine carried a 9MM Beretta Cougar on the job. Since the beginning of season three, he has been shown carrying a SIG-Sauer P229. He is very insistent on gun maintenance, especially since team member Tim Speedle was killed in a shootout after his gun misfired. One of Caine's reasons for selecting Officer Ryan Wolfe as Speedle's replacement is Wolfe's compulsive care of his firearm.

He is later forced to relieve Wolfe of duty, as the younger CSI compromises himself during the course of an investigation due to his gambling debts and lack of honesty regarding the situation.
Caine indicates a willingness to allow Wolfe to redeem himself and possibly return to the lab after reviewing all of the files from his previous cases. He predicates this return upon several stringent guidelines, including Wolfe's willingness to undergo periodic internal reviews to assure that he's still on the level.

At the end of Season Two Caine travels to New York City in pursuit of a murder suspect and meets Detective Mac Taylor and his team, inaugurating the first season of CSI-New York. Caine later reunites with Detective Taylor and the rest of the team to track down and arrest the murderer Henry Darius, who would be extradited to Florida to face the death penalty.

He has many recurring enemies throughout the series, from serial killer Walter Resden to abusive Internal Affairs Agent Rick Stetler or corrupt Judge Joseph Retler. Some he thought he put away for good come back to haunt him. Clavo Cruz, serving a life sentence for murdering a woman escapes custody in a dramatic rocket on a courthouse (superficially injuring Coroner Alexx Woods). Cruz then kidnaps a court stenographer and forces Horatio to bring him $1 million dollars in exchange for her location. It is all a set up however, and Caine and Delko are ambushed on the roof of a parking lot. Though Horatio shoots down one man and escapes without injury, Delko is critically wounded even as Caine fires at the fleeing gunmen. Horatio eventually forces Cruz out of hiding by removing all his avenues of escape. Cruz approaches Horatio outside the Miami-Dade crime lab, and Caine kills Clavo with a single shot to the chest when the man refuses to surrender his weapon.

Caine finds himself targeted by the son of a crime lord he helped put in jail some years earlier. After Caine's vehicle is vandalized, the young man smugly denies culpability, but Horatio sets him up in return and arrests him with deep disappointment after the young man walks headlong into his trap and tries to kill him.

Life Before CSI:
Caine's parents named him after the author Horatio Algar. Before he moved to Miami, Horatio worked in New York City. It was there that he killed the man that murdered his mother - his own father. On the job, he was badly stabbed while investigating a case in which children were locked in the closets while their parents were murdered. The perpetrator, Walter Resden, harboured a deep grudge against Caine, collecting and preserving the blood from the stabbing for ten years in order to frame Horatio for the murder of his girlfriend, Rachel Turner. Caine is eventually forced to shoot Resden, although not fatally.

After his arrival in Florida, Horatio joined the Miami-Dade Police as a homicide detective, but later transferred to the bomb squad, where he was mentored by Al Humphries, an older cop, who was later tragically killed after accidentally triggering a bomb he was attempting to disarm. Finally, Caine moves to the crime lab, accepting a promotion to lieutenant (which earns him the animosity of Sergeant Rick Stetler, who is also vying for the rank). After watching every episode in which this snake is involved, it's apparent why Mr. Stetler wasn't offered the job. He hasn't the maturity or the compassion to fulfill the duties assigned if they conflict with his own internal agendas.

When veteran CSI Megan Donner goes on personal leave following the death of her husband, Horatio becomes the interim head of the lab in her absence. During the latter part of the first season and throughout the second, it becomes apparent that Megan should have resigned from her post following her husband's death in the line of duty. Her parting shot, issued in a voice mail to Horatio was, "I can't handle this. It reminds me too much of my husband's death."

Personal Life:
Caine's original back story, revealed over the course of the first three seasons, revolves primarily around his relationship with his late brother, Raymond Caine, also a police officer, and with Raymond's supposed widow, Detective Yelina Salas. Horatio has found himself cleaning up Ray's messes more than once.

He discovered that his brother had an out-of-wedlock daughter with a drug addict, and he successfully conceals this information from Yelina even though his own reputation suffers as a result. He allows Yelena to think that Madison is his own child. When she falls ill and requires a bone marrow transplant, Horatio is forced to reveal her true relationship with Ray to Yelena.

It was revealed in episode 3:20 that Raymond's apparent death had been staged to enable him to go deep undercover to gather information for a government investigation. Raymond and Horatio are briefly reunited when Ray Jr. is kidnapped. The brothers successfully rescue the boy and fake Ray Sr's death again before packing the whole family off to Brazil. Unfortunately Ray Sr. is unable to keep out of trouble even there, culminating in his murder by Horatio's arch enemy, Riaz. He dies in Horatio's arms.

