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Name Raymond C. Caine Sr.
Gender Male
Birth Date July 07, 1963
Family Yelina Salas (Wife)
Raymond Caine Jr (Son)
Madison Keaton (Daughter with Susie Barnham)
Horatio Caine (Brother)
Marisol Delko (Sister-in-law, Deceased)
Kyle Harmon (Nephew)
CityMiami
Occupation Former Police Officer
DEA Agent
Status Deceased
Portrayed By Dean Winters
Chistopher Stapleton
First Appearance 10-7


Raymond C. Caine Sr. [1] was the younger brother of CSI: Miami's Horatio Caine. He has worked undercover several times (leading his wife, son and Horatio to believe he was dead). He later returned to Miami and made contact with Horatio, who then set up a meeting between he and his "widow", Yelina Salas. Raymond was later killed in Rio by Antonio Riaz, leader of the Mala Noche.

Horatio always keeps an open ear for information regarding his brother's death. He encounters Ray's former contacts in the drug world after the CSI team is nearly blown up in a barn. Horatio finds a woman, Susie Barnham, who calls Ray "Tin Man", a double entendre referring both to his methamphetamine addiction and to his status as a police officer [2].

Some time later, he also discovers that Susie and Ray had a daughter, Madison, together, and that Ray stood up to Susie's on-again, off-again, abusive husband Bob Keaton for his brutal behavior, giving Keaton a motive for murder. Keaton is eventually convicted of Ray's murder and sent to prison for life. Ray never knew he had a daughter[1]. When Ray's supposed widow, Detective Yelina Salas, discovers the existence of Madison, she initially assumes that the girl is the offspring of Horatio, rather than Ray, as the girl shares her uncle's trademark red hair and fair skin [3]. Horatio is forced to reveal the truth when Madison requires a life-saving bone marrow transplant from Ray Jr. [4].

Horatio spots Keaton near a crime scene and later confronts him. Keaton reveals that he is in fact DEA, and, more importantly, that Ray is still alive [5]. Unfortunately, Ray's cover is blown and his son, Ray Jr., is kidnapped. He approaches his older brother for help, and together they rescue the boy. At the end of the episode, Ray, his wife Yelina, and Ray Jr are all packed off to Brazil for safety [6].

Ray tries to save his son, Ray Jr, who becomes involved with the Mala Noche gang in Rio de Janeiro. He is fatally beaten by their leader, Antonio Riaz, and found hanging upside down. He dies in Horatio's arms. His body is taken back to Miami for burial [7].

Ray's lasting legacy is a trail of messes and problems for his older brother to clean up. Several characters remark on this, and Horatio is occasionally abused as the brother of a dirty cop [1]. Detective Hagen, who feels responsible for Ray's first supposed death, begins a downward spiral into intense depression, which ultimately leads to his suicide in the same episode in which Ray reappears to Horatio [6].

Personality and traitsEdit

Raymond Caine is portrayed as the degenerate cop; rebellious, insubordinate, arrogant and prone to making bad choices. His morals are considered questionable, and he nearly tore his own family to pieces due to the mistakes he made. However, he is not without morals, and attempted to make up with his wife for hurting her feelings.

Behind the ScenesEdit

Raymond was portrayed by Dean Winters. In his last appearence, in "Rio", he was portrayed by Chistopher Stapleton.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Episode 208, "Big Brother"
  2. Episode 123, "Freaks and Tweaks"
  3. Episode 217, "Money for Nothing"
  4. Episode 316, "Nothing to Lose"
  5. Episode 322, "Vengeance"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Episode 324, "10-7"
  7. Episode 501, "Rio"
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