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Cold Case

Seasons: 7
Episodes: 156
User ratings: 22,076
Average rating: 7.6

Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she's assigned "cold cases" -- older crimes that have never been solved.

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Look Again
A pretty, teen joins a rich clique at school. She draws the attention of several of the guys. At one of their parties, she was found beaten-to-death on the tennis court in 1976.
User ratings: 324
Average rating: 7.8
Lily re-investigates a 1980's murder where a young housewife was blown up by a bomb in her backyard. Meanwhile, the victim's now-grown daughter is bothering a pervert whom she believes is the killer, but is he?
User ratings: 237
Average rating: 7.7
Our Boy Is Back
When a serial rapist sends a letter to the squad announcing his return to Philadelphia after five years, the team re-investigates the 1998 murder of a college student who was believed to be one of his victims.
User ratings: 185
Average rating: 7.7
Churchgoing People
Lily looks into a man's murder that led to the dissolution of a religiously-involved family, but she finds something fishy about every member of the former household.
User ratings: 219
Average rating: 8.0
The Runner
The team reopen an unsolved case about a young policeman was murdered in 1976, Joe Washington, who are involved in a drug case at dangerous zone.
User ratings: 180
Average rating: 7.6
Love Conquers Al
A petty thief, hoping for a reduced prison sentence, relays information pertaining to the night in 1981 when a high school track runner was fatally shot, placing doubt on the guilt of the man now serving a life sentence for the crime.
User ratings: 203
Average rating: 7.8
A Time to Hate
The team investigates a 1964 case when a young college student was killed outside a gay bar.
User ratings: 269
Average rating: 8.5
Fly Away
After two years in a coma, a mother wakes in the hospital. Rosie hardly remembers the night she and her daughter were thrown out of a window, killing her daughter. Lily and Scotty look into the case and find a whole nest of bad secrets.
User ratings: 245
Average rating: 8.4
Sherry Darlin'
A man calls Detective Lilly Rush to confess that he murdered his grandmother in 1989 and buried her in the basement of his old house.
User ratings: 186
Average rating: 7.6
The team is searching for as suspected serial killer. The murders started with a young man who was hitchhiking home from the casino after winning $3000. They have little to go on other than a boot print.
User ratings: 153
Average rating: 7.4
A young college girl had been killed several years earlier and laid out in a pond. The college professor, with whom the girl was having an affair, was always suspected but there was nothing solid to go on. Another girl is killed the same way.
User ratings: 171
Average rating: 7.8
Lilly looks into one of Lt. Stillman's old cases, involving the death of an 8 year old boy killed on his way home from the corner store.
User ratings: 164
Average rating: 7.9
The Letter
A 25-year-old woman was found raped and suffocated in a boarding house for "colored women" in 1939. Written off as a prostitute murdered by a john, Sadie's death made her daughter ashamed of her heritage. After her mother's death, the granddaughter asks Detective Rush to find the truth. Few contemporaries survive, and the crucial DNA evidence must be obtained from Sadie's exhumed body's fingernails.
User ratings: 196
Average rating: 8.4
The Boy in the Box
The team investigates a 1958 case where a dead 6-year-old boy wrapped inside a box was discovered in a field. The previous investigation developed no leads in determining the identity of the boy. However, new evidence suggests he may have lived at a nearby Catholic orphanage.
User ratings: 235
Average rating: 8.2
Disco Inferno
The team investigates a 1978 case where 22 people were killed in a fire at a popular disco after new evidence shows that one of the victims was shot before the fire.
User ratings: 187
Average rating: 7.8
Excavation of a building erected in 1969 reveals two skeletons, one black male, one white female. Remains of clothing and ID's lead to a revolutionary group during that Summer of Love. The couple were volunteers who were taking pregnant girls to receive abortions from an activist physician just before they disappeared. Rush and her team must sort out many possible suspects and motives: jealous boyfriends, racism, rumored FBI informers, and the ALF (Afrikaner Liberation Front) among others.
User ratings: 190
Average rating: 8.0
The Lost Soul of Herman Lester
An up and coming basketball player on the way to making it big is found dead on a street playground. Was it a street robbery gone bad, an overly competitive player who wanted his slot or something else?
User ratings: 158
Average rating: 7.7
An alcoholic comes in and tells a tale of a hit and run. She is sure that she killed him when she drove drunk on New Years eve.
User ratings: 138
Average rating: 7.6
Late Returns
A man is found shot to death in his driveway. The team re-open a 1992 murder of a young woman, a Democratic worker, who went missing after leaving a political event on Election night.
