Season 3

Episode Guide - CSICSI Season 3 Episode Guide
This CSI Season 3 Episode Guide provides a synopsis of the plot, characters and scenes for each episode. Help contribute to the episode guides by filling in any missing info or adding video or music from the episode.


| Season Summary
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| Season Highlights
  • Grissom begins to lose his hearing
  • The Blue Paint Killer is introduced
  • David Hodges joins the lab as a Trace Analyst
  • An explosion in the lab leaves Greg in the hospital and injures Sara
  • A bank robbery results in the death of Detective Cyrus Lockwood
  • Catherine discovers Sam Braun is her biological father using the lab to determine paternity.
  • Grissom goes in to have surgery done on his ear.
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| 301 | Revenge is Best Served Cold
Season 3 - CSICatherine and Nick investigate street racing after one of the drivers is found dead out in the desert at an abandoned airstrip. Back in town, Grissom and his crew look into the death of a poker player who suffered a violent convulsion in the middle of a high-stakes game with three others. As always, things aren't what they seem.
| 302 | The Accused is Entitled
Season 3 - CSIGrissom and his team investigate a crime involving a popular actor; one woman is dead in his hotel suite and another is missing. They must perform under not only the media spotlight, but also under the scrutiny of Grissom's mentor, Dr. Philip Gerard, who uses his knowledge of Grissom and the other CSIs to discredit their evidence in his role as hired expert for the defense.
| 303 | Let the Seller Beware
Season 3 - CSIGrissom and Catherine investigate the murder of a wealthy couple who are found outside of their home, which was up for sale. Meanwhile, Sara probes the death of a cheerleader who is found eviscerated on a soccer field, her organs having been ingested by her killer.
| 304 | A Little Murder
Season 3 - CSIGrissom 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. Across town, Catherine is attacked at a crime scene where a man was murdered during what appears to have been a home robbery.
| 305 | Abra Cadaver
Season 3 - CSIGrissom, Warrick, and Sara investigate when a woman vanishes while taking part in a magician's act. The primary suspect is the magician. Catherine and Nick investigate the apparent overdose of a rock star.
| 306 | The Execution of Catherine Willows
Season 3 - CSIFifteen 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. When bodies turn up at the school, killed in identical manners, it's thought the killer might actually be on the loose.
| 307 | Fight Night
Season 3 - CSIA 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.
| 308 | Snuff
Season 3 - CSICatherine is called in by a pornographic-film developer to view graphic footage from a snuff movie in which a woman is brutally slain. Grissom investigates an ant covered body that's been dead over a year.
| 309 | Blood Lust
Season 3 - CSIA cab driver seems to run over a boy and is then beaten to death by a mob for racial reasons. When Grissom arrives on the scene, he discovers that the teen has been eviscerated and has stab wounds, but shows no signs of having been struck by the cab.
| 310 | High and Low
Season 3 - CSIGrissom, Warrick, and Nick investigate the case of man who apparently was murdered and pushed off a six story building. Grissom's involvement is cut short by renewed hearing problems. Catherine looks into the murder of a man outside of his regular bar.
| 311 | Recipe for Murder
Season 3 - CSIGrissom and Catherine investigate the grisly meat grinder murder at a slaughterhouse. Warrick and Sara look into the apparent suicide of a troubled young woman.
| 312 | Got Murder?
Season 3 - CSISome bird watchers find a raven with a human eyeball in its mouth. This eventually leads our CSIs to a divorced man and his 2 children but not much else. Warrick and Grissom look into the circumstances of David's unusual and first autopsy. This takes them to a car dealership where the man worked.
| 313 | Random Acts of Violence
Season 3 - CSIWarrick investigates the drive by murder of a young girl in his old neighborhood. The girl's father is a friend and mentor of Warrick's as well. Warrick struggles to control his emotions to the point where Grissom pulls him off of the case. Nick tackles the murder of a computer company employee. The only supects are the three other employees in the building.
| 314 | One Hit Wonder
Season 3 - CSICatherine takes the point in the investigation of an escalating series of peeping tom incidents. The crew is racing to stop the attacker before his crimes become more serious assaults. Meanwhile, Sara reopens the dormant case of her friend, a district attorney. The DA is facing surgery to remove a bullet she got in an attack that killed her husband three years prior.
| 315 | Lady Heather's Box
Season 3 - CSIWarrick and Grissom investigate the death of a man found at a foam party. Nick works on the case of a man found dead in his home. Catherine and Grissom investiate the death of a women who was involved with the aforementioned two men, all of which lead to Lady Heather. Catherine desperately tries to find out where her missing daughter and ex-husband are. Sara eventually takes over the case.
| 316 | Lucky Strike
Season 3 - CSIA man driving with a wooden stake in his head dies in front of a casino. Grissom and Nick work to discover the 'vampire" killer. Warrick and Catherine hunt for the killer of a NBA star's 5 year old son.
| 317 | Crash and Burn
Season 3 - CSIAn 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.
| 318 | Precious Metal
Season 3 - CSICatherine, Nick, and Sara investigate a seemingly months old body found in the mountains. Discovery of the man's identity lead the team to the world of robot wars. Warrick and Grissom look into the case of a man found murdered in an alley. Complicating their efforts, the medical examiner "lost" the body for 11 days. Greg helps this case by doing some undercover work.
| 319 | A Night at the Movies
Season 3 - CSIGrissom and Catherine investigate a movie-goer who was stabbed to death; the team comes to a forensic impasse while processing a teenager who died from a gunshot wound.
| 320 | Last Laugh
Season 3 - CSIGrissom 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. 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.
| 321 | Forever
Season 3 - CSIThe 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.
| 322 | Play with Fire
Season 3 - CSIGrissom, Sara, and Nick investigate the murder of a woman in the press box of a high school stadium. They arrive less than an hour after the woman's death. Catherine and Warrick try to determine the cause of an explosion in the DNA lab of CSI that seriously injures a lab tech. The personal lives of our characters come into play in this episode.
| 323 | Inside the Box
Season 3 - CSIA 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.


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