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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 Lilly Rush (156 episodes, 2003-2010)
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 John Stillman (156 episodes, 2003-2010)
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 Nick Vera (156 episodes, 2003-2010)
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 Will Jeffries (156 episodes, 2003-2010)
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 Scotty Valens (151 episodes, 2003-2010)
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 Kat Miller (106 episodes, 2005-2010)
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Lilly Rush is a Philadelphia police detective working for the department's homicide squad and being assigned 'cold cases': crimes that were committed many years before and have not been solved. Lilly must try to re-think the crime scenes and interview other people involved with the victims to find a link to solving the cases. Written by Anonymous

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Songs played in each episode generally come from the year the crime took place, with some notable exceptions where the soundtrack features a particular artist or theme instead of a year: Season 6 episode "Wings" features the music of Frank Sinatra, Season 5's "Thrill Kill" features only Nirvana tracks, Season 4 featured episodes containing the music of U2 and Bob Dylan, Season 3 featured episodes containing the music of John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen, as well as the episode "Wilkommen" which featured music from "Cabaret", Season 2 had an exclusively Johnny Cash themed episode, as well as "Creatures of the night" which was set around the Rocky Horror Picture show theatrical phenomenon, and features music from the Film soundtrack. See more »

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Frequently, in various episodes, the detectives say that a gun is registered to someone (or that someone has no registered guns, or the like). There is no gun registration in Pennsylvania; it's prohibited by state law. See more »

Quotes

Scotty Valens: Did your dad follow up with this guy?
Daniel: Not that I heard about.
Nick Vera: If I spent five years in a box getting tortured while some guy is taking my wife to dinner...
Scotty Valens: I'd follow up.
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Referenced in 21 & Over (2013) See more »

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Nara
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by E.S. Posthumus
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Riveting and touching with great stories and performances
12 September 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I starting watching COLD CASE while in a hotel room at a conference. When I returned home I found that my wife had also begin watching the very same episode. So we started making it our regular Sunday viewing. It is in a word - fantastic! The mood, the music, the actors, the back stories and the weird plots draw you in each week. In addition they work in themes that are important but they never beat you over the head with them. So far i have seen stories on the ease of getting guns and how they harm society, child abuse, pedophiles, and racism. But I never feel I am being preached to. The episode about the little boy sold into sexual slavery by his uncle and the tragic way this evil pedophile ruined his and others lives will stay with me forever. It was very heartbreaking. The opening credits and the great music by ES Posthumus ( as well as the songs that set the time, place and mood throughout the episodes) are eerie and evocative and just wonderful. I love this show.


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