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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 3 Episodes

23 Episodes 2002 - 2003

The series enters its third season riding high as network television's top-rated drama. There is, therefore, no need for CBS to make any major cast changes, however, there are two significant additions to the cast lineup for season 3. A romantic interest is created for series regular Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox) in the form of Hank Peddigrew (Christopher Wiehl), a handsome paramedic. Also, recurring character Detective Lockwood (Jeffrey D. Sams) is seen on a more frequent basis. The season's most significant story development involves CSI head man Gil Grissom (William L. Petersen). After a few instances in which he notices that he is experiencing some hearing loss, Grissom is diagnosed with a hereditary disorder which threatens to culminate in total deafness. As the season draws to a close, Grissom undergoes surgery to correct this problem, however the results of the operation remain unclear until the beginning of season four.

Episode 1

Revenge Is Best Served Cold

Thu, Sep 26, 2002 60 mins

Grissom investigates the untimely death of a top poker player and Catherine looks into the murder of a street racer whose body is found out in a desert on an abandoned airstrip.

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Episode 2

The Accused Is Entitled

Thu, Oct 3, 2002 60 mins

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

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Episode 3

Let the Seller Beware

Thu, Oct 10, 2002 60 mins

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.

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Episode 4

A Little Murder

Thu, Oct 17, 2002 60 mins

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.

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Episode 5

Abra Cadaver

Thu, Oct 31, 2002 60 mins

A female 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.

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Episode 6

The Execution of Catherine Willows

Thu, Nov 7, 2002 60 mins

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

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Episode 7

Fight Night

Thu, Nov 14, 2002 60 mins

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 LA gang member was gunned down, apparently by a rival gang. Also: Nick investigates a jewelry-store robbery.

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Episode 8

Snuff

Thu, Nov 21, 2002 60 mins

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.

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Episode 9

Blood Lust

Thu, Dec 5, 2002 60 mins

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.

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Episode 10

High and Low

Thu, Dec 12, 2002 60 mins

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.

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Episode 11

Recipe for Murder

Thu, Jan 9, 2003 60 mins

A human arm is discovered stuck in a grinder at a meat-processing factory 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 flat, but as the case unfolds, it becomes clear that she was murdered.

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Episode 12

Got Murder?

Thu, Jan 16, 2003 60 mins

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.

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Episode 13

Random Acts of Violence

Thu, Jan 30, 2003 60 mins

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.

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Episode 14

One Hit Wonder

Thu, Feb 6, 2003 60 mins

Catherine tries to track down a sexual predator who breaks into single women's homes and terrorises 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.

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Episode 15

Lady Heather's Box

Thu, Feb 13, 2003 60 mins

Grissom discovers that two murders, a nightclub guest killed at a foam party and a man slain while working out in his flat, are related and that both men were employed by Lady Heather, 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.

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Episode 16

Lucky Strike

Thu, Feb 20, 2003 60 mins

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.

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Episode 17

Crash and Burn

Thu, Mar 13, 2003 60 mins

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.

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Episode 18

Precious Metal

Thu, Apr 3, 2003 60 mins

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.

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Episode 19

A Night at the Movies

Thu, Apr 10, 2003 60 mins

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.

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Episode 20

Last Laugh

Thu, Apr 24, 2003 60 mins

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.

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Episode 21

Forever

Thu, May 1, 2003 60 mins

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.

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Episode 22

Play with Fire...

Thu, May 8, 2003 60 mins

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.

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Episode 23

Inside the Box

Thu, May 15, 2003 60 mins

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.

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