Art dealer Carsten's skull-smashed corpse floats in the pool of his rented luxury villa after a party where a vase was smashed and a client, buyer for a casino museum, stormed out. The find finds the vase, which his cat Gareth bizarrely licked, was a fake for a piece stolen form an Iraqi museum. Hollywood actor Mickey Ross is arrested after his print is found in blood on the shell of Gareth, the pet tortoise he gave his murdered wife, who committed adultery with sleazy producer Tripp Linson. Finally a man's corpse is found crushed under his steering wheel, and the dog around is again called Gareth. Gradually the team works out, mainly from identification, that the identical pet name is neither coincidence nor the most remarkable link between the three murders and several related crimes and private dramas.
Did You Know?
No dialogue before the opening credits (some background noise but no characters speak). The episode lets the images speak for themselves. A rarity on CSI. See more
When Catherine goes to print the turtle, Mandy helps Catherine flip him over and his two front legs are waving madly but in the next shot, the turtle's legs are still. See more
It's the truth - I swear to God - even if it never happened.