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Cold Case

2003-2010 Ended/Cancelled
 
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Show Summary
The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she's assigned "cold cases" -- older crimes that have never been solved.

Jerry Bruckheimer ("CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Without a Trace"), Jonathan Littman ("CSI," "Without a Trace") and Meredith Stiehm ("ER") serve as executive producers.
Main Cast
N/ADaniel Pino
as Scotty Valens [S 1-6]
N/AJeremy Ratchford
as Det. Nick Vera [S 1-6]
N/AJohn Finn
as Lt. John Stillman [S 1-6]
 
N/AJustin Chambers
as Chris Lassing [S 1-6]
N/AKathryn Morris
as Det. Lilly Rush [S 1-6]
 
N/AThom Barry
as Det. Will Jeffries [S 1-6]
N/ATracie Thoms
as Kat Miller [S 3-6]
Recurring Cast
Bonnie Root as A.D.A. Alexandra Thomas [S 4-5] (6)
Kenny Johnson as Joseph Shaw [S 3-4] (5)
Meredith Baxter as Ellen Rush [S 3-4] (5)
Sonja Sohn as Toni Jameson [S 4-5] (5)


Premiered on Network:
CBS in US

Also known as:
Caso abierto
Delitti irrisolti
Todistettavasti syyllinen
Affaires classées

Genres: Drama

Language: english  Runtime: 60 mins

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Plot
1x01 - Look Again:
Kathryn Morris stars as Philadelphia homicide detective Lilly Rush, who investigates long-unsolved crimes, otherwise known as Cold Cases. In the pilot episode, Lilly investigates a 1976 case involving a teenage girl who was beaten to death on a tennis court during a party at a plush estate. A maid to a wealthy family, Bonita Jakarta (Lillian Hurst), claims she witnessed the murder of teenager Jill Shelby (Kate Mara). Now dying of cancer, the maid who remained silent, wants the killer brought to  [...] (More)
1x02 - Gleen:
The fiancé of a fireman (DeLane Matthews) asks Lilly to help prove that a convicted felon, about to be paroled on an unrelated crime, is responsible for the murder of the fireman's first wife. The Young mother was killed by a homemade bomb packed in a laundry-detergent box shortly before she was to testify in court against a man who exposed himself to her.
1x03 - Our Boy Is Back:
Lilly gets a mysterious letter that points to the return of a multiple rapist who stopped, leaving no trace in 1998. The letter mentions that the predator plans to return, and Lilly must find a way to stop him before he attacks another woman.
1x04 - Churchgoing People:
Lilly re-investigates the case of a murdered church organist (John Walcutt), when his alzheimer's-stricken widow (Isabella Hofmann) begins having flashbacks of the night in question. Lilly's investigation has both Mitchell's son, Ryan (Jimmi Simpson), and daughter, Tina (Daisy McCrackin), demanding Lilly close the search.
1x05 - The Runner:
After a drug addict (Dee Freeman) brings in an audio tape she found on which a fatal shooting is heard, Lilly reopens a 1973 murder case involving the death of a 21-year-old rookie cop(Cory Hardrict). The young officer was shot three times in the chest while responding to a call at a drug-infested housing project. Also on the tape are the victim's final words "Runner! Runner! Runner!"
1x06 - Love Conquers Al:
A petty crook, Ricky (Tim deZarn), hoping to get a reduced sentence, relates witnessing a young man washing blood out of his car the night a teen track runner was murdered. The young athlete, Paige Pratt (Summer Glau), was found shot, and her boyfriend Al Clarkson (Doug Kruse)was originally imprisoned for the crime.
1x07 - A Time to Hate:
Lilly investigates the case of Daniel Holtz, a college baseball player who was found beaten to death in an alley behind a gay bar in 1964. Daniel's mother comes to Lilly in the hope that his killer can be brought to justice before she dies. Lilly discovers the maltreatment gay victims received in the 60's, when her investigation discloses that it may have been a policeman's nightstick that made the lethal blows.
1x08 - Fly Away:
When a young woman, Rosie (Laura Regan), wakes up from a coma, Lilly re-opens the fall in which her 6-year old daughter Toya (Aynsley Lemon) died. Things get complicated when the mother remembers very little of that night, and Lilly feels especially motivated to find the killer, as Rosie was povertal and living on welfare, reminding Lilly of her own past, and giving her an emotional bond to Rosie.
1x09 - Sherry Darlin':
Lilly gets an anonymous phone call from a man claiming he killed an elderly woman back in 1989 and buried her body in the basement of a house. When Lilly checks the dwelling, a body is recovered, but the alleged murderer refuses to identify himself.
1x10 - The Hitchhiker:
Rush reopens the 1997 murder of a 20-year-old college student who, while hitchhiking home after a big gambling win in Atlantic City, was taken into a wooded area and shot to death. The case is reinvestigated when a similar homicide takes place in Delaware and matches another one in New Jersey, prompting police to believe that a serial killer may be responsible.
1x11 - Hubris:
A college professor (Jeffrey Nordling ), who lost everything, his career, his family, his reputation, after being suspected of murdering one of his female students (Kaitlin Doubleday) in 1995, offers new information reguarding the case that he hopes will clear his name. He believes the student's death is connected to a copycat murder of a prostitute. Rush investigates the woman who was killed and the men in her life in order to discover which one of them killed her.