User ratings: 152
Average rating: 7.4
Facing federal charges induces an inside trader to broker another trade: information about a unsolved murder for a lesser charge/sentence. Though it does not pan out, it leads Rush and Valens to a tangled web of deception, drugs, stock swindles, sexual harassment, manipulation and enough suspects to keep them all busy sorting out trash from truth.
User ratings: 150
Average rating: 7.6
Maternal Instincts
This case was from a woman's murder in 1989. The case is reopened in 2004 when the witness gets in trouble with the law and is a juvenile delinquent and arrested several times. The witness was her three-year old son on the night of his birthday. The son remembers red and yellow balloons, a train, and the name Bobby. The team investigates the case. They discover things that don't add up. Lilly attempts to drill some sense into the juvenile and brings up part of her past.
User ratings: 156
Average rating: 7.8
The Plan
The Team gets an anonymous letter saying the 1999 accidental death of a swim coach at a military academy was the result of a carefully orchestrated plot.
User ratings: 182
Average rating: 8.1
Lover's Lane
In 1986, a teenage girl was raped and stabbed to death in a popular lovers' lane. A man was arrested and convicted for the crime, based on circumstantial evidence. When the case is retried using modern DNA technology, he is proven innocent and Lilly and her team set out to find the real killer.
User ratings: 177
Average rating: 7.8
The Badlands
The triple murder of a couple running a restaurant and their employee is reopened when it is revealed in court that the man who was originally charged with the crime was robbing a store at another location at the time of the murders.
User ratings: 169
Average rating: 7.9
Factory Girls
The detectives reopen a World War II era case of a female factory worker who died at work from what was believed to be an accidental fall.
User ratings: 180
Average rating: 7.5
Lilly and Scotty are confronted by a battered woman whose pervert husband filmed a super 8 snuff film back in 1979 of a young girl presumably being shot.
User ratings: 264
Average rating: 8.6
The House
Outside a prison, the bones of an inmate who tried to escape during the broadcast of Johnny Cash's prison concert in 1968 are found in an old underground escape tunnel. Suspiciously, that inmate was supposedly killed inside the prison at another time...
User ratings: 160
Average rating: 8.2
Who's Your Daddy
Lilly meets a teenage girl named Kara whose parents were shot point-blank back in '91 and offers to reopen their murder files.
User ratings: 161
Average rating: 7.9
The Sleepover
A young woman, with similar markings, is strangled to death near devil's pond. The team re-opens a 1990 murder of a 12-year-old prep school girl at the home of a troubled teen.
User ratings: 244
Average rating: 8.6
It's Raining Men
Lilly and Scotty reopen the 1983 cold case of an openly gay young man who tried to bring attention to the AIDS epidemic, much to the fear of the rich, closeted men he associated with.
User ratings: 186
Average rating: 8.2
Red Glare
The team investigates the murder of a school teacher in 1953 whose case wasn't very well investigated since he believed in integration.
User ratings: 135
Average rating: 7.8
Mind Hunters
The Cold Case team is assigned to a very disturbing case of a sinister serial killer who kidnaps women and whacks off their heads - and he might be closer to home than they realize.
User ratings: 209
Average rating: 8.6
The team investigates the 2000 slaying of an up-and-coming Connecticut prosecutor who was about to try a high profile murder case. The early investigation discovers that prior to his death he seemed to have been heavily distracted by something.
User ratings: 131
Average rating: 7.9
Blank Generation
A deprogrammer of sects victims is accused of murdered, so the sister of a teenager that committed suicide in 1978, treated by the same man, asks Lilly and the team for help: she now suspects that her brother could be murdered then, too. Besides, Valens receive devastating news.
User ratings: 154
Average rating: 7.9
Yo, Adrian
An underdog boxer dies from a knock-out on a fight that should have been called by the referee and the boxer's corner. The plot was deeper when the team re-investigates this cold case.
User ratings: 149
Average rating: 7.7
Time to Crime
A citywide incentive "guns for shoes" program causes a weapon to turn up that had been used in a 1987 drive-by killing of a little girl in a park. The team attempts to discover who had possessed the gun through the many hands it had since crossed while also investigating who may have been the intended target.
User ratings: 153
Average rating: 7.9
Detectives Rush and Valens reopen a murder case from December of 1969 after serving an arrest warrant to a draft dodger who claims he is innocent of murdering his girlfriend.
User ratings: 144
Average rating: 8.0
The early 1990's death on the railroad tracks of a mentally handicapped teenager is reopened. Drawings depicting the incident surface which indicate it may not have been an accident as originally believed.
