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The case of two high school students, one dead and one missing, lead the CSIs into the underbelly of streetcar racing and a tangled web of deadly competition.

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Catherine Willows
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David Hodges
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Wendy Simms
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David Phillips
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Jim Brass
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Miyamoto Takahashi
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Rishi Parayan
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Model high-school student Trevor Beck dies in his prized sports car. His girl friend seems missing, but her smashed corpse is found in a tree by a desert road. The team soon realizes its' the site of illegal drag-races, in which more kids of their high-school are involved, especially fellow auto-shop pupils, and a street gang. Student Miyamoto Takahashi also has a job in a garage, Dr. Parayan's son Rishi dealt some drugs at school. Written by KGF Vissers

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Nick Chinlund, who played the uncle Gus Davis in this episode, previously played ex-con Mickey Rutledge in the 2001 CSI episode "You've Got Male". See more »

Goofs

Nick states that the Porsche is a 1958 Speedster and that James Dean had one just like it. James Dean died in 1955 so it is impossible for him to have owned a 1958 model. Dean's Porsche was a 1955 356 Speedster which was produced from 1948 thru 1955. The Speedster in the show was a 356A in production between 1956 and 1959. (The "Little Bastard" (the car he was driving when he crashed and died) was a 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder and is the one most people associate with James Dean.) See more »

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References Twilight (2008) See more »

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High School drag racers and then some
4 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

SPOILER!! SPOILER!! This is an episode that seemed to borrow characters and scenes from previous episodes--a dead teenager with a fast little restored car (except it had an electric motor!)and his missing cheerleader girlfriend, her friend, lots of others who were boarder-line bad guys. And what's a crime isn't really a crime, but a sad tragedy for one and then the missing becomes the murder with all kinds of "what-ifs" flashed around.

The car race sponsored by law enforcement was an interesting scene and lots of cars--restored, kit cars--even an interesting high school automotive shop.

We've seen the girl hit and thrown - Fallen Idols; gathering of souped up cars - Revenge is Best Served Cold, Chop Shop & Anatomy of a Lye; Catherine and Nick racing - Revenge is Best Served Cold. The girl in the tree brought back memories of Scoobie Doobie Do. So the writers are rewriting previous stories with a different cover.

It was great to see Nick and Sara together and LESS of Langston (which actually makes this episode a great one!!) But Greg needs his humor back. On a scale of 1 to 10--this one rates a 5 for original store, but a 7+ for Nick and Sara.


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