1x12 - Glued:
Det. Stillman asks Lilly to re-open a case he couldn't solve, wherein an 8-year-old boy, Tim Barnes, was murdered in 1980. The prime suspects included a catholic preist, 3 glue-sniffing teenagers, one elusive suspect, and the boy's own parents.
1x13 - The Letter:
Rush and Valens re-open the case of a 25 year old black woman who was murdered in 1939 after the woman's granddaughter comes forward with new information. The woman was assumed to be a prostitute murdered by a john, but letters written by the victim indicate that she was afraid of a milkman.
1x14 - Boy in the Box:
The 1958 death of an unknown 6-year-old boy found in a field inside a cardboard box is reinvestigated after a small suitcase with the child's picture and his old cowboy hat is left in front of a church. The new probe reveals that the rowdy boy lived at a Catholic-run orphanage and was adopted two days before his suspicious demise.
1x15 - Disco Inferno:
Construction workers discover a skull with bullet hole under ruins of a disco club that burned in 1978. 22 people died in the fire. Rush and Valens come to the conclusion that the burning of the club was arson, meant to cover up a murder leaving them with not one, but 23 cold cases.
1x16 - Volunteers:
When the remains of a young black and and white woman are found under a building, Rush and Valens discover that not only did the 2 go missing in 1969, but that they may have been killed professionally for thier work in an underground abortion clinic.
1x17 - The Lost Soul of Herman Lester:
The 1987 murder of a high-school basketball phenom is reopened after the victim's son, also a top prospect, receives a phone threat that he'll be killed just like his dad was if he plays in the state-championship game. The caller includes information about the killing that is known only by the police. The investigation focuses on a disgruntled former player who was suspended from the team shortly before the murder.
1x18 - Resolutions:
Lilly investigates an unsolved hit-and-run accident from New Year's Eve 1999 that left a man dead, after a recovering alcoholic comes forward and claims she is the one who hit him. But the evidence points to the guy being murdered, not accidentally run down.
1x19 - Late Returns:
The shooting death of a man in his driveway is connected to the unsolved 1992 murder of a Democratic campaign worker whose lifeless body was thrown into a nearby river on election night. The investigation centers on the relationship the dead woman had with a present-day congressman. Apparently, the victim in the current homicide probed into the earlier slaying and discovered damning new evidence. Elsewhere, Lilly spies Kite flirting with a new ADA and gets jealous.
1x20 - Greed:
Rush and Valens reopen the 1985 murder of Charles Danville, a wealthy stock broker killed during an apparent car jacking gone wrong. As they investigate Danville's life, the detectives learn the married man was using his money and power to coax sex from young male brokers desperate to get ahead. While they initially suspect Stu Livermore, a former aspiring banker whose personal and professional life were destroyed by Danville, Rush and Valens discover more suspects in the case when they find out  [...] (More)
1x21 - Maternal Instincts:
Rush is called in to investigate a 14-year-old unsolved homicide of a woman who was murdered in front of her child. A court appointed psychologist approaches Rush regarding one of his clients, Sean, a troubled 17-year-old boy who's been lost in the foster care system since he witnessed his mother Rebecca's murder 14 years ago. The teen has recently been suffering intense nightmares about the incident and the psychiatrist asks Lilly to re-open the case to finally give Sean closure. As Rush and Valens  [...] (More)
1x22 - The Plan:
The 1999 drowning death of a military academy's swim coach, which was originally ruled as accidental, is reinvestigated after the homicide division receives a note that suggests it was murder. Back at the office, Valens searches for Elisa after she goes missing.
1x23 - Lover's Lane:
When DNA evidence reveals the wrong man has been serving time for the 1986 murder of a beautiful 15-year-old girl (Mae Whitman), Rush and Valens re-open the case and discover that the girl was the object of affection for several young and older men. The investigation initially leads to Mark Adams, Eve's former boyfriend. Though Mark professes his innocence and is eventually dismissed as a suspect, he's clearly still in love with Eve and has an immediate connection with Lilly, who bears a striking  [...] (More)
2x01 - The Badlands:
Lilly re-investigates a brutal triple homicide, the last case she worked before moving to the cold case squad. When the prime suspect proves to be innocent, Rush and the team re-open a 2003 triple homicide at a now-condemned restaurant in a blighted inner-city neighborhood. The diner had been a neighborhood oasis before the owners and their 17-year-old son were brutally murdered. The original crime scene was Rush's first case, but she was soon called off to join the Cold Case squad, leaving Vera  [...] (More)
2x02 - Factory Girls:
Lilly and the team reopen a case from 1943 involving the suspicious death of a World War II factory worker, Alice (Chad Morgan), who was found dead after an apparent accidental fall. A 60 year reunion of World War II female factory workers stirs up memories of the mysterious death. A friend of the deceased confides in Lilly that the death is not what it appears to be and begs her to dig deeper into the case. After several interviews, Lilly soon discovers that the women were not as innocent in 1943  [...] (More)
2x03 - Daniela:
Lily and Valens reopen a presumed homicide from 1979 in which a Jane Doe's blood-drenched shoes, underwear and sheets were found in a trash bag, but no body. The investigation begins when a battered wife accuses her husband of murdering a girl in 1979 and brings in an amateur film from the time that supposedly shows him committing the crime. As they investigate, they learn that the victim, a teenage runaway who panhandled in a rough part of town, was picked up by a couple of teenage boys who made  [...] (More)
2x04 - The House:
In 1968, Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison Concert was broadcast to millions of inmates across the U.S. That night, in the melee following the broadcast, an inmate was murdered and quickly disposed of in a prison outside of Philly. Lilly and the team re-open the case when human bones are found at the site of the now shuttered prison. When it turns out that the bones don't belong to the dead inmate, the team has to begin a new search for the person who was murdered at the prison 36 years before.