The show also explores another side of Caine's history; the events surrounding his mother's murder. In the episode "Manhattan Manhunt", a continuation of "Felony Flight", Caine is momentarily interrupted on his case when he is served with a subpoena. In "Nailed" Caine informs the rest of the CSI team that he has been recently charged by the district attorney in New York with the murder of the man who killed his mother. It is later revealed in "Collision" that this man was actually Caine's own father.

After arresting Resden, who is charged with murdering his foster siblings because they didn't defend against his abusive foster father, whom he also attempted to kill, Caine reveals that he identifies with Resden because he, Caine, was physically abused by his father. While he understands where Resden is coming from, he never condones the lengths Resden took to avenge his abuse. His final act of mercy is toward the daughter of Resden's NYC victims, when he commands Resden to leave Miami and never return.

After Tim's death, Caine has a recurring nightmare is which he (Caine) is the one whose weapon misfires. Rather than talking with a counselor, as Internal Affairs Agent Rick Stetler orders, instead he works it out with his girlfriend, State Attorney Rebecca Nevins. He breaks up with her however, after she makes a deal with a criminal he helps arrest. He later dates Rachel Turner, who is murdered by Walter Resden in an attempt to take revenge on Caine for embarrassing him in New York more than a decade earlier.

Caine also has a deep, unspoken affection for his brother's widow Yelina Salas and he is consistently concerned about her well-being. Though she evidently shares his feelings, neither of them has acted on them. Initially they were waiting for a socially acceptable time to begin seeing each other; later, due to the misapprehension about Madison's true paternity, Yelena sadly decides to cut Horatio off at the pass; and finally, when she returns to Miami as a Private investigator, the saga continues.

Despite knowing her for less than a year, Caine marries Eric's leukemia-ridden sister Marisol, who is shot by a Mala Noche gang member, less then 24 hours after being married to Horatio and later dies in Miami-Dade hospital. He pursues the man who ordered the hit on her, Antonio Riaz, all the way to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, and eventually kills him in a knife fight, but not before Riaz brutally beats Caine's brother Raymond to death and tries to corrupt Ray's son, Ray Jr.

As Delko lies in the same hospital recovering from a near-fatal gunshot wound to the head several months later, Horatio and the rest of the team take turns at his bedside. Delko, his memory impaired by the wound, asks Horatio where Marisol is. Caine in unable to say the words, but Delko interprets his silence and sheds wordless tears as they both mourn her death. Perhaps because he has lost several family members to violent crime, Caine is determined to the point of obsession to put criminals behind bars. Caine also advocates the death penalty, and is not afraid to threaten suspects with it, especially when it's deserved.

In the sixth seasons' premiere, Horatio finds out that he is the biological father of a suspect in a murder case. His son is a foster boy named Kyle Harmon. Kyle's mother, Julia Eberly, met Horatio sixteen years earlier when he was under the alias John Walden, during undercover tactical work in Pensacola. Though Horatio claimed that the relationship was serious, at least to him, he never knew she was pregnant, and she disappeared only a few months later.

Kyle then went through a progression of foster homes after his mother abandoned him at age 6, and eventually landed in juvenile prison after going on a joyride in a stolen boat. Kyle later becomes a suspect in the murder of a parole officer and when he is brought in for questioning, Horatio immediately recognizes the resemblance and begins to investigate into his past. With Yelina Salas's help (she found Kyle's birth certificate, which listed John Walden as the father) and Maxine Valera (who confirmed the relationship by DNA tests) he discovers that Kyle is indeed his biological son. When Horatio calls Kyle son at the end of the episode, the young man angrily replies "I'm not your son!"

After rescuing Kyle, who has been kidnapped out of jail and left in a pipe, Horatio admits to Kyle that he is his father. While Kyle is in jail, his "bodyguard" Oscar is killed by a bomb which was detonated by a cellphone. The cellphone in question was found under Kyle's bunk. Kyle denies having any knowledge of the phone and angrily tells his father he "won't be his snitch." However, Horatio later learns that Kyle lied and that the cellphone was in fact his. Despite owning the phone, Kyle had no part in Oscar's murder, and the charges are eventually dropped (thanks to blackmailing on Horatio's part.)

