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Inside the Box
WriterCarol Mendelsohn,
Anthony E. Zuiker
DirectorKenneth Fink
Original AirdateMay 15, 2003
Previous Episode: Play with Fire
Next Episode: Assume Nothing

Inside the Box is the twenty-third episode and season three finale of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.


Grissom and his team have to investigate the shooting death of one of their own at a bank robbery. For Catherine, the case becomes very personal when her family friend Sam Braun is brought into the investigation. Meanwhile, Grissom's hearing is interfering with his work and he finally takes a step to counter it.


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Main Cast

Guest Cast

  • Scott Wilson as Sam Braun
  • Romy Rosemont as Jacqui Franco
  • Gerald McCullouch as Bobby Dawson
  • Jeffrey D. Sams as Cyrus Lockwood
  • David Berman as David Phillips
  • Michael Shamus Wiles as Rob Rubio
  • David Selburg as Benny Murdock
  • Emilio Rivera as Bank Robber #1
  • Christie Lynn Smith as Jimmy's Mother
  • Scott DeFoe as SWAT Leader
  • Tripp Law as Bank Robber #2
  • Jimmy 'Jax' Pinchak as Boy
  • Paul Joseph as Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Dennis Looney as SWAT Officer (uncredited)
  • Lonnie Paul as SWAT Officer #1 (uncredited)
  • Toni Wynne as Vivian Verona (uncredited)

Major Events

  • Catherine learns that Sam Braun is actually her biological father.
  • Grissom decides to undergo surgery in hopes of correcting his hearing problem.
  • This episodes marks the final appearance of Detective Lockwood, because he was shot to death by a sniper during a bank robbery, trying to save a woman and her child.


  • Like Her by Ed O'Brien.

See Also

CSI:Las Vegas Season 3
Revenge is Best Served ColdThe Accused is EntitledLet the Seller BewareA Little MurderAbra-CadaverThe Execution of Catherine WillowsFight NightSnuffBlood LustHigh and LowRecipe for MurderGot Murder?Random Acts of ViolenceOne Hit WonderLady Heather's BoxLucky StrikeCrash & BurnPrecious MetalA Night at the MoviesLast LaughForeverPlay with FireInside the Box