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Down to the Wire 

A notorious private investigator becomes a central figure in an investigation into a phony 911 call that ends in death, and he uses information he's gathered about Calleigh and Eric to get them thrown off the case.


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

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Caruso ... Horatio Caine
Emily Procter ... Calleigh Duquesne
Adam Rodriguez ... Eric Delko
Khandi Alexander ... Alexx Woods (credit only)
Jonathan Togo ... Ryan Wolfe
Rex Linn ... Frank Tripp
Eva LaRue ... Natalia Boa Vista
Mark Famiglietti ... Charlie Decker
Mireille Enos ... Lucy Maddox
Chris Williams ... Peter Cullen
David Lee Smith ... IAB Sergeant Rick Stetler
Tim Griffin ... Commander Briggs
Tom Sizemore ... Kurt Rossi
David Furr ... Neil Jackson
Garett Maggart ... Michael Maddox


Miami PD Commander Briggs's SWAT team, responding swiftly to a call, shoots the villa owner Michael Maddox. He was just carrying a kitchen-knife for self-defense, no crime had been committed. The call is traced to the home of Neil Jackson, against whom Michael had a real estate legal complaint. However it is revealed that the voice on the call was not his, and Neil claims there was an intruder watching from a tree. Skin is found there, and the DNA is that of dodgy P.I. Kurt Rossi, who was hired by Michael to prove widow Lucy Maddox's alleged adultery, which she calls paranoia. She suspects Michael's hedge fund business partner Peter Cullen. Paint on Michael's car proves his car was involved in a collision with that of Charlie Decker, who is forced to admit that he is Lucy's lover. The caller was female, the line rigged by neighbor Danny to Cullen's office, his assistant phoned the SWAT - and is found shot in her car. Rossi dusts his law degree off to defend Cullen, who is found with ... Written by KGF Vissers

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TV-14 | See all certifications »






Release Date:

12 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Hawthorne, California, USA

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the show, a phone call was spoofed from a large office building to a private line in another area of the town, so as to appear that the call originated at the private home. This was done by a pair of wires and a lineman's phone in the junction box near the home. However, while phone lines in a residential area could be routed through small boxes over dedicated analogue trunks, it is more likely that the office building had all its telephony transmitted over a few digital copper trunks or a fiber-optic trunk. Although the telephony from the residences would eventually be also collected in such way, it takes more than just a pair of wires at a remote box to do such a spoof. More like contracting the phone company to assign the private number to the line in the office - this would leave a paper trail and probably take a few days to process either way - so it would not be handy for a temporary and quick setup. They could have done that spoof between two lines that physically went through that same box as analogue trunks. See more »

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