Cold Case (2003–2010)

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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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Series cast summary:
 Lilly Rush (156 episodes, 2003-2010)
 John Stillman (156 episodes, 2003-2010)
 Nick Vera (156 episodes, 2003-2010)
 Will Jeffries (156 episodes, 2003-2010)
 Scotty Valens (151 episodes, 2003-2010)
 Kat Miller (106 episodes, 2005-2010)


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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Silas Weir Mitchell auditioned to play Nick Vera. See more »


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 »


Henry Floyd: What are you looking at?
Lilly Rush: [whispers] A dead man. And get those feet off my table.
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Referenced in Family Guy: Road to Rupert (2007) See more »


(Credits Music)
by E.S. Posthumus
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24 August 2004 | by (Salida, CA) – See all my reviews

I didn't get into Cold Case until half way through the first season but I LOVE it! It has quickly become my first choice when I turn on the TiVo - surpassing all the Law & Orders and Without a Trace..... I found the use of music to bring you back to whatever era the crime was committed to be terribly effective and the last few minutes of each episode are haunting.

My favorite "effect" ( not sure what to call it ) is when they are talking to a family member or suspect currently but briefly flash to what they looked like at the time of the crime - it helps to keep track of all the characters. Lily Rush's acting is, at times, stiff but improves as the series progresses - almost as if she is getting more comfortable with herself......

The episode "Fly Away" was the best. The first scene is a mother and 7 year old daughter crashing thru a high window and landing on the sidewalk - it was so scary and haunting that I couldn't watch it a second time around and I kept thinking about it for days later. ( I do that often with this show - how many times does that happen watching TV these days? )

In short, I think this series is excellent and will continue to watch avidly :)

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