User ratings: 221
Average rating: 8.5
After a young boy drowns, the team investigates.
User ratings: 141
Average rating: 8.0
The team investigates the early 1980's murder of a surgeon's wife. The husband had been convicted of the murder and was thought to have committed it for insurance money. The couple was under financial pain as a result of the doctor being sued for malpractice after he accidentally caused the death of one of the family's best friends on his operating table. However, new evidence found on a dead junkie with a past connection to the victim causes the case to be reopened.
User ratings: 126
Average rating: 7.6
Back in 1995, an alcoholic barmaid is found dead from a blow and exposure in freezing snow overnight outside the bar where she worked. She struggled to get her life on track including AA. There's plenty of potential culprits. This is a richly textured cold case and a good mystery.
User ratings: 146
Average rating: 8.1
Strange Fruit
Jeffries reopens a 1963 case in which he, as a child, found the body of a 16-year-old African American boy who had been planning to attend Martin Luther King's March on Washington.
User ratings: 177
Average rating: 8.5
An optimistic young mill worker is murdered months after the mill closes.
User ratings: 131
Average rating: 7.5
Creatures of the Night
A theater usher is murdered while his girlfriend dances at the Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Lilly tries to pursue the killer.
User ratings: 186
Average rating: 8.3
Best Friends
An old truck is found in a river with human remains inside, leading the team to re-open the case of a girl who disappeared in 1932. When the girl's former best friend is interviewed, questions arise: just best friends, or forbidden love?
User ratings: 331
Average rating: 8.9
The Woods
When a serial killer resurfaces after walking away from his convictions, Lilly unravels his childhood, which was filled with abuse, rape, murder and insanity, and he follows her every move.
User ratings: 208
Average rating: 8.6
After a teenage girl who was dumped in the garbage by her parents 17 years earlier is approached by a man claiming to be her father, the team re-investigates the hit and run death of her father, Jimmy in 1988.
User ratings: 148
Average rating: 7.9
The Promise
Lilly reopens the case of an overweight film student who was subjected to a cruel 'Hog Scale prank' at a fraternity party, after which she mysteriously died in a fire.
User ratings: 179
Average rating: 8.4
Bad Night
Lilly reopens the 1978 case of Angus, a young boy who was killed soon after a car accident that paralyzed his friend around the time the slasher film Halloween was released.
User ratings: 144
Average rating: 8.0
Clyde Taylor, after winning the 1945 All-Star game for the Negro League (against the majors' All-Stars), was beaten to death with his own bat outside the stadium. Taylor became a legend as the one who might have been chosen to break the "color line" in the major leagues. Jefferies' nephew challenges his uncle's cold case team to solve the crime now sixty years old ("What if it had been Babe Ruth?"). Envious, hostile white players and greedy Negro League owners, as well as the complications of a white girlfriend, are pieces of the puzzle.
User ratings: 133
Average rating: 8.1
A former mental patient named Betty Petrowski dies. The woman's only child, her son Otis, is called to identify the body and finds it is not the body of his mother. Det. Rush and her colleagues begin the search for Otis' real mother.
User ratings: 144
Average rating: 8.2
Saving Patrick Bubley
Brothers are being killed one by one as they grow to their teens. Flashbacks show how the family enjoyed Thanksgiving together until the killings started and the mother got addicted to drugs.
User ratings: 170
Average rating: 8.2
In the nineties, business school graduates Scott and Amy start up a computer health care business called Lionstaff, but Amy dies of a heart attack soon after and Lilly reopens the case.
User ratings: 134
Average rating: 7.6
The team investigates the murder of a former POW who was killed days after coming home from the Vietnam War.
User ratings: 143
Average rating: 8.1
A Perfect Day
The remains of a small girl are found under a bridge. The story goes back to the 60's and turns out the girl has a twin sister still alive. A sad family story begins to unravel.
User ratings: 266
Average rating: 8.9
Frank's Best
The friendly owner of a local grocery store is murdered and Lilly reopens his case, finding that Frank was having issues with his rebellious son, his son's trashy friend Stump and his employee, Ricardo.
User ratings: 121
Average rating: 7.8
8 Years
The music of Bruce Springsteen provides the perfect accompaniment to this story of four young friends with modest dreams and the detours they take along the way. Clem was shot dead in 1988, and the Cold Case team follow up on his murder by tracking his friends' lives, forcing the survivors to review their life choices.
User ratings: 162
Average rating: 7.7
An emo high school boy supposedly kills himself in 1991 and Lilly reopens his case, learning of the dark secrets he was keeping with three other outcast students during their detention together.
