|Writer||Sunil Nayar & Marc Dube|
|Original Airdate||November 15, 2004|
|Previous Episode: Crime Wave|
|Next Episode: Pirated|
"Speed Kills" is the eighth episode of the Season Three.
A murder investigation takes Horatio and the team into the world of speed dating. Richard Laken is found killed by a tire iron outside a lounge following an evening of speed dating. The team discovers his car is covered with acetone, which traces back to one of the female guests. She reveals that she dated Laken and he dumped her, so she doused his car with nail polish remover for revenge, but she didn't kill him. Now, when Horatio and the team learn that Laken recently witnessed a serious assault at a Miami Heat basketball game, they are on the hunt for two perps instead of one.
- Ryan witnesses an autopsy for the first time.
- Delko reveals that Speed was the one responsible for hazing him when he first joined the team.
- Mark Devine as Richard Laken
- Deborah Zoe as Kelley Sloane
- Susan Walters as Mary Kinnan
- John Ales as Mike Tibbetts
- Debi Mazar as Rebecca Briggs
- Marcus Chait as Chad Gilbert
- Scott William Winters as Fred Kinnan
- Vanessa Bell Calloway as Tonya Washington
- Bradley White as Stanton Hayes
- Steve Cell as Jack Webster
- Boti Bliss as Maxine Valera
- Brian Poth as Tyler Jenson
- "Duckpond" by Midwest Product
- "Motown Coppers" by Fila Brazilia
- "Just Like a Man" by Way Out West