CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 1, Episode 12

Fahrenheit 932 (1 Feb. 2001)

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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 ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Damon (as Sterling Macer)
Tony / Teller 12
Danny Hillman
Sandra Hillman
Runner 702
Skip O'Brien ...


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 Ploy P.

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The title refers to the temperature of 932° F (500 °C) at which a 'flashover', the near simultaneous ignition of all combustible material in an enclosed area, occurs. 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 »


Murderer: Hey Grissom! This guy sent me away to prison... shoeprints! Next time I'm going barefoot.
Gil Grissom: Even better... footprints
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References Fahrenheit 451 (1966) See more »

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