The team investigates a body of a woman which is found in a cruise ship's engine room which hasn't been in service for over 40 years, when it is being refurbished. The body is identified as that of a woman who was a passenger in 1966. So they talk to her friend who was traveling with her and some of the ship's crew. At the same time, Lily is testifying at the hearing of the man who tried to kill her.
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.
When a plane wreckage is discovered. They find out that it went down during World War II and that it was piloted by a woman who's a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots or WASP. When they learn that the plane was tampered with they suspect that someone wanted to get rid of her. So they talk to survivors and learn that they had to endure a lot of hardship from the male pilots who trained them who didn't believe they should be flying.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 fiancé, whom they learn died hours after canceling the nuptials.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.