2x05 - Who's Your Daddy:
Det. Rush investigates the 1991 double murder of married illegal immigrants from Cambodia who were shot to death in thier apartment and found by thier 6-year old daughter. The now-teenage girl brings the case to Lilly after she discovers a bracelet once owned by her mother is for sale on the internet. The probe reveals that the parents had dark secrets unknown to thier daughter.
2x06 - The Sleepover:
Lilly reopens a 1990 murder case in which a prep-school girl was found dead in a local swimming hole, after a present-day victim with similar markings is discovered at the same place. The investigation reveals that the victim of the earlier crime was routinely tormented by a trio of classmates who invited her to a sleepover then night she was killed.
2x07 - It's Raining Men:
A man who first contacted AIDS in 1983 asks Rush and Valens to re-open the unsolved strangulation death of his former partner. When the team begin investigating the murder, they learn that the dead man was one of the early activists in the fight against AIDS and a relentless advocate for AIDS education in the burgeoning gay community. The team also learns that the victim was a member of a prominent family who disowned him due to his sexual orientation.
2x08 - Red Glare:
The 1953 murder of a white school teacher, a communist sympathizer who was involved in civil-rights issues, is reopened after the victim's youngest son asks for it to be reinvestigated. The probe reveals that the slain man was killed on the same day that the Rosenbergs were executed and was set to testify the next day before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Also, Lily's estranged sister (Nicki Aycox) unexpectedly shows up.
2x09 - Mind Hunters:
The headless torso of a woman who disappeared in 1985, on the same day she filed domestic-abuse charges against her husband, is found by hikers in a wildlife preserve. The investigation quickly leads to the grisly discovery of 8 more decapitated bodies, the victims of a serial killer.
2x10 - Discretion:
The 2000 murder of a prominent, ambitious Puerto Rican assistant district attorney is re-opened when the man's wife insists that recent reports of her husband's connection to a large amount of missing money at the time of his death are untrue. As Rush and the team investigate, they learn the victim was prosecuting a murder trial with a young Puerto Rican defendant whose conviction suddenly becomes suspicious.
2x11 - Blank Generation:
A cult member's suicide in l978 is re-examined by Rush in light of a new fatality. 26 years later, Beth still doesn't believe that her brother, Matthew, killed himself just days after his family hired a deprogrammer to rescue him from a cult. when she hears that the same deprogrammer has just been accused of killing a cult member while trying to deprogram him, she asks Rush to explore the circumstances Matthew's death. Meanwhile, Valens must deal with tragic news of his own.
2x12 - Yo, Adrian:
The deathbed confession of a boxing referee leads Rush and the team to reopen a case involving an over-matched fighter who died moments after a terrible beating in a 1976 bout, which clearly should have been stopped. As the detectives look into why the underdog boxer was essentially allowed to die in the ring, they discover several people with solid motives.
2x13 - Time to Crime:
After a murder weapon connected to the 1987 drive-by shooting of a little girl turns up, Det. Rush and her team re-open the case. The team slowly track back the gun's previous owners until the shocking original owner is finally revealed. Elsewhere, Det. Valens attempts to break things off with Christina before the truth reaches Lily.
2x14 - Revolution:
Rush and the team investigate the 1969 murder of a 19-year-old girl whose body was found in her boyfriend's apartment the day he fled to Canada to avoid fighting in Vietnam.
2x15 - Wishing:
When someone leaves drawings recreating an accident that killed a mentally disabled teen, it points the finger at the incident being murder.
2x16 - Revenge:
Lt. Stillman's priest informs him of a long ago confession where a man confessed being involved in the 1998 kidnapping of a 9-year old boy. The case is reopened with this new lead, and it turns out the truth is closer to home.
2x17 - Schadenfreude:
A man claims that he was wrongfully convicted of the 1982 murder of his rich wife. The case is reopened when the victim's rare ring is discovered worn by a recently deceased junkie.
2x18 - Ravaged:
A woman, who was romantically involved with Nick Vera in high school, claims that members of a fraternity might have been involved in her alcoholic sister's death in 1995. The victim's estranged husband and a bar owner are also viewed as potential suspects.
2x19 - Strange Fruit:
The unsolved 1963 murder of a black teenager, whose body was discovered by the then-young Will Jeffries, is reopened.
2x20 - Kensington:
The murder case of a young mill worker is re-opened when Rush learns that a recent parolee admitted to stealing money off the victim's body.
