CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Play with Fire

Season 3, Ep 22, Aired 5/8/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Grissom, Sara, and Nick investigate the murder of a woman in the press box of a high school stadium. They arrive less than an hour after the woman's death. Catherine and Warrick try to determine the cause of an explosion in the DNA lab of CSI that seriously injures a lab tech. The personal lives of our characters come into play in this episode.

  • Cast & Crew
  • William Petersen

    Gil Grissom

  • Marg Helgenberger

    Catherine Willows

  • Gary Dourdan

    Warrick Brown

  • George Eads

    Nick Stokes

  • Paul Guilfoyle

    Captain Jim Brass

  • Fan Reviews (18)
  • Some of the CSI's get in a bit of trouble

    By 7dixob, Aug 27, 2012

  • Poor Greggo..........

    By moggiye16, Oct 11, 2006

  • The CSI's face a difficult case when they have to investigate the explosion of their own lab.

    By fionav3, Feb 11, 2007

  • Excellent for developing the characters.

    By FlyGiT, Jun 28, 2007

  • The DNA lab explodes when someone put a substance near the heater.

    By eloi_emmanuelle, May 16, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (24)

    • Greg: What time is it? Catherine: Late. Greg: How long have you been here? Catherine: A while. (pauses) I got a little time on my hands. Greg: You figured out what happened in the lab, didn't you? Catherine: Yeah. Yeah, and, um ... I wanted you to hear it from me.

    • Brass: You going to go to the DA with a connect-the-dots hand on a piece of tracing paper? Grissom: It's all we got that links him to the murder. Everything else blew up in the lab. Brass: This guy's going to walk. Grissom: Yep.

    • Nick: Jason's little girlfriend was screwing a guy he hates. Grissom: Well, if you can't kill the one you want ... kill the one you're with.

    • Warrick: You know, O'Riley interviewed the victim's wife. Catherine: Yeah? Warrick: She said her husband was in the garage drinking and just "done fell over." Catherine: Oh, the ever-popular DFO. Right up there with the "mysterious dude" defense.

    • Archie: Nevada State Correctional Facility. Pretty casual for a prison. Grissom: It's medium-security... Nick: ...for nicer criminals. Archie (laughing): Right.

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    Notes (1)

    • Music: There There - Radiohead Like Her - Mandalay

    Trivia (2)

    • When Grissom says to Sara "Honey, this doesn't look good", "Honey" wasn't in the script, Petersen added it on his own.

    • Goof: When Sara and Nick are searching the house, there was no wrap under Sara's glove but it's on when she had the gun drawn.

    Allusions (4)

    • Nick: Have you ever had a gun drawn on you, Sara? Sara: No, I haven't. This is a reference to both times Nick has had a gun drawn on him which in the Season 1 episode "Who Are You?"? and the Season 2 episode "Stalker."

    • Robert Cavollo: That double murder movie star case last year. Cavollo is referring to the case in the earlier season episode "The Accused is Entitled."

    • Archie: Is it just me, or does she sound like she's in love with him? Nick: Maybe she's a murder groupie. Manson, the Night Stalker... they all had them. Charles Manson was convicted in the 1969 murder of Sharon Tate and sentenced to death; his groupies assisted him in the murder (and were also convicted); he also had an extended "family" of groupies who showed their support in court and intimidated witnesses. Richard Ramirez, known as the Night Stalker, was convicted in the 1985 murders of 13 people, and sentenced to death; his groupies came to court during his trial on a daily basis to show support.

    • Grissom: If you can't kill the one you want, kill the one you're with. This refers to the 1970 Stephen Stills song, "Love The One You're With." The line from the song is "If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with."

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