Right before Kyle is to go to trial for kidnapping, his mother returns on the scene. Julia Eberlie, now known as Julia Winston, is a suspect in a murder investigation. Despite telling Horatio that she will not go see Kyle until the time is right, she is found talking to him in the jail. When it comes time for Kyle's trial, the main witness for the prosecution is nowhere to be found. Horatio suspects that this is Julia's doing, but she denies it. Horatio and Julia file seperate petitions for custody of Kyle, but it is left up to Kyle to decide whom he wants to live with. He chooses his mother, telling Horatio that all he has is "what he can remember."

From the time of Kyle's release until the end of the season, Horatio and Kyle appear to have a strained relationship.

After Kyle is pulled over for reckless driving and brought to the station, Horatio gets him a job as an intern in the M.E.'s office to teach him responsibility. When pill goes missing from said office, Horatio suspects Julia is to blame and has Kyle removed from her care. He sets Kyle up with his own apartment.

Some time later, Kyle comes to Horatio and tells him that Julia has been calling him ceaselessly, and that he is having trouble dealing with his mother's erratic behavior. Horatio confronts Julia and the two argue. Later, Julia appears in the morgue trying to take Kyle away at gunpoint. Horatio joins the room and is able to grab Julia's gun, preventing her from shooting herself. He then checks her into a mental institution.

During season 7 Horatio and Kyle appear to have a good, if somewhat distant, relationship.

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Raised in 1960s New York City
By age 16 Caine had
experienced a lifetime: civil rights marches, violent race riots, and the rise of drug culture.

His mother, a single parent in a time that did not favor such a definition of family, taught Caine that strength resided in your mind, not your hand. Though she was demanding, her love protected him until she was killed by his father.Whom he killed trying to stop him

A three-dimensional thinker, Caine can rapidly understand how pieces fit into a puzzle. He knows that science ultimately provides the solution, but he also knows that there is more to crime-solving that blood spatter and DNA. When it comes to protecting his city, Horatio doesn't just trust science, he trusts his gut.

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His Working Style:

Horatio feels responsible for those around him, and keeps a cool head on the job. Horatio lives on instinct and is compelled to protect the city and those he cares about.
He keeps his Reputation, and rarely threatens it.

He is perhaps most famous for his trademark "oneliners" that CSI fans love to hear.
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His Personal Style:

Literal: Horatio appears to have very expensive taste. Some of his clothing looks to be high-end, designer label. (Particularly Hugo Boss.) Horatio is great at sporting a 'Business Casual' look. The signature sunglasses, of course, complete his look.

He's a real wolf with women, but respects them even after the relationship fizzles. His sole exception to this rule was during his all too brief courtship of and marriage to Marisol Delko.

When you pair his good looks and fashion sense with his care and compassion for his family and the victims of the cases he oversees, you get something that is purely Horatio.

" ... "The sense of responsibility he projects in the world is very real. And when fans run up to me and say, 'Hey, you make me feel safe,' that's as real as real gets. In those moments, those people aren't talking to me, they're talking to Horatio." ... The image that haunts Caruso most, though, is the same one--naturally--that's driving Horatio, and it's the one that will carry them both to the final episode of the series, he says. Caruso has mentioned before that he believes a crucial clue about Horatio's journey was revealed in the very first episode of CSI: Miami..." --TV Guide, April 9-15, 2007

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His Personal Demons:

Dealing with the deaths of Tim Speedle, his brother Raymond, his mother, and his mentor Al Humphries. His feelings for his dead brother's wife Yelina, and the death of his wife Marisol Delko Caine. The disrespect he feels for Rick Stetler, who's constantly whining about his missed promotion. Though Rick can never beat Horatio's awsome comebacks, Rick often feels intimadated and is waiting by the phone for something to come up about Horatio, Ray Sr. or his CSI team. Rick will never ever win this war.Then, in the near end of the sixth season, a new crimanal Ron, who is in a relationship with Julia, Kyle's mother, shows up. He sets out to kill Horatio. And we all know that Ron is only out for Julia's money. He will kill anyone who stands between him and the money. One word, Kyle. But we know Horatio will never let that happen. Wouldn't you agree?

His Compassion for Children & the Helpless:

Although Horatio can be vicious to felons, When it comes to child and teen related crimes, Horatio makes it his mission to find the wrong doer. Horatio identifies with abused children on a deeper level because he suffered severe abuse as a kid. He also watched as his father murdered his mother. Despite this, he chose to be on the right side of the law as a teen and adult. Because of this, he is a paean against felons who blame their rotten childhoods for their crimes. He was as abused as they, but chose to go the road of serving others instead of himself. His compassion for children is probably best seen in his interaction with his own family. He often gives his nephew Raymond Jr. advice, and even once spared him from jailtime. He is extremely caring to his neice Madison Keaton, despite the fact that she is the daughter of his brother's mistress. The absolute best example is seen with his son, Kyle. Horatio is very protective of Kyle, and even goes so far as suggest that he would murder a man to save his son's life.

