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Lucky Strike
WriterEli Talbert,
Anthony E. Zuiker
DirectorKenneth Fink
Original AirdateFebruary 20, 2003

Lucky Strike is the sixteenth episode of the third season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.


Catherine and Warrick try to find evidence when Isaiah, the 5-year-old son of a professional basketball player, is kidnapped. Meanwhile, Grissom and Nick investigate when a man stumbles out of his car and dies from a wooden stake lodged in the back of his head.


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Main CastEdit

(Credit order)

Recurring RolesEdit

  • Jeffrey D. Sams as Detective Cyrus Lockwood
  • Joseph Patrick Kelly as Officer Joe Metcalf (credited as Joe Kelly)

Guest StarsEdit

  • Dwayne Adway as Tavian Tombs
  • Tracy Middendorf as Bridget Willis (credited as Tracy Lynn Middendorf)
  • Leslie Silva as The Nanny
  • Mahershala Ali as Tombs' Security Guard (credited as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
  • Cameron Daddo as Hotel Manager
  • Sam Jaeger as Kevin the Bellman
  • Loren Lazerine as Alex James
  • Christina Christian as Kenisha Jones
  • Tequan Richmond as Tramelle Willis-Tombs
  • Alexandra Lee as Josie Willis (credited as Alexandra Victoria Lee)
  • Jimm Giannini as Joe McPherson
  • Steffon Sam Jr. as Isaiah Jones-Tombs
  • Angela Casassa as Blonde at Black Jack Table (uncredited)


As said by Grissom, Many people didn't leave because of account of a kitchen fire, but in the aftermath, many people died, still at the tables or slot machines.

Episode TitleEdit

  • Lucky Strike, comes from one of the more historically popular brands of cigarettes dating from 1916. It relates, from before that, to gold prospecting, and encountering a valuable "strike" by chance rather than knowledge or experience.


  • When Nick and Grissom enter the mine, they turn on their flashlights. In the camera angles facing them, they have medium sized flashlights, but in the shots looking at them from behind, they have very large sized flashlights.


Nick: There's a sucker born every minute.
Grissom: Yep, and they all come to Vegas.

Grissom: Bats are like bees, Nick. Don't bother them and they won't bother you.
Nick: Let's not bother them. I mean it.

Nick (to Grissom): Feces?
Grissom: Yep.
Nick: Under the fingernail?
Grissom: Yep.
(Nick looks up with pained expression)
Nick: He wiped his own ass?
Grissom (laughs): No, Nick, it's not human. It's scat. Could be from a bat.
Nick: Bat scat.
Grissom: Bat guano.

Featured MusicEdit

  • Get Free by The Vines.
  • No Sugar Mama by The Von Bondies.

See AlsoEdit

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

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