There he hangs, dangling in the breeze. After Horatio makes sure Robyn -- who looks pretty mature for a six-year-old -- is okay, and sends her running in the opposite direction, he pulls Stewart up. Stewart's all, "Let me go." Horatio replies, "I wish I could." "I'll just get another one," Stewart replies, with something like despair. Horatio pulls. There's some dramatic back-and-forth, Stewart's up and over, Horatio tackles him and pins him down, and Stewart moans, "Why didn't you let me die?" "Because you died a long time ago," Horatio says. Ah, so he's familiar with Canto 33 of The Inferno, where Dante explains how someone can die and still walk the earth. Or maybe he just gets off on the idea of this guy suffering until he goes to the chair. After (Y)Elena arrests him, Stewart warns, "I will get out. It's my nature." Horatio replies, "And I'll be waiting. It's my nature."
Then there's a scene where (Y)Elena makes eyes at Horatio while she tends to his hand wound, there's some "Will I see you at the booking?" swoonage, and she wanders off to leave Horatio by himself.
And now, the season-ending montage. Speedle and Alexx are stuck doing boring, work-related cleaning jobs while Calleigh gets to shoot at a paper target and Delko gets to run laps. But what of Horatio, you ask? Well, he gets to show us all that he's read his Isak Dinesen. Quoth she, "The cure for everything is salt water -- sweat, tears and the sea," and Horatio's too manly to cry, so he goes to the sea. It's not unlike that notorious picture of Richard Nixon attempting to walk on the beach: Horatio's still fully dressed and washing his hand in the ocean while brooding out over the Atlantic.
Naturally, that's how the season ends -- with Horatio brooding. I want to thank all of you who read the recaps, posted on the forums, and sent me email. I'd also like to offer good-luck wishes to those of you who watch Season Two, as I will not be among your number. So long to CSI: Miami!