Heart & Sparks
Season 2 | Episode 204 | Aired 07/13/2011
Traci discovers arson-friendly accelerants in the bag of a high school girl hanging out at the scene. The young lady’s father is a top lawyer. Too bad he’s also a lousy dad who can’t stop taking phone calls long enough to deal with his little girl, who confesses to starting the fire. Both father and daughter are shocked to learn that a body was found inside. This case just went from arson to homicide.
The fire rescue guys cut through the wreckage. Once a pathway is cleared, Sam is able to step inside to help lead his favorite rookie to safety. While inside, Andy learned that Lydia and her husband were having money problems. She thinks the fire may have been a copycat crime done for an insurance payout. Jo dismisses the theory since they have a suspect who confessed back at the station.
As it turns out, the high school girl didn’t set the Laundromat fire. Her confession was an attempt to get attention from her total tool of a dad. Andy and the other rookies learn the rental car guy next door set the fire to help the Laundromat owner start a new life with his wife. He had no idea his friend was inside. As it turns out, the victim swallowed a bunch of sleeping pills beforehand so his wife could have his life insurance money, too.