CSI: Miami fans, I have some pretty juicy spoilers for you. Well, I'll admit they aren't from me--credit is due to Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello, as always--but I can't resist calling them juicy anyway. It's got answers to that question we were left with when the show's seventh season wrapped up: what the heck happened to Delko? Spoilers after the click!
But first, the little detail: the eighth season premiere of the show, which will air on its usual timeslot from September 21, will be one huge flashback. Back to 1997, to be exact, giving us a look back at the members of the Miami-Dade crime lab way before we began peering into their lives. (The Las Vegas team? Not until three years. I just had to say that.)
The more important detail: the episode will be told from Delko's perspective. Where is he? Oh, in a hospital bed, perhaps. Delko is comatose, folks, after being critically wounded from that big clash-up on the last season finale. (Whether it was Calleigh or someone else who inflicted that wound has yet to be known.) Delko will be doing the same thing Catherine back in Vegas did last season, looking back to his first murder case as part of the MDPD.
So yeah, that sounds a bit soap-operatic, or maybe a bit like what Life on Mars actually was, but at least it answers that crucial question. Now, for the question of how they'll be doing it...
I imagine a Speedle cameo again. At least this won't be a he's-in-Delko's-imagination storyline like last time.