Season 9 of CSI Miami is much improved over the previous 2 seasons. One of the key reasons for this is the lack of Emily Procter as Calleigh. She has over recent seasons become the most annoying character ever. During the filming of the 9th season, her appearances were little more than a couple of shots each episode, sitting down in a lab not saying much. This was due to her pregnancy during filming. Other reasons why this season is better than a couple of the previous ones were that the stories were slightly less ridiculous. Also, pretty much every episode contains hilarious Horatio scenes where he tries to be serious and act all vigilante. Overall then, Season 9 is more of the usual CSI Miami, minus the most annoying character ever and combine that with a few interesting stories and hilarious Horatio scenes and you're onto a winner (by CSI standards).