User ratings: 230
Average rating: 8.5
The Cold Case team investigates a 1960's case of a young d├ębutant who fell to her death. They also discover that the girl's mother was very traditional and expected her daughter to follow order.
User ratings: 148
Average rating: 7.8
Dog Day Afternoons
A sweet, wallflower who works at a bank is courted by a Lothario bank robber who informs her that his crew is robbing her bank. Her love for him is to motivate her to assist them with key knowledge they need for the bank safe. On the day of the robbery, with a change of mind, she pushes the silent alarm which is seen by her lover, sealing her fate. When the same bank is robbed by similarly masked gunman again, it looks like the bank was struck twice by the same robbers, though years apart. The team is convinced there must have been an 'inside man'.
User ratings: 130
Average rating: 8.0
The Cold Case team investigates the case of a woman who was disemboweled violently by an unknown killer - a woman Scotty knew from his undercover years.
User ratings: 123
Average rating: 7.9
One Night
During a slow night at the P.P.D., it turns out to be anything but when a pitiful man shows up with a dirt-encrusted shovel, claiming to have just buried somebody alive.
User ratings: 189
Average rating: 8.2
Young Andi Simmons was a talented tennis player when she won a "Battle of the Sexes" exhibition match against an older student back in 1973, but she was found strangled the next morning. Was the killer her opponent, who'd had his pride hurt by losing to a girl? Her jealous rival on the woman's team? The demanding coach or Andi's more demanding father? The detectives take a new look at the clues.
User ratings: 128
Average rating: 7.7
Four years after the slaying, the Cold Case team investigates the murder of a cabbie-turned-actor who was shot to death outside the community theatre on opening night...
User ratings: 141
Average rating: 7.6
Beautiful Little Fool
It was 1929 and vivacious, plucky Violet Polley was a promising singer and songwriter attempting to support herself. She draws the attention of affluent Nick Bartleby. Initially scoffing his attentions, his charm wins her over. The difficulty of the depression and its affect on his family's wealth had him overwhelmed. When Violet Polley shows up with the baby carriage of little Rose, their love child, at the family mansion requesting assistance or marriage. She and baby were cruelly rebuffed by him. Violet is bludgeoned to death within minutes outside the Bartleby's mansion and hidden in the bushes. No one was prosecuted. Also there at that time was a pretty theatrical lover of Nick's who had come around to being more cordial to Violet. Hearing the baby Rose's cries she rushed outside, seeing no one, snatched her and raised her.
User ratings: 171
Average rating: 8.2
Death Penalty: Final Appeal
A corrupt cop's suicide leads to new questions about an old murder, challenging Detective Jeffries' belief that the man on death row for the crime is guilty -- and also putting Jeffries on a collision course with an arrogant ADA.
User ratings: 176
Average rating: 8.6
The Hen House
The "accidental" death of a woman newspaper columnist in 1943 is solved when old newspaper files indicate that maybe "Hey Lo" was murdered by a Nazi officer posing as a Dutch Jew.
User ratings: 149
Average rating: 8.1
The River
A successful and loved emergency room doctor's case is reopened and Lilly learns that his life was rapidly becoming unmanageable thanks to his gambling addiction.
User ratings: 146
Average rating: 7.7
Orlando is killed in 2005 in a house for chemical-addicted teens after he is beaten by a fellow patient. Joseph, the supervisor, catches Corey beating Orlando, but can't save Orlando. Two months later, right before Joseph is to testify against Corey, Joseph is found to have been killed at home by a shotgun blast through his door. The obvious suspect, Corey, was in jail at the time of the murder, so the detectives work to solve the open case, which involves good intentions, poor choices, and entanglements for Lilly.
User ratings: 172
Average rating: 8.2
A 1995 mall shooting spree, in which two teenagers killed and wounded several people before committing suicide, is reopened when it is found that there may be a third person involved.
User ratings: 398
Average rating: 8.9
The War at Home
The discovery of a prosthetic arm in the river leads detectives to look into the case of a woman in the National Guard who went missing shortly after returning from a tour of duty in Iraq, where she lost an arm. Detectives learn she had trouble fitting back into civilian life.
User ratings: 163
Average rating: 8.1
A mining cave-in was no accident that left John Donovan's lifeless body amongst the rubble. A tragic end to a young man and dashed hopes of his beloved.
User ratings: 149
Average rating: 7.7
Baby Blues
The team investigates an unsolved death of a baby girl who supposedly drowned, and they realize that any one of a long list of suspects could be a killer.
