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The CSI team explores the case of a man found stuffed down the chimney of a previous suspect's home.

The CSIs determine that the body they have found was burned before it was dumped down the chimney, leading them to believe the murder was pre-meditated. During the processing of the home, Catherine and Warrick realize that this is the same address of an unsolved homicide of a young female teenager from a year ago, and re-open the investigation.

Episode Info

Episode number: 6x16
Airdate: Thursday March 02nd, 2006

Director: Duane Clark
Writer: Josh Berman

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Special Guest Stars
Louise Lombard
As Sofia Curtis
Wallace Langham
As David Hodges

Guest Stars
David Berman
As David Phillips
Jonny Miller
As Officer Clark
Liz Vassey
As Wendy Simms
Marc Vann
As Conrad Ecklie
Nate Mooney
As Larry Smite
Sheeri Rappaport
As Mandy Webster
William Allen Young
As Duane McWane
James Parks
As Jonathan Wax
Johnny Lewis
As Tad Sidley
Jon Lindstrom
As Martin Sidley
Katie Gill (1)
As Caroline Fitzgibbons
Keir O'Donnell
As Ken Richmond
Scott William Winters
As Joe Fitzgibbons
Main Cast
George Eads
As Nick Stokes
Jorja Fox
As Sara Sidle
Eric Szmanda
As Gregory "Greg" Sanders
Robert David Hall
As Dr. Albert "Al" Robbins
Marg Helgenberger
As Catherine Willows
William Petersen
As Gil Grissom
Gary Dourdan
As Warrick Brown
Paul Guilfoyle (1)
As Captain Jim Brass
Episode Notes
This episode features the third The O.C. cast member to guest star on the show. Melinda Clarke and Kelly Rowland guest starred in "Slaves of Las Vegas"; Melinda Clarke guest starred in "Lady Heather's Box" and "Pirates of the Third Reich"; and Johnny Lewis in this episode.

Episode Quotes
Greg: I'll take video spectrial anaylsis for 500, Nick.

David: Any idea on how to proceed?
Nick: Just wrap and roll.

Warrick: You don't use a bucket of bleach to clean up a paper cut.
Catherine: Yeah and you don't get a murder conviction off of a single drop of a victim's blood.

Episode Goofs
When Sara and Catherine find the second body, Sara says "The TaleTell Heart" instead of "The TellTale Heart."

Cultural References
Title: Up In Smoke

The term "up in smoke" refers to the process of burning something, in which much of the mass of the object being burned disappears into the smoke, hence it goes "up in smoke". The term is often used to refer euphemistically to something destroyed with little or no value retained, often of things which do have substantial value, but are often very flammable, such as paper money.

Sara: This isn't The Tell Tale Heart -- it's the Cask of Amontillado.

The Tell Tale Heart and The Cask of Amontillado are macabre short stories by author Edgar Allen Poe, now considered classics of Gothic literature. The former is about someone going insane, committing murder, and then overwhelmed by guilt, and the latter is about a horrific revenge attained by walling someone up in a small basement room to die there.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAnthony E. Zuiker
Main Title ThemeThe Who
Warning: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation season 6 episode 16 guide may contain spoilers
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