Catherine, Warrick and Nick investigate a shotgun killing in the desert. What they come across however is a beaver dam full of money. When they subsequently learn that the victim worked at setting the spread for sports betting, they think he may have a betting scam of some sort. Grissom, Sara and Greg investigate a death in a hotel where someone is found suffocated in his bed. He was staying in a hotel hosting a convention for overweight people and was quite popular with the ladies.