Defining Cases (or Episodes):

Season 1:
1.02 "Losing Face" - Horatio's mentor from the bomb squad, Al Humphries, is killed in the line of duty.
1.06 "Broken" - Horatio catches child killer Stuart Otis.
1.13 "Bunk" - Horatio visits his brother Raymond's grave.
1.17 "Simple Man" -The relationship between Horatio and Yelina was introduced; the fans first learned that Horatio secretly loved his dead brothers wife Yelina. The audience sees that perhaps Horatio loved her first.
1.23 "Freaks and Tweaks" - Horatio meets Suzie and convicts a tweaker who knew Raymond when he was working undercover narcotics.
1.24 "Body Count" - Stuart Otis escapes prison with Hank Kerner, a sadistic murderer who's out to get the people who helped put him away, including Calleigh. Both are rounded up again.

Season 2:
2.01 "Blood Brothers" - Horatio has a run in with the Cruz brothers. He is able to arrest Ramon, despite his pleas of diplomatic immunity, but has to let Clavo walk. Horatio tells Yelina that he still having boundary issues with dating her because he still thinks of her as his sister-in-law.
2.08 "Big Brother" - Horatio encounters Suzie again, which leads him to Madison and Bob Keaton. Madison as it turns out is Raymond Sr.'s illegitimate child and Bob Keaton is Raymond's killer, and Suzie's husband. Horatio puts Bob away for life and sends Suzie and Madison away with monetary support and a promise that they'll be receiving more.
2.17 "Money for Nothing"-Yelina finds out about Suzie and thinks that Ray's child Madison belongs to Horatio.
2.20 "The Oath"-Yelina starts dating Stetler, a move that no one but the writers saw coming. Horatio is very hurt by this seeming betrayal.

Season 3:
3.01 "Lost Son" - Speedle is killed in the line of duty when his gun malfunctions.
3.24 "10-7" Ray seemingly comes back from the dead. Ray Sr., Yelina and Ray Jr. go off to Brazil.

Season 4:
4.23 " Shock" - Horatio gets married to Marisol Delko, Eric's sister.
4.24 "Rampage"- Marisol Delko gets shot and eventually dies. Horatio thinks that the bullet that killed her was meant for him.
4.25 "One Of Our Own"- Officer Aaron Jessop gets killed in the line of duty.

Season 5:
5.01 "Rio" - Horatio kills Riaz, Marisol's killer.
5.14 "No Man's Land" - Eric is shot while Horatio is right next to him.
5.22 "Burned" - Horatio fires Ryan.

Season 6:
6.01 "Dangerous Son" - Horatio discovers he has a teenage son. His son is arrested.
6.03 "Inside Out" - Horatio's son is kidnapped.
6.07 "Chain Reaction" - Horatio's son is framed for murder.
6.13 "Raising Caine" - Horatio's son goes on trial. Horatio's ex-lover Julia Winston returns and is a suspect for murder. Horatio's son decides to live with his mother.
6.17 "To Kill a Predator" - Horatio attacks a suspect unfairly.
6.21 "Going Ballistic" - Horatio is shot.

Season 7:
7.01 "Reserrection" - Horatio is believed to be dead, but actually goes after Ron Saris.
7.05 "Bombshell" - Julia is wasting away her money and in an emotional downward spiral. Horatio catches Kyle fist fighting with a neighbor. Julia and Kyle are prime suspects in a murder.
7.19 "Target Specific" - Horatio finds out the team is being targeted by the mob.
7.20 "Wolfe in Sheep's Clothing" - Horatio finds out Ryan has aided a suspect.
7.21 "Chip/Tuck" - Ron Saris returns.
7.24 "Dissolved" - Kyle is struggling with his mother's instability. Julia tries to kill herself.