2x21 - Creatures of the Night:
A serial killer is to be released from a New Jersey prison based on a plea bargain made twenty-five years ago. Philadelphia homicide is asked to locate a potential crime committed while the killer was living in Philadelphia during the summer of 1977. A doorman was found strangled to death in a subway station in full uniform. The plot follows an evening at "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" involving the doorman, his girlfriend and the future serial killer. Valens received word from NYPD that his  [...] (More)
2x22 - Best Friends:
Rush and Valens re-open the 1932 case when a truck containing human bones is pulled from the Delaware River. Rush and Valens link the truck to a former prohibition era bootlegger and learn that the bones may belong to his sister, Rose, who unexpectedly went missing with the truck. As the case takes shape, Rush discovers that Rose took up company with a black girl who dressed and behaved like a man, named Billie. When forensics confirms the bones are not Rose's, Valens tracks her down and learns  [...] (More)
2x23 - The Woods:
The discovery of nine human skulls leads Rush (Kathryn Morris) back to George Marks, the serial killer she was unable to incriminate months earlier, and who walked away a free man. As the detectives reinvestigate his mother's murder from 1972, George is forced to emerge from hiding to face Rush again. This time, their very lives are at stake in their final showdown.
3x01 - Family:
When a young girl is contacted by a man claiming to be her father, Det. Rush and her team reopen a 1988 case of a teenaged boy, killed on the same night the girl was born.
3x02 - The Promise:
Lilly re-opens the case of young girl, an overweight college freshman named Laurie, who died in a fraternity house fire in 2004. The fire was deemed accidental at the time, but a cell phone photo e-mailed from the girl's phone just moments before her death prompts a closer examination.
3x03 - Bad Night:
The 1978 murder of a young man is re-opened after the victim's mother finds a letter suggesting that his death wasn't random.
3x04 - Colors:
Det. Rush re-opens the 1945 case of a baseball player, bludgeoned to death with his own bat.
3x05 - Commited:
In 1954, 9-year-old Otis Petrowski last saw his mother in a mental institution. Now over 50 years later, after the death of an elderly woman who had been using Otis' mother's identity, Det. Rush sets out to discover what happened to the boy's real mother.
3x06 - Saving Patrick Bubley:
When a mother of five loses her fourth son to gang violence, Lilly sets out the save the youngest, reopening one of her first cases on the homicide squad.
3x07 - Start-Up:
Lilly re-opens the 1999 case of a young, healthy woman who nevertheless died of a heart attack. In the late 1990's, she was briefly an Internet millionaire, but due to bad business decisions, her dot.com company eventually went bust.
3x08 - Honor:
When the identification tags of a Vietnam War veteran are found in an abandoned drug den, Det. Rush re-investigates the 1972 shooting of Carl, a former prisoner-of-war.
3x09 - A Perfect Day:
When a fisherman finds evidence of a young girl's death washed up on a shore in New Jersey, Lilly re-opens the 1965 case of 4-year-old child who had an abusive mother.
3x10 - Frank's Best:
The team re-opens the 2001 case of a robbed and murdered deli owner when the brother of the man convicted of the crime brings forth new evidence, suggesting the man may have been wrongfully accused.
3x11 - 8 Years:
Four close high school friends each went their separate ways in 1980. Eight years later, in 1988, one of them was murdered. The homicide team receives a tip about the murder, prompting a re-investigation of the case and an examination of the friends' lives, hopes and dreams after high school.
3x12 - Detention (a.k.a. All Apologies):
When a note connected to a supposed suicide is found, the team re-opens the 1994 case of a high-school kid who fell from the roof of the school building after having served detention. In 1994 the death was deemed a suicide, but the newly-found note indicates that the victim might have been fearing for his life.
3x13 - Debut:
Lilly re-opens the 1968 case of an 18-year-old girl who died -- apparently accidentally -- at the night of her debutante ball. Now her mother comes forth with new evidence when a local art dealer is accused of murdering his wife in the same manner the girl died.
3x14 - Dog Day Afternoons:
The case of a female bank teller shot to death in her work in 2000 is reopened when the same bank is robbed again by perpetrators wearing identical masks and equipped with identical weapons as six years earlier.
3x15 - Sanctuary:
The 1998 case of a female drug smuggler is re-opened. The woman was involved with Scotty at the time he was working undercover on a high-profile drug case, and he has been keeping it a secret from the team for all these years.
3x16 - One Night:
Lilly and the cold case team will have to decode the clues given by a twisted killer in order to save the life of a young boy who has been left to die alone. But first they must find the boy and for that they need to dig a little deeper into their own pasts.
3x17 - Superstar:
Lilly receives new evidence in the 1973 murder of a young female college tennis phenom, Andi, who beat the college's best male player, Fritz, in a high-profile match that might have cost her her life. Fritz had always been the main murder suspect since he had no solid alibi and had an axe to grind since his loss not only embarrassed him but also cost him major endorsement deals. Fritz was also known to lend Andi towels similar to the one found soaked in poison. However, Andi's huge success rubbed  [...] (More)
3x18 - Willkommen:
When a theater owner discovers a .38 slug in a piece of set furniture that is not being used as a prop, Lilly and Jeffries reinvestigate the 2002 case labeled the "Cabaret Murder," which involved the shooting of a local cabaret singer. In 2002, Dennis Hirschfelder joined a community theater as a cabaret singer, but on opening night he never made it to the stage to "break a leg." Instead, he was shot to death directly outside the backstage door. His murder was considered one of several shootings  [...] (More)
3x19 - Beautiful Little Fool:
Lilly re-opens the 1929 case of a woman found dead in a ravine on Christmas Day when the victim's great-granddaughter comes in asking for help. Meanwhile, Lilly's estranged mother shows up, hoping to re-connect with her daughter.
