CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 3 (2002 - 2003)


Season 3
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

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Air date: Sep 26, 2002

The influence of the popular action film The Fast and the Furious hangs heavily over the first episode of CSI's third season. Catherine (Marg Helgenberger) and Nick (George Eads) investigate when the mutilated corpse of Jace Felder, a champion in the field of illegal street-racing, is found at an abandoned desert airstrip. Meanwhile, Grissom (William L. Petersen) probes the death of legendary poker player Doyle Pfeiffer, who appears to have suffered a heart seizure during a high-stakes card game.

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Air date: Oct 3, 2002

Famous film star Tom Haviland (Chad Michael Murray) is the primary suspect when a young Asian woman is found murdered in his bed. As Grissom (William L. Petersen) investigates, his findings are challenged by his old friend and mentor Philip Gerard (Raymond J. Barry). In fact, Gerard has been hired by Haviland's defense counsel to discredit the conclusions of the CSI in court. As it turns out, Grissom and his crew have made several significant errors -- but all this pales in the light of the episode's most startling revelation.

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Air date: Oct 10, 2002

Grissom (William L. Petersen) and Catherine (Marg Helgenberger) investigate when a wealthy couple, Calvin and Monica Newman, are found murdered outside the expensive Las Vegas house that they had hoped to sell. Suspicion falls on someone very close to the couple, as well as another person who at first seemed startled by the discovery of the bodies. Meanwhile, Sara (Jorja Fox) looks into the grisly death of teenage cheerleader Amanda Kirk, whose cannibalized body was found on a high school soccer field.

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Air date: Oct 17, 2002

During the annual convention of the International Organization of Little People, dwarf Lawrence Ames apparently hangs himself in his casino hotel room. Despite initial evidence pointing to suicide, Grissom (William L. Petersen) suspects foul play. Elsewhere, Catherine (Marg Helgenberger) investigates the murder of a woman found surrounded by electron equipment, apparently committed during a home invasion at the victim's ritzy Las Vegas townhouse.

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Air date: Oct 31, 2002

During the magic act of an illusionist known only as Zephyr (Tom Noonan), a young woman volunteer from the audience disappears in the magician's on-stage cabinet. Unfortunately, the disappearance is permanent, and traces of blood inside the cabinet lead Grissom (William L. Petersen) to suspect that the woman has been killed. The trail of clues leads to a mysterious and spooky mansion, owned by the family of the missing woman. And on another front, Catherine (Marg Helgenberger) is convinced that the apparent fatal drug overdose of rock star Gus Kenyon was actually a meticulously staged murder.

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Air date: Nov 7, 2002

Fifteen years after being convicted on evidence provided by then-rookie forensic specialist Catherine Willows (Marg Helgenberger), John Mathers (Victor Bevine) is scheduled to be executed for the murder of three college coeds. At the very last moment, Mathers gets a stay of execution, thanks to new DNA evidence. Already faced with the possibility that she condemned the wrong man, Catherine gets another shock when a new murder matching the M.O. -- and the DNA -- of the earlier killings takes place.

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Air date: Nov 14, 2002

Did middleweight boxing champ Laroi Steele die accidentally from the beating administered in the ring by his hated rival Javier Molina (Greg Serano)? Or was this accident actually premeditated murder? Grissom (William L. Petersen) leans decidedly toward the latter option. Meanwhile, Catherine (Marg Helgenberger) investigates the shooting of an L.A. gang member, while Nick (George Eads) looks into a violent jewelry-store heist.

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Air date: Nov 21, 2002

Catherine (Marg Helgenberger) investigates when the production of a "faked" snuff film results in the far-from-fake stabbing death of a young woman. Or did a murder actually occur? Clues are either vague or nonexistent, and Catherine finds herself running down a multitude of blind alleys. Meanwhile, Grissom (William L. Petersen) pieces together the evidence when an abandoned aluminum toolbox yields a human skeleton -- infested with imported fire ants.

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Air date: Dec 5, 2002

Momentarily distracted by his passenger, an Indian taxi driver (Anjul Nigam) apparently strikes and kills a young boy at a busy intersection. Grissom (William L. Petersen) is among those called on the scene when the driver is nearly beaten to death by an angry white mob, whose members claim that the cabbie was trying to flee the death scene. What begins as a hate-crime investigation deepens into a baffling murder mystery when Grissom discovers that the dead pedestrian didn't die from the impact of the cab, but had in fact been stabbed -- and gutted.

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Air date: Dec 12, 2002

While investigating the death of a grotesquely disfigured man who might or might not have been pushed off a six-story building, Grissom (William L. Petersen) begins experiencing hearing problems. It soon develops that Grissom is suffering from hereditary otosclerosis, which may eventually lead to total deafness. Elsewhere, Catherine (Marg Helgenberger) investigates the point-blank shooting of a man in the parking lot of the bar which he frequented.