User ratings: 132
Average rating: 7.4
Saving Sammy
The case is reopened of an autistic boy whose parents were both shot and killed while picking up Chinese takeout. Meanwhile the boy's near-adult sister, Ruby, wants custody of him.
User ratings: 210
Average rating: 8.4
The 1958 death of an influential and popular disc jockey is reopened when it becomes clear it was not a suicide as originally believed.
User ratings: 157
Average rating: 8.1
The Key
The team reopens a 1979 murder of a schoolteacher when new evidence, including a key-chain belonging to a man with whom the victim had been having an affair, turns up in the wooded area where the body was found. The investigation soon discovers that the relationship was not kept a secret from anyone, including both of the spouses and their children.
User ratings: 164
Average rating: 7.8
The case of a little girl who was seemingly abducted from her bedroom in the mid-seventies is reopened.
User ratings: 198
Average rating: 8.7
Lonely Hearts
A handsome con-artist commits suicide as an awkward and overweight woman's dating-service tape, which eventually resulted in a relationship, plays on his VCR. The team then reopens her 1989 murder.
User ratings: 161
Average rating: 7.9
Forever Blue
The murder of a cop in 1968 is reopened when a dying jailbird makes a deal with the police in order to get released earlier and tells them that he found drugs in the victim's car.
User ratings: 433
Average rating: 9.0
The Red and the Blue
When the murder weapon used in the 2000 murder of country singer, Truck Sugar is found, Lilly must travel to Tennessee with a reluctant Scotty in tow to re investigate the case.
User ratings: 157
Average rating: 7.7
Knuckle Up
Lilly reopens the 2006 case of a college-bound man's disappearance.
User ratings: 130
Average rating: 7.9
The team investigates the 1996 death of an abrasive, wealthy woman during a power blackout at a family gathering in her former husband's home.
User ratings: 163
Average rating: 8.1
8:03 AM
The team re-investigates the case of Skill Jones and Madison Reed, two teenagers who were fatally shot in different parts of town on the same day in 2002, at precisely 8:03 AM.
User ratings: 141
Average rating: 7.8
Blood on the Tracks
When remnants of a bomb are found during remodeling of an old house, the team reopens the case of a married couple who died there in 1981, in what was thought to be an accidental gas leak.
User ratings: 125
Average rating: 7.9
The Good-Bye Room
Lilly and crew investigate the events at a now abandoned home for unwed mothers that led to the death of a patient and the adoption of her infant.
User ratings: 209
Average rating: 8.4
Shuffle, Ball Change
The skeleton is found of a sixteen year old who wanted to become a dancer, against the wishes of his grocer/father and wrestler/brother.
User ratings: 279
Average rating: 8.8
A Dollar, a Dream
After seven years, the body of a missing woman who had been living in her car with her two daughters is discovered in that car at the bottom of a lake.
User ratings: 214
Average rating: 8.2
A man forces Lilly's team to reinvestigate his son's murder-rape in 1987 by pushing a sex offender off a roof and promising to systematically kill one person a day until the case is solved.
User ratings: 138
Average rating: 8.2
Stand Up and Holler
When an anonymous confession to the murder of a 16-year old cheerleader is found in a modern art exhibit, the team reopens her case.
User ratings: 195
Average rating: 8.3
Lilly and her team investigate their oldest case yet, the murder of a woman who was killed in 1919. They soon learn that she may have been murdered because of her activism for woman rights.
User ratings: 147
Average rating: 7.9
The FBI asks the team to reopen a case involving the 2005 murder of longshoreman Mike Chulaski, whose death might be related to a Russian human-trafficking ring the FBI is trying to bring down.
User ratings: 135
Average rating: 7.9
The Good Death
The detectives discover that nine years ago a terminally ill man actually died of a morphine overdose before the disease could take him.
User ratings: 146
Average rating: 8.2
When a teenage girl wakes up from a coma, the team reopens the murder of her family. Soon, they find out that she was being stalked by a man calling himself "Romeo".
User ratings: 184
Average rating: 8.4
Thrill Kill
In 1994, three little boys are murdered in a swimming pool, and everyone blames the two grunge kids from the low-class part of town. Years later, Rush reopens the case after one of the convicted kids takes his own life.
User ratings: 179
Average rating: 8.1
That Woman
The team reopens the 1998 homicide of a 15-year-old high school girl, with a reputation for being promiscuous, after a piece of her clothing is found.
User ratings: 189
Average rating: 7.9
Running Around
The detectives reopen the 2006 case of a murdered Jane Doe when relatives and friends identify her as an Amish teenager who went missing in Philadelphia during her Rumspringa.
