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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 3 episodes

Inside the Box Season 3, Episode 23

Three masked bandits steal a safe-deposit box from a Las Vegas bank in a daring daytime heist. The case really hits home for Catherine when the evidence leads to casino owner Sam Braun (Scott Wilson), who is like a father to her. read more

Play with Fire... Season 3, Episode 22

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. Greg: Eric Szmanda. Sara: Jorja Fox. read more

Forever Season 3, Episode 21

A horse trainer is found dead in the cargo bay of a vast private jet carrying 12 well-heeled passengers, a small crew and a million-dollar show horse. Initially it appears the victim was trampled by the massive animal, but Grissom and Catherine uncover evidence of foul play. Out in the Hell's Gate section of Death Valley, Sara and Warrick probe the apparent suicide of a 15-year-old boy found under a bedspread. The investigation intensifies when a girl's body turns up only a half-mile away. read more

Last Laugh Season 3, Episode 20

Grissom and Catherine investigate the murder of a despised comic who died onstage, apparently after drinking from a tainted bottle of water. The case grows more puzzling when a 15-year-old boy dies in a convenience store after drinking the same brand of water. Also: Brass reopens a woman's accidental-death case after spotting the deceased's husband in a flashy new car with a trophy date on his arm. Brass: Paul Guilfoyle. Robbins: Robert David Hall. Greg: Eric Szmanda. read more

A Night at the Movies Season 3, Episode 19

Grissom and Catherine investigate the murder of a moviegoer who was stabbed with a screwdriver while watching an old gangster flick at a dingy art-house theater. Across town, a badly bruised 15-year-old boy is found shot to death in an abandoned, bullet-riddled warehouse, where more than 100 rounds were fired from every conceivable location, including the roof. Grissom: William Petersen. Catherine: Marg Helgenberger. read more

Precious Metal Season 3, Episode 18

A badly decomposed body is discovered in a beat-up chemical-waste drum in the desert. The investigation soon leads Catherine into the world of robotic demolition derbies in which custom-designed robots bash each other in combat-like competitions. Meanwhile, Grissom probes the death of a newly married man whose body is found in an alley. read more

Crash and Burn Season 3, Episode 17

Sara investigates an apparent accident involving an elderly woman who drove her car through the front of a bar, killing and injuring several people---including Sara's EMT boyfriend, Hank. As the case unfolds, Sara learns disturbing news about both the incident and Hank. Elsewhere, a woman dies of carbon-monoxide poisoning in her home, and Grissom quickly decides it was no accident. Hank: Christopher Wiehl. Sara: Jorja Fox. read more

Lucky Strike Season 3, Episode 16

The 5-year-old son of a professional basketball player is kidnapped while his father is at a casino, and a $5 million ransom is demanded. Elsewhere, Grissom and Nick investigate when a man with a wooden stake lodged in the back of his head stumbles out of his car and dies. Nick: George Eads. Warrick: Gary Dourdan. Brass: Paul Guilfoyle. read more

Lady Heather's Box Season 3, Episode 15

Grissom discovers that two murders, a nightclub guest killed at a foam party and a man slain while working out in his apartment, are related and that both men were employed by Lady Heather (Melinda Clarke), a dominatrix. Meanwhile, Catherine's ex-husband vanishes following a car crash with their daughter, Lindsey. Sara heads up the investigation, but Catherine quickly becomes displeased with the way her colleague is handling the case. Eddie: Timothy Carhart. Lindsey: Madison McReynolds. read more

One Hit Wonder Season 3, Episode 14

Catherine tries to track down a sexual predator who breaks into single women's apartments and terrorizes them. Meanwhile, Sara reopens a cold case in which a colleague's husband was murdered, but the killer was never caught. Also: Grissom's hearing further deteriorates. Sara: Jorja Fox. Brass: Paul Guilfoyle. read more

Random Acts of Violence Season 3, Episode 13

Warrick allows his emotions to get the best of him after a friend's 9-year-old daughter is killed in her home during a drive-by shooting. When a suspect is brought in, Warrick is certain the man is guilty, even though he has a reasonable alibi. Meanwhile, Nick investigates the death of a company's highly disliked chief technology officer who's found in a computer room with a crushed skull. Matt: Keith David. Jaycobs: Dwayne L. Barnes. Travis: Shawn H. Smith. Aimee: Chanel Gaines. read more

Got Murder? Season 3, Episode 12

The discovery of a human eye in a raven's nest leads investigators to a landfill where a female with a crushed skull is found. At the lab, an autopsy on a different body turns into a lifesaving mission when it's discovered that the victim isn't dead. read more

Recipe for Murder Season 3, Episode 11

A human arm is discovered stuck in a grinder at a meat-processing plant and the evidence leads Grissom and Catherine to an upscale restaurant where the victim worked as a chef. Across town, Warrick and Sara probe the apparent suicide of a girl with bipolar disorder in her apartment, but as the case unfolds, it becomes clear that she was murdered. Pedigrew: Christopher Wiehl. Haskins: Scott MacDonald. Jane: Marita Geraghty. Damon: Daniel Hagen. Dutton: Robert Mailhouse. read more

