Danny is looking for the "coyote", part of a smuggling ring. When three young Mexican girls trying to get into the U.S. are found dead in the trunk of a car from carbon monoxide poisoning, the FBI suspects fashion designer and possible sweatshop owner Gabrielle Vega is to blame, and Danny is assigned to the case. Danny poses as a buyer from an East Coast department store interested in Vega's new clothing line while Ruby enters Vega's beauty pageant/fashion show. Barbara hams it up as a "stage mom", while Chance poses as a "youth-in-media photographer" and snaps pictures of potential suspects - especially the pretty ones. Ruby is upset because Gabrielle really wanted Celeste in the contest, not her (and Danny told her to "just do her best" because he figures there is no way she can win). Now Ruby wants to win. Danny and Agent Brooks go to Mexico to get some workers and end up being robbed and striped. They make it to Tijuana and call Barb. Ruby is told that she's not the right type, so...