User ratings: 158
Average rating: 8.1
Devil Music
The team investigate the case of Bingo Zohar, a young rock n'roll singer who was murdered in 1953, when the rock is rising.
User ratings: 156
Average rating: 8.0
Thick as Thieves
The Detectives try and solve the case of a woman who died after being in a coma for 18 years.
User ratings: 120
Average rating: 7.6
The case of a young, inner city math genius killed in 2002 is re-opened after his half-brother releases some information about the slain victim.
User ratings: 121
Average rating: 7.6
World's End
The discovery of human remains in the bottom of a well leads to the reinvestigation of the case of a housewife who went missing during Orson Welles' radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds".
User ratings: 156
Average rating: 8.2
It Takes a Village
The discovery of a dead body in a storage facility reveals the presence of a serial killer who has killed four African-American boys over the course of a few years.
User ratings: 126
Average rating: 8.0
Boy Crazy
Samantha Randall, prefers to go go by the name of 'Sam' and also prefers to dress like a boy. But in high school circa 1963 that just is not done. She runs afoul of both the guys and girls at school as well as teachers and administration. Rebellious and determined to be herself, she's labeled a lesbian. The truth is much more complicated, and the events that lead to her death was a part of the hysteria of the times regarding gender.
User ratings: 250
Average rating: 8.5
Lilly's team re-investigates the 1982 murder of a man who was killed after being accused of date rape by several female college students.
User ratings: 165
Average rating: 8.2
Family 8108
Subsequent to his 30-days away from the office, Stillman submitted retirement papers and Lilly and staff pleads with him to withdraw them. This case is regarding a Japanese-American man who served time in a California internment camp. After moving his family to Philadelphia he was murdered in 1945.
User ratings: 158
Average rating: 8.3
PPD had decided a serial bomber had died or moved on when 5 years passed with no bomb fatalities in Philadelphia, but a pilot was seriously injured in a sports club by a bomb with identical characteristics. He tells Lilly he had heard music just before the bomb went off; a janitor reveals he had seen a music box in the locker which exploded. The Cold Case team realizes they need to find a link among the seemingly unconnected victims.
User ratings: 136
Average rating: 8.0
A young woman, who is abused by her father, begins to date a young man who turns out to be a neo-Nazi.
User ratings: 135
Average rating: 8.0
Andy in C Minor
New evidence indicates that a teenager who disappeared in 2006 from a residential high school for deaf students had been murdered.
User ratings: 197
Average rating: 8.4
The Road
A woman was abducted in 2007 from her engagement party and is presumed murdered.
User ratings: 163
Average rating: 8.6
Bad Reputation
A drug bust discovers that an ex-convict had been murdered soon after being released in 1997. The investigation discovers that he had been attempting to reestablish a relationship with his teenage son, who had been five years old when he went to prison, against the wishes of the boy's mother and stepfather. The detectives also learn that a former associate had been attempting to lure him back into the life of crime.
User ratings: 131
Average rating: 7.6
In 1962, a woman's death is ruled a suicide. Her granddaughter asks the team to investigate her suicide after she provides them with newer evidence she hopes will prove that her grandmother's suicide was actually a murder.
User ratings: 149
Average rating: 8.3
Ghost of My Child
A fire which killed the child of a junkie is reopened when she claims to have seen him alive in the park.
User ratings: 134
Average rating: 8.4
Glory Days
The team reopens a the 1973 case of a murdered football player after new evidence surfaces that shows that he may have been killed later than originally thought.
User ratings: 113
Average rating: 7.7
True Calling
Rush and the team investigate an inner-city school teacher's death, originally believed to be a carjacking gone bad, after a former student finds her keys.
User ratings: 120
Average rating: 8.4
Wednesday's Women
Rush and the team investigate the 1964 murder case of a young woman working with Freedom schools.
User ratings: 138
Average rating: 8.3
Roller Girl
The Cold Case team investigates a 1979 case where a young girl who loved roller skating at the local disco roller rink was found dead.
User ratings: 122
Average rating: 7.9
Shore Leave
Remains found in an oil drum at the Philadelphia are identified, by dog tags, as belonging to Jimmy Tully, a Marine who went AWOL while on leave in 1951, opening up a murder case for the first time. Among the witnesses and suspects are members of his unit, his sergeant, a beautiful girl and a jealous guy from a Navy bar that the victim visited while on leave. As usual, all of these people are still alive and in Philadelphia. In the end, the murderer confesses and Tully's family can be proud of him, finally.
