|Original Airdate||September 23, 2002|
Golden Parachute is the first episode of season one of CSI: Miami.
Megan Donner returns to the CSI unit in time to work on a jet crash in the Everglades. While searching for survivors, they inexplicably discover a female victim found five miles from the crash site. When the only survivor says the woman opened the plane's hatch in order to commit suicide, Horatio is suspicious. The team must now recreate what happened on that fatal flight, especially when the pieces do not quite fit together.
- Megan Donner is introduced for the first time.
- It's revealed that Calleigh's nickname is "Bullet Girl".