He and Ryan play a prank on new coroner, Tara Price, by putting a robotic dummy under the sheets and making it sit up, thus frightening her. So they have this old, established friendship at this point, and I think their characters are very easy with one another.Check out TV's best male-female crime-fighting duos. In the beginning of the episode "In the Wind", he and Calleigh embrace in a passionate kiss in bed. Eric's honesty is later questioned when Calleigh, Walter, and Natalia confront him and ask him about his involvement with Nevins. Calleigh follows him. The team soon learns that the bank robbery is part of video game called Urban Hellraisers that is being played out in real life. He is described as kind and caring. When his mother was pregnant with Eric, his father decided that he wanted a better life for his family, so he moved the clan to Miami not long after, and shortened the family name to Delko. and decides to work for him. She ends up having been there with her own rifle to shoot Marisol, but couldn't do it, and then hearing the shots from the room above her. When a rich family is trapped on a burning yacht in shark-infested waters, the CSI's must investigate how it happened. It had been Speedle that 'welcomed' a rookie Delko to the lab with a friendly hazing (episode 308, "Speed Kills"). He told her he became suspicious after realizing several key facts in the story of their arrival in the US changing each time she told it. It has been recently revealed that Eric was born in Cuba before his mother and adoptive father arrived in the USA before receiving fake birth documents for him. He is also loving and mostly protective as shown to his wife Rachel Caine and to his children. In the beginning of the episode, it was revealed that he was in Puerto Rico. KGF Vissers. Despite Natalia's apparent duplicity (he told an FBI agent that she slept with him to get information regarding the lab), he remains protective of her when her ex-husband harasses her at crime scenes under the pretext of performing his duties as crime scene cleanup (episode 513, "Throwing Heat"). It was Delko's biological father, in fact, who had ordered the hit on him. Delko feels guilty that he couldn't save more victims, even though his efforts are heroic as he shepherds terrified clubgoers to an emergency exit. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Later on the Connie, dies and visits her in the morgue to pay his respects. Delko has a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Miami, where he played right field for the baseball team (and is a former college classmate of wildlife conservationist Jeff Corwin). Delko became Horatio Caine's son-in-law when Eric married his daughter Rachel Caine and brother-in-law when his sister Marisol married Horatio, but their family bond was tragically severed when Marisol succumbed to the gunshot wound she suffered at the hands of a Mala Noche sniper. Having been shot badly in the head while seeking escaped Clavo's gang's court staff hostage Cathy Gibson in an ambush with Horatio, Eric is rushed to hospital in critical condition but pulls trough, possibly brain-impaired. After Horatio does so, everyone wakes up, except for Jesse, who died from head trauma falling down. Delko finds that a beautiful but disturbed ex-lover is stalking any woman who he is now close too, including his sister. Also she told him that his biological father was a terrible man, and wanted to shield Eric from him by hiding his identity with the forged papers. After every other attempt at revival fails, an adrenaline injection to the heart brings him back. He also had a relationship with the wealthy, unstable Gloria, who broke both Natalia's car windows (because of Eric's former relationship with her), and also of Eric's sister Marisol (thinking she was Eric's wife).  They uncover the member who ordered the hit, Antontio Riaz, and pursued him all the way to Brazil. Meanwhile, Delko starts seeing his dead colleague, Tim Speedle. I think that's going to be very difficult. He is fluent in Spanish, and at least proficient in Russian. "He's heard she's single and he has to be headed over for a little of that. A convicted serial killer escapes after sabotaging an airplane that was flying him from New York to Miami, where he allegedly buried a body. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Coroner Alexx Woods explains to the rest of the team that while Eric is alive, he may not be the same Eric they knew. Despite the trauma of the incident, he insists on working the scene with the rest of his team. The list of suspects includes her musician boyfriend, her assistant, and her main modelling rival. Eric seems to have some personal issues, as is shown by him occasionally seeing therapists. As of season eight, they are in a serious romantic relationship.  