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Tinder Box
WriterCorey Miller
DirectorDeran Serafian
Original AirdateMay 5, 2003
Previous Episode: Spring Break
Next Episode: Freaks and Tweaks

Tinder Box is the twenty-second episode in season one of CSI: Miami.


Speedle and Delko are present when a trendy nightclub catches fire, apparently from a DJ's pyrotechnics display, killing 16 people and injuring dozens of others. But the ensuing investigation reveals it may have been arson to cover up a murder. Also, Horatio probes the death of a prostitute who is found dead in a judge's bathroom in his home.


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Main Cast

Guest Cast

  • Rex Linn as Frank Tripp
  • Michael Whaley as Detective Bernstein
  • Ben Browder as Danny Maxwell
  • Richard Edson as Quentin Haid
  • John F. O'Donohue as Ronnie Jameson
  • Robert Beltran as Judge Ojeda
  • William Lee Scott as DJ Scorpius
  • Lisa Gerber as Veronica
  • Jaclyn Gutierrez as Connie Wilkes
  • Richard Romero as Pablo Griffith
  • Heather Salmon as Blood Bank Nurse
  • Craig Kvinsland as Johnny Brosnan
  • Bill Doyle as Insurance Appraiser
  • Ike Ogut as Mark Ranger
  • Natalia Cigliuti as Toni, Blood Analyst


  • This episode was not aired in the Rhode Island CBS affiliate WPRI TV 12, due to the similarities to a real-life tragedy which occurred at a local nightclub called The Station.
  • Ben Browder guest stars playing Danny Maxwell (the club's bouncer). He also appeared as main characters in the television shows Farscape and Stargate SG-1.

See Also

CSI:Miami Season 1
Golden ParachuteLosing FaceWet Foot/Dry FootJust One KissAshes to AshesBrokenBreathlessSlaughterhouseKill ZoneA Horrible MindCamp FearEntrance WoundBunkForced EntryDead Woman WalkingEvidence of Things UnseenSimple ManDispo DayDouble CapGrave Young MenSpring BreakTinder BoxFreaks and TweaksBody Count