  • The first relationship that fans are introduced to involving Horatio was in episode 117, "Simple Man", in this episode the fans first learned that Horatio was in love with his dead brothers' widow, Yelina. The relationship developed over 3 seasons until Ray Sr. was found to be alive and Yelina and Ray Sr. left for Brazil with their son Ray Jr; Horatio and Yelina where reunited during the season 5 episode, "Rio".
  • Before H. met Marisol he was involved with Rebecca Nevins, but dumped her when he found out that she was making a deal with a cop killer in the episode "Cop Killer."
  • He was dating Eric Delko's sister Marisol in episode 11 of season 4 called "The Score" but later married her in the episode "Shock", but in the episode "Rampage" she was shot and later died.
  • We learn a little about a Horatio's relationship with Julia, which happened prior to the start of the show. Horatio states that it was serious to him, but that Julia took off a few months after they started dating. Horatio and Julia conceived Kyle Harmon, who was born in July of 1991.


  • "If those scratches are from my son, and anything has happened to him...I will come back to this room and you will leave it in a bag." (Inside Out)
  • "We'll see how long that lasts."(to catch a predator)(season 6)
  • "Just remember what I said" (Ambush)(part 2)
  • "I didn't know they made kevlars in Triple Extra Large"
  • "If any thing happens to my CSI this will be your last week on earth."(ambush)(part2)
  • Rick: You have something you'd like to say to me?
Horatio: As a matter of fact I do. I saw what you did to her face Rick.
Rick: You mean Yelina? She fell and bumped her face. You blaming me for an accident?
Horatio: I'm only gonna say this once: "If you ever touch her again, Im going to kill you"
Rick: (steps back and holds his hands up) Is that a Threat?
Horatio: You Heard what I said. (Crime Wave)
  • Horatio: I want your keys.
Clavo: You know whats crazy? I could kill someone in your county, but I cant drive drunk.
Horatio: Your keys?
Clavo: (drops the keys on the floor)
Horatio: Pick Um Up
Clavo: You want um, you pick um up.
Horatio picks them up
Clavo spits on him.
Horatio:sure is great when they help
  • Suzie: I used to be beautiful.
  • Horatio: You still are Suzie. (freaks and tweaks)
  • "Looks like the wave isn't the only thing about to hit Miami." (crime wave)
  • "We never close."
  • Shortly before having a camera shoved in his face after being asked about his case, he replys camly, "Actually, my team solved it right along with me"
  • After being asked for a comment by a repoter, Horatio looks though the the other side of the lense and replys, "umm, no."
  • "I want you to give Riaz a message. You tell him if he doesn't talk to me he's a dead man."
  • "Drive by, Miami style."
  • "Bag it, tag it, and let's see what else there is!"
  • "If I find out you did this, I will make it my mission to get you."
  • "Don't Do It, don't do it......They never listen."
  • "You sleep with the devil, you wake up in hell"
  • "Let's go talk to the Russian, the cousin, before he chokes on a Twizzler."
  • (In response to a murderer who asks if Horatio wants to know why he killed people {in "Sniper"}) You just killed four innocent people. You're evil. You enjoy death. I hope you enjoy your own."
  • (In response to a female murder suspect asking if she can go after giving him information about a crime scene) “Um, let me see, how can I put this: No.”
  • (In response to a suspect who insists that he has his standards, that he *is* still a human being) “Now if we only had a swab that could prove that.”
  • (In response to a treasure hunter's wife's comment that her husband mounts all his trophies while admiring all the fish decorating the walls), "I'll bet that makes you feel special."
  • (Regarding a suspect saying he isn't going to be able to prove anything) "That is a very dumb thing to say to a CSI."
  • *takes a breath*.........*puts glasses on*....Here We Go...
  • "Now that....is a good idea..."
  • "You guys couldn't find your ass with both hands" (Dispo Day, in response to a query from the head of IAB)
  • Rick: "Its not my job to be liked"
    "Mission accomplished"- (Innocent)
  • "This guy's a chameleon, he could blend in with a side of beef." - Horatio to Speedle (Kill Zone)
  • "Please allow me to introduce myself."- (Bunk)
  • Alex: "He collapsed at a club called 'Fate'"
    Horatio: (chuckles) "And the devil laughed" (Bunk)
  • "That's not a threat, it's a guarantee" Horatio to Clavo Cruz (Identity)
  • Mala Noche Gang Member: "You're never going to win this war."
    Horatio: "Thats what you think"- (From the grave)
  • Boat Captain: "You again."
    Horatio: "Just like a bad penny"- (Blood in the Water)
  • "They say roaches and duct tape will survive the end of the world."- (Tweaks and Freaks)
  • (after hitting Walter Resden) "Are you okay Walter? That looked like it hurt." (Under Suspicion)
  • (In response to a murderer who asks if Horatio wants to know why he killed people) You just killed four innocent people. You're evil. You enjoy death. I hope you enjoy your own."
  • Horatio: "Priority one is to find the murder scene." (Extreme)
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