Cold Case Episodes

2003, TV Show

Cold Case Season 1 episodes

Lover's Lane Season 1, Episode 23

As the first season ends, Lilly reopens a 1986 case in which a 15-year-old girl was killed at a popular lovers lane: DNA evidence has revealed that an innocent man was convicted of the crime. The new investigation turns the spotlight on several men who were attracted to the teen and may have had motive to kill her. Eve: Mae Whitman. Mark: Benjamin Parrillo. Wayne: Larry Joshua. Tanning: Rob Moran. Larkin: Ronald Hunter. Rita: Ronne Troup. read more

The Plan Season 1, Episode 22

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. Cavanaugh: Robert Rusler. Creighton: Sam Witwer. Colonel: John Mahon. Elisa: Marisol Nichols. read more

Maternal Instincts Season 1, Episode 21

The 1989 murder of a young mother is reopened when the woman's teenage son, who witnessed the crime when he was 3 years old, is brought in for petty theft and starts talking. The investigation reveals that the boy's slain mom may not have been who she claimed to be. Valens: Danny Pino. Lilly: Kathryn Morris. read more

Greed Season 1, Episode 20

The 1985 murder of a corrupt stockbroker who swindled thousands of people out of their money is reopened after one of the dead man's protégés comes forward with new information, which he's willing to exchange for a lighter sentence now that he's in trouble with the law. He claims that shortly before the murder, he overheard one of the cheated investors threaten the broker, but the investigation reveals that several people wanted the man dead. Kite: Josh Hopkins. Jeffries: Thom Barry. read more

Late Returns Season 1, Episode 19

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. read more

Resolutions Season 1, Episode 18

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. Vera: Jeremy Ratchford. Jeffries: Thom Barry. read more

The Lost Soul of Herman Lester Season 1, Episode 17

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. Herman: Mehcad Brooks. Ronnie Jr.: Rick Kelly. Ray: Tyron Burton. read more

Volunteers Season 1, Episode 16

The bodies of a white woman and a black man who both went missing in 1969 are discovered wrapped in plastic under a building's foundation at a construction site. The investigation reveals the two were involved with an underground abortion clinic and may have been targets of the FBI. Vera: Jeremy Ratchford. Stillman: John Finn. read more

Disco Inferno Season 1, Episode 15

The body of a champion disco dancer who died in a 1978 club fire, along with 22 others, is found beneath the building's ruins, but with a gunshot wound to the head. The investigation reveals the fire was arson, intended to cover up the murder, and that there are several suspects who had both motive and opportunity. Benny: Conor Dubin. Rosen: Robert Maffia. Myra: Lorna Raver. Sonya: Amanda Wyss. Paul: Robert Cicchini. Doreen: Robin Riker. read more

The Boy in the Box Season 1, Episode 14

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. Sister Vivian: Samantha Eggar. Sister Grace: Autumn Reeser. Walter: Charles Noland. Arnold: Lyndon Smith. Roger: Garrett M. Brown. Gretchen: Molly Cheek. read more

The Letter Season 1, Episode 13

Lilly reopens the 1939 murder case of a 25-year-old black woman after the woman's granddaughter comes forward with new information about the crime contained in letters the victim wrote stating that she was afraid of a milkman. Sadie: Meta Golding. Blanche: Lillian Lehman. Arlene: Zoe Cotton. Manross: Lou Beatty Jr. Sarah: Leslie Silva. read more

Glued Season 1, Episode 12

Stillman asks Lilly to reopen a case he originally investigated in 1980 involving an 8-year-old boy who was murdered in an alley while heading home from a five-and-dime store. The probe centers on a priest and a trio of black teens, who may have threatened the boy. Murphy: Todd Waring. Johnson: Ray Campbell. Barnes: Michael McGrady. Noelle: Chelsea Field. Wilma: Emily Yancy. Tina: Jordan Wooden. Tim: Ridge Canipe. Father Declan: John Lawlor. read more

Hubris Season 1, Episode 11

A college professor, who lost his job and family after being suspected of murdering one of his students in 1995, comes forward with new information on the crime that he hopes will clear his name and allow him to regain his teaching position. He believes the student's death is connected to the recent murder of a prostitute who was killed in a similar manner. Minard: Jeffrey Nordling. Barbara: Lisa Dean Ryan. Holly: Kaitlin Doubleday. Monique: Elizabeth Greer. Gretta: Tressa Pope. Kite: Josh Hopkins. read more

