And now, just so we get that Miami has a Little Havana, we hear salsa music and see a number of elderly men in guayaberas (which confuses me a little, as I thought those were Filipino in origin), playing dominoes and amiably chatting in Español as they smoke cigars. Horatio and Megan walk along a palm-tree-lined sidewalk that abuts a canal, and we hear, "Pero quiero saber ['But, I want to know...']" from a man who looks jovial and authoritative. I have a feeling we'll be seeing him a lot; he seems to be the stock Little Havana information broker. Call him Havana Huggybear, if you want. After the exchanging of pleasantries and the dispersing of the non-important, Horatio sits down and says, "Basilio, bodies are washing up on shore." Basilio makes a dominoes move before replying, "They wash up all the time. The government doesn't care about a balsero." Horatio corrects him: "Balsera." We see Megan watching this whole exchange with a...look, really. It's her Look #3, which is apparently versatile enough to signify any of the following: I'm skeptical/I'm observing/I'm wary/I'm in over my head. Horatio then whips out the Caridad del Cobre medallion, and Basilio hisses in the presence of something holy. Oh, he does not -- did you think this was the Buffy recap for a moment? Basilio plays it cool, saying only, "Nice work." Megan leans in: "She was wearing it." Basilio replies, "Really? And here I thought Horatio was planning on selling it on eBay and came to me for a friendly appraisal beforehand. That police stuff was just small-talk, right?" Actually, Basilio politely blows her off, and Horatio gets back to the business of appealing to Basilio's civic pride and getting his help that way. Basilio finally asks, "What's so special about this girl?" and Horatio replies, "She was shot to death." Basilio looks rattled. Actually, so do I: at what geographic point does the Miami/Dade jurisdiction end and the USCG begin? Wouldn't someone found in the water actually be investigated by the law enforcement agency responsible for patrolling that water? I realize that our lady of the inner tube washed into a Miami pier, but given that she was murdered at sea, wouldn't some other law enforcement agency be interested? If only Cindy Crawford could come by and explain maritime law!
Episode Report CardSobell: C- | 295 USERS: C+
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