Eventually, Delko comes to accept Ryan's presence, and they become close friends. For 10 seasons and well over 200 episodes, CSI: Miami made itself home at CBS. , At the start of season seven, Delko's therapist is murdered and as he and Calleigh are going through the files, Calleigh read where Eric has quoted "After I got shot, it really put things in perspective. Meanwhile, Horatio's past in New York City resurfaces when an old unsolved case lands on his desk. Eric and Calleigh follow the GPS tracking device recovered from Rebecca's body, which Eric reactivates, to Ryan's home. During a night of clubbing with friend and colleague Tim Speedle, Delko is seen kissing Rachel Caine, a woman who he is dating. to whom Eric says he hasn't spoken to for a week (episode 814,"In the Wind"). Eric was a tow truck driver at the time and knew the area quite well. Just how much damage did the bullet that CSI:Miami's Calleigh Duquesne (Emily Procter) fired in the show's Season 7 finale do to Calleigh's relationship with lover-partner Eric Delko … When Horatio is tipped off that his team is facing a surprise efficiency review, he must trust Calleigh, Eric, and Ryan to work together to find the killer. The screen goes black after Eric goes down while calling for help from the hallway with Calleigh in his arms. "It's CSI:Miami and it's Calleigh Duquesne, so anything can happen!" The CSI team must locate a woman who has been kidnapped and dialed a wrong number on her cell phone. He survived and rejoined the team. In season eight, episode five ("Bad Seed"), Eric leaves the CSI team for many personal reasons. Adam Rodriguez is not only known for his acting but also as a popular screenwriter and director. He takes things personally, especially cases which he feels strongly about. He also will o… A few episodes later, Delko returns as a special guest star, to become an expert witness for defense against his former team (episode 811, "Delko for the Defense"). When a hit is ordered by the Mala Noche gang on Horatio, Marisol however is the one who is critically wounded by a sniper's bullet and later succumbs to her wound and dies. Delko's biological father, in fact, orders a hit on him. This is evident as he consistently asks to see his sister Marisol despite the fact she has been dead for months, and he also has no memory of being shot by Cruz's men. He then tells Calleigh that he missed living in Miami and decided to come back. Clavo escaped with the $1,000,000, removed the GPS-tracer and left Cathy behind, but her minor wounds contradict her abuse claim, she confession having turned his accomplice. The good news: Delko may be aimlessly wandering the Everglades, but at least he's alive. (Episode 109, \"Kill Zone\"). Clavo escaped with the $1,000,000, removed the GPS-tracer and left Cathy behind, but her minor wounds contradict her abuse claim, she confession having turned his accomplice. Despite the fact that they are later determined to be scam artists (and the husband's subsequent murder), Eric settles with the wife rather than take it to court, so as to prevent more scrutiny of the lab, particularly in the case of Delko and Horatio's less-than-official trip to Brazil earlier in the season. The Mala Noche strike again and it's up to the CSIs to bring them down once and for all. Calleigh questions whether Eric was wearing a wire when they were "at home, together", implying they live together. Aafter hearing the news that Calleigh was in the hospital, he rushes there along with Natalia and Ryan. Under the roof of a state-of-the-art redesigned crime lab, the dynamic duo investigate a series of crimes including a night-club murder, the death of a pool boy, a cold case rape, and a murder with a double-jeopardy clause, all whilst under the scrutiny of an anonymous mole, and facing a series of cases that threaten the team. Written by Delko later found out, however, that this was all staged by Caine, Wolfe, and the ATF to allow Caine to go undercover and apprehend a major ammunition distributor in Miami. Episode cast overview, first billed only. Meanwhile, Ryan must deal with the consequences of freezing during a raid on the chopshop. Just how much damage did the bullet that CSI:Miami's Calleigh Duquesne (Emily Procter) fired in the show's Season 7 finale do to Calleigh's relationship with lover-partner Eric Delko … Law & Order: Los Angeles alums Wanda de Jesus and Alana de la Garza, 24s Carlos Bernard, Boston Legal actor Christian Clemenson and Rizzoli & Isles' Ed Begley, Jr. are among the most notable of those listed below. To try to locate her the team must first figure out who the kidnapped woman was trying to contact in the first place. Eric witnesses the murder of State Attorney Rebecca Nevins while arguing with Calleigh (episode 823, "Time Bomb"). Coroner Alexx Woods explains to the rest of the team that while Eric is alive, he may not be the same Eric they knew.  At one time, Delko fails to show at a crime scene to which Ryan is called on his day off, and Ryan is injured when a suspect shoots him in the eye with a nailgun; unsurprisingly, Ryan is upset with Eric, but in the end they manage to work out their differences. From what appears to have been a horrible car accident that claims the life of a woman actually turns out to be a murder case. After Horatio does so, everyone wakes up, except for Jesse, who died from head trauma falling down. Calleigh follows him. A fed up Ryan loudly confronts Eric and mocks Eric's investigation of Walter hitting "a dead end" (from a previous episode). In the season 8 episode, "In The Wind", Calleigh and Eric are seen kissing passionately in bed early in the morning. Eric has been involved with a number of women, including co-worker Natalia Boa Vista (who at one point thought she might be pregnant with their child (episode 415, "Skeletons"). Eric and Calleigh follow the GPS tracking device recovered from Rebecca's body, which Eric reactivates, to Ryan's home. 14 of 16 people found this review helpful. This page was last edited on 23 July 2020, at 18:45. In the season 8 opener, it was revealed in a flashback that Eric discovered a BMW that was dumped in the Everglades with a body in the rear, and called Detective Caine. "There will be resolution with Eric and Calleigh, and it will be a nice, slow exit. Eric seems to have some personal issues, as is shown by him occasionally seeing therapists.