CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 4, Episode 9

Grissom Versus the Volcano (11 Dec. 2003)

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Grissom, Catherine and Nick investigate a car bomb which resulted in the deaths of three people, one of whom was an air marshal who rented the car. Due to the imprecision of the detonator, ... See full summary »



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Grissom, Catherine and Nick investigate a car bomb which resulted in the deaths of three people, one of whom was an air marshal who rented the car. Due to the imprecision of the detonator, the CSIs conclude that the target may not have been the air marshal, but the person who had previously rented the car. The man is a mystery himself, as he seems to be leading a double life. In town, Sara and Warrick work on the death of Amelia, the wife of Myles Reuben, a famous singer. His wife was found in her hotel's bathtub while Myles was performing downstairs. Written by Ploy P.

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Sara Sidle (played by Jorja Fox) says "I'll take the west wing" when conducting a search, a reference to Fox's recurring role as Secret Service agent Gina Toscano on The West Wing (1999). See more »


Miles Rueben's biggest hit was 'Amelia', inspired by his wife Amelia. yet in the flashback showing how he met her, he picked her out of the audience at a gig and sang the same song to her. (Proved by the song he sang at the end of the show was also Amelia, it had the same lyrics as the one in the flashback), so how did he sing a song he hadn't wrote yet to his future wife? See more »


[Grissom and Catherine are looking at a science project class volcano]
Catherine Willows: In fifth grade I built one of these as my science fair project, it was awesome. First place should have been mine, but they ended up giving it to this kid with some lame red ant colony.
[Catherine looks at Grissom who is smiling]
Catherine Willows: That was you!
Gil Grissom: Yeah, only my ants were black Argentineans.
Catherine Willows: Uh-huh...
Gil Grissom: I learned at a very early age that the bugs always win.
Catherine Willows: Right...
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References The West Wing (1999) See more »

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Don't fiddle with your class work
25 November 2009 | by (Munich, Germany) – See all my reviews

I must confess, that i am a real fan of CSI, since it aired in Germany and even bought the original DVDs to watch with captions for the hearing impaired to see all the wonderful terms like the blunt forced trauma and more. This episode again has special implications, what looks like a terror attack on an Air Marshal ends up as a .... Gil Grissom as dominating as he was in the early seasons unties the story in his regular manner. And everything works out with the inherent logic, that CSI has made a favorite for me, my all time favorite being "Fur and Loathing in Las Vegas". But that is another story.

Have fun.

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