CSI: Miami: Season 5, Episode 11

Backstabbers (11 Dec. 2006)

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The defense attorney in Horatio's terror cell trial is murdered by a stray bullet, but the investigation reveals that his client was the real target. Meanwhile, Wolfe compromises the only evidence in a gang-related murder.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hector Rivera
Larry Fremont
Sonya Barak


After Sonya Barak's hearing, attorney Russell Tanninger who got her bail till the Al Quadir terrorist bombing trial in four weeks is shot with anti-patriot Craig Edwards's gun. His confession proves false, the real target was Sonya. Street thug Hector Rivera is arrested with her car, which he confesses having jacked. In the boot is the corps of his gang Craneos's deserter Gabriel Cervantes. That proves no coincidence, in several ways. Written by KGF Vissers

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This episode marks the return of Horatio to the lab since 2 years See more »


Calleigh Duquesne: Emma, it's safe to come out.
Emma Cervantes: Did you get him?
Calleigh Duquesne: We did.
Emma Cervantes: The man in the jacket?
Calleigh Duquesne: We got the man in the jacket.
Emma Cervantes: I was scared.
Calleigh Duquesne: I think that's a very brave thing to admit.
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Sonya: Good Or Bad?
8 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode picks up where the one two weeks ago left off, with a Middle Eastern terrorist woman "Sonya Barak" (Shiva Rose) being arraigned in court. They keep showing her give smug looks to Horatio, manipulating us viewers into rooting against the woman even more. That is commonplace on CSI shows: showing a killer to be smug and smiling into the face of Horatio Caine, who usually winds up, however, with the last laugh (inside).

Anyway, the American-hating terrorist has her trial set for a month from now and is free on a million dollars bail. In the parking lot, on her way out, one of the attorneys in the case is shot!

There are a number of the normal twists and turns but the main thing is that the story revolves more around patriots and terrorists than the normal crime story you see on the CSI shows. There also is a possibility that Sonya may not be the villain she appears to me....or is she? Either way, it looks like we haven't seen the last of this woman.

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