CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 3, Episode 13

Random Acts of Violence (30 Jan. 2003)

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A little girl dies in her bed when her house is bombarded with bullets from an automatic gun. Her father and brother are unharmed. Warrick knows the family and lets his emotions rule his ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Willows (credit only)
Sara Sidle (credit only)
Matt Phelps
Gene Jacobs (as Dwayne L. Barnes)
Serena Chase
David Packer ...
Hugo Karlin


A little girl dies in her bed when her house is bombarded with bullets from an automatic gun. Her father and brother are unharmed. Warrick knows the family and lets his emotions rule his objectivity by immediately assuming a suspect to be guilty. This leads to a tragic conclusion for the victim's father and the suspect. Nick works on the case of a dead computer geek in a sealed room with only one exit. His three employees who were working on the other side of the door are all suspects. Written by Ploy P.

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Catherine Willows and Sara Sidle didn't appear in this episode. Nick as rarely seen in this first few seasons work alone. See more »


When Nick and the other guy are walking into the Hypertrix Lab, the dark window at the back of the room reflects the camera and crew members. More specifically when the credit "Co-Producer Elizabeth Devine" appears on the screen. This is evident because only two people are walking, and more than two people walking are reflected in the glass. See more »


[about a suspect in a case that is personal to Warrick]
Warrick Brown: This guy's been in Matt's house.
Gil Grissom: What is this?
Warrick Brown: [holds up a trophy] Matt's team won this three years ago.
[picks up another]
Warrick Brown: This trophy was given to the rec center last year. I found all this stuff in Jacobs' car.
Gil Grissom: Well, if this is evidence, it needs to be tagged and cataloged.
Warrick Brown: This is the same guy who shot Matt's daughter in the head and he's walking around laughing at us.
Gil Grissom: Can you prove that?
Warrick Brown: What is this? I've been putting guys away like ...
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »


Written by Sting
Performed by Bauchklang
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