CSI:Miami continued its "season with a bang" by use of an exploding yacht. Yes, things have been known to get rather hot in one of Florida's biggest party towns, but not quite that way.
A family is destroyed when a daughter is burned to death in the wreckage, a boy dies, and a son is nowhere to be found. However, as it turns out, he is picked up by a salvage boat.
Enter the evidence team to try and figure out what went wrong. Although death is not always murder, Horatio and crew have both the experience and training to be able to tell the difference.
The young man who disappeared was a member of the "family". He was actually the former boyfriend of a young woman whose family was also a member of the yacht club. Why former? Because she caught a glimpse of her boyfriend and his sister in bed together.
With that information, the pieces of this convoluted jigsaw can be put together. It seems that the husband and wife met at a bereavement group. She was touched at how devoted he was to his wife, and was enchanted at how important his kids were to him. One thing he left out, though, was that neither "kid" was related to him, and that all three were con artists.
In the end, the "daughter" died, having killed the young man after he caught her and her "brother" stealing gold bars and the "father" and "son" were arrested. The "father" had actually been responsible for killing his wife's first husband.
The wife left behind asked Horatio what was wrong about wanting a family. He replies nothing, that's what everyone wants.
As the episode ends, Caine looks down and sees the members of his team going about their duties-Ryan and Valera, Erik, Calleigh and Natalia, the DNA expert. The expression on Caine's face shows the affection he has for his "family".