User ratings: 130
Average rating: 8.2
The Dealer
The crew find bones in a car that was about to be crushed.
User ratings: 112
Average rating: 8.0
One Small Step
The team reopens the case of a murdered 12-year-old boy when a new clue is given to the cop who worked on the case.
User ratings: 122
Average rating: 8.0
Triple Threat
The team reopen a 1989 murder case of a young Russian opera singer.
User ratings: 137
Average rating: 8.0
Pin Up Girl
A fan of a 50s pin up girl comes forward with a new lead in the shooting death of the girl. A photo revealing the killer may not have been a random break in as believed. Could it have been her photographer, manager, best friend or stalker?
User ratings: 132
Average rating: 8.1
Street Money
The team investigates the 2005 murder of a young politician.
User ratings: 88
Average rating: 7.8
The bone of a woman is discovered in the incinerator of an old hotel. She is a missing stewardess, thought to have eloped to Spain with a boyfriend in 1960.
User ratings: 116
Average rating: 7.9
Lotto Fever
The team resume investigation of a murder case: In 2007, an automobile mechanic won big money on the lotto. But, after six months, he had spent it all and was shot dead.
User ratings: 108
Average rating: 7.8
Breaking News
Lilly and the Cold Case detectives look into the murder of 1980's news reporter Jane Everett, who was strangled after learning the truth of a plastics factory's asbestos pollution.
User ratings: 94
Average rating: 7.6
The Brush Man
A very successful brush salesman, very popular with the ladies on his route, went missing with no trace. His remains are found when a duck pond is drained; the team seeks to solve the 1967 murder. Fingerprints reveal the victim had a violent past, gave most of his earnings away, and had no personal life. Suspects from his route include a belligerent Vietnam vet with hoarder tendencies and a jealous, controlling husband.
User ratings: 127
Average rating: 8.1
Witness Protection
When her son goes missing, a distraught mother comes to the Cold Case squad about her husband's death. Agreeing to testify against a mob boss had earned their being in the Witness Protection Program. When a chance glimpse at a track meet of a lower-level mobster panicked the witness, they fled the WPP and the husband disappeared. Mom found a death report on her son's computer matching her husband. The mob boss is set for trial in Providence, RI and they fear the son is seeking revenge.
User ratings: 98
Average rating: 7.8
In 1976, a smart honor student made a very poor choice in falling in and living with a notorious biker gang called "Jackals". Newly released from serving a 30-year prison sentence, her father finds a photo which had been secretly added to his belongings by a fellow inmate. The photo is of the father's then 17-year-old daughter standing by a biker wearing a Jackals biker jacket which had been taken shortly before her vicious murder. Photo in hand, the father comes to the team to reopen this closed file.
User ratings: 127
Average rating: 7.7
Officer Down
Detective Will Jeffries give fellow Detective Nick Vera a ride home. Will stops in a convenience store for milk as Nick had drank the last of Will's milk at work. Sitting in the car, Nick hears gunshots and races into the store to find the store owner dead and Will bleeding on the floor. The store owner, Pops, had helped Will go straight in his youth, so this was more than just a stop for milk, it was also a friendly hello to a valued friend. The team finds this is more than a simple robbery as young toughs feature into the crime.
User ratings: 120
Average rating: 8.5
Mind Games
After a homeless shelter volunteer sees a schizophrenic college roommate (Pete Skennel) who was suspected of the arson-murder of his therapist (Julie Ramirez), he contacts the Cold Case team. The team learns there was a relapsed drug addict working at Tranquility House, a female patient stalking Ramirez, a fellow psych she had been involved with, and controversy over her music therapy. Lilly ignores orders to commit Skennel in order to continue getting information and discovers his hallucinations are based on reality.
User ratings: 95
Average rating: 7.7
A real-estate developer's body is discovered, and it turns out he was the creator of a planned suburban community who was killed in the late 1950's.
User ratings: 114
Average rating: 8.0
Stealing Home
Gonzalo Luque and his cousin both had a promising career in baseball in Cuba. Both stow away in boats for Florida hoping to touch soil before they can be turned away or caught by authorities. Gonzalo makes it to shore but alas his cousin is caught by U.S. authorities and turned back to Cuba. His cousin eventually does make it to the states. Gonzalo has left a wife and son to pursue his baseball career which is going well when he turns up dead in a field, fatally injured with a baseball bat. The team are questioning his agent, his mistress, cousin and anyone who would want to harm Gonzalo.
User ratings: 97
Average rating: 7.6
November 22
A pool hustler is killed on the same day as President Kennedy in 1963.
