Season 3

Episode Guide

Revenge Is Best Served Cold

S3 E1
Sep 27, 2002
Catherine and Nick investigate street racing after one of the drivers is found dead out in the desert at an abandoned airstrip.

The Accused Is Entitled

S3 E2
Oct 4, 2002
Grissom and his team investigate a crime involving a popular actor.

Let the Seller Beware

S3 E3
Oct 11, 2002
Grissom and Catherine investigate the murder of a wealthy couple who are found outside of their home, which was up for sale.

A Little Murder

S3 E4
Oct 18, 2002
Grissom suspects murder 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.

Abra Cadaver

S3 E5
Nov 1, 2002
Grissom, Warrick, and Sara investigate when a woman vanishes while taking part in a magician's act.

The Execution of Catherine Willows

S3 E6
Nov 8, 2002
Fifteen years ago, Catherine helped put a man on death row for the rape and murder of a coed at a nearby college. The man is about to be executed when he's granted a stay based on new DNA evidence.

Fight Night

S3 E7
Nov 15, 2002
A boxing champ dies in the ring after taking a brutal beating from his nemesis, but Grissom finds evidence that points to murder.


S3 E8
Nov 22, 2002
Catherine is called in by a pornographic-film developer to view graphic footage from a snuff movie in which a woman is brutally slain.

Blood Lust

S3 E9
Dec 6, 2002
A cab driver seems to run over a boy and is then beaten to death by a mob for racial reasons.

High and Low

S3 E10
Dec 13, 2002
Grissom, Warrick, and Nick investigate the case of man who apparently was murdered and pushed off a six story building.

Recipe for Murder

S3 E11
Jan 10, 2003
Grissom and Catherine investigate the grisly meat grinder murder at a slaughterhouse.

Got Murder?

S3 E12
Jan 17, 2003
Some bird watchers find a raven with a human eyeball in its mouth. Warrick and Grissom look into the circumstances of David's unusual and first autopsy.

Random Acts of Violence

S3 E13
Jan 31, 2003
Warrick investigates the drive by murder of a young girl in his old neighborhood.

One Hit Wonder

S3 E14
Feb 7, 2003
Catherine takes the point in the investigation of an escalating series of peeping tom incidents.

Lady Heather's Box

S3 E15
Feb 14, 2003
Anthony E. Zuiker says, 'This was the first time we did a 90 minute show. Lady Heather (Melinda Clarke) was supposed to just star in one CSI entitled 'Slaves of Las Vegas.' We liked her so much, along with her wandering eye for Grissom, that we brought Lady Heather back seven more times. Including our franchise finale 'Immortality Part 1 and 2.'

Lucky Strike

S3 E16
Feb 21, 2003
A man driving with a wooden stake in his head dies in front of a casino.

Crash and Burn

S3 E17
Mar 14, 2003
An elderly woman crashes her car into a crowded restaurant. One of the patrons is Sara's paramedic boyfriend. Grissom and Nick investigate the possible carbon monoxide murder of a woman in her home.

Precious Metal

S3 E18
Apr 4, 2003
Catherine, Nick, and Sara investigate a seemingly months old body found in the mountains.

A Night At the Movies

S3 E19
Apr 11, 2003
Grissom and Catherine investigate a movie-goer who was stabbed to death.

Last Laugh

S3 E20
Apr 25, 2003
Grissom and Catherine investigate the murder of a despised comic who died onstage, apparently after drinking from a tainted bottle of water.


S3 E21
May 2, 2003
The trampling death of a trainer by her horse aboard a private jet is investigated by Grissom, Catherine, and Nick. Sara and Warrick look into a Romeo and Juliet scenario in the desert.

Play With Fire

S3 E22
May 9, 2003
Grissom, Sara, and Nick investigate the murder of a woman in the press box of a high school stadium.

Inside the Box

S3 E23
May 16, 2003
A professional bank robbery leads to the death of a detective. While investigating the case, Grissom deals with his hearing loss and another CSI gets a personal revelation.