High and Low Season 3, Episode 10

Nick and Warrick investigate the death of a man who was apparently thrown from the roof of a six-story building. Evidence reveals that he was dead before he hit the ground. Also, Catherine probes the shooting death of a man who was killed with his own gun, and Grissom's hearing problems cause him to drop out of a case. Nick: George Eads. Warrick: Gary Dourdan. Catherine: Marg Helgenberger. read more

Blood Lust Season 3, Episode 9

Grissom investigates the death of a 14-year-old boy who is pinned beneath the left rear tire of a taxi. The victim is eviscerated and has stab wounds and shows no marks of having been hit by the cab. After the apparent accident, the cabbie is pulled from his vehicle and beaten by a mob. Grissom: William Petersen. Sara: Jorja Fox. read more

Snuff Season 3, Episode 8

Catherine investigates the grisly murder of a young woman in a snuff film, while Grissom probes the discovery of a body stuffed in a large toolbox and covered with fire ants. His initial findings indicate that the person died well over a year earlier and was possibly murdered. Sampson: William Mapother. Vane: Stephen Spacek. Johnson: Archie Kao. Teri: Pamela Gidley. Banson: Sam Hennings. Enrique: Sal Lopez. Traschel: Blair Williamson. Susan: Meredith Giangrande. Renatta: Niecy Nash. read more

Fight Night Season 3, Episode 7

A middleweight boxing champ dies in the ring after taking a brutal beating from his nemesis, but Grissom finds evidence that points to murder. Outside, in a nearby parking lot, Catherine works a crime scene where a Los Angeles gang member was gunned down, apparently by a rival gang. Also: Nick investigates a jewelry-store robbery. Molina: Greg Serano. Adele: Roma Maffia. The Man: Khalil Kain. Barone: Ron Canada. Vicky: Jennifer Aspen. Ramsey: Marty Rackham. read more

The Execution of Catherine Willows Season 3, Episode 6

A 15-year-old triple murder case from Catherine's rookie year involving three slain coeds is reopened when new DNA evidence is discovered that could set the condemned killer free. read more

Abra Cadaver Season 3, Episode 5

A woman volunteer vanishes during a magic act and never reappears, leaving only traces of blood behind; Catherine probes the apparent fatal overdose of a rock star. Zephyr: Tom Noonan. Punky: Jon Sklaroff. Matilda: Jennifer Sky. Toby: Lawrence Monoson. Keith: Salvator Xuereb. Gus: Blumes Tracy. Samantha: Tushka Bergen. Johnson: Archie Kao. read more

A Little Murder Season 3, Episode 4

Grissom suspects murder, not suicide, when the body of a dwarf is found hanging from a rope high above a stage in a casino hotel where a convention of little people is being held. Across town, Catherine is attacked at a crime scene where a man was murdered during what appears to have been a home robbery. Melanie: Meredith Eaton. Lawrence: Michael Gilden. Jessica: Kaarina Aufranc. Max: Danny Woodburn. Marcus: Phil Fondacaro. Johnson: Archie Kao. read more

Let the Seller Beware Season 3, Episode 3

Grissom and Catherine investigate the murder of a wealthy couple who are discovered just outside of their glamorous Las Vegas house, which was up for sale. Meanwhile, Sara probes the death of a cheerleader who is found eviscerated on a soccer field. Tanya: Monique Demers. Max: Taylor Handley. Jeri: Mary-Margaret Humes. Mandy: Rachel Shumate. Jarvis: Michael McLafferty. Johnson: Archie Kao. Augie: Peter Asle Holden. read more

The Accused Is Entitled Season 3, Episode 2

Grissom and his crew investigate the murder of a young woman found in the hotel room of a top male movie star (Chad Michael Murray). The case gets personal when Grissom's former mentor (Raymond J. Barry) is hired by the defense to find mistakes in the investigation. And he does. read more

Revenge Is Best Served Cold Season 3, Episode 1

Grissom investigates the untimely death of a top poker player and Catherine looking into the murder of a street racer whose body is found out in a desert on an abandoned airstrip. Doyle: Madison Mason. Nadine: Donna Scott. Lita: Damara Reilly. Grinder: Doug Jones. Tony: Ian Somerhalder. Del Nagro: Cliff DeYoung. Matt: Todd Stashwick. Hank: Christopher Wiehl. Masters: Brent Hinkley. read more

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Premiered: October 06, 2000, on CBS
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Las Vegas criminologists use scientific methods to solve grisly murders in this unusually graphic (and hugely popular) drama, which inspired a host of other cop-show 'procedurals.' An immediate ratings smash for CBS, the series adroitly mixes painstaking deduction, gritty subject matter and intriguing characters.a The network quickly capitalized on its megahit with spin-offs 'CSI: Miami' and 'CSI: NY.'

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