3x20 - Death Penalty: Final Appeal:
The 1994 case of a raped and murdered 16-year-old girl is re-opened when Det. Jeffries gets a call from a prisoner on death-row -- scheduled to be executed in just three days.
3x21 - The Hen House:
The 1945 case of a murdered newspaper reporter is reopened when new evidence suggests that the woman was thrown in front of a passing train by someone she knew.
3x22 - The River:
When a new witness steps forward, Lilly and the team are prompted to re-open the 1984 shooting of a respected and beloved ER doctor who had a secret he had been hiding from his family.
3x23 - Joseph:
When a drug counselor's debit card is used one year after his death, Lilly and the team reopen the 2005 case. During the investigation, Lilly is strangely drawn to the victim, Joseph Shaw, a popular drug counselor who was killed two days before he was set to testify against one of his students. Lilly becomes so fixated on Joseph that she takes home a photo of him from the evidence and places it on her nightstand at home. Normally a "by the book" investigator, Lilly becomes so enthralled with  [...] (More)
4x01 - Rampage:
The 1995 case involving two teenage boys who committed suicide after going on a murderous rampage at the local mall is re-opened when evidence shows there may have been a third shooter. When a video tape of the shooting is discovered hidden in an air vent in the mall, Lilly and the team see that the third shooter managed to leave the crime scene pretending to be a survivor. Now, Lilly and the team must retrace the lives of the teenage boys and the events that led up to that fateful day, and  [...] (More)
4x02 - War At Home:
The 2004 case involving the disappearance of a female Iraqi war vet is re-opened when her prosthetic arm is found in a river. When Dana returned from the war she was no longer the same person she had been. Dana fought in Iraq for 93 days with her close friend, Tommy, who lost a leg, and Frank, who lost his life when their vehicle came under attack. Dana returned home as a hero to the community but not to Frank's widow, who is the number one suspect in Dana's disappearance. Meanwhile, Scotty pays  [...] (More)
4x03 - Sandhogs:
When the bones of a man found in a subway tunnel are identified as a sandhog miner named Donavan who disappeared in 1947, Lilly and Valens believe that he may have been murdered. During 1947, the rumor mill was abuzz about why Donavan went missing. Maybe it was because of his attempt to unionize his fellow miners or his public affair that didn't sit well with the locals. There was a long list of suspects, including the owner of the mining company who wanted to stop the impending strike, and a  [...] (More)
4x04 - Baby Blues:
Charged with the emotional task of finding a baby's killer, Lilly re-opens the 1982 case involving a baby who died of SIDS under a cloud of suspicion. Lilly starts her investigation with the only people who were with the baby on the morning of her death -- the parents, Christa and Lee. First, Lilly gets Lee to admit to not wanting a second child. Then Christa admits to feeling stressed out with the demands of a new baby, along with being a working mother. Their older child, Devon, who was only  [...] (More)
4x05 - Saving Sammy:
Lilly re-opens a 2003 case in which an autistic boy's parents were shot in their car when Joseph brings her information that the boy might have seen the killer.
4x06 - Static:
The team re-opens the 1958 case of a local celebrity, a radio DJ nicknamed "The Hawk", when they discover his death was staged to look like a suicide.
4x07 - The Key:
When new evidence of a murder case from 1979 is found, Det. Jeffries – who then worked on the case as a rookie cop – sets out to find the killer, fulfilling the promise he made to the victim's daughter 27 years ago.
4x08 - Fireflies:
When a mailman is found dead in his home, several bags of undelivered mail are discovered, including a letter postmarked 31 years ago and is now a major piece of evidence in the 1975 case involving a missing girl. Lilly and the detectives learn that the missing girl, Melanie, was abducted from her bedroom window and her best friend's, Cherise, brother was the number one suspect. The case takes shape when postal workers from 1975 admit that they would not deliver mail to the Black families in  [...] (More)
4x09 - Lonely Hearts:
Lilly and the team delve into the world of a modern day lonely hearts club when a handsome man commits suicide while watching a tape of an unattractive woman whose murder went cold in 1989. The connection between the victim, Ramon, and the deceased, Martha, was a video dating service, the hunting grounds for a "Don Juan" who preyed on women unlucky in love. Lilly discovers that, once united, this unlikely couple left a trail of bodies behind them and that the woman, whose romance novel notions  [...] (More)
4x10 - Forever Blue:
Lilly and the team re-open the 1968 killing of a local cop suspected of being a homosexual. The word on the street is that Coop was involved in a drug bust gone bad, however, Lilly secures information that would lead her to believe that Coop was romantically involved with his partner, Jimmy, which did not sit well with the rest of the force. Lilly and the team must now open old wounds and track a killer, even if it is one of their own.
