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CSI: Miami Episode: "Backstabbers"

Season 5, Episode 11
Episode Synopsis: A suspected terrorist, on trial for her part in a thwarted attack on Miami, escapes after an attempt is made on her life by members of the terrorist group with which she is associated.
Original Air Date: Dec 11, 2006
Guest Cast Rick Gonzalez: Hector Rivera Shiva Rose: Sonya Barak David Starzyk: Nicholas Chandler Chad Faust: Mike Doyle Rolando Molina: Rulon Domingo Peter Mackenzie: Russell Tanninger Raphael Sbarge: Larry Fremont Erik Eidem: Craig Edwards Teddy Sears: Peter Kinkella Brendan Fehr: Dan Cooper Sebastian Siegel: Cody Paul Eiding: Judge Porterson
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Season 5, Episode 11
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December 11, 2006: Do Me a Favor, Be Seen and Not Heard Season 5, Episode 11

I certainly spent more than my fair share of time in the state of Florida on Thursday waiting for my massively delayed flight to leave (again, apologies for not getting this up earlier!), and yet I could not wait to get home and see it again onscreen. Luckily, I wasn't nearly as disappointed by this episode as I expected to be when I saw it opening with Sonya, the gorgeous lady terrorist. Once I got past the fact that that courtroom was larger and sunnier than any I had ever been in - and I once worked in one - I was pleasantly surprised. There was a great small moment in this episode. When Calleigh went to Frank to ask him about gang tattoos, I almost jumped for joy. Rex Linn is so underused on this show, and it was wonderful to see him give some input rather than just acting as a foil for Horatio to bounce one-liners off of (though, as I'm sure you can all tell from previous write-ups, I am a huge fan of the one-liners). I know we've gotten some back-story about him before, but we hardly ever get to see him really contribute, and so for that incredibly short dialogue, I give the writers an A. It was also unexpected to see Horatio do some actual lab work - which I did see someone else mention in the comments in the discussion thread - but a nice change of pace. In fact, everyone really had something to do in this episode, and because the plotline was quite obviously setting up the show to come back after winter break, it gave us a break from the frenetic (and might I add, unrealistic) pace that we usually have. Yes, they solved two crimes in the space of 48 hours, but something bigger is coming, so for me at least, this didn't have quite the air of finality that end most episodes. As for how Ryan screwed up the investigation with his overzealous use of Luminall as a show for the cameras, I found the staff's downright angry reaction much more convincing than what seems to be amnesia about Natalia being the mole. However, what I find incredibly frustrating about the filmmaker (and likewise, Natalia's ex-husband and Calleigh's undercover ex-boyfriend) is how inconsistently this sort of plotline is brought up. Shouldn't this guy have been following Ryan around for several episodes now? And yet this was only the first time since his introduction that he's appeared. I suppose we'll find out in January just what is to become of Sonya and the al-Qaeda sound-alike group that I won't even try to spell. So I'll leave you with the closest thing we got to a classic CSI: Miami line, courtesy of Ryan: "It causes a glow. Another word for it is evidence." show less
I certainly spent more than my fair share of time in the state of Florida on Thursday waiting for my massively delayed flight to leave (again, apologies for not getting this up earlier!), and yet I could not wait to get home and see it again onscreen. Luckily, I wasn’t nearly as disappointed by this episode as I expected to be when I saw it opening with Sonya, the gorgeous lady terrorist. Once I got past the fact that that courtroom was larger and sunnier than any I had ever been in — and I once worked in one — I was pleasantly surprised.There was a great small moment in this episode. When Calleigh went to Frank to ask him about gang tattoos, I almost jumped for joy. Rex Linn is so underused on this show, and it was wonderful to see him give some input rather than just acting as a foil for Horatio to bounce one-liners off of (though, as I’m sure you can all tell from previous write-ups, I am a huge fan of the one-liners). I know we’ve gotten some back-s... read more

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Premiered: September 23, 2002, on CBS
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: A spin-off from 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' follows a South Florida forensics team headed by the brooding Horatio Caine.

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