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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

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

Guest Stars
David BermanDavid Berman
As David Phillips
Jonny MillerJonny Miller
As Officer Clark
Liz VasseyLiz Vassey
As Wendy Simms
Marc VannMarc Vann
As Conrad Ecklie
Nate MooneyNate Mooney
As Larry Smite
Sheeri RappaportSheeri Rappaport
As Mandy Webster
William Allen YoungWilliam Allen Young
As Duane McWane
James ParksJames Parks
As Jonathan Wax
Johnny LewisJohnny Lewis
As Tad Sidley
Jon LindstromJon Lindstrom
As Martin Sidley
Katie Gill (1)Katie Gill (1)
As Caroline Fitzgibbons
Keir OKeir O'Donnell
As Ken Richmond
Scott William WintersScott William Winters
As Joe Fitzgibbons
Main Cast
George EadsGeorge Eads
As Nick Stokes
Jorja FoxJorja Fox
As Sara Sidle
Eric SzmandaEric Szmanda
As Gregory "Greg" Sanders
Robert David HallRobert David Hall
As Dr. Albert "Al" Robbins
Marg HelgenbergerMarg Helgenberger
As Catherine Willows
William PetersenWilliam Petersen
As Gil Grissom
Gary DourdanGary Dourdan
As Warrick Brown
Paul Guilfoyle (1)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
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