User ratings: 99
Average rating: 7.9
The Long Blue Line
The Detectives investigate a case from 2005, where one of the two first female cadets admitted into the Philly Military Institute (PMI) body was discovered in a cemetery. Kate Butler tried to live up to her father's standards and prove that she had what it took to be one of the "GUYS." Kate befriends an Afro-American cadet (Keith Henderson) who needed a tutor for calculus and she needed someone to talk to. Someone attached Kate in the shower with a saber and her hand was sliced. Keith found her and tried to help her get back to her room and they couldn't get the bleeding to stop so she had to go to the infirmary and was caught by other cadets since he had to go back into the Women's Latrine to retrieve his calculus book. Keith went to Commandant Murillo and reported the incident. Kate was called in by Commandant Murillo but lied and broke the code of honor. Commandant Murillo appointed James Addison to watch over her and protect her. James Looked forward to having her in his room so she could have someone to talk to as she was assigned to "Shine Duty" but she refused to give up what happened or who attacked her. Lilly Rush was going over the sign out logs and thinks she found the person who was responsible for attacking Kate. As she is on her way to go talk to that person, she is forced off the road and her car careens over a bridge and plunges into the water.
User ratings: 135
Average rating: 8.4
Into the Blue
Lilly Rush manages to escape from the car after it plunges in the river. She's taken to the doctor's office and continues to investigate the case with the rest of the team. We see flashbacks of Lilly's childhood and the moment when she first met her boss, John Stillman. As usual, the team solves the case.
User ratings: 126
Average rating: 8.3
The Crossing
The Cold Case team investigates the murder of a young girl who died in the Sixties while taking a boat trip. Meanwhile Rush becomes obsessed with getting revenge on the man who nearly killed her.
User ratings: 96
Average rating: 7.8
Hood Rats
The 1995 murder of an unidentified runaway is reopened when his brother presents proof of his identity.
User ratings: 110
Average rating: 8.1
The team reopens the 2004 case of a teen who was wrongly sent to a juvenile detention center where he was killed and before Valens could make good on his promise to get him released.
User ratings: 94
Average rating: 8.1
A young jazz musician, whose father is a strict clergyman, was beaten to death by a bottle in 1970. The investigation is reopened at the request of the son of the victim. Meanwhile, an unexpected person comes to meet Rush.
User ratings: 108
Average rating: 7.9
The death of a WWII female pilot is investigated, and it turns out that at the time, many of the male pilots had a sexist attitude about girls flying planes.
User ratings: 103
Average rating: 8.0
Dead Heat
The 1986 murder of a jockey is investigated after his body is discovered in a mass grave for horses. The victim disappeared shortly after after losing a race that he had planned to be his finale before retiring.
User ratings: 77
Average rating: 7.7
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.
User ratings: 108
Average rating: 8.1
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.
User ratings: 98
Average rating: 8.0
The team re investigates the death of a young man who was an outstanding debater and was being offered a college scholarship who supposedly killed himself. When someone tells them that he feared for his life.
User ratings: 90
Average rating: 7.9
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.
User ratings: 88
Average rating: 7.5
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.
User ratings: 93
Average rating: 8.0
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.
User ratings: 106
Average rating: 8.2
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.
User ratings: 82
Average rating: 7.8
The team looks into the death of a teenage circus aerialist; Rush faces possible charges in another case.
User ratings: 99
Average rating: 8.1
Two Weddings
Louie, a colleague and friend of the Cold Case team, is getting married to a woman whose husband died mysteriously right before the wedding. Was it a coincidence, or was it murder? Will Louie be next?
User ratings: 89
Average rating: 8.0
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.
User ratings: 98
Average rating: 7.9
The Cold Case Team reopens a fatal 2006 arson case they find new evidence that indicates that the original suspect may have been wrongly convicted. It sends Vera on a bender, desperate to make things right so the team sets out to solve another 'cold case'.
User ratings: 104
Average rating: 8.5
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, on Part One of a two-part episode.
User ratings: 108
Average rating: 8.1
After determining a serial killer's identity, the team works with the FBI to apprehend him and protect potential targets.
User ratings: 101
Average rating: 8.3
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.
User ratings: 102
Average rating: 8.1
Almost Paradise
Pictures developed from a disposable camera leads the team to reopen the investigation into the death of a prom queen, who was the victim of a hit-and-run accident. Lily's troubled sister reappears, but she is reticent to assist her.
User ratings: 106
Average rating: 8.1
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.
User ratings: 123
Average rating: 8.6
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