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Grissom Versus the Volcano
WriterJosh Berman,
Carol Mendelsohn,
Anthony E. Zuiker
DirectorRichard J. Lewis
Original AirdateDecember 11, 2003
Previous Episode: After the Show
Next Episode: Coming of Rage

Grissom Versus the Volcano is the ninth episode in season four of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.


When the new sheriff is witness to a car bombing that kills an air marshal and two others, he puts pressure on Grissom to find the murderer. Nick puts the bomb back together, finding out it was a pipe bomb connected to to a timer in the dash board. Remains of the bomb lead Grissom, Catherine and Nick to a high school science fair. Meanwhile Warrick and Sara look into the death of the wife of a popular singer.


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Main Cast

Guest Cast

  • Xander Berkeley as Sheriff Rory Atwater
  • Tom Gallop as Attorney Randy Painter
  • Alex Carter as Detective Louis Vartann
  • Eric Stonestreet as Ronnie Litre
  • Gerald McCullouch as Bobby Dawson
  • David Berman as David Phillips
  • Joseph Patrick Kelly as Officer Metcalf
  • Randy J. Goodwin as Myles Reuben
  • Billy Keane as Roger Dunbar
  • Susan Diol as Beth Dunbar
  • Don Stark as Sam Hopkins
  • Louis Lombardi as Waiter
  • Tricia O'Kelley as Debbie Dunbar
  • Daphne Duplaix as Amelia Reuben
  • Benny Nieves as Adam Watson
  • Benjamin Bryan as Timmy Dunbar
  • Ashley Lauren Cunningham as Amy Dunbar
  • Thianta Perderson as Debbie Beckles Maidenfaint

Major Events

  • First appearance of Detective Louis Vartann.


  • While searching a home, Sara mentions she will start with the west wing. Actress Jorja Fox appeared in several episodes of The West Wing.
  • Alex Carter's first appearance as Louis Vartann in this episode.

See Also

CSI:Las Vegas Season 4
Assume NothingAll For Our CountryHomebodiesFeeling the HeatFur and LoathingJackpotInvisible EvidenceAfter the ShowGrissom Versus the VolcanoComing of RageEleven Angry JurorsButterfliedSuckersPaper or PlasticEarly RolloutGetting OffXXBad To The BoneBad WordsDead RingerTurn of the ScrewsNo More BetsBloodlines