The Cold Case team investigates a 1960's case of a young débutant who fell to her death. They also discover that the girl's mother was very traditional and expected her daughter to follow order.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Elizabeth Vine - 1968
Travis Whitman - 1968
Lillian Vine - 1968 (as Kelly Miller)
Landon - 1968
Travis Whitman - 2006
Lillian Vine - 2006
Matthew - 1968
Landon - 2006
Chip - 1968


A mother's dream of seeing her daughter presented at a Debutante ball has tragic results. Being the daughter of a prominent astronaut as well as her mother's prodding succeeds in her invitation to be one of the Debutantes. But there is tension within the society girls as well as one of the men who has been harboring the known secret within the set that he is a 'Jew' which should have made him ineligible. (A sign of the times.) The Debutante is dead from a fall at the base of a staircase as her name was announced. Written by

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29 January 2006 (USA)  »

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Emma Vine was murdered on December 14, 1968. See more »


Lilly Rush: Lillian said Emma was wearing a ring that night. A gold swan with a diamond eye. But it was missing from the body.
Scotty Valens: A lot of people could have taken it. Hotel staff that found the body, paramedics
Lilly Rush: They put out feelers to pawnshops at the time, seeing if someone tried to move it. Came up empty.
Kat Miller: Maybe they waited until the heat died down? I'll check sale records.
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