Life as Ray FinkleEdit
He was originally known as Ray Finkle, an aspiring football player who was drafted by the Miami Dolphins as their kicker in the mid season. When Ace found out that he missed him in his investigation, this leads him to Finkle's hometown. Mrs. Finkle shares Ray's embitterment with Dan Marino whom he blamed for the missed field goal by leaving the laces in, rather than out, which cost the Dolphins the Super Bowl and caused the entire town to turn against him. Mr. Finkle thinks that his wife is senile and says Ray's obession with the lost championship caused Mr. Finkle to commit his son to Shady Acres Mental Hospital. Finkle's obsession with revenge against Marino pointed Ace in the direction he needed to go after seeing a film in Finkle's room. While at Shady Acres, Ace stumbled across a newspaper article about woman named Lois Einhorn who was lost in the wilderness while hiking and is missing. Unbeknownst to anyone is that Finkle escaped from Shady Acres, had kidnapped Einhorn and presumably murdered her in order to assume her identity in a subtle attempt at revenge for his former team. Since then, Finkle's parents were being pestered by the staff of Shady Acres to pick up his stuff from storage.
Kidnapping of Snowflake and Dan MarinoEditNow as Lois Einhorn, Finkle spent seven years taking advantage of her position in the Miami-Dade Police Department's police force. She was able to begin her revenge on the Dolphins by kidnapping Snowflake who now had Finkle's old Jersey number, which she took as a personal insult.
After she kidnaps Marino, Ace gives out his suspicions about Finkle, which puts Einhorn on full alert. She forces herself on top of Ace and delivers a passionate kiss in an attempt to seduce him. Ace mentions he feels some discomfort by telling her, "Your gun is digging into my hip." Einhorn responds with a sultry, "What's wrong Ace, want me to read you your rights?" as she thrusts her hips hard into Ace's groin. Ace refuses her advances by pushing her off of him, though he seems to have at least been somewhat aroused by this encounter (Ace implies so by his awkward stance after standing up off the desk and motioning to his groin "Down boy!").
With the help of his Yorkshire Terrier, Wiggles, Ace discovers that she is Ray Finkle in a transgender disguise. He begins to think about the tragic events that may have happened to Lt. Einhorn on her day off hiking. Finkle had escaped from the mental hospital and stalked her on her day off. Horrified, Ace concludes that he had murdered Einhorn and assumed her identity. Finkle posed as Einhorn to take advantage of her position in the Miami PD to enact his revenge on the Dolphins when they got another chance in the Super Bowl. Ace then comically spends all night using a plunger to help himself throw up and cleansing himself by burning his clothes and showering over and over after realizing that Einhorn's "gun" was her penis.
Later while chewing packs and packs of gum to remove the kiss and trying to rescue Marino and Snowflake, Einhorn catches Ace and a struggle ensues in which after trying to shoot Ace, Einhorn is disarmed. When the police arrive on Einhorn's orders, she demands them to arrest Ace, but Melissa puts a stop to it by holding Emilio hostage and convinces them to hear Ace out. Einhorn orders the officers to ignore her, but the entire Miami PD decides to hear him out. Ace makes his suspicion well known about Finkle and his theory of how she was able to escape from Shady Acres and murder a missing hiker who was actually the lieutenant herself to assume her identity. When Ace points out that she is Ray Finkle, Einhorn denies all of the accusations and cries out, begging the officers to shoot Ace in a completely desperate attempt to continue his diabolical scheme. This leads Ace to test his theory by first pulling at Lt. Einhorn's hair as Ace believes it to be a wig, which doesn't move as it's Einhorns actual hair. The SWAT Team along with Aguado share immediate skepticism with Ace's actions. Attempting to further prove his point, Ace then grabs Einhorn's blouse and violently rips it open to reveal a pair of real, full breasts in a silk bra. Breathing deeply and infuriated, Einhorn stands enraged but remains silent in possible shock and hope that the ruse will still work. Ace is clearly surprised by Einhorn's real breasts but continues his attempt to expose Einhorn as a man/Ray Finkle.
Ace makes another attempt to expose and embarrass Lt. Einhorn by ripping off her skirt and smacking her on the butt with it before tossing it away. But much to Ace's surprise, Einhorn appears to have the perfect female body as she stands nearly naked with her legs tightly crossed. Ace is clearly confused and surprised with no idea where to go next as his plan appears foiled. Einhorn stands awkwardly -- she appears to be in shock as her body convulses and shakes, her face contorting as she stands there in only her bra, panties, and torn blouse. After a few moments, Dan Marino calls Ace over to him from behind Einhorn. Marino whispers something to Ace who then looks at the back of Einhorn. Ace suddenly has renewed confidence after noticing what Marino has pointed out and begins another speech as he walks back towards Einhorn.
Now with concrete proof against Einhorn, Ace makes a short humiliating speech (directed at Einhorn) and revealing to the Miami PD that Finkle made two costly mistakes in not perfecting his disguise. He didn't get a penectomy to remove the penis and vaginoplasty to create a vagina. Ace grabs Einhorn by the shoulders to spin her around to reveal her huge penis tucked behind her legs in her panties for everyone to see. The whole Miami PD are shocked to see the penis in front of them. Ace points out that it was the reason that Finkle killed Roger Podactor, since he realized his true identity ("He found Captain Winky"). The whole Miami police force, Marino, and even Snowflake react in total disgust at this revelation of Einhorn's former identity as Ray Finkle, as she drops to his knees in defeat. Now humiliated and exposed, Finkle makes one last attempt to kill Ace out of revenge by lunging towards him with a piece of broken glass, but he flips her over the wharf into the water and as he tries to pull himself up, Ace forcefully steps on his hand plucking the ring containing the missing stone from his finger, and finalizing his theory that the Lt. is the disgraced Ray Finkle, who now bears a look of hopelessness and woe as his most prized and personal possession rests in the hands of his enemy. In one last insult to the already miserable and helpless Finkle, Ace turns his back to him and forcefully kicks some dirt in his face before declaring him a loser with a triumphant attitude. Finkle is then arrested for his crimes.
- The picture of Ray Finkle before the sex change was really Sean Young with a wig and a fake mustache. However, they based Finkle's appearance on Uwe von Schamann.
- If looked at closely in the Blu Ray edition with a much clearer presentation, in the video clip of "the Kick Heard Around The World" the laces appear to be in just as Finkle said, implying that Dan Marino was actually at fault and wouldn't admit to his error.
- Had Marino admitted this error, Finkle would never been kicked off the team
- The laces are supposed to be out.
- The reason Finkle disguised himself as Lt. Einhorn is because he wanted to get his revenge on his former team by humiliating them on Super Bowl Sunday without their knowledge. He only will remain as her until he had gotten his revenge on the Dolphins. After returning as a man, Finkle had planned to swipe his AFC Conference Championship ring with Marino's own and let him be blamed for kidnapping Snowflake along with him being blamed for costing the Dolphins the Super bowl and ruining his career.
- Ray's only line "Laces Out" and he was voiced by Bill Zuckert.