4x11 - The Red and the Blue:
When Jeffries' former partner shares new information regarding a case from 2000 involving the murder of a male singer, the case is re-opened and requires Lilly and a reluctant Scotty to travel down south. Lilly and the team delve into the world of country music when they travel to Knoxville, Tennessee to investigate the case and Scotty is less than thrilled to be joining, as he is not a big fan of country music or the South. The victim, Truck, was caught between women from two very different  [...] (More)
4x12 - Knuckle Up:
A video clip that shows a promising college bound young man who disappeared in 2006 involved in the underground subculture of bare-knuckle brawling is found on the Internet and Lilly reopens the case. The young man's sister, Alexa, found the video clip showing her brother, James, fighting for his life. Alexa assures Lilly that James was not the fighting type and was gearing up for college and a promising future before he vanished. Now Lilly and the team go into the cyber world to find out if,  [...] (More)
4x13 - Blackout:
Lilly and Scotty re-open the 1998 accidental death case involving a matriarch of a wealthy family when new evidence surfaces suggesting murder. Lilly and Scotty enter the picture-perfect world of the Williams family but soon discover that no family is perfect, especially this one. The once drop-dead gorgeous matriarch, Lauren (Mills), was stranded at her ex-husband's home during a snow storm along with her two children. However, when morning came, she was found face down in the pool and it was  [...] (More)
4x14 - 8:03 AM:
Miller re-opens a case from her undercover days that has haunted her for years involving the world of methamphetamine addiction on a mission to find the link between two murders that occurred at the exact same time. Miller and the team simultaneously investigate two murders, one involving a straight A student from Philadelphia's affluent Chestnut Hill and another of a young drug dealer from the projects. The link between them is methamphetamine. As the team delves deeper into the case, they learn  [...] (More)
4x15 - Blood on the Tracks:
When an accidental fire is found to have been caused by a bomb, Lilly and the team re-open the 1981 case involving the murder of a yuppie couple. As the case takes shape, Lilly discovers that the yuppie couple, Jack and Johanna, was hosting a college reunion for their tight-knit group of friends the weekend they were killed. As Lilly digs deeper, she uncovers the friends' ties to a '70s radical activist group and a secret from their past that drove the circle of friends apart, a secret so  [...] (More)
4x16 - The Good-Bye Room:
When an adopted woman, Barbara, comes to Lilly with information that her birth mother was murdered the day after she was born, the cold case team enters the world of unwed mothers and the maternity homes where they were hidden. Barbara always wanted to know more about her birth mother, Hilary, and begs Lilly to help her find closure. Lilly accepts the challenge and learns about the strangers Hilary was forced to give birth amongst, the people who tricked her into giving up her newborn and the  [...] (More)
4x17 - Shuffle, Ball Change:
When the body of a missing teenaged boy is found in a dumpster, the cold case team delves into the world of Kensington in the '80s and discovers the secret that got the boy killed.
4x18 - A Dollar, A Dream:
The plight of a homeless family living out of their station wagon becomes the cold case team's focus as they investigate the murder of a woman found at the bottom of a river
4x19 - Offender:
The cold case detectives must solve the rape and murder of a 6-year-old boy whose father is pushing one registered sex offender off a building every day until the cold case team solves the 20-year-old murder.
4x20 - Stand Up and Holler:
When an anonymous confession to the killing of a 16-year-old girl is found in a modern art exhibit, the cold case team enters the high-stakes world of high school cheerleading to solve the girl's murder.
4x21 - Torn:
The cold case team investigates the 1919 case involving the death of Frances Stone, a young girl living in a world that gave women few rights, something Frances wanted to change by any means necessary.
4x22 - Cargo:
The cold case team re-opens the 2005 case involving the murder of a longshoreman who inadvertently got in the middle of a profitable human trafficking ring lead by the Russian mob.
4x23 - The Good Death:
When a nurse confesses to six mercy killings, the cold case detectives re-open the 1998 case involving a terminally ill man who died under a cloud of suspicion.
4x24 - Stalker:
A hostage situation erupts and the cold case team must negotiate quickly before they lose one of their own.
5x01 - Thrill Kill:
Several weeks after being shot, Lilly returns to work and tries to convince Stillman and herself that she's emotionally ready to spearhead the re-opening of the 1994 case of three slain boys for which two teens may have been wrongfully convicted.
5x02 - That Woman:
After one of her tank tops is discovered in the wheel well of an abandoned van, the team re-opens the 1998 case of a reportedly promiscuous 15-year-old girl who was fatally beaten and found partially clothed
5x03 - Running Around:
After languishing in the Jane Doe category for a year until her sister came to look for her, the team re-opens the case of an Amish teen-aged girl who was murdered just weeks after leaving home for Philadelphia to experience rumspringa.
5x04 - Devil Music:
The team re-opens a 1953 murder case of a 19-year-old aspiring rock 'n roll star when new evidence suggests that he was killed in his uncle's five & dime shop and not behind the blues club where his body was found.
5x05 - Thick As Thieves:
An unidentified woman who has been in a coma since she was shot in 1989, dies. Her unsolved case is reinvestigated and it's learned that she was a grifter who had a male partner and many vengeful victims.
5x06 - Wunderkind:
The team re-opens the 1992 case of a 14-year-old inner-city math genius who was shot after his 16-year-old half-brother started using him for the illegal benefit of a local gang.
5x07 - World's End:
The team investigates the murder of a woman who made headlines in 1938 by vanishing the night of Orson Welles's "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast as her family prepared to outrun the "aliens."
5x08 - It Takes a Village:
The team hunts for a serial killer after a newly missing boy's body is found in a rented storage unit and the remains of three boys who vanished between 1999 and 2003 are consequently found in separate units issued under the same name.
5x09 - Boy Crazy:
As the team investigates whether a teenaged girl, who caused a stir by dressing and acting like a boy, was a victim of murder, and not suicide as was believed in 1963, they also brace for the outcome of Internal Affairs' investigation of Valens.
5x10 - Justice:
When "rapist" is written on the gravestone of a popular college student who was fatally shot 25 years ago, the team's murder suspects include several former co-eds who accused him of date rape.
