Play With Fire

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Series: 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation'
Episode Title: 'Play With Fire'
Episode Number: 0322
Synopsis: "A woman's body is discovered in a small press box at a high-school football field, apparently the victim of strangulation. The evidence leads investigators to two convicts, one of whom is still in prison. At the crime lab, an explosion destroys key evidence and leaves Greg and Sara injured."

Original Airdate: May 08, 2003
Rerun: October 16, 2003
Fan Rating: 8.8/10 (Full Poll Results)
Nielsens Rating: 15.8/24 (Full Report)


Written By: Naren Shankar & Andrew Lipsitz
Directed By: Kenneth Fink

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  • After an explosion at the crime lab injures Greg Sanders, Grissom puts Catherine in charge of the investigation to find out what went wrong. (April 14, 2003 - CSI Files)

  • Reportedly contains an important plot development regarding Grissom's hearing. (April 14, 2003 - CSI Files)

  • According to executive producer Carol Mendelsohn, according to Mendelsohn, Grissom will reveal more about his feelings for Sara with "just one word...than he could in 10 pages of dialogue". (April 29, 2003 - CSI Files)

  • There will reportedly be a "surprising development" concerning Catherine in the aftermath of the explosion. (May 01, 2003 - CSI Files)

Poll Results

How would you rate 'Play With Fire'?
9-10 67.2% - (121 Votes)
7-8 18.3% - (33 Votes)
Wasn't able to see it 7.2% - (13 Votes)
5-6 5% - (9 Votes)
1-2 1.1% - (2 Votes)
Didn't want to see it 0.5% - (1 Votes)
3-4 0.5% - (1 Votes)

Total Votes: 180


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