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The series enters its third series with two significant additions to the cast lineup. A romantic interest is created for series regular Jorja Fox (Sara Sidle) 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 series' 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 series draws to a close, Grissom undergoes surgery to correct this problem, however the results of the operation remain unclear until the beginning of series four.


William L. Petersen
as Gil Grissom
Marg Helgenberger
as Catherine Willows
Gary Dourdan
as Warrick Brown
George Eads
as Nick Stokes
Paul Guilfoyle (II)
as Capt. Jim Brass
Jorja Fox
as Sara Sidle
Eric Szmanda
as Greg Sanders
Robert David Hall
as Dr. Albert Robbins
David Berman
as David Phillips
Jeffrey D. Sams
as Det. Lockwood
Archie Kao
as Archie Johnson
Christopher Wiehl
as Hank Peddigrew
Gerald McCullouch
as Bobby Dawson
Romy Rosemont
as Jacqui Franco
Wallace Langham
as David Hodges
Geoffrey Rivas
as Det. Sam Vega
Skip O'Brien
as Det. O'Riley
Madison McReynolds
as Lindsey Willows
Palmer Davis
as Margaret Finn
Joe Kelly
as Off. Metcalf
Larry Clarke
as Det. Dale Sulik
Tyler Christopher
as Billy Raddison
Elizabeth Mitchell
as Melissa Winters
Bobcat Goldthwait
as Michael Boland
Madison Mason
as Doyle Pfeiffer
Michele Green
as Jan Branson
Tom Noonan
as The Amazing Zephyr
William Mapother
as Doug Sampson
Charlie Hofheimer
as Kevin McCallum
Monique Demers
as Tanya Newman
Meredith Eaton
as Melanie Grace
Greg Serano
as Javier Molina
Richard Burgi
as Rick Weston
Doan Ly
as Jessie
Michael Gilden
as Lawrence Ames
Stephen Spacek
as Johnny Vane
Matt Winston
as Brian Kelso
Roma Maffia
as Adele Cross
Keith David
as Matt Phelps
Cyia Batten
as Kelly Goodson
Jeffrey Ross
as Dougie Max
Donna Wilson
as Nadine Miller
Raymond J. Barry
as Philip Gerard
Jon Sklaroff
as Punky Dillinger
Michael O'Keefe
as Daniel Easton
Scott Wilson
as Sam Braun
Taylor Handley
as Max Newman
Victor Bevine
as John Mathers
Gina Philips
as Raina Krell
Scott Macdonald
as Harold Haskins
Christina Chauncey
as Lori Hutchins
Tom Kuehl
as Ray-Ray Varney
Khalil Kain
as Jerome Anderson
James MacDonald
as John Ruark
Dwayne L. Barnes
as Gene Jaycobs
Megan Ward
as Audrey Hilden
Todd Stashwick
as Mark Bunin
Kaarina Aufranc
as Jessica Marcus
Beth Grant
as Sally Roth
Loren Lazerine
as Alex James
Jonathan Slavin
as Jason Banks
Lindsay Frost
as Marjorie Westcott
Rachel Shumate
as Mandy Kirk
Daniel Hagen
as Joe Damon
Colton James
as Charlie Easton
Ricky Aiello
as Referee
Shawn H. Smith
as Travis Phelps
Joseph Mazzello
as Justin Lamond
Bryan Collen
as Bartender
Michael Welch
as Todd Branson
Devon Gummersol
as Reed Ramble
Melinda Clarke
as Lady Heather
Cameron Daddo
as Rick Walters
Patrick Fabian
as Rhone Confer
Damara Reilly
as Lita Gibbons
Blumes Tracy
as Gus Kenyon
Pamela Gidley
as Teri Miller
Finn Carter
as Mrs. McCallum
Phil Fondacaro
as Kevin Marcus
Chanel Gaines
as Aimee Phelps
Eric Stonestreet
as Ronnie Litra
Rick Worthy
as Dr. Stewart
Mahershala Ali
as Tombs' Security Guard
Matt DeCaro
as Coin Dealer
Peter Dobson
as Anthony Haines
Nancy Yoon
as Kim Hsu
Michael McLafferty
as Jack Jarvis
Lawrence Monoson
as Toby Arcane
Phe Caplan
as Charlene Roth
Ron Canada
as Gerry Barone
Sam Hennings
as Pete Banson
Rebecca Boyd
as Kelly Easton
Tom Virtue
as Doctor
Timothy Carhart
as Eddie Willows
Jennifer Aspen
as Mrs. Ramsey
Anjul Nigam
as Rajeeb Khandewahl
Blake Adams
as Willy Reddington
Jeff Perry
as George Stark
Linda Kim
as Tonya
Laurie Fortier
