CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 3, Episode 17

Crash and Burn (13 Mar. 2003)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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An elderly lady drives her car recklessly into a café for no apparent reason. Meanwhile, a wife dies of carbon monoxide poisoning while her husband does not even though he was sleeping right next to her.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Arnz
Jeremy Roberts ...
Mr. Arnz
Elaine Alcott
Fred Lychock


An old woman crashes her car into a building for apparently no reason. When it emerges that three of the five people in the window were from the same healthcare company, and she had cancer, the team realize it may not be an accident. Sara is happy to see Hank survived the incident, but during the case, she discovers he may be two-timing. Meanwhile, a woman dies of CO poisoning, with her husband being left seriously ill, despite him lying in the same bed. It emerges that the chimney was sabotaged, so it most definitely wasn't an accident. Written by movieguy3

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Cast-member Eric Szmanda and guest-star Jonathan Tucker appeared together in 100 Girls (2000) See more »


Nick explains that the son of the CO poisoned parents was accepted to Princeton University by Early Action. This is not possible, because Princeton participates in an Early Decision admission program which is rarer than and different from Early Action admission. See more »


[about a case involving an elderly woman who crashed into a restaurant]
Sara Sidle: What do you have, Greg?
Greg Sanders: Well, maybe she had the munchies. Tox screen came back. Mrs. Lambert tested positive for cannibus sativa.
Sara Sidle: Grass?
Greg Sanders: "Grass?" So seventies, man! Sticky green, dank, chronic, cush, happy stick, wacky tobaccy.
Sara Sidle: Wait, wait, wait, wait. Grandma was high?
Greg Sanders: Yeah.
Sara Sidle: Grandma was high?
Greg Sanders: As a kite.
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