5x11 - Family 8108:
While investigating whether a man's internment at a camp for Japanese-Americans in California during World War II had any bearing on his 1945 murder shortly after his release, Lilly also attempts to get Stillman to withdraw his retirement papers.
5x12 - Sabotage:
A bombing at a electronics superstore in 1999 is investigated due to the death of Curt Fischer, a manager at the store.
5x13 - Spiders:
Though a 17-year-old girl's abusive father is, at first, the team's primary suspect for her 1998 murder, they soon uncover that the victim ran off with a Neo-Nazi ex-con shortly before her slaying.
5x14 - Andy in C Minor:
After a substantial splatter of the blood of a popular deaf teen who went missing in 2006 is discovered in a storage room at the high school for the deaf he attended, the team attempts to find the boy's body and killer.
5x15 - The Road:
Lilly and Valens head to West Virginia to retrieve a primary suspect for the presumed 2007 homicide of a young woman who was abducted from the parking lot outside her engagement party.
5x16 - Bad Reputation:
When newfound evidence confirming the murder of an ex-con is discovered in the freezer of a drug dealer, the team sets out to find the man's killer.
5x17 - Slipping:
Lilly and her team set out to find a 1962 suicide victim's killer after the woman's granddaughter provides evidence that the suicide note was not written in her grand-mother's handwriting.
5x18 - Ghost of My Child:
The team investigates when a former drug addict insists she saw her son in a park three years after he allegedly died in an apartment fire.
6x01 - Glory Days:
Lilly and the team re-open the 1973 case of a murdered football player after new evidence surfaces that shows that he may have been killed earlier than originally thought.and that a steroid cover-up might have been involved.
6x02 - True Calling:
Rush and the team look into the death of an inner-city school teacher, originally thought to be a carjacking gone wrong, when a former student finds her car keys in an old desk.
6x03 - Wednesday's Women:
Rush and the team investigate the 1964 murder case of a young white woman who, under the guise of selling Tupperware, secretly traveled in a mixed group to Mississippi during Freedom Summer to bring supplies and help with the Freedom schools.
6x04 - Roller Girl:
Lilly and the team investigate the 1978 case of the death of a teenaged roller-skater who was found in a ravine when a new witness emerges with information that may or may not be true.
6x05 - Shore Leave:
Rush and the team investigate the case of a young Marine who was found dead after being AWOL on his last night of shore leave and discover that, on that night, he was trying to defend a fellow soldier.
6x06 - The Dealer:
Lilly and the team investigate the 1981 case of a missing single mother after her body is found in the trunk of a car, and soon discover that many of her co-workers at a seedy car dealership resented her.
6x07 - One Small Step:
Lilly and the team reopen the 1969 case of a murdered 12-year-old boy after a toy rocket bearing his name is given to the retired cop who worked on the case and was never able to let it go.
6x08 - Triple Threat:
Lilly and the team reopen the 1989 murder case of a young Russian opera singer who defected with her family before the Berlin Wall came down. Vera remembers the case well as he was a rookie at the police station where they sought political asylum.
6x09 - Pin Up Girl:
Lilly and the team re-open the 1953 case of a pin up girl when a fan's crime scene photo provides new and vital evidence .
6x10 - Street Money:
Rush and team reopen the 2005 murder case of a young African-American politician who vowed to rid the lower-class neighborhood he grew up in of drug dealers who prey on young kids.
6x11 - Wings:
Rush and the team investigate the 1960 case of a murdered stewardess and discover many hostile suspects who resented her trying to organize a stewardess union.
6x12 - Lotto Fever:
Rush and the team investigate the 2007 case of an auto mechanic who was murdered after he won eight million dollars in the state lottery. Also, Valens discovers there may be a big problem with his budding relationship with Frankie.
6x13 - Breaking News:
Rush and the team reopen the 1988 murder case of a young reporter when previously unseen footage of the woman is found indicating that she had an inside source at a plastics company who revealed that its employees were being exposed to asbestos.
6x14 - The Brush Man:
Rush and team reopen the 1967 murder case of a brush salesman when his remains are found at the bottom of a duck pond. They learn that he had a hidden past and that some people in his territory were afraid he would reveal secrets he knew about them.
6x15 - Witness Protection:
The team searches for a recently missing teenager while also investigating the five-month-old murder of the boy's father, both of whom were in a witness protection program as the father prepared to testify against a mob boss.
6x16 - Jackals:
The team reopens the 1976 case of a murdered 17-year-old after a newfound photo of her on the back of a motorcycle exposes her connection to a notoriously nefarious gang.
6x17 - Officer Down:
The team members try to curtail their emotions as they search for the person who shot both Jeffries and the elderly long-time owner of the corner convenience store Jeffries had entered on his way home from work with Vera.
6x18 - Mind Games:
The team tries to determine if a homeless and severely delusional paranoid schizophrenic killed his former psychiatrist by arson in 2004 - before dropping out of college and fully losing his grip of reality.
6x19 - Libertyville:
The team investigates the 1958 murder case of a newlywed Ivy League graduate who spearheaded the lucrative concept of developing suburban communities with affordable housing outside of Philadelphia, and Lilly makes time to dine with her father.
6x20 - Stealing Home:
The team looks into the murder of a former Cuban baseball star who escaped to the U.S. to provide for his family after the Cuban government fired him for talking to a U.S. sports agent. Meanwhile, the team plays their annual softball game.
