Although CSI Miami clearly has some of the best acting in the history of the craft, it simply is not a show regularly on my dial. But I did watch it tonight for the horse racing episode. In case you missed it, I am going to synopsize it for you (if that is a word, I am not sure). Spoiler alert!
- Man dies at the track, and no, it wasn't from heart failure after seeing the superfecta takeout
- A female jockey (who's super-smoking hot) resorts to cheating by using a buzzer on a horse. She needs it to get ahead in a man's world.
- Really hot woman in the science lab senses that drugs were used on the horse so someone could cheat, and make money bettin'
- David Caruso takes off his glasses and sneers at a mobster
- All knowing really good-looking science woman tells the model-looking science guy that the horse pinning his ears back means he is unhappy with him. She is apparently from Kentucky, and everyone from Kentucky knows this
- Man taking care of the horse has a heart of gold. As well, he appears to be taking a sabbatical from his regular job as a Tommy Hilfiger model so he could work for $350 a week as a groom. (Casting error note: He had clean fingernails)
- Polytrack is discussed, and for the first time in history, it does not spark an argument
- The hottest woman ever to pass a university-level organic chemistry course falls for the GQ groom. Meanwhile she discovers, using her handy pocket-cocaine testing kit, that drugs were used to make the horse go slow, to cheat bettors
- Cangamble is seen in the 4th row of the upper deck of the track, holding a sign saying "Frank, lower the takeout now!"
- Bad Russian guy is caught, for cheating. He is one of the 2% of the people who make money betting racing. There is one less now, however, as he has a date with the greybar hotel, courtesy Detective Horatio Caine
So, all and all, a typical Hollywood horse racing plotline - drugs, buzzers and cheating - but this time with Caruso, which made it a kick ass episode and one for the ages. It is one you do not want to miss on reruns.