The Hitchhiker Season 1, Episode 10

Lilly 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. Matt: Chris Beckwith. Blaine: Nathan Baesel. Royal: Frederic Lane. Medvedenko: Arthur Darbinyan. Henry: Rhino Michaels. read more

Sherry Darlin' Season 1, Episode 9

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. Hogan: Jake Bern. Sherry: Christina Cox. Krystal: Lois Hall. Brad: J.P. Pitoc. Dana: Sarah Buehler. Joan: Linda Castro. Burke: Steve Seagren. Meade: Brent Huff. read more

Fly Away Season 1, Episode 8

Lilly tries to solve a 2001 case in which a woman and her 6-year-old daughter mysteriously fell from an apartment window. The girl died, and the mother survived but lapsed into a coma. When the woman suddenly wakes up, she remembers little of that night except that someone was out to hurt them. Rosie: Laura Regan. Toya: Aynsley Lemon. Anita: Meera Simhan. Freely: Don McManus. Irene: Kathleen Gati. Angel: Christian J. Meoli. read more

A Time to Hate Season 1, Episode 7

Lilly reopens a 1964 homicide case in which a college baseball player who was homosexual was beaten to death outside of a gay club. The dead man's now elderly and ill mother, who seeks closure before she dies, is the reason the investigation is renewed. Lilly's probe soon turns up some disturbing evidence that indicates cops routinely raided gay bars in the 1960s and beat the patrons. Steve: Patrick MacManus. Helen: Barbara Tarbuck. Polk: Bill Henderson. Deborah: Kathleen Lloyd. Tinkerbell: Mark Nordike. read more

Love Conquers Al Season 1, Episode 6

Lilly gets a cocky new partner, Scotty Valens (Danny Pino), just as she reopens a 1981 homicide involving a 16-year-old female track star who was fatally shot. The investigation is renewed after a felon, who is trying to get a reduced sentence, tells officers he saw a student washing blood out of a car the night of the murder. Paige: Summer Glau. Al: Doug Kruse. Will: James DuMont. Bennett: Vincent Ventresca. Jane: Saxon Trainer. Ricky: Tim deZarn. Heidi: Isabelle Dahlin. read more

The Runner Season 1, Episode 5

Lilly reopens a 1973 murder case, in which a 21-year-old rookie cop was shot three times in the chest, after a drug addict brings in an audio tape she found on which the fatal shooting is heard. Also on the tape are the victim's final words “Runner! Runner! Runner!” Washington: Cory C. Hardrict. Butch: Matt Bushell. Sammy: Dee Freeman. Diane: Barbara Eve Harris. Runner: Rif Hutton. Gloria: Ophelia Turner. Jessica: Cheselka Leigh. read more

Churchgoing People Season 1, Episode 4

Lilly reopens a 1990 homicide, in which a church organist was found stabbed to death in his van surrounded by pornography and drugs in a seedy part of town, after the man's Alzheimer's-afflicted widow begins to have flashbacks about the night of the crime. Mitchell: John Walcutt. Caroline: Isabella Hofmann. Brian: Jimmi Simpson. Tina: Daisy McCrackin. Judy: Kerrie Keane. Jeff: Danny Oberbeck. Gil: Kevin McCorkle. read more

Our Boy Is Back Season 1, Episode 3

A serial rapist who terrorized the city five years earlier, leaving one woman dead, sends a letter to the detective squad letting them know that he is back and ready to strike again. Gail: Gwendolyn Whiteside. Larry: Christopher Shea. Bruce: Greg Zola. Nicole: Jenni Blong. Ellen: Bree Turner. Carl: Joel Bissonnette. Tania: Brooke Bloom. Caitlin: Brooke Swift. Bridget: Sarah Rosenberg. read more

Gleen Season 1, Episode 2

Lilly investigates a 1983 murder in which a 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. Vera: Jeremy Ratchford. Stillman: John Finn. Lilly: Kathryn Morris. read more

Look Again Season 1, Episode 1

Lilly probes the 1976 murder of a teenage girl, who was beaten to death on a tennis court during a party at a plush estate, after an eyewitness comes forward with new information. Todd: D.W. Moffett. Eric: Michael Reilly Burke. Melanie: Lisa Waltz. Evelyn: Elizabeth Franz. Jill: Kate Mara. Bonita: Lillian Hurst. read more

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Premiered: September 28, 2003, on CBS
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: A nail-biter from Jerry Bruckheimer revolves around Philadelphia homicide detective Lilly Rush, whose investigation of long-unsolved crimes is driven by the belief that 'people shouldn't be forgotten.'

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