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Inside The Box

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Series: 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation'
Episode Title: 'Inside The Box'
Episode Number: 0323
Synopsis: "Things get personal for the CSIs in the top-rated series' third-season finale, which explores the intersection of the investigators' work and their personal lives. Three masked bandits steal a safe-deposit box from a Las Vegas bank in a daring daytime heist, during which Det. Lockwood is killed. Lockwood's death provides Grissom and his crew with added incentive to find the murderous culprits. But the case really hits home for Catherine when the evidence leads to casino owner Sam Braun, who is like a father to her. Also, Grissom's hearing gets progressively worse and he seeks out Dr. Robbins for help."

Original Airdate: May 15, 2003
Rerun: September 11, 2003
Fan Rating: 7.8/10 (Full Poll Results)
Nielsens Rating: 15.4/24 (Full Report)


Written By: Anthony Zuiker & Carol Mendelsohn
Directed By: Danny Cannon

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  • "Inside The Box" will see "two gargantuan secrets revealed one to a character, one to the audience about one of the characters", according to executive producer Anthony Zuiker. (April 15, 2003 - CSI Files)

  • Location filming starts April 28 in Las Vegas. (April 15, 2003 - CSI Files)

  • Detective Lockwood will reportedly be shot during a bank robbery. (April 25, 2003 - CSI Files)

  • Grissom is rumoured to undergo an operation to correct his hearing. (April 25, 2003 - CSI Files)

  • Reportedly contains a "stunning" revelation about Catherine. "A shocking personal detail comes to the surface while she investigates a bizarre bank robbery that resulted in a detective's death." (May 01, 2003 - CSI Files)

Poll Results

How would you rate 'Inside The Box'?
9-10 44.7% - (68 Votes)
Wasn't able to see it 18.4% - (28 Votes)
7-8 15.7% - (24 Votes)
5-6 11.1% - (17 Votes)
1-2 4.6% - (7 Votes)
3-4 3.9% - (6 Votes)
Didn't want to see it 1.3% - (2 Votes)

Total Votes: 152


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