6x21 - November 22nd:
The team reopens a 1963 murder case of a nomadic pool hustler when the long-hidden murder weapon is found during the renovation of a pool hall where the victim played days before his death.
6x22 - The Long Blue Line:
During the team's investigation of the 2005 murder of the first female cadet of a local military school, suspects abound as they discover how brutally she was treated from Day One by an array of resentful male cadets and school officials.
6x23 - Into the Blue:
As the team intensifies their quest to find the person behind the 2005 slaying of a female cadet, Rush relives painful memories of when she forged her own difficult path as the first female homicide detective in the Philadelphia Police Department.
7x01 - The Crossing:
The team looks into the 1966 shipboard murder of a young woman who, for decades, was believed to have rashly jumped overboard. Meanwhile, the trial against the military academy official who tried to harm Rush
7x02 - Hoodrats:
The team investigates the 1995 murder of a 17-year-old boy who left his dysfunctional home for the streets, where he started to make his mark as a skateboarding prodigy
7x03 - Jurisprudence:
The team reopens the 2004 case of a teen who was wrongly sent to a juvenile detention center where he was killed before Valens could make good on his promise to get him released. Meanwhile, Lilly reconnects with her former love, Saccardo
7x04 - Soul:
The team delves into the 1970 murder of a musician who tried to keep his involvement with the Philadelphia Soul scene a secret from his strict preacher father for whom he was an organist. Meanwhile, Lilly meets her teenaged step-brother, Finn.
7x05 - WASP:
The team looks into the 1944 murder of the top pilot from the WASP program, a pioneering group of civilian women who volunteered to fly non-combat missions for the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII. Also, Lilly becomes fixated on her nemesis, Moe Kitchener
7x06 - Dead Heat:
The team investigates the murder of an accomplished 45-year-old Mexican-born jockey who "disappeared" within hours of losing a race he'd long planned as his last before retirement
7x07 - Read Between the Lines:
The team explores the 1991 case of a 14-year-old girl, who, months after she and her sister were placed with new foster parents, was killed before she could establish herself as a gifted rapper within the local gang-infused Hip Hop community
7x08 - Chinatown:
The team reopens a 1983 case, originally investigated by Stillman, of a teenaged Chinese-American who was slain before he could obtain justice for his girlfriend who was killed by one of many bullets unleashed at a festival by Chinese gang members
7x09 - Forensics:
The team searches for the killer of a champion debater from humble means who was wrongly believed to have committed suicide after losing his first debate three months into his scholarship-funded schooling at a competitive top private high school
7x10 - Iced:
The team reopens the 1980 case of an ice hockey player who was murdered on his team's Philly ice rink the night the U.S. hockey team defeated the Soviet Union team in the Olympic games in Lake Placid
7x11 - The Good Soldier:
A Green Beret gets the team to re-open the murder case of his recruiter when he provides an alibi for the man believed to have been killed for stolen jewelry
7x12 - The Runaway Bunny:
Suspects abound in the 1974 murder case of a private investigator who, the team discovers, uncovered unfavorable things for - and about - his last few clients
7x13 - Bombers:
Newly discovered details about Valen's mother's mugger, a joint custody request from Miller's ex, and brewing legal hurdles for Rush from her arch-enemy (Moe) vex these three team members as they attempt to solve the 1983 murder of a graffiti artist
7x14 - Metamorphosis:
The team looks into whether a headline teenaged circus aerialist, who reportedly fell to her death by accident during a dangerous new act, was actually a victim of foul play. Meanwhile, Rush faces potential charges in another case
7x15 - Two Weddings:
While at a colleague's wedding, Jeffries impishly persuades the team to spend their time at the reception casually investigating whether the bride was responsible for killing her former fianc, whom they learn died hours after canceling the nuptials
7x16 - One Fall:
The team reopens the case of a dock worker who was moonlighting as an indy-circuit wrestler until he was shot dead in 1986, and Valens secretly looks into a lead on the man who mugged and raped his mother
7x17 - Flashover:
Realizing that the missing Vera has finally hit rock bottom, his worried team members hope that a new twist to a 2006 arson case, which he was secretly obsessing about in recent weeks, might supply leads to his whereabouts
7x18 - The Last Drive-In:
When ballistics tie a recent murder case of Rush's to a serial killer who was seemingly inactive for 27 years, a tough FBI agent with ties to Stillman shows up to enlist the team's aid in finding the killer who has eluded her for 30 years
7x19 - Bullet:
After determining the serial killer's identity - and some of his likely future targets - the team and the FBI work together to apprehend him while trying to locate and protect the people he's preparing to kill
7x20 - Free Love:
Rush and FBI agent Ryan Cavanaugh discover their attraction for one another while investigating the 1969 murder of a GI at Woodstock, and Vera helps his married ex-girlfriend, Megan, after sentimental jewelry is stolen from her home
7x21 - Almost Paradise:
Valens partners with Rush to locate her sister, who was abducted from her drug-littered motel room, and Jeffries tries to bring justice and closure to a long-suffering mother whose daughter's murder case has remained unsolved for 17 years
7x22 - Shattered:
Valens partners with Rush to locate her sister, who was abducted from her drug-littered motel room, and Jeffries tries to bring justice and closure to a long-suffering mother whose daughter's murder case has remained unsolved for 17 years
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