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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.
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.
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.