Grissom receives a video tape from an inmate called Frank Damon who is on trial for the arson which resulted in his wife and son's death. On the tape, Damon claims that he is innocent and asks Grissom to help him. Grissom agrees to re-examine the evidence, despite knowing that this will anger Ecklie who originally worked on the case. Nick and Catherine, meanwhile, work on the case of a young man found shot in the head inside his car. Written by
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The title is a homage of sorts to the classic Ray Bradbury novel "Fahrenheit 451," so named because it is the temperature at which paper burns. See more
Throughout the episode, the team keeps referring to a flash over as when smoke in the room ignites due to heat. This term is only half right. During a flash over, the fire burns hot enough to ignite everything around it, including the smoke. A back draft is when the fire burns in the room, depleting most of the oxygen in the space but remains incredibly hot and is not completely out and waits on oxygen to be introduced into the space. In the scene when Frank Damon opens the bedroom door thus burning his hand, this scene can be argued that it's a back draft by the sudden explosion of fire as soon as he opens the door allowing oxygen to enter the room and reignite the blaze and the oxygen supply, rather than a flash over as indicated by the title of the episode. See more
Hey Grissom! This guy sent me away to prison... shoeprints! Next time I'm going barefoot.
Even better... footprints
References Fahrenheit 451
Who Are You
by Pete Townshend
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