as Janine Wood
Dahlia Salem
as Elaine Alcott
Brandon Kirsch
as Officer Almada
Lori Rom
as Hostess
Michael Lawson
as Toby Wellstone
Salvator Xuereb
as Keith Castle
Sal Lopez
as Enrique
Joey Slotnick
as Marty Gibson
Jim Rash
as Todd Nyquist
Wade Williams
as Mitch Bowers
Blair Williamson
as Randy Traschel
Allison Smith
as Nanci Linden
Susan Walters
as Meredith Michaels
Tushka Bergen
as Samantha Dean
Sarah Lancaster
as Mrs. Mercer
Ian Somerhalder
as Tony Del Nagro
Maury Sterling
as Anders Molyneau
Marty Rackham
as Mack Ramsey
Christina Christian
as Kenisha Jones
Tom Gallop
as Stark's Attorney
Max Martini
as Jason Kent
Cliff De Young
as Mr. Del Nagro
Hallie Lambert
as Susie Spiegel
Kata Dobó
as Chloe Samms
Linden Ashby
as Det. Wolfe
Viola Davis
as Marla Campbell
Marc Lynn
as Clyde Hinton
Bob Gunton
as Director Robert Carvallo
Rick Fitzgerald
as Randy Watkins
Melissa Marsala
as Serena Chase
Marta Martin
as Suzi Bergh
Peter Holden
as Augie Heitz
Richard Biggs
as Jerome's Attorney
Dar Dixon
as Davidoff Orfin
Jack McGee
as Road Manager
Darren Pettie
as Ross Halpo
Bryan Friday
as Rick Midgen
David Packer
as Hugo Karlin
David Fogg
as Lord Create
Ryan Cutrona
as Art Krieger
Catherine MacNeal
as Grissom's Doctor
David Starzyk
as Fred Stearnes
Alimi Ballard
as Sound Engineer
James Sutorius
as Sillmont Health Insurance Rep
Maggie Wheeler
as Female Comic
Luis Antonio Ramos
as Jesus Cardenas
Greg Dohanic
as Young Man
Wayne Pére
as Painter
Chris Crotty
as Bouncer
Jack Galle
as Dwyane Gallo
David Lee Smith
as Cody Lewis
Chris Payne Gilbert
as Peter Berguland
Ian Anthony Dale
as Trey Buchman
Joe Ochman
as Man #2
Jill Noel
as Jill Frommer
Rebecca McFarland
as Kimberly March
Lee Garlington
as Kathy Frommer
Matthew Lang
as 1st Off. Clark
Jeff Kober
as Roger Wilder
Tracy Middendorf
as Bridget Willis
Nicole Paggi
as Nicole Exmoor
Kimberly Huie
as Lola Creighton
Kim Gallingham
as Vanessa Arnz
Larry Thomas
as Convenience Store Clerk
John Goodwin
as Psychiatrist
Chris J. Johnson
as Chuck Darwell
David Meunier
as Barry Lawrence
Rib Hillis
as Croix Richards
Raymond Cruz
as Miguel Dorado
Arielle Kebbel
as Blonde Teen
Christopher Gehrman
as Adam Masters
Arlene Malinowski
as Signing Student
Cameron Mathison
as Danny Pasqualle
Gary Carlos Cervantes
as Molinda's Chief Trainer
Tim Mikulecky
as Claude Allen
Tom Lagleder
as Firefighter
Olivia Friedman
as Alyssa Jamison
Edward Edwards
as Mr. Darwell
Barry Sigismonde
as Police Officer
Amy Pietz
as Rebecca McCormick
Shayne Anderson
as Bouncer #1
Nate Bynum
as Black Reporter
Michael Riley
as Steven McCormick
Todd E. Slayton
as Paramedic
Mary Jo Mrochinski
as Ms. Karpell
Iva Hasperger
as Linda Damon
Cheryl McWilliams
as Mrs. Confer
Dawn Marie Church
as Jewelry Store Manager
Carl Paoli
as Jimmy Mauer
Rainn Wilson
as Female Employee
C.C. Carr
as Female Reporter
Nicole Basanda
as Rachel Krandall
Ty Upshaw
as Uniform
Jamal Clark
as Security Guard
Tomiko Fraser
as Tall Party Girl
Hilary Shepard Turner
as Mrs. Del Nagro
Erik Scott Smith
as Timmy McCallum
Samuel Ball
as Zed Kiner
John Dixon
as Tom Krandall
Sandra Lee Gimpel
as Diane Lambert
Justin Cooper
as White Reporter
P.B. Hutton
as Teacher
as Woman Cleaner
William Winter
as Joey Watson
Corinna Harney-Jones
as Girl Gone Wild
Charley Rossman
as Off. Beltran
Sandra McCoy
as Hot Chick
Don Mirault
as Ken Murdock
Frank Patton
as Stick Player
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  • Jan 06, 2